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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 4/13/11

Howdy-do, readers, and hails from the sopping wet east coast. The yard looks like a toilet bowl in dire need of a flush from all this rain, though I will never complain in light of Japan and all the countries who have suffered tsunami and hurricane ravage. Those are always humbling reminders that certain nuisances of the weather may be annoying as hell, but in the end we should always be thankful when Nature opens the sun later and dries it all up so we can go on with our lives. Not everybody's so fortunate.

Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with Dez Fafara of Devildriver for Noisecreep and I'd say my favorite points of our conversation were random sidebars about our families and current movie picks. Dez sent me after the True Grit remake and I returned the favor with a recommendation of Let Me In. Good times. The interview is currently live at in their interview section. Get some! A special thanks to Carlos at Noisecreep for the assignment.

Stay tuned for more madness coming up this week here at The Metal Minute!

A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step
A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms
Ghost - Opus Eponymous
Duff McKagan's Fully Loaded - The Taking
Brian Robertson - Diamonds and Dirt
Pushking - The World As We Love It
Josh Freese - My New Friends EP
Rush - Moving Pictures
Rush - Permanent Waves
Rush - Hemispheres
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
Rush - Signals
Brian Setzer - 13
Lee Rocker - Black Cat Bone
Scorpions - Blackout
Scorpions - Love at First Sting
Cake - Fashion Nugget
Cake - Comfort Eagle
Cake - Prolonging the Magic
Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent
Rocket From the Crypt - RFTC
Rocket From the Crypt - Scream Dracula Scream
Rocket From the Crypt - Live From Camp X-Ray
Peter Murphy - Dust
Peter Murphy - Unshattered


cjk_44 said...

Wino – Adrift
Thomas Giles – Pulse
Rosetta – A Determinism of Morality
Mastodon – Crack the Skye
Intronaut – The Challenger
Candiria – What Doesn’t Kill You …
Deadlock – Earth.Revolt
Deftones – s/t
Emperor – IX Equilibrium
Angel Dust – Enlighten the Darkness
The Gathering – if_then_else
Machines of Loving Grace – Gilt
Pearl Jam – Live at the Orpheum Theater (4/12/94)
Violent Femmes – s/t
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band – Like A Rock
Eric Johnson – Ah Via Musicom
Weird Al Yankovic – In 3-D
Jazz is Dead – Blue Light Rain

Ray, we all have it pretty good, nature-wise. thanks for putting things in perspective.

Ray, it's been ages since i've listened to A Perfect Circle. gotta get those discs off the shelf.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Dang, brutha, you were right there as I posted, ha!!! Glad to see you as always and a freakin' awesome playlist, dude. I used to have that Weird Al album on vinyl. Shame he's been treated as a novelty. He really is a clever guy. Have fun on your APC trip. They're hitting the road anytime now.

And with the weather, yeah, it's annoying to empty buckets of overfill despite having a sump pump and yeah, it hits you with 10 extra minutes of commuting, and yeah, your kids drive you nuts when they can't get out, but if all that means we still have roofs over our heads, then it's a win.

Metal Mark said...

Artillery-My blood
King Kobra-s/t and Motor City strike
Deep Purple-In Rock
Witch-The hex is on
Judas Priest-Defenders of the faith
Evil Survives-Metal Vengeance
Sint Vitus-Born too late
Death Mask-Sitting in the dark

taotechuck said...

Carlisle Floyd - Susannah
Dr. Dog - Fate
Dr. Dog - We All Belong
Donny Hathaway - Everything Is Everything
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972
Old 97s - Blame It On Gravity
Seal - s/t (debut)
Elton John - Caribou
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Elton John - The Captain and the Kid
Elton John - Rock of the Westies
Pigeonhed - The Full Sentence
Dresden Dolls - No Virginia...
Puccini - La Boheme (Beecham)
v/a - Twistable Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein

bob_vinyl said...

Elton John - Caribou
Elton John - Captain Fantastic
Elton John - Rock of the Westies
Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What
TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
Circle Jerks - Wonderful

cjk_44 said...

Ray, thanks for the kudos for my list. i've been making a conscious effort to listen to all of my music, non-alphabetically! some weeks are better than others for variety.

i tried what DPTH is doing about 7 years ago and about drove myself nuts because by the time i got to Dark Tranquillity i went on a Death, Opeth, Lamb of God, Sentenced, etc. spree because it had taken me forever to get to the D's.

although i'm not the biggest Weird Al fan i've always been a fan of listening to artists interpret other artist's songs (including parodies).

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

I told Dpth I did that before when this blog started out with a CD Shelf Cleanup exercise where I listened to everything in succession and posted my results as a keeper or tosser. I only got to the Bs it was that many, lol...