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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 7/13/11

Greetings, all, as always, I hope everybody is faring well and keeping your heads up amidst these life-changing events around us, both good and bad.

Not much to comment on this week as my body is wracked from the move and I nearly plucked my eyeball out with a screwdriver over the weekend, instead gouging the side of my nose. The pain was nothing after the first few minutes, though it was an ugly, bloody cut. In the end, sobering to realize the minute fraction of inches between annoying graze and a very serious accident. So I'm thanking God and the universe for bailing me out of that one and moving forward.

We'll be picking up the leftover agenda here at The Metal Minute and likely add the new Arch Enemy to the schedule as well, so do come back. Lata...

Anthrax - Among the Living
Anthrax - Fistful of Metal
Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
Anthrax - We've Come For You All
White Orange - s/t
Bad Company - Live at Wembley
Kyuss - Blues For the Red Sun
Kyuss - And the Circus Leaves Town
Rush - Caress of Steel
Rush - Fly By Night
Rush - A Farewell to Kings
Wendy Carlos - Tron soundtrack
Daft Punk - Tron: Legacy soundtrack
Tron: Legacy Reconfigured
Beatles - Help!
Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
Beatles - Rubber Soul
Beatles - Revolver
Ramones - s/t
Ramones - Leave Home
Ramones - Rocket to Russia
Ramones - Road to Ruin
Young Fresh Fellows - This One's For the Ladies
Kraftwerk - Tour de France
Division of Laura Lee - Black City
The Civil Wars - Barton Hallow


taotechuck said...

Thanks for the heads-up on The Civil Wars, Ray. I've only listened once so far, but it's definitely good. Their voices work really well together.

The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
Grateful Dead - Europe '72
Grateful Dead - Wake of the Flood
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 4
Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
Peggy Lee - Sings with Benny Goodman
The Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972
Messiaen - Turangalîla Symphony (Nagano)
Puccini - La Boheme (Von Karajan, Pavarotti, Freni)
Bach - Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (Faust)
Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer
Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson
k.d. lang - Absolute Torch and Twang
k.d. lang - Hymns of the 49th Parallel
Keren Ann - 101

cjk_44 said...

In Flames – Sounds of a Playground Fading
Queensr├┐che – Dedicated to Chaos
Devin Townsend Project – Deconstruction
Devin Townsend Project – Ghost
Daft Punk – Tron: Legacy (soundtrack)
Firewind – Days of Defiance
Black Country Communion – 2
Intronaut – Valley of Smoke
Dream Theater – Octavarium
Pig Destroyer – Terrifyer
Bloodbath – Resurrection Through Carnage
Teeth of the Hydra – Greenland
Meshuggah – Contradictions Collapse
Engine – s/t
The Who – Who Are You
Rush – 2112
AC/DC – Flick of the Switch
North Mississippi Allstars – Shake Hands With Shorty
The Robert Cray Band – Strong Persuader
BoDeans – Go Slow Down

Watching: Ghost @ FortaRock, Holland 7/2/11 - via YouTube

Reading: “Life” by Keith Richards

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Chuck, I love that album. Would that this wasn't The Metal Minute, I would give The Civil Wars Album of the Month honors.

cjk, give me your thoughts on Daft Punk's Tron score.

Metal Mark said...

In solitude-The world, the flesh, the devil
Iron Maiden-s/t and a Matter of life of death
Twisted Tower Dire-Make it dark
Metal Church-demo
Admiral Browning-Battle Stations
Iron Claw-A different game
Snake Nation-s/t
Savage Steel-Begins with a nightmare

Alfred Hitchcock films
U.F.O. the complete series

Reading -
several sci-fi novels at the same time and some Justice Society graphic novels

cjk_44 said...

ray, i am not too familar with Daft Punk to provide an informed comment nor have i seen Tron: Legacy. but from what little i do know i am impressed with Daft Punk scaling their music back enough to be more *moody* versus some of their older more *pulsating* material.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Precisely. In comparison Wendy Carlos' first Tron score, this one's almost maudlin at times, but it's truly a heroic score. The film is fun if you don't ask a lot from it. They could've done worse, but Daft Punk really brought a new dimension to the mythos and gave themselves monster cred. I'm damned near obsessed with that score.