Friday, March 2, 2012

There was a blog here, right?

I doubt many people (If anyone) will actually read this, but here goes....

First off, I am not making a triumphant return. I'm not saying that I won't in the future, but I'm not right now. Instead, if you actually like the music that I posted about enough to remember who who the hell I am, and you want more, I am currently on the air waves. Assuming you aren't within stalking distance, you can listen online HERE every Wednesday night 10 PM to 1 AM Central time. Just click the "listen live" button.

I've actually been doing this since September, but I didn't post it here because I tend to enjoy anonymity. I'm not entirely sure why I decided to reveal myself (That sounds way dirtier than it is.) but now that I have, there's no stopping me. Who knows? Perhaps I'll get rich and famous from all that mad blogosphere money one day.

If you do happen to still follow this blog, what's wrong with you? Eight months of silence didn't say something to you?! Well, if you DID last that long, tune in on Wednesday and give us a call!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Gay Paris

Gay Paris has been describes as, “if Sabbath was injected like cortisone into Tom Waits' rump then [this] is what he would barf!” Which actually sums them up rather well. The band has recently released its first album, The Skeleton's Problematic Granddaughter, and ever since, it has spent a great deal of time playing on loop for me.
“We're bringing art back to music and rock back to rock n' roll. We're putting the Devil in a sweet red dress and heels made for cloven hooves and makin' God dance with him until they put their differences aside and make sweet, blasphemous love in plain sight. We know what the people need even if they don't want it yet.” - WH Monks, frontman for Gay Paris
My First Wife? She Was A Foxqueen!

House Fire In The Origami District

This last song, Soliloquy from Ether Station is one of my favorite songs from the album due to its somewhat hellish bluegrass/gospel sound.  

 08 Soliloquy From Ether Station by PressRecordOnline

pre-posting/post-writing edit:

Okay, I'm getting pretty tired of using this excuse, but once again, the notion of cramming an entire semester into 14 school days tends to take up a very large portion of  my time. This time around, it looks like the juggernaut of the class is a 15+ page paper. (In addition to tests and homework.) At least it's a physical class though. Still, I've spent four years in college avoiding writing papers! (At least those that weren't tied to the English Competency Exam.) I hate "forced writing". I can do it when it's on my terms, but between writers' block, and a tendency to answer questions in as few words as possible, I've never been all that great when it came to assigned papers.

Anywho, at least for now, I will have to simply reveal my gratitude for the abundance of seafood, and take my leave. Hopefully I'll be back when my workload decreases. (This may, or may not be during the summer. Given my track record thus far, I will make no more promises.) I still think I have a couple albums/bands that I really wanted to post earlier, so I might get around to posting those soon-ish, and sparse updates are always a possibility, but I have no clue when you can expect regular updates again.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Flogging Molly - Speed Of Darkness

As, I'm sure many of you know, I am a huge fan of the Irish punk band, Flogging Molly. Well, as it turns out, their newest album, Speed of Darkness, got released today. While I'm thrilled to have new Molly to listen to, I'd be lying if I said I've instantly fallen in love with it. Speed of Darkness is MUCH softer than the rest of their discography. With that being said, it's by no means bad. Quite the opposite, really. The album is filled with beautiful songs...It's just missing those fun, energetic drinking anthems that I've come to know and love.

So Sail On

The Cradle of Humankind.....I think this has become my favorite on the disk.

This Present State of Grace

There are, perhaps, two or three songs that are somewhat more energetic than what I posted, but nothing that comes anywhere close to the likes of Drunken Lullabies.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Celtic Pink Floyd

Celtic Pink Floyd is a new band that has just recently released their first, self-titled, album. As the name suggests, they perform covers of classic Pink Floyd songs with a mix of traditional Celtic and modern rock instruments. I'm not quite sure there's much more I can say about this band, other than you would truly by doing yourself a disservice if you didn't go and check these guys out.

Wish You Were Here

Another Brick In The Wall (Pt. 2)

And finally, On The Turning Away, which is just behind Wish You Were Here as my favorite on the album. After scouring teh interwebz, I FINALLY found the .mp3 available for streaming.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Let's try this again...

Okay, so as I mentioned before, I'm taking some summer classes that jam an entire semester into one month. The first one that I took was International Business, and it was an online class, which I HATE. As if weekly tests that covered six chapters each wasn't enough, we also had group projects--which were made more difficult than normal, as we never actually saw each other. Anywho, I survived. Even though I'm starting a new class on Tuesday, it's going to be a physical class, so I SHOULD be able to juggle class and this blog.

In other news, I do have a handful of new bands/albums for you all, but I think I'm going to wait until tomorrow to start posting them. For now, however, here's a couple animated videos that I found:

The Saga Of Biorn

Blood Trail

Monday, May 9, 2011

Van Helsing's Curse

I really have no clue how I came this far without posting this oddity. Van Helsing's Curse was a side project of Twisted Sister's Dee Snider. Unfortunately, they only made a single album, Oculus Infernum, which was a concept album that Wikipedia summarizes as, "[Telling] the fictional story of a young boy, orphaned after an entity murders all the adults in his town. The child then wanting revenge comes upon one of the descendants of Van Helsing and teams with him to try and put an end to the entity". They used to do live performances of the album around Halloween, but have since quit due to a "lack of demand". I don't know about you, but I would absolutely love to see something like this.

Tubular Hell

Let Me Pray

As there's only one album, and it doesn't differ very much from the above examples, I'll stop there. I suppose this won't be for everyone, but then again when do I ever post something that is?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Why Is The Rum Always Gone? part 5

So, first thing first. You might notice a new button on the right. I have finally given in and created a Facebook page. I won't promise anything more than a cross posting of my blag, but hey, if you're one of *those people* that embrace the book of faces, then by all means start spreading my word across your unholy land.

Now, onto today's post. It's Saturday, and that means another rum-filled post! Today's rum: Blackheart spiced rum. I swear to you, contrary to what these reviews have been, I've never been a huge spiced rum fan. Alas, however, I'm still recovering from a bit of a financial ass kicking I received last summer, and spiced rum tends to be cheap. Combine that with not wanting to review something I don't currently have (As, trust me, those would be shit reviews.) and we're kinda stuck with spiced. With all that being said, I promise that I'll avoid the Captain. (Save Private Stock.) as no amount of coke will ever make that a respectable drink.

The very first thing that I should mention about this rum is that it's about $13 for a 750 mL and there's a $10 mail in rebate attached. So $3 for a bottle of 93 proof rum? I'm trying it. Period. End of story. (With rebate, that gives Blackheart a 10/5 on the Broke College Student Scale...If you can't find a bottle with a rebate, I'll give it 3.5. Maybe I'm just a bit skewed after finding out that something as cheap as Aristocrat is actually drinkable.)

As for the taste: There is some flavor (caramel apple?) that dominates all the other spices. Even when mixed, it's very prominent. When I looked up other Blackheart reviews online, this flavor, whatever it is, and the sweetness of the drink were the two largest focal points. Some people loved it, some...didn't. Since I brought up the sweetness, I might as well, talk about that next. It's definitely much sweeter than one would expect a 93 proof anything to be.When I say "sweet" I mean, "You can actually forgo the coke, if you want." That would turn many people off, but I dunno. I kinda see some potential with it as far as mixing goes. Maybe in some kind of hard cider? Dunno. (Oh, and with it being so sweet and high proof, the drunkability is going to be VERY subjective, so I'll skip that score.)