The American Crowbar Case →
I’ve decided that, based off the right honorable dirtfarmer’s suggestion, that I’m going to write a song cycle (album/EP/songbooks/merrie melodies) based partially on the bizarre life of Phineas Gage. Wrote the first tune tonight, entitled “The American Crowbar Case,” demos of which will be posted as soon as possible. Whether this will be Match By Match, Red...
Bravos Pizza - One of the few things in Allston I... →
Great pizza, a neighborhood institution. Best pizza in Boston, if not New England. I’m a fan of their standard cheese which is thin, crispy and (like all true neighborhood pizza shops) greasy as hell. Please, do not buy this distinctly modern health-food myth that pizza shouldn’t be greasy. I will freely admit I’ve had delicious non-greasy pizza, but I’m not talking about...
Match By Match's new EP "Books" for $2.99! →
We are officially open for business! Match by Match’s debut EP “Books” is available! Stream and listen to it at myspace.com/matchbymatch or here on facebook. If you like what you hear, you can download the EP at matchbymatch.bandcamp.com for ONLY $2.99 (you can also pay more if ya like, we’d greatly appreciate it). Tell yer friends, spread the word. Thanks.
While I’m deathly afraid of what goes up coming down, I am incredibly happy with my life right now.
Not that it needs saying, but the MTV movie awards, like all award shows aired by MTV America, are a fucking joke. And this isn’t even in the context of bad award shows or crass youth marketing pushes; the MTV movie awards are just bad at what they do, and what they do is terrible. First off, the awards themselves: Best looking scared as s**t? (the word skillfully omitted by the MTV...
The more I listen to them and their back catalogue (not just the hits and singles) the more I realize how innovative the Sex Pistols really were: never has a band been so unashamedly bad and produced such irritating, grating music to such mainstream attention and success. Seriously, they were like the William Hung of the 70s. Why is this band musically important?
High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine
I think that the latest High on Fire record “Snakes for the Divine” is pretty great. Astonishingly brutal, with great licks and little touches of stoner metal and fuzz rock. Like a less proggy Mastodon. I’m coining a new genre for it: Dalekcore. “EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!”
Swamp Thing to Return to Mainstream DCU: Great,... →
I personally think this could be a perfectly fine move if they avoided the usual idiot zealotry DD is known for. Marvel has the right idea when it comes to the interaction between the MAX titles and their 616 counterparts. The Punisher is a pitch-perfect example: I love reading the Punisher as a Frankenstein monster fighting zombies as much as I love reading about him as an aging vigilante trying...
Splice: A wacky romantic comedy gone horribly...
Splice was… interesting. Several thoughts: 1. Adrien Brody, an academy award winning actor, read the script for this movie and went, “Huh. So I get to do it with a half-human genetic mutation type-babe? WHERE DO I SIGN UP?” 2. Dren WAS kind of a babe, in a way that made me feel… deeply uncomfortable. 3. Several of the audience members didn’t seem to get some of...