These are the manic ramblings that go through my head at all hours of the day or night.

 

Things to be thankful for:

  • The love of a good woman.
  • Adorable puppy.
  • The friends who take the time to reach out to you and touch base when you’re feeling down. It’s always a surprise who comes through for you in those moments, but it’s lovely all the same. Thank you so much.
  • Custom band matchbooks came in the mail.
  • Kiss’ “Forever.” I officially renounce my previous antipathy for this band. @smokingintheboysroom will revel in her victory.
  • Wanda Jackson’s “Hard Headed Woman.” That chick seems positively NASTY.

Forgive the positivity. It’s just been a tough few days and I’m trying to reign in anxiety by focusing on the good. I’ll soon be back to my normal, bitter self, neither too angst ridden nor bubbly.

Slowly and surely, Manga is just becoming yet another thing I spent my money on that scares off girls.
I picked up the first book of Detroit Metal City and enjoyed it, though I’ m not entirely sure why. The art isn’t quite there for me and while the conceit is clever, it’s definitely got that over-the-top visual drama of manga that I find grating. Still, the actual “metalness” of the book is pretty great, capturing that absurd primal sexuality, violence and “blackest of the black” bravado that guys like Danzig sew with tongues far from cheek, and that’s kind of nice about it.

Slowly and surely, Manga is just becoming yet another thing I spent my money on that scares off girls.

I picked up the first book of Detroit Metal City and enjoyed it, though I’ m not entirely sure why. The art isn’t quite there for me and while the conceit is clever, it’s definitely got that over-the-top visual drama of manga that I find grating. Still, the actual “metalness” of the book is pretty great, capturing that absurd primal sexuality, violence and “blackest of the black” bravado that guys like Danzig sew with tongues far from cheek, and that’s kind of nice about it.

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!"