Sunday, July 5, 2015

In Layman's Terms: Ya Really Can't Make This Shit Up pt.2

In Layman's Terms: Ya Really Can't Make This Shit Up pt.2:             Hello, internet people! If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed a lack of activity on my account lately. This is becau...

Ya Really Can't Make This Shit Up pt.2

           Hello, internet people! If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed a lack of activity on my account lately. This is because I've been in jail since 6/26. I was bonded out a few days ago, but am no longer allowed at the house I was living in. Apparently they've changed the laws as far as evicting people, so now if someone that owns the property you live in decides (even on a whim) they no longer desire to have you reside in/on their property, they can kick you out on the street and/or have you arrested for trespassing. I was arrested for 'Domestic Violence, 3rd Degree' (a misdemeanor, thank God, but they're starting to pile up) for basically smashing all the windows out of my wife's practically brand new Hyundai Elantra (The only remorse I feel is for the car itself, which I love(d) dearly. The thing handles like a BMW, and is stable at 120 Mph as anything I've ever driven. I take it out for impromptu leisure drives all the time, as it is an absolute joy to drive: More on that later)
 "So what might provoke a (presumably, probably) sane man such as myself to do something so foolish?", one may ask.
           My wife had taken in a person off the street a couple nights before. We occasionally will take someone in for a day or two that has nowhere to go if were sure they're  just an average person who's had some bad luck and not a crackhead and/ or wandering maniac. I'm pretty good at judging the distinction, as I've been the former and have known many of the latter throughout my life. Anyway, I figured out pretty quickly that this woman was a drug addict the night wifey brought her home. She told us her husband was in the hospital for being beaten on the street (in the projects) for having a wad of money. Two reasons this is a red flag: 1) If you have no place to live, how did you come across a substantial sum of cash and why go to the worst place to be if it is not where you are from with said money? 2) If your husband is in the hospital in a coma as you say, you can stay there,  they won't make you leave. (I know first hand). Whatever the case, I informed her parents (she wont listen to me) wifey had brought in someone who is probably a drug addict and needs to take her to the shelter or any other place that isn't full of my personal belongings. This apparently angered my wife to no end. I didn't find out until the next morning when she was yelling at me to get up because my color had came up (random drug testing by the state) and when I told her I have the entire day to go down there and there is no need to rush, she responds by kicking me square in the nose whilst I'm still laying in the bed. Stunned, I jump up and shove her to the floor (this is the only time I touched her) and sprint to the kitchen in search of my keys. She pursues me, hitting me in the back with something (I dunno what it was, but it left cuts) and somehow manages to find my keys before me. I tell her to give me the keys and of course she refuses, I know better than to wrestle with her, as if a hair on her head is out of place, she can have me thrown in jail. So I say 'Alright Mothafucker' (and THIS is where it gets fucked up)
         
I exit the house with a 10lb dumbbell in my hand, and throw it through her front passenger window. I inform her I will continue to break her windows until she relinquishes my keys. She refuses of course, so I begin removing the decorative bricks that make up our walkway from the driveway to the house, and shatter the front driver window. I tell her "All you gotta do is gimmie the keys so I can leave and I'll stop, you're at about $500 damage right now but it can get a lot higher!) She STILL REFUSES, so I proceed to shatter all the door windows, windshield, back glass AND front headlights (her asshole father has enough money to buy her lawsuit-filing, disability-claiming,pill-popping redneck a HOUSE, he's got more than enough to fix this) She responds by calling the cops and (ironically) getting us BOTH arrested.

             Conclusion tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Why you gotta be like that, Huntsville?

2014 was a year of let downs in many ways. I'm starting this year with a new job, working on new art,concepts. I'm still not sure what my 'gift' or destiny is, but I know for a fact that God is in control. I'm not sure if I'm going to be a welder or a writer six months from now, either way I'm not worried. I'm grateful for what I have, and know I have it because God allows me to have it. I've met so many people in this life, from different parts of the world and I'm still amazed at how much I have in common with people from Somalia, Mexico, Nigeria, India,Greece. I'm also surprised at the fact that I generally enjoy the company of these foreigners more than that of my spoiled, whiny,petty,jealous,directionless,insecure,unmotivated,ignorant,stealing,unloyal, sissy ass,lazy,backstabbing redneck pill-popping drug addicted peers. I'm finished dealing with people who just can't seem to cope with the fact that I exist. If you want to hate me because your large friends with frail egos tell you to go ahead, hate it up all you want. I tried to support your lil scene, your bands, venues,etc, and in return I got raked over the coals. I don't seek vengeance, as I was on drugs/alcohol myself. I was basically 'caught slippin' as they say. I love attending shows. I've been doing it since 94 and will prolly be stage diving until I'm immobile. So if you see me at a show in Nashville, Atlanta, Birmingham or even Huntsville, don't approach me talkin about whatever happened at the Copper Top, (I'm still banned from the place) or some bullshit someone told you about me or how I'm a racist Republican homicidal maniac butcher but still a scared pussy depending on whatever makes them look good & Me look bad * The moral of the story is that I have no control over what ppl say about me, nor do I wish to hear the latest gossip/bullshit concerning Huntsville's seemingly endless supply of shitty bands/members. Random Conflict,Send More Cops, Hall of Two Truths ,Chaos Inception are awesome bands that I want to support. The social scavengers have made it all but impossible. What a shame

Saturday, July 19, 2014

How Many More Planes Must Be Blown Up

Two planes have gone down with no explanation this year. I have seen ZERO physical evidence that implies Flight MH 17 was actually shot down by a surface to air missile. The Muslim Terrorists didn't claim responsibility for PAN AM Flight 103, it was proven by investigation. Al Qaida also didn't claim responsibility for the 9/11 attacks initially. We have TWO planes down under dubious circumstances, yet I'm not hearing the words 'Islamic' or 'terrorism.' The media seems really emphatic and sure that it was definitely a Russian surface to air missile. BULLSHIT. I'm pretty certain at this point that Flight MH 17, as well as MH Flight 370 were destroyed by bombs made by Islamic terrorists. Both missing flights are from Malaysia, where I'm willing to wager security is lax, especially in regard to Muslims.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Death Of Global Warming

The Global Warming idiots aren't giving up. I'm not sure if they know it's bullshit at this point and are just 'towing the line,' or actually believe that after inventing the internet, Al Gore is a climatologist (which is a redundant, bullshit job for folks who have insisted on devoting their lives to studying useless information, but that's another entry.) We always hear the Earth's surface is 70% water, 30% land.
  • Glacial ice covers 10-11 percent of all land.

  • According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), if all glaciers melted today the seas would rise about 230 feet

  • This is if all the ice on both caps melted, which is probably neigh-impossible.
    Even if the claims were true, temp is only increasing by 1 degree Celcius worldwide, which isn't going to even approach being hot enough to melt all the world's ice, or even an amount substantial enough to affect Earth's climate adversely.
    Even if the change in climate were occoring, the change would be so gradual that humanity would have plenty of time to adapt, as we adapt to seasonal changes in weather.
    There is nowhere near adequate evidence that we are causing the overall temprature to rise.
    The answer has become not planting trees (which do absorb carbon isotopes but i imagine would also increase global temp by emitting water vapor,{which is much better at trapping heat than CO2 if I remember correctly} as many plants are known to 'sweat' but that's another blog entry), but involves siphoning (extorting) money from the private sector, the energy industry inparticular. This scheme has proven quite financially successful for Mr.Gore and many others, thanks to academia's lack of guile and the entertainment industry's endorsement.

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Records Every Teen Should Hear Part II:

    METALLICA - Metallica
                Metallica is infallible. This band has been a part of my life for well over 20 years, and probably always will be. I respect these guys immensely, to say the least. They've made a lot of ballsy moves throughout their career, and done what they've wanted knowing they're going to piss off literally millions of people.  I know there's so-called 'fans' that STILL bitch and whine about the bands' musical direction after the band made prog it's gimp with ...And Justice For All, and there always will be. It seems 'Wishing Metallica would go back to the way they sounded on Master of Puppets' has actually become a legitimate phase of growing up in America, as everyone has gone through it it seems. Metallica conquers hard rock with this middle finger at the critics, haters, and anyone else who is naive enough to doubt the Bay Area Thrashers' credibility. You all know the songs on this disc. The lyrics are all intelligent and clever, the riffs are catchy, the drumming is a tad different than their other releases, but you it's still unmistakably Lars. There's nothing not to like on this one. I honestly never get tired of this one.

    The Clash - London Calling
           I'm not a huge Clash fan. The records before this one never really grabbed me. The records after this one were inconsistent at best. With London Calling, they hit the nail right directly on the fuckin head. I'm not sure if there's another record in existence that is so many different things: upbeat yet dark, angry yet jubilant, bleak yet hopeful, dire yet lighthearted.. (I'm pretty sure I've said this before either here or on the White People Paper, but it bears repeating I suppose) The opening/title track is a haunting number describing the anxious western population and the corrupt media which feeds it. All my favorite Clash songs are on this one: "Brand New Cadillac(yes, I know it's a cover) "Spanish Bombs", "Wrong em' Boyo", the immortal "Death or Glory" (maybe their best song) and the title track. A piece of Rock n Roll history which inspired countless imitators, many of which basically made their living off Joe & co.'s ideas/creativity.
    MORE LATER
          

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Q & A w/ OBSIDIAN KINGDOM

          




      Obsidian Kingdom are an avant-garde/metal band from Barcelona, Spain. Their discography is more diverse and progressive than any act I can think of on the spot. From rabid death/black metal to abstract industrial/electronic, their art is thought-provoking, moving and entertaining,a true renaissance act in a music scene flooded with mediocrity.


    1. How is the metal scene in Barcelona/Spain? Are there local venues where you play often?

    OBSIDIAN KINGDOM: "We just can't complain about the cultural offer (sic) in Barcelona. There's plenty of things going on all the time, and shows are varied, frequent, and many. Madrid also features a very decent offer and nightlife. Of course, they are nothing compared to say, London or Berlin, but, then again, nothing is. Anyhow, Barcelona is a good city to live in if you are into music, that's for sure.
           There are plenty of venues to play in our hometown, ranging from small clubs to huge concert halls, which actually should mean a promising panorama for a starting band, provided one should have the necessary resources. However, we don't regularly play back home, in order for us and our audience to concentrate our collective energy into a particular, well-planned and memorable show."

    2.Have you had any band member changes since 'Matter?'

    OBSIDIAN KINGDOM: "Indeed, as a matter of fact, only two of the founding members are still in the band.
    It has been a long way for us to finally gather the right individuals and get the band working at full speed in all aspects, which we are doing since a year before 'Mantiis' was released. Our line-up is now exactly as we want it to be- a group of good friends, a collective of artists, a dysfunctional family and a mass of mad music lovers. Just like we dreamed a rock band should be."





    3.I like how each of your records sounds vastly different from one another. Is that deliberate?

    OBSIDIAN KINGDOM: "Yes and no. We definitely try to constantly push our boundaries and test our limits, in that sense, there is a conscience effort to keep trying different things, go one step further and never stop moving. So far we have delved - often with a certain success - into terrains that may have been completely unknown to us in the past, such as live experimentation, video art and electronic music, just to name a few, and we are glad to have dared."

    "But, at the same time, we never know what our next step is going to be like, no matter what we desire or want, and that kind of removes part of  the deliberation from our creative process. We might certainly have an idea about the possible outcomes, and even try to address our energies somewhere, but, in the end, our songs have a life of their own and decide for themselves. We're just here to interpret their will."

    4.I read that you played the 'Mantiis' record live from beginning to end on the day of its debut, did you write the record with the intention of playing it that way?

    OBSIDIAN KINGDOM:  "Yes, we did, as happened all through the 'Mantiis live!' tour. We did write it so that it could be played live in its entirety, keeping most of its details and nuances, and not using many more instruments than those we can actually manage live between the five of us, seven if you count - and you should - our sound and video artists.
    As much as we love to work on things that are impossible to play live - electronic music or remixes for instance - much of the energy that Obsidian Kingdom portrays is displayed in all its glory through our live shows, so we try to keep our songs playable. Nevertheless and like we stated before, we never know what lies ahead.

    5. What artists inspired you to start playing?

    OBSIDIAN KINGDOM: "The complete list would be far too long to be written here, more so if you consider that we are five different individuals with different backgrounds, but since we love discussing music and making polls and things of the like, we might just be able to give you some hints....
    We were almost all born in the mid eighties, so it would be not too wrong to state that many of our early influences are drawn from the 'golden age' of American alternative rock: From Trent Reznor to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, including Nirvana, Tool or the Deftones, the list is endless. We also share a passion for progressive rock bands, with our main and most shared reference being, undoubtedly, Pink Floyd. But you could also bring Queen or Porcupine Tree into the mix.
    And of course there's metal. Even though we don't listen to that much of it as we did when we were younger, there was a time when we dreamed of growing up to be like Metallica, Morbid Angel, Dream Theater, Mayhem or Opeth, you name it. Now we would not settle for anything less than being like Obsidian Kingdom."

    6. In Flames' single 'Deliver Us' (LOVE the band and the song dearly) went Platinum in Sweden recently, Paradise Lost is scheduled to play the Roman Theater in Bulgaria, is metal exploding in Europe or what? Americans like myself are getting jealous! lol

    OBSIDIAN KINGDOM: "Well, the way we see it,  it's not exploding right now or out of the blue; Metal has been going on for fourty years now in Europe, and it has reached a certain social status that guarentees that, for example, a metal band can easily get into Eurovision - the most mainstream and politically correct festival on Earth. That means that metal music is marketable enough, it appeals to the masses and is no longer an underground thing for minorities."

    7. Is there any obscure/unknown band or act you have seen on tour or enjoy listening to personally that you feel everyone should hear?

    OBSIDIAN KINGDOM: "You are definitely referring to Necro Deathmort. Our fellow Londoners are the band that we all love these days, and we just can't stop listening to or recommending them. They have managed to put out three brilliant albums that tastily combine doom metal and electronic music in a unique way that brings together dub and damnation into a pit of droning screams and rhythmic despair, and we absolutely love what they do. Go check them out right now."

    8. Is the sound heard on 'Mantiis' an indication of what your future records will sound like, or will you pursue another direction?
    OBSIDIAN KINGDOM: "We wouldn't bet on it, but even if it happened, 'Mantiis' points in so many directions at once that this in fact would mean nothing at all."
    "The only thing that is certain right now is that we are in the midst of the writing process of the follow-up for 'Mantiis', and that it is far too soon for us to know which direction we are headed - more so because we aren't even done playing with the new gear that we bought not a month ago...

    9.Is there anyone you want to think or shout out to? 
    OBSIDIAN KINGDOM: "Why, of course we would like to thank YOU for your interest and dedication, for keeping a nice blog running with music content, and for interviewing us so that your readers may find out about or know more about us. We are really grateful that you should enjoy our work to the point of offering us your appreciation, attention and time. Thank you so much and receive warm regards from everyone in the band!
    See you on Twitter and remember to not take candy from strangers!"
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