"Ready the bonewax, get that cat out of here..."
"Was that you out on the lake kissing that brain in a jar?"
"No, it must have been somebody else...."
I must go buy a copy right now...
For those who'd rather ponder, investigate, research, make a point, construct an argument, and then get angry...
I just read this in the most recent Lefsetz Letter. It's one of many random e-mails from readers he publishes every now and again...
I've been at my new job for about three and half months now. Long before my first day, I mentally prepared myself for the hour long commute and was surprised to find I actually enjoyed the hour to myself listening recorded music. Today's commute was the first real frustrating ride in though, and completely not unexpected. It was an hour and forty five minutes plus because some dumb ass's wouldn't move their minor fender bender off to the side until the cops got there and as a result backed everything up for miles. It could have really spoiled my mood for the rest of the if it hadn't been for this beauty that arrived in my mailbox yesterday:
Fully remastered, Japanese lyrics, liner notes and all. I know, most won't give two craps about this record, but I know Jackson will be impressed. It's hard to believe George Martin produced this. I think it's the first without Micheal Schenker, but Paul Chapman kicks total ass in his place. The next album after this is perhaps the worst thing ever recorded next to Kiss "Music From The Elder" (yes, they have remastered it for some reason) and marked the end of what was good and holy about UFO, but back then this album provided us fans hope that there might actually be life after Schenker for them. I'm reacquainting myself with "No Place to Run" after more than twenty years, but of course immediately skipped over to "Mystery Train" and then to "Any Day" for my immediate fix. These two tracks I KNOW rock the house hard.
Why do we have to go to Japan to find these discs (without stealing them P2P that is)? Oh yeah, the record companies and technologists have ruined everything, I forgot.
I’m sure everyone has been eagerly anticipating my post on the latest Mike Vick indictment news (okay, maybe not). Nonetheless, I’ll give you this Atlanta guys take on the situation in a series of random thoughts:
Tossed a new post up at Newcritics and then discovered this story at CNN verifying what we already know; New music has no staying power and rock as we once knew is a cold dying neutron star spinning inside the remnants of it's own super nova. It sucks to be right, but it's also cool that records and bands that we were into and were slagged off in lieu of trendy bullshit pop music are the ones still moving catalog units at a decent click:
That's right, I won't call it a "surge", but this is not the first story I've read that reports successes with the recent Operation Arrowhead Ripper offensive. My main man Micheal Yon has been tear-assing around the Anbar providence and tells similar stories of Sunni's, having grown fed up with Al Queda, joining coalition and Iraqi forces in running them out. The NYT's embed reported that Arrowhead Ripper is working in all the areas he's tagged along into (can't link since the NYT is a pay site). Yon says that the Iraqi citizens of these towns have told stories of a gradual turn against Al Queda after the terrorist group began fazing in Shira and began killing folks who resisted. Yon relates a story told to him by a town mayor an elder, his wife, and 11-year old boy being invited to dine with an Al Queda Sheik. When they arrived at the Sheik's house, the boy was requested to go with some Al Queda guards. The next time his parents saw their child, he was sitting prostrate on a serving platter with an apple in his mouth and roasted like a pig. The Al Queda Sheik had served the boy as lunch to send a message. Yon also details the recovery of recently decapitated children's corpses discovered following combat operations, a clear sign Al Queda had been decapitating children in front of their parents.