Friday, August 23, 2013

Enlighted, Etheria, Forever's Fallen Grace, Gate XIII, Guelder Rose, Hammerforce, Hell:On, Metallica, Beach Boys contest, Lisa Gerrard, Stryper, Adjustment Burearu, portable microwave, soda leads to obesity leads to drugs, and pepper sex




#nowplaying Enlighted “Time To Fly” (2009), featuring Thomas Vikstrom … awesome, and available as free download.





#nowplaying Etheria demo from 2009 … female fronted gothic metal, available as free download.





#nowplaying Forever’s Fallen Grace “This Burden, My Cross To Bear” (2004) … traditional, but modern heavy metal, available as “name your price” download.





#nowplaying Gate XIII “Once Upon A Time” (2012?) … symphonic metal.





#nowplaying Guelder Rose “The 2nd” EP (2009) … post-sleaze hard rock, traditional heavy metal, available for free download.





#nowplaying Hammerforce “Dice” (2009) … high quality progressive power-metal.





#nowplaying Hell:On “Re:Born” (2011?) … I have no idea where I downloaded this, but it’s traditional death-metal. The music is highly engaging, but the vocals have a little to be desired.





Metallica will be performing a private concert for SXM subscribers at New York’s Apollo Theater on September 21, 2013. And “Mandatory Metallica” will take over SXM’s Liquid Metal channel 40 on September 13 through October 6. All of this is part of Metallica’s promotion engine for Metallica’s “Through The Never” release in IMAX theaters.





Ultimate Classic Rock is giving away a copy of the new 6-disc Beach Boys boxed-set. Enter here.





Lisa Gerrard is offering a free 4-song sampler. I just recently got into Dead Can Dance, so I’ll be downloading this to hear her solo material for the first time.





Stryper has a new album, “No More Hell To Pay,” coming out in November this year. All four original members are present: vocalist Michael Sweet, guitarist Oz Fox, bassist Tim Gaines, and drummer Robert Sweet. Sounds promising.





Watched “Adjustment Bureau” last night. I get what the movie is about, and I liked the concept, but I felt like the story really didn’t go anywhere. Would have been more interesting to me to condense the script to under one hour as the first half of the movie, and then have the second half explore David’s and Elise’s path after knowing what they have learned. On a side note, Emily Blunt is gorgeous.





If you lunch box doubled as a portable microwave, would you go out to lunch less during the workweek?





I usually order water when I go out to eat, and try not to drink during the day, but I do love me some bourbon or rye or Irish whiskey or rum with a splash of Coke Zero. After reading this, I may need to drink straight more often.





And on that note… Favorite headline of the day: “What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

…followed by this scary headline: “New Drug Mimics the Beneficial Effects of Exercise.” The Scripps Research Institute is testing drug SR9009 on mice and finding it increases metabolic activity leading to lean mice with larger muscles that can run longer distances, mimicking the effects of aerobic exercise. Nevermind that it will probably cause several types of cancel in humans!




Lastly, do you know how to tell the difference between a male and a female bell pepper? And did you know that the female pepper is sweeter?





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