Headache has been growing in intensity all day. But I don’t
think it’s a cluster headache this time. Either way, it’s exhausting. But onward!
How 1137 a geek are you? Use this infographic to grade your
geekdom. I failed with a score of 10, earning me the badge of being a Keeg.
Speaking of sci-fi and fantasy, Arjen Lucassen is doing a
contest to promote his next Ayreon release, “The Theory Of Everything.” Guess
the guest musician on the song snippet and win a prize. Contest or not, I
cannot wait to hear a new Lucassen album!
In another example of “needing to keep your mouth shut,” Tom Petty called modern country music, “bad rock with a fiddle.” Petty admits
classic country music influenced him greatly, and many of today’s country
musicians credit Petty as one of their influences. Petty told Rolling Stone magazine, “I don’t really see a George Jones or a Buck Owens or anything fresh
coming up … I’m sure there must be somebody doing it, but most of that music
reminds me of rock in the middle ‘80s, where it became incredibly generic and
relied on videos. I hate to generalize a whole genre of music, but it does seem
to be missing that magic element that it used to have. I’m sure there are
people playing country that are doing it well, but they’re just not getting the
attention that the shittier stuff gets.” Of course, country musicians and songwriters are up in arms over Petty’s comments. I for one don’t disagree. I like country music, but
the past couple years have produced mostly dismal twangy pop-rock wannabes
wearing country western or beach clothing that have been “designed” by washed
up ‘80s designers.
Meanwhile, did you see Carrie Underwood performing GNR’s “Paradise City?”
Not bad at all, except that she ran out of breathe at the end!
Since Trent Reznor actually embraces the internet as a
marketing tool, no surprise that NIN are offering a new song off the upcoming
“Hesitation Marks” album. The song is “Copy Of A” and is available at Amazon asa free download, or watch the video below.
In the “yeah, that’s heavy metal!” segment, a coworker ran
across a 4-plus foot long one of these around the lakes in our office park. It’s
a juvenile Eastern Ratsnake and it’s not venomous, but she claims it was long.
And that head sure looks diamond-shaped.
If you are a fan of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" television show and you even remotely like reading comic books (graphic novels, for you snobs), then you need this book. It's not the best comic book in the world, but if you go into it recognizing Bourdain's humor, thoughts on what good food is, and how important food is to Bourdain emotionally, psychologically, physically, and even romantically, you'll get and love the ridiculous storyline and witty humor. And pay close attention to the Langdon Foss' illustrations, cause the subtle but stereotyping humor is all over the cityscape. There are severed heads and limbs right from the beginning and the humor is geared toward foodie adults, so not for kids. Otherwise, highly recommended.