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13

Apr

Your life is a Woody Allen movie.
My buddy Jeff says this all the time about me. Things are a little more Fog and Shadows than Sleeper right now, but here’s to hoping it ends up Hannah and Her Sisters.

31

Mar

Happy freakin’ Opening Day to you all. Go Tigers.

Happy freakin’ Opening Day to you all. Go Tigers.

30

Mar

The days of me forgetting are over. The days of me remembering have just begun.
Ringo/Pumpkin, Pulp Fiction

27

Mar

humansofnewyork:

"They say it’s gonna snow tomorrow. Well I just got a bottle of whiskey. So let it fucking snow."

This guy is wiser than pretty much any human being I’ve ever heard.

humansofnewyork:

"They say it’s gonna snow tomorrow. Well I just got a bottle of whiskey. So let it fucking snow."

This guy is wiser than pretty much any human being I’ve ever heard.

17

Mar

The greatest drinking song in the history of ever, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Happy March 17, you mangy animals.

vintascope:

Heublein’s - 19461116 Collier’s on Flickr.

"Mix yourself a drink and I’ll be down in two shakes of a lamb’s tail."

vintascope:

Heublein’s - 19461116 Collier’s on Flickr.

"Mix yourself a drink and I’ll be down in two shakes of a lamb’s tail."

12

Mar

humansofnewyork:

"I lost my thumb in a freak playground accident when I was five. I was really insecure about it for the longest time, but eventually I just learned to have a sense of humor about it. Love your blog, by the way. I’d give it one-and-a-half thumbs up."

humansofnewyork:

"I lost my thumb in a freak playground accident when I was five. I was really insecure about it for the longest time, but eventually I just learned to have a sense of humor about it. Love your blog, by the way. I’d give it one-and-a-half thumbs up."

11

Mar

Jesus, this is good. Like, really, really good.

What…does the female vagina look like?

What…does the female vagina look like?

10

Mar

theatlantic:

Fighting Violence Against Women In India With Heavy Metal

To outsiders, the loud, aggressive world of heavy metal might seems like an unlikely place to find progressive politics. But any metalhead worth their leather can attest that the genre has often commented on society’s ills. Black Sabbath railed against the Vietnam War, Nuclear Assault offered apocalyptic visions of Reagan’s ‘80s, Sepultura howled scathing condemnations of the treatment of indigenous tribes in their native Brazil, Napalm Death addressed government failures and corruption, and more recently, Cloud Rat roared about sexism and urban blight atop a grindcore soundtrack. Thrash metal, in particular, has a long-running habit of tackling sociopolitical subjects with its rough barked vocals, wailing solos, and frenetic shredding.
In both a geographical and cultural sense, Mumbai seems about as far as one can get from the California Bay Area where the thrash-metal movement reached its apex. But the Indian band Sceptre offers proof of just how widely this style has spread. Inspired by their American forebears in Exodus and DRI and the music of classic German thrash bands like Kreator and Sodom, Sceptre recently celebrated its 15 anniversary, and is distinguished as one of India’s longest-running metal bands. Their latest recording taps into their genre’s liberal-leaning ideological tradition in a way that’s refreshing and urgent in modern India.
Age of Calamity is a concept album that deals with the plight of women in Indian society, and all proceeds from its sales will go directly to benefit a girls’ orphanage in Mumbai. Its haunting cover artwork was created by Indian artist Saloni Sinha, and depicts a weeping woman cradling her head in her hands, surrounded on all sides by crumbling walls and grasping shadows. It’s a powerful image, and in keeping with the theme, the band chose to work with a female artist.
Read more. [Image: Sceptre]


Metal with a purpose. Dig it.

theatlantic:

Fighting Violence Against Women In India With Heavy Metal

To outsiders, the loud, aggressive world of heavy metal might seems like an unlikely place to find progressive politics. But any metalhead worth their leather can attest that the genre has often commented on society’s ills. Black Sabbath railed against the Vietnam War, Nuclear Assault offered apocalyptic visions of Reagan’s ‘80s, Sepultura howled scathing condemnations of the treatment of indigenous tribes in their native Brazil, Napalm Death addressed government failures and corruption, and more recently, Cloud Rat roared about sexism and urban blight atop a grindcore soundtrack. Thrash metal, in particular, has a long-running habit of tackling sociopolitical subjects with its rough barked vocals, wailing solos, and frenetic shredding.

In both a geographical and cultural sense, Mumbai seems about as far as one can get from the California Bay Area where the thrash-metal movement reached its apex. But the Indian band Sceptre offers proof of just how widely this style has spread. Inspired by their American forebears in Exodus and DRI and the music of classic German thrash bands like Kreator and Sodom, Sceptre recently celebrated its 15 anniversary, and is distinguished as one of India’s longest-running metal bands. Their latest recording taps into their genre’s liberal-leaning ideological tradition in a way that’s refreshing and urgent in modern India.

Age of Calamity is a concept album that deals with the plight of women in Indian society, and all proceeds from its sales will go directly to benefit a girls’ orphanage in Mumbai. Its haunting cover artwork was created by Indian artist Saloni Sinha, and depicts a weeping woman cradling her head in her hands, surrounded on all sides by crumbling walls and grasping shadows. It’s a powerful image, and in keeping with the theme, the band chose to work with a female artist.

Read more. [Image: Sceptre]

Metal with a purpose. Dig it.