“Tonight is my night to get drunk and stoned” -Ricky
The Trailer Park Boys are from Nova Scotia, a mockumentry where Ricky and Julian play dramatized versions of themselves starting each season getting out of jail and ending each season going back to jail.
Originally aired on April 22, 2001 this is the first episode of what became a seven season series with two movies.
If you haven’t already seen the Trailer Park Boys, then you have been missing out. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone so next week I will add some background to the story, just keep in mind that Ricky and Julian are playing themselves. Enjoy.
Today is the day, April 20th, and today’s post is a stoner metal classic, Bongzilla’s 1999 album stash. Released thirteen years ago today, this is one of my favorite bands and albums of all time, and the only logical choice for today’s post.
Bongzilla was a band out of Madison, Wisconsin playing stoner metal that sits on the blackened side of the genre with screamed vocals and shorter songs (as opposed to Sleep and Bongripper with longer songs more influenced by sludge and doom with fewer vocals).
Officially these guys are “On hold” which has recently changed from “split-up” so I wonder if they aren’t planning a reuinion tour like Floor…
Enjoy the day.
Skatalites Treasure Isle Time is the selection for today’s episode of Skatalites Thursday. Treasure Isle was Duke Reid’s record label (an early Ska and rocksteady DJ and record producer, for more see wiki). It was recorded by Isle Records without Don Drummond, so I am guessing that these are recordings from early 1965, because Drummond was jailed for the Jan. 1, 1965 murder of his girlfriend (she wouldn’t stop talking) and before the Skatalites played their last show (before splitting up temporarily) in August 1965.
dl treasure island time
“They’re all whores, don’t want to admit it, but even our moms, that’s why we’re here”, a wise professor from a major university once told me. There is little more I can add to the subject, so I am leaving it at that.
Next week I will explain the historical explaination for the lack of women’s rights and sufferage until the 20th century.
Send relationship questions to email@example.com and I will gladly share my wisdom and insights for the benefit of mankind.
Today’s selection is The Beaten Paths of Youth demo 2011 by Strongblood, a band out of Texas playing raw and fast black metal.
Obviously I think that they are pretty good, but some “anonymous” turd left a rude comment about this band on another blogspot basically proclaiming that Bone Awl is the only band in the US that is making and playing good lo fi black metal and any other USMB band isn’t worth listening to, and some more BS that I don’t recall at the moment, as happens quite a bit in this age of blogging.
It’s bad enough these ass-clowns are downing someone else’s creative work, but at least have the balls to sign one’s name to it.
Another example is the anonymous comment left on another blog degrading a local band’s black and white album cover; Really?! What about the music? Why did he even bother writing that? I bet that’s written by some crater-faced nineteen year old living in his mom’s basement who is just pissed off because he can’t get the taste of rotting tuna and yeast out of his mouth left behind by his Gothic bush-pig of a girlfriend.
Anyway, the band is good, and why does everyone have to compare every USBM band to Bone Awl?
Jesus Christ, so people think that in a country of 300 million people there is just ONE black metal band worth listening to???
This could be the start of a weekly 4:19 p.m. traffic report with my good friend and fellow electrician, spaceC.
There might be room for improvement besides for not holding the camera parallel to the ground. This might also become a weekly broadcast depending on if his wife doesn’t object and he doesn’t lose his phone between now and then…
There are also the technical problems involved with posting a live YouTube video, so we will film it a day or two in advance and hope for similar traffic. Either way you shouldn’t be looking at YouTube while driving or looking to one of us for driving advice either.
In fact I wrecked two company trucks two days in a row one time, and spaceC, well I’ve seen him repeatedly drive half off the road because the conversation engulfed him so thoroughly.
The weedeater/ASG show Friday at Will’s Pub was awesome. My experiments with gravity took longer than expected so I missed Cough, but I did arrive in time to see ASG play.
I’m embarrassed to admit that I hadn’t heard ASG before and so wasn’t expecting much, boy was I wrong. ASG plays down-tuned stoner/sludge with a intensity that turned half the floor into a mosh pit.
It really was a southern sludge metal show, half the crowd was construct-neck as fuck, there was even a guy wearing a welder’s cap. Which brings up a good point about Florida events; when the welders are present it is going to be excellent. I don’t know what makes old swamp-neck welders elite music critics, but there is definatly a correlation.
After ASG’s set weedeater started setting up and the bassist began screaming “crack-rock” into the mic and rubbing his nose for the sound check… which makes me wonder… I’ll leave that one alone though.
Whatever the underlying motivation for the tour, weedeater puts on an excellent show, and it was monumental with buzzing guitars, heavy riffs and screeched vocals, in other words awesome.
Fire in the Cave is a local Orlando band playing heavy music that incorporates aspects and sounds from many genres. Their bandcamp page has USBM, atmospheric, sludge, doom and progressive tags, which this release skirts all those genres and weaves them togather into two original eight minute songs that makes an album flows togather beautifully.
They play a good show so I’m looking forward to hearing and seeing more of them.
Fire in the Cave
Congratulations to CCRR for bagging his first deer! Next time hopefully he will use a gun rather than a car.
BTW- Someone in an F-350 pulled up shortly after this photo was taken and asked CCRR if he was going to eat it… only in Texas.
Thorr-Axe is from Indiana formed in 2007 but wasn’t really known until 2010 with the release of The Roots of the Mountain . The YouTube video is a bit goofy but the heavy, monumental music more than makes up for the questionable cinematography. The sound on this demo is better than the full length album, Wall of Spears, with many of the same songs. The demo has a richer, deeper sound, where as the album sounds like it had some Full Sail clown mess with it for way too long in the studio.
download ROOTS OF THE MOUNTAIN