Monday, August 25, 2008

Shredding the Mind!!! RAWK! CREED!!! OMFG!!!

My new favorite line of videos available online (thanks reader Phil T)

Almost as tight as they normally play, just that the vocals aren't as forced here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

RIP Leroi Moore

Founding member of Dave Mathews Band and sax genius, Leroi Moore passed away last night. Can't say I was ever much of a fan of the band, but you can't deny him as a musician, just great. Hate to hear such a talent was lost, rare to find true jazz virtuosos that make a name for themselves these days.
Read the AP article here:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Because it's been so long since someone challenged me

Taking the theme, design, creative genius of Spike Jonze and his upcoming production of Where the Wild Things Are, MMJ has whipped itself up a little trek in the jungle to go along with the stellar album closer to Evil Urges' Touch Me I'm Going to Scream pt. 2.

The video has a subtle message about the abuse of resources in man's quest to control and harness without balance or need. Totally changed my whole perspective on shit.

Pumped to see these crazy fellas next weekend after watching the number one team in the nation take on Georgia Southern between the hedges. GO DAWGS!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

One Man, One Mustache, One Mission

Avid Dawg fan, fellow Whig supporter, good friend and Extreme Rad Biker, Mac Steele is on a quest for a Title and a Tickler.
Follow Mac on his journey as he takes his glorious crumb catcher, charming charisma and courageous devotion all the way to Miami.
Feel the Fuzz!

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Albums that let these ears see; Chp 5

Superunknown – Soundgarden

When darkness is an only friend, but still a lonely friend, you can choose to walk alone or embrace the shadow of your soul.

This album broods; it oozes, sinks, sinks in deep and leaves a stench. It’s dark, lost and heavy. There’s a thunderous collective sound that rises above the morose. It rhythmically drives the movement along, pushing faster and further. Cavernous layers of sound envelope the light and eclipse the soul from salvation. Then there’s Cornell’s voice. The more it hurts to sing, the more sincere he makes it sound. There’s a haunting beauty to his screams, uplifting in their desperation.

Misery lusts a companion. Grab a seat, pour yourself a glass and hear my story.

Soundgarden is the rain that blankets Seattle in a dark, damp grey. The sound evokes flannel, long hair, coffee shops, broken spine used novels and the frustration of a generation tagged without a cause, an answer or a set future. In an odd twist, this album is as much a part of me as any other work of art. It speaks to me. We all have an inner voice, a driving yet questioning voice that is our every waking guidance. I’ve questioned myself much over the years. I question myself in ways still. Part of my being wants separation, a freedom from what I’ve become as a necessary means to reinvent to rise again. It’s tough to find the traction to pull yourself ahead of this, and often I fell myself slipping more than rising. The void that exists where you are unyielding to the hope and unrelenting to the apathy is an uneasy place. It’s a place of the unknown. An ally in this unknown has been this album, the testament of the Superunknown.

There is a power to this album. A true message of hope that comes just as it takes you down. I know I am headed for the bottom, but I’m riding you all the way.

Among the finest albums from start to finish I have ever allowed in my life. This album is whatever you need it to be. A thrashing uplift to journey on, a place of reflection or a comfort in needing neither; it’s all within.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Always On the Cutting Edge

LTME is so ahead of the curve its damn near on the final straightaway while everyone else is at a pit stop.

LTME is openly obsessed with certain bands, Radiohead of course being one of those bands. Lately it can't seem to get enough. In fact during the period where the posts crept into near nonexistence, well most of that void was filled with RH, self reflection and healthy doses of booze.

When in one of these slumps it is common practice to adhere to the old adage, misery loves company. I used to be an avid reader, now I read when I can, which is not nearly often enough. I did however knock out the perfect book during this fuzzy phase, Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. Reviewed earlier by LTME.

Now I come to find these two worlds have combined!

Radiohead, after learning that the theme and main character was inspired by their album Pablo Honey and it's monster hit Creep, Yorke and Co. saw the film, dug it and agreed to not only write the closing number but also scored the movie! Just think, if more people read this blog we'd have known that months ago. Read more here from this other music website thing

I think I should now write a review of the UGA football team and the White Stripes...I'm just saying.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sammies Sophmore release

I missed the show this past Saturday, but don't take that as a sign for lack of interest in the upcoming release from the best band in Charlotte, the Sammies. Album comes out later in September but you can hear some of the tunes now on their myspace page as well as read about it on the blog

Pretty solid reviews so far, I have high hopes on this one.

Still trying to line up a time to grab a beer with Frank, from the Sammies, I'll post something if that ever happens.