Things I Said on May 12

2016: Upcoming metal album (June 8, according to Metal Storm website): Eximperituserqethhzebibšiptugakkathšulweliarzaxułum – Prajecyrujučy Sinhuliarnaje Wypramieńwańnie Daktryny Absaliutnaha J Usiopahłynaĺnaha Zła Skroź Šaścihrannuju Pryzmu Sîn-Ahhī-Erība Na Hipierpawierchniu Zadyjakaĺnaha Kaŭčęha Zasna. Any good?? Encyclopaedia Metallum Metal Archives info: “Country of origin: Belarus; Location: Minsk; Genre: Technical Death Metal; Lyrical themes: Sumerian/Babylonian Mysticism, Occultism, Annihilation, Death; Current… Continue reading Things I Said on May 12

Pazz & Jop Product Reports, 2017

As far as I can tell, May 2017 was when I first started posting these more-or-less monthly report cards on facebook, demonstrating my obessive-compulsiveness for anybody who inexplicably still doubted its existence. If you can’t figure out what the lists and grades are about because they look totally cryptic and you hate math and need… Continue reading Pazz & Jop Product Reports, 2017

Turn My Swag On

Got a heavy and quite lovely 14″ x 14″ x 3 1/2″ hinged wooden box in the mail from Warners Nashville today with a big “AM” woodcut on the front and vinyl and (sleeveless) CD versions of Ashley Monroe’s *Like A Rose* (my #2 album of the year) bubble-wrapped inside plus a very soft and… Continue reading Turn My Swag On

Country reviews, 2006-’11

Gary Allan, Set You Free Gary Allan has long been one of country’s most velvet-voiced beautiful losers. But on Set Me Free he lets the crazy out, howling psychobilly graveyard threats in “Bones,” interrupting a recovery meeting church organ to blame mental ghosts in “It Ain’t The Whiskey,” vegetating in his hotel room while college… Continue reading Country reviews, 2006-’11