Monthly Archives: September 2006

Mastodon – Blood Mountain

Remission is a hell of an album. Leviathan is a concept album about Moby Dick, which is a tremendous idea that was executed far better than you’d think a proggy heavy metal concept album about Moby Dick could possibly be pulled off. And the album art is something out of this world, but not in a terrible scribbling-daggers-in-yer-notebook oh-man-i-hate-7th-period-math way, thankfully. Continue reading

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The Gamer’s Quarter Issue #7

The new issue of TGQ is available for download here (zip file, 13MB). I’ve got a book review, a parable and a parody in this issue. Free teaser: “Penetration is an inescapable fact of Far Cry.”

If that doesn’t sell you, nothing will.

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Akron Family @ Tonic (1st Set) – September 24, 2006

I normally don’t say anything to hecklers at shows, especially when they’re drunk. But after the third or fourth outburst from this Scott Baio looking douchebag – he must have spent all week thinking up “how about less poise, more noise!?!” – even the band was gently insulting him. For whatever reason, on this night, I asked “how about a little shut the fuck up?” In retrospect, shushing would have been more appropriate, for what followed was silly and somewhat pointless. But I did the right thing (hitting tiny drunks is literally and figuratively beneath me) and so enjoyed the rest of the evening. Continue reading

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a fond goodbye to our dearly departed

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