• 2009 albums - The Race is not over yet

    14 déc. 2009, 20h04m par amnezjusz

    Dobra, w końcu czas zacząć układać finalną ultymatyczną listę roku, przy czym album roku jest już znany (w każdym razie wszędzie tam gdzie się pojawi bo tworzy piękno i harmonię ;-)).

    Dobra, wszyściutko co słuchałem byłem trafiło na listę I jeśli czegoś nie ma to żnaczy żem nie słyszał (a pogrubione albumy to te dodane dziś czyli 13 stycznia) :)

    Stragglers (disappointments)(less than 5):
    Divine Heresy - Bringer of Plagues
    Ephel Duath - Through My Dog's Eyes
    Scar Symmetry – Dark Matter Dimensions

    Peleton (not bad but also nothing special)(5.00-6.99):
    Amorphis – Skyforger
    Anubis Gate – The Detached
    Behemoth – Evangelion
    Bud Tribe - Roll the Bone
    Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague
    Centaurus-A - Side Effect Expected
    Doom - Born Like This
    Grave Digger - Ballads of the Hangman
    Ignominious Incarceration - Of Winter Born
    John Mayall – Tough
    Kreator - Hordes of Chaos
    Lion's Share - Dark Hours
    My Dying Bride - For Lies I Sire
    Nicole Hart – Treasure
    Obituary – Left to Die
  • Sunday at Byron Bay's 19th Annual Bluesfest

    24 mars 2008, 2h27m par j_stirk

    So we were helping the Red Cross at the Bluesfest on Sunday, mainly just to get free entry to see some bands. A few hours of tin-rattling, and we got to enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening wandering around enjoying the atmosphere.

    A few notable acts that we managed to catch :

    Managed to catch the last 5 minutes of Guy Davis, who was freaking awesome on the Jambalaya Stage, and a freaking awesome man. I wish we had've been able to knock off earlier so I could have caught more.

    We stayed in the main tent (Mojo) for a while to catch the start of The Beautiful Girls. I've not heard much of them before, and can't say I was that impressed.

    Again, only managed to catch the last 5 minutes of Martinez (who don't seem to be listed on, but they sounded awesome. The track we heard was really Latin inspired, and almost verging upon .

    I managed to catch most of Boyes, Grill and DelGrosso - made up of Fiona Boyes, Mookie Brill and Rich DelGrosso. …
  • Guy Davis & Homegrown Art

    20 sept. 2005, 2h13m par threerulevee

    Saw Guy Davis tonight as part of the AACW Blues Fest held at Antioch's amphitheatre. The last time I saw him was also the first time, at the last Blues Fest I was at, which was also the first one, in 2002. I wasn't in town for the other two, and was consistently bummed.

    He said: "What I love about my music is that it's homegrown. Anyone can do what I do, it's just that I've been doing it longer than most people."

    I liked that. It's what I love about his music, too. And I like the idea of the accessibility of art, the simplicity of it. It's empowering to experience art that is so "DIY" you know you could make some, too. In its simplicity is beauty and the belief that everyone has something to contribute creatively to the world. In its simplicity is a connection you have with it, a connection so raw and basic and human it can't really be described, except as unequivocally There.

    Reminds me of something Henry Rollins said about the origins of punk in an episode of "Henry's Film Corner" on IFC. …