Recommended download: Avenged Sevenfold Chapter Four
Understatement of the year: President Bush says that the media doesn’t tell the truth. What, does this asshole live under a rock? But isn’t that like the pot calling the kettle black?
Hey there, it’s me again. Yep, that annoying voice in your head that just won’t go away and keeps telling you to jump as you look out of your second story window. Back at you again with another dose of news, reviews, opinions, and some other bullshit thrown in. As I sit here typing this, I’ve got two fresh tattoos, one on each arm. A few months ago I had red and black nautical stars done and tonight I went back and added to them. I added flames to the one on my left arm, and some oriental style water around the one on my right arm. They’re still pretty sore, but I’ll manage. Let’s see, latest albums. I picked up The D4’s album 6Twenty, used at the local record store. If you like stripped down, good old fashioned rock n roll, then this album is for you. RnR MF and Running on Empty are two of my favorite tracks from the album. I also picked up Anti-Flag, A New Kind Of Army, used as well. I’m a big fan of Anti-Flag, so naturally I love this album. They have a new album out on the 21st, titled The Terror State. I’ve heard some of the material off of it, and it sounds real nice.
There was a riot in Montreal on Tuesday after the announcement that the Exploited/Total Chaos show was canceled due to problems the bands had crossing the border. The news was announced while people were already lined up waiting to enter the venue, and fans apparently didn’t like it. They began breaking store windows, car window, lighting fires, and over turning cars. Apparently only two people were reported injured, one being a police officer. What does this prove? One thing, and one thing only. People are fucking idiots and don’t know how to act right! So you don’t get to see the show. Would I be pissed off? Your damn right I would be pissed off. But breaking peoples shit isn’t exactly going to make the concert happen, now is it? Think about it. People waiting to see a show decide to start fires and break into buildings, causing the riot squad to be called out to disperse the crowd. Now, maybe it’s just me, but wouldn’t this make people a bit apprehensive of booking another show there? People just don’t get it. In the end, they’re only fucking themselves because sooner or later there won’t be any live shows allowed.
Some Limp Bizkit fans, 172 to be exact, are suing because the band walked off stage 17 minutes into their set during a Summer Sanitarium show. I’d probably walk off stage too if the crowd was booing and throwing things. Apparently the fans who’ve filed the lawsuits each want a third of their ticket price, twenty-five dollars, refunded. Hardly seems worth the trouble to me. Then again, I wouldn’t pay seventy-five dollars to see the Summer Sanitarium tour.
So Jay Z is retiring after his next album. Wouldn’t it be best to save some face and just go now while you still have a shred of credibility left? Wait, didn’t he do a duet with Beyonce Knowles? Nevermind, too late. That’s okay, cuz Ja Rule has a new album dropping soon and he says he’s gonna give us what Hip-Hop’s been missing. Riiiight. The guy got booed at The Source awards. He’s done and he should just join Jay Z in retirement.
Congratulations to Oblique on their song, Presence Guiding, being named Song of the Day on Garageband.com. You can check out some of the reviews by going here. They have also advanced to the semifinals in the local battle of the bands competition, which takes place on November 14. I’ve been following these guys for well over a year now, and they definitely deserve the recognition they’ve been getting.
Last but not least, to celebrate one of my favorite holidays, I’m planning a special Halloween edition of my column in a couple of weeks. If you have any Halloween memories you’d like to share, type it up in a quick paragraph or two and email it to me at AMR82879@aol.com. Type HALLOWEEN as the subject so I don’t delete it by mistake. I’m going to compile all submissions and post them here on the site as part of my column, along with some memories of my own. Depending on the response I receive to this, I may have to operate on a first come, first serve basis. So stop procrastinating and get that shit in ASAP!
Thanks for reading. I’m out, peace.