Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Never Enough Awesome Free CDs Department

My Own Wolf: A New Approach

A Russian record label had released a tribute album to the Norwegian eclectics known as Ulver--you know, the band that released a Trilogie of primal, classic black metal with Norwegian folk sprinked, slathered, and sandwiched throughout--only to abandon the metal aesthetic and begin rapidly exploring what electronics could do. They're no less atmospheric--if anything, the desire to create atmosphere, a hallmark of black metal, educates all their experiments. And yet, it can be quite accessible, even tuneful. They can layer minimalistic drones until the sounds breathe on their own, or they can go into complete glitch overload, overwhelming your capacity to make sense of it with ahuman fury.

And it is not as if they completely abandoned metal--Ulver mastermind Garm (AKA Trikster G, AKA Kristoffer Rygg) continued to sing in Arcturus until fairly recently; one of the tracks off Blood Inside bordered close to metal at moments; and the most recent, low-key album Shadows Of The Sun, featured a cover of Black Sabbath's "Solitude". But they are no more bound to metal's conventions than they would be to, say, religious ones. (While I have never seen any indication that Ulver recanted their earlier statements of Satanic belief, if you look at the works in which they are interested, a pattern of gnostic searching does arise. Never mind the song called "Gnosis", there's the whole of Themes From William Blake's The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell--which is so gnostic it makes the pineal gland hurt with joy. And "Christmas", off Blood Inside, is practically a gnostic hymn.)

Anyhow, I recommend using the SendSpace links, unless you pay for RapidShare, or you have an eMule client.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Never Enough Bad Transcripts Department

Never mind that Joe Lieberman is sticking up for John “Nuke Israel Until Jesus Glows” Hagee.

“Eesh Elo Kim”!? I presume that Lieberman meant “Ish Elohim”, whose “h” is pronounced like the ch sound in “Loch” or “Bach”, and so to those unfamiliar with the Semitic languages, might sound like it should be transliterated as a “K”. Think (C)Hanukkah.

So the person handling the transcripts for Joe Lieberman—a Conservative Jew, we are led to believe—is not in the slightest interested in how to portray Lieberman’s religion correctly? They’re willing to let Joe sound, well, dumb?

OK, between this and the website fiasco during the 2006 election,I'm convinced that we should be very thankful Lieberman was never VP.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Never Enough Scary Thoughts Department

"The Change You Deserve."

What scares me the most about the House Republicans using this campaign theme is that I have an idea what they think we deserve.

And it's not what we think we deserve, either.

(Shuddering h/t to mcjoan)

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Never Enough Devival Reports Department

Scalpod's devival report is now available at The Society of Heretically Hermetic Hermits

Rev. Judas will be so pleased to remember his ginger Viking mustache was appreciated.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Never Enough Craven Desires Department

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I can't even afford a print of it yet. I doubt I'll be able to buy the original off the current owner so easily either.