Saturday, October 11, 2008

Is it safe?
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if any one of those dots stopped moving forever?
We are through the looking glass here, people.

...just a few lines from my bible that express paranoid feelings of living in this country and on this planet right now. Here's to hope. *clink* I know what hangs in the balance, and I hope you and yours are holding things down, preparing for who knows what and always living life and moving forward. All that really matters is today (and ever today to come). It's hard to know what lies ahead, but no matter who becomes the next president (it's gonna be Obama), it's going to be a rough ride the next couple years me thinks. Thanks to an abundance of the various soul elixirs required to weather such storms, I giess I'm ready.

Farewell, Paul Newman and Cool Hand Luke, Fast Eddie Felson, Butch Cassidy, Frank Galvin...the list goes on doesn't it?

Apologies for falling behind so far here. It is officially chilly in TX once more--so long, short pants! Hello bronchitis! Had a fantastic time seeing the great Roky Erickson with the Black Angels at the Granada Theater last Saturday (vintage psych catharses, my friends), and Zanzibar Snails and the wickedly amazing Vorvadoss at Good Records earlier in the evening. Dallas's Vorvadoss count Brainticket and Beherit among their influences, both justified in this band's rabid pagan noise metal assault, but I also heard some Darkthrone in there and even a bit of Eye Hate God. Check out their myspace site (linked above) for a cpl tracks that hint at the absurd fury of the live show, which had me and about 15 people all head-lashing and all sorts of spaced out amid the disorienting smoke-machine abyss. Here's some great pix of the pagan fury that almost convey the grim wonder and absurd beauty of this mighty live experience. I dunno, I think these guys could really flay some minds and strain some necks if they can hold it together long enough to actually release something.