quick music notes
Rockabilly: Much better than it sounds. I'm actually impressed with it, for certain occasions. If you get a chance, check out a live show some time, you'll get an interesting mix of John Deere hats and Doc Martens.

If you like goth or metal music but think so-called Goth "culture" is stupid and can't stand goth-types that take themselves too seriously, get yourself to a "Cult of the Psychic Fetus" show, or pick up a CD. These guys are great; the music is good and the image is Goth to the nth degree, a clever tongue-in-cheek parody that spends most of its time poking fun of its own genre.

I'm not expressing thoughts well tonight, so here's a professional opinion:
Their stage presence was amazing with a strobe light under the bass drum, green wash, candles, and nostferatu imagery. Offline I could and will likely go on and on about their music. But imagine titles of all your favourite b-movie flicks turned into music tracks with original dark flare. I would love to be the person tracking music to layer in film for transition moments of Tarantino or Lynchian irony because this Cult would be my first choice. The music is dark, dusty, musty, and gothy fun. Driving bass, dark Bauhaus tones, tongue in cheek new favourites: "Cannibal Girls", "In the Basement", "In the Shadows" and the title track: "She Devil".

It's lame, but the best word for both above is "Fun". More entertaining than artistic, and perhaps fun in a strange sort way, but thorougly enjoyable.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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