This is Stary Olsa. They’re my new favorite band. They’re from Belarus. They play lots of shawms.
“That new Melvins song is really catchy!”
(N.B. – Contains strong language. Is also twenty-five minutes long.)
I assume it’s only a matter of time before the Internet Police deal with Grooveshark in some way, but until then:
Also, why did no one tell me that the Misfits remained awesome after Danzig left? Did everyobdy else know this? Why am I just finding out?
Step One: Write songs with titles like “Coachman, Ride On,” “Hereditary Insanity,” and “Come Hither, Fair Youth.”
Step Two: Put them on an album called Revenge for Imaginary Slights.
Step Three: Dress like this.
If you happen to be, say, cutting ten thousand words out of a manuscript and need something to listen to, may I suggest the New Wave of British Heavy Metal? Steve Harris will communicate directly with your subconscious and let you know what parts don’t need to be there. It was very helpful. Thanks, Steve.
Indisputable visual evidence:
Yeah, I’m a little bit giddy right now. Ten thousand words was a lot.
I’ve long believed that the music you listen to says a whole lot about the kind of person you are. That being said, here are my ten most-played songs, as recorded by the all-seeing eye of my iPod.
“Ouija Me,” by Communique, from Poison Arrows
“Egoverride,” by Bob Mould, from Bob Mould
“Stifled Man Casino,” by Airport 5, from Tower In the Fountain of Sparks
“Terms Of Psychic Warfare,” by Husker Du, from The Living End
“What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?” by R.E.M., from Monster
“20th Century Boy,” by Placebo, from the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack
“The Best Lies,” by Communique, from Poison Arrows
“Backstabber,” by The Dresden Dolls, live at the Iron Horse, Northampton, MA, December 12, 2003
“All My Ghosts,” by Frank Black, from Frank Black And The Catholics
“Paralyzed,” by Bob Mould, from Body of Song
You’ll notice the near-complete absence of all the artists I claimed as my favorites back on the “about me” page. Make of that what you will.