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# Artist: Iron Maiden
# Album: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
# Year: 1988
# Rating: 1/1
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Synths! Seventh Son isn’t the first Maiden album with them (Somewhere in Time), and I probably haven’t given it enough listens. I’m going with Seventh Son for Metal Monday. K-Dog: Rawwwr.

Super tangent:

Myers-Briggs Personality Test Results in College: ENFP.
Quick Summary of ENFP: Car is a garbage cans on wheels

So this is true, and the benefits here is that Seventh Sons has maybe left my car twice since I bought it. But right now I can’t find it… ENFP.

ANYWAYS

Maiden. Everyone knows them. Murray/Adrian. Bruce! Steve Harris.. uhh and their drummer…This album does get better every time I listen to it (or can find it)

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I have been slacking on Metal Monday. Blame video games, and steam sale. I did beat Bioshock Infinite, and a boss on Demon’s Souls. I’m busy man!

How metal is this though….Check it!!!!!!!

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Here is some of my favs, I call it Kingy D’s!…although I do have some studying to do..

spotify:user:alcoholfueledmachine:playlist:4iYOTAtFon9CdSvLnYRuYI

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# Artist: Carcass                                                                
# Album: Heartwork                                    
# Year: 1993 – Yes this is old enough to drink in Oct                                                
# Rating: 1/1
# Artwork: H.R. Giger                                                                      
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I thought about this for too long. Probably a couple weeks…and this album is worthy of breaking the FNLinux’s streak of all Death Albums.

It is apart of the initial death metal purchase after my D: broke its arm. I found this album on a listmania on Amazon.. hmm too long ago. This is probably my gateway album to death metal. I remember listening to it for the first time: Its heavy, loud, extreme, and not over the top. A standard CD in my player commuting to college.

Carcass perfected the sound with Amott that they started in Necrotiscism. (K-Dog still needs to borrow that and I found it in my car) Picking between these was part of the long choosing time, however Heartwork was first for me. The guitarmonies… the solos…. the SHRED…. I need to tune to B…

The vokills stand out the most in my memory. I instantly liked them, while death/black metal singers have been more of an acquired taste. It isn’t cookie cookie cookie. It’s guttural yet distinguishable…well at least Jeff is. The dual attack between Jeff and Bill is still seeking a contender after 20 years. It is also a little less “splatter” gore themes…

When all is said and done, there is no love….. LLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST!

Bonus:
If you can’t get enough of this sound. Check out some Carcass-worship:
Impaled – Mondo Medicale

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# Artist: Death                                                                  
# Album: Sound of Perseverance                                    
# Year: 1998                                                                        
# Rating: 1/1                                                                      
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10, 13, 14 something years ago….

I’m on my Windows XP box. I had a C: and a D:. D had my music folder…. This was back with Napster, or maybe the quick fling with AudioGalaxy before I used Soulseek forever. I wanna listen to some music.

Double Click My Computer | Double Click D: | AUDIBLE CLICK

Noooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was my first mega mp3 hard drive loss. Later followed a few years later by a massive 100+ gigs of music lost. 30 gigs being Black Metal. fucking /tear

What do I DO!

I went directly to Amazon and bought some CDs that I needed. The top one being Sound of Perseverance. Honorable mentions I believe were In Flames, Carcass, Opeth, and Children of Bodom in this purchase… event another Death album – Individual Thought Patterns.

Even though I got all of these at the same time, I’m going to say Death SoP’s was my first death metal album. It was the first in my virtual hand, and urged the purchase. This album is heavy as a….. uh real heavy thing. It may or may not be playing right now. It’s bruiser after bruiser.

I didn’t listen to this album for a few years, while the love for metal lay dormant deep within. When I did listen to it again.. It ripped my face off.

– Scavenger:
Me: Holy Hell I love this album
– Bite the Pain:
Me: BITE THE PAAAAAAAAAAIN!
– Spirit Crusher:
Me: I need to call Ben and play guitars
– Story to Tell:
Me: THE Riffs ugggggggggggh how did I forget this album.

This continued throughout the album.

One my favorites, listen to it.

Notes:
4 albums have been mentioned on this website. They are all by Death.

San Diego Comic Con and NerdCore Rap Show

Damn! I just might have to fly to San Diego in July.

Just to see some of my FAVORITE nerdcore rappers:

 

NerdTastic Ear-Splotion!

NerdTastic Ear-Splotion!

 

Details:

4th Annual Comic Con Nerd-a-thon

July 25 @ 8:00 PM – 11:55 PM

The 4th Annual Comic-Con Nerd-a-thon will be returning on Friday, July 25 at 8PM. Tiny Nightmare Productions will be hosting an evening of burlesque and live music at The Merrow in Hillcrest.

Devil’s Playground, an LA-based burlesque troupe, will be performing as the Star Wars Storm Trooper and Emperor’s Guard for the evening. There will also be musical performances by MC Frontalot, MC Lars, Schaffer the Dark Lord, Dr. Awkward, and Chamber Band. General admission tickets are available for $25, or a VIP/Balcony spot (with a free cocktail or draft beer) is available for $40.

The event is ages 21+, and tickets may be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets.

Shit We Hate About Spotify

NathantheFake:
– Impossible to find people without selling soul to FB. Refuse… RESIST!!!!

spotify:track:2OoS1aZFAFscH1cUiKlazH
http://open.spotify.com/track/2OoS1aZFAFscH1cUiKlazH (what a nice FB logo you have)

– Pandora gives me better recommends. Like where did this come from?

spotify:track:2vJnWT7uhAtyMLbL2eaT15
http://open.spotify.com/track/2vJnWT7uhAtyMLbL2eaT15 (Die FB)

Naucum:
I listen to a lot of Spotify offline because NathantheFake and I are cheap bastards and share an account. I am also a shuffle addict. When I’m at work, I never ever want to listen to an entire album by the same artist in its intentionally predetermined order. It seriously drives me mad. Mad! Anyway, today I just wanted to load all the offline songs into a queue and put them on shuffle. No matter hard I slammed that fraking shuffle icon, the songs refused to randomize themselves. I did finally figure out that if I add every damn song individually to “My Music” then I could shuffle them all. However, that took up time and my work numbers suffered because of it. I mean…obviously I had to do it on work time…it could not wait for my lunch break. Thanks Obama.

FalseFlag:
The iOS app was flat out broken for a while. From the lock screen, you used to be able to skip forward/backward quickly – you hit a button, song changes. With the April update, there’s often a delay between when you hit the button and when it skips, and mashing the button means all those presses get queued up.  Going forward, it’s not a huge deal – you listen to an extra 10 seconds of each song until that queue gets processed. Going backwards, though… once you’re past the first few seconds of a song, hitting the back button restarts it.  So when you hit forward too many times because of the button lag and you want to go back, you end up listening to the SAME FRIGGIN’ TEN SECONDS OF A SONG YOU ARE TRYING TO SKIP.

I don’t even know if it’s still broken. I gave up on it until I see it show up in my Recently Updated Apps list.

K-dog:
Spotiwhat?

Death and Taxes

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain except
death and taxes.”

 -Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy 1789.

 

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Well, in order to motivate me to actually do my taxes (it’s about time, right?) I thought I would throw on some Metal and get to work! I always hate tax time and therefore put it off until I can’t any more.

So I went to the FreeFillableForms website to file my Federal taxes. I was able to log in quickly and start banging away, filling up the text boxes. God, remember when there was no online tax service and you had to use one of those ancient pencil things? So, everything was good and this wasn’t turning out to be the Spirit Crusher that I thought it would be. Even getting a refund.

Then I went to the Utah State online tax site. This caused me some frustration. I couldn’t seem to log in at all. I double checked  my previous account info – “yup, that’s all correct, WTF? why can’t I log in?”  So I clicked around a bit and then I found some thing on the Utah state site referring to Silverlight.  What?!  Why is a state website using a proprietary, closed source program! Microsoft Silverlight! Damnit don’t the web-geeks at the state know this will cause issues? Even with Novell’s hearty attempts to clone it for Linux with “MoonLight“, it still is a PITA for Linux users everywhere. This made me want to “Scream Bloody Gore“.  The neighbors could probably hear me yelling my battle cry of “Open Standards For ALL!!!”

For a while I thought I was doomed. I keep looking though, determined. Eventually I stumbled onto some part of the Utah state site which allowed me to create a new account. So far, so good, I’m thinkin Chrome and Fedora, getting the job done. I get through the state site clickies, checkboxes and text boxes. All set, right? Wait, why does it say that I owe $3000 to Utah?! Bastards!!!    “Oh,  K-Dog, just double check your maths, alright?” Ok so I do. Whoops, looked like I skipped one section. Add that section… recalculate…  YES!  Utah Tax Owed is $0.00. Take that, Utah.

So, knowing that I’m getting money back from the US and not owing Utah (first time, ever) gave me a feeling of Spiritual Healing“. Alright, so that bloody ritual is over for one more year.

Happy Tax Time!

K-Dog