Posted: May 25, 2007 5:10 am
Let's move on, though, tell me about your realtionship with your mother...
Sweetheart of a woman who taught me most of what I know about unconditional love, but she's starting to lose her mind. Love her though. She's a keeper.
For a guy who doesn't like metal any more, you sure keep up with it pretty well
Stonerrock.com board. I love this board for the music, info, & some of the hyper-outstanding people. The Stonerrock.com board is a more elaborate & the people are buck nutty. They are way more scathing than this board & include a Hollywood TV writer, a natural gas trader who gets monster expense accounts & loves Lionen, & guys who make 600 mile trips & take nothing but underwear, socks, & Robitussin. It has its Dirk Digglers, too.
I think, deep inside, you want to like metal, but think it's kid stuff.
I do think it's kid's stuff. Dana Hatch was big on the notion that once you turned 15, you'd pretty much outgrew any need for David Bowie. Bowie's a little better than that, but that mostly holds true for Kiss & heavy metal in general.
I do have the blessing & curse of being weened on NWoBHM. Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead... It's tough to beat that for me regarding metal. Motorhead's probably not even metal; just violently hard rock. When I first put up Gris Gris, Lars put in a High on Fire CD that he had, went into the front room of my old apartment & turned all the speakers so that they were pointed at his head. I thought it was a good record.
Don't worry about me not getting enough exposure to metal. Legendary Columbus nutcase Craig Regala brings me CD-Rs of the all the Stonerrock darlings & one of my oldest friends from high school will talk about Lair of the Minotaur with me at the drop of a hat.
none of those bands sound anything like BHS LoAbTech to me
Why? LoAbTech not metal enough or not lumbering enough. Sure, I am not the definer of genres, but when someone says the word "sludge" to me, the song that immediately pops into my mind is "22 Going on 23." If that type of rock isn't wading through miles of muck & shit, I don't know what is.
And as for closing books, that's pretty silly. Sorry, nobody can write or like any more space rock, Hawkwind closed that book with Space Ritual (live). Nobody needs to do any more crazed garage mayhem, Black Monk Time took care of that. I know, I'm picking some of the most obvious examples, but in music/art, nobody ever closes the book on anything. There's always a new take, a new perspective, a new twist somebody can put on an old form to make it worth hearing. Or they can just ape the old shit and make a boring rehash. It just depends on the players, I think.
Yeah, you're right.