Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Hook of the Day - Prince "Kicking Kim Kardashian Offstage for Not Dancing"

Every time a fat bottom girl gets on stage with Prince and doesn't dance, an angel loses its wings.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Heavy Rotation: 2-7-2011


1. The Secret - "Solve Et Coagula"
2. The Red Chord - "Clients", "Fused Together in Revolving Doors" and "Fed Through the Teeth Machine"
3. the collected works of Trap Them
4. Belphegor - "Blood Magick Necromance"
5. Owen Hart - "Earth Control"
6. Slough Feg - "The Animal Spirits"


1. Iron Maiden "The Final Frontier"
2. Iron Maiden "A Matter of Life and Death"
3. Iron Maiden "The Number of the Beast"
4. Amon Amarth "Twilight of the Thunder God"
5. Chaka Kahn "Epiphany"
6. Kanye West "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"


1. Greg Brown
2. David Bowie
3. Syl Johnson
4. Graham Central Station
5. Y&T
6. Van Morrison

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Hook of the Day: Iron Maiden "Killers"

Just read on Invisible Oranges that Maiden's Killers turned dirty 30 yesterday. So, that's roughly a decade older than the floppy haired, neck tattooed deathcore choads who think they sound rough, but would still get sliced to ribbons in a knife fight with this album.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Hook of the Day: Immortal "Grim and Frostbitten Kingdoms"

Maybe this is just Chicago's sudden resemblance to Blashyrkh talking here, but I'm almost positive that I just saw Abbath coming out of Dominick's with bread, cheese, ten cans of tuna, two half gallons of Almond Milk, and the latest issue of Wired Magazine. Either that or the Roger's Park hipsterati has chosen its new look.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Hook of the Day: Amon Amarth "War of the Gods"

As Chicago prepares for a massive snowstorm, my first order of the day was to prepare a hot cup of coffee in my French press and sit down to enjoy NPR's free stream of the excellent new Earth album. It's a lovely work, full of space and texture and nuance. I looked out the window and took in the dusting of snow on the ground, and went inside myself. Took stock of myself and my place in the world as my birthday approaches in a few short days. It was a nice hour to get the day started off on the right foot.

My second order of business was to finally get around to checking out the new Amon Amarth track. And now all I can contemplate is how much I'd love to chop off some fuckin' heads with a ridiculously huge battle axe while flaming arrows whiz by all around me. I can see Lake Michigan from my window. The second I see a Viking longboat appear in the distance, I'm pointing the speakers out the open window and shit's gonna get real.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go put this bastard on a loop and play God of War III at the same time. If all goes well, my Rich Little head will do his killer Scanners impression. (Which pretty much sounds like Ronald Reagan, like all the other bits.)

Amon Amarth "War of the Gods" by Metal Blade Records