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Sepultura – Kaiowas

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

This was an “acoustic” song from the album “Chaos AD”. The name comes from the name of the Kaiowas tribe, an Amazonian tribe that lived in the rainforest until the Brazilian government arrived and took their lands. They were pretty much put into internment camps and to protest many of them committeed suicide. From 1985 to 1999, over 300 of the tribe killed themselves. This song was Sepultura’s tribute to them. The song on the album was recorded live in Chepstow Castle inWales and you can hear the seagulls squawking in the background on the track on the album. This video was filmed at the Brazilian MTV Video Music Awards. Max Cavalera had left the band by then.

Sepultura – Refuse Resist

Monday, October 16th, 2006

TCAL has a YouTube of kids covering Sepultura‘s Refuse Resist. That’s one of my favourite Sepultura songs. This is the video for the original Refuse Resist. I saw a quick clip for this on MTV years and years ago. It was around 4pm and there was an ad for the new album Chaos AD and the vid for Refuse Resist. I was hooked right then. I found the album later on in Comet records and really liked it. To me it was heavy metal without the macho bullshit, just hippy menality bullshit.

The Departed – Giving out Oscars to any old shite

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Good movie. Compared to the current offerings out there. Good acting, not great. Was kind of slow. I can’t see why Oscars should be dished out for this. Are things that bad? Some dialog was good. If you’ve not watched any movie from Japan or Korea in the past 15 years you might even find it refreshing. Tension, what tension? They could have done more with the girlfriend angle. Mark Wahlberg’s character was just useless. Full of twists and turns? Arse. There were more on my drive home from the cinema. I’ve seen far better “gangster” movies than this I must say. Scorsese has not regained his touch. I couldn’t figure out was DiCaprio troubled or constipated in the movie. I need to go watch Infernal Affairs which I hear is better, which is how these things usually go.

Ministry – New World Order

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Believe it or not this bunch of miscreants are my favourite band. No superb lyrics, no fantastic music or haunting voices. Smokey guitars detuned and punched into cheap speakers is what some probably think of their music as. Back when I was a Guns N’ Roses fan I saw Axl Rose wear a cap with in the video for “The Garden” with Ministry on it. I think I was mistaken but I had heard of the name and damn I liked them. This track here has them sample a George Original Bush speech on the “New World Order” and the video has them use footage from the L.A. Riots. These boys were the original mashup artistes. Funny that these guys started off as a kind of early depeche mode. Synthtastic.

Here’s a brilliant mashup of the Hellsing Anime and the song “Just One Fix” from Ministry.

Here’s “The Garden” by Guns N’ Roses:

Best “Phone a friend” ever

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

I think this is almost sweet.

Metal week on

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

I’ve been playing about with YouTube this weekend and going over old songs and music videos that I loved. Once upon a time I was big into my metal music. I started off lightly with Guns N Roses and moved from there to Ministry to Nine Inch Nails to Sepultura to Nailbomb and Fear Factory and Helmet and of course the traditional ones like Sabbath and so forth.

This was me at Ozzfest about 8-10 years ago wearing my favourite Sepultura t-shirt. (I used to go to a gym back then too.)

Ozzfest was one of the best music fests I’ve been at. I’m glad I got to see Pantera in their prime. Soulfly, Fear Factory, Entombed, Slayer and so many more. Black Sabbath were good too for pensioners. Brilliant atmosphere there but Milton Keynes as a town is a hole.

I’m going to blog about some of my favourite artists over the next week. To kick things off here’s Freedom by Rage Against the Machine live in Mexico City.

Flatley gets his wedding champagne from Bubble Brothers

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Nice coup for the Bubble Brothers. You too can LordOfDance it up and get the champagne from their shop or website. €59 ain’t a bad price at all. You can get pink champers/fizzy stuff too.

You should really register for their Big Wine Event on October 24th too. A tenner in and you get to sample copious amounts of wine. Bring your boss and encourage him or her to order giftpacks for Christmas.
Wine Event Cork

Fluffy links October 12th 2006

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Via TCAL. Grindhouse. Snakes on a plane without the snakes or a plane! Damn this looks good. The music is great.

North Korean Bodyguard interview. Seems quite stagey.

Eudora to be based on Thunderbird?

Nathan Weinberg talks about the hourglass method of writing blog posts. I like Jakob Nielsen’s idea of starting with a whole summary of the information so those that just want to glance get the key information and can move on. In blogging world where most bloggers aren’t paid per word, getting to the point quickly can get more return visits.

This is fact checking. Well done Suzy.

Pink sparkling wine for EUR12 a pop. Ideal Valentine’s day pressie? Might buy a bottle this weekend and try it. I need to start looking at champagnes for the blog awards.

Speaking of them. Rick wants to know is it going to be a black tie event. Hmmm. Not sure. But you’d look well in one! Jett Loe won’t be alone then!

More questions for politicians.

Sexist labeling.

New Year’s Kiss – Casiotone for the painfully alone

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Thanks to Gavin for getting me into this band.

New Year’s Kiss – Casiotone for the painfully alone

woke up with fingers crossed
in a boy’s bed with your pants off
after polite declines of coffee & toast
walked home itching in last night’s clothes

past the Phone Booth & the Beauty Bar
the broken windows of your neighbors’ cars
through the backdoor to a message from Sis
asking who was your New Year’s kiss

took the afternoon to piece it all
plus a half a dozen phone calls
crashed a party with Larissa & Chris
in pursuit of a New Year’s kiss

not the way that you’d imagined it
on a balcony with champagne lips
but in a pantry against the pancake mix
you had your New Year’s kiss

Fluffy links October 11th 2006

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Jeff Jarvis on YouTube and Google – Nichecasting

Google does not make us come to it and its ads; Google takes its ads to where we already are.

Jeff rips into 18 Doughty Street too. They made it hard to view. Bad idea.

QLoud. Use tags in iTunes. Nice idea.

IBM Top 5 wired nations. Ireland certainly isn’t one of them.

Vacuum cleaner music. I love this kind of stuff.

Wind-proof umbrella? Christmas is but around the corner. You know what to get.

I love watches. I want this watch.

Thirty years later, Hamilton is now issuing the X-01 a limited edition reinterpretation of the original movie watch for $1195. Only 2001 will be made, cast from Titanium, fit with an automatic movement, sapphire crystal and three sideview registers for Home Time, Dream Time, and GMT.

UI interviews Joan. A pink suit was not mentioned. Good to see a Leinster house blog.