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Just now, ChainsawAkimbo said:

Yeah it´s actually quite fun to make and play different types of music, even if it´s something i wouldn´t normally listen to myself. :) 


excellent thoughts. The soul of the different humans yearns for ultimate variety.  It has come to me to experiment multiple waves of guitar and piano in different mental contexts.

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On 2/9/2020 at 2:37 PM, ChainsawAkimbo said:

Yeah it´s actually quite fun to make and play different types of music, even if it´s something i wouldn´t normally listen to myself. :) 

 

On 2/9/2020 at 2:39 PM, Sigmastic_Jeff said:


excellent thoughts. The soul of the different humans yearns for ultimate variety.  It has come to me to experiment multiple waves of guitar and piano in different mental contexts.

Definitely agree - it is even true for the music that I listen to.  Sometimes I just need a break from routine, so I listen/play something a little different.  Doing so lets me return to the music I like with a clearer mind, which makes me enjoy it even more,

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On 2/28/2020 at 6:56 AM, FatherAlabaster said:

Man... Demilich and Amorphis are (separately) coming to my area this spring. Amorphis is playing "Tales From The Thousand Lakes" in full... that's even worth sitting through Entombed! Gonna kick myself if I wind up missing either of these.

Amorphis are one of my few favourite bands that I’ve never seen live. This would be an amazing show! Even better if Tomi K did the vocals, but that could be asking too much. 

Long weekend coming up. It’s going to be metal to the brim. 

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4 hours ago, Requiem said:

Amorphis are one of my few favourite bands that I’ve never seen live. This would be an amazing show! Even better if Tomi K did the vocals, but that could be asking too much. 

Long weekend coming up. It’s going to be metal to the brim. 

I wonder if he's still got it in the vocal department. That would be awesome. It would be hilarious if they brought the original clean vocalist along too... Anyway it's gonna be great, I've never seen them before either and this is a set I can really get excited about.

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18 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I wonder if he's still got it in the vocal department. That would be awesome. It would be hilarious if they brought the original clean vocalist along too... Anyway it's gonna be great, I've never seen them before either and this is a set I can really get excited about.

I love that clean vocalist hahaha. That would be great fun. 

I loved Tomi J as much as anyone when he burst into our lives, but I’m kind of tired of his voice(s) for some reason. Perhaps due to the sheer number of albums they’ve pumped out since 2004? 

He’d be a beast live though - I can only imagine. 

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Woke early today, which is a consequence of having three cats who have no concept of the difference between weekend and a working day.  Normally this means a couple of hours on the console, however today I watched “Metallica - Kill ‘Em All to St Anger” for shits ‘n giggles really.  Joel McIver and Malcolm Dome, (interspersed with snippets of various members of Heathen giving loose and frankly pointless “history tales”), bore the bejesus out of the viewer for a hour and twenty minutes telling them information that a simple search in Google would glean.

Highlight is Dome disclosing that he thinks the band still has one heavy album left in them if they recruit Mustaine and Newstead back into the fray.  What a waste of a Sunday morning.

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Live black metal holocaust tonight. 

Earth Rot are headlining with Christ Dismembered as main support. I'm not in the mood as it's been a big weekend already, but I'm prepared to give it one last shake and the last bus leaves in 20 minutes. 

Hail and kill. 

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Started to rent a storage locker as the challenge of having little space at home for storage is proving to make the place look cluttered in some rooms and the loft space is genuinely useless with the old heating tank up there.  Spending the day sorting out some boxes that never made it to an unpacked stage after the move last year and will hopefully have more space after we fill the locker up tomorrow.

No cold storage facility though.  Just gonna have to leave victim's bodies by the road once I am done.

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9 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

Started to rent a storage locker as the challenge of having little space at home for storage is proving to make the place look cluttered in some rooms and the loft space is genuinely useless with the old heating tank up there.  Spending the day sorting out some boxes that never made it to an unpacked stage after the move last year and will hopefully have more space after we fill the locker up tomorrow.

No cold storage facility though.  Just gonna have to leave victim's bodies by the road once I am done.

We finally emptied ours out three weeks ago. First time since we left NY that we have everything we own under one roof. It was kinda neat going through old boxes, I hadn't opened some of them in ten or twelve years. We have a good bit of work left to do on the new apartment, but it's getting there. It's a good but foreign feeling to me, actually liking the place I live. Just in time to lock ourselves in for the pandemic!

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Hope everyone is well and not stressing too much about the whole coronavirus situation. As for me well I'm looking forward to sleeping in as of next week with all my classes being either cancelled or shifted to online, just wonder how it will impact on assessments. More worried about the fact I can't get a refund on the now cancelled Japan trip honestly.

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