Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Yes, a discontinued Boss HM-2 "Heavy Metal" pedal, the choice stompbox for dirtbag trash-metal wannabees, harsh noise musicians....and now me!

As far as I can tell, the settings are: crap, crap, crap, crap, crap, crap, crap, crap, DESTROYYYY

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Anyone have three million dollars they can loan me? Up for auction on eBay right now is the largest music collection I have ever seen--three million records and 300,000 CDs.


Unless you know me personally, DO NOT e-mail me or post comments asking me to re-upload albums, films, etc. that are no longer available. I won't do it. Sorry to rant, but I feel the need to post this as I'm getting a ridiculous number of requests, especially for "Lost Book Found". If you want the movie, have someone send you an invite to join Karagarga or even better, go to the Video Data Bank and BUY a copy for $30; it's well worth it.

That is all.

Friday, February 15, 2008


The mighty Oak will be performing tomorrow night at UVM's Slade Hall along with Gondwanalande and Zach Cooper. The show is from 8pm-11pm and as far as I can's free!

An evening of exmperimental music featuring Burlington's best:

experimental rock

dronal ambassadors of the nu age

Zach Cooper
10 sting tink-toy samurai

Haven't solidified your Saturday night plans yet? Then stop by Vermont's premiere venue for hardcore to see Bad Flirt perform at 7pm.

They just finished work on their new record with producer Howard Bilerman ( Arcade Fire , Wolf Parade, Godspeed You Black Emperor)

Davey Von Bohlen (from Capn Jazz & The Promise Ring) sings a duet on the album.

The band has toured and played shows with Paramore, The Kills, Lightning Bolt, The Thermals, The Slip, Rogue Wave, The Unicorns, The Grates, The Life & Times, These Arms Are Snakes, VHS or BETA, One Line Drawing...

Cover is $7 and four other bands are scheduled to play.

A change of plans...instead of the lineup of new, cutting-edge avant-garde metal I had planned for tomorrow night, we'll instead take a trip back in time to the guys who started it all--Black Sabbath!

Tuesday is guitarist Tony Iommi's 60th birthday, so we'll be celebrating early by listening to some of his greatest riffs in classic Sabbath tunes of the Ozzy era. Tune in at 7pm tomorrow night to let the Granddaddies of Doom take you on the ultimate sonic downer trip!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Yes indeed, that is your's truly circa 1985; obviously Ralph Macchio's blistering performance in "The Karate Kid" had quite the influence on me. It was just the start of a prosperous career of kicking ass and taking names.

Feeling a bit nostalgic as the winter keeps dragging on. I used to enjoy this season when I was a kid, with the associated sledding and snowmen and ice hockey games. Seems the older I get, however, the worse the season gets for me. Maybe I'm just especially dismal right not because I have a nasty cold, my car is all smashed up from a recent accident & my job really sucks right now. Regardless, I have no ambition to leave the house or do anything creative lately & it's really starting to get to me. I can't wait for sunshine & green grass & sitting out front of the Radio Bean on a 70 degree day with a glass of peppermint iced tea...

I know I haven't done a write-up on the Spice Girls concert yet, but I will try to get one out soon. It was a really bizarre experience, before, during and after the show & the tale should be told. Otherwise, tune in Saturday night at 7pm to 105.9 FM The Radiator for the next installment of the Spitting Out Teeth radio hour. This week I'm going to feature some newer and more obscure artists, so check it out.

That's it for now; going to take some NyQuil, watch a few episodes from season two of Criminal Minds and get to bed early. Yes, it is a non-stop thrill ride, this life I lead... :)

Friday, February 08, 2008


Spitting Out Teeth Radio on 105.9 WOMM-LP The Radiator will be on hiatus this weekend due to my trip to New Jersey to see The Spice Girls live at the Prudential Center (no, I'm not kidding...I will be sure to post a review). I'll be ready with a great new show next Saturday however, so please tune in at 7pm!

The follow-up to Witch's wonderful eponymous debut is due to be released on CD & vinyl March 18th on Teepee Records. The name of the album is "Paralyzed" and the questionable cover art is above (WTF is up with that typeface?)

I'm also not sure if I'm sold on the music either, judging from the first track posted on Teepee called "Eye". It has a good beat and is somewhat radio-friendly...but doesn't have the same sludgey, Sabbath-y charm the first album did that appealed to me so much. Oh well, it's only one song; maybe the rest of the album will impress. And you gotta love that Teepee referred to them as a "Vermont based band"!

Sunday, February 03, 2008


Another installment of classic black metal, droney post-metal & the smothering fog of heavy ambient's the playlist from Saturday night, along with a link to download all of the tracks.

1) Sunn O))), "Hell-O)))-Ween" (from White 2)
2) Darkthrone, "A Blaze In the Northern Sky" (from A Blaze In the Northern Sky)
3) Burzum, "Erblicket Die Tochter Des Firm" (from Filosofem)
4) Gnaw Their Tongues, "Destroying Is Creating" from (Reeking, Pained and Shuddering)
5) Wolf Eyes, "Leper War" from (Human Animal)
6) The Lotus Eaters, "Untitled" from (Wormwulv)

If you like it, buy it, blah blah blah.....tune in next Saturday night for more heavy tones!

Who f*@&ing cares?

I'm having pretty good luck at record shops lately. First, while on a trip to Charlotte, NC last week, I picked up a brand new copy of Burial Chamber Trio's first LP. Today I had an even bigger score...

A gem-mint promo copy of Lou Reed's (in)famous harsh noise masterpiece, "Metal Machine Music" on vinyl for only $12! This album is ridiculously hard-to-find and the copies I could find online were going anywhere from $75-300.

I'd love to just keep the album for my own personal enjoyment, but I could buy my cats a lot of Friskies with that kind of money, so I'm probably going to put it up on eBay.

Friday, February 01, 2008


Earlier this week I was in Charlotte, NC for a business trip. While in the office, one of my co-workers handed me a thin, hardcover children's book and began to tell me a story about its history.

Apparently my co-worker's son is a big fan of dinosaurs and wants to become a paleontologist when he grows up. Their fundamentalist Christian neighbor found out about this and gave my co-workers son this book:

It seemed like a pretty thoughtful gift for a budding young scientific mind. At least that's what my co-worker thought until he opened the book....

Part of the "Wonders of Creation" book series, "The Fossil Book" is a Creationist explanation of where dinosaur fossils come from. While it might seem damn well impossible to reconcile dinosaur fossils with the idea that all life started 5,000 years ago, this book tries to take the biggest leap of reason I've ever seen to do it.

Check out this chart (click to enlarge):

Wow. You'd think the sane way for Christians to deal with the dinosaur issue would be to simply say that the Creation theory was developed at a primitive time in human history, and that God created Evolution which we're only now finding out about. It's at least believable, reinforces the idea of an all-knowing creator, doesn't go against the major tenets of the faith and (most importantly) doesn't make the religion look like a bunch of moronic hillbillies who can't see reality.

Conveniently, there is no mention of that pesky "carbon dating" thing in the book....

Oh, and I saved my favorite picture for last....a man feeding hay to a baby brachiosaurus!

I laugh to keep from crying. Remember, there are enough braindead Jesus Freaks out there to elect a president who actually believes in this crap. This country is absolutely screwed.