David Bowie Memorial

I was devastated to learn of David Bowie’s death a week ago. In the meantime, I’ve been watching lots of his videos on YouTube, and listening to his albums, starting with the oldest one, on Spotify. Here’s a collection of links found/shared on FB.

Puscifer at the Paramount, Seattle

Awesome show. Maynard puts together the best shows I’ve ever seen.

Set List:

1. Maynard Monologue
while setting up camper/stage
2. Green Valley (CoMP)
3. Tiny Monsters (CoMP)
4. Vagina Mine (VifV)
5. Dozo (VifV)
6. Toma (CoMP)
7. The Rapture (CoMP)
(Fear is the Mind Killa mix)
8. The Weaver (CoMP)
9. Rev 22:20 (VifV)
Carina Round on Lead Vocals (slow version as well)
10. Polar Bear (Cif)
11. Indigo Children (VifV)
2011 Mix
12. Oceans (CoMP)
13. Monsoons (CoMP)
14. Horizons (CoMP)
15. Conditions of My Parole (CoMP)
16. Man Overboard (CoMP)
17. Telling Ghosts (CoMP)
18. The Undertaker (VifV)
19. Tumbleweed (CoMP)

No Encore, show was about 90 minutes.

(VifV) – “V” is for Vagina (2007)
(Cif) – “C” Is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) – EP (2009)
(CoMP) – Conditions of My Parole (2011)
Note: Several songs were remixes or variations on the originals. Especially all of the songs from “V” or “C”.

RIP: Peter Steele

I was a fan of Type O Negative back in the 90’s, but had lost track of them, and everyone else, since then. I disconnected from radio and tv, and went a long stretch where I had no clue about any new music from new or old bands. I’ve only recently started to plug back in via the internet. It’s great for helping me fill in the gaps. And if it weren’t for the internet I would not have known that Peter Steele died on Wednesday night.

Last night I spent the entire evening reading old interviews with him, and watching music videos and interviews and TV appearances on YouTube. I thought I would link to a few highlights here. Read More »

Puscifer Seattle Nov. 11, 2009

Saw Puscifer at The Moore theater last night. Best concert I’ve ever seen. Bar none. And I’ve seen a hell of a lot of concerts in the last 20 odd years. Most blur together. This one was exceptional.

maynard puscifer
And a few more shots here.

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Tool – Die Eier Von Satan

This song has been around for years now, but only today did I go searching for an English translation of the lyrics. This amuses me to no end. Just adds to why I love Maynard, in all his musical/artistic incarnations so very much.

If you don’t know this song, let me just tell you that it’s very heavy and dark, and the vocals are some guy shouting at you in German. Sounds like some sort of Nazi rant. That’s why these lyrics make me giggle.

(Die Eier Von Satan) “The Eggs of Satan”

Half a cup of powdered sugar
One quarter teaspoon salt
One knifetip turkish hash
Half a pound butter
One teaspoon vanilla-sugar
Half a pound flour
150 g ground nuts
A little extra powdered sugar
… and no eggs

Place in a bowl
Add butter
Add the ground nuts and
Knead the dough

Form eyeball-size pieces from the dough
Roll in the powdered sugar
And say the magic words:
sim sala bim bamba sala do saladim

Place on a greased baking pan and
Bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes
…and no eggs

Bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes
…and no eggs.