Sunday, October 31, 2010
Some more excellent rock n roll from Northern Europe. This particular band is Rammstein from Germany. They have been around for quite a while and are second to none in my humble opinion. They do not often tour the U.S. and that is a pity. They seem to be misunderstood here in the U.S. and some ignorant swine feel compelled to compare them to something unspeakable. That is ridiculous. They are not Landser after all. Don't know who Landser is? Look it up. These guys (Rammstein members) grew up in pre unification Eastern Germany and know a thing or two about totalitarianism. I believe that is true for all members of the band. At any rate, some of the most innovative rock music seems to come from this general area of Europe. It is interesting that the lead singer, Till Lindeman, was in his younger days, an Olympic hopeful (swimmer) for the now defunct GDR. On an interesting note; Michael Savage said that this was music to invade Iran with. I could not agree more.
There is a forever it seems debate about the merits of the rock n roll of each generation. Of course it is common for many my age to say that real rock died around 1980 with the advent of "hair bands." I myself was never a huge fan of the hair bands, preferring skinny tie and punk at that time. However I have never jumped on the "our music was better" bandwagon. If one knows where to look and does a little bit of "research" one can find quality hard music from all eras. Behold "Children of Bodom," an excellent Northern European group that knows a bit about how to play rock n roll.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Well I did miss some college ball I wanted to watch and did have to take a rather long drive but all in all the day was not a total wash out. I am still calling Fedex out for poor service however. They should correct the address on their website to at least read the right city and they should probably audit their drivers performance a bit more. I know damn good and well the lazy prick (or prickess) did not attempt to make a third delivery. I also must add that I never have had this type of issue with UPS. If I have a choice in the matter, I will not use Fedex again.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
This one brings back memories. I was introduced to Nina Hagen while in Guantanamo Bay for "RefTra" by a nameless German sailor from the FGS Rommel. This was in 82 or 83. I am a fan still. My ex wife hated her music. I got rid of her but kept Nina. It was the right choice. Who says you don't soak up a little culture in service to the nation?