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Metal / Re: Burzum - The Ways of Yore
« on: June 12, 2014, 03:55:40 PM »
I had high hopes after East of the Sun, West of the Moon - the only post prison Burzum album I liked. But he just blew it in the shoddy execution of this album. He should stop rushing out music and take more care,  maybe take a lesson from the last 2 Lord Wind albums.

Like the above poster said, there really is no excuse for such a low level of execution. He now has the status in the music world to summon a small army of skilled session musicians with only a Facebook status update, most of whom would work for no money, just the chance to be on a Burzum album.

Metal / Re: The band Pink Frothy AIDS was ripping off
« on: June 08, 2014, 10:01:35 AM »
Yeah I don't know where you got this from... that style of soft verse/heavy chorus has been around at least since the days of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd etc.

It's even been used somewhat tastefully in the hands of better artists (the song "Black Sabbath" comes to mind).

Metal / Re: Burzum - The Ways of Yore
« on: June 08, 2014, 12:45:08 AM »
This album bored the holy fuck out of me. Bad vocals, uninspired repetitive melodies, half formed ideas that go nowhere. It's not worth reading too much into the ideology behind it all because at the heart, it's just another shitty post-prison Burzum album rushed out less than a year after the last one.

You don't have to tow the party line if you don't want to. I enjoy reading this site and have learned a lot of useful things that have helped me along my path in life over the last 15 years. I enjoy plenty of music this site would never cosign on.

Metal / Re: Kraftwerk in Concert
« on: April 25, 2014, 11:58:20 AM »
I might actually be able to make one of the Tokyo dates this August. This sounds incredible. I've never seen Kraftwerk but my dad saw them back in the early 70s and never forgot it.

Interzone / Re: Is our society worse for smart young women than men?
« on: April 25, 2014, 11:52:30 AM »
It's probably about the same. Men and women face different problems on different time curves but their magnitude is the same.

Women have it easier when they are younger, doors are held open and their ego gets puffed up by constant male attention. Of course when their looks and youth begin to fade, the ride ends. The challenge for a woman is to use her golden window of youth as a time to build relationships/community and develop interpersonal skills, so she has a solid life foundation by the time her looks go.

Men start adulthood with no status and no respect, and gradually build it up through life via career, social skills, knowledge, confidence etc. The challenge for a man is to grow in wisdom through life and learn from his mistakes without becoming cynical and embittered along the way by the opposition he faces.

Is it a man's world or a woman's world? I think society privileges girls over boys, but ultimately privileges men over women. Just look at how "man" and "girl" are usually spoken as compliments, while "woman" and "boy" are usually insulting.
Both sexes get their day in the barrel, just not on the same day.

Interzone / Re: Should this forum sticky a list of essential reads?
« on: April 24, 2014, 12:52:42 PM »
And BTW, that ANUS book reviews section is fucked up; all the reviews are just placeholder/null links.

Interzone / Re: Should this forum sticky a list of essential reads?
« on: April 24, 2014, 12:51:08 PM »
Does anyone have an account on Goodreads.com? If so it might be worth linking to Goodreads accounts with rankings and reviews of what we've read; the site is kind of like Discogs for books.


Interzone / Re: It could be worse.
« on: April 24, 2014, 12:37:26 PM »
Crow: Respectfully, why do you post on forums(this one excepted)? I mentioned in another post what makes this one different, the lack of social drama. What did you think was going to happen, not playing along with the lockstep routine most forums provide? You provoked some morons!

Forums in general are magnets for idiots and herd thinking. The ones oriented around "antisocial" or otherwise "alternative" subcultures are no different, if anything they're worse. Political forums, comment threads, social media, all of it - you're wasting your time, and if you're the typical ANUS reader I imagine you suffer fools poorly, so why why why bother with online forums? You're not going to convert anyone to a more intelligent way of thinking; people come into that on their own or they never come into it at all.

This is literally the only forum I ever post at or would ever, and I am not a huge poster even here.

Interzone / Re: Tell me about your education.
« on: April 20, 2014, 09:58:37 AM »
In most classes, indoctrination is present - not a centrally organized schema but usually following the personal beliefs of the instructors, which don't differ much. In a typical class, there are a few cheerleaders, a few malcontents, and everyone else just tries to stay awake. Very few students give a shit one way or the other, which is why the level of understanding is so shallow. Most passively accept what they're told because they don't care enough to disagree.

Interzone / Re: Police misconduct against Hessians/Punkers
« on: April 19, 2014, 07:05:01 AM »
I'm good at talking to cops. I've been stopped while on acid and talked my way out of it (on foot, not driving), and been caught exploring old abandoned buildings, always got off with just a warning. Just don't act like a resentful punk and keep cool. Looking normal helps, too.

I've never experienced any real police misconduct. I've been chased a couple times over pranks, minor burglary etc but always escaped. "You gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away and know when to run"

Small town cops are always worse because they don't have much else to do; I grew up in a big city so they were too busy fighting serious crime to bother someone like me.

Interzone / Re: How forums work.
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:36:01 PM »
This is the only forum I ever post on. I like ANUS because it avoids most of the ego drama that other forums are rife with - we don't know/care about each others personal problems, jobs, ex girlfriends, past drug use, favorite beer, etc. People come here to discuss issues, not themselves. There is no "big cheese" who closes down discussions when they get too rude or "off topic"(as if asinine social posturing ever had a point to begin with).

People, don't waste your time on forums, comment threads, news sites, social media whatever. There's so much better you can do with your life. As George Carlin said: "At least when I get done masturbating, I'll have a little something to show for it"

Interzone / Re: Why is this place a lurker's haven?
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:26:42 PM »
Because there's a lot of good information, and that's all many people need. Just jumping in with a bunch of "ME TOO!!!!!!111" nonsense would bury the good info and not really be in the spirit of the site.

Interzone / Re: Multitasking: myth
« on: April 06, 2014, 11:15:44 AM »
Proof that men can multitask:


Interzone / Mainstream artists attempt to revalue music
« on: April 04, 2014, 01:35:10 PM »

Wu Tang Clan is putting out a new album, limited to one copy, sold to the highest bidder who may then do whatever they want with it.

"While we fully embrace the advancements in music technology, we feel it has contributed to the devaluation of music as an art form. By taking this step, we hope to re-enforce the weight that music once carried alongside a painting or a sculpture. The album will be put on listening display in renowned galleries, museums, venues and exhibition spaces around the world for only the most dedicated to experience before it disappears into the private collection of a buyer. The public will know that what they will hear will be a once in a lifetime experience"

"A new approach is introduced, one where the pride and joy of sharing music with the masses is sacrificed for the benefit of reviving music as a valuable art and inspiring debate about its future among musicians, fans and the industry that drives it."

I'm not a huge fan of hip hop, but this is at least an interesting attempt on Wu Tangs part. Also probably the closest any mainstream artist has ever come to elitism and catering to a selective audience, the way early black metal bands did. Of course Wu Tang can afford to do it because their legacy as a pioneering rap act has already been cemented, they have steady income from shows/endorsements/etc and really nothing to lose. Only an artist of substantial reputation could do this, and they'll probably make more money than they would had they just released the thing.

I agree that digital distribution has in some ways cheapened the value of recorded music and fans have come to regard albums as disposable and interchangeable. This is why I still buy CDs - it establishes a closer relationship between me and the music.

Unfortunately, it'll probably be some corporation like Best Buy etc who buys it, to use in some cheap promo arrangement - "buy a new pair of Beats Headphones, get the album" etc

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