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Interzone / Re: Treat depression with folate
« on: July 06, 2009, 05:03:08 PM »
I don't know that it would be the same for anyone else, but I've found that depressive tendencies dissipate once one stops focusing one's thoughts on oneself. 

I absolutely agree.  Although I've never really gone through a long-term "bout" of depression, I have always, since a young age, found great strength and comfort in acknowledging that I, and humans in general, are, in a broad sense, insignificant.  It's funny, because a more literal-minded person would say, "oh, you think you're insignificant?  you must have low self-esteem."  But I've always found the opposite to be true.

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Metal / Re: Black & death metal lyrics
« on: July 06, 2009, 04:41:31 PM »
"Devestation, blasphemy, desecration, unholy he
who burned the face of god with the eye of our master"?

No offense but I don't see any bad English in that line. In fact the English is very good in that song, the lyrics are just difficult to understand.

no, no bad English there.  Immortal is the band that comes to mind for some, let's say, "unique" English.  And you're right, I forgot Varg wrote 'As Flittermice.'  He, Tom Warrior, and Fenriz are all lyricists that metal should be proud of.

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Metal / Re: CONSERVATIONIST launches website
« on: July 05, 2009, 12:53:07 AM »
good luck.  I have enjoyed following your "infiltrations" of several other forums/message boards/websites, and you do a good job.

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Interzone / Re: How crippling is alcohol?
« on: July 05, 2009, 12:48:39 AM »
I would say that at the end of the day alcohol is a waste of time and pretty crippling.  I will have a few beers on an "important" day or to celebrate a victory, but I have seen many friends who drink every weekend and have turned into dullards.  I have drunk to excess several times in the past, and a sober life is the life for me.  The "drinking/party culture" where I live is out of control and it upsets me to see so many young people essentially "peak out" at age 20.  Maybe they would have peaked out anyway, but without alcohol I figure they have a fighting chance.  Alcohol can definitely become a substitute for achievement.  And it doesn't bother me so much that alcohol or drugs can result in deaths, but that it turns the living alcoholics or drug addicts into dullards or reckless hedonists, in which case they consume consume consume, but give nothing back.

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Metal / Re: Black & death metal lyrics
« on: July 03, 2009, 03:40:07 PM »
No one could make Moat lyrics sound good though.

yes.  The Moat lyrics you cited above are pretty cheesy and un-subtle.

on a side note, I prefer it when artists keep the curse words to a minimum.  leave that to rappers.

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Metal / Re: Black & death metal lyrics
« on: July 03, 2009, 03:08:40 AM »
On paper the lyrics for many great albums don't look that good, especially some black metal bands for whom English is a second language. (having said that some Norwegian bands speak excellent English). However, when you hear them in their context the devilerence of lyrics can send a shiver down my spine.

agreed.  it's almost more about how the lyrics sound and where they are "placed," than what they "mean."  the perfectly placed word or phrase, within the context of the song, can send a shiver down my spine, too.  the final line to "As Flittermice As Satans Spys," when he says "with the eye of our master," gets me every time.

however, I actually think the fact that English is the second language for some bands might be an asset.  when you're writing in a language you're not as familiar with, you have to be a little more judicious about the words chosen.  and although it can result in some clumsy phrases or word choice (see Immortal (whose lyrics I actually quite like, btw)) it can ALSO result in some turns of phrase that are more poetic or original than what a native speaker could EVER come up with.  at the end of the day, metal lyrics need to be EVOCATIVE above all else.

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Interzone / Re: Nihilism and concrete freedom
« on: June 28, 2009, 09:15:33 PM »
Ofcourse all i have is myself, but i cant have my body, my mind, my will if i m obliged not to act accordingly to what i think. If somebody forces you to act or not to act he or she is hostile, if he or she succedes in this you're not free anymore.

you're only as free as your abilities "allow" you to be.  if someone has obliged you, blame your lack of ability or your lack of bravery.  you are still "free" to think of a way around your obligation.  if that means coming up with a plan that might risk your life, and you still aren't willing to do it, then blame your cowardice, not your lack of freedom.  "Freedom," in the sense that I think of it, can't be granted, nor can it be taken away.  It DOES exist "in" one's mind.

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Metal / Re: Trying this out
« on: June 28, 2009, 07:10:07 PM »
love it.  good idea

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did this happen?  is it archived anywhere?

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Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: June 16, 2009, 06:18:24 PM »
Saturday June 6th, 2009, was a rainy, overcast day in Madison, Wisconsin.  Appropriate for the Inter-National Day of Slayer, I suppose.  While the rain may have deterred some people (flaky Madison liberals) from showing up that day, the proud few stuck out the rain from 10 AM to 4 PM at Library Mall, in the heart of downtown Madison. 

Within 15 minutes of setting up, a random, street-urchin type, riding a bike, stopped by and offered me a hit off the glass pipe he had hidden in his hand - "this is the green, right here," he said.  In the right situation I would partake, but I figured this wasn't the time or the place, so I passed.  I found it funny that this was the first time in my life that a complete random offered me weed - in public, no less.  The IDoS brings good karma I guess. 

After about an hour, a completely unassuming 20-something year old, came up and asked me, "Is it REALLY the National Day of Slayer!?"  We talked for 15 minutes about the best Slayer album (I told him South of Heaven), and metal, in general.  I gave him a flyer and mentioned anus.com a few times.  He was extremely fun to talk to - a balding, "conservatively" dressed young man that actually knew quite a bit about metal.  He was really excited about the fact that it was the National Day of Slayer, and it was clear that he wasn't taking the holiday as a joke or with a sense of irony. 

At one point, early on, I remember two University of Wisconsin campus tours being forced to walk by us - haha!  These tours are essentially for high-school kids and their parents who are trying to decide on where to go to college next fall.  I'm pretty sure Reign in Blood was playing at that point - perfect!

The next person I remember talking to was a very old man.  He was looking at our signs and came up to me and in a thick German accent, he said "June 6th is also D-Day."  I told him we knew that, and he told me a great story about how he was 14 and living in Nazi Germany on D-Day (so I guess that would make him 79, today).  He asked me, "What is this 'metal,' is it the music you listen to?"  I confirmed that it was, and I told him I also listen to classical.  He asked me, who is your favorite composer?  I told him Beethoven.  He seemed very pleased with my answer, and said something to the effect of:  "Beethoven makes you think that the entire universe was created just so that Beethoven could exist."  The old man was a pleasure to talk to, especially with Hell Awaits blasting in the background!

Let's see.  I remember an older woman (must have been 40) coming up and taking a flyer.  I remember an older couple (around 40 or 50) coming up and hanging out for about 10 minutes - the wife seemed to know her Slayer pretty well, all things considered.  A group of young African-American men and women stopped by for a few minutes and chatted us up, took a few flyers, and seemed pretty amused about the whole thing.  There was a church about 100 yards away and sure enough, there was a wedding that day.  A few of the groomsmen walked by at one point and raised a beer.  At one point, I remember explaining to a man why Slayer was the perfect spokesband for metal - they are popular, but not total sell-outs, essentially.  Nat'l Day of Darkthrone is too obscure, but Nat'l Day of Metallica is too HIV positive.

The best group of people that stopped by was a German family (more Germans!).  They all had accents but they essentially spoke perfect English, I gathered that they live in America or visit it a lot.  Anyway, the mom and dad stood back and had huge smiles on their face.  The two sons and daughter were REALLY excited about our set-up!  They said this was the best thing they had seen in months, they loved our signs (the daughter especially liked the "No Hipsters" sign), and took a bunch of pictures.  We talked for probably 20 minutes; the one son really knew his black metal - he opened up his wallet and showed me his old I.D. from Deutschland.  He said, "this was when I was 15 and had long hair - I used to be a sinner!"  Pretty good line, I thought.

All in all I was pretty surprised at how we attracted a pretty diverse crowd - men, women, black, white, German, young, old, long hair, balding, street-urchins, groomsmen.  At the end of the day, I realize that some people who stopped by probably thought we were being ironic, and to some extent, I know that we attracted some hipster-types.  But I know I made some contact with some authentic people who will hopefully, ultimately, check out anus.com.

Improvements for next year:

- Red dye for the fountain in the middle of Library Mall.

- A goat chained to a tree

- A bigger/louder stereo!

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Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: June 10, 2009, 04:28:45 PM »
I'm not very computer/internet savvy, in general, so I'll just post this link for now. 

SLAY-IN - MADISON, WISCONSIN

click on either of the two photos on the left.  I'll continue to work on making a more organized post, but this is a little taste.

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Metal / Re: Blaspherian
« on: June 08, 2009, 07:46:10 PM »
Oh by the way:  last week Hells Headbangers had this in stock, and now it looks like it's sold out.  Coincidence?  Probably not.

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Metal / Re: Blaspherian
« on: June 08, 2009, 06:02:58 PM »
This is really good stuff.  It's exactly the kind of Death Metal I like (the comparisons to Asphyx and Morpheus Descends are apt).  I would probably have never heard about this if it wasn't for the DLA.  Thank you!

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Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: June 07, 2009, 11:51:33 PM »
Just want to let everyone know the Madison Slay-In went off without a hitch!  I'm still pumped up about the whole thing even today!  Not a LOT of people showed up, but the proud few were there from 10AM to 4PM exactly like we said.  I probably handed out 25 flyers to different people who seemed genuinely interested.  And of course, we blasted Slayer (and a little Mortuary "Blackened Images") the whole time.  I'd say we played Hell Awatis 3 times, and South of Heaven and Reign in Blood 4 times and Blackened Images 2 times.  Once some pictures get uploaded, I'll maybe make another post giving a more detailed rundown/story.

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Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: June 03, 2009, 06:02:03 PM »
The Madison Slay-In is getting geared up!  I went downtown to the site the other day and it will be PERFECT!  Anybody in Wisconsin, or Northern Illinois area COME TO MADISON.  10 AM - 4 PM (we'll stay longer if people are still hanging out).  I've made some more phone calls to various city of Madison offices and I have confirmed we don't need a permit.  So anybody who wants to come Madison - don't worry about getting any hassle, and if we do get hassle I will deal with it.  PM me if you have any questions.

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