Friday, February 11, 2011

Return of the Neoplatonic Demiurges

Wow, I never thought they'd be back. They had to ditch Blackie due to his incorrigible heroin use. Excerpt from T.O. Snobs:

With the unfortunate success of "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon", most people overlook that Urge Overkill were actually one hell of a great band in their day. There are precious few albums from the early '90s that hold up from beginning to end as well as Saturation.

As previously reported, Urge have been back in the studio working on their first new album in 16 years. That album now has a name and release date. Rock & Roll Submarine has now been slated for an April 26th release.

Here's "Effigy", a song they released from the new album. The video is available on YT also, but I hated it. Oh, well. Why didn't they just jump into a convertible with Cuban chicks like they did for Sister Havana? Instead they tried to make this one deep and meaningful. As Beavis and Butthead famously commented, "The only meaning a video should have is that there is nothing else to watch on television."

Not bad. Could have been on Saturation, or at least Exit the Dragon. I didn't think Exit the Dragon was as bad as some fans; really dug "Monopoly". Anyway....

Their website shows that they are playing in Chitown close to my birthday. Maybe I'll drag my wife over there....

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Say Hello to my Little Brother!

Wow. That is a lot of firepower. When I saw the heat this Orthodox Priest was packing 'round the compound I almost pulled a Rod Dreher and converted. Bet you could get away with open carry in the liturgy, and I'm not talking about those swords the Knights of Columbus whip out now and again.

From the article:

Several weeks ago, officials said, an anonymous informant told a narcotics detective that a man claiming to be a priest had purchased multiple guns. After police identified the man as Henry, the detective's surveillance uncovered "strange and erratic" behavior, Harper said.

Henry tried at least once to use St. Herman's tax exemption when purchasing guns, but it is unknown if he succeeded, said Cleveland Safety Director Martin Flask. St. Herman's is operated by the Little Brothers of the Divine Compassion Inc., a registered nonprofit, records show.

I think I'm going to name my Mossberg "Divine Compassion". Then I'll name my Glock 23 "Little Brother of Divine Compassion".

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bizarro World Motown

Kudos to Mark Steyn for spending 45 minutes (so far) on Rush's show bashing that ridiculous Chysler/Eminem/Detroit commercial. That was a complete waste of money and an exercise in excessive turd-polishing funded by the tax-payer via government bailout programs. I'm buying a Ford if I ever buy another American car.

Some idiot called in to say Detroit isn't all that bad. Right. Let's just all ignore the glaring problems with the city and "go to our happy place".