Lance Reddick as the phenomenally fierce Special Agent Phillip Broyles in FRINGE
Look, I dig Lance Reddick as much as anyone, and I’m always psyched to see him getting work. Furthermore, he could totally rock the role of Legba.
But when the producers of American Horror Story: Coven refer to the character as "voodoo Satan", well…shit, not even Lance can fix THAT mess.
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Gypsyhawk - State Lines
Because I listen to lots of new music as well…!
Saw Gypsyhawk last night at Webster Hall - a total blast. They’re tight, the grooves are solid and the Lizzy-esque twin guitar attack is a MAJOR attraction. (The fellas are also easy on the eyes, if you’re into that sort of thing.) Definitely check them out if they hit your town.
This song rocks because Brooklyn gets a shoutout, and they managed to fit the word Tetrahydracannabinol in the lyrics.
My fave musician, Ritchie Blackmore talking about Smoke on the Water riff :)
That guitar with the phases of the moon on the fretboard is so fucking fabulous it makes me want to vomit rainbows (pun intended!).
City Lights Books in San Francisco hosts a wonderful podcast series featuring authors who have done events at their store. Listen to Ian F. Svenonius talk about Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group!
(also this book is totally the best thing to give to the awesome people in your life…)
I love City Lights, love Frisco, & love this book.
Sadly the sound on the podcast is rather buzzy…something up with the mic perhaps?
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Alestorm - Keelhauled
It can be challenging to make keytars seem hip…but when you’re a pirate, you can do whatever the fuck you want (Arrrr!).
I’ll be checking out these guys later tonight at Webster Hall, with Gypsyhawk opening.
Very fitting for Small Business Saturday!
(Also fitting: I started re-reading Paul Huson’s classic this morning. You know the one…)
I think that all religious men have believed that there is a hand not ours in the events of life, and that, as somebody says in Wilhelm Meister, accident is destiny; and I think it was Heraclitus who said: the Daemon is our destiny. When I think of life as a struggle with the Daemon who would ever set us to the hardest work among those not impossible, I understand why there is a deep enmity between a man and his destiny, and why a man loves nothing but his destiny. In an Anglo-Saxon poem a certain man is called, as though to call him something that summed up all heroism, “Doom eager.” I am persuaded that the Daemon delivers and deceives us, and that he wove that netting from the stars and threw the net from his shoulder.
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Queen - The Old Grey Whistle Test Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1975
This is about 45 minutes long. Bohemian Rhapsody is truncated/shifted into Killer Queen.
For those of you who can handle that, this is a shit-hot, awesome live gig — and gives a sense of how brilliant Freddie was at that early point in his career.
I grieved hard when he passed…& it continues to hurt thinking of what we’ve lost.
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