Music for 3/22/17!!! Foreseen, Pallbearer, Memoriam

@@@ Foreseen: Power Intoxication/Dying Spirit (Triple B, 2017) A Scandinavian thrash single I got to via Invisible Oranges.  High energy, hardcore punk style vocals, and a mix of guitar grinds and quick explosive shreds.  This first tune goes out on a nice power stomp.  The second tune seems more metal but with a big singalong chorus.  These are big full tunes with plenty to chew on.

@@@ Pallbearer: Heartless (Profound Lore, 2017) Also off the Invisible Oranges new music section but in the new release area.  I’ve checked these guys before and I dig them.  They’re a tad gloomy with bits of classic rock floating in the offal.  Big epic guitar melodies as expected and a jammy feel.  I don’t remember their previous music being this muscled up classic rock but this isn’t far from Kansas or REO Speedwagon.  Not in the guitar sound but the overall vibe.  I like it a bit rougher than this.

@@@ Memoriam: For the Fallen (Nuclear Blast, 2017)  These guys also have three tunes up as a preview of their upcoming full length.  They have a dark sound with a commitment to thumping you to death via kick drum or power chord, take your pick!  They crank up the beatdown on the second preview track Surrounded (by Death), it’s really quite a thumping.    The singer sounds a bit like Lemmy but with more sand in his mouth and this tune (clipped below!)  is the best of what I heard today.

YTD recordings listened to: 191
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 104
Not good music: 71

Buys: 1
Honorable Mentions: 1

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Divanhana, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Tinariwen, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Reverend Payton, J.I.D., Oddisee

Neil Gorsuch from testimony

  1.  Very smart guy
  2. I don’t buy his aw shucks good guy routine.
  3. He seems more than a bit full of himself — his false modesty hasn’t been polished.
  4. He’s made some decisions that make him look like a cruel bitch, which makes sense as Trump is a cruel bitch.
  5. I wouldn’t want to have a beer with this prick.
  6. This is a stolen Supreme Court pick and this will have long running repercussions.

Super WingNut Conservatives now entering Trump’s Anus!

From CNBC here:

But the American Health Care Act has drawn fire from conservatives who want wholesale repeal of Obamacare, and who also oppose federal aid to help people buy individual insurance plans.

There ya go.

All along Trump has been blowing gas about cheaper and better and blah blah blah and now these 25 wing nuts are going to wreck the bill that is already substantially crueler than Obamacare.

Nobody has to wish Trump any ill will as these guys might bone him extra hard, maybe even grabbing his hair while they do it.

Music for 3/21/17!!! Cindy Lee Berryhill, Alexis Taylor, Ha Ha Tonka

@@@ Cindy Lee Berryhill: The Adventurist (Omnivore, 2017)  Some indie/alt roots music off this week’s All Music notable release email.  Twangy guitar playing, high school punk band style drumming and Berryhill’s wavering voice.  Notable here are the literate, somewhat nerdy lyrics — neither bad nor good, just saying.  String arrangements and cello parts further solidify the NPR credibility of this record.  For the proudly nerdy.

@@@ Alexis Taylor: Piano (Moshi mocha, 2017)  Singer songwriter music off this week’s All Music weekly email.  Opens up a cappella and reverted and a tad snoozy.  I see, this is a remix record of a record from 2016 called Piano which is a piano songwriter record.  So I’m going back to the source of the remixes and it’s quite emotional.  Aha, I knew it!  This is one of the gents from About Group who made a couple of records that I’m very fond of.  This is heartfelt and distinctly un-American music because it’s not slick or glossy or manipulated.  It’s just a gent and his piano with a remix record if you feel the urge.  I can’t append this tune Crying in the Chapel so that’s too bad as it’s my favorite of what I heard. This is proudly earnest and sincere — it doesn’t super work for me but not because its earnest and sincere.

@@@ Ha Ha Tonka: Heart Shaped Mountain (Bloodshot, 2017)  Not the usual fare I hear out of Bloodshot which is fine.  It’s medium rocking with ’80s flavor and little shoe gaze especially in the guitars.  Ah, the second and third tunes bring in some jangle and I’m not really feeling this record, mostly the sounds and the formula behind it.

YTD recordings listened to: 188
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 102
Not good music: 70

Buys: 1
Honorable Mentions: 1

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Divanhana, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Tinariwen, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Reverend Payton, J.I.D., Oddisee

Ryan/Trump DeathCare Tax Cut Circle Jerk!

Headline from CNBC:

House Speaker Ryan says Trump ‘knocked the ball out of the park’ in push for Obamacare repeal

Get a room and blow him in private because this is just depressing and disgusting to watch Paul Ryan unhitch Trumpy’s trousers.

#nodignity

Can El Trump-o only trust his daughter?

From the Daily Beast:

Ivanka Trump will begin working from a White House office, despite previously stating that she would not take a formal role in her father’s adminstration, Politico reports.

Smells like Trumpy is looking for someone to balance out the sharks that he chose to hang out with on a daily basis.

Saturday Night Live called this one for sure — she’s complicit!

 

Paul Ryan is a cruel f*cking loser

Headline from CNBC:

Paul Ryan says he has wanted to reform Medicaid since he was ‘drinking at a keg’

So when he says ‘reform’ he means cutting it off resources to less fortunate Americans either by circumstance, location, race, etc.

He hasn’t dreamed of giving something to Americans in a bad way he has dreamed of taking away from those who already have less.

This dude is a worse fascist than Trump because he has a more acceptable operating style and that makes him much more effective and dangerous.

I hope he drops dead.