“Everything Dies”

Recently I learned of the passing of a musician, Peter Steele, who’s music was truly felt by me and throngs of fans worldwide. His band, Type O Negative, is one of my top 5 favorite’s of all time.

I remember the first time hearing them, and thinking how depressing the music was, and how mind numbing it was at the same time. There were many “dreary” days in my past and I swear if it weren’t for Type O Negative and Peter Steele I’m not sure how I would have made it through. In the 90’s, before they got big, I saw them at a small club and got to meet and talk with Peter for a moment. To this day I wonder why the heck the guys hand was so cold and clammy after playing live for almost 2 hours straight, but I digress…

As I grew older, the lyrics and dreariness wore off, but not my appreciation for the musicianship. They are really good at what they do and at times you think you are listening to an epic soundtrack.

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Shadows Fall: Thoughts Without Words

I’m more of a cookie monster vocals type of death metal but I’ve have liked Shadows Fall since hearing them years back at the Palladium when they were opening up for much larger bands. They have bands opening for them now though. Anyway, I’ve been listening to a bit more of them mainly because people have mentioned how they have a “Buddhist” inspired lyrics.

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Word to your mantra

With all the talk about monks rapping and serving drinks I thought it was time to lighten things back up. I posted this nearly a year ago, but it was funny as heck. I also posted another one below that, you’ve probably seen it already but since we’re not being so serious here, it’s funny as well. Enjoy…