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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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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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…
One of the guys from the band Dosa Jhana, a Buddhist metal band, commented on the mention I gave them a while back. He said they were some videos from the recent performance with Cynic, one of the masters of metal! Anyway… I figured I’d share one of the videos here while I work on all the other posts I need to catch up on… enjoy!!
My bud Kevin sent me this via Facebook a couple days ago and I thought it was great and I should share it here.
Was searching YouTube for videos from this past Saturdays talk by The Dalai Lama in Foxborough and found this gem. During the second talk, he was asked questions, one of them in reference to China. Here is his HILARIOUS response…
I’m pretty sure most people have already seen the “Yes We Can” video Will.i.am produced in support of Barack Obama. The video below is the newest one by Will.i.am, in celebration of Obama’s win in the presidential election. It’s a great lil video and just wanted to share with those of you who might enjoy it.
If you’re a fan of 80’s metal, you’ll enjoy this, Peace Sells by Megadeth. After watching it again, I thought it was so relevant to the things happening today. Samsara anyone? Through metal music even, go figure!
Yeah it’s over the top, but it’s funny!