Hey all. This week I came across this album on Youtube, in my ‘recommended’ section. I passed over it quickly, and then went right back to it. First, I love the name of the band. I’m sucker for things dark and witchy. The album name and cover are awesome as well. https://blackmoonmother.bandcamp.com/album/illusions-under-the-sun I’ve listened only […]Read More Surprise Quickie: Black Moon Mother
So, my job has me driving all over the place, up to 3 hours at a shot. Usually, I just put on an Audio Book and let it play, but it’s also a chance to listen to some new stuff off Bandcamp and Tidal, my streaming source of choice. This week was kinda blah. I […]Read More Surprise Quickie of Week
I could never be a music reviewer. I love to listen to music, I love to think about music, I like to perform music, and I love talking about music. But music reviewing? Not likely. I greatly admire many reviewers, some of who’s opinion matches mine almost perfectly. Others, especially certain upset heavy metal dudes, […]Read More Masamune and Muramasa Turned to Stone vol. 2
The morning after the election of Donald J Trump remains one of the worst my worst mornings in recent times. The sheer level of anger I felt was frightening, both to myself and my partner who I was with at the time. The one constant image in my head was inspired by Michael Moore’s program […]Read More Trying to find my voice
If there’s anything more pathetic than a 55-year-old boomer trying to write a blog about Recovery and heavy psych/stoner/doom, it’s only posting a handful of times per year. To add to the pathos, I have about 12 posts I’ve started but not finished, as if I’m waiting to write the perfect observation about Black Yoga […]Read More Mid-Week Quickie: Holy Grove II
The cool thing about becoming aware of heavy metal in 1975 was not only the great new stuff coming out, but the whole backlog dating back 5 years. Getting turned on to a band meant 5 or so back-catalog albums to explore. Oh, and a lot of bands released a new album every year! Each […]Read More King Buffalo: Longing to be the Mountain
I have a diagnosis of PTSD. I don’t agree with the diagnosis, but I have had two highly skilled therapists confirm it. The thing is, I’ve treated members of the armed services and first responders who had true, no kidding PTSD. I feel that my diagnosis somehow belittles theirs, and for that reason and that […]Read More Yob: Our Raw Heart
You seriously have to appreciate any day that begins with the unexpected, the improbable, the unbelievable. For fans of All Things Heavy, that just happened this morning. 4/20/2018 will go down in Stoner/Doom history. After getting hit and pummeled in popular media and culture, The Sciences are back, baby. And The Sciences have some heavy […]Read More Sleep’s Holy Shit!
When I was 14 years old, my parents had a party. I remember one of the guests coming up and telling me I should go for a walk because I have too much energy to just sit around. Her name was Buff, and that night began my informal training in the Art of the Wise, […]Read More My Paganism
Is Attorney General Jeff Sessions evil? Probably not. I just happened to disagree with just about everything he does, thinks, says, or writes. That doesn’t make him evil, even if it is currently fashionable to demonize people one disagrees with. Is United States drug policy evil? Absolutely! And before you think I’m about to go […]Read More Is Jeff Sessions Evil?