Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Church at the Enmore, 12/17/11

Watch The Church and other great gigs on Moshcam.

This has been a long time coming: A full, DVD-quality film of a Church concert, available to all. The folks at Mosh Cam will be rolling out the epic three-hour show in three parts. Up this week is the opening section of the set: a complete performance of the excellent Untitled #23 album. Then on Nov 27th we get to see the live rendition of my personal favorite Church LP: Priest=Aura, followed on Nov. 29th by Starfish--the album that turned many in the US onto these guys. Slap on some headphones (essential for the experience) and sink into this. You'll see why I went down the rabbit hole back in 1988 and never came out.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pazcalypse Now

Vinnie Paz is an Italian-American gangsta rapper who converted to Islam and has a fetish for assault weapons and alternative histories of ancient Egypt. Yes, he sounds like a Christopher Guest character, but he's real. "End of Days"--his magnum opus--hits all the sweet spots for the Zeitgeist crowd: the reptilian conspiracies of David Icke, 911 "Truth," chemtrails, and mind-controlling fluoride; and presents some new hypotheses I hadn't heard before: Barack Obama's genesis in a test tube and George W. Bush's ancestral connection to Aleister Crowley. It's unintentionally hilarious, yet I'd be lying to you if I said I didn't enjoy this tremendously.

But could we have found a skeleton on the moon if we never went there? I'm confused!

Props to Block McCloud for his earworm of a chorus.