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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fred Eaglesmith and the Flathead Noodlers - Balin (2003)

Let's keep this country train going!!
Up on the chopping block today we've got a good ol' fashioned country pickin' album from Mr Fred J Eaglesmith and the Flathead Noodlers, 2003's "Balin".  For those of you who aren't familiar with the bluegrass road warrior,  this Ontario born blue collar hero has been cutting records and touring the backroad towns of Canada and the US for the last 30+ years with little to no recognition from the mainstream world.  And why, you may ask?  Well I can't answer that question, but I assume it's cause he doesn't have flashy videos with strippers or songs about life in LA. But in lieu of this Fred writes about about farming, tractors, drinkin' and guns, and all of these are apparent on this album.  Loaded with banjos, mandolins, washboards and all the elements of bluegrass you love, this album delivers a pure slice of country bliss, accompanied with outrageous themes such as accidental dog shootings and rooster fights, this album is sure to deliver!  I'll ramble no more, go get yourself a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon, a pack of colts and fire up the oil drum BBQ and get ready to have your noodle cooked good and proper... Eaglesmith style!!  Don't forget to check his tour itinerary, because I guarantee he's coming to a town near you, and soon!  Highlighted Tracks are "Bailing Again" and "I Shot Your Dog"

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Josh T. Pearson - The Last Of the Country Gentleman - 2011

It's albums like this that remind us of the passion we are capable of pouring into music and the emotions it can unravel within us.  Recorded in just 2 nights, Josh T. Pearson has put together a collection of 7 of the most authentic country tunes I've heard in decades.  This is not pretentious or mimicry, there is no paying homages or tipping hats, this is music directly out of his soul and into your ears.  Although I normally like to make comparisons between artists so you have an idea what you're in store for, I simply can't do that this time.  All I can tell you, is that the songwriting prowess of this man is unmeasured and these tunes were written in the key of righteousness.  One unusual thing about this record, is that 4 of the songs clock in at over 10 minutes, which for an acoustic country/folk record is quite unheard of, but after listening to the songs it becomes clear, that NOTHING could have been cut.  This album is bar none, BAR NONE my favorite release of 2011.  It's truly a breath of fresh mountain air amongst a a metropolitan city of filthy music and disease riddled songwriters.  This is as about as perfect as your gonna find this year.  With unconventional fingerpicking and dangerously original timing, paired with the vocals of a man who sounds like he has lost the last piece of happiness the universe has to offer, Josh serves up a whole new kind of malevolent fulfillment.  I can honestly say, with no restrictions, this album will be in my top 5 for the rest of my natural(and possibly, after) life..  So without further ado, "The Last Of The Country Gentleman"... Mr Josh T Pearson!
The songwriting is so deep and emotional I might suggest staying off heavy psychs for this one ;)
Highlighted Tracks Include "Woman When I've Raised Hell" & "country dumb" 

JOSH T. PEARSON - Woman, when i've raised hell (FD Acoustic session)

Sunday, July 10, 2011


His down syndrome inspired smile says it all.

OK i am going to have to make a point with this fucking idiot today.  This photo was taken at a "Jesus rally", or "god conference" or "zombie march", whatever they're called, in Calgary, Alberta.  Believe it or not, this fuckin' maroon, and all his little occult buddies were wearing shirts that read "jesus died for you".  Beyond that, this guy has a j-pouch, which is an internal pouch in place of his colon, which was removed due to colitis.  First off, I can ramble on about this delusional prick, cause I myself have crohn's disease and I can assure you Jesus played no role in my recovery.  So did jesus save you from colitis, you cunt? NO no no no no I think I'd have to say that modern science, your surgeon and IBD research played a much bigger role than your invisible friend.  I mean, really, how bloody retarded does one have to be to believe in god in 2011??  Don't tell me "blind faith".... faith means not wanting to know what is true (F. Nietzsche). Religion is a neurological disorder, and one that has completely enveloped this personified piece of human filth.  Grow the FUCK up you mindless, senseless, ignorant, cretinous, uneducated, unenlightened, uninformed, uncultured, dense, insensible, naive, uncultivated, shallow, obtuse, oblivious, UNCONSCIOUS  fucking robot.

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. – Richard Dawkins

Of all religions the Christian is without doubt the one which should inspire tolerance most, although up to now the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men. – Voltaire

It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. – Mark Twain

Properly read, the bible is the most potent force for Atheism ever conceived. – Isaac Asimov

I refuse to believe in a god who is the primary cause of conflict in the world, preaches racism, sexism, homophobia, and ignorance, and then sends me to hell if I’m ‘bad’. – Mike Fuhrman

Fundamentalism, of any type, due to its prerequisite lack of intelligent thought, could prove to be the worst weapon of mass destruction, of all. – David J. Constable