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things i like:
rock'n'roll, country, punk & metal.
bands that combine all four successfully.
design, graphic & interior.
the intersection of philosophy & sociology.
ampersands.
andrew wk.
emergent gameplay, of the videogaming variety.
cursing.
beards.
beer.
bbq.
cjlo.
deep fried everything.
americana.
making lists
, including this one of my life's ambitions, and these of things on my mind at the time.

feedback: @angelidotca or ask me anything you'd like here.

i took a trip! read about it here.

evidence of my lame yuppie side on my (gasp!) house blog here.

It took me 10 years to buy a bullet belt, and another five to realize that it’s time for me to have a kutte (German for habit, as in a priest’s habit), or battle vest/jacket, despite my relatively advanced age. Here is the base garment, in all its virginal glory, soon to be slowly taken over with patches. 

The overall theme will be “dirty hesher” and not so much “up the punx”, so I plan on keeping the hardware to a minimum. Of course, I will also not be hiding my love for comparatively not legit bands such as Kiss and Poison (y’all are wrong, btw) so I will be curious about reactions to the final product.  

It’s no secret that BVST has been preaching the gospel of Norwegian heavy metal geniuses Kvelertak since the release of their debut album. Now, in the wake of their first-ever Canadian tour dates, Angelica from BVST was lucky enough to sit down with Kvelertak guitarist Vidar Landa for a wide ranging chat about Norway, Guns N’ Roses, trolls, and the band’s future plans, set against the roar of other bands soundchecking. Be sure to tune in this Wednesday at 7pm ET only on CJLO 1690AM in Montréal / www.cjlo.com, especially if you like the gritty audio verité styling of poorly recorded in-person interviews! We’ll be playing a lot of Kvelertak and other Scandinavian bands you should know about, as well as nerding out about one of metal’s most up-and-coming bands.

It’s no secret that BVST has been preaching the gospel of Norwegian heavy metal geniuses Kvelertak since the release of their debut album. Now, in the wake of their first-ever Canadian tour dates, Angelica from BVST was lucky enough to sit down with Kvelertak guitarist Vidar Landa for a wide ranging chat about Norway, Guns N’ Roses, trolls, and the band’s future plans, set against the roar of other bands soundchecking. Be sure to tune in this Wednesday at 7pm ET only on CJLO 1690AM in Montréal / www.cjlo.com, especially if you like the gritty audio verité styling of poorly recorded in-person interviews! We’ll be playing a lot of Kvelertak and other Scandinavian bands you should know about, as well as nerding out about one of metal’s most up-and-coming bands.

One of heads is my head, and some of those arms are my arms, and some of those folks are my friends, and if you weren’t there, you missed out.

SKÅL.
these norwegian geniuses are gonna tear it up tonight. oh, and did i mention that i’m gonna be interviewing one of them this evening? that’s happening. 

SKÅL.

these norwegian geniuses are gonna tear it up tonight. oh, and did i mention that i’m gonna be interviewing one of them this evening? that’s happening. 

(Source: fuckyeahkvelertak)

INFINITY BONERS.

Hey y’all, don’t forget that this is going down tonight. I’ll be pressing play on the brand new Kvelertak record, Meir, around 8pm, and giving away some sweet prizes, so come down early and have drink with me! CJLO metal DJs will be spinning all the heavy hits, and a guaranteed good time will be had by all! See you tonight!

Hey y’all, don’t forget that this is going down tonight. I’ll be pressing play on the brand new Kvelertak record, Meir, around 8pm, and giving away some sweet prizes, so come down early and have drink with me! CJLO metal DJs will be spinning all the heavy hits, and a guaranteed good time will be had by all! See you tonight!

I made a bunch of fools angry yesterday…

… on the internet, of course, where “anger” is a default setting, like “cat pictures” and “pornography”. They took offense to my comments and went on FREERANDYBLYTHE-ing all over the place, which is fine, since they’re entitled to their opinion, just as I am entitled to mine. 

It’s interesting to me to see what kind of response this elicited, since I thought that mine was quite even. In fact, I don’t believe I exonerated either party from blame, since I think dummies acting stupidly at shows often get what they deserve, and I also believe that lashing out in anger, maybe even deservedly, can often end up in blame for the terrible, unwanted consequences.

I wasn’t there, and I don’t know what happened. If this is legit, and Randy did contribute to a kid’s death, then he should be held responsible, in one way or another. If this is a shakedown, and he has no responsibility, then he shouldn’t. But I am not going to join in the Free Randy Blythe chorus of baaa-ing sheep just because Lamb of God is one of my favorite bands. I have seen them several times, and was even lucky enough to watch them from the stage. Over the past 7 years, I have met and/or interviewed every member of the band, except for Randy. Their music means something to me, and it means something to each one of their fans, but it doesn’t make them flawless human beings that are above reproach. 

I guess what I’m getting at is that, while I shouldn’t be, I was marginally surprised at all the “Randy is innocent” “Who cares, this happened two years ago!” and “The kid probably deserved it” comments swirling around this issue. In my experience, metalheads consider themselves to be more critical of mass culture than the average bear, and yet here they are, unquestioningly falling all over themselves to protect their “idol”, in regards to circumstances about which they have no knowledge. I suppose it’s been seen before, what with all the Varg apologists, but this is garbage that I associate with Chris Brown fans, not metal fans. 

Bottom line, being a fan doesn’t require unquestioning allegiance, and a person’s art can definitely be separated from their personal life, in fact, in many cases, it’s pretty much a requirement. I realize however, that this is a complex argument for the majority of people raging because I dared, DARED, to criticize moshing, crowdsurfing and stagediving, three activities that in no way, shape, or form make you look like a desperate, attention-starved loser. 

So let’s amend this statement, shall we? JUDGE RANDY BLYTHE FAIRLY.

Hey man, if Ariel can watch K-Pop on loop, then overindulging in this particular song can’t be that bad, right?

Yes, this is a real thing. Yes, you can order it online (if you understand Swedish). Yes, this would look fantastic in my cellar, next to my AC/DC wine collection (none of which I own… yet).

Yes, this is a real thing. Yes, you can order it online (if you understand Swedish). Yes, this would look fantastic in my cellar, next to my AC/DC wine collection (none of which I own… yet).

whatever-the-weather:

Metal bands per 100,000 people.  

If Québec was a separate country, we’d be deeply in the red.

whatever-the-weather:

Metal bands per 100,000 people.  

If Québec was a separate country, we’d be deeply in the red.

(Source: whatever-the-weather, via ilovecharts)

Radio Fun! Tonight at 9PM CJLO.com 1690 AM Montreal

punkandstuff:

Radio Fun returns tonight, making it’s Wednesday debut at 9PM!

To celebrate, I’ve got a full hour of my favourite 70s/80s punk/hardcore classics lined up for you. Misfits/Descendents/Subhumans/Dils/Nils/Asexuals/Minor Threat/Dag Nasty, just to name few.

Radio Fun - Wednesdays 9-10pm, on 1690AM Montreal, streaming online at CJLO.com, through iTunes, or through the CJLO iPhone/iPad app!

http://www.cjlo.com/onair/radio-fun

(Cuz honestely, who doesn’t like to have fun?)

… and tune in two hours earlier for my show! I’m giving away tickets to the Metal Alliance tour featuring Devildriver, The Faceless, Job For A Cowboy, Dying Fetus, 3 Inches Of Blood, Wretched and Impending Doom at Le National this coming Friday!

Been watching Skid Row videos (both performance footage and covers by often non-English speaking singers… who seem to fuck the lyrics up about as often as Sebastian Bach does) for secrets to nailing the “that child blew a child away” part of 18 and Life (around 3:25 in this video). So far, I’m still coming up empty, and only a few people seem to be able to hit anything near it (and that includes SB himself, he seems to scream the line, rather than soar over it like he does on record… studio magic). I am resigned to the fact that if I ever wanna get anywhere close to being able to properly sing this song, the only solution will be selling my soul at the crossroads.

Oh, and yes, this video is incredibly distracting. You’re welcome.