Wednesday, March 13, 2013


It's not even funny how far I've drifted away from listening to metal recently. Maybe it was the 300+ metal albums I checked out last year, but I'm still feeling some residual burnout. I guess I could just sit down and write about what I AM listening to, but I feel like that wouldn't be of much interest to anybody who reads this blog. For some perspective, at this very moment I'm playing:

So yeah, I'm not exactly cranking the new Darkthrone. I'm sure I will at some point, though, since I've gone through these non-metal phases before and I always come back in the end.

Anyway, I just wanted to post this to assure those few readers I have that I'm not dead or anything. If I get back to regular posting any time soon (which I may or may not, since I've been doing so much writing recently that I feel less compelled than usual to sit down and write here) those posts will probably fall under the "etc" portion of my blog's title. In other words, for the time being, don't expect a quick return to music-related content.

Thank you for your patience, and have a nice day.


  1. Good to see the update. I can't say I'm crazy about this; it sounds like about 40% of the country music on the radio. However, I heard John Darnielle say that Mercyful Fate is "a top 5 band" for him; he also said that he doesn't like to talk about his tattoos, but when they do his autopsy, they'll find out how much he likes Mercyful Fate. So, I'm going to give the Mountain Goats another chance.

    I don't suppose you've had a chance to really check out 16 Horsepower / Wovenhand yet?

  2. I've listened to some Wovenhand, and I've liked what I've heard. Haven't really looked into 16 Horsepower, though.

  3. And as far as the appeal of Keith Whitley goes, I am probably at least partially tied to an interest in him because of past associations (I heard him a lot when I was a kid).

  4. Wow, I just realized how bizarre that sounded. Let me try again:

    I think I like him because I listened to him as a kid.