Industry Giants

April 17, 2009

superdrag cd cover

The ironically titled “Industry Giants” by Superdrag came in the mail last Monday.

It just might be the best Superdrag ever. This is the first cd by the original line-up in this century. It is confirmation of how important Brandon Fisher’s guitar playing was to the Superdrag Sound.

I was already a fan of this band when I realized that Superdrag was more or less a friend of mine’s old band without him in it.


Aspartame

April 17, 2009

Superdrag
is a band that the lovely lettuce and I know personally from our time in Knoxville. We are both big fans. They are a great live band that doesn’t always make good videos.

some of the clouds are not clouds. some of those jets pose death threats. it’s coming around. coming around. some of your rights stolen outright. sometimes lights are not lights. the consuming fires of hell burn this place to the ground. burn it right to the ground. i just write songs. i don’t carry a gun. i want peace and safety for my innocent sons and wife. i just love God i don’t trust in man. armed with the truth against the wickedness at hand. yeah. if you wanna usurp the power. i’ll be ready in a half an hour. i’ll give my life for that. are the devils ever nervous? do they deserve the death they serve us? i’m still not certain of that. sometimes brains are mundane. entertained and restrained and sealed up tight. all the aspartame and the video games and the drugs in the food keeping you subdued so you’ll never recognize who put out the lights. put out the lights. i just play guitar. i can’t stop the war. i want peace and safety for the kids in kandahar. if you love peace and you love mercy you’re bound to cause a little controversy. yeah. if you wanna usurp the power. i’ll be ready in a half an hour. i’ll give my life for that. are the devils ever nervous? do they deserve the death they serve us? i’m still not certain of that. we’ve gotta usurp the power. the devil seeks who he may devour. keep your life intact. the liars in his service conspire to make me nervous. i am certain of that.


Knoxville Church Shooting

July 28, 2008

I used to live in Knoxville, TN before I moved back north to the Rust Belt. Yesterday I was watching CNN while washing dishes and I saw a tease for a story about the church shooting in Tennessee and my jaw dropped. From what I could see it looked like a church in Knoxville that friends and acquaintances attended. When CNN came back from the break, I was shocked and dismayed to find out that it was the church I thought it was. As near as I can tell no one that I know directly was injured or even there Sunday morning.

The shooting was during a youth performance of the musical “Annie”.  Those poor kids.  Those poor adults.   What a sad, sad situation.  I hope everyone can work through the trauma and the pain of this horrendous experience.