Hellfest 2004

So I may actually watch some bands this year.
This is what I want to see…

FRIDAY
Champion Main Stage 1:40 PM
100 Demons Dinosaur Stage 2:55 PM
Terror Main Stage 4:25 PM
Mastodon Main Stage 4:50 PM
Strike Anywhere Main Stage 6:45 PM
With Honor Dinosaur Stage 7:05 PM

SATURDAY
Blacklisted Hot Topic Stage 1:45 PM
Comeback Kid Hot Topic Stage 2:20 PM
The Hope Conspiracy Main Stage 3:40 PM
Misery Index Dinosaur Stage 4:40 PM
Caliban Main Stage 5:15 PM
Avail Main Stage 6:05 PM
Bane Main Stage 7:05 PM

SUNDAY
Most Precious Blood Main Stage 3:55 PM
Death By Stereo Main Stage 4:20 PM
Throwdown Main Stage 5:15 PM
The Promise Hot Topic Stage 5:15 PM [how am I supposed to watch them both at the same time]
Bleeding Through Main Stage 5:45 PM
Converge Main Stage 6:20 PM
25 Ta Life Hot Topic Stage 7:35 PM

standing in the rain holding all of her pain inside

Music:
Firestorm (demo) – Earth Crisis
Do You Still Hate Me – Jawbreaker
This Is Mine – The Angels Of Light
Run Run Run – The Velveet Underground
Hard Times – Ludacris

“I know you’re hurting now
but I can’t point my finger at
the words I should or shouldn’t say
anything
to take the pain away”

– Chalkline, Strike Anywhere

I hate where we are at.

I went and saw Righteous Jams, Desperate Measures, and Mental last night. Good times, way too fucking hot. Then went for some late night Chinese food with a sick crew of trouble. It was good to actually meet and bro down with Josh, seriously awesome kid.
I am running on a few hours of sleep, coffee, and lots of Hot Water Music.

Sadly Tre’s Grandmother passed last night and he will not be joining us at Hellfest.

Alright off to see my new girlfriend (the gym).

Linda Ronstadt banned for tribute to Michael Moore

Dan Glaister in Los Angeles
Wednesday July 21, 2004
The Guardian

The American singer Linda Ronstadt got a taste of the acrimony of this polarised election year in the US when she was escorted from a Las Vegas casino after she had dedicated a song to the filmmaker Michael Moore.

Calling Moore a “great American patriot” and “someone who is seeking the truth,” she urged her audience to see his film Fahrenheit 9/11.

But Bill Timmins, the manager of the Aladdin hotel-casino, took exception to the introduction of politics into the Nevada holiday city.

“It was a very ugly scene,” Mr Timmins told the Associated Press. “She praised him and all of a sudden all bedlam broke loose.”

The singer’s actions, he said, “spoiled a wonderful evening for our guests and we had to do something about it. As long as I’m here, she’s not going to play”.

After her comments, dozens from the 1,300-strong audience left,with some reportedly tearing down posters. Ronstadt, 58, was not permitted to return to her suite and was removed from the building.

My Life Is An Endless Succession Of People Saying Goodbye

This past Friday, Chris, Bexx, Nicole, Tre, Maxx Powers and I drove down to Wilkes – Barre, PA for Posi Numbers. Fun times. Way too many fights. Lots of good friends. At too much Taco Bell. Got some new jeans.
Got some new books…

Ishmael
Daniel Quinn
Ishmael, a gorilla rescued from a traveling show who has learned to reason and communicate, uses these skills to educate himself in human history and culture. Through a series of philosophical conversations with the unnamed narrator, a disillusioned Sixties idealist, Ishmael lays out a theory of what has gone wrong with human civilization and how to correct it, a theory based on the tenet that humanity belongs to the planet rather than vice versa.

The Story of B
Daniel Quinn
The continuation of “Ishmael”

Portable Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche
This made the weekend more barable.
“Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”

“Christianity was from the beginning, essentially and fundamentally, life’s nausea and disgust with life, merely concealed behind, masked by, dressed up as, faith in “another” or “better” life.”

I scored this badass last night…
seriously I am obsessed.
Look at all these that I have to get

I will get to the iPod’s when I have more time.
I may just go buy one and play with it…

Children of the Black Sun

I stumbled across a Black Sun sticker here in Salem. The Black Sun is a sneaky swastika mainly used buy esoteric and occult nazi’s. Some Nazi pilots toward the end of the war in 1945 painted the black sun symbol on their aircraft. The black sun had significance as the primal source of life and power, harking back to Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine, which proto-Nazis mined for esoteric information. Erich Halik, a Swiss engineer and a member of the Vienna circle of Fascists surrounding Wilhelm Landig (1909-1997), was the first to link the “Black Sun” roundel insignia with the esoteric SS. “The alchemical metaphor of sol niger [black sun] was said to represent occultation, blackening, a sinking into the mystery of self-discovery,” writes Goodrick-Clarke in his book Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism and the Politics of Identity.

I am fucking slammed at work, so I don’t really have time to write more about it…
Do some google searches on the Black Sun and occult or swastika and some very interesting thing come up indeed.