An update to issue #14: I dutifully listened to the following Acid Mothers Temple releases, all the way through, no skipping:
Tao Chant From the Cosmic Inferno (2005) ...yup, they do chant
Does the Cosmic Shepherd Dream of Electric Tapirs (2004)...nice Las Vegas rock vocal impersonation medley in there.
Acid Motherly Love (2007) a tad jayuzz-ish in places, as you would expect from the Zappa reference
Recurring Dream % Apocalypse of Darkness (2008)...extremely dense, heavy rock sound.
I can't do any more of these releases for a while. While I enjoy this kind of thing - and, no, I don't feel guilty at all - a change of pace is required. I have another 10 or so AMT titles to go through, but...later.
I was born in Brantford , Ontario and I was disappointed to hear that the local city council voted to tear down a stretch of pre-Confederation (i.e pre-1867)buildings on Colbourne Street. Very short-sighted thinking going on there, hope it's not contagious. Hamilton, ON, was guilty of similair cultural gaffes.
Here in Grande Prairie, the history span is somewhat shorter: a few setthttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giflers showed up in 1910, but most of the initial growth didn't happen until after the rail line was put in,a project which was apparently surveyed by my great-uncle before WW1 broke out. There's a couple of buildings pushing the centenary mark, but the majority of this town was built in the last 50 years. Compared to the Hammer, there is a lot of W-I-D-E space use, both for commercial and residential use. My neighbourhood, for instance has green belt alley ways built into it at regular intervals which you don't see that often in say, new developments back east. My work place is located in a big box store conglomerate that spreads over eight regular city blocks.
Something I noticed as well: when you get north of 55 degrees latitude NORTH, the days get longer during the summer. It's not the Land of the Midnight sun, per se, but sunrises at 5:20 p.m., and sunsets at 10:30 p.m. are not to be trifled with.
Oh yeah, and ZZ Top plays tonight in town 06/10/10