Monthly Archive for June, 2007
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Back in the day, my good friend listened to a lot metal bands. Some good, many shitty. Aside from most of the metal he listened to, he introduced me to a lot of very cool diverse bands. Anthrax is the one I can still listen to and not completely cringe. Slayer, too.
Anthrax is a weird one. Their records were moderately serious yet had a funny side to them. They didn’t take themselves too seriously like the other three of the Big 4: Metallica (still bores me to death), Slayer (I do like them from time to time) and Megadeth (if constipation was musical, it would sound like Megadeth). It was impressive that Anthrax didn’t always wear black, too. They wore neon shorts from time to time. That took balls in the mid 80s when being “men” was being “metal.”
The main aspect that totally turned me on to Anthrax was their genre bending. In 1987 they blended rap and metal with “I’m The Man,” and later collaborated and toured with Public Enemy in the early 90s. This even pre-dates Faith No More by nearly two years with The Real Thing in 1989. The nu-metal industry would not be the way it is today without this seminal metal band.
Rock fists in the air.
- Indians (Among The Living)
- I’m The Man (I’m The Man EP)
- Madhouse (Spreading the Disease)
- Who Cares Wins (State of Euphoria)
- Schism (State of Euphoria)
- Belly of the Beast (Persistence of Time)
- Caught In A Mosh (Among The Living)
- Blood (Persistence of Time)
- In My World (Persistence of Time)
- I Am The Law (Among The Living)
I am the last person to nitpick OSX. I feel it’s a wonderful, stable and intuitive operating system. And after using DOS and Windows-based systems for over 10 years it was a breath of fresh air to use an OS so stable and pretty.
My only pet pet peve in my 5 years experience of using OSX is with a Dock item. iCal’s to be precise. It’s stuck on the July 17th prior to opening the application. Why o’ why did they do this? They think of everything else and leave this! It’s saddens me. I am sure there is a complicated hack to fix this and I’ve contemplated it, but why mess with it. Right?
In reality if this is the worst part of OSX, I think the folks at Apple are doing a fine, fine job.