Friday, March 19, 2010

Cars & their power to move ye . . .

Are cars mere modes of transportation or are they something which resonate deep within our souls? Of course, there are many who argue that it is the former & whilst me makes nay bones about that being the primary function but to wholeheartedly agree would mean sucking the artistry & unique qualities out of almost everything. Or as Simon Cowell would say, that its missing the "X factor".

Reducing everything to its bare functionality would mean there'd be nay place fer artistic whims or fancy. The Bauhaus school of thought may work fer some but only if there were alternatives to ensure our roads are not reduced to an endless procession of Kancil & Vios-type blandness.

Just to make it a little clearer fer the ladies who are greatly culpable of reducing our car market to a homogeny of the aforementioned brands (in no other transmission but AUTO), imagine a world without designer shoes, handbags, clothes & knick knacks coz all they do is LOOK & FEEL NICE. Start wearing a gunny sack me says . . . No?

Me is nay snob but in me quest fer something with a little character, me has been bombarded with all sorts of "advice" from so-called experts. A great example would be the mother in law who seems to think that the holy triumvirate of MyVi, Vios & Swift are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Why? "Coz my friend's daughter bought one so it must be a good car . . ."

But the worse offenders were some fellow MX5 owners who thought me should plonk fer a "practical mommy mobile". Coming from them made it quite unpalatable since me thought being owners of two-seater convertibles, they would have something more constructive to offer.

Like how music & film is being reduced to generic formulaic crap, same is happening in the automotive industry. Do yer bit to stop everything being homogenised. Ye can start by buying an old banger of a car that screams "I've got FOOKING CHARACTER" even if its broken down by the side of the road . . .

Friday, March 12, 2010

Infectious grooves! (Bolt Thrower: Those Once Loyal)

Another weekend beckons & time fer some quality sounds. Me has been grooving to this LP recently & fook me silly if it isn't one of the best (& sadly overlooked) albums to have come out of the death/grind scene. And grooving is the right word coz unlike the earlier stuff, the band seemed to have discovered a funky organic groove in their armoury whilst recording this swansong album.

Still as hard hitting as a John Arne Riise freekick to the nether regions, Bolt Thrower seem less like the crushing tank of yore but rather a band jamming after a couple of spliffs whilst Sabbath played in the background.

If the Bolt Thrower had produced this ten years earlier, they'd be fooking huge. But alas, they will always remain a cult even within the underground scene. Which me thinks is precisely how the band likes it anyways. In fact the band has gone an indefinite hiatus as they believe this is the perfect Bolt Thorwer LP & there's little point on recording another one.

So fer this weekend, let's celebrate the works of Bolt Thrower by playing this FOOKING LOUD!

To download Bolt Thrower's Those Once Loyal (2005), please go to:

ps: Me has taken the trouble to send this via email to some of ye, so me expects some feedback.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

People are strange . . .

Woman crashes car while shaving pubes (From the Malaysian Insider)

MIAMI, March 9 — Taking multi-tasking to a new level, a Florida woman allegedly caused a crash as she was shaving her privates while behind the wheel, the Florida Highway Patrol reported today.

37-year-old Megan Mariah Barnes was driving her 1995 Ford Thunderbird and reportedly rammed into a pick-up truck with four occupants at an estimated 70kph, injuring two women who were in the other vehicle.

“She said she was meeting her boyfriend in Key West and wanted to be ready for the visit,” Trooper Gary Dunick said. “If I wasn’t there, I wouldn’t have believed it. About 10 years ago I stopped a guy in the exact same spot ... who had three or four syringes sticking out of his arm. It was just surreal and I thought, ‘Nothing will ever beat this.’ Well, this takes it.”

To make matters worse, Barnes had only been yesterday been convicted of driving while intoxicated and with a suspended licence, according to Monroe County Assistant State Attorney Colleen Dunne. The judge in the case had ordered Barnes’ vehicle impounded and her licence revoked for five years.

Police said that Barnes and her passenger, ex-husband Charles Judy, reportedly fled the scene of the accident, travelling nearly a kilometre away before swapping positions. When approached by police, Judy claimed to have been behind the wheel during the accident.

“She jumps in the back seat and he moves over,” Dunick said. “It was like the old comedy bit, ‘Who’s on first?’”

Burn marks from the passenger-side airbag found on Judy’s torso, however, disproved the duo’s claims, as the steering wheel airbag failed to deploy.
Barnes was charged with reckless driving, driving without a valid licence and insurance, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Fook me silly . . . wonders will never cease will they?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rock of Ages (Rainbow: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow 1975)

Ahhhh . . . the instantly recognisable acoustic intro to that song. Me was but a wee lad when me first heard the epic & beautiful Temple of the King on radio's nightly Pilihan Anda programme.
But it was many years later before me actually got me mittens on a vinyl copy of the album above.

Ye could say the seeds of me future metaldom was planted by that song. And wot a fooking great tune. Its one of those which anybody with functioning eardrums will dig & made ye wished ye could play the guitar.

And there's nothing like a dose of classic rock to complete the weekend. Every home should have a copy of this & if ye've lost yers or the ancient tape is all fooked up, rectify it by clicking here: (Note password: deterrorizer)

Look forward to reading yer comments on this LP & the first time yer telinga caught wind of that almighty slow-rock anthem. Cheers!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Good Riddance . . .

"Ye can fool some people some of the time but ye cannae fool all the people all the time . . ." - Robert Nesta Marley.

That's right folks. BN are up to the usual tricks & are highlighting the supposed "mass exodus" of PKR lawmakers in recent weeks. Reasons afforded by these upstanding individuals:

1) Lim Guan Eng is "arrogant"

2) PKR has lost its ideals

3) PKR has no voice in Pakatan Rakyat

4) Stifling of members dissent

5) Blah fooking blah . . .

Wot a load of fooking codswallop me says. Does BN expect the people to suddenly panic, nod our heads & start waving BN banners? Even those who used to vote fer BN are under nay illusion about the fooking mess the ruling party are in.

The MIC is a spent force & the wig-wearing thug is still clinging on to power at the expense of the community he allegedly represents. The MCA has been torn asunder by internal squabbling which is far worse than wot is happening in PKR. UMNO? Resorting to arson & wild boar hunting underlines how fooking desperate these arse wipes have become.

So wot if a few fook faces decide to leave when Anwar is facing more trumped up charges in a kangaroo court. Good riddance to bad fooking rubbish me says. And if ye'd to rifle thru the news sites, ye'll find a similar sentiment in the comments section. People are just NOT buying this shite anymore.

Anyone who accuses me of being naive & sings the "they're all the same" mantra, please note that the opposition has NOT spewed any Utusan-type crap & it's up to us make a change. Shout long enough, someone might just hear ye . . .

Once again, me plays the broken record - Stand up & be counted, please register to vote! Tis time we kick these racist, corrupt & amoral fooks out of Putrajaya!

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ps: Let's just hope that pricks like Zulkifli Nordin will among those who leave . . .