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Metal for Friday: Monster Magnet, “Space Lord” [video, 2 versions].

I was never a huge Monster Magnet fan, but I admit there’s a soft spot in my heart for their most popular album, Powertrip, which came out in 1998. The heavy, … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

My open letter to Hollywood: enough superhero movies! Stop it!

Dear Hollywood: You and I have been friends for a very long time. Since I was born, really. Movies have been such a huge part of my life, and although … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

The spaceship that stayed home: the storied career of the shuttle “Enterprise.”

Thirty-seven years ago today, on August 12, 1977, a flight of an experimental aircraft occurred over the California desert near Edwards Air Force Base. The pilot’s name was Joe Engle, … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Last Wacken, Chapter VI: All Good Things…

This is Part VI, and the final chapter, of my Wacken Open Air 2014 diary. The first installment is here, Chapter II is here, Chapter III is here, Chapter IV is here, and … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Last Wacken, Chapter V: Megadeth, Avantasia, and (almost) the End of an Era.

This is Part V of my Wacken Open Air 2014 diary. The first installment is here, Chapter II is here, Chapter III is here, and Chapter IV is here. SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Metal for Friday: Avantasia “Reach Out For The Light.” [video]

I’m back from Wacken Open Air, and so many of the great songs I heard there are still ringing in my head. This is one of them. “Reach Out For … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mud, beer and metal: a taste of Wacken Open Air camp life. [video]

As you may have noticed, I’m going to Wacken soon. If you read this blog regularly you know that Wacken Open Air is the biggest metal festival on Earth and … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: Rhapsody “Emerald Sword” [video].

I’m starting to think about Wacken, where I will be 2 weeks from today. It’s extremely rare for me to start thinking about Wacken so late. In most of the 11 … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday, and the 4th of July: Iced Earth “Declaration Day” [video].

Today is, of course, Independence Day, and the beginning of the Sabbath, and the first full day I’m back with my husband in a long time. So obviously I will be celebrating … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: Nile, “Black Seeds of Vengeance,” live at Wacken. [video]

Black Seeds of Vengeance, which came out in 2000, is one of the most brutal death metal albums ever created. Although their 1998 debut, Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka, was well-received, … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 1 Comment
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