The day kind of got away from me yesterday, so I didn’t get to close out the week proper like I wanted to or normally would on a Friday. It’s the end of the semester and work has been balls-kickingly unpleasant the last couple weeks surrounding the Roadburn trip, but that too should be cleared up by the time May hits, so I’m just counting down the days more or less. Until then, my therapy:
THERE IS A NEW PODCAST COMING THIS WEEKEND.
I’ll have it up tomorrow, and no, it’s not Easter themed. I hope to rip some tracks today, some tomorrow and get it all posted by tomorrow night, but yeah, it should be a good one. Kind of a personal theme, but fun all the same, and what the hell is the point anyway if I’m not enjoying myself. You’ll note I didn’t put a question mark at the end of that sentence, because I realize there’s no question there at all.
But I thought we’d close out this week with some under-appreciated Ian Gillan-fronted Black Sabbath from the Born Again album. I saw a post on the forum about the impending re-release (looks sweet), and it kind of put me onto listening to it again. I know it catches hell because of the mix or whatever, but I think this record rules. Wouldn’t trade either Ozzy or Dio Sabbath for it, but it’s a completely unique item in the band’s catalog and certainly better than any of the Tony Martin-era stuff.
Plus, Deep Purple‘s touring (of course with Gillan singing), so it’s semi-relevant on that level as well. They’re bringing an orchestra out with them for the first time in the US this summer. Should be fun. I always thought “Space Truckin’” needed some extra strings.
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday and tomorrow as well. Next week I’ll have my interview with Graveyard posted and reviews of Bong, El Hijo de la Aurora and that podcast too. Much fun to be had.
Tags: Black Sabbath, Gods