I didn’t get the chance to close out the week before I had to leave work Friday, and internet connection was spotty all weekend where I was staying (in Maryland; no real big mystery, was visiting some family friends) until last night, so I figured I’d just hold off and start one week instead of closing another. If you’re reading this and you’re American, happy July 4. If you’re reading this somewhere else in the world, hope work is good.
German Man’s Ruin obscurios Mass seemed as good a way to launch this week as any, and since where I sit in the home office is right next to the “M” section on my recently-decimated shelves (actually, it was way more than one in 10 I removed and put into storage to make room), it happened to catch my eye. I’d have just put the album on and enjoyed it that way, but the CD player is otherwise occupied.
You see, even as I sit here and type this, I’m ripping the tracks for what will become the previously-promised podcast, which I’ll have up before midnight tonight. Hopefully well before that, actually. There’s some not-in-front-of-the-computer stuff I need to take care of this afternoon, but I’m optimistic that I’ll have time for both real life and podcast-making. It’s worked out that way for the better part of the last 18 months, anyhow.
And if there’s any real sacrifice to get aOT17 made, it’s that I’m not spending this entire afternoon listening to the new YOB, which along with releases by Ancestors and probably two others, will be reviewed this week. I’ll also have Six Dumb Questions with Sons of Alpha Centauri about their collaboration with Yawning Man‘s Gary Arce (the project being Yawning Sons) and Karma to Burn, as well as sundry other happy-fun-time posts.
For now, let me get back to work on this beast. Hope you have a great week, and if you’re boozing and fireworks-ing today, please try to keep the blown-off fingers to a minimum.
Tags: Germany, Man's Ruin, Mass