Church of Misery, “Brother Bishop (Gary Heidnik)” Official Video
Dude, are you fucking kidding me? Of course I’m ending the week with new Church of Misery. This is “Brother Bishop (Gary Heidnik)” from Thy Kingdom Scum, which is out May 27 in Europe and June 11 in North America on Rise Above and Metal Blade, respectively. It rules. Seriously. I was listening to the first Funkadelic record like five minutes before I put this on and I’m pretty sure they had the same bass tone. Awesome.
Next Tuesday, I’m flying out to The Netherlands, where I’ll be staying in Tilburg to attend and cover the Roadburn festival for the fifth time. I’ve been working all week to get ready for it, and I’ll be working all weekend to do the same since I won’t be back until after Desertfest in London the weekend following Roadburn, and there’s still quite a bit to do. Not complaining in the slightest — it’ll be worth it once I land.
But as it goes with travel-times and such, there will probably be a downslope in actual posts per day while I’m out, since it’s kind of hard to keep up that sitting-in-front-of-the-laptop-all-day pace when you’re not actually doing that. Nonetheless, I’ll have travel updates, fest coverage, pics and hopefully even a little video if I get my shit together on it, so stay tuned. I know from last year that this is going to be an unbelievably exhausting but fulfilling experience, and I’m looking forward to seeing friends and meeting more great people as I have each and every year I’ve been lucky enough to get over there.
Also a bit apprehensive, since I’ve never done anything post-Roadburn except get home and crash out for, like, a month, and this year the order is reversed from what it was in 2012 and it’s Roadburn first, then Desertfest, but dammit, I’m fortunate to be going at all. I hope you’ll keep up with the adventure as it unfolds and that you enjoy it as much as I do.
While I’m spilling out hopes and dreams, I hope you have a fantastic and safe weekend. I’ll be assembling my anti-allergy meds, antacids, protein bars and other pharmacy needs (legit ones, not drugs, though maybe some trucker speed), as well as doing a boatload of laundry, working all day tomorrow, and driving up to Massachusetts on Sunday for a housing inspection on a place The Patient Mrs. and I have an offer in to buy. Monday’s gonna seem like a relief by the time it gets here, but so it goes.
Before I jump off, a quick thanks to everyone who took a listen to The Obelisk Radio this week, checked in on the forum, bought a Clamfight CD, shared a Thee Facebooks link and/or followed me on Das Twitters. There was a good amount of activity on all fronts, and I was — as I am all the time — stoked and encouraged by the support. Sincere appreciation all around.