So I hope to get some major work done on Chrontendo 41 in a few days. But in the meantime, I've been too busy rockin' like Dokken. I have the misfortune to live in a city that is not considered a major market for most "medium-sized" bands, so I was very surprised and delighted to see that Mastodon was playing a show locally. As a super cool bonus, Dillinger Escape Plan was opening. You might not have been thinking that Dr. Sparkle was a rocker dude, but my impressive array of neck tattoos tells a different story. I can throw the devil horns and engage in meth abuse and perform ritual human sacrifice with the best of them.
(Bonus facts: Both Ronnie James Dio and Gene Simmons take credit for introducing the devil/goat/metal horns into popular culture. Dio claims learned it from his superstitious grandmother; Simmons says he invented by waving at the audience while holding his bass pick with the middle and ring fingers. Truly diabolical metal fans know it originated well before those two dudes.)
Even more surprising than Mastodon is the fact that Cinematic Titanic is doing a live appearance in my area! CT is essentially an unofficial reunion of the original cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Even the ads for this show describe it as "MST3K Live." What's odd is that the show is being held in the region's classy venue -- a rather expensive "arts center" that normally hosts guys like Yo Yo Ma or Wynton Marsalis. I guess the MST guys have made it big time. Needless to say, I'm pretty excited.
And speaking of ill-conceived CGI, have you guys seen the trailer for the Tin Tin movie? Freaky, cartoon-style heads and faces inserted into a photo-realistic environment? That's some uncanny valley shit right there.
|Oh God, take it away take it away!|