Throwback Thursday: ‘Gods of Second Chance’ by Metal Church

Today’s song is “Gods of Second Chance” by Metal Church. It’s from the 1993 album Hanging in the Balance. Metal Church has always been one of those bands that’s been in the peripheral of the metal world. I don’t understand why they never quite broke through to the main stream like many of their contemporaries. I guess it could be because they’re hard to pigeonhole. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Gods of Second Chance’ by Metal Church

Retro-Review: ‘Icon’ by Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost’s album Icon is one of the reasons you could say that 1993 is the year that doom metal became a genre of its own. Why 1993? Well, aside from Icon, we saw Cathedral release the Ethereal Mirror, diSEMBOWELMENT release Transcendence into the Peripheral and Type O Negative release Bloody Kisses. While doom metal was already established with the likes of St. Vitus and … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Icon’ by Paradise Lost

Brainfood: Robert E. Howard creations still under copyright

If you’re going to base your art on a copyrighted character or group of characters, make sure you’re not being obvious about it. That’s the lesson we’re getting when it comes to Spanish artist Ricardo Jove Sanchez whose sculptures bear more than a passing resemblance to existing artwork. From Courthouse News Service: Sanchez is accused of making and selling sculptures of Robert E. Howard characters such … Continue reading Brainfood: Robert E. Howard creations still under copyright

Medium: Hubble made space beautiful for all of us

It’s been 28 years since the Hubble Space Telescope was launched. Since then, it’s helped expand our knowledge and reveal the beauty of the galaxy  and universe. Read it here: https://medium.com/@ZoomBubba/hubble-made-space-beautiful-for-all-of-us-f70d1c1aea4a View story at Medium.com   Please follow and like us:0 Continue reading Medium: Hubble made space beautiful for all of us

Uncertainty looms over professional journalism

It’s not easy being a journalist. Sure, you may not be as physically taxed as a surveyor who spends his day walking a variety of rough terrain (I’ve done that), as monotonous as working on a production line in a factory (I’ve done that, too) or potentially hazardous as working the graveyard shift at a minimart (done it as well), but journalism has plenty of … Continue reading Uncertainty looms over professional journalism

Social media: Saying ‘I quit’ is an option, but unlikely

Like many people, I feel the overload when it comes to our modern information age. It’s a nonstop 24-7 ordeal with the news changing every minute and everyone from the leader of the free world to the goat farmer in Zimbabwe is able to weigh in on the day’s events. If you try to stay informed, it kind of feels like you’re going down a … Continue reading Social media: Saying ‘I quit’ is an option, but unlikely

Brainfood: Did ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ speak for 90s metalheads?

Who is old enough to remember Beavis and Butt-Head’s original run? Sure, more than one-fourth of us were not born then, but if you’re part of the English-speaking world, you’ve probably in the very least heard a passing reference to them at one time or another. But why were the animated delinquents such a hit? Ben Umanov, writing for Noisey thinks he knows why: Metal … Continue reading Brainfood: Did ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ speak for 90s metalheads?

Conspiracy peddlers add to victims’ suffering

October 2017 started off with tragedy as 58 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded when a shooter armed with rifles modified to shoot on full auto opened fire on a crowd of thousands at a country music festival. The shooter, unlike his victims, chose his time to go by shooting himself before he could be arrested. The usual debate over gun control … Continue reading Conspiracy peddlers add to victims’ suffering

On Columbus Day, facts and history don’t always agree

Next Monday is Columbus Day, at least in Arkansas and most other states. It’s not a day celebrated by everyone, particularly the descendants of the first nations who saw their populations decimated by the onslaught of Europeans that Columbus is given credit of opening the gate for. Five states do not recognize Columbus Day: Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, South Dakota and Vermont. Three of those states … Continue reading On Columbus Day, facts and history don’t always agree

Just molecules in the wind — Cassini-Huygens Mission ends

It seems September has been dominated by bad news. North America and the Caribbean were hit by multiple hurricanes, Mexico was racked by a pair of devastating earthquakes and the U.S. and North Korea seem to be playing a game of nuclear chicken. It’s easy to overlook other things during such a time, even things that will impact our lives much longer in the overall … Continue reading Just molecules in the wind — Cassini-Huygens Mission ends