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Day: December 11, 2008

Guys & Dolls

No, I’m not referring to the musical, but the unbelievable documentary by the BBC on doll fetishists. Check it out. It’s long (~46min), but totally worth the investment. It’s probably not safe for work (unless you work in a cool place like I do), so caveat emptor.

It really is amazing and an incredible look into a subculture I had no clue about. I had heard of Real Dolls before, but never knew it went to this extent. There is a profound sense of sadness emanating from the subjects of the film and there are parts where my insides contort violently with second hand embarrassment.

On singing in metal 3 – Into Eternity’s “Time Immemorial”

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Hmm. Do I like this? I liked the last Into Eternity record, but I was pretty sure at the beginning of the song that I wasn’t going to like this one. Then it got into the meat of the track and I wasn’t sure that I disliked it anymore. It’s actually a pretty decent song, I guess, even if it switches genres like crazy without any sort of real segue ways.

His singing verges on the unacceptable sometimes, but his penchant for taking it power metal really pulls him back from the brink of oblivion. And homeboy can definitely keep a tune, so I’m not mad. I’m just not sure how pumped up about this I am. But then, that’s what I thought when I first heard Protest The Hero, and I consider Fortress one of the best releases of this year. It’s probably appropriate that you ignore my first impressions because they are often wrong in moments like this. Usually, if I hate something right off the bat (that was a cliché), then I’m right on. Same thing for liking stuff. But when I’m on the fence and leaning towards dislike, I’m usually wrong, so, you know, whatever.

Sorry that this post sucks; my brain is officially mush. Watch the video. Keep on rocking.

Look forward to more interesting posts in the future!