Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Happy Christmas, everybody! Today's musical offering is a number I like to call:

Snow Is Falling

This was Dimentia 13's contribution to Midnight Records' annual Christmas album in 1987. I think it was '87. That's the cover there to your left. I did another one of these the year before called "Christmas Comes to Those Who Wait." This song (Snow is Falling) is pretty cheezy, actually. The idea was for each band's contribution to act as a demonstration of what was on the band's records. So this song attempts to mash together all the various psychedelic stylings on offer on the first two Dimentia 13 LPs.

The Sanskrit section is an invocation for opening the Bhagavad Gita. I found it in a Hare Krishna book. The lyrics are supposed to be self-parody, but they're still embarrassing. I like the ending, though. Nice fake raga guitar.

We're all supposed to go out and see Alien Vs. Predator this afternoon. Woo-hoo! And I'm supposed to cook the traditional Warner Family Christmas Tempura. We'll see how that turns out.

Got a new article up on Suicide Girls yesterday. This will be my final bi-weekly article, it seems. From January they're making all the columnists once-a-month. Like the cramps. So any of you who want me to contribute excess writings to your blogs and suchlike, let me know. Especially if it pays.

I got the new KISS DVD, by the way. Thank you Santa!


Garrett said...

Wow, first post. I guess I've got to write on Chrismas morning to get it. I liked the song. Maybe if you don't find any extra blogs to write for and you still have ideas bouncin' around your head, you could always post them here. Happy Christmas!

friendly neighborhood anonymouse said...


David said...

mmm... tempura

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Anonymous said...

I always liked the 'eve' part better than the 'day' part--sometime during the 'eve' something magical happens, if you blink you missed it.
Keeping vigil, waiting, watching over flocks at night--this is when the magic happens, when all magic happens--in the quiet of ordinariness.
In the chill night air.
Outside for a smoke in the night air--the party and the music wild inside.
The magic is in the ordinary night.

Anyway, I like 'eve'

Who doesn't?

and a happy winter celebration to all

Anonymous said...

Good SG article all I can say is: Santy Claus died for somebody's sins, but not mine
(with a nod of thanks to Patti Smith).

Anonymous said...

Daddy! thanks for leaving us a post to find lying under the blog this morning!! You are the BEST!

Noiret Sym Laden said...

Dude. You posted a video of your niece on Suicide Girls? Awesome!

Mysterion said...

Merry Christmas from Japan.

Anonymous said...

Brad said(in comments on s.girls):

"Wow. If I ever doubted that atheism was a religion, you guys have cleared that up forever. The atheists are reacting like a bunch of Muslims who just saw a cartoon with Mohamed in it! Scary.....

Buddhism is often cited as being atheistic. But I prefer to think of it as non-theistic. My teacher always says, "God is the universe, the universe is God." I can't believe in any God who exists outside of the universe, or in a God who created the universe. I don't believe in a God who can bend the rule of cause and effect. I don't believe in a God who can intervene in human affairs. But I do believe in God.

When Buddha was asked about God he either maintained silence or said, "The question doesn't fit the case."

If you're satisfied with atheism, good for you. But I stand by what I said. Atheism will never, ever work as a major human religion (and it is a religion). Nope. Not in a million, zillion years."

Brad, this is the most brilliant thing you have EVER said!

Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

"A man who believes in God can never find God. If you are open to reality, there can be no belief in reality. If you are open to the unknown, there can be no belief in it. After all, belief is a form of self-protection, and only a petty mind can believe in God. Look at the belief of the aviators during the war who said God was their companion? as they were dropping bombs! So you believe in God when you kill, when you are exploiting people. You worship God and go on ruthlessly extorting money, supporting the army-yet you say you believe in mercy, compassion, kindliness. ...As long as belief exists, there can never be the unknown; you cannot think about the unknown, thought cannot measure it. The mind is the product of the past, it is the result of yesterday, and can such a mind be open to the unknown? It can only project an image, but that projection is not real; so your god is not God - it is an image of your own making, an image of your own gratification."

J. Krishnamurti

Erg said...

Brad, AVP or I am Legend? I can't decide if mutant vampires livin' it up in the big apple or horrible xenomorphs facing the challenges of suburban life sounds like more fun.

comprar yate said...

This won't really have effect, I think so.