Saturday, March 30, 2013

Orange Creamsicle

I have a dog and when it gets hot I soak a bandana and tie it around his neck.  It is an old dog trick.  This summer is taking shape as the grasp of winter slackens and spring begins anew.  Spring is either cold and grey or hot and bright.  And old man booze is ready for hot and bright.  I am already soaking my bandana of delight in a well of intoxication in preparation for the heat of the summer to come.

I have already prepared a theme for this summer.  Orange Creamsicle.  The color orange will be the color of 2013.

Yes.  Come join me on a journey of intoxication from various substances that will result in tremens delirium.  We may even leave this earthly realm and have an odyssey of epic proportion with the help of some wonderful alkaloids.  If you put up with my music the drinks are on me.  My treat.

What are your plans for summer?  Summer requires planning, really.  You need to set the mood.  The theme.  The feeling.  The soundtrack will fall into place and everything just might go right.

Have you decided what booze and drugs to stockpile for the long hot summer sure to come?


Somehow right now the dream of summer feels like a fevered hallucination brought on by too much benedryl.

Some people don't like the heat.  I understand not liking the heat once it crosses 90.  That shit's unbearable.  Otherwise I don't mind it and I don't really understand the animosity.  People seem to have an aversion to feeling like they are alive.  They don't want to be too hot that they sweat or too cold that they need to wear long pants.  They seem to want a boring stasis of stale 70 degree grey.  But the bright sun is mercilessly hot.  And feeling that bead of sweat trickle down the side of your face is what it feels like to be alive in the summertime.  Doesn't anyone like feeling alive anymore?  Has the whole world gone crazy?

So what are your plans for the summer?  Have you picked a theme yet?  Don't wait too long because it will be hot before you know it.  Unless you live in San Francisco in which case it will not be hot and you will be wearing a hoodie in July and I will feel sorry for you.

Monday, March 25, 2013


His two best by far?  You don't say!  I wonder why...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Is this good or bad?

I can't tell, halp!

You'd think I'd like this kinda crap intrinsically.  I hate that 4 cello Metallica crap though, and most of these Vitamin quartet songs are not that good.  But good?  I don't know.  wat u think??

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

More custom swag?

Not only do I want a hipster Type O Negative scarf, I want a pair of Type O Negative jogging/basketball shorts.  Something like this:

Can you believe these don't exist in real life?  WTF Bluegrape?

I would just have a pair custom printed but I don't trust them to be aligned properly.  Heck the alignment is a little off on this mockup!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

podcast hallucinations: conspiracies

Right now Mr. Booze is jacked up on benedryl and things are maybe not as clear as they should be.  But it sounds like the guy with those weird psychonaut podcasts on aliens and stuff also is the voice of the podcast on schizmatic pre-Vatican II Catholicism.

Yeah, what u think?  Aren't allergies terrible?  Would it help if I moved to LA?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Latin grammar with Morbid Angel

Morbid Angel's newest album is titled Illud Divinum Insanus.  In English it can means That Divine Insane One.  Let us step a little closer to the original Latin title for a moment, if you will.

Illud is the singular neuter of ille in either the nominative or accusative tense.  In this case it is nominative because, as best as I can tell, the divine insane one is not the direct object of a verb.  It means "that".

Divinum is the singular neuter of divinus, an adjective meaning "divine" or "heavenly".

Insanus is the singular masculine adjective meaning insane.  The neuter is insanum.

Together it is rendered literally as that divine insane, however I would assume that the lack of articles in Classical Latin it is implied that in this context the divine is being used like divinity as the subject, in that case it would be that insane divinity.  Or maybe Morbid Angel looked at this site and decided that was how they would translate it instead of taking the time to study Latin and buy a dictionary and use the substantive divinitas, which is actually a noun and would make That Insane Divinity or That Insane Divine One more grammatically correct.

In Latin grammatical tenses match gender as well as try to agree on inflections in order to create meaning.  So for example if you were to say that crazy divine in Latin and you were referring to a crazy divine man you would inflect as follows:  ille divinus insanus.  Or if it was of no gender or indeterminate you would say:  illud divinum insanum.

Basically if this were grammatically correct it would be Illud Divinum Insanum.  Or Ille Divinus Insanus.  Or even better Ille Divinitas Insanus.

So maybe Morbid Angel incorrectly translated this phrase into Latin because they wanted to illustrate "insanity".  Right?

Also also, All Music gave it 4 out of 5 stars and Metal Hammer gave it 9 out of 10!  So you also know that Phil Freeman and Dom Lawson picked up on the "crazy" theme, right?  I mean what other explanation could there be for giving it an A-, one mark short of perfection?