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Bury Me In Smoke

"By all accounts, work on NOLA began at some point in 1991. The demo work hammered out during those sessions was captured on tape, and as the story goes, was then distributed to unsuspecting headbangers far and wide accompanied with only a word-of-mouth seal of approval."

In which Invisible Oranges discusses Down's superb debut album, a slab of southern doom titled NOLA. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread on Sep 22, 2015 - 11 comments

Metal for the Masses

Professionally Recorded Live Sets by bands performing at St. Vitus and The Archeron Filmaker Frank Huang records a lot of shows by metal bands passing through NYC. He archives them at his Pit Full of Shit site, and on his YouTube page. [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on Aug 6, 2015 - 13 comments

50,000 Amps

Is 50,000 amps enough to melt a crowbar?
posted by Confess, Fletch on Nov 6, 2012 - 66 comments

False Etymologies

A false etymology is "an assumed or postulated etymology that current consensus among scholars of historical linguistics holds to be incorrect." The internet has provided a platform for the rapid spread of some false etymologies - Snopes has posts debunking Picnic / Handicap / Buck / Crowbar. On the other hand, a folk etymology can mean "the process by which a word or phrase, usually one of seemingly opaque formation, is arbitrarily reshaped so as to yield a form which is considered to be more transparent." Other interesting anomalies of etymology: backronyms and eggcorns.
posted by billysumday on Feb 5, 2009 - 27 comments

Anomalous Materials

Ten years ago Valve released Half Life, to the delight of gamers, modders, critics and people who hate cut scenes. Marc Laidlaw, writer for Valve, talks about the genesis of scientist turned crowbar wielding survivor, Gordon Freeman. Somehow avoided playing it in all these years? You can buy it on Steam for less than a dollar until midnight November 21st.
posted by Artw on Nov 20, 2008 - 86 comments

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