Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Mastodon: Leviathan


All lyrics on this CD are based on the Herman Melville novel, Moby Dick. This is a great Metal record. Melodic guitar, tons of monstrous riffs, and the singer doesn’t scream in every song. Favorites are Blood and Thunder and Seabeast. In Blood and Thunder, they get some assistance from the leas singer of Clutch on the chant: White whale - Holy Grail!!

More lyrics from this tune:

Split your lungs with blood and thunder
When you see the white whale
Break your backs and crack your oars men
If you wish to prevail
This ivory leg is what propels me
Harpoons thrust in the sky
Aim directly for his crooked brow And look him straight in the eye

This is a great record all the way through, and the musicianship is amazing, these guys really know how to play. Some of the songs are pretty complex but not overly complicated which in my opinion, make bands hard to listen to. It's a good mix, easy to listen to, and complicated enough for other Musicians to enjoy.

Finally, a good rock band from the UK

Orange Goblin

I can't think of any, although I'm sure there have been a few good rock bands from the UK since Deep Purple, and Sabbath. These guys are very much like the bands I just mentioned. Bassist, Martyn Millard has that Geezer Butler style overtone to his sound, which I like a lot, and gives that Sabbath sound to the band. The Guitars are very distorted and chunky, most of the riffs are more on the Blackmore side. There are a few Southern Rock sounding songs as well. If I had to make any modern day comparisons, I would say they would be in the same genre as Monster Magnet, Clutch, and COC. Very cool stuff. If you like listening to old school rock and roll, check these guys out.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Moving tomorrow

Moving out of Sanford tomorrow. Going to stay with Tracys Mom for a few days, then we're off to Debary until the 22nd of Jan. The person that was supposed to help us has to work, so it's just Tracy and I. I should have hired movers. I think we'll be okay, there's not too much to move, we got rid of lots of stuff that we didn't want anymore.

Monday, December 20, 2004

done deal

We close on the new house on Jan 22nd!!

Friday, December 17, 2004

House hunting update

We made an offer on a house yesterday in Longwood. The subdivision is called CHELSEA PLACE. Nice house with a big backyard. 4 bedrooms, 2 bath. 1933 Sqft, Granite Countertops, Volume Ceilings, huge Florida room. It was built in 1995.

My realtor says that we have a verbal agreement with the seller saying that they will accept our offer, but I won’t believe it until I’m actually at closing signing the paperwork because of what happened to us before with the last house we had on contract.

Monday, December 13, 2004

House hunting again.

Sold our house for more than we wanted for it, then that guy that we were buying our next house from backed out saying he didn't want to sell anymore. He's getting sued by his realtor, and possibly us. Not really sure if it's worth the headache or not. Anyway, been looking again, hope to find something soon, we're going to be staying with the in-laws until we do.