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Imminent Sonic Destruction!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

It's the name of a band, a progressive supermetal band (their tongue in cheek self hype job) consisting of a few guys I've known for many years, and a couple of guys that I met tonight for the first time. They've been playing together nearly 5 years, but I, living 450 miles away, hadn't made it to any of their shows. Until Saturday night. Glad to finally be able to see them live, and glad to see my old friends and make new ones, too, that's always nice.

Link is to the song "Here, it's over" from their first album, "Recurring Themes". www.youtube.com/watch?v=

I'm someone who loves going to see live music, pretty much of any variety. Though I don't claim to be one of those people who "listen to pretty much everything", if there's a cheap live show going on, and I've nothing better to do, I'm liable to go check out music far outside what I prefer to listen to. Maybe it's envy, either at the courage to get up on stage and perform, or at the ability to play an instrument, or for being able to write original material, I don't know.

When I was out in Wisconsin, I ended up being friends with a fair number of people who were in bands, and I'll probably throw together a blog post at some point with a sampler platter of songs by friends of mine. Not to name drop, since the odds are heavily against you having heard of niche/regional bands, but just to share the talents of my talented friends. And you never know, you might even find you like something among them.

The time nearing 4 AM, tonight won't be that night, though...sorry!

Instead, I'll just shift gears entirely, and mention that I'm in the corral of the Midnight Mustangs for the BLC 21. Excited to see what a structured challenge with built in support will mean for the attempt to break through this plateau I've wandered on for a while now. Also, oddly apprehensive about it, though the folks on the team are quite welcoming. Either way, an over 40 percent jump in the number of spark friends overnight. Almost feel like I should have prepared something profound for anyone looking in on my blatherings for the first time. But hey, it's more authentic this way, no? That's what I'll tell myself, anyway, as I drop off to sleep.
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    I love live music as well. Have enjoyed the local live music scene here in Hawaii
    1889 days ago
    Imminent Sonic Destruction, that's quite the name! I'll have to check out that track when I'm not at work and have some sound. Not sure how I feel about that album cover however, but if there's one thing you can nearly always expect from prog bands, it's a cheesy album cover (and I mean that in the nicest of ways!)

    I admire your open mindedness about music. I love live shows too, but I can't really stomach seeing a band who is playing a style of music I don't care for. And since so few of the bands I like tour in Canada (or even in the US), I don't really get to nearly as many shows as I would like to.

    Hope you managed to get some sleep, Mr. Popular Sparker, lol!
    1890 days ago
    Nothing like a challenge to spark the soul. Good luck adn get some sleep! LOL
    1890 days ago
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