Category Archives: Grief


It’s been over two years since Japan was hit by a major earthquake and tsunami that destroyed many lives.  TEPCO, a major energy company, found themselves at the center of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.  A report finds that a storage tank from the clean up is at the center of another problem.

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Posted by on August 22, 2013 in Geek, Grief, Ire, Nature


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Homage to a Great Man.

Nelson Mandela is dying.  Gawker reports through NY Daily News that he has entered a permanent vegetative state and that the family has been advised to remove life support from Mr Mandela.  Let today honor his memory and the strength of his character.

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Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Grief, Inspiration


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Diurnal Aural Experiences: The Doors and their Influence.

The original, live performance by the Doors.

Amorphis’ cover of “Light My Fire.”

Type O Negative’s cover of “Light My Fire.”

Pearl Jam’s cover of “Break on Through.”

Stone Temple Pilot’s cover of “Break on Through.”

Duran Duran’s Cover of “Crystal Ship.”

Nirvana’s cover of “The End.”

Dave Matthews’ Band’s cover of “Riders on the Storm.”


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Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Art, Geek, Grief, Inspiration, Music


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Mourning: RIP Ray Manzarek


Ray Manzarek died yesterday at the age of 74. Manzarek, the organist/keyboardist, from the Doors was one of the most influential players of psychedelic rock and progressive music in the1960s and 70s. Many graces of his passing to his family and loved on. Thank you to him for being involved with one of the most amazing bands and art in a very caustic and trying period of this country.

Due to the weather coming through the area, I’m only going to do a this and the music post today.

The banner is taken from the Doors Facebook page.

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Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Geek, Grief, Music, Words


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Diurnal Aural Experiences: Slayer’s “Seasons in the Abyss”

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Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Art, Grief, Music


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Diversions of the Day: An Assortment

First and foremost, I saw this amazing idea by Boston College students.  It is brilliantly done.  A many well wishes and support from my little corner of the world to this.

Secondly, I don’t know which should be more insulted: the men deported or the women of Saudi Arabia.  This Gawker article explains that three men from the United Arab Emirates were deported for being so dangerously handsome.  While the offense is obvious to the men in this situation, it’s rather insulting to the women of Saudi Arabia, who have a very well documented dearth of rights.  Of course, the party line is that it was because of a woman.  More power to the lady who bared her chest in protest and in explication of the beauty of the female form (in a tasteful way, mind you).  Terrible still that a body can still yet be used as weapon of imagery more than the mind.

Now for levity from Ghost’s AMA on Reddit via MetalSucks: Highlights.

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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in Anthropology, Goofballery, Grief, Music, Words, Writing


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Diurnal Aural Experiences: Opeth’s “The Night and the Silent Water” from the Roundhouse Tapes


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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Art, Geek, Grief, Music


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