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djchameleon 10-03-2016 02:52 AM

The Music Banter Members Journals Weekly Update Thread Part Deux
 
I'm returning to journal land and in a big way. Instead of doing this thread weekly. I'm going to take over the torch but I will
update it bi-weekly. It seems to me that journal activity is a little slow at the moment so bi-weekly updates are just fine for now.
My updates might not be as flowery as my forum rival but just know that I will be efficient and get the job done.
Some weeks will be more creative than others let's just put it that way. I also have a journal that I'm working on
for the month of October. I'm starting to make it a yearly tradition that every October, I do my own 31 nights of Horror.
I end up watching Horror B-movies each night and I will be doing short reviews on the gems that I find. I already have
a nice line up for the first two weeks. Just fleshing out the rest of my schedule for the month. Halloween is my favorite
holiday trumping Christmas. I'm so over Christmas as an adult. I'm sure when I have kids in the future, it will turn around
or attempt to get close to how I feel about Halloween but Christmas can suck a duck nowadays. This journal will be going up either today or on Tuesday.
I'm a little behind.


This update is going to cover from Sept 18th to Oct 1st. Saturday is usually going to be the cut off date and then I will try to keep up with it and have this
entry usually posted on Sunday. I'm just slightly off schedule with this one.
Let's get into this bad boy:

Inside The Poseur Cave, Isbjorn returns to journalland to give us a little taste of what he's been rocking out to lately with Hüsker Dü's Zen Arcade, Moss Icon's Complete Discography
and Big Black's Songs About ****ing. Check out what he thinks about each album.

1blankmind decides to open up a journal about whatever where he'll do daily reviews on new music varying from super in depth to shallow waters.
I'm pretty sure it will stay on the shallow waters side just starting out but that's all good because it's whatever. Go with Crispy young man.
He ends up covering CKY's Volume 1. I haven't listened to CKY since my college days. I don't think I've ever heard a CKY album front to back. I only listened to individual tracks here and there. So I will most likely be checking this out. Radiohead's Kid A gets the normal praise expected from being a member of MB. Jesus The Carpenter's Jesus Loves You but I was scared away by the album cover so I didn't even skim the review. Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool was
also touched upon but it's fucking Radiohead. I expected him to cream himself all over it like the rest of this forum does for anything radiohead but he actually found it boring. I felt kind of validated but it's only this album he finds boring and probably not the rest of their catalog.(this comment was written before I saw that he also reviewed Kid A. I went through his journal in a weird order)
The Dessert Sessions' Vol. 9 & 10 is a really chill album that he reviewed next and one that I'm willing to check out. It seems right up my alley in terms of Stoner rock.

Mondo Bungle discusses his metal awakening in Let's Build Loren (the albums that have shaped my life) with Acid Bath's When The Kite String Pops. I really hate that cover. Not so much that I'm afraid of clowns
but for the fact that clowns are on the rise lately. Stupid people are going around dressing like clowns to scare kids and trying to lure them into
the woods with money. They are also starting to carry guns and swords with them. They are really tempting fate especially in 'Merica where every
asshole has a gun. I can't wait til a few of those clowns get shot and it starts to deter other assholes from following suit. Enough about me back to Mondo's
journal. He discusess Def Leppard's High N Dry, Painkiller's Execution Ground, Circle Takes The Square's As The Roots Undo, Fates Warning's No Exit and
Misfit's Earth A.D. Head on over and check out this busy little bee's journal.

Qwertyy has decided to start back up his journal and is currently taking recs. This is the only time I will spell his name correctly is for the Journal updates.
Read his track by track review of Batty's rec (Wizard of the Hood by Voilent J) or don't if you haven't had enough Faygo. He finally gets around to grindy's rec of Feral Chickens
by Only a Mother. Ki actually comes up with a winner for once with a rec from Sigur Ros, the Valtari album to be specific.

Off into the depths of Ki's Music Hall, he gets surprised by the release of a new Devin Townsend Project album. I was caught off guard by it as well. When he mentioned the album
in the Last downloaded albums thread, I quickly went and got a copy myself. I've listened to one DTP album before and loved it so I went into this album with an open mind expecting
to hear something that was just different. Ki seems to be happy with the release, he also reviews Explosions In The Sky's The Wilderness and Opeth's Sorceress. It's nice to see that
Ki has grown up and ditched caring about growl vs. clean vocals. I will always advocate for clean vocals because I happen to prefer them when I'm listening to metal. I can tolerate
some growl or like half growl/half clean vocals but whatever this isn't about me. It's about Ki. Go check his review of the latest Opeth album.

Stumbling out of Ki's Music Hall and venturing over into OccultHawk's Experimental Music on Spotify Worth Checking Out. He offers up Blood Lightning from Burning Star Core for us to listen to.
It's an experimental music project from violinist C. Spencer.

Innerspaceboy gushes about his vacation and gives us an update about his latest record finds in Sounds from Innerspace. He lives the life that we all would want to walk in his shoes and experience. I won't even spoil the
albums that he found. Just head over there and check them out along with his photographic evidence of the albums. Okay Okay Okay, I will spoil one, he has a friggin' record shaped like a fish(Barnes and Barnes' Fish Heads).

In Goofle's In Case You Forgot About Fun: 100 Pop Albums You Should Probably DL, he mentions Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience Part 1. I wonder what he thinks about Part 2 or why he didn't just cover the entire
experience but I will post in the thread and find out. Also, I feel like this journal could use a slight formatting fix. He tends to post quite a few YT videos so if you have crap internet beware.
My net is just fine but I feel sorry for others that wander into the thread. Maybe it could do with a dose of tossing the YT vids behind a spoiler cut so that the pages load quicker. Just some slight constructive criticism.

William_the_Bloody
ventures into some old school punk with GHB's Leather, Bristles, Studs and Acne and No Survivor's EP in Straight Outta the Coffin!.

Going forward after this post, I will continue the tradition of doing a featured post or posts from certain journals.

So stay tuned, this is djchameleon reporting from JournalLand.
I'm outty five thousand.
(drops the mic)

Goofle 10-03-2016 04:35 AM

No spoilers, I liked Part 2 a bit. Nice thread.

Ol’ Qwerty Bastard 10-03-2016 06:29 AM

Awesome DJ, Bat and I were speaking about journals the other day and how a weekly update is enough to encourage others to get involved and start writing. The 31 nights of horror should be pretty awesome, and thanks for spelling my name correctly for once :clap::clap::clap:

Thelonious Monkey 10-03-2016 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Qwertyy (Post 1753325)
Awesome DJ, Bat and I were speaking about journals the other day and how a weekly update is enough to encourage others to get involved and start writing. The 31 nights of horror should be pretty awesome, and thanks for spelling my name correctly for once :clap::clap::clap:

That extra y is stupid and you know it.

The Batlord 10-03-2016 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djchameleon (Post 1753290)
Read his track by track review of Batty's rec (Wizard of the Hood by Voilent J) or don't if you haven't had enough Faygo.

Voilent J is people!

Kiiii 10-03-2016 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djchameleon (Post 1753290)

Off into the depths of Ki's Music Hall, he gets surprised by the release of a new Devin Townsend Project album. I was caught off guard by it as well. When he mentioned the album
in the Last downloaded albums thread, I quickly went and got a copy myself. I've listened to one DTP album before and loved it so I went into this album with an open mind expecting
to hear something that was just different. Ki seems to be happy with the release, he also reviews Explosions In The Sky's The Wilderness and Opeth's Sorceress. It's nice to see that
Ki has grown up and ditched caring about growl vs. clean vocals. I will always advocate for clean vocals because I happen to prefer them when I'm listening to metal. I can tolerate
some growl or like half growl/half clean vocals but whatever this isn't about me.
It's about Ki. Go check his review of the latest Opeth album.


Yeah, so when I talked about the album before I listened to it, I never said anything about hating either or, I only mentioned that I like the growls better. I don't see how that should warrant throwing me under the bus about it. Telling me I've "grown up" is in pretty poor taste.

The Batlord 10-03-2016 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ki (Post 1753403)
Yeah, so when I talked about the album before I listened to it, I never said anything about hating either or, I only mentioned that I like the growls better. I don't see how that should warrant throwing me under the bus about it. Telling me I've "grown up" is in pretty poor taste.

Whiny. Bitch.

Kiiii 10-03-2016 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1753406)
Whiny. Bitch.

Sorry, but when you start a thread to showcase people's journal entries, the last thing you want to do is throw the people putting work into them under the bus for things they never said. I'm not being whiny, Trollheart never did this. So I feel in respect, Dj shouldn't do it either.

Frownland 10-03-2016 10:57 AM

So Ki has not grown up.

It is ironic that DJ makes that claim right before saying how firmly he was on the clean vocals side of the argument though.

Kiiii 10-03-2016 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1753411)
So Ki has not grown up.

It is ironic that DJ makes that claim right before saying how firmly he was on the clean vocals side of the argument though.

Then going onto someone elses journal and throwing me under the bus again.

"Ki actually comes up with a winner for once with a rec from Sigur Ros, the Valtari album to be specific."

Sorry, but if you want to do this thread properly, you follow TH's example, not set your own.


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