Monday, May 16, 2011

Donald Trump

Isn't running for President.  That's not exactly a surprise, but there was some speculation there.  It looks like he was just using all the commotion to hog the spotlight as he is wont to do, but anyone who follows politics knows that he was a long shot from the GOP nomination, which brings us to Sarah Palin.  Down in the polls, right now it would be political suicide for her to enter the race, so like Donald Trump she looks like she is staying out this time.  It is a good strategy -- if she enters and gets creamed, her poltical career is over (if it wasn't already?) and she loses all her clout, which translates into money.  By not jumping in with Newt and Ron, Palin's comments can still seem newsworthy and therefore she can still get things like her book deals and reality show.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Great Kat

Okay so after the 80's and with the beginning of Grunge, metal was basically ended.  "Technically complex" metal songs and guitar riffs were gone from mainstream music and have been for some time now.  A lot of people I know either find metal painful to listen to or if they do appreciate it they're embarrassed to listen to it because it sounds so different from today's formulaic Top 40 stuff or the music that plays on rock stations...  At least there the instruments are generally the same but the music sounds way different.

So here today I have Metal Messiah by The Great Kat.  I don't like any of her other songs, but this one is good in my opinion because you can see some of her classical music background (some of the shredding sounds like the opening to Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries) but at the same time the song is totally metal and has a good beat.  If you're not a metal head then just be patient with it.  The more you listen to stuff like this such as Yngwie Malmsteen for example the more it grows on you.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Auto Insurance?

Got this weird call today from someone else's auto insurance provider.  I was like huh what?  They left a voice-mail saying they had to call back real fast and it was super important.  I hate that...  They had the wrong number so whoever had that was gonna get screwed but they gave my number instead?