Since there’s really nothing going on in the news world that I’m interested in. I figured I’d write about what I’m reading during this wonderful time of year. As well, show a little love to some of the albums I’m listening to, and the ones I’m waiting for to come out.
First up on the reading list, is Pat Buchanan’s new book: Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War”: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World This book has been creating quite the controversy. For reasons that I can’t figure out. The book takes a critical look at the reasons behind WWI, and WWII. And for the most part, they shouldn’t have even been fought. I have the feeling that most people who are complaining about this book, haven’t even read one page.
The next two books that I am reading, are books I’ve read before. There fun, insightful, as well, they both make you think. The first of which is Hunter S. Thompson’s: Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72. To me, this is the definitive book on campaigns. And this year being one bizarro world election, this book is just as relevant as it was back when it came out. The other book is by the great Libertarian Science Fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. If you haven’t read this before, please, Read It!!
Now, on to music. I guess I should start as by say, I am a HUGE Metal fan. This is the primary genrethat I have grown up with, and still can’t shake away. Spine tingling riffs, epic singers, and bone crushing drummers. This is what I love. And this summers releases aren’t going to be disappointing.
The Mighty Judas Priest just released there first conceptual album, Nostradamus. As you can guess it’s about Nostradamus. We also have coming out this summer, the album that most metal fans have been waiting for. A new Slipknot album. All Hope Is Gone, is the title. And from what I’ve been hearing through the grapevine, it is, in a word. Brutal!! Here’s the title track to the album.