Friday, August 28, 2020

Isolation: Day 167

I have been in such an X mood for the last few weeks! Here's a favorite from their 1980 debut Los Angeles, surely the greatest album to reference my adopted hometown, out of probably a thousand songs that reference it. I need to dig back into Alphabetland soon, this year's all-original line-up X record, their first in some time.


I'm working the weekend this week, so today is my day off! Other than writing, I'm hoping to squeeze in Frank Sabatella's The Shed, which just hit Shudder yesterday. I've heard good things about this one, and I feel like Shudder has been on a bit of a roll with new movies, so my hopes are high. Also, it's an RJLE release, and I don't think I've seen them release a bad flick yet. Here's the trailer:


Alice in Chains - Facelift

Low Cut Connie - Hi Honey

Santogold - Eponymous

Cults - Host (pre-release singles)

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine - We Created Putin (pre-release single)

Godflesh - Streetcleaner

Boy Harsher - Careful

Boy Harsher - Country Girl Uncut

Revolting Cocks - Beers, Steers and Queers

Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower

Public Image Limited - This is What You Want... This is What You Get

Oh Baby - The Art of Sleeping

The Clash - London Calling

The Clash - Combat Rock

Windhand - Eternal Return

Jaye Jayle - Prisyn

X - Los Angeles

Black Breath - Heavy Breathing

Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen


The Tens are always rooted in the most physical senses. Malkuth, the world. For the Ten of Swords in particular, where the hilts of the Swords are arranged to represent the Qabalahistic Sephiroth and the blades converge on and shatter the Six - Tipareth or the Sun - the idea is if you fight long enough, the only outcome is destruction. This is an important reminder for me at the moment; my Beta Reader has Murder Virus, and I've encountered a situation where I need to do some more work on it to smooth out a considerable bump in the road. There's two paths I can take - one where I do a lot of work, and write and re-write several chapters, and one where simply re-ordering certain parts might do the trick. According to the Ten of Swords, the latter may be the better way.

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