Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Hot Fish, Baby

I've gotta say, 2020's Melvins album Working With God is easily my favorite of the group's since 2006's (A) Senile Animal. My go-to favorite track has pretty consistently been the album opener, a modified cover of the Beach Boys I Get Around appropriately renamed I Fuck Around. But Hot Fish is a very close second, and one I played more than once today in order to get through some monotonous paperwork.


I've always dug the Marvel character Dane Whitman, AKA The Black Knight, so I picked up the one-shot King in Black: The Black Knight last week. Not a great story - it starts great and then quickly begins to feel editorially driven. Plus, I'm not going anywhere near a crossover of this size, so it was largely lost on me. Still, I dug enough about it that it inspired me to dig out another Marvel title that plays off the old school, pulp Weird Barbarian stuff, Jason Aaron and Mike Del Mundo's Weirdworld, from circa 2015. 

I love this book for so many reasons, however, chief among them would be the use of Crystar the Crystal Warrior and some of his supporting cast (now that's a fucking PULL), and the concept of an entire forest made of Man Things.

I only have the original, post-Secret Wars five-issue run, and I know there's a second volume that followed, so I'm going to need to track that down.


Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA
Thievery Corporation - The Mirror Conspiracy
Kate Bush - The Dreaming
The Replacements - Tim
Deftones - Covers
Selim Lemouchi and His Enemies - Earth Air Spirit Water Fire
Zeal & Ardor - Wake of a Nation EP
Suburban Living - Always Eyes
Gun N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Skid Row - Slave to the Grind
Bjork - Post
Tomahawk - Toxic Immobility
Fantômas - Suspended Animation
Run the Jewels - RTJ4
Flogging Molly - Float
Genghis Tron - Dream Weapon


 Change continues unabated: I type this entry on my brain new, M1 Macbook. The old one - which I've had since August of 2012 - isn't going anywhere, but it's slowing down and suffering from an erratic track pad, so this was a necessary change. 

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