Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Exhalants Live 2019


Fired up some Exhalants over the last few days and man! This band is just so damn awesome. I can't believe this video only has 23 hits. Please - if you dig this, spread the word and repost something of theirs where you know like-minded people may see/hear. Exhalants deserve to be heard. 


Our second to last NCBD of 2022 is choke full O' comicky goodness. Here's what I'll be picking up today at Rick's Comic City:

I'm still not bowled over by this new Marvel Alien series, but I dig it and am curious to see how this storyline evolves. 

My first month as with SIKTC in my pull. SO excited to continue monthly with this book after finally catching up on all the trades. 

Continuing J.M. DeMatteis's return to the seminal storyline he penned in the 80s. 

This one just keeps putting a smile on my face. Jed MacKay never takes this book where I think it's going, and for that, I'm grateful.

I really have no idea how long this book will run, if there will be different storylines, or if everything will continue to spin out of these first few issues. But that not-knowing is what I'm probably digging most at this point. 

I have to say, I'm not digging the absence of Tyler Boss's art on What's the Furthest Place From Here since it returned last month. Nothing against this month's artist Sweeney Boo, but just like last month's fill-in artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz, they have a big job replacing Boss's iconic style - a style that defined the series from its beginning. Ortiz did great, but for the first issue back after a hiatus, issue eight just didn't feel right. Let's see how it feels today.

After Amazing Dark Web: X-Men #1's impromptu reunion of Spider-man and his amazing friends, I've come around on Firestar, who really just hasn't had much of a presence in the MCU besides that early 80s cartoon in all the time I've been a fan. Maybe that's changing.


Scare Package was a very pleasant surprise in 2020. Now, the sequel is getting immediate praise. Here's the trailer:


Is it just me, or is there a heavy "Scary Movie" vibe here? I am not a fan of those movies, so hopefully, that hot take is completely wide of the mark. Scare Package II: Rad Chad's Revenge hits Shudder tomorrow, so in about 24 hours, we'll know.


VAAAL - A Wounded Fawn OST
Tubby Hayes Quintet - Down in the Village (Live At Ronnie Scott's Club)
Silent - Modern Hate
Snake Eats Boy - Ocupado (single)
Nun Gun - Mondo Decay
Chat Pile - God's Country
Embrace - Eponymous
Special Interest - Endure
The Mysterines - Reeling
Carpenter Brut - Leather Terror
Deth Crux - Bloody Christmas (single)


From Jonathan Grimm's Bound Tarot, which you can buy HERE.

Again, today I asked a very specific question and received a pretty specific answer. Let inspiration guide the final process for the project I can't seem to finish and a breakthrough will occur. I'll have to be watching for the breakthrough, however, as at this point, I can't see the forest for the trees.

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