Friday, February 12, 2010

Lordy, lordy, look who's (almost) forty.

On Friday, February 13th, 1970, heavy metal was born kicking and screaming and ready to claw your miserable flesh off your worthless skull.

Go on, find a better statement of intent. Oh that's right, you can't, you filthy hippie dippie glass half full optimist jerkoffs.

Now that la présentation orale est terminée and I've dropped off that awful manuscript, time to kick back, drink some beers, smoke some weed and listen to some Black Fucking Sabbath.

Olaf, metal!


Tom Harper said...

Well, that got the blood circulating.

To me the first heavy metal record (I know the term didn't exist yet) was Talk Talk by the Music Machine, Fall of '66. That song just killed! Screeching guitars, pounding beat -- when that song came on the car radio I'd be doing drum solos on the dashboard, on top of the steering wheel...

Lisa said...

I will never forgive my mother for not letting me go see them in Cincinnati when they were on the Heaven and Hell tour.

Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

You do this just to vex me, n'est-ce pas?



Holte Ender said...


David Barber said...

Sabbath certainly do Rock, Randal as my profile would suggest. But who is forty? Sabbath...maybe. YOU!!! ;-)

P.s. Thanks for your comments on my feedback. I have tried a bit of poetry but struggle. I may write one and email it to you for your opinion if that would be ok?

MRMacrum said...

Had my fill for the most part of Black Sabbath since I was trapped on two tours with them. But "War Pigs" will always be welcome on my music list.

jadedj said...

Arggggggh. I poked my eyes out and stuffed them in my ears. Good shit.

jin said...

Who is this group you call the Black Sabbath? Hmm...? Oh! I see... must be well before my time. ;-)

Beach Bum said...

And just think, with Ozzy's brain being excessively trashed from all that healthy sex and drugs, and rock and roll lifestyle he is so fried that everyday is a new day.

David Barber said...

Randal, this is what Anonymous thinks..."Oh the many thanks greatly selfless share feels grateful on time pulls (∀ "

What the F**k! :-)

sunshine said...

Mmmmm. I loves me some Sabbath! Just think... I'm almost as old as that group! (not a word!!!)

Well... how did the presentation go??? Sheesh!


Randal Graves said...

tom, oh hell yeah, they were almost this proto-punk thing, but they had metal crunch.

lisa, nor should you, not when you have the chance to trade horns with Dio.

tengrain, someone's gotta counter your processed keyboard junk. Except when you play The Cure, they're cool.

holte, you forgot the string of exclamation points.

david, hey man, I still have a few years of youth left. ;-)

Sure, send it on over, but I'm not master. I'm just more comfortable with that; you guys are the fiction writers 'round these parts.

mrmacrum, oh hell, you've gotta tell some stories. Unless it's about cleaning up Ozzy's puke and wiping off bloodied coke mirrors.

jadedj, just don't go around sniffing columns of ants.

jin, it's not nice to make fun of us old geezers!


sunshine, yeah, but you're far more MILF-y than they are.

It's done, but at least everyone got a kick out of screaming Billo and Groundskeeper Willie.

Liberality said...

Black Sabbath rules!

Cormac Brown said...

Not to be argumentative, but wouldn't that date have been a year so earlier, with, "High like smoking lightning, heavy metal thunder?"

Dr. Zaius said...

I prefer to see the filthy hippie-dippie glass as half empty, thank you.