HALIFAX COLLECT Blog ran an awesome in-depth article on the A389 Recordings 2014 Mixtape/Sampler. Check it out and find out about some new awesome music. Post your six favorites with reasons why and you may randomly be chosen to win a prize! CLICK HERE!
Two new songs. You can listen over on the blog! Plus: Fenrir tells us how he feels about the new songs.
Svona fyrst allir svölu krakkarnir eru með preview:
Boston Bruins - Hafa staðið nokkurn veginn í stað, Jarome Iginla er samt horfinn á braut vegna vandræða Bruins við að koma sér undir launaþakið. Verða væntanlega eitt af bestu liðum Austursins.
Buffalo Sabres - Verða…
One of the best forgotten albums out there.
The raven is sometimes known as “the wolf-bird.” Ravens, like many other animals, scavenge at wolf kills, but there’s more to it than that.
Both wolves and ravens have the ability to form social attachments and they seem to have evolved over many years to form these attachments with each other, to both species’ benefit.
There are a couple of theories as to why wolves and ravens end up at the same carcasses. One is that because ravens can fly, they are better at finding carcasses than wolves are. But they can’t get to the food once they get there, because they can’t open up the carcass. So they’ll make a lot of noise, and then wolves will come and use their sharp teeth and strong jaws to make the food accessible not just to themselves, but also to the ravens.
Ravens have also been observed circling a sick elk or moose and calling out, possibly alerting wolves to an easy kill. The other theory is that ravens respond to the howls of wolves preparing to hunt (and, for that matter, to human hunters shooting guns). They find out where the wolves are going and following. Both theories may be correct.
Wolves and ravens also play. A raven will sneak up behind a wolf and yank its tail and the wolf will play back. Ravens sometimes respond to wolf howls with calls of their own, resulting in a concert of howls and calls.
Sources: Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich, The American Crow and the Common Raven, Lawrence Kilham
Robin Williams is gone. Regarding depression, mental illness, trauma, everyday negative thinking, addiction etc
Paul Gilmartin wrote: “Wish I wasn’t cynical about Robin Williams’ suicide being treated as voyeuristic lip service instead of a push for REAL grassroots change.”
I’d like to add to this something from a personal experience.
Last time I spoke to a close family relative about my depression and anxiety - in great length and with sincerity and vulnerability - he replied, “that’s fucked up,” and a couple of days later he added, “can’t you get some medicine for this?” This might seem out of place in this thread but what I’m saying is, people are still brushing mental illness, depression and negative thinking off the table like it’s still just a “pick yourself up” kinda thing of not so-big importance. Because it’s “invisible,” empathy and thoughtfulness and understanding slide down the tallest ladder of snakes in one easy swoop. A life threatening state of mind and state of existence (and/or addiction) looses the little currency it has with disheartening and discouraging quickness.
I’m gonna watch 1 Hour Photo and Insomnia again. And then another one…
Halifax Collect interviews newly signed Relapse Records artist Myrkur. Short documentary video and two songs streaming HERE.
Átta geggjuð bönd úr rokkbúðunum í Rvk!
It’s the MYSTERY GRAB BAG! Episode 6, in which Aversionline and Halifax Collect get in stuck in the past!
Here we go again. It’s me Birkir, the editor of this very blog, and my brother in arms, the legendary and widely respected Andrew of Aversionline fame. The man is now writing like the wind and co-running the hugely impressive and always-worth-a-visit No Echo website. If you can’t find anything there to engage with I cant’t help you and your life.
By now we trust you are familiar with the format, purpose and rules of the beloved Mystery Grab Bag. Us men throw 10 songs into the bag, five for each. We know nothing of the selections and more often than not we have no idea what we are listening to. Therein lies the fun. Mind though that this is not us purposefully trying to play song that the other one cannot know. That would be silly, right?
The rules are simple:
- The mp3 files contain no information and are nameless.
- We do not refer to our music libraries, youtube, discog, music identification apps and we don’t look for lyrics online nor ask our friends.
- We submit our reactions to what we just heard and then we make our reveals later.
Check out what we came up with and see what bands are featured. Most importantly, listen to the songs. They are good. CLICK THIS THING.
hey! when will the vids from this years' tihc go up? i've been dyin to check those out! love your work, keep it up
Short answer: I don’t know yet. First set maybe within the next two weeks?
Long, general audience answer:
Mostly recovered from TIHC. If you’re reading this you’re probably excited to see the official footage, so here’s an update. I’ve sorted through most of the footage and am currently working on a release schedule for all the videos. Over the next however long it takes, a small team of volunteer audio engineers will mix and master the soundboard feeds. As they finish I’ll be integrating them into my footage. At least 38% of the sets will be multi-cam videos. It’s a long process but your patience will pay off! Once the ball gets rolling it’ll hopefully be a steady stream of videos.
hate5six and the amount of production that goes into making the TIHC sets freely available is a huge endeavor and works because of viewer support. Please consider donating if you can: http://hate5six.com/donate. Small contributions from a lot of people add up quickly. Your support will offset the gear rental costs, storage and site fees, and compensating the talented audio engineers who are volunteering their time to help me push the TIHC documentation envelope.
Sunny has been in a beast mode for the longest time. Support him and his projects. Unbelievable.