November 30, 2009

Linking Horn for 30 November, 2009

Linking Horn, Metal News

We’ve finally moved in, and it’s wonderful to have our own space again. The house seems way too big for two people and a cat, but I’m hoping we’ll get used to it. CDH has declared it will take him the entire WEEK to set up his drumkit into it’s new configuration (how this differs from the old configuration, I’m none the wiser) so I’m busy arranging my office.

I just found out that Nick Cave and Warren Elis have joined forces again to write the score for the film adaption of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. My favourite musician and one of my favourite books = awesome. Read more on the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds website.

Rakk and Ruin hangs with the goats. Totally metal.

The internet is abuzz with Twilight-related mayhem. I’ve yet to see the new movie, so I reserve judgement on that particular iteration. However, I’ve read the books, and I do think the dynamic of Bella and Edward’s relationship is not one I find attractive, and the popularity of the books speaks volumes about what teenage girls want in a relationship. See io9’s report on Bella and Edward’s abusive relationship. See also Ew Moon: Why Twilight continues to hurt America, and 20 unfortunate lessons teenaged girls learn from Twilight.

Oooh, and Harry Potter vs Twilight.

Figuring Out How to Live, by No Impact Man. This really got to me. Have a read.

An entrepreneurial community in Sommerset, England (population 800), created this phone-box library after losing both their local phone box and their local library in the same week.

This year, Wacken Open Air have created a heavy metal advent calendar, to announce their 2010 lineup. Each day, a new band is announced, along with a clue to the following day’s band. Collect all the clues and you can win kickass prizes.

Ronnie James Dio has cancer. That really sucks.

The following statement was released on Dio’s website:

“Ronnie has been diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer. We are starting treatment immediately at the Mayo Clinic. After he kills this dragon, Ronnie will be back on stage, where he belongs, doing what he loves best, performing for his fans.

Thanks to all the friends and fans around the world that have sent well wishes. This has really helped to keep his spirit up.

Long Live Rock and Roll, Long Live Ronnie James Dio”

Corduroy Skirts are a Sin: I love this article about student Chris Pesto, and the positive, non-violent, non-angry action he took against a girl holding a “Homosexulatiy is a Sin” sign on his campus.

Family Guy is at it again: Something Something Something Darkside movie trailor.

Oxford University – yes, THAT Oxford University – now has a Gryffindor house. Man, now I kinda wish I’d done my masters after all.

Phew, I’ve given you a mammoth linking horn this week, to make up for possible light posting for the rest of the week. My computer is buried under the seventy boxes of books stored in my office. Sigh.