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Word of the Day - snutebille: weevil, snout beetle Click for audio!

Heโ€™s been sick all day puking and I took this picture of him. He asked me to show him and he goes aweee Iโ€™m so cute! Lol

A secret society hassles newly-weds Frank and Joy on the Costa del Sol, but why? Insanity looms for Joy!

Flight statistics for 2018-08-20 3 flights cancelled, 302 flights delayed. Because of the delays, just in one day airline erased from customer's lifetime the equivalent of one person's 16 months.

Top Five Reasons To Take A Cruise Ship Vacation If your thinking of a good reason to take a cruise ship vacation, I have 5 of them right here in this video enjoy!

I'm one of the "visionaries" behind . We're gearing up to release the debut from band . Details to follow.

A statement from the ISM volunteer targeted and shot by an soldier in Kafr Qaddum, video included Read the statement here and watch the video:

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airline flight from Oakland () to Barcelona () 75% of the flights are late. 63% of the flights are excessively late.

World's biggest sovereign wealth fund of Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด returned 1.8% in Q2 2018. ๐…๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐€๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ ๐Ÿ–.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ• ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐จ๐ง โžโž.โž‘ % invested in equities Team

Yesterday, announced Paedophile Svein pardon with 6 others by in exercise of his power of prerogative of mercy. Today, same ministry tweets Agesandakar isn't release but handed to Norwegian authorities to face trial in Norway

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Furze ~ UTD.

This is a prime example of genre-crossing black metal! Spare bass chords, rapid tempo changes, crisp guitar sounds, uncomprehensible and sharp shrieks with abrupt guttural burbles. Here and there, itโ€™s closer to some ESP records free jazz jamming and then a generic black metal woods horde attack.

๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š— ๐š ๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š•๐š• ๐š“๐šž๐šœ๐š ๐šŠ๐š™๐š™๐š›๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š’๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐š‘๐š˜๐š  ๐š‹๐šŽ๐šŠ๐šž๐š๐š’๐š๐šž๐š• ๐š–๐šข ๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ ๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šŽ ๐š‘๐š˜๐š•๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š’๐šœ?


Ulver: Nattens Madrigal (1997)

I’ve drawn this out as long as I could resist, but the time has come to conclude my VinylSpinning assessment of Ulver’s “Black Metal Trilogie” (a.k.a. Three Journeyes Through the Norwegian Netherworlde), which I was lucky to obtain LP reissues for, whilst I worked at Century Media.

Released third in line but recorded second chronologically, Nattens Madrigal’s raw black metal fury was the missing bookend for Bergtatt’s hybrid, groundbreaking blackened folk, with Kveldssangers sparkling, metal-deprived acoustic folk music at the opposite extreme.

And, man was it cold … bone-chillingly so, from the icicle-sharp, blast-beaten, buzzing strums of “Hymn I: Of Wolf and Fear” (containing one of the album’s rare acoustic moments), through to the closing “Hymn VIII: Of Wolf and the Night” (listen for the ghostly piano).

As such, these songs contradict many of heavy metal’s fundamental rules, championing treble over bass (*) and crude savagery over technical prowess – though, of course, it takes no small musical ability to execute so many deceptively thoughtful changes amid these frenzied sprints through the woods of Eternal Night.

Not until “Hymn VI: Of Wolf and Passion,” is a slower, black ‘n’ roll tempo even fucked with, albeit momentarily, and yet, one typically needs just a few listens to absorb the album’s countless striking melodies, particularly on “Hymn III: Of Wolf and Hatred” and “Hymn IV: Of Wolf and Man.”

Atmospheric postscripts, like feedback gently soughing through the trees, are all that breaks up the hellish, stinging din between songs, and vocalist Garm howls like a hoarse banshee, all the while.

In the end, Nattens Madrigal would go down as one of Norwegian black metal’s definitive, lo-fidelity benchmarks, right alongside Darkthrone’s Under a Funeral Moon and Burzum’s Filosofem, effectively closing the first chapter of Ulver’s increasingly eclectic career trajectory. 

* Bass, what bass? Plus, that would be death metal’s domain.

More Ulver: Bergtatt – Et Eeventyr i 5 Capitler, Kveldssanger.

I have a whiteboard in my kitchen and I’ve decided to start using it for vocab. Each week I’ll write up 5 new words (to start with - I’ll see how I go!) in my target languages and every time I see them I have to try to remember what they mean. (Note: I’m not doing this with Finnish atm because I only have two marker colours and using the same colour for different languages will upset my brain :/ I’m getting some more markers soon though!)

Each week I’ll have a different theme for each language depending on what I’ve been studying/reading.

This week’s words:

Norwegian (theme - cancer treatment):

  1. å utnytte - to exploit, to utilise
  2. rimelig - inexpensive, reasonable
  3. betennelse (en) - inflammation
  4. bivirking (en) - side effect
  5. foreløpig - provisional, preliminary

Spanish (theme - clothing):

  1. calcetín (el) - sock
  2. estampado (el) - print
  3. probador (el) - changing room
  4. deportivo - sporty, sporting
  5. cinta (la) - ribbon