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been a long time…

Posted in Gozer, News, Random Gibberish, The Paper Street Soap Co. on February 3, 2012 by theoppositionmachine

so…yeah…2011 has come and gone and Paper Street is still not released. No one is more pissed about that than me. The short story is i pulled a type 2 sprain on my ankle during training for my first half marathon which basically knocked me out that particular event which led to a mini-depression and a general lack of desire to do anything. Also, the plans i had for executing the paper street physical release were pretty much reduced to ash by logistical issues. Starting this week, I am reworking the art to something more conventional and this thing WILL be released this year, even if i have to build a time machine to go back in time to do it. Gozer is already off to an interesting start. Band out of Indonesia wants to do a split and Operation Grindcore Vol. 2 will be released on Grindcore Karaoke. so yes on that. Wrist Cut Rally is currently on hold as Cory has 37 other projects going right now.  I believe that is all for now. I will try to update this more often. Of yer hurting for my wordbombs I have been occasionally contributing to the Operation Grindcore blog, so keep an eye on that. Later. -Marc

Gozer Unleashed!

Posted in Gozer, News, Random Gibberish, Releases on May 7, 2011 by theoppositionmachine

Gozer’s new album is posted here. It’s only streaming right now. We will make it downloadable in a week or so. If you want a physical copy it will be $10. We are only taking orders for about a month so don’t sleep on this shit. We are not making extras either. Email me for details on that. We also might be getting a twitter account. More on that as it develops. In other news, our dude Cory/Kindergarten Hazing Ritual got their Fuck Capcom album released on Grindcore Karaoke. That is Jay Randall from from Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s record label. Check it out here (it is free) and while yer at it give the other releases a listen as well. It’s Jay fucking Randall. Dude obviously knows his shit. KHR also finally released Myspace is dead. Get that shit here. This should round up things for now. See you in the funny papers. -Marc

Sound Of The Funky Drummer

Posted in Random Gibberish on July 4, 2010 by theoppositionmachine

so about a week ago today i watched rap legends public enemy make 90% of what constitutes modern hip hop utterly irrelevant. And they did it by playing material from 1991 and older. They had a full band with them, including a DJ *not X, he retired years ago. No worries tho. DJ Lord was absolutely flawless and may have even topped Terminator.* Maybe I am an old fogey who doesn’t get it , and when it comes to rap maybe i never did, but WHY is there no act out there today who can even come CLOSE to these guys? They played for 2.5 hours and NEVER let up and NEVER stopped moving. I hear people talk about how this act is HARD or this act  is INTENSE and I listen to it and NOTHING. NOT EVEN CLOSE. When was the last time you heard a fierce beat in hip hop? when was the last time you heard someone speak out or against whats going on in society today? It doesn’t really happen anymore. It’s all been relegated to sex, drugs, and violence. All good times, no hard rhymes.

As I reread this, I realize that I am mostly talking about yer radio style hip hop. I know there are some people who are trying to rise above the garbage that populates the mainstream *KRS-One and Mr. Lif come to mind*. But it’s a minority. I remember back when rap was starting out there was room for the gangster rapper, the conscious rapper, the party rapper. But as the machine rolls on, it seems like intelligence in hip hop is fading, or even mocked in some circles. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at the end of the day. Once the big labels smelled a payday, the dumbing down was inevitable, but it’s always sad to see something with so much potential turned into nothing but a shadow of what it could have been.

Next post will be more metal-centric. Promise.