Nerd Metal Fridays: Blind Guardian

Going old-school today with Germany’s Blind Guardian. For over 30 years they’ve been turning high-concept ideas into heavy-duty tunes and helping to define what today’s artists mean when they talk symphonic metal. Nerdy? Well they managed to make an entire concept album out of Tolkien’s The Silmarillion (Nightfall in Middle-Earth). If unironic songs about hobbits, […]

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Galaxy Jane Cruises On Rollerblades: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Skinned Knees

For those who think this is outside my blog’s purview, I want to point out that it is technically about travel.  I might not have traveled far, but, if you count shanks mare, it even involves two different modes of transportation. So there. I need to get my butt in gear and make some desperately […]

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