Greetings to ye!
Been four days now of me wanting to write and put something up, but for several reasons it’s taken me a good while to get around to it. WoW has demanded it’s daily tribute, I have my last class this term tomorrow which consists of presenting an essay I’ve written on alienation in Lagerkvist’s Bödeln and yesterday eating food from a newly opened local pizza bakery I came down with an agonizing case of bad shrimp. I have not entirely recovered, but have decided to soldier on in order to update my little slice of heaven.
First and foremost, I would like to give a shoutout to my talented artist friend Kimarah for the creation of a custom banner which has been on display since friday. She truly deserves all the thanks and flowers that I am too lazy to send her way. Hopefully I’ll be able to slap a link to her work onto the frontpage sometime soon. (Update: link now available under the blogroll.)
Now to the actual update from my side. I have been working on starting up my music review section and I’m looking forward to having it posted. What I’ve figured is to start things off I should review a couple of albums that have meant a lot to me and that I think show great quality. Sort of as a framework or a set of criterias for future reviews. This caused me to sit down on my floor with my pile of CDs and pretty much deam 99% of it not worth this level of praise. Somehow I hope that shows that although these initial works will be spoken very well of I am not incapable of criticising music that I enjoy. They were chosen out of my own collection (which content I might elaborate on further down the line, but is fairly extensive for someone my age) due to their, in my opinion, excellency.
Originally planning on making it five albums I had to settle with four because I couldn’t make up my mind about the fifth spot. In no particular order, the albums are The Perfect Element by Pain of Salvation, Opeth’s Still Life, The Sound of Perseverance by Death and last, but not least, To Ride, Shoot Straight and Spreak the Truth courtesy of Entombed. (Note: will have to wait til monday to put up death’s and entombed’s reviews, as I’ve got the essay presentation tomorrow and need to get that done)
Hope you enjoy the read,
Off ye go! (with any luck towards the reviews! ;))