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Sup Fuckers 9

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Mar 1, 2016 3:08 PM ET #351 (permalink)

First two episodes have been good. Some interesting stuff happening.

If you guys fancy watching the Septicflesh interview I posted earlier, it'd be very much appreciated. Cbella can let me know I ballsed my attempt at speaking Greek up :P

Mar 4, 2016 11:02 AM ET #352 (permalink)

You appeared to be a bit tongue tied in the beginning of the interview. Were you star struck, or just consumed by his pure evil? XD

Mar 4, 2016 3:06 PM ET #353 (permalink)

Ragnars wife would receive thine penis.

Mar 5, 2016 10:05 AM ET #354 (permalink)

Neither BG, just a fucking idiot :P

Mar 5, 2016 5:48 PM ET #355 (permalink)

Sup fuckers!

Miss this website, great to see that I recognize all the names/avatars!

Life is good here, hope the same is true for you all!

Mar 7, 2016 12:54 PM ET #356 (permalink)

Hey, Bruno! How's the family?

Mar 7, 2016 3:26 PM ET #357 (permalink)

BRUNO!

Mar 8, 2016 7:43 PM ET #358 (permalink)

Hey! Hey! My family is doing great, working long hours and all that good stuff but it is paying off, even bought a house about six months ago in the Inland Empire (San Bernardino area) and am rather happy! No TV and no internet yet but I don't mind, I have my music and family and that is all that I need.

/m\

Mar 9, 2016 12:11 PM ET #359 (permalink)

Livin the dream bruthah. Good to hear.

Mar 15, 2016 5:13 PM ET #360 (permalink)

Sup Fvckers!

I've been streaming the Arcana 13 album for the past two days. Really digging the riffs. Plsu, I'm going to have to check out the old movies that the songs are based on.

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Mar 17, 2016 4:12 PM ET #361 (permalink)

I've just got word that my plans to emigrate are well on and I could be in Spain in six weeks time! As if Spain needed any more British people :P

Mar 21, 2016 10:53 AM ET #362 (permalink)

So what's taking you to Spain, Oz?

Sup Fvckerz?
Took my youngest kid to see Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Delain this past Friday. Great show by all three bands.
In particular, Floor Jansen never disappoints. Doro Pesch may be the reigning queen of metal by tenure, but Floor is the heir apparent.

Mar 21, 2016 12:24 PM ET #363 (permalink)

Just need a change of scenery really. Britain's alright but the weather is more or less always horrible. I've always wanted to emigrate and there's a metal festival about an hour from my new place so no brainer really.

Mar 22, 2016 12:10 PM ET #364 (permalink)

True. The two times I've been to London (May 2009, November 2012), it's been mostly rainy with few patches of sun.
I've never entertained the thought of moving across two countries to escape weather and be near a concert/festival. That concept is totally foreign to me (pun intended). Sounds like you may be the odd man out rooting at futbol/football/soccer/kickball games. ;)

Moving like that is much easier for a single guy. Between my profession and my family, I'm pretty well grounded to where I'm at. (Not that I'm complaining... The Nightwish show with my youngest kid this past weekend was an awesome bonding experience.)

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Mar 22, 2016 10:05 PM ET #365 (permalink)

There's a few other reasons, such as my hatred for the British government among other things, but all in all I think I'll be much happier abroad. I love to travel and I'm much happier in the sunshine (which Britain can look quite nice in, during the two weeks a year we get any sun.)

Great to hear that you and the kids can bond over music. It's always been something that's kept me and my dad close over the years.

Mar 24, 2016 2:49 PM ET #366 (permalink)

Spain was nice. Stayed on the Mediterranean for the 4th. Water was fucking freezing. Topless beach though.

Mar 24, 2016 2:51 PM ET #367 (permalink)

Do it Oz! Emigrating is great! Especially if u have no ties. Although dealing with the Mediterranean authorities/government/anything is one hell of a culture shock! U may start to view the British system more favorably ;)

DJ - how old is your youngest? My little man is too young for all that now but am interested in learning about other people's experiences with taking their kids.

Mar 24, 2016 3:31 PM ET #368 (permalink)

I remember our Finnish member Wolf talking about how much he hated living in Spain but we'll see. Funny enough, speaking of Mediterranean authorities, I found being questioned by Greek police when me and two friends were flying to Turkey (the only one with a beard didn't get his passport taken off him, go figure) was a much better experience than when we came back to London and got taken away by armed security and searched. Though one of them promised to kick the arse of the guy who called them for wasting their time so badly.

I'm looking forward to my niece being able to enjoy music more. She likes Rammstein but doesn't share my sister's enthusiasm for Evanescence... Fortunately.

Mar 24, 2016 5:00 PM ET #369 (permalink)

cbella - I've got two girls. the youngest turned 14 in January and the older one turns 17 next month. (The older one was born 9 months and 1 day after the wife and I tied the knot). Amber (the oldest) listens to a little bit of everything, but now gravitates toward country. (can't win 'em all, I guess) Elizabeth is my rocker. Her tastes include KSE, Ozzy, some hair metal, and some of the 'emo' stuff like BVB. She mainly favors the female fronted bands like Epica, Nightwish, etc. (She also likes Evanescence, Oz ;) )
Taking her to concerts has been a lot of fun. The shows around here are usually 500 - 1500 people depending on the package, so getting there 45 minutes before the doors open and getting a good spot near the stage isn't a problem. It just makes me feel good to share the excitement and energy of a good metal band with my kid.

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Mar 24, 2016 6:16 PM ET #370 (permalink)

You get super cool uncle points, Oz! How old is she?

That's great DJ! I look forward to doing that! How old was she when you took her to her first show? Those are pretty decent bands for a girl her age - better than most 14 year olds! My boy likes some pretty good stuff now but his dad has also got him into R Kelly and Jay Z! He said that our son will be a 7ft tall half British half Cypriot kid, he doesn't need to be even more different with the penchant for metal! I believe this is grounds for separation!

Mar 24, 2016 8:56 PM ET #371 (permalink)

Blindgreed- You know it bro, and always good to read ya my friend!

DJ- Nightwish and Sonata Arctica....sounds like an awesome show! In 2005 I bought Once and Reckoning Night and to this day they are still in regular rotation. That sounds like a great bonding experience for the family, growing up music was always playing in our house and me, my dad and my brother all like to play guitar. Shoot, give me a AM/FM radio with a tape deck and a CD player and I'm good for the week! I miss playing music, between work and the little ones I barely have time to eat but I have already shown my daughter a couple things on the guitar and she is very interested! Good for you and your bonding experience bro!

Oz- Change sounds good, hope it works out for ya! Would you mind expanding on your perception of what is wrong with the British government? I don't follow European politics too much, other than the invasion you guys are currently experiencing, and would really like to understand your perspective on the shortcomings of socialist government because here in the USA we are being currently told by certain leftist politicians that we need to get on the European socialist utopian express because the founding principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility and limited government are over. You guys more or less abandoned limited government after WW2 (other than a brief period of that Iron Lady), just curious of the long-term results from the decision.

Cbella- R Kelly and Jay Z? ouch! Put your foot down if your boy's father says anything about an R Kelly concert LOL

Mar 25, 2016 10:12 AM ET #372 (permalink)

Cbella - She's only three months but already just like her mother with her bossy attitude and demands for attention. I'm looking forward to being the cool uncle who plays video games with her and takes her places.

Bruno - I can tell you don't follow European politics too much because we don't have a socialist government. The opposition is led by a socialist (a real one, not the Bernie Sanders type.) We're governed by the Conservative Party, who I will try to describe without getting into rhetoric. David Cameron is a devout Thatcherite whose government has attempted to bring back some of her policies such as the right to buy scheme (in which people can buy the social housing they're in,) but they've been very unsuccessful. In addition to this, they have been increasing tax breaks for the rich, while taking away money from the disabled and dying, with almost 2,000 deaths (confirmed) as a result of their decisions thus far, whilst the department is still refusing to reveals the full figures.

The thing about socialism in Europe is that there's different takes on it. There's the traditional stance of trade unionism which has been brought back by the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party, there's the more extreme end that borders on Communism of SYRIZA in Greece (though, they've had to put some of their deeply held beliefs to one side thanks to German pressure,) there's the more student orientated socialism espoused by Podemos in Spain and so on and so on. Many countries in Europe don't actually have socialist governments and most that do are socialist in name only such as France, whilst even some Scandinavian countries (which you will have heard Sanders bring up) actually have conservative governments such as Denmark and I think Norway (don't quote me on that though.) Many of the former Communist countries in Eastern European have very right wing governments and socialism barely exists there any more in the perceived state. Many of these countries do still have institutions brought in by former socialist governments however, perhaps most famously the NHS (National Health Service) in Britain, which has saved millions of lives, including Stephen Hawking. That example brings us back to my problems with the British government, who have been selling it off piece by piece to the point where some public intellectuals such as Tariq Ali in his book, The Extreme Centre, claims it exists in name only now.

As for a lack of personal responsibility etc. in Europe, it's not true at all. If anything, I find the current government interferes with personal lives much more than the last Labour government did (which at the time, was far from socialist but that's another story.) I don't remember the Labour government airing adverts telling you to trust them or putting up posters that look frighteningly like the cover of 1984 saying "We're watching you."

Mar 28, 2016 1:21 PM ET #373 (permalink)

Wow, Oz. Thanks for that explanation. (Bruno, thank you too for asking the question).

I don't follow UK politics much either, but with what little I have read, Cameron's Conservative Party seems to be a step above the U.S. Republican Party (which is not saying much IMO). I read a transcript of Cameron's speech about Life Chances Strategy (11-Jan-2016) and was impressed that he expressed the desire for the government to provide free child care for working families, fund a youth mentoring program to enable more poor children to get a GCSE, expand funding for the Troubled Families Programme and the National Citizens Service, build new improved housing to eliminate 'sink estates', and to fund programs that fight addiction by focusing on recovery. None of those issues are publicly discussed within our conservative party. The strategy of our conservative group seems to be to stick to Reagan's failed theory of trickle down economics through corporate tax breaks, eliminate banking reforms to protect the investments of citizens in the stock markets (401k, IRA's, etc.), roll back the programs that assist the social mobility of those living below the poverty line, and take a hawkish approach to immigration control/reform. I'm not sure how much the Prime Minister's speech is empty talk and how much is positive action, so you can educate us on the actual success (or lack of) for those programs if you want to.

Bruno - to be honest, I'm not seeing where any number of our current Republicans (Congress/Senate or Primary candidates) are furthering the principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility or limited government. I'm entirely open to hearing some specific examples of conservative solutions to social economic problems in the US. Those are their talking points, but I still don't see concrete details of how they will do it.

cbella - Elizabeth's first concert was ReVamp/Sabbaton/Iced Earth last year when she was 13. It was a fun show. Keep fighting against the RKelly and JayZ crap. Just keep pointing out good music and your 'lil metalhead will stay trve. :)

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Mar 28, 2016 2:40 PM ET #374 (permalink)

"I'm not sure how much the Prime Minister's speech is empty talk"

Pretty much all of it. There's been no steps taken to provide free child care, or even to make it more affordable as far as I'm aware. Youth mentoring was introduced years ago by Labour, where school kids gain work experience by joining a company for a week (I worked in a kids play area for example.) The housing idea is bullshit. What they've been doing is demolishing council housing estates and building new ones that poor people can't afford. David Cameron himself has even expressed his concern that his own kids won't be able to own a house when they're old enough. First I've heard of the Troubled Families Programme but reeks of shite to me. It's worth remembering also that Cameron regularly did cocaine at university, where he also had to fuck a dead pig's head to gain membership to a club, and as serving Prime Minister, left his children behind in a pub. He's a cunt.

As far as American conservatism and such is concerned, I don't feel I can really comment on it since I'm not an American citizen and I've never lived there, so a foreigner's opinion on what America should do is a bit cheeky. I will say that internationally, the Republican Party has been seen as a big joke the last two election cycles (don't worry, Obama and the Democrats get a lot of stick too.) It just seems like only nutcases are being put forward and there hasn't been a respectable name in the running since John McCain, who I think would have easily beat the Democrats if he ran again.

Mar 28, 2016 5:45 PM ET #375 (permalink)

Thanks again Oz. I'm not sure if it is refreshing or disheartening to know that politicians are liars everywhere. lol.

For a long time in American politics, the public has been forced to choose the lesser of two evils. This year looks to be no different. I remember McCain's campaigns in 2000 and 2008. In either one, it seemed like he had little control of his campaign (especially the choice of Sarah Palin). To me, if he couldn't control his campaign, how would he be able to be a leader as President? In my opinion, (and I've said this before) the US hasn't had a truly good president since Eisenhower - it's been that long.

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