Flush it Friday: Now is the time for the Moshening

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It’s Friday, ya’ll. Get in here and waste the rest of your workday.

I don’t have much for you today. Finna head out the door and prepare for a solid weekend of jams. Leif Bearikson and I are gonna check out the Power Trip/Iron Age show and maybe crush a few posers along the way. If you need something to read, check out my criminally under-appreciated Record Store Day rankings from earlier this week.

Thank you for your continued support of this particular e-Toilet. We’ll see you tomorrow.

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  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Buy a t shirt

  • tigeraid

    Jealous of that show. Enjoy.

  • Commander Shephard

    Good: Mass Effect Andromeda is fucking amazing and I can’t get enough of it.

    Bad: All the time I have to spend at work not playing Mass Effect Andromeda and making money instead

    Ugly: Your face

  • Doom Scientist

    Dat pic. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a show that packed, and I’ve been to many shows.

    • Howard Dean

      That picture is an “Aging hair metal band deploys pyrotechnics when they’re not supposed to, kills 100 people in 5 minutes” type of packed.

      • Doom Scientist

        That room has “death trap” written all over it.

  • Guacamole Jim

    GOOD: It’s the weekend, got a raise from my job (an additional $3.50/hr), beer.

    BAD: A friend of mine in Bolivia has been accused of covering up a sexual assault at the school she was an administrator of, and is being sent to a really rough Bolivian prison until the trial. The whole thing is absolute bullshit, but the justice system down there is really fucked up and they can’t stop her from getting locked away, and can’t even file a motion to put her under house arrest until the trial.

    UGLY: South American prisons.

    • Óðinn

      Sorry to hear about your friend. I know that Bolivia has some real problems and great inequality. I hope it works out for her.

      • Guacamole Jim

        Thanks dude, me too. There are great things about Bolivia, but their justice system is not one of them.

    • atchdav

      Congratulations on your raise. It’s too bad about your friend.

  • Señor Jefe El Rossover

    That show is gonna rule so much. Have fun, you two.

    • more beer

      Fuck yea! I am seeing that show on Tuesday with Vladimir Putin.

      • Señor Jefe El Rossover

        Hell yes!! You two have fun as well!

        • more beer

          We shall. Now if I can find a show this weekend that would be nice. But so far I have found nothing.

          • Señor Jefe El Rossover

            I’m going to Anvil and Night Demon on Saturday. Not quite your style though, haha

          • more beer

            I saw Anvil in the 80’s. So I think I am good without seeing them now. But you enjoy yourself.

          • Señor Jefe El Rossover

            Ha! I will. And by myself more than likely. Not quite Leif Bearikson’s or my wife’s type of jams.

          • more beer

            I go to shows by myself all the time. But I know so many people it doesn’t really matter. There is always someone I know to have a drink with.

          • Señor Jefe El Rossover

            Yeah, I’ve been to a good number of shows by myself. I’ll usually chat it up with some old guy, ha!

          • more beer

            There is always someone to talk t at a show. As long as you aren’t a social cripple.

          • Señor Jefe El Rossover

            Just shy of it!

          • more beer

            Beer helps with that.

          • Óðinn

            Yes it does.

          • Devil’s lettuce too

          • more beer

            It can have an opposite effect on those who don’t smoke much.

          • JWG79

            I had a lot of fun at the one Anvil gig I went to after their revival. It was actually a few years out from the documentary but still drawing a larger than pre-doc crowd for sure, so that obviously helped the energy. They definitely played off it.

            Probably helped that a lot of their totally Canadian references weren’t at all lost on the Victoria crowd, though. Like basically the entirety of “Mad Dog”…

          • Señor Jefe El Rossover

            Hahaha, awesome!

          • atchdav

            That will be an awesome show. Hold your hammer high!

          • Óðinn
          • Señor Jefe El Rossover

            I SHALL =T=

  • Hans Copronym

    Wait… that ain’t no playlist!

    New Toilet Feature Rumoured Dead, Thrashnkill Suspiciously Silent

    • Feel free to direct your ire at Son Ov Wolf for this oversight.

      • Hans Copronym

        That SOW!

  • Óðinn
  • Hans Copronym

    Good: Mail from Bandcamp about new Hellripper albun.
    https://hellripper.bandcamp.com/album/coagulating-darkness

  • Howard Dean

    I don’t normally do “bads” because like Ricky from TPB I’m an optometrist, not a pessimist, but I shall partake today:

    Bad: It literally won’t stop snowing. I’m not one to dwell on weather, but it’s getting kind of stupid. Hoping to see some semblance of non-winter soon, but the cold and snow continue. I normally budget for a November-April winter, but with the snow pack we still have I dunno when we will see the grass. Gonna need some warmth and rain pronto.

    Good:

    https://lovelace-media.imgix.net/uploads/463/59642b60-c2f3-0132-9a61-0e01949ad350.gif?w=740&h=296&fit=max&auto=format

    https://lovelace-media.imgix.net/uploads/463/594fcb70-c2f3-0132-459b-0ebc4eccb42f.gif?w=740&h=786&fit=max&auto=format

    https://lovelace-media.imgix.net/uploads/463/59502fd0-c2f3-0132-46b6-0e9062a7590a.gif?w=740&h=786&fit=max&auto=format

    Ugly: That fucking KISS bicycle. That thing is going to haunt my dreams.

  • Spear

    I’ve had five fucking trains pass by in the last 90 minutes. Five. Whatever, sleep is for the weak. Anyway, have some sludge.
    http://torchthesky.bandcamp.com/album/desolation

  • Joaquin Stick

    Good: The new Pallbearer was surprisingly pleasing. At least half the songs kept my attention. 7/10.
    Bad: Beer craving hitting hard and still 40 minutes of work to go.
    Ugly: Don’s expected tantrum after this bill just failed.

    • Old Man Doom

      Oh shit, I forgot that came out. Been rockin’ “Thorns,” but I’m skeptical of the rest. I’ll make a point to get on that tonght.

    • Spear

      Backed on Pallbearer. I’d never been able to get into them before this, but the new record is really solid.

      • Joaquin Stick

        That last song is the tops.

      • Waynecro

        I also agree. This is the first Pallbearer album I’ve listened to all the way through more than a dozen times.

  • Rain Poncho W.

    Good: Moving to North Carolina for my wife’s residency. Excited to be somewhere with trees and where mud doesn’t come from the sky.
    Bad: Will be sad to say goodbye to some very good friends here.
    Ugly: Waiting on application decisions.

    • Óðinn

      Congrats on the residency of Mrs. W. Hope that NC is a good experience.

      • Rain Poncho W.

        Thanks! We’re excited!

    • Commander Shephard

      Oh wow are you gonna be in close proximity to that Randall Thor poser?

    • Old Man Doom

      Are you applying to teach at NC universities? Which ones are you thinking about?

      • Rain Poncho W.

        UNC just opened up two research associate positions at their Highway Safety Research Center, so I applied for both. I applied for a position at NC State a few months back but haven’t heard back yet, and I have a contact at Campbell College I may be emailing soon. The UNC positions would be ideal since that’s where we’re moving.

        • Old Man Doom

          Sounds excellent. Best of luck on the research positions.

          • Rain Poncho W.

            Thanks! They’re asking for a few more years of experience than I technically have, but I’m qualified in all other aspects.

          • Óðinn

            Interview with confidence. That’s the best advice I have, but it’s also good advice.

          • Rain Poncho W.

            Just gotta get the interview first 🙂

          • Óðinn

            Well yes, there is that hurdle first.

          • RJA

            Special Skills: excelled in writing for metal blog – helped keep “business” afloat

        • Óðinn
    • Óðinn
    • megachiles

      Good luck, duder! Trees are amazing.
      I hope NC isn’t totally tex-mex depauperate.

      • Óðinn
        • megachiles

          I clenched up a bit when I saw the ceviche bar.

          • Óðinn

            That’ll clean out the bowels.

            Not a ceviche fan myself, but I do love Mexican food.

    • atchdav

      Congratulations to you and your wife. Good luck with the applications!

  • Óðinn
  • Old Man Doom

    Good: Once grades are off, it’s spring break. Time for some drankin’ and Mastotunes.
    Bad: Long term GF broke up with me. It’s relatively amicable, but unexpected right now. Kinda sucks, but no matter what we will be watching the new Twin Peaks next month – that shit transcends relationships.
    Ugly: That moment when you realize that your diet has steadily consisted of tacos and western cheeseburgers. Fuk.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQhCn55gizU

    • Hope you’re doing okay after the breakup, OMD

  • sweetooth0

    GOOD: It’s Friday and I’ve still got half of Leprechaun part 3 to watch when I get home! Almost done feeling like total shit just in time for the weekend too! I got Teitanblood – Death 2LP in the mail yesterday, so that baby’s likely getting cranked this weekend!
    BAD: I’ve been sick all week. I caught it from my buddy who told me he was “no longer contagious” when I went to a funeral last week. It was fucking contagious.
    UGLY: The amount of toilet paper/paper towel/kleenex I have gone through this week to sop up all the snot that was constantly leaking out of my head holes. Ugh.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Teitanblood >>>>>>>

    • RJA

      Teitanblood – Death is perfect on double vinyl – I don’t care to listen to that album all at once

      • sweetooth0

        I always do. When It’s done I have a hard time finding anything else that matches it in intensity. Although Desolate Shrine pairs up with it pretty well! Then I find myself diving down the rabbit hole of only the most intense black/death metal for the rest of the day.

  • Óðinn

    ACA repeal bill has been withdrawn by Republicans.

    https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/845367820796018688

  • JWG79

    I haven’t actually started my workday yet. And honestly, I might just let it slide until Monday. It’s far too nice a day out to use up the whole of my afternoon being indoors.

    Good:
    My Twilight Time Blu Rays arrived mid-week, so I’ve watched a few so far. I quite like their choice of ‘random’ bonus features on the discs. Like a documentary on The Mad Magician that ties it to that era’s 3D film craze, then mentions two Three Stooges shorts. Guess what two bonus films are also on the disc? Yup. Those two shorts.

    And I literally just received the Scream Factory ones at the door. Oddly, no customs fee was requested so either it was covered or I’ll get dinged for it later somehow.

    Tee Villain shirts arrived yesterday, too. Wearing one now.

    Good, Metal:
    Sea Witch/Black Tremor split by Hypnotic Dirge Records just came out. I’ve been listening to the pre-album-release released tracks regularly so I’m definitely down with the remainder. Also down with the ship.

    https://twitter.com/JWEG79/status/842129964413591552

    Bad/Ugly: ingrown hair on my left side causing a major inflamation. Hasn’t at all responded to heat/hot water treatments or random ointments of any kind (including fucidic acid, as a last resort). Hurts like a bitch so I’m wondering if it’s not just hair in there (I’m weirdly susceptible to lipomae that aren’t all bundles of dead nerves).

    May just go see the GP before I go spend the remainder of my afternoon outside.

  • Spear

    Good: I noticed last September that my gut was getting a bit out of control, so I decided I should probably do something about it. I adjusted my diet and starting actually putting in some effort at the gym, and lo and behold, I’ve lost 30 pounds since then. I try not to vanity post too often, but this is one of the few times in my life I’ve actually felt like I’ve accomplished something.

    Good/Bad: The sheer volume of good music, books, and vidya coming out these days is overwhelming. I’ve been seriously considering taking some time off work just to catch up on stuff.

    Metal: the new Lunar Shadow rips- https://lunarshadow.bandcamp.com/

    • Rain Poncho W.

      Hail spear

    • Óðinn

      Congrats on the weight loss, Spear. Some regular time at the gym does pay off. You feel better too, I’d bet.

      • Spear

        No longer having a chewy nougat center feels quite liberating, indeed.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Important question of the day: how hard did Scald rule on a scale from 1 to 10?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc8sOqIWwvk

  • atchdav

    Good: It’s been an awesome week for me. I got a big raise (one with four zeros) and it was retroactive to November. I bought a Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster and traded a mandolin that I haven’t touched in ten years for a Fender Stage 1600 combo amp.

    Steel Panther, Jethro Tull and the Residents all put out new albums this week and I’m going to see Matthew Good at one of my favourite bars tomorrow night.

    Bad: Canadian government put out its budget this week… more wasteful spending and tax increases.

    Ugly: My wife and me both have colds.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5d566608a493d9012904862c6a7554b623862034ba6d43d63cffcfcbf8c21fe7.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f042ee8d9a7101c4d57794e279b70f812646872632a7679c06d8a91916dadf88.jpg

    • Óðinn

      Sweet Strat, and congrats on the raise. Sorry about the budget and the cold virus. Better than Harper at least?

      • atchdav

        Thanks! I liked Harper. I didn’t agree with everything he did but he kept taxes low and did his best to be fiscally responsible.

        • Óðinn

          You’re welcome. Harper was disliked by many. But he did win multiple elections, so he must have had quite a bit of support as well.

    • The Mighty Thorange

      Jethro Tull have a new album out? Fuck yes! Going to have to give that a shot.

      • atchdav

        They’ve taken some classic Tull songs and rearranged them for string quartet

        • The Mighty Thorange

          That sounds fucking awesome!

  • Óðinn
  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Bad: gambling adverts
    Ugly: gonna go to the doctor on Monday to see if they can do anything about the abscess on my toe.
    Good: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kVO074bR1ss

  • Sid Vicious Promos

    Good: got paid

    Bad: I want a Magnavox Odyssey 2

    Ugly: Gene Simmons and Eddie Trunk.

  • megachiles

    Good: New Pallbearer, Memoriam, and OORRRMMM + the Rusty Patched Bumblebee was listed as an endangered species + MN has decided that it’s springtime.

    Bad: Some of our bee research was unexpectedly sidelined by the listing, which indicates the listing may detrimentally influence our ability to track and characterize native bee populations. I’m hopeful that US Fish and Wildlife will relax some of the restrictions they’ve placed, and this is just an initial protective measure, but it’s making life tough for our PI and a few of my colleagues.

    Ugly: I didn’t get to buy another ToH shirt, because we’re poor 🙁

    • Howard Dean

      Time to tear the bumper off that car. Drastic times call for drastic measures.

      • Lacertilian

        Alternate idea: Use your bumper to ram the area of the bumper with the sticker, then write a song about irony but don’t include that situation in the lyrics, ironically.

    • Óðinn

      That sucks, dude. It’s like rain on your wedding day. 😉

      • megachiles

        And who would have thought it figgguuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrruuuuurrrrrrrrrrz

  • Waynecro

    Good: I won three donuts, a bag of lettuce, two pounds of salt, and two bottles of aspirin through the Monopoly game my supermarket is running. I didn’t have to do anything other than look at the game pieces they handed me when I checked out.
    Bad: Work
    Ugly: Lazy analysts who complain about editors’ changing their writing too much after those editors had to spend hours and hours fixing hilariously blatant errors they made. Fuck those pricks.

    • Señor Jefe El Rossover

      Bam! Nice haul!

      • Waynecro

        Those prizes cut my grocery bill in half. It was totally sweet.

        • more beer

          Dude you really need to start eating better.

          • Waynecro

            My diet is on point, brah. Meat, veggies, and a carbohydrate every night, donuts on weekends.

          • more beer

            2 lbs of salt. I don’t go through that in a year. Plus when did aspirin become a food?

          • Waynecro

            I won’t either, but it never hurts to have extra salt in the house–especially if that salt was free.

          • more beer

            Okay.

          • Your garden might get a Slugdge infestation

          • Óðinn

            You’re a rich man. The word salary actually comes from the fact that Roman soldiers were paid in salt.

            https://image.slidesharecdn.com/thelifeinchristsalt-111120121403-phpapp01/95/the-life-in-christ-salt-of-the-earth-3-728.jpg?cb=1321792443

          • Waynecro

            I sometimes put salt in my postworkout shake to replenish the salt I lost from sweating. It’s like drinking a roll of Roman quarters!

          • Óðinn

            Haha! You could look at it that way.

          • Waynecro

            I mean, if I’m gonna be drinking salt, I may as well put a glamorous spin on it.

          • Max

            I’ve got a packet of salt in my cupboard from when I first moved out of home back in 2000. It’s still two-thirds full.

          • more beer

            Yep it has no expiration date.

        • Señor Jefe El Rossover

          Even better!!!

    • Óðinn

      That supermarket must think you’re MacGyver or something. Pretty random prize.

      • Waynecro

        Many of the lower-tier prizes are pretty random, but I eat lettuce and salt a lot, and I require tons of painkillers. Also, I fucking love donuts.

        • Óðinn

          So it was a good prize then. Nice. I like it when things work out.

          • Waynecro

            Yeah, the prizes were items I needed, so it was a big win. I also won hamburger buns and sour cream, but I don’t use those products. I gave them to my ex.

      • JWG79

        Better be old school MacGyver.

        • Óðinn

          Oh yeah, the one with the mullet

    • Óðinn
      • Waynecro

        Ha! And lazy tech analysts don’t bother to differentiate between the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne or between a leg implant and a spinal implant.

        • Óðinn

          Hopefully surgeons know the difference between the leg and spine.

  • Óðinn
  • Señor Jefe El Rossover
  • Óðinn
  • Good: last week I saw Roadhouse for the first time and fuqqin LOVED it. Needed a similar movie to watch, so last night I caught…
    Good: Stone Cold (1991) featuring Brian Bosworth (who?) and a very evil, yet ripped, Lance Henriksen. Watch this movie, folks.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/61ce93a3cd4f82923275446964be347b2cdc42fc8f6f05ebfee6299aa3e9e8ff.jpg

  • Óðinn
  • RJA

    Good,bad and ugly:
    https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/03/21/mount-eerie-interview/
    This record is really something – I don’t know if it will be appealing to non microphones/mt eerie fans or not but…

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas

    Good: khemmis next week, also possibly katatonia, also snagged tickets for Tim and Erics next tour.

    Bad: haven’t worked out much in the last few weeks, even though I did start riding my bike to work.

    Ugly: the Ubisoft disease where every game has to be a massive open world filler mission game even when it doesn’t need to be (looking at you mass effect)

  • The Mighty Thorange

    Good: Got uni work submitted earlier before the deadline. That’s been almost 3 weeks of what feels like near constant work. Beers are deserved. My friend who is the barman at my local is organising a trip in the next week or two to the local brewery for a tour/tasting session/piss up in the brewery so I am looking forward to that.
    Bad: Got to start writing my dissertation soon.
    Ugly: Those facial animations in Mass Effect: Android. *shudders involuntarily* Although it does seem that people are wildly overreacting to it. Surely none of it can be as bad as ME3’s ending. Right?
    Metal: Some fine folks over on the Facebooks page got me hooked on Unleash the Archers. Been blasting their stuff ever since. https://youtu.be/UOvZKJlrtk8