Monday, November 9, 2009

Hiatus (Not the Band)

It's time to take a little vacation from blogging. With all the things going on right now, I would hate for this blog to become a chore. If it isn't fun anymore, why keep at it? I think you see my point. After two or four weeks, I hope to be re-energized and back to finding hidden musical treasures under unassuming rocks and ripping the shit out of them! Meantime, I look forward to getting caught up on a ton of other stuff and listening to music for no other reason than the sheer pleasure of it! I've recently received a flurry of e-mails; some from nice people sharing music or saying thanks, as well as those hoping for a review/post. To the former, I say thanks! and to the latter... I haven't forgotten about you-- please be patient. If any old links are down, let me know; I'll be checking comments here and there.



To send you on your way properly, I present the Half Man/Kisses & Hugs split 7". Roman, a long time/sporadic FE visitor/friend, was blown away by the small-town angst and violence of Kisses & Hugs' 12" and suggested I post this mean little split. This one's for him and anyone else who dug that piece (all of whom are probably laid up with a sore asshole from the experience). X's & O's were definitely a singular monster, and what Half Man might lack in originality and insanity, is made up for by their sincerity and power on the two tracks here. Made up of ex-members of Campaign and future members of Countdown to Putsch, HM took old school grit and "modern" smarts (I'm look at you Born Against) and made plain, good hardcore punk! They released a couple of EPs, some comp tracks and an LP that sounded like a completely different band. Check with the Mountain Collective for related bands and straggling artifacts.

The Half Man/Kisses & Hugs Split 7"

20 comments:

degelh said...

I didn't know about this spit, but love both these bands. Go figure.

Hope your sabatical energizes you because this is a great blog.

Thanks.

Gray said...

I look forward to your return to the blog-o-sphere, this site has become a staple in my daily rounds of the internet.

Maiko said...

Take care.
Hope to see you back soon.

Batguano said...

Hey, thanks for the kind and supportive words. Hopefully this blog-malaise will end soon!

-Marc

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justin said...

Have a good break man, I know you'll still be rocking out even if it isn't around here.

7inchcrust said...

its really good and refreshing to make a break sometimes, have a break and enjoy it. and then its amazing the feeling when you are going to sit down and scan/write etc the come back post :)

chrisapproach said...

all power to you bat!

chris

Anonymous said...

thank you for this highly enjoyable split! kisses and hugs sound a bit like ice nine on this one, and halfman is also very good. have a good time! i hope that sooner or later you'll be back with a bang. thanx again!
roman

Wooderson said...

....I miss new posts on this blog....a lot. Enjoy the break!

jacqui said...

hope you're doing well... and come back soon, please!!! i miss the musics, but mostly i miss the kickass and informative reviews. ok.

Batguano said...

Hey, nice to see you guys here! I'm feeling a comeback... really soon.

It's also great to see you back in action LA/Wooderson!

Wooderson said...

Thanks man. The blog is now up in the air again as I'm reviewing for a metal webzine now. I think I'll still keep the blog going though, it'll be a nice place to vent. Looking forward to your return, take care.

Chairmaker said...

Your blog's always filled with treasures, so I look forward to seeing you back posting.

Zmaj said...

Haven't had much time for blogs in general in quite a while (Orfee is Cephalochromoscope's savior anyway), but I do always come back to those special ones & very enthusiastically so, retracing my steps as good as I can, eventually checking out all those posts that had passed me by. I most definitely won't ever forget about Fugitive Equilibrium with all that lovely Suicide Nation and whatnot, and will gleefully await the - apparently soon - return. tl;dr me love you long time.

Alec L. said...

come back soon. Marry Christmas, man!

Batguano said...

Hey guys! Greeting to both of you as well!

And, Zmaj, I was wondering what happend to you. Keeping busy is a good thing, and I can see how blogging takes the back burner role. Good to see you here once in a while at least, and maybe one day even at the ol' Cephscope. Regards and best of luck to you, dude.

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Nuclearpowergrind said...

hey man....do you have the HALF MAN LP ???? If so, can you post it sometime please??? Been trying to find it for a long time-first heard of em on the Nothings quiet compLP on reservoir back in the 90s I guess the LP has more of those songs vibe-screaming grinding thrash, instead of the heroin/rorschach-ish stuff of their old 7''s.

Batguano said...

Yeah, I've got the LP and will post it. It's actually kind of emo-ish by comparison...