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Guile’s Song of the Moment for October 2014

The Devil in I

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September was a busy month for metalheads, with new albums/tracks/videos coming out from the likes of In This Moment, Butcher Babies, Crucified Barbara, Motionless in White, Opeth, Hurtsmile, The Contortionist, Exodus, Cannibal Corpse, Steel Panther (with assists from Rob Riggle and Lil’ Jon), Decapitated, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, and Mastodon, news about GWAR’s new singer (or singers, it’s not clear yet), live DVDs/Blu-Rays from Anthrax, Meshuggah, Sepultura, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Stryper, a couple of leaked Machine Head songs, Jason Newstead quitting all the social networks, Andrew W.K. stepping up to defend metal from controlling girlfriend dumbfuckery, the awesome discovery that Amy Poehler is a metalhead and Magneto loves metal, and the sad news that AC/DC’s Malcolm Young is suffering from dementia.

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The Kind of Companies I Have to Deal With

In my other life, I have to deal with companies. Companies, being composed of people, are just as capable of being stupid as the individual people behind them. This is one example: a company I have to deal with has the word “Eclipse” as a prominent part of their business name. No, I’m not getting any more specific than that. Anyways, their new slogan is “A brighter alternative”.

I leave it as an exercise for the reader to figure out what the problem is with that slogan.