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Clutch Linker

So, I wanted to do a linkfest, but I also wanted to put something special up on the radio tonight. Then I thought, Hey, why not do both at once?! Then I can introduce you to one of my favorite bands at the same time I introduce you to some interesting blog posts. Below, the links to today's linkwhore festival are embedded in the lyrics to a song by a fantastic band called Clutch. The song is The Soapmakers , which you can find on the radio (in the extended entry) should you want to sing along. Clutch is a hard band to define or stick in a genre. So I just tell people they're a cross between Frank Zappa and Black Sabbath. I wanted to include a decent selection of Clutch songs for you to listen to you while you click on all the links, but my CD ripping program is refusing to work for me right now, so you'll have to settle for one song. ALL the links, I say. There's good stuff there, including two blogger birth annoucements and some needed advice on getting toilet paper stuck to your ass. Oh, first: Thank you to Dorkafork for crapping a rainbow in my brain. Update: I forgot Beth! I'm sorry, Beth. Everyone go read Beth. She's really one of my favorites. Behind the Cliffside Inn, I heard a fiddle and a mandolin, keeping rhythm on an old washboard and stomping on the floor. Saw people of all sorts dancing 'round in twos and fours, caroling about days of old, and what the future holds. In the middle was a big cauldron that they were stirring, stirring, and there were trees around that they kept burning, burning. I asked a toothless man who all these people were, and he said, "The soapmakers, and we are working, working." As they stirred Heaven and Earth, they combined to one, and everything was everyone and each one was all. As they stirred I heard a trumpet call, and everything was everyone and each one was all. Radio down here:
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It's not right: it's Friday afternoon and work is busy. That means this linkfest will be nowhere as creative as some, but as someone once said, a link by any other name would be as sweet: Blogs Harvey has a 12 step blogging program, although I'm breaki... [Read More]

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It's not right: it's Friday afternoon and work is busy. That means this linkfest will be nowhere as creative as some, but as someone once said, a link by any other name would be as sweet: Blogs Harvey has a 12 step blogging program, although I'm breaki... [Read More]

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well crap, wish i'd known sooner you were doing this (i'm on the other side of the world right now and blog as i can). Keep me in mind for the next time, k?

That's ok, I didn't need the traffic anyway. :-)

Bravo for the Clutch song. I caught them three seperate times when they were on the road after Pure Rock Fury. Awesome band, awesome show.

Thanks for the link.

Woo-hoo!! I made the song!! :)

Exact Audio Copy will rip just about anything you throw at it, though it could be a little more user-friendly. Choice of geeks everywhere!

http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

Thanks, Michele! Like I didn't have enough blogs to read! Good thing I have the day off!

Loved the Black Zappa song. Or was that Frank Sabbath?

I like CDEX for ripping, It's never had a problem for me.
http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/

http://www.thisisbignews.org/Clutch-Space_Grass.mp3

Woo, thanks!

"Woo, thanks!"

See you at the Clutch show. I'll be up front and drunk.

Sep 23. The Downtown in Farmingdale.

You are SO fabulous!

Just wanted to say that Clutch rocks. 'Been following them for 8 years or so... Love 'em. Every album, every song. Fan-friggin'-tastic. I would like to say thanks for sharing them with others. I think everyone needs to hear them at least once. I've heard people call them progressive rock, but personally, I think it's more of a jazzy-metal with phenomenal vocals. It varies, though, from album to album. Try listening to Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes and Undeniable Truths.