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General discussion / hello
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:39:37 AM »
anyone?  :err:

Equipment for sale / WANTED - KIDS DRUM KIT
« on: February 09, 2012, 02:14:58 PM »
Hi guys,
looking to buy a beginners kit for my son's 6th birthday. Dont really want to spend much as yet, because Im not sure if its a fleeting interest or something he will stick with, so Im thinking maybe $120 tops. If anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be great.



International / RIP Cliff Burton - 25 years today!
« on: September 27, 2011, 01:13:35 PM »
Well, its been 25 years since that fateful night when the bus rolled over, killing 24 year old bassist of Metallica, way too early in his career. I will be blazing up a fatty and cranking some Puppets and Lightning tonight.

my tribute tattoo...

which has now evolved....

with Dimes side done in reds and oranges, and the top coloured in too. Over 15 hours on this baby all up. Unfortunately I dont have a pic of the completed artwork on my computer (though since then, Cliff has also been redone as he started losing a bit of ink, so its fresh as now).

The Frontline / Genre snobs take note
« on: July 13, 2011, 12:37:05 PM »
here is a perfect example of how you can take many genres of metal, and make one cool song.... I fucking love this clip, and the guy can shred!

The Frontline / Alls quiet on the Western Front
« on: June 16, 2011, 03:35:27 PM »
what the fuck is going on around here? This place used to be the most vibrant website I visited. Every hour you could click "new posts" and get heaps... now it seems once a day is too often if you expect more than 6 posts in the last 24 hour period. Where is everyone? I dont get it!

CD Trade & Merchandise / Soundwave ticket for sale
« on: February 21, 2011, 01:27:43 PM »
$150 and its yours, free express post if sold this week. PM me for details.

The Frontline / UFO's in Jerusalem.
« on: February 06, 2011, 07:31:55 AM »
theres been a massive debate as to whether or not these are real. Im quite convinced that of the 4 videos at least 2 of them are. Make up your own mind.

theres butt loads of youtube footage naturally too.

International / Deicide - To Hell With God (2011)
« on: February 05, 2011, 06:56:01 PM »
Has anyone heard this yet? I only discovered it browsing around metal sites randomly.

As I havent really got into the more recent albums, though still bought all of them up til Stench of Redemption, Im downloading this one to have a listen before I bother buying it. Hopefully its a return to form, but Im not holding my breath.

General discussion / HAPPY NEW YEAR WF!!
« on: December 31, 2010, 01:11:07 PM »
Just wanted to wish every one a great night and a safe and happy 2011!!   :headbang:  :drunk:

The Frontline / Pantera is not just a heavy metal band
« on: December 24, 2010, 07:34:50 AM »
Weird article I found on a news website. Not exactly what I expected it to be about

Growing up, I thought of Pantera as a heavy metal band. That was before I read the Greek philosopher, Celsus whose anti-Christian writings are recorded by the Christian writer, Origen. Around a century after the composition of the biblical Gospels, Celsus wrote various works opposing Christian doctrine.

One writer describes Celsus as ?the first Nietzschean?, such was his vehement objection to the traditional (and historical) teaching that Jesus of Nazareth was born of a virgin, taught and ministered around Galilee to much acclaim, and was then crucified by Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate, and seen alive again three days after his death.

Among Celsus?s claims about the fallacies of Christian history is the report that Jesus was fathered by a Roman soldier called Pantera (Origen, Contra Celsum, I:32, 34). This is the first known mention of this view, so we can?t know how prevalent it was (it was later picked up in some Jewish writings). However, it is attractive to those who would like to ?domesticate? the Christmas story.

After all, it is immediately believable that Mary was involved with a Roman soldier, and that her disgrace was covered in retrospect by a story about Jesus? immaculate conception. Many people find such historical speculations very attractive.

But they are precisely that: speculations. Compared with the data we have about the birth of Jesus from the New Testament, the ?Pantera parent? story is almost without merit. All it has going for it is the ?it sounds like it might make sense? vibe. In history, that is rarely enough, even when the stakes are as high as they are when we are talking about the origins of the Christian faith.

Even controversial Jesus scholar, John Dominic Crossan, is on record as accepting that Celsus?s comments are a reaction to the already dominant (albeit sensational) account that Jesus was born of a virgin. As Origen points out, the account of the virgin birth was hardly an acceptable story-it was as astonishing to its first hearers as it is to us today.

It is the very irregularity of it that makes it stand out. Christians interpret this as the fulfilment of promises made a long time ago to the Israelites, expressed in the book of Isaiah, chapter 7. In this passage, a virgin will give birth to a child called ?Immanuel?, which means ?God with us?. This passage is picked up by the writer of the Gospel of Matthew (chapter 1) to emphasise the manner in which God has ?turned up? in the person of Jesus. Matthew adds that ?Jesus? (or ?Joshua? in Hebrew) means ?God saves?, making Jesus not only the way we know God, but also the way we make peace with God.

So what drove Celsus, a careful thinker and perhaps the first true intellectual opponent of Christianity, to take to heart this speculation about Mr Pantera?

We are given a hint in other passages cited by Origen: Celsus has a major problem with ?sinners?, and a bigger problem with the Christian attitude to them. Celsus complained about the way Christians seemed to care more for the worst of humanity than they did for the upright and respectable: ?What is this preference of Christians for sinners over others?? cries the bewildered Celsus (III:64). Celsus thought Christians tried to convert sinners because they were ?unable to convert anyone really good and righteous? and ?open their doors to the most impious and abominable men? (III:65).

Origen offers a solution to Celsus?s problem by pointing out that the thing Celsus despises is precisely what God offers to the world through Jesus Christ. Although God is no fan of sin, he is a big fan of ?repentance?-that is, admitting your faults, turning away from them and throwing yourself on God?s mercy. Jesus taught that the door to eternity is open to sinners who repent, and ?there is more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.? (Luke chapter 15).

I have to add that I?m still on the look-out for those ninety-nine righteous persons.

The apostle Paul, founder of so many of the earliest Christian churches, discovered in Jesus? teaching about welcoming the sinner the sweet spot of faith: ?Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst? (1 Timothy 1:15).

Christmas is about God?s gift to sinners: Jesus, who is both ?Immanuel? and ?Joshua?, God among us who brings salvation. That?s why we sing about the child born of Mary.

I?m not sure whether Pantera named their band after the supposed father of Jesus. Another view says it was the name of an Italian sports car in the 70s, or just Spanish for ?panther?. What I do know is that I thank God that he has an outrageous preference for sinners, or Christmas would for me be little more than a tale of bastardry signifying nothing.

General discussion / R.I.P. Norman Hetherington (aka. Mr Squiggle)
« on: December 06, 2010, 06:55:05 PM »
brings back many childhood memories. I hope this means we get repeats on ABC3 soon. A sad day in childrens TV. Gone are the classics like this.

THE man behind the popular Australian children's television character Mr Squiggle has died aged 89.
Norman Hetherington's career spanned over seven decades, including cartooning in The Bulletin alongside luminaries like Norman Lindsay, The Courier-Mail reports.
Mr Squiggle, the moon-dwelling marionette with a pencil for a nose who completed "squiggles", sent in by young viewers, first appeared on ABC TV in 1959.
The show was one of the ABC's longest running children's series, entertaining generations of children during its 40-year run until 1999.
Hetherington was born in 1921 in Lilyfield, New South Wales.

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Earlier this year Hetherington told of slowing down after decades of bringing Mr Squiggle and his cohorts - Blackboard, Gus the Snail and Bill the Steam Shovel - into the imaginations of children across Australia.
"You have to draw the line somewhere . . . and Squiggle, ah, draws it," he told The Courier-Mail, after decades of bringing Mr Squiggle and his cohorts - Blackboard, Gus the Snail and Bill the Steam Shovel - into the imaginations of children across Australia.
In June, ABC's Collectors program featured a segment Hetherington and his collection of 400 puppets.
Among them was the original Mr Squiggle string puppet and a rod puppet version which is worked from below like Jim Henson's muppets.
Hetherinton told The Courier-Mail despite Mr Squiggle's enduring popularity, the puppet wasn't universally adored by children - some were quite scared of him and especially the rocket ship he blasted off in.
"I used to hear they were scared of Rocket and the rocket noise - and of Blackboard being cranky," Hetherington said.
"They used the rocket sound effect to start with and then they decided a musical effect of some sort would be less menacing."

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General discussion / Digital TV in regional WA
« on: November 08, 2010, 03:04:45 PM »
Apparently regional WA isnt going digital until 2013 - this includes oneHD, the Channel 7 and 9 digital channels etc. Currently all I can get is ABC2, ABC3, ABC news, SBS 2. Not good enough. I have a foxtel dish on my roof, and a digital ready TV and DVD player - what Im wondering is, is there any way for me to pick these channels up (even if I have to buy something else)?

General discussion / trading cards
« on: September 12, 2010, 04:25:20 PM »
I just recently got back into trading cards (NBA mostly) and have found a forum to help complete the sets of cards I have had lying around for 15+ years almost complete.

What I really want to know is, does anyone know if there have ever been any metal trading cards? I would love to get a set/box of these. I know there is an Ozzy set, but fuck that shit.

International / best drummer of the last 25 years
« on: August 30, 2010, 12:50:24 PM »
JOEY Jordison, drummer of Iowa metal band Slipknot, beat Phil Collins and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl to be voted the best drummer of the last 25 years in leading British drum magazine Rhythm.

The masked band make visceral metal music but, somewhat surprisingly, have topped both the US and UK album charts.

Jordison has become famous for his custom drum kit that lifts him in the air, rotates 90 degrees and furiously spins him round

fuck off....

that brings me to the obvious question... who do you think it is?

I'm torn between Vinnie Paul and Igor Cavalera.

General discussion / ipod question
« on: July 01, 2010, 05:30:22 PM »
hey, does anyone know how (if its even possible) I can extract music from my ipod touch to my itunes or computer or whatever? All my music (100+GB's of it) was on my external hard drive, which now no longer works, much to my disgust. I have alot of it backed up on my computer, but theres some on my ipod that is no longer on my computer. Itunes is about the least user-friendly program in history

General discussion / Goodbye Rudd!
« on: June 24, 2010, 09:04:41 AM »
Goodbye Labor Party...

that is all

General discussion / RIP Manute Bol
« on: June 21, 2010, 10:40:28 AM »
the big man died at age 47... not the greatest player, but a fun one to watch. Especially when he started lobbing up 3's late in games. Anyone that had anything to do with NBA in the 90's will remember him. He was more well known for being tall than anything else (as you can see, he didnt have to jump to touch the ring). 

The Frontline / Lakers vs Celtics
« on: June 19, 2010, 11:07:08 AM »

pretty sure no-one here gives a fuck, but it was an awesome 7 game finals series. Lakers won their 16th title, Kobe's 5th (Derek Fisher's 5th too). Kobe wins one more title and he has a legit claim to being as good as Jordan. Phil Jackon, the Lakers coach apparently wins championships in sets of 3. His first 3peat with the Bulls in 91-93, his second in 96-98, his 3rd with the Shaq/Kobe Lakers in 01-03. He now has 2 in a row again... one more to get his 12th title (most in history by coach or player) and 4th 3peat. As soon as they won the ring last season I predicted a 3peat. I was right. Im gunna say it right now.... they will win it all again next season. Celtics will fold up... they wont even be a serious contender next season.

Its all dependant on where LeBron, Wade, Bosh, Johnson and a whole host of other free agents decide to sign as to who the Lakers will play in next seasons finals. The Lakers team is already set as it is - no-one comes off contract apart from Phil Jackson, who pretty much promised earlier this season that if they win another ring he will stay.


General discussion / softmod Nintendo Wii
« on: June 04, 2010, 12:22:35 PM »
anyone done this? I want to softmod my wii so I can "backup my games" onto either a DVD or hard drive/USB drive. I have read heaps of tutorials on the net, but they all differ quite alot. Some say you need a genuine copy of Zelda : Twilight Princess game to do it, as well as a formatted SD card, others say you dont need Zelda. I dont have wifi internet on my wii either, and that seems to be an issue with most of the tutorials I found. I need help dammit!

International / Guns N' Roses spark riot... again!
« on: March 14, 2010, 03:35:22 PM »
After the infamous St Louis Riot and the Rio De Janeiro riot that haunted the Gunners for much of their career, good old Axl has done it again...
AN A-list crowd of Brazilian billionaires and supermodels rioted after waiting hours for Guns N' Roses to perform, and then learning Axl Rose and his band wouldn't play.

The exclusive concert - due to be held in a Sao Paulo club and hosted by Ana Beatriz Barros and fellow lingerie models - got out of hand about 3 am Friday (local time), the New York Post reports.

"The audience got angry and started to mount the stage, and fight and destroy everything," a source told The Post.

"It was wild. There were fights everywhere, on the dance floor, in the bathrooms, outside the club. Crazy. I guess the free drinks didn't help."

GunsN' Roses were to play three private show in South America at venues designed to hold about 150 people.

Organizer Jamison Ernest had refused to reveal further details, for fear that too much information being released would lead to riots by unwanted guests, but he did say the first was to be held in San Paulo on Thursday.

Rose is the only remaining member left from the band when its popularity peaked during a decade spanning the 1980s and 1990s.

The other members were either ousted or quit. Even though its 2008 album "Chinese Democracy," its first release in 17 years, was a major flop, the band remains a strong concert draw.

General discussion / ipod touch/iphone jailbreaking
« on: March 08, 2010, 01:07:04 PM »
Any one done this? is it risky? Whats the best method? Help me out!

General discussion / MERRY CHRISTMAS WF
« on: December 23, 2009, 01:17:25 PM »
Hey all.
Just wanted to wish you all a great festive season. Drink lots, smoke lots and party hard! Stay safe, and I'll catch you at a gig sometime next year.

:headbang:  :drunk:

WA Gigs / Lamb Of god ticket for sale
« on: December 16, 2009, 09:35:21 AM »
$60. PM me for phone number.... DO IT CUNT!

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