{I’m}”Perfect Pitch” Makes Me Puke, & Micr0~bubbles Don’t Affect Tone?!? Rejecting the Past Creates a Future

      Perfect pitch is antithetical to the blues, and therefore to jazz, rock & roll and consequently punk & heavy metal. Although after Judas Priests’ ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’ album essentially pre-defined modern metal as having less and less to do w/ African or American roots in the blues, the earliest examples of heaviness w/ […] → Continue Reading {I’m}”Perfect Pitch” Makes Me Puke, & Micr0~bubbles Don’t Affect Tone?!? Rejecting the Past Creates a Future

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{Xarriviewz III} ‘Luthier Unbound by 6~String Limits: Thomas of Rodriguez Guitars’

The first time I saw one of his axes up close was a bass for the bassist of Burma Jam. When played thru a few 18″ cabs this thing really shook the house. The workmanship was all there too; no loose ends everything how it should be…built to last! Later a band members housemate  had a Firebird […] → Continue Reading {Xarriviewz III} ‘Luthier Unbound by 6~String Limits: Thomas of Rodriguez Guitars’

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Zerpent’z Exile: Betrayed by Dezign? {Eden’z False Premise, Promise & Pretense!}

Vorticite performing at International Autoshow @ Maryland Convention Center w/ BC Rich Bich gtr. Lamborghini Countach formerly owned by adult instructional video filmstar Ron ‘Hedgehog’ Jeremy.       Thee name Zerpent’z Exile is based in Genesis: as the song Zerpent u.v. Copper was our goth revison of Revelations?!? That ‘creation myth’ u.v. Genesis; all the alleged good book is […] → Continue Reading Zerpent’z Exile: Betrayed by Dezign? {Eden’z False Premise, Promise & Pretense!}

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X/\RRI3R Against Prejudice, Divisiveness & Censoring Protesters {W3PT & Zerpentz Exile Re: jh0st}

      our ENTER album was the focused version which the new song is the liberated musical form of same song really.very game changing jam for certain. it’s like the final evolution of urban psychosis & odom, which were harmolodic but riff and groove based w/ some soloing, yet {deadCscrolls aka jamstone aka unleash […] → Continue Reading X/\RRI3R Against Prejudice, Divisiveness & Censoring Protesters {W3PT & Zerpentz Exile Re: jh0st}

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~M A U R I C E ^ W H I T E ^ { 19.12.41 ~ 03.02.16 } R O C K ^ [ i n ] ^ P A X~

~ M A U R I C E ^ W H I T E ^ R O C K ^ [i n ] ^ P A X ~ { E A R T H ^ W I N D ^ & ^ F I R E }      Saw these guys about 5 years back on […] → Continue Reading ~M A U R I C E ^ W H I T E ^ { 19.12.41 ~ 03.02.16 } R O C K ^ [ i n ] ^ P A X~

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The Races Are All the Prize: Equality in Music from BeBop to Prog Metal

Xarrier or Xarriarai {alumni of the House of Xarrizoundz} has never taken the easy road. In the Blogosphere, it is too easy to fell into either the light fluff category {which would be our naval gazing fates if we only described our own specific musics} or the politico~mental asylum of overactive commentary responding to every […] → Continue Reading The Races Are All the Prize: Equality in Music from BeBop to Prog Metal

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R U Hendrixified? Why Jimi’s Tone Rules Time & Space

Another neat gear guide to dating JH EXP pix is that the extra tall straight front Marshall cabinets were mostly out of backline by late ’67, early 68. They were from the JTM-45/100 KT66 valve (tube in UK) GZ34 valve rectifier series of amps and had the pre~Rolla Celestion greenbacks rated at 20w or was […] → Continue Reading R U Hendrixified? Why Jimi’s Tone Rules Time & Space

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’93 = ’05 = 2015? Xryzt WEPT’s ‘Ikon’: An Evolving Anthem

These are the last 5 songs recorded by band, though only 1 of them was not previously recorded/written or released on previous albums. In 1993 w/ a sit-in drummer on session the founding trio recorded ‘Ikon’ (originally on 1988’s EXIT) plus a Vorticez original from his then current band A Picture of Madagascar, which shared same […] → Continue Reading ’93 = ’05 = 2015? Xryzt WEPT’s ‘Ikon’: An Evolving Anthem

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Harmolodics 101 For Dummies: Ornette Coleman’s unique music theory

1959: the ‘pianoless’ quartet {a rad concept in itself during post-bop}, Ornette on his white plastic alto sax, Don Cherry on a pocket trumpet, and a rhythm section of Ed Blackwell & Charlie Haden as fluid as the asymmetrical Harmolodic brass. Harmolodic was Ornette’s concept which democratically freed the bass and drums from roles of […] → Continue Reading Harmolodics 101 For Dummies: Ornette Coleman’s unique music theory

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L0GRYPH0NIK P0L/\V0RTYX: the etymology of Looking Glasses {North Pole} meets Zultanz u.v. thee Vortyx

It was, and is, time to create new music from a new sonic and conceptual perspective. Not 2 or 3 point perspective: we want fisheye wide angle 0ct0ph0nix. Our previous collaboration was known by the music moniker Looking Glasses {North Pole). Since there was a 70’s pop band who sang ‘Brandy’ we added the ‘es’ […] → Continue Reading L0GRYPH0NIK P0L/\V0RTYX: the etymology of Looking Glasses {North Pole} meets Zultanz u.v. thee Vortyx

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E = MC5 & STOOGES! Heavy Music USA ‘Creation Myth of a Grande Tribe’ {LWA: Longhairs w/ Attitude: Detroit Rock City & the Power u.v. Infinite Boogie}

SHOOTING FOR THE MOON’S PYRE~GARDENS OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS? {What 1way Tickets to Palookaville Cost the Soul  and How Mediocrity was Vanquished}    I.  KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHERFUCKERZ ! ! !  {Why Detroit Rock City’s the Deltadaddy of Hotrod Whizkidz. . .}   The voice said in a deep baritone ” Let there be Fred ‘SONIC’ Smith to […] → Continue Reading E = MC5 & STOOGES! Heavy Music USA ‘Creation Myth of a Grande Tribe’ {LWA: Longhairs w/ Attitude: Detroit Rock City & the Power u.v. Infinite Boogie}

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Butthole Surfers w/ GWAR 17.12.87: Innocuous Decadence *Deluxe* {aka Psycho Gig reviews pt. I & II}

For the up all night, burnin’ the Midnight Lamp set: a trip down the rabbit-hole time~machine beyond Oz… 2 days before holiday in Dec.’87 I saw this very lineup of the Butthole Surfers {Gibby/ Leary/ Pinkus/ Theresa/ King Koffey} perform the Locust Abortion Technician tour concert. Local Antarctic punkrock anti-heros GWAR opened and Santa was mock-crucified on a […] → Continue Reading Butthole Surfers w/ GWAR 17.12.87: Innocuous Decadence *Deluxe* {aka Psycho Gig reviews pt. I & II}

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Thurston Moore’s {SONIC YOUTH} Chelsea Light Moving @ 0tt0bar 13.11.13 Baltomorrow, MD/USA

“He walked into the woods with the animals…he didn’t look back…at all” ~ ‘In the Kingdom #19’/ SST~059/ Sonic Youth : EVOL [LP] Thurston was in town at the Ottobar for his 2cd gig (and incidentally final show of this series) there that tour and they were D.T.K.L.A.M.F! We used to checkout 2 or 3 gigs PER TOUR during the Evol & Sister […] → Continue Reading Thurston Moore’s {SONIC YOUTH} Chelsea Light Moving @ 0tt0bar 13.11.13 Baltomorrow, MD/USA

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WEPT {2xLP} ‘Naked Hope’: 18 s0ngs live> stere0 Xm/\ss ’87

  Hath thou heareth NAKED HOPE? Wept had promoted the Starball Contribution album with live concerts throughout 1987, and were developing [then] new songs which would become the EXIT Lp. These included several tunes which would not fit on the 46 minute cassette format for it's eventual summer 1988 release, including 'Exit Ramp' & '[Sardonik} Dizk0'. The former being […] → Continue Reading WEPT {2xLP} ‘Naked Hope’: 18 s0ngs live> stere0 Xm/\ss ’87

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***3nd ~*2O12*~ b3g!n***

Please excuse our silence over the western new year 2012 (the begining of the end of the begining of time according to the Mayans?) and Chinese New Year of the Dragon 4709! Yes, despite our 'cyborgian texts', 0mega~numerix & space rock jams, we too have families and need to occasionaly be 'human' as opposed to […] → Continue Reading ***3nd ~*2O12*~ b3g!n***

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cory smoot : rock in peace

Legendary metal guitarist, songwriter, soloist & recording engineer/ producer Cory Smoot passed away this week. XARRIER wishes to send our condolences to his family, friends around the world & his brothers in GWAR. May you rock in peace! Jamming above our cosmos w/ Dimebag on lead, Cliff Burton bass & B0nz0 drumming…Rock on ye cr8z shreDiamond! […] → Continue Reading cory smoot : rock in peace

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b|u3z + j/\sz = r0ck

Listening to Howlin' Wolf's incredible band w/ Sunnyland Slim/ piano, Willie Dixon/ bass, and Hubert Sumlin/ guitar, it becomes apparent that early Zanzibar/ Silvio's electric blues from the windy city was the seminal crossroads: much discussed, but little understood. No one's soul was sold until much later, and they were the British thieves of our […] → Continue Reading b|u3z + j/\sz = r0ck

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