rock mass

I woke up thinking about Alec’s rock:

Cora said “Your dad was mountain climbing back on Earth. It caught him from falling.”
So basically Alec thought “that rock saved me, I’ll take it” while he was CLIMBING a MOUNTAIN. It’s likely he went back for it when he could like “I’ll KNOW THAT ROCK EVERYWHERE, THIS IS MINE NOW”

And then……………….. He went to the people of the Initiative and said "this is my rock and I’ll take it to this new galaxy. DO NOT refuse me this. This rock is necessary for the good of this entire operation”

And they were like…. “You want this rock? You’ll get this rock!”

‘Sign Of The Times’ sounds more like something straight out of the 1970’s, or, rather, exactly like somebody trying to replicate the tastes of a past generation. The tune blends a top 40-ready version of psychedelic-leaning rock with high notes better suited for an R&B slow jam as Styles croons about the end of the world. 'Sign’ is one of the few songs where a written description cannot do justice—you have to hear it to get it.

The song may not be what some One Direction fans had in mind (many probably already considered a handful of 1D tunes to be rock in the first place), but it works better than it should, and perhaps more importantly, it stands out. It is rare when a chart-topping artist takes a risk and tries something that nobody else currently on the pop landscape is doing, and hopefully, Styles’ attempt to bring rock back to the masses in his own way pays off.
—  Harry Styles Finally Goes Solo With Rocking New Single ‘Sign Of The Times’ - Forbes
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Music I’m currently listening to

Slowdive // Slowdive (2017) Shoegaze
- Vey spacy. It’s as if they combined the sleepwalking vibe of Souvlaki with the big, open sound of Pygmalion. Sugar For The Pill and Everyone Knows are the best tracks imo

Anathema // The Optimist (2017) Prog Rock, Post Rock
- More down to earth than Distant Satellites. The band feels less epic and grand, but in a good way.

Exploded View  // Exploded View  (2016) Post Punk, Krautrock
- Anika is one of my favorite modern post punk/experimental songwriters, she has never gotten anywhere near the attention she deserves. You can really hear her voice through the song writing and the political commentary entwined in the music.

Death’s Dynamic Shroud.wmv // I’ll Try Living Like This (2015) Vaporwave, IDM
- I’m still trying to make sense of it? It’s self referential vaporwave, if that helps.

Full of Hell // Trumpeting Ecstasy (2017) Grindcore
- Reminds me of the new Code Orange album, except with better execution. While the new CO album is hit or miss when it comes to using ‘experimental’ production while still keeping their songs as heavy as possible, Full of Hell kills it at every turn.

Future Islands // The Far Field (2017) Synthpop, New Wave
- I loved Singles, this album basically follows the same template. There aren’t quite as many immediately catchy songs, but I’ve only listened to it twice so who knows, maybe I’ll change my mind. The bass playing is still fucking heavenly.

Violet Cold // Anomie (2017) Post Black Metal
- One of the better new releases of a still developing genre.

マクロスMACROSS 82-99 // A Million Miles Away (2014) Vaporwave, Vapor-Funk
- Not much going on in terms of ‘meaningful’ content, but who cares, it’s really fun. It can be a little repetitive, but enjoyable in bursts.

Mass of Fermenting Dregs // ワールドイズユアーズ (2009) Noise Rock, Shoegaze
- Really underrated math rock inspired noise rock. It’s fucked up that they get lumped together with Tricot and other female fronted Japanese bands even though they have next to nothing in common sound wise.


The song may not be what some One Direction fans had in mind (many probably already considered a handful of 1D tunes to be rock in the first place), but it works better than it should, and perhaps more importantly, it stands out. It is rare when a chart-topping artist takes a risk and tries something that nobody else currently on the pop landscape is doing, and hopefully, Styles’ attempt to bring rock back to the masses in his own way pays off.
—  Forbes

I learned today from my forensics professor, who is the cutest nerd I’ve ever met, that he has to test every single sample of Methamphetamine that comes into his lab. Not because there’s any doubt it’s a drug, but whether it’s structure is levo or dextro. One is a stimulant drug, the other isn’t. But get this. Dextro methamphetamine is a ingredient in Vick’s Vapor Rub. Meaning you could stick some in a test tube and extract dextro meth from it.

Which got me thinking. It doesn’t do anything to humans, being that we’re levo, but what if it just DESTROYS dextro races in terms of functionality. I can just imagine Shepard coming down with a serious fever, and Garrus running around not knowing what to do so eventually he just calls her mom. Momma Shepard just waves him off, tells him “put some Vick’s up her nose and she’ll be fine”. The last anyone sees of Garrus for the remainder of the day is him stumbling up to Shepard’s cabin to break Chakwas’ quarantine. 

The following morning, Garrus doesn’t come to breakfast or report for duty. The scuttlebutt gets to be R-rated before anyone starts to worry. Chakwas storms up to the cabin ready to lay into Garrus for disturbing her patient, only to find him sprawled across the floor, high as a dang KITE. He’s been awake for at least 36 hours.

Shepard is breathing easier though.