Saturday, December 27, 2008

Funeral Fog w/Dead on Vocals

This version, with Dead on vocals is so much better to the album version with Atilla singing. Atilla's vocals sound like how I would imagine someone would sound if they were trying to sing while severely constipated.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Forest Whispers My Name

Wandered around the woodsy area in southern Orange County a few weekends ago and I brought my camera.....for once. A few more if you click on one of the pictures and go to my flickr page.

carpathian forest

lost souls?

Shade Empire - Pain & Pleasure

This song rules.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Last night was Wikinger Kino Abend (viking movie night) at my house. My cousin Kurt came over and we did our part to keep the fires of Midgard burning bright.

After a hearty feast (veggie burgers), we watched Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King, which is an English version of a German movie called Die Nibelungen. It was a great movie and very entertaining.

My cousin has an older German movie version of this saga from the 1960's and it was interesting to compare the two.

After the movie, we got into a long philosophical conversation about the evils of monotheistic religions (aka the top three). Much fun was had.

A few links for more info on this Germanic/Norse saga:

Friday, December 12, 2008

1985 Newscast About Punk

Awesome punk documentary clip.

I love the goth radio dj at the end. He had cool hair.

I really want to see a "where are they now" clip. Would probably be disappointing though.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


vegan goulash
Nothing reminds me of home like a good goulash. Its Hungarian, its hearty, and absolutely satisfying. It is the definitive comfort food for me. My Grandmother makes the best goulash, hands down. So, when I thought of making a vegan version, I went straight to the master. With a bit of help, this turned out every bit as delicious as the traditional version.

My cousin came over for a movie night, so we cracked a bottle of wine to celebrate the end of another semester, and enjoyed a bit of spooky ghoulash with salad.

The ingredient amounts are very informal. This is one of those recipes that you can just eyeball, mainly to your own taste, but below is a guideline.


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1-2 cups soy chik'n or other faux meat of your choice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon flour (thickens it up a bit)
  • 1-2 tablespoons red paprika
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • pinch of sea salt
  • noodles of your choice (traditionally egg noodles are used, but I used wheat)

  • heat the faux meat - I prefer to use a skillet
  • heat the oil on medium, and sautee the onions until they are a nice browned color
  • add half the water (slowly), bring to a boil momentarily, then reduce the heat to about medium-low to simmer
  • add the chik'n, paprika, and sea salt
  • let that simmer for about 10 minutes and prepare the noodles in the meantime
  • when the noodles are finished, its time to dig in......enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Aphelion & Sirene

Awesome picture collage set to probably my favorite Tristania song. Posting this mainly so I can have a quick link should I feel like rocking out to music of the frozen north.

And a really awesome Tristania instrumental with somewhat cheesier goff photos, but I gotta save this one as well...