• Meet the first single from Mister Sir's debut concept work "Sleep"!

    24 mar 2015, 06:28 av mistersirband

    The song is available for streaming here:

    The album is available for pre-ordering here:
    https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part I
    Sleep onset, the first stage of NREM sleep.
    One of the most unusual experiences at this stage is the maintaining of consciousness during the transition from waking state to dormant state. Seconds after hypnic jerks, which serve as a signal from the motor part of the nervous system about somewhat maintaining a control over the body, comes the paralysis, and the consciousness disconnects from reality, switching off to “sleep mode.” But if you keep the consciousness after the jerk, you can witness the process of transition to sleep “with your own eyes”. With your own mind, to be more accurate, because by virtue of the inevitable paralysis you won’t even be able to open your eyelids. Right after the paralysis you might even get soreness in the head and your whole body. It seems as if your brain gets suddenly imposed to a swelling current for 5-10 seconds at first and then to a decreasing one. We shall call each period of such increases and decreases in soreness “an impulse.” On the morrow of two or three impulses painful sensations pass off and the consciousness finally enters a dream relieved. However, in the middle of every impulse a drowsy person, whilst being helpless and paralyzed, gets anxious and in a cold sweat. Modern medicine insures that all of these fears are groundless, and sleep paralysis is harmless. But nevertheless you wonder every time: “What if I don’t wake up in the morning?”


    The Nightmare, by Henry Fuseli (1781) is thought to be one of the classic depictions of sleep paralysis perceived as a demonic visitation.
  • music is the key to empathy

    11 mar 2015, 21:49 av annaoj

    empathy is the light in humanity
    i want to feel more of it every day

    music showed me how
    all these songs are a collection of people’s memories
    and they resonate with me because

    i feel things you have felt before
    and if i haven’t felt it
    i want to understand it
    because i want to understand you
    because i care about you
    even though i know i will never meet see or speak to you

    i want to make a vested effort
    to stop invalidating people’s feelings
    because i have no barometer for your pain
    i will never fully understand the context of your life

    when i catch myself judging people
    i must wave those thoughts away

    when people treat me badly
    i must remind myself that there is a greater source of pain in their lives
    from the past or present
    this is not who they really are

    we were not born with this anger and hatred
    we learned it

    i was a disgusting child filled with anger
    and took it out on innocent people
    already a psychopath at age 5

    my behavior was sickening
    i did things to people that fill me with regret
    i hope that they forgot
    but i know that it’s somewhere in their minds

    violence never leaves you
    terror is vivid

    once someone has woven violence into your life
    even if you manage to rip out all the seams
    there will still be stitch marks left
    holes remain there forever

    sometimes it seems impossible but
    we can let our hatred rest
    instead of feeding ourselves rage and bitterness

    anger tarnished my mind
    it is too much to carry
    violence breeds violence

    i don’t want to be part of this cycle anymore

    empathy will lead the way

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4y9SVjSkSI
  • there’s safety in music that doesn’t exist in reality

    10 mar 2015, 23:49 av annaoj

    why is it only socially acceptable to express our strongest emotions
    when they’re under the guise of art

    why have there been so many hit songs on the radio
    about grief and depression
    that we can sing along to and it’s fine
    but if you just talk about it then suddenly something is wrong with you
    you need to see a *professional*

    if you tell people you listen to death metal
    no one is going to say you need help
    but if you tell them you think about death
    people will direct you to a stranger on the phone

    fear and shame wrap around me
    suffocating me right at the moment i want to speak the most

    http://youtu.be/s83vjwmKLw4
  • jewel was homeless for a year when she was 18

    10 mar 2015, 03:11 av annaoj

    a few years ago i met a man who was homeless - living in his car

    he would come into the store that i worked at and sit on the couch
    the manager was chill she didn’t mind

    he brought a johnny rockets breakfast combo inside
    and gave his pomeranian the scrambled eggs

    jewel’s --standing still-- started playing on the store radio
    and we talked about how she used to be homeless

    her boss was sexually harassing her
    she said no
    he fired her

    she had to live in her car while she played gigs
    i wonder what her life was like that year
    before she got a record deal

    it bothers me that i can’t remember his name
    and have branded him in my mind as .that homeless guy.
    i think his name might be steve
    i hope i am right
    i hope he and his dog are still healthy

    i think of him when i listen to -standing still-

    http://youtu.be/W3WMMwlHgZI
  • Albums of the Week (Neeshcast segment for 2015)

    22 feb 2015, 13:37 av neesh

    Each week I pick a different album, either from 1995 or 2005, for myself and listeners of Neeshcast to lend an ear to. It could be a first listen, or it could be the first in quite some time. Some truly groundbreaking albums came out 10 and 20 years ago. It’s nice to push them back into focus, and reflect on their influence.



    The Album of the Week from Wednesday, February 18, 2015 to Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (week 7) is the third dredg album, Catch Without Arms.

    I've put together a handy Spotify playlist including all of our Albums of the Week to date, with the exception of Cage’s Hell’s Winter, which is not in Spotify’s library.


    I encourage you to lend an ear to the Albums of the Week and share your thoughts! A new album is announced every Wednesday night during the Neeshcast between 7-11pm Central on Radio Xenu.
  • Non Rock/Metal Albums I Got In 2015

    14 feb 2015, 23:39 av metalhead61484

    Kid Ink - Full Speed

    Ne-Yo - Non-Fiction

    Sisqo - Last Dragon

    Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late

    Twitzid - The Darkness

    Hardwell - United We Are
  • Rock/Metal Albums I Got In 2015

    14 feb 2015, 23:29 av metalhead61484

    Battle Beast - Unholy Savior

    Napalm Death - Apex Predator – Easy Meat

    Papa Roach - F.E.A.R

    Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha/Juggernaut: Omega

    Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror
  • The Payday Is Coming! Mister Sir Promises to Deliver

    1 feb 2015, 08:24 av mistersirband

    In its single the band is starting a topical tale of unnamed Mister Sir – an unremarkable office worker lucky enough to be a part of a mundane, humdrum system of eternal routine, who’s only “joie de vivre” is getting his paycheck and living to see the next one. But soon enough Mister Sir is about to experience his road to Damascus and change forever. Or is he?
    15 February is going to be The Payday! Get Ready!
  • The Payday Is Coming! Mister Sir Promises to Deliver

    1 feb 2015, 08:24 av mistersirband

    In its single the band is starting a topical tale of unnamed Mister Sir – an unremarkable office worker lucky enough to be a part of a mundane, humdrum system of eternal routine, who’s only “joie de vivre” is getting his paycheck and living to see the next one. But soon enough Mister Sir is about to experience his road to Damascus and change forever. Or is he?
    15 February is going to be The Payday! Get Ready!
  • DISS NA SOCJALIZM II (PROLOG)

    23 jan 2015, 20:28 av YesterdaysRain

    Kiedy Marks z Engelsem
    Manifest pisali
    Niejedną flaszę wódki
    zaanektowali...
    To, wszak, tłumaczy,
    dlaczego stronice tegoż "Dzieła"
    nie są aprobowane przez Badacza,
    za to lud chętnie z nich korzysta
    podczas wizytacji SR A C Z A!
    Ów Manifest -
    fasetowany, niczym kamień drogocenny,
    dziś jest przyczyną świata
    gehenny!...