HVAC sucks ass

29 02 12 - 19:20


Lead author Michael A. Grandner of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania said the findings suggested in general those in the South were most likely to report sleep disturbance and daytime fatigue. Those in the West were least likely to experience fatigue. - UPI


I think it's related to heat, humidity and the fact that all known air conditioners shut off two hours before dew point and thus render the home inhospitable at the exact time when people go into the deepest sleep. I've never been in a home that did not do this. I'm not sure why it happens, except that for whatever reason the measurement of house temperature is cooler (possibly the wall material itself cooling) than the air in the house.
 

The cycle of stupidity is endless

29 02 12 - 19:16

NYT asks Are we getting dumber?

L.I. points out that genetic intelligence peaked in 1845. After that, they let the Irish and Southern/Eastern Europeans into the USA and it plummeted.


Prof Silverman reviews data from Francis Galton between 1884 and 1893, extracted from a study of visual reaction times in 2,522 men and 302 women. The average reaction times were 0.183 seconds for men and 0.187 seconds in women.

Silverman notes that in reviews of reaction time studies in 1911 (but not including Galton's work), it is clear that Galton's results were typical of the era - the range being from 0.151-0.200 seconds - median of 0.192 seconds.

By contrast, Silverman reviews twelve modern (post 1941) studies of visual reaction time (using a comparable methodology to Galton) - and the modern reaction times are very significantly longer - the total number of subjects was 3,836 - the mean reaction time was 0.250 for men (SD 47) and for women was 0.277 (SD 31). - Bruce Charlton's Miscellany


The dummheit marches on. But it doesn't know it.


A growing body of psychology research shows that incompetence deprives people of the ability to recognize their own incompetence. To put it bluntly, dumb people are too dumb to know it. Similarly, unfunny people don't have a good enough sense of humor to tell.

This disconnect may be responsible for many of society's problems.

With more than a decade's worth of research, David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, has demonstrated that humans find it "intrinsically difficult to get a sense of what we don't know." Whether an individual lacks competence in logical reasoning, emotional intelligence, humor or even chess abilities, the person still tends to rate his or her skills in that area as being above average. - Live Science


I wish I were still so innocent as to think Europe will save us all, but honestly, the worst stupidity is coming from Europe. They want to ally with Eastern Europe -- that has never worked. In fact, it nearly destroyed you idiots in the first world war. And everyone seems like a skinny hipster, master of two miniscule skills and useless at everything else.

I wonder if the cycle repeats:


New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe – 10,000 years before the Siberian-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New World.

A remarkable series of several dozen European-style stone tools, dating back between 19,000 and 26,000 years, have been discovered at six locations along the US east coast. Three of the sites are on the Delmarva Peninsular in Maryland, discovered by archaeologist Dr Darrin Lowery of the University of Delaware. One is in Pennsylvania and another in Virginia. A sixth was discovered by scallop-dredging fishermen on the seabed 60 miles from the Virginian coast on what, in prehistoric times, would have been dry land. - The Independent


20,000 years ago America was discovered.

They invited in everyone.

Soon it was a polyglot and then a mutt.

Commerce grew, government grew; nothing else in common.

Then it faded away.

When the Europeans re-arrived, they found warring tribes of savages who couldn't stop scalping each other long enough to resist.

The Amerinds were conquered for their own stupidity.

Then the Europeans, desperate to follow, repeated their own mistakes.

Polyglot -> Mutt -> $$$ -> 3rd world shithole

- Dan Ross
 

Three trends sweeping you into oblivion

28 02 12 - 19:28

Just kidding. No trends - no mosh - no core - and no fun.

However, these are worthy of your time.


  • Goatcraft - one man soundtrack keyboard warfare

  • Paragraph Line - new literary attack of microfiction

  • iBong - screedal disharmony in poetic mashup



Do you love chaos?

Does chaos love you?

Are there no inherent truths? Except this one of course.
 

How they train you

26 02 12 - 05:59

The more you learn, the less you think:


An M.I.T. neuroscientist named Ann Graybiel told me that she and her colleagues began exploring habits more than a decade ago by putting their wired rats into a T-shaped maze with chocolate at one end. The maze was structured so that each animal was positioned behind a barrier that opened after a loud click. The first time a rat was placed in the maze, it would usually wander slowly up and down the center aisle after the barrier slid away, sniffing in corners and scratching at walls. It appeared to smell the chocolate but couldn’t figure out how to find it. There was no discernible pattern in the rat’s meanderings and no indication it was working hard to find the treat.

The probes in the rats’ heads, however, told a different story. While each animal wandered through the maze, its brain was working furiously. Every time a rat sniffed the air or scratched a wall, the neurosensors inside the animal’s head exploded with activity. As the scientists repeated the experiment, again and again, the rats eventually stopped sniffing corners and making wrong turns and began to zip through the maze with more and more speed. And within their brains, something unexpected occurred: as each rat learned how to complete the maze more quickly, its mental activity decreased. As the path became more and more automatic — as it became a habit — the rats started thinking less and less. - The New York Times


We're just large rats, after all.

This explains modern education: replace the thought with rules.

Yet another way to externalize and thus, lose ourselves in our world, without finding a purpose within.
 

Democracy = Tyranny by the Stupid

26 02 12 - 05:42

Readers of this site know our criticism of democracy as a group Dunning-Kruger effect is rarely shared by others. But sometimes...


The only thing allowing intellectually inferior people to vote will achieve is a massive increase in welfare spending and an ever quickening pace of cultural degeneration. Why would anyone believe that merely allowing the maximum number of largely uninformed people to cast votes will automatically result in a favorable outcome? The question is rhetorical, of course. We Americans are brainwashed from birth to believe that greater numbers of voters magically results in the greater good. - OneSTDV via The New Fascist


The above is an oversimplification but it will do. The fact is that mob rule is a guaranteed way to get to the lowest common denominator.

Interestingly, this is what people want -- they want a neutered government, no restrictions on themselves, and no agenda or ideology or culture to interfere with the profit-making process. Unfortunately, they forget that (a) these same rights are extended to degenerates and (b) a society of no goals quickly corrupts all of its people by making them self-serving, short-sighted and vapid.
 

The bureaucratic-regulatory-managerial state

26 02 12 - 05:23

Just like union workers:


This was Walpole Park in Gosport, Hampshire, on an overcast lunchtime last March when no fewer than 25 members of the emergency services, including a press officer, descended on a 3½ft-deep model boating lake minutes after Simon Burgess, 41, fell into the water when he suffered a seizure. But as an inquest heard last week, he lay floating face-down for more than half an hour while firemen, police and paramedics watched and did nothing.

The reason? Even though they could all swim, the first fire crew to arrive hadn’t been ‘trained’ to enter water higher than ankle-deep. Instead they waited for ‘specialists’ to arrive to retrieve his body. They had decided Mr Burgess must surely be dead because he had been in the water for ten minutes. When a policeman decided to go in anyway, he was ordered not to. A paramedic was also told not to enter the water because he didn’t have the right ‘protective’ clothing and might be in breach of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.

The tragic incident made headlines around the world, held up as a shocking example of ludicrously risk-averse Britain. And it prompted a coroner to demand that fire, police and ambulance services improve training to prevent a repeat.

Following the inquest, a Mail on Sunday investigation has now discovered that:


  • The ‘ankle-deep’ rule was meant for fast-flowing water and is taken from guidelines drawn up to deal with floods.

  • Other rescue agencies believe people can survive submerged for much longer than ten minutes – some will still try resuscitation at 90 minutes.

  • The incident happened despite a previous reassurance from the Health and Safety Executive that firefighters would not face prosecution if they performed acts of heroism that break rules.

  • Mr Burgess could have been reached within two minutes of emergency crews arriving at the scene – as proved by our reporter who went into the lake and waded 25ft to the spot where his body had been floating. - The Daily Fail




Rules soon become little cages because they are specific and miss out on the larger picture.

The whole point of having intelligence is to see the larger picture.

Further, socialistic collective subsidies make people determined to do what is required, and nothing more -- which means the minimum and no risk-taking.

In our zeal for control, we have replaced thinkers with robotic fools and are congratulating ourselves on having picked "the best."

This isn't meritocracy; it's an empire based on convenience and control.
 

Myatt: we <3 him

25 02 12 - 13:34

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A true, a genuine, National-Socialist does not go around "hating" people of other races just as National-Socialists are not disrespectful of the customs, the religion, the way of life, of people of other races. As I have said and written many times, we National-Socialists respect other cultures, and people of other races, because we uphold honour. Honour means being civilized; it means having manners: being polite; restrained in public and so on. Honour means treating people with courtesy and respect, regardless of their race and culture. We National-Socialists express the view that a person should be proud of their own culture and heritage, respectful of their ancestors and their ancestral way of life, and accept that other peoples have a right to be proud of their own culture and heritage as well. The ideal is a working toward mutual understanding and respect. -David Myatt


We're anti-NS pro-Traditionalist here, but this is well said and compatible with all beliefs.
 

Unquestionable Presence

25 02 12 - 05:12


The story about Eisenhower's close encounter of the very personal kind -- where he reportedly met with Nordic-looking aliens -- supposedly unfolded while the president was vacationing in Palm Springs, Calif., in February 1954.

Whether you believe this story or not, an interesting related side-story reared its head in 2010. A retired New Hampshire state representative, Henry McElroy Jr., taped an intriguing video announcement in which he revealed seeing a secret briefing document intended for Eisenhower.

This document, according to McElroy, contained information that aliens were in America and that Eisenhower could meet with them. - Huffington Post


They're getting ready to take over once human self-rule collapses.

This could lead to hilarity where governments collapse, society falls apart and then the aliens arrive to save us... with one catch. "We need you guys to pick the cotton for us."
 

Celebrating the pre-modern

24 02 12 - 04:36

Interesting interview with a homeschooler homemaker and her family, who moved from a modern life to the country and a more timeless way of living:


"How do you handle "looks and comments" from others about vintage/old-fashioned/modest attire?"--AJ

By being genuinely friendly and gracious. When I'm wearing an outfit that is obviously old fashioned (1860s or Edwardian) I think people can tell that I'm not ashamed or uncomfortable, so I'm usually ignored! lol

With modest clothing, we usually receive the 'narrowed eye-'I'm-trying-to-figure-out-what-cult-you're-from' look (lol) but I just smile and continue on my way.

"Do you (and your family) watch tv? watch the news? read the newspaper?" AJ

No, we don't watch television or the news. Not because of rules or restrictions, but because as a family we together evaluated what was important to us, and tv wasn't. Television/Cable is something we don't find a priority. (We have had cable in the past though, so we know what its like.) However, we do get the local news from the radio or Internet.

"You mentioned that your family is on its way to becoming self-sufficient...producing everything that you use. May I ask how that affects your family financially?" --Jenni

We're just starting out, and would like to get that point someday. We've made a choice to eat less meat, dairy and convenience foods in favor of more whole organic foods, so financially it all balances out.

"My question would be this one: since you and your family have changed your lifestyle (for the best!) how do you deal with comments and questions, since it's not for the most modern and up to date way to live?"--Anonymous

When we recieve negative comments, we don't try to defend ourselves, but let our lifestyle and testimony speak for us. It amazes us though how much it bothers people that we're dressed modestly! But most of the comments we recieve are encouraging, as people are generally interested in who we are and what church we're apart of.

"You said earlier,"Independant and determined, I wasn't content to be at home; I basically followed the crowd, and anticipated the year I'd turn 18. To be out of the house, on my own & in college--that was it. I didn't care to be an 'example' to younger girls, or a good daughter/sister".

What I'd most like to know is, what changed, and was it sudden or very gradual." --Kaye


What changed was the surroundings--during that time we were in the city and living a faster paced life. I was influenced by my friends there, and my parents saw that-- so my Mother started homeschooling us (I was in 4th grade). Later moving to a smaller town brought our family closer together, plus we stopped joining groups and attending every get-together...We focused on our family and being at home. When we moved out to the Cottage, we were ready for the 'country life'.

This was all gradual. - Interview at the Cottage


Modern humans have spent so long looking for what's next after modernity that they have missed a basic idea: modernity is destined to fail because it is internally conflicted; therefore, what comes next will be pre-modern, one way or another.

The real challenge is how to carry over technology into an intelligent future society based on that which is eternal, e.g. common to all ages of humankind. Because we have not changed at all during the past 10,000 and probably 100,000 years.
 

Rick Santorum

23 02 12 - 12:10

Interesting to research Rick Santorum and see what his opinions are. I've heard of Santorum before, but never bothered to figure it out. It's a mixed bag. I like social conservatism because it leads to the happiest lives for the best people in our society; I'm not sure I want abortion to be legal, but want that to be a states' rights issue and it seems like Santorum is OK with that. I think drug legalization should be a states' rights issue as well, so California legalizes and we can watch to see if it falls apart. Not all issues are represented here, but team Santorum has done a great job of it.

 

Drugs, alcohol, sex, religion

23 02 12 - 10:03

Drugs, alcohol, sex, religion -- these are all things that appeal to us. I will add others: money, power, popularity.

These can be "pleasure scapegoats." Much as a scapegoat is a single goat into which a village (symbolically) loads its demons and fears, a pleasure scapegoat is a single pleasure into which you load all of the demands of an actual life. In other words, instead of having a fun life, you depend on the substance or sensation to do it for you.

If you cannot accept life as a whole, you're still caught in the good-versus-evil division that applies to methods, not goals, and thus is completely confused as to its cause-effect relationship. It leads to a path to nowhere interesting or fun.

This concise public service announcement brought to you by reality.
 

21 02 12 - 03:46


Celebrated scientists and development thinkers today warn that civilisation is faced with a perfect storm of ecological and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption and environmentally malign technologies.

In the face of an "absolutely unprecedented emergency", say the 18 past winners of the Blue Planet prize – the unofficial Nobel for the environment – society has "no choice but to take dramatic action to avert a collapse of civilisation. Either we will change our ways and build an entirely new kind of global society, or they will be changed for us".

...

"The perpetual growth myth ... promotes the impossible idea that indiscriminate economic growth is the cure for all the world's problems, while it is actually the disease that is at the root cause of our unsustainable global practices", they say. - The Guardian


Equal parts sanity and retardation. The anti-commerce, anti-wealth agenda of the left is always destructive, as is the "let's see how poor communities do it" leftist palaver.

However, the idea of growth itself being unsustainable needs to be repeated.
 

How to maintain complete control

21 02 12 - 03:40


"The evidence since 1968 indicates that terrorist groups rarely cease to exist as a result of winning or losing a military campaign. Rather, most groups end because of operations carried out by local police or intelligence agencies or because they join the political process." - Atlantic Wire


It's so systematic it's disturbing.

Find informants, send bribes, slowly arrest them one by one, and then dissent vanishes, quietly and easily.

In the meantime, the problems that caused the dissent remain.

I disagree with al-Qaeda (and most Euro-'rightists') over the role of the USA. Despite WWI/II being complete screwups, American hegemony has on the whole been a good thing.

However, our multicultural liberal democratic consumerist (MLDC) model doesn't work for anyone with a soul. Because it is soulless.

And so there will be dissenters... and they may remove more of our overpriced office space if given half the chance.
 

Dangers of radiation

21 02 12 - 03:18


Seeds and certain cells can last a long term under the right conditions, but many claims of extreme longevity have failed on closer examination, and biologists are likely to greet this claim, too, with reserve until it can be independently confirmed....

The Russians measured the ground radioactivity at the site, which can damage DNA, and say the amount of gamma radiation the campion fruit accumulated over 30,000 years is not much higher than that reported for a 1,300-year-old sacred lotus seed, from which a plant was successfully germinated. - "Dead for 32,000 Years, an Arctic Plant Is Revived," by Nicholas Wade, The New York Times


From this article, it seems that one of the major factors in the prolonged viability of seeds is how much of the DNA is disrupted by radiation.

I wonder how much that radiation is disrupting in creatures and plants that are alive right now.
 

Epic Hobbit

20 02 12 - 18:19

 

Cinematic Brilliance

19 02 12 - 19:52

 

Old fashioned government is better

16 02 12 - 04:41


In 1922, under the unsung stewardship of the president best remembered for his underlings’ scandals and his own early death in office, the unemployment rate fell from 15.6 percent to 9 percent (on its way to 3.2 percent in 1923), while constant-dollar output leapt by 16 percent. After which the 1920s proverbially roared.

And how did the administration of Warren G. Harding, in conjunction with the Federal Reserve, produce these astonishing results? Why, by raising interest rates, reducing the public debt and balancing the federal budget. Let 21st-century economists rub their eyes in disbelief. Eighteen months after the depression started, it ended. - The Washington Post


As this WAPO article illustrates, the modern method of spend-to-recover may be another artifact of the Great Depression. "It worked last time!!!1!!one"
 

Hex Magazine

15 02 12 - 15:33

First issue of Hex esoteric/occult/tradition magazine, free download:

 

WFT Fest defends censored art and banned artists

15 02 12 - 14:35

This is about ART not WAR and not VOTING... PLEASE READ & RESPOND!

In any election year it's important to have and hear voices from, and of the alternative side... dissent is important.

This election year might be the most important as far as pushing back, it might be the last stand of free speech as we know it.

I'm asking, no I'm pleading, that you might take a second and read about and check out what it is we're doing... what it is we're asking for help with.

We will be bringing an ART & FREE SPEECH event to six cities between march and the end of april. We are asking for your help in doing that.

Austin Tx, - Portland Or, - Seattle Wa, - Eugene Or., - Tacoma Wa, and Astoria Or.

WTF fest features some radical artist and when I say radical art, I mean the radical speech and art that is burned and destroyed and imprisoned and censored kind of radical... the artist participating in WTF fest are ALL under attack... from being imprisoned, to having had their art censored, to being fearless with views, views that are most definitely against the status quo.

WTF fest is the freeest of speech!

WTF fest is dissent at its finest!!

WTF fest it the creative class vs. the ruling class!!!

WTF fest is performance and art and music and words that are poetic!!!!

WTF fest is the art world entering the real world, it is the underground coming above ground!!!!!

WTF fest is a one day and one day only art gallery, complete with circus and fire and music and the great unknown.

This election year the independent voice seems lost - the alternative side of the political coin seems squashed.

Help us make WTF fest a free event; help us not go into debt doing this.

If you appreciate the arts and the artist and events like this, please check out the links below and think about kicking the kickstarter - $2 isn't that much and for $5 you can view the events from anywhere in the world AND we have great gifts and art and books as gifts for those who pledge $5 and above, so you do get something tangible for your help AND you help a group of dedicated and fiercely independent artists.

http://www.wtffest.com/
 

Bored workers of the world unite!

08 02 12 - 19:48

You have nothing to lose but your retirement plan, car payment, mortgage, health insurance, life insurance, penis enlargement and the love of hipsters.

 

Black Front Press sale

08 02 12 - 19:06

BLACK FRONT PRESS SALE

All 14 titles from our alternative publishing house are now priced at just £15.00 each with free postage to anywhere in the world. Payment is via Paypal and the address is blackfrontpress@yahoo.co.uk Please scroll down for more details about each title.
 

Cops beat diabetic man

08 02 12 - 03:26

The zombies will divide this issue into two parts:

(1) Cops are bad

(2) Cops are good



How can you live in such a simplistic universe?

When you have a population that is constantly committing insane crimes, a highly militarized police force, and no culture to bind them together toward an idea of what is right, you get this adversarial result.

This is a consequence of diversity, the nation-state and refusing to have an actual national culture. It's about so few of us sharing values that we must have militant enforcement of do-gooder, Nanny and Utilitarian rules.

It's not about cops.
 

Adornment and concealment

07 02 12 - 04:39

Awesome rant against one of the modern egotastic conveniences, the "body art":


Ladies, I know you're at least at the legal age of making your own decisions, but before you decide to get a tattoo, allow me to let you in on a little secret. A secret you may have not fully realized yet thus far in your life. What you must understand is, as women, we are – naturally – beautiful creatures.

Seriously, though. Your body literally has the ability to turn heads. Guys drool over us. We hold some serious power in our hands, because – as corny as this sounds – we hold the world's beauty.

But something girls seem to forget nowadays, or maybe have not been taught, is that women hold the world's class and elegance in their hands, as well. So what's more attractive than a girl with a nice body? I'll tell you what: a girl with class. Looks may not last, but class does. And so do tattoos.

An elegant woman does not vandalize the temple she has been blessed with as her body. She appreciates it. She flaunts it. She's not happy with it? She goes to the gym. She dresses it up in lavish, fun, trendy clothes, enjoying trips to the mall with her girlfriends. She accentuates her legs with high heels. She gets her nails done. She enjoys the finer things in life, all with the body she was blessed with. - "Why Put a Bumper Sticker on a Ferrari?" by Lisa Khoury, University of Buffalo: The Spectrum


This applies equally to all adornments.

Change is within. Make your body healthier, and make your mind sharper.

Adornments are without. Dress yourself up, be ironic, get tattoos, etc.

Change within leads to improvement. Change without leads to concealment.

Only one advances the body, mind and soul.
 

What is Esotericism?

06 02 12 - 18:11


The word “esoteric” derives from the Greek esoterikos, and is a comparative form of eso, meaning “within.” Its first known mention in Greek is in Lucian’s ascription to Aristotle of having “esoteric” [inner] and “exoteric” [outer] teachings. The word later came to designate the secret doctrines said to have been taught by Pythagoras to a select group of disciples, and, in general, to any teachings designed for or appropriate to an inner circle of disciples or initiates. In this sense, the word was brought into English in 1655 by Stanley in his History of Philosophy.


Esotericism in Academia

Esotericism, as an academic field, refers to the study of alternative or marginalized religious movements or philosophies whose proponents in general distinguish their own beliefs, practices, and experiences from public, institutionalized religious traditions. Among areas of investigation included in the field of esotericism are alchemy, astrology, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Kabbalah, magic, mysticism, Neoplatonism, new religious movements connected with these currents, nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century occult movements, Rosicrucianism, secret societies, and Christian theosophy. - Association for the Study of Esotericism (ASE)


Good to see academia has one finger in the pie.

See also this excellent list of links for the academic study of esotericism.
 

A wave of Caucasian influence

03 02 12 - 01:58


The results showed that King Tut belonged to a genetic profile group, known as haplogroup R1b1a2, to which more than 50 percent of all men in Western Europe belong, indicating that they share a common ancestor.

Among modern-day Egyptians this haplogroup contingent is below 1 percent, according to iGENEA.

"It was very interesting to discover that he belonged to a genetic group in Europe -- there were many possible groups in Egypt that the DNA could have belonged to," said Roman Scholz, director of the iGENEA Centre.

Around 70 percent of Spanish and 60 percent of French men also belong to the genetic group of the Pharaoh who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.

"We think the common ancestor lived in the Caucasus about 9,500 years ago," Scholz told Reuters.

It is estimated that the earliest migration of haplogroup R1b1a2 into Europe began with the spread of agriculture in 7,000 BC, according to iGENEA.

However, the geneticists were not sure how Tutankhamun's paternal lineage came to Egypt from its region of origin. - Reuters


Perhaps the old narratives are correct:

A population evolved in the area north of China and stretching through the Caucasus, and these people then surged into just about every part of earth, bringing advanced civilization and a unique, idealistic religion-philosophy.

Others will assert they descended from the arctic circle area, or even isolated islands (Atlantis)...

As the newspaper geeks say, "Developing story!"
 

Anonymous joins The In Crowd

01 02 12 - 16:57

Prozak's law: the more people involved in any given venture, the more it approximates the lowest common denominator.

Take a gourmet restaurant, put a dozen people on the planning committee, and you'll get McDonald's.

And take a rowdy bunch of internet nerds, and eventually, they become a mob scene:


In its latest effort to silence and expose those responsible for spreading anti-Semitic and racist hate speech around the Web, hackers associated with Anonymous have taken down and defaced the American Nazi Party website.

Uniting under the ongoing "Operation Blitzkrieg" banner, a group calling itself "SolSec" took down Americannaziparty.com Saturday (Jan. 28) and continued attacks through the weekend, according to the AnonymousCenter Twitter feed.

The Examiner reported that Anonymous also took down the white supremacist site Whitehonor.com Monday (Jan. 30). Both sites later were back up. - MSM


Never heard of these websites/parties, and I suspect they're (1) a $6/month web host and (2) two angry guys in a basement, but Anonymous went from being a defender of the free spirit to its enslaver, censor, and nanny "do the right thing" conscience.
 

Austin's own Birth AD Joins up with WTF Fest

01 02 12 - 05:34

Incredible Hardcore Thrash Crossover masters Birth A.D. have just been added to the roster of amazing performers at the upcoming WTF fest coming to Austin, TX on March 14th.

The trio plays "crossover" metal, not unlike the classics like DRI, or for the younger generation think Municipal Waste, but with a harder edge. Timeless songs about what a mess the world is, are catchy and angry - 'Equal Opportunity', 'Parasite Die' and so many more. Their CD is called "Stillbirth of a Nation" and though unsigned they have already done a highly successful tour of Japan, and opened for DRI, Rigor Mortis, and others.

To see Birth A.D. share a stage with famed 60s revolutionary John Sinclair, musician and poet Mike IX, comedian Rick Shapiro, hip hop artists Broken and Input, and many more, will be a once in a lifetime experience, and not to be missed.

WTF is coming to Austin TX to put those corporate shills at SXSW in check, and give the people what they really want - Brutally honest words, spoken beautifully and delivered by some of the biggest names in the underground, crossing three generations of infamy and outspokenness.

More artists and performers to be announced.

And, in the spirit of Metal up thy ass, filmmakers Shane and Amy Bugbee will be releasing behind the senes footage featuring Dark Funeral mauling a porn star - IF the WTF kickstarter program hits $1000 by this weekend (feb 5th). Here's 30 seconds of the 5 min video: http://youtu.be/2g36TvcvfvI

WTF Fest
March 14th, 2012
@ Ruta Maya Coffee House
‪3601 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704-7250‬
‪(512) 707-9637 ‬‎

More to be announced, check our website for the latest:
http://www.wtffest.com/