Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
So I'm toying with different topics I would like to post within the next few days/weeks and I need your help in choosing. The next few blogs will be in order according to the rank in votes starting from the highest.
Blacks In Anime/Videogames
The Difference Between Nationalism/Racism in Metal
Flavor of The Week-The Objex
Why Women In Metal Aren't Taken Seriously pt. 2
Youtube Video:Black People Can Listen to Metal
Metal: Then and Now
Here's the link:
If you have any suggestions that you personally want to put forth if you didn't like any of these, please comment and I'll get back to you!
Thats all folks'!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8agfU7pcSog <-The single 'Kermite'. http://www.myspace.com/dfeband <-D-FE myspace
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ_1tM1y2Y4 (feat. the song 'Obligation'-catchy hook)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEZpMAU_ie0&feature=related (feat. song 'With You')
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Gaborone, I believe that these observations all have one thing in common: they bring to the fore a mismatch between, on the one hand, the theoretical framework through which heavy metal is understood, and, on the other hand, the heterogeneous character of the contemporary, globalized heavy metal culture. Why did I find the metal scene in Gabarone strange? Because my understanding of heavy metal was ethnocentric - i.e. based on the idea that European and/or North American heavy metal represents 'normality', while african metal is characterized as an exotic 'deviation' from this norm.]
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
All this adoration of him is complete bullshit because just last week they were calling him 'wacko jacko' and hating him. I just despise dishonesty and I think its interesting how suddenly when someone dies they become important or even respected when in life they were regarded as a joke. Yeah, I get it. He was the king of pop...okay. What else?
People die-get over it.
Treat him like how you were just a couple of days ago rather than pay reverence for someone you didn't even really respect in the first place.
It happened with Anna Nicole and now with MJ and I'm sick of it.
Okay, my mini rant is over.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
I always found it humorous that metal is so testosterone fueled yet the fans are okay with growing their hair long, wearing make up and tight leather pants yet be so standoff-ish when it comes to the possibility of gay men in their scene.
What say you?
Monday, June 1, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
So please post some bands!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
...Yeah. I have alot of guy friends.
Now, I'm not saying black metal bands or music for that matter is for the faint of heart or the morally inclinded. Hell, some of these bands burned churches (luckily no one was inside I don't believe. Let me do a rain check on that) but I suppose this post was really about metal as a whole.
Anyways, this isn't all I wanted to cover on the subject but I hope that more and more people can explore metal as a whole genre rather than condemn it just as one stereotype. I may have to do another blog on the subject later. I guess the bottom line is you just gotta research and be smart about what your listening to and take it light heartily (clearly not if its NSBM or any other hate bands)-if not you might be missing out on music you'd never expect to fall in love with.
Black Metal sign by: Mefistoteles@deviantart.com
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
*sigh* I absolutely hate being childish and pointing a finger, but hey-I'm still a child anyway right? So I'm going on a mini-rant.
If you click on the post about Lord Toph (The post, in fact below this one) and read the comments you'll see what I'm talking about. First of all-this blog-the very one you are observing now is MINE. My own. My own to rant about race in the metal scene or my own to rant about non important junk that no one really cares about-its still mine.
I decided to post on the Internet to see if kindred souls would identify or not identify and give me their honest opinion on the subject and I had thought that I had gotten my reasoning behind the blog and its subject very clear in nearly all my posts. So a comment such as this:
"I guess this is what we can expect from a 17 yr old girl with no vision, somebody who only sees in black or white"
"Agrees with Anonymous why does it have to do with race .. why does everything come down to the race card..."
This gets me thinking if people really even think about what they are reading in this blog at all and why I feel the need to identify the blog as 'The Black Girl Into Heavy Metal'. I feel like I'm being redundant but I'll rehash this again so the obvious newcomers to the blog don't get me misinterpreted. In my normal everyday life-I could care less about race-I have friends and family of other races. It's OTHER PEOPLE that seem to care so much for reasons beyond my knowledge. I wish I could say we live in a bubble gum world where we sing peace and love songs and don't notice race and stereotypes within the race but we do. I personally feel as though these comments are very naive and dangerous. I was going to do a different post about this but-what the hell- I'll just include it in the rant. In my opinion-bash me if you want, this is my blog and I can say whatever the hell I wish-I feel that humans aren't necessarily inherently racist but inherently prejudice. We are programmed from a young age to see in shades and are constantly barraged with false representations of a culture/race that we slowly are poisoned to believe. What do I mean? When people see black folks like Lord Toph, Grace Jones, Jada Pinkett, hell even Dennis Rodman they are either glorified for being 'different' and unique' aka 'not like the other ones' or are hated and are wretched for the very same reasons by somebody and usually it has to do with race. Example of this would be YouTube. Click on a video with a black person or an Asian, or a Latino doing something 'out of the ordinary' and read the comments. I also want to make it clear that its not white folks that are just doing it but EVERYONE is prejudging and berating each other.
And I'm being persecuted because I'm honest? Racism and prejudice exist-especially so with black artists in alternative forms of music. This blog is just me putting a light to it because we really don't have many voices in the community to attest to it.
It comes down to the race card because it usually does-if you don't believe me then look at the controversy surrounding the President.
I'm not saying black folks should receive a shiny medal or a pat on the back. I just want awareness-that's all and I enjoy the thoughts and opinions of others who think above a 5th grade level. So please, from now on lets all be a little more honest with ourselves when it comes to racial identity in music and within our own communities. I guess I just felt those post put me right back to square one and the point I was trying to make in the first place.
I realize this is the Internet and you as well can/will say anything you want in turn and I respect your opinion...just not your unfounded attacks.
That's all folks'!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Yeah, he is black. I've gotten over that but really-this is huge because he is President at a time when it is so prudent and important that we have a leader who can possibly make America as well as the rest of the world right again. There is a reason why so many countries are invested in this as well-and it's not because he is black. It also is because of the state of the economic world and healing the racial divide perhaps in more countries besides the U.S. It's so awesome that it happened in my lifetime and I honestly feel humbled and just hope that he lives up to his message and the hoopla surrounding him.
I don't think Obama should be viewed as someone to save us all as some are putting that type of pressure on him-but more so a fresh start to an amazing term.
Lets hope he does us all proud.