Saturday, July 31, 2010

State of the Day: Michigan

Michigan (MI)
"The Wolverine state"
Fact: Michigan comes from the Chippewa Indian words "Mica Gama" meaning " great or large lake" refering to Lake Michigan
Capital: Lansing
Size: 96,705 sq. mi.
Population: 10,050,446
Statehood: January 26, 1837, 26th state
Motto: "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you" 
Tree: White Pine
Bird: Robin
Flower: Apple Blossom
Song: "Michigan My Michigan"
'80s Hardcore Band: Negative Approach

Friday, July 30, 2010

State of the Day: Massachusetts

Massachusetts (MA)
"The Bay State"
Fact: Masachusetts is named after the Masachusett tribe of Native Americans, meaning "at or about the great hill"
Capital: Boston
Size: 4,291 sq. mi.
Population: 6, 427, 801
Statehood: February 6th 1788     6th State
Motto: "By the swrd we seek peace, but only peace under liberty" 
Tree: American Elm
Bird: Black Capped Chickadee
Flower: Black Eyed Susan
Song: "All Hail to Masachusetts"
'80s Hardcore Band: Jerry's Kids

Thursday, July 29, 2010

State of the Day: Maryland

Maryland (MD)
"The Old Line State"
Fact: Maryland was named in honor of Henrietta Marier, who granted the right to establish an English colony there.
Capital: Annapolis
Size: 12,297 sq. mi.
Population: 5, 458, 137
Statehood: April 28th 1778     7th State
Motto: "Strong Deeds, Gentle Words" 
Tree: White Oak
Bird: Baltimore Oriole
Flower: Black Eyed Susan
Song: "Maryland, My Maryland" by James R. Randall
'80s Hardcore Band: VOID

Black Metal Joke

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

State of the Day: Maine

Maine (ME)
"The Pine Tree State"
Fact: Maine was first used to distinguish the mainland from the offshore islands. It has been considered as a complement to Henrietta Maria, Queen of Charles I of England. She was said have owned the province of Mayne in France
Capital: Augusta
Size: 33,741sq. mi.
Population: 1,294,464
Statehood: March 15th 1820     23rd State
Motto: "Dirigo" (I Lead)
Tree: White Pine
Bird: Black Capped Chickadee
Flower: White Pine Cone and Tassel
Song: "State of Maine Song" by Roger Vinton Snow
'80s Hardcore Band: Zero Mentality

Band of the Week: Thin Lizzy

Here is my first band of the week feature. This week's band is Thin Lizzy. Thin Lizzy is a Irish Hard rock band that literally pretty much invented modern day hard rock. The were founded by Brian Downey and Philip Lynott. Thin Lizzy's best albums are Jailbreak, Fighting, and Bad Reputation. Sadly Phil Lynott died of drug overdose in 1986, but his spirit still remains in a bronze statue in Dublin. Thin Lizzy were around from 1969 to the present day, but they broke up a few times in the process. Thin Lizzy was a big influence to bands such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Iron Maiden even covered the song "Massacre." Thin Lizzy covers many subjects in their song lyrics, for instance one song like "Cowboy Song" is about cowboys and another like "Jailbreak" is about someone escaping from jail. So thats why I love Thin Lizzy.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Metal Weekend

I had a very metal weekend. Here it is. On Friday I saw Dysrhythmia, my dad's friend Colin's band at the bar Slims. I had an awesome time. Dysrhythmia was very rhythmic and intricate. Colin played bass, and was quite good. On Saturday I went to Tidal Wave, the metal festival in McLaren park. The first few bands weren't that good but when Stone Vengeance played they were o.k. But then they played "I Don't Know" by Ozzy Osbourne, it was cool. Then came Giant Squid who I'd never heard, and they were good. The second day my dad's friend Sarah gave us a ride. And the best band by far was Amber Asylum, Sarah's band. But during the whole thing I had a lot of fun, like rolling down hills, exploring in the park, building log forts and climbing trees.

State of the Day: Louisiana

Louisiana (La)
"The Pelican State"
Fact: Louisiana is named in honor of Louis XIV
Capital: Baton Rouge
Size: 49, 652 sq. mi.
Population: 4,482,646
Statehood: April 30, 1812     18th State
Motto: "Union, Justice, and Confidence"
Tree: Bald Cypress
Bird: Brown Pelican
Flower: Magnolia
Song: "Song of Louisiana" by Vashi R. Stopher
'80s Hardcore Band: Shell Shock

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Best Album Covers Ever!!!

This post originally appeared on Cosmic Hearse on my 8th birthday. I wanted to post it again.

I like the Iron Maiden cover because it's like Eddie right outside your window and he is hovering over you.

I like the Butchered At Birth cover cause it's gory and R rated

Unleashed In The East is a good cover cause they're clothes are weird and they're rockin' out in steam..

I like Dealing With It by D.R.I because they're fighting with happy faces on TV and they're destroying the house.

Storm of the Light's Bane is a very good cover. It's like doom man on a doom horse in doom land.

Crud Wizard is Born!!!

Hello this is Crud Wizard a blog that I am doing. I'm going to write and post many things that interest me. I am a 9 year old living in the gut of San Francisco and I like to play music. I play Trumpet and Drums and my dad is the drummer of the bands Ludicra and Agalloch. He does the blog Cosmic Hearse. My mom is a writer that also maintains a blog called Room 2 Ruminations with her class. So with both my parents having a blog I thought that it would be cool to have one too. Above is a picture of me from 1964, before I was born.