Monday, October 13, 2008

Black Ice, War Machine

Black Ice, the first new AC/DC album since 2000, is scheduled for widespread release next Monday, October 20, 2008. AC/DC will play Detroit on November 5, the day after election day, USA. I've heard two songs, both blasting with distinctive AC/DC style: "Rock N' Roll Train" and "War Machine." The whole album has fifteen tracks. Other catchy titles: "Skies on Fire"/"Big Jack"/"Smash N' Grab."

Meanwhile, the madness continues -- whether The Grapes of Wrath, the Wall Street roller coaster or side street desperation, let's not forget how there are new waves of migrations seemingly moving in every direction at once. Have any friends or relatives moved in with you lately? Today, I actually heard someone say, "Circle the wagons, stock up and get ready, it's coming . . ." So, I guess something like that big New Year's 2000 "Y2K" crash people were jiving about back then is here now in 2008, like some undead zombie debtor presenting us with an outrageous tally?

Finally, see how the electoral vote tracks over time? Three weeks from tomorrow -- the real moment of truth for Election 2008, the one that counts . . . . .

Today's Rune: Wealth.


the walking man said...

Sidney said...

I had not heard about the new album. Cool!

Erik Donald France said...

Try this link (a la Mark's):

Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1

3rd Infantry’s 1st BCT trains for a new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active Army

By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Sep 30, 2008 16:16:12 EDT

The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.

Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.

Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks. . .