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Migration Fest – Capitol Theater, Olympia, August 13, 2016

Do the other blogs have reviews for all three days of the northwest’s, newest, face-meltingest extreme metal festival that they all posted much sooner than a month after the event? Yes, they do. Do the other blogs have a totally excellent photo collage where stolen album art from all of Saturday’s bands infests the Capitol Theater? Come on, what do you think?

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Edward Parnell – “The Listeners”

Like the last book I reviewed here, this is a novel about a troubled family living in England. There are differences, however. This one is set during World War II and never leaves the Norfolk countryside. Is pastoral the right word for that? All of the significant characters are rural working-class, which I think is what pastoral means. But if pastoral seems to imply mild, sentimental or boring, then we need a different word to describe the The Listeners. Such as metal. Continue reading Edward Parnell – “The Listeners”