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    Posted: 02 May 2024 at 2:46pm
^Yup...just looking out..for number one.
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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Originally posted by Psydye Psydye wrote:

Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Moving because of a job situation?

I´ve yet to visit any other US state than California (other than landing shortly in Salt Lake City, Utah), but I´d like to visit some of the north eastern states sometime.

Nah, it's my stepfather's health insurance down here....they don't cover shit, he literally has to pay out of pocket almost every time he's sees the doc! Which is killing us financially. The health insurance in MA covers a lot more. That's the gist of it, anyway.


The whole heath insurance thing in the US is a bit hard to understand for us. Every person in Denmark (including illigal immagrants and homeless people) are allowed treatment and medicine. Treatments don´t cost anything, but medicine does. It´s not fortunes, but of course some medicines are relatively expensive, but there is a price ceiling and when you reach that ceiling as a patient, the medicine is pretty much for free. Paying taxes is actually not that bad in that respect. Well...I´m a socialist to the bone, so of course I don´t mind paying my taxes as long as every person in our society gets equeal opportunities in terms of education, health, and medicine...and that they do. Education is free for everybody here too. No need for scholarships or being the best athlete. Regular folks with a normal IQ can also get a college education for free.

I hope it helps your father that you move back to MA. USA is a hard place to live if you´re ill or poor.

Now THAT'S an understatement! I think it's high time this country switch from capitalism to socialism already. The conservatives would take issue w/ that of course...but HEY! They're conservatives...who really gives a shit what they think!WinkLOL
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Originally posted by Psydye Psydye wrote:

Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Moving because of a job situation?

I´ve yet to visit any other US state than California (other than landing shortly in Salt Lake City, Utah), but I´d like to visit some of the north eastern states sometime.

Nah, it's my stepfather's health insurance down here....they don't cover shit, he literally has to pay out of pocket almost every time he's sees the doc! Which is killing us financially. The health insurance in MA covers a lot more. That's the gist of it, anyway.


The whole heath insurance thing in the US is a bit hard to understand for us. Every person in Denmark (including illigal immagrants and homeless people) are allowed treatment and medicine. Treatments don´t cost anything, but medicine does. It´s not fortunes, but of course some medicines are relatively expensive, but there is a price ceiling and when you reach that ceiling as a patient, the medicine is pretty much for free. Paying taxes is actually not that bad in that respect. Well...I´m a socialist to the bone, so of course I don´t mind paying my taxes as long as every person in our society gets equeal opportunities in terms of education, health, and medicine...and that they do. Education is free for everybody here too. No need for scholarships or being the best athlete. Regular folks with a normal IQ can also get a college education for free.

I hope it helps your father that you move back to MA. USA is a hard place to live if you´re ill or poor.
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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Moving because of a job situation?

I´ve yet to visit any other US state than California (other than landing shortly in Salt Lake City, Utah), but I´d like to visit some of the north eastern states sometime.

Nah, it's my stepfather's health insurance down here....they don't cover shit, he literally has to pay out of pocket almost every time he's sees the doc! Which is killing us financially. The health insurance in MA covers a lot more. That's the gist of it, anyway.
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I´m actually going to San Diego this summer on a business trip, but my family will be with me, so they can have the experience of visiting USA too.
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I've been (a couple of times) to Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Impressive when you come out of a tunnel through the surrounding hills and the city is laid out in front of you. 

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Moving because of a job situation?

I´ve yet to visit any other US state than California (other than landing shortly in Salt Lake City, Utah), but I´d like to visit some of the north eastern states sometime.
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Later on this computer will be packed up and ready to go for our move from Pennsylvania back to Massachusetts. Won't be on here for about a week or so.
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Sounds like a more lively Carcass show than the ones I´ve been to, where the band and the crowds have been pretty static. The last show I saw was still pretty great though. Maybe the fact that they come by so rarely makes a difference in New Zealand.
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So, Carcass last night...

Was going to go with my step-son, but he couldn't make it. I took my apprentice metalhead from work instead. He'd never even been to a proper live show before!

First band was a local band called Pieces of Molly. Would be one of the worst bands I've seen in a long time. Had a great guitarist who had a good singing voice, but the frontman was a complete egomaniac fuckwit.

The Black Dahlia Murder went down a storm. I didn't like them. Got fucking bored. Got in the pit for a while, but it was just meh. All the technical skill in the world, but no feel or atmosphere.

While Carcass were setting up, the fire alarm went off and we had to evacuate the building. It was because some fuckwit had been vaping and set off the alarm. Entitled cunt. Had to stand outside in the pissing rain. The look on the firemen's faces was priceless - obviously never seen a metal crowd before!

Carcass were just fucking brilliant. Jeff Walker is fucking tiny, and his bass is nearly as big as he is! Loved his sarcastic banter. "This place stinks. It stinks of semen." The venue is the former Maritime  Union building.LOL Got front and centre again, and sang "Keep On Rotting In The Free World" eye to eye with him. Bill Steer seems like a trippy old death metal hippie. Nippy Blackford fell off the stage at one point, and carried on playing sitting on the floor.

Anyway, I scored two guitar picks - one each from Carcass and TBDM. My young apprentice enjoyed himself. One of the managers from work was in the pit behind me, and he had a great time too.
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I´ve seen Cynic once before, and Iiked them better the first tome around. I think their music gets a bit muddy live. Obscura were great. I´ve seen them before too, but I liked this show better than the first one I was some years back. Cryptisis were great live. A power trio and a very energetic frontman/guitarist.
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^ sounds fantastic 👍
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Waking up with a huge hangover after the concert last night:

Cynic
Obscura
Cryptosis.

Yup...that was a great show.
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Great Cattle Decapitation show last night. Wow they are such a powerful and commanding act on a stage. I saw two out of the three support acts. I missed Vomit, but I saw 200 Stab Wounds and Signs of the Swarm.

Those who know my tastes of course can understand why I wasn´t too impressed by the latter while I loved the former.
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So last night travelled across the Pennines to Leeds to see a Judas Priest / Saxon / Uriah Heep line-up. Bands I've seen before but not recently. Despite all three recently releasing really strong records, I was a little dubious gven all three artists are based around characters well into their 70s. Well the headbanging and stage acrobatics had been scaled back, but all three bands were superb, instrumentally and vocally. What a cracking night Thumbs Up
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The new single by Kerry King is killer! Here it is if anyone's curious: 


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^ Good that you have these gigs to go to in your area Jonas. Rare that we get any death metal bands coming anywhere near where I live. Last one was Obituary at Newcastle last September which is about 40 miles away. Awesome gig though.
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I went to a gig last night and watched these two bands play:

http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/artist/chronicle/?ac=chronicle
http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/artist/dysgnostic/?ac=dysg

It´s not often enough I go see Danish underground death metal acts play and this show cost only 100 Danish Kroner (around $14/15).

I liked Chronicle which was melodic death metal influenced by The Black Dahlia Murder (at least that´s how I heard it), but Dysgnostic was a bit too much for me with their almost clone Ulcerate dissonant technical death metal style. They were arguably a skilled band but that type of music soon becomes chaos on my ears in at live environment.

Still an overall good quality show, in a very small venue, giving both the guitarist and the bassist of Chronicle the opportunity to go out among the audience and play. The guitarist even went to the bar at the back of the room and played from there for a few seconds. Nice little touch.


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Viruses are a bitch because there´s no cure or relief, but as you say at least you know that it´s just time and agony until it´s over. It´s nothing more serious than that.
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^Glad to hear, hope you see some improvements! Just found out my sickness is the flu so I basically just have to let it run its course. At least now I know what the heck is going on lol.
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