“Now people, especially Arab Metalheads, are stepping up and are voicing their opinions regarding our existence, discussing if we should be allowed.”

May 3, 2010

Via Reason.

With songs like “Ilahiya Khinzir! (All Hail Allah the Swine),” the band does not play down its opposition to the religion of peace. In a merrily dyspeptic interview with MetalStorm.net, frontman Reverend Filthy Fuck takes issue with popular “First Anti-Islamic Black Metal” descriptor only because he wants other anti-Islamists to get some credit:

We received this reputation because we are against Islam as individuals. Yet we are not the first and we are not only that. In any case, this is the only thing people talk about when they mention Ayat and we’re sick of it. So here it is again: AYAT IS AGAINST THE RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT IN ALL ITS FORMS.

Is Ayat, to Americans (or at least me), a novelty act? Yes. But given the threats against the South Park guys following their spot-on episodes on how too many Muslims lack a sense of humor, I think a Lebanese “Anti-Islamic Black Metal Band” is worth noting.

I’m a somewhat religious person myself, so I don’t think I have it in me to pen an anti-Christian, anti-Muslim, or anti-Judaism song or writing. But I reserve my God-given right to do so.

I don’t like Cookie Monster music, so I’m not embedding Ayat’s video. (You can follow the Reason link if you’re curious.) Instead I’ll give you these two rap gems.

Ice-T – “Freedom of Speech”

(I wish my term papers in college were that easy! …Well, maybe not.)

Eminem – “Square Dance”

“Don’t think I won’t go there. Go to Beirut and do a show there.”

Would I really? I have no show to do, so it’s not like the issue is going to come up. But I like to think I would. I’m certainly considering joining “Everybody Draw Muhammed Day.” My drawing would be a stick figure, because that’s about all I’m capable of, but it would be a respectful attempt that would not offend Muslims not offended by images of the Prophet (many of them).

But if it does offend? Well, it’s my God-given right to offend and no one can take that away from me.


Kanye West is a Gay Fish

April 15, 2009

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If you happened to catch South Park last week, you saw a hilarious send up of Kanye West’s massive ego. If you haven’t seen the whole episode check it out here. If you are to lazy to watch it and/or your parents won’t let you, here is a synopsis. Jimmy comes up with the funniest (4th grade) joke of all time. Question: “Do you like fish sticks?” (pronounced fish dicks) Answer: “What are you a Gay fish?”. Eric Cartman (and Carlos Mencia) steal credit for the joke and it turns into a media phenomenon. Everyone on the planet gets it except for Kanye West. Eventually, Eric admits that stealing the joke was wrong and goes off on soliloquy about overinflated egos (directed at Mr. West). At the end of the episode, Kanye, still unable to comprehend why people keep asking him if he is a Gay fish, comes to the startling conclusion that he must himself be a Gay fish and dives into the ocean to a hilarious parody of his song “Heartless” where he proceeds to get his freak on with various male fishes.

Kanye surprisingly responded positively to this this episode on his blog the next day in a post titled “South Parked Murdered Me Last Night”. Mr. West, in a rather humble and thoughtful way, gives his reasons for the perception that people have of his ego and vows to try and be a more humble super-star in the future.  See the blog response and the entire, unedited Gay Fish song in the video below.

Kanye, for the record, I don’t think you’re huge douche. Keep it real, dog.

Your friend,

Alex


Re: Ludo – “Love Me Dead”

August 10, 2008
Fingerbang - Live at Madison Square Garden

Fingerbang - Live at Madison Square Garden

Jason: When I started reading this post and saw your quote about “Fingerbangin’ My Heart,” I thought you were going down this road:

Something You Can Do with Your Finger

Episode 409 (Original Air Date: Jul 12, 2000)

“Fingerbang” is the latest boy band starring the four boys. Randy Marsh is against Stan’s participation in any boy band for dark reasons. The boys land a gig at the local mall when it is threatened because there are only 4 members in the band. Stan arrives and the group is set to perform when suddenly the mall elevator tragically crushes Kenny. A former boy band member steps into the spotlight to save the gig.

“Awww….! I’m nobody! G*d dammit!”

You can watch this episode, and all episodes of South Park, here.


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