Former Night Court Star Richard Moll Introduced As New Vocalist For Napalm Death

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This wins for the internet today! <3

Originally posted on The Tyranny of Tradition:

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Richard Moll, the actor known to millions as the hulking but loveable 6 foot 8 bailiff on the 1980s television show Night Court, has become the new face of one of the most iconic bands in all of heavy metal. Starting in the Fall, Moll will be touring as the vocalist of legendary extreme metal outfit Napalm Death.

The news comes on the heels of the announcement by singer Barney Greenway that he’d be stepping away from the band to become the Northeast Regional Communication Director for American Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. Greenway will rejoin the band after the election, but asked his close friend Moll to take over vocals until he’s ready to return.

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Moll, who is a diehard Napalm Death fan and even worked an occasional reference to the album ‘Utopia Banished’ into several Night Court episodes, has been doing a good deal of voice acting work and…

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A Joyful Lammas Day

Originally posted on Whispering Earth:

Lammas, or it’s Gaelic equivalent Lughnasadh, is celebrated today in honour of the first harvest, the wheat harvest. Lammas is derived from the Anglo Saxon for ‘loaf-mass’ but was also known as the ‘festival of first fruits’ as the first berries are now starting to ripen in the hedgerows.

This is a time to be grateful for all the beauty of the natural world; for the harvest of herbs and foods, for the wildflowers and the insects that pollinate them, for our communities of friends and family and for the waters that feed the land and its creatures.

So often the nature of the human mind is to look for what is wrong and find ways to fix it. The coming months are a time to reap what we have sown and dwell in the simple gratitude of what we have, not looking for ways to change it or to make…

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Be Nice to the Gate Keeper

So you’re interested in joining one of my Meetup groups. Great! Like most groups there’s a series of questions for your group profile that you’ll need to answer. They help other members get to know you better.  The whole point of joining a Meetup is getting to make new friends, right?

There’s also a question regarding the rules all members need to follow. Overall they’re just basic, “don’t be a dick” rules.

So why then would you think it’s ok to be a dick to the person who holds the key to let you in the group? Makes no sense to me. Are you just filling out the profile and requesting to join simply because you were bored and wanted to actively waste someone’s time? If so, that makes you an asshole.

Ok, maybe you really wanted to join the group, see what it’s all about. Cool! Again, why would you be a dickhead to the organizer?

News flash… I’m under no obligation to let you in, much less be nice to you when you’re being a shit head to me.  Even better? I can decline your request, ban you from attempting to join again, and all at the same time while I inform you that you’re a jerk. Oh, and if you’re dumb enough to push me, I have the power to report you to Meetup. Depending on how hard you push you could lose your membership, or worse. And then where will you be? Not attending one of my Meetups, that’s for sure!

There are tons of groups on Meetup. If you’re not really interested in joining my group, there’s no law that says you have to. I suggest you go join a different group that’s willing to put up with you. This way everyone wins!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – PAGAN PRIDE DAY LA/OC

We are looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks for this year’s Pagan Pride Day LA/OC! This year’s festival will be held on October 4th from 10am to 5:30pm. If you’re interested in helping us, please fill out the volunteer form from the PPD LA/OC website.

We will provide a volunteer schedule for you to choose when you are able to help us out. The shifts are 2 or 4 hours depending upon the task. We will also provide orientation prior to the Pagan Pride Day festival.

We are very thankful for the contributions our volunteers make, so for your hard work we will post recognition of you on our website and social media. Volunteers also receive special badges, with ribbons that represent the year they volunteered with PPD LA/OC.

But wait! There’s more… On the day of the event all volunteers will get 2 free raffle tickets and free drinks from the PPD information booth.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS:

  • Set Up Festival Site
  • Roaming Raffle Ticket Sales
  • Workshop and Ritual Time Assistance
  • Information Booth
  • Break Down Festival Site
  • Security
  • Photographer

VOLUNTEER FORM

Today’s Earworm – The Burning Times

You know how some days a song just sticks in your brain? I blame this on my buddy Scott. We played this song after class on Tuesday and it’s made it’s way back into the forefront of my mind.
The song was written by Charlie Murphy. This version is Rumors of the Big Wave.

In the cool of the evening, they used to gather
‘Neath the stars in the meadow circling an old oak tree
At the times appointed by the seasons
Of the earth and the phases of the moon

In the center, stood a woman
Equal with the others and respected for her worth
One of the many we call the witches
The healers and the teachers of the wisdom of the earth

And the people grew through the knowledge she gave them
Herbs to heal their bodies, spells to make their spirits whole
Can’t you hear them chanting healing incantations
Calling forth the wise ones, celebrating in dance and song

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Innana

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Innana

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Innana

There were those who came to power, through domination
And they were bonded in their worship of a dead man on a cross
They sought control of the common people
By demanding allegiance to the church of Rome

And the Pope declared an inquisition
It was a war against the women, whose power they feared
In the holocaust against the nature people
Nine million European women died

And the tale is told of those, who by the hundreds
Holding together chose their death in the sea
While chanting the praises of the Mother Goddess
A refusal of betrayal, women were dying to be free

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Innana

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Innana

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Innana

Now the Earth is a witch, and the men still burn her
Stripping her down with mining, and the poisons of their wars
Still to us the Earth is a healer, a teacher, a mother
The weaver of a web of life that keeps us all alive

She gives us the vision to see through the chaos
She gives us the courage, it is our will to survive

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