Sabaton : The last Stand : The Last Battle

Sabaton : The last Stand : The Last Battle

The final battle of WW2 in Europe was an odd affair. On May 5, after Hitler’s suicide but just before Germany’s unconditional surrender, American Army forces of the 23rd tank battalion joined with German Wehrmacht units to defend castle Itter [https://infogalactic.com/info/Battle_for_Castle_Itter] from the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division. Yes, you read that right. Not a large action, it was nevertheless an odd one, and the only known battle in WW2 where US and German army forces fought side b…

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Musical Interludes

Musical Interludes

Peter Grant [https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2018/05/not-moodiest-of-blues.html] digs up a relatively recently released version of the Moody Blues “The Story In Your Eyes”. He’s also got a new book out [https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-stones-of-silence-is-now-available.html] . Saw them in college during the Sur La Mer tour. It was an outstanding concert, and always did like Wildest Dreams. In the meantime the Didact presents some power metal [http://didactsreach.…

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Music: Sabaton: The Last Stand: Hill 3234

Music: Sabaton: The Last Stand: Hill 3234

One of the things I love about Sabaton is digging into history I was only marginally aware of, or completely ignorant of. So, the next song in my ongoing review is one of the latter – about a battled in Afghanistan during the soviet occupation attempt. History From infogalactic [https://infogalactic.com/info/Battle_for_Hill_3234]: > The Battle for Hill 3234 was a successful defensive battle fought by the 345th Independent Guards Airborne Regiment, Soviet Airborne Troops, in Afghanistan agains…

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(Not Quite) Metal Monday

(Not Quite) Metal Monday

In addition to my love of prog-rock bands like Rush and ELP, back in the 80’s I also loved the explosion of “solo” players like Yngwie, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, etc. Perhaps my favorite though was not a guitarris, but a bassist by teh name of Stuart Hamm. His albums had a strong science fiction theme. The first was titled Radio Free Albemuth, and the – IMO far better – album that succeeded it and was my first introduction to him, Kings of Sleep, had song titles like “Count Zero” and “Black Ice”…

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Metal Monday - Sabaton

Metal Monday - Sabaton

Dug up a couple AMV’s of Sabaton songs. Mostly Star Wars themed here, though one is the excellent fan-animated short, and hey, the rest are “stuff blowing up” even if it is from Rogue One, etc.…

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Two Bits of Awesome

Two Bits of Awesome

What do you get when you mix the inherent awesome of Space Battleship Yamato with the inherent awesome of Sabaton? An epic space battle set to the song “Midway.” Enjoy.…

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A little Metal

A little Metal

I was out of town on short notice to deal with some family issues, and my ISP decided, while I was gone, to bollix up internet access. That said, if only courtesy of the Didact, I still have something to post. Go look at today’s metal selection, you’ll likely find somethingyou’ll like [http://didactsreach.blogspot.com/2017/05/metalmonday.html]. I’ll certainly be looking into more Unleash the Archers.…

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