Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Butler In Japan

Check out this interesting video. Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler on japanese food..... The first bit is Ronnie Jammes Dio (also of Black Sabbath, he replaced Ozzy) giving some interesting spiel on dealing with fans.

i have been reading thomas quincy's "confessions of an english opium-eater" - i would like to find a copy of it in bookform (in english, if anyone finds a copy in their local used bookstore hit me up with an email), but for now i have to make to with the online text. since its quite an old book (1820s) its no longer copyrighted and freely available on the internet. get it here. i have found it to be highly interesting, as he provides us with quite an insight into a part of english society at the time. a look on opium from a less jaded (as we are jaded by todays propeganda and history) is quite refreshing. not by any means am i currently indulging in it myself, but i always have been interested in reading up on certain substances. though this book is as much a literary work on its own as it is an account on the pleasures and pains of indulging in/using opium. if you can get through the thick layer of 19th century english, i highly reccommend you read it.