Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Guest Poster: Ezra Lux

Today is a very special day around our house, it is Ezra's 8th birthday. In honor of this momentous occasion I have decided to hand the reins over to him to write about any music-related topic he wishes. Ezra chose to write about his five favorite album covers. Happy Birthday, little man.

I like the Iron Maiden cover because it's like Eddie right outside your window and he is hovering over you.

I like the Butchered At Birth cover cause it's gory and R rated

Unleashed In The East is a good cover cause they're clothes are weird and they're rockin' out in steam..

I like Dealing With It by D.R.I because they're fighting with happy faces on TV and they're destroying the house.

Storm of the Light's Bane is a very good cover. It's like doom man on a doom horse in doom land.

81 comments:

grishnackh said...

Good comments all - I couldn't have put Dissection better myself.

Milla said...

Have a good birthday, sweet little man! It's wonderful to see that you like this good music already.

THRIPS said...

JUDAS FUCKING PRIEST!

derek said...

That's so awesome! Go Ezra!!!!!

Paul Von Aphid said...

hahaha, i remember, when i was 9yrs old, my father turned me into heavy metal realm with Judas Priest's "Turbo". The cover was insanely great.
happy birthday to your son, Aesop!
you seems to be a great dad ;)

Steven said...

Probably the best Iron Maiden cover art. Rock on, kid.

illformation said...

Wish him a happy birthday from Australia!

Slobodan Burgher said...

:)

Iván said...

Excellent taste, buddy!

Drrn. said...

I would've chosen "grim" as my adjective for the Dissection album, but otherwise spot on.

Doug said...

happy birthday little dude....the coolest 8 year old i've probably ever seen. all those covers are great.

let your son post some more stuff!

Anonymous said...

Better taste in music than most people I've ever known.

cdb said...

This is the greatest.

Rock 'n' Roll Steve said...

Happy Birthday Ezra!!!! You obviously ROCK!!! Have a good one kiddo...

Ragin' Ron said...

whoa i have the same birthday. also this is fucking adorable.

ifdead said...

best post ever. Happy B-day big man! 8 yr's already? whoa.

ahem said...

this kid knows his stuff! i might have to subscribe to HIS blog now!

Anonymous said...

Ezra has got the coolest Dad. My parents' heads would explode if they ever saw the Butchered at Birth cover, much less let me see it as a child. Of course I had the CD back in the mid 90s.

Happy Birthday Ezra!

skullgrid said...

excellent :)

happy birthday dude :)

Anonymous said...

priceless observations...! wish all our eyes could see things so clearly.

t-rocc said...

haha fantastic - i especially love the comment on the DRI record...

happy birthday, man!

Eons One said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EZRA! hope your dad buys you some cool cd's!

Aesop said...

I got him the Iron Maiden Flight 666 soundtrack.

Anonymous said...

Kid, you are some kind of awesome. Happy Birthday from some random idiot on the internet!

Harry said...

What a great post. It's all about rocking out in steam. Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

doomland! perfect! Happy Birthday!

yellow.eyes said...

Doom.
Destroying.
Rockin' out in steam.
Gory and R rated.
Eddie.

Good vocabulary; has all the basics!

cjejons said...

Always felt the same way about the Iron Maiden cover. Happy Birthday, dude.

derek said...

What will he have left to listen to when he turns into a rebellious teenager though??? ;-)

Helm said...

Great taste! You are a great dad!

jansen sterba said...

great post - happy birthday dude!

Anonymous said...

"Rockin' out in steam" I see a shrewd family tendency to get right to the meat of things, I think you two should do a reprise of one liner movie reviews! Happy birthday Ezra!
JoeP

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday buddy! When are we going to rock out? Wanna come see our chickens?

Love, Dee Dee (Your Post Modern Mary Poppins)

brendan said...

So, when do I tell my four year what Judas Priest and Rob Halford are REALLY about...

You know what I mean...

Awesome showmanship and superior heavy metal riffage of course.

iSapien 1956672 said...

His top 5 this should be a monthly thing...

justin said...

Right on Happy Birthday Ezra!

Humdinger said...

AWESOME!!! Happy Birthday Lil Guy!

Petya Venikov said...

very cool! happy birthday! that Dissection analysis made my day!

DiNo said...

Like father, like son! ;)
Heavy birthday Ezra!

Tanners666 said...

Awesome choice, a lad after my own heart! Happy birthday Ezra!

Bob said...

Excellent post.

Kevin G. Yuen said...

HAPPY BDAY EZRA!!!

brandi said...

Right on! Happy birthday, Ezra... 8 seems like a great age to be!

The Mayor of Greene Falls said...

A most excellent post!

icoulddietomorrow said...

Happy birthday, Ezra! This put the biggest smile on my face.

-Adam

Apoctosis said...

Happy Birthday, Ezra. Awesome post, some nice choices! That's one badass metal kid you got there Aesop!

andrew said...

Man, on my 9th birthday i was listening to Kriss Kross and Hammer. Clearly this kid is light years ahead. Happy Birthday.

beerdiablo said...

Bad ass, little dude. Tell your dad it wouldn't be illegal for you to dig on the Scorp's VK cover. [joking]

FAKE DADA said...

i just read part of this outloud to the wife. we both laughed pretty gosh darn hard. thanks for that. happy bday mystery music boy.

kingpossum said...

You nailed it on the Priest and Storm of Light's Bane covers. Awesome assessment.

Happy Birthday, E-Man.

davslack said...

happy birthday ezra!

ido said...

A very happy belated birthday to Ezra! Hope you had a great day and got to rock out in the steam of Doomland!

dustinswanson said...

i like my birthdays steamy and R-rated

ihopeitscancer said...

"doom man on a doom horse in doom land"
Dammit, I was gonna name my band that.

chrisc said...

better and more to the point than most rock critics i know.happy,though belated ,birthday to Ezra.

Anonymous said...

Tanti AUGURI a TE,
Tanti AUGURI a TE,
Tanti AUGURI a EZRA,
Tanti AUGURI a TE!!!

happy birthday from Italy,
to Ezra!

socialism and/or barbarism said...

One day before my birthday (today)! I hope Ezra gets that doompony for which every young man hopes (myself very much included).

RyGar said...

That's one rad little kid. Makes me see a little hope for the future. Cool skateboard shelves, also. (Late)Happy Birthday to Ezra.

Ambassador MAGMA said...

Awesome! Happy birthday from New York!

Anonymous said...

awsomeness.. my mom freaked when she heard me listening to 'Butchered At Birth' I was in 7th grade or so... I'll let my little one hear it... maybe. freakyagent666

Dan said...

I think Ezra should post more often, he rules.

Lee said...

Well done!

brother dylan said...

i hope to see more posts by you ezra!

Aesop said...

Ezra is kicking around the idea of starting his own blog.

Nina said...

Happy birthday Ezra and thanks for the entertaining cover reviews! I can already tell you are smarter than most bloggers out there, and if you had your own blog I'd totally read it.

motorpenis said...

stupid name...

Anonymous said...

your kid is cool!!!

cheers

treebeard said...

happy late birthday, ezra!

you and your dad are totally rad. i hope that didn't sound cheesy... haha

Spectres on a Graven Hill said...

aww good job little dude!

tanakabaka said...

Hahaha!! Excellent and poetic and beautiful! Who's that guy who's going to name his band Doom Man on a Doom Horse in Doom Land? I'm going to fight him for it!!! To the dearth!! Happy Birthday, Ezra!!!! Love, Janis

tanakabaka said...

But isn't Butchered at Birth rated Aaaaaarrrrrr!?

big carl said...

wow, the CD vs. LP Maiden covers are so different.
but I agree with most : more killer album artwork review from Ezra.

BradethQ said...

I can't wait until my boy is old enough to vocalize what he thinks about my collection's album covers. Good picks!

Brunt said...

Ha! Awesome. He has great taste.

nano247 said...

super cool
and a late late late
happy birthday to your son

NICKTHRONE said...

your son is so damn cool. i wish i had had a dad like you. my dad is a hippie. lol

Grk! said...

Great stuff, Rock Jack!

Anonymous said...

A late Happy B-Day EZ !!!

I think you ought to do a Top 5 or 10 Maiden Songs next.

Would be an interesting perspective, for sure.

To the coolest dad and kid combo in blogland.

SubHuman

Afzes said...

Dude. This rules.

RagnarR said...

Hey Ezra, happy (super-belated) b-day!
Rock Jack got some airplay on KZSU, too:
http://zk.stanford.edu/index.php?s=byAlbumKey&n=776741&q=10&action=search&session=


Also, here's my friend Crow's kids doing some reviews:
http://moremusic.vox.com/library/post/more-record-reviews-by-5-and-6-year-olds.html

Keepin' on rockin' & hope you make more great music, like yer dad.

sam spade said...

your son is amazing. this is the best thing i've ever read.