Hard to believe that Cosmic Hearse has been up for year now. So far the response has been overwhelmingly positive and not a single complaint from any bands or labels regarding the content. Big thanks to all the readers, especially the ones who take the time to leave comments. Huge thanks to all the readers who sent stuff in to share, and help me cross things off my wishlist. I tried to come up with some special post to celebrate the Hearse's one year anniversary but settled on just posting an updated version of A Yell From The Past by Draugurz. This is the CD version issued by Dark Hidden Productions. The original cassette version happened to be the subject of Cosmic Hearse's very first post. If you missed it the first time around (though the link is still active) I highly recommend this. It's one of my all time favorite bits of weird lo-fi Black Metal genius.
This is also as good a place as any to mention that I am painfully aware of the problems with a number of the Zshare links. Not all my old posts are Zshare so check first. If you want something, and find the link is dead, just leave a comment at the post and I'll correct it as soon as I can. I am not really into the idea of going back and repairing all the links at once. Thanks.
wellgaddamndeedo man happy figgin one year
thank you much for the time and effort you have poured into this page
its much appreciated and has given me much entertainment, education and expanded my brain
so with all that said
heres to many more years of great write-ups, posts and all around kickassness
cheers. great blog, i have discovered some new stuff and rediscovered a lot og old ones i once loved and now do again.
Yeh this site is awesome, thanks heaps.
Bravissimo, Aesop! Keep on rocking. You are an inspiration!
I dunno what else to say - but in lieu of ass-kissin' I'll give you something for free: some Rudy Ray Moore battles where he plays the dozens with other guys
This is as real as it gets, I think. You can hear some echoes of this style in Willie D's first LP. (i checked out his second solo joint but he was all trying to sound like Cube and it was kind of sad).
thank you so much Aesop. Before you posted that bulletin on myspace, i had no idea you could share music this way. it's opened my eyes to different bands and types of music that i hadn't been acquainted. thank you for your infectious love of music!!!!!!!
Thank you Aesop! This blog is my stellar! Your choice of music is spot-on! Congratulations!
way to go aesop.
i don't remember how i first came across the hearse, but i'm glad i did. it's one of the few blogs i check out on a daily basis. i may not be into all the music, but i do love your writing and your ability to put some of the more obscure random stuff into context.
i look forward to whatever you've got coming in the future.
side note: i found out a few months ago i'm gonna be a dad for the first time. as i go thru the normal identity crisis moments of "now when do i get to listen to my combatwoundedveteran records?!?", i think of you and your son, and smile.
It was a good year I guess. Glad to be around for the next one. Thanks for your help Aesop!!!!!
I just started following you blog a few weeks ago and wish you luck for the next year. This is best music blog I have encountered and I look foward to more fantastic posts.
Yes! Your blog is awesome. Congratz and shit.
I hope you have heard Paul Chain, Roses of Winter.
Thanks all, for the outpouring of love.
Josh, being a dad means giving up certain things, but Combat Wounded Veteran isn't one of them. Soon you will have a fresh set of ears to expose the wonders of sound to. Enjoy it, it goes fast.
I read your blog since its start and I'm looking forward every new post :)
Your style of writing is also superior to the most average blogs, I really like the irony sometimes xD
Go on, we will stay tuned!
Big thanks to YOU, Aesop. There are only a few sites that I check before slogging off to work and the hearse is the first one...Now that i got that out of the way, when can we expect another Ludicra album??
Nick, new Ludicra album hopefully by summer 2009.
Happy 1st birthday to COSMIC HEARSE! I enjoy checking it everyday and your writing really is great. This blog inspired me to start my own, so thank you. I'm really looking forward to new LUDICRA and hopefully checking you guys out on tour!
This BLOG is like sitting around the turntable turning your buds on to your record collection. Bands like Cargo and Dark Tribe are now among my all time favs because of you sir.
Here is to another great year.
Happy Birthday, Hearse! you are the best...
Aw, Happy Blogiversary, doll! Thanks so much for sharing all this awesome music with us. I can't even begin to say how much I've appreciated it. <3 You rule.
Long live the Hearse! Cheers Aesop!
Happy bog birthday,
I thought your blog had been around longer. That means it's well established and always worth coming back to due to the writing since I don't tend to download much.
Thanks Aesop and congratulations on the 1 year anniversary (and I hope there will be many more to come). Cosmic Hearse is hands-down the greatest blog I've read.
Cosmic Hearse is something I'm very thankful for this year. It was my gateway drug to the wonderful world of music blogs. I really appreciate all the time you put into this site. Thank you. (especially for Cargo!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY COMIC HEARSE!!! You will be the first birthday I write in the Birthday Book I asked for for XXXmas. I can't believe it's ONLY one year. I was going through the back log, sadly as some links are gone, and there's SO MUCH MUSIC. Aesop you are a tornado of productive energy and an inspiration to my lazy ass (_zzz_). Thanks so much for sharing! I have a dedicated Cosmic Hearse iTunes that is my little corner of SF and a visit to Aesop's.
And did I dream it, or did you start an online zine-like thing? I've been having really crazy dreams that come back as real memories.
Thanks!! and Happy Birthday, Comic Hearse!!!!
congratulations Aesop.may the Cosmic Hearse live long and prosper.thank you for all the great music and excellent writeups.i really look forward to all the great things you've got in store for us in the future.and by the way,good luck with Legacy Document.looks great so far.
Congrats! This blog has fantastic musical variety and your writing is hilarious and top-notch. I've been a daily follower since discovering it this summer. Keep up the awesome, Aesop.
Happy B Day to this kickass blog! I always love the entertaining info paragraphs. Thanks for all you do here on this blog for the masses to enjoy, you rule and your band too! MEGA PROPS!!!!
Favourite music blog. Thanks for all the time and effort you put in, man.
congrats, and thanks for all your time with this. you've helped me track down some remarkable stuff.
This blog is sexy.
Congrats and looking forward to more years to come.
Don't know what else to say.
Way to go, and congratulations. As you've inspired me to start a blog of my own, I can honestly say that a year of daily updates is one hell of an accomplishment. I'll continue to visit, and I'm constantly letting my friends know that you are here, providing so much for nothing. Thanks so much for doing this. Viva la Cosmic Hearse! Ay-ay-ay-ayyeeee!!!
I'm suprised I've been up & running for just over a year now & haven't killed mine off yet. Seems like I have about 19 blogs in 4 years, ha ha.
jealous of the fact that you get so many comments - 34 on this post alone & counting. must be your sickass wordsmithing. and the rock, of course.
keep it up!
Thanks, LRV, have a birthday and get a bunch of comments. You're blog has been an inspiration from day one.
An entire fuggin' year! KONG RATS!
happy birthday, aesop! (imagine a pic with a b-day cake as I'm to stupid to include it)
Never. Stop. Blogging. This is indispensable.
Thanks for turning me on to such great music day after day. It's like a gift mixed with a party mixed with a musical education balled up and deep fried like a donut but as dissectable as an owl pellet with hidden skeletal treasures (Billy Joel!?!)
I want to float around the rest of my life, forever... fucking in the COSMIC FUCKING HEARSE!!!
This is a great blog. Every post just radiates a love for the "outsider art" that you have provided me with. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have gotten into Varghkoghargasmal or Bone Awl, who fucking rule. Thank you so much, and I hope you keep on going for at least another year.
thanks for the great stuff you ve shared with us, most of which i hadnt heard of!
a yell from Greece!
Happy birthday Cosmic Hurse, always interesting and quite diverse!
I wish I had more time for all this commenting. But I figured that I ought to leave something on this post at least; I'd feel bad otherwise haha.
Greatly appreciate the effort you make. Love nearly all the '70's themed posts. The GISM comp rocks my pants. Peace&Love.
Um, the link for Destroyer 666's 'Terror Abraxas' is on some kind of recursive loop.
Happy first anniversary.
I've only just found your blog so this seems a good a place as any to say thanks. I've picked up some great tunes here already.
Happy one year anniversary! I'd have to agree with the others: BEST BLOG AROUND!! Looking forward to year two...
I'm a bit late but happy birthday anyway!
I'm pretty late here, but man this album is neat.
(my word is "roidar". if I have a band, this is what I'll call it)
Your selection of albums and knowledge of said albums is superb. Have literally spent the last four hours reading through hundreds of pages of material from 2011, 2010, and 2009 (and downloading dozens of the releases).
Your blog is sure to have a prime slot in my daily RSS feed. Thanks and keep up the good work. ...and now to read the rest of your posts all the way back to the beginning.
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