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Manson’s Arms

first_imgEver since Marilyn Manson donned Aladdin Sane-style hair and make-up for the cover of Mechanical Animals, the world has suspected that wanted to be David Bowie. The Golden Age of Grotesque shows America’s most reviled fetishistic faux-goth adopting Bowie’s most impressive characteristic, the ability reinvent his persona for every album. Manson has cast off the cartoon horror of his debut, the grubby black metal chic of Antichrist Superstar and the religious parody of Holy Wood. This time, the man, the band, the legend, emerges as bizarre amalgamation of tarty burlesque hedonist and sleazy industrial rock star. Taking more than just leaf out of Nine Inch Nails’ book in terms of sharp beats and angsty lyrics, Manson has produced fusion of pervy grindcore and melodramatic groaning, ‘The Bright Young Things’ being a prime example, adding a dash of explosive rock ‘This Is The New Shit’. Oddly, Manson’s friendship with Eminem seems to have rubbed off on his music; the lyrics often turn towards hip hop posturing, with mentions of big cars, bitches and casual sex. And this isn’t the only ludicrous thing about the lyrics. We’ve always known Manson was no poet, but Grotesque has some really awful lines: “I memorise the words to the porno movies, this is a new religion to me” and “I won’t pull out, I just came”. Manson’s deadpan seriousness in wailing these corkers out, banshee style, detracts from the album’s good points, namely its well-mixed beats and darkly atmospheric sounds. Stranger still, there is a curious singalong feel to a couple of tracks, notably ‘Slutgarden’ and ‘mOBSCENE’, the latter being a shameless rip-off of Faith No More’s ‘Be Aggressive’, which Manson is clearly hoping his Kindergoth fans are too young to remember. But Manson isn’t just for the kids in Slipknot hoodies; if you can get past the pseudo-artistic pretentiousness of the frontman whose egocentricity is embarrassingly evident from the album’s artwork, you will be rewarded with some guaranteed rock nite favourites and some quality music-to-shag-to for goths.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

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CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Time Running Out For Agreement Between Indiana Lawmakers

first_img Time Running Out For Agreement Between Indiana LawmakersFriday is the deadline for lawmakers in Indiana to come up with an agreement on a road-funding plan. A conference committee has been going over the differences between what the House and Senate want the bill to call for. Lawmakers are needing…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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Value for money doesn’t get much better than this family home

first_img30 Clements Crescent, Vincent“We bought the house because it was central and affordable. You’re only two minutes from the city,” said owner Katherine Tucker.“The house had so much potential. It’s indestructible as everything is made out of hardwood and made to last forever. Termites can’t even make an imprint on them.”The home has undergone extensive renovations over the past decade to create an inner-city escape not only for the owners but their children.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The home sits on a 900sq m block … and I wanted to create something that would make you feel like you could be anywhere,” Mrs Tucker said. 30 Clements Crescent, VincentVALUE for money doesn’t get much better than this stunning family home.Centrally located in a quiet crescent and in one of Townsville’s top growth suburbs, this Vincent property is the quintessential quality bargain buy.From the fully renovated home, a large in-ground pool, a cubby house for the kids to established gardens and solar, this home is without a doubt one of Townsville’s top listings.The property has been home to the Tucker family for 10 years, with the owners deciding to sell only to buy a home closer to family. 30 Clements Crescent, Vincent“The house is in a quiet street in Vincent and all the neighbours know each other and look out for each other, so we hope the property will go to a family who will appreciate it as much as we did.” 30 Clements Crescent, VincentThe result certainly speaks for itself, with the property now boasting fully irrigated private gardens with established fruit trees, a chicken coup, a 3kW solar system and a massive 11×4.8m deck overlooking new inground pool with shade sail. And that, of course, is just outside. Step inside the home and you’ll be delighted by the light and bright interiors that include a new kitchen, dishwasher and walk-in pantry. 30 Clements Crescent, VincentThe home has been completely rewired with TV points to two bedrooms.The property has also been re-plumbed to cater for two new bathrooms.Quality split-system airconditioning and fans ensure every room is comfortable.“It’s just a great house and we really loved living there,” Mrs Tucker said.last_img read more

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Camelot team mull retirement

first_img Press Association The son of Montjeu kicked off his Classic campaign with a last-gasp victory at Newmarket before running out a hugely impressive winner of the Epsom Derby, but after following up in the Irish Derby he could not quite claim the Triple Crown as he was denied by Encke in the St Leger at Doncaster. A disappointing run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe followed, after which he suffered a severe bout of colic, and although he was brought back for a much anticipated four-year-old campaign, he has looked a shadow of his former self. He turned in a workmanlike victory on his return, but was beaten by Al Kazeem in the Tattersalls Gold Cup and finished fourth behind the same opponent in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. While a tilt at the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on July 6 will be considered, O’Brien is unsure whether to persevere with a horse who remains of significant value to his connections as a potential stallion. The trainer said: “He’s a very important horse to us and he’s not one we want to take any risks with. “The last day at Royal Ascot, he obviously hadn’t come back to his best and while the Eclipse is still an option, retirement is something we might have to consider as well. “The spark was never there after his run in the Irish Derby last year. He had a tough race there on testing ground and then had that problem over the winter.” center_img Aidan O’Brien has revealed last year’s 2000 Guineas and dual Derby hero Camelot could be retired after failing to recapture his best form this season.last_img read more