this is another of those old estrus tour blanks i did back in the mid 90's. this one was indeed printed wrong (it was the only one that came back wrong of all of those i did - and they were a reall low budget gamble sort of thing). after looking at it for a while i finally figured out what is printed wrong (it was a long time ago). the blue area was supposed to also have the yellow overlapping - so that it would be a green area. there was even some type knocked-out of the yellow so that the green would have some blue type in it (ouch). but for some reason, the printer missed. he even had to re-build my mechanical in order to do this, so it was way off as far as effort goes. i think he wanted to charge extra for the work he did to make it blue instead of green - basically his mistake. bummer, dude.
ok. please explain to me how burzum isn't racist. or that that fella (from burzum - i forget his name) in jail for killing euronomous still isn't a racist weirdo. please explain to me just HOW these guys weren't completly narrow and predjudice in virtually all of their opinions about everybody different from them? jesy because they didn't sinle out black folks doesn't mean shit. they hated everybody. therefore racism is in there and present at the base, whether they singled out anybody or not. their entire philosophy was based on exclusion.
i don't get you. trying to claim this stuff didn't have racism coursing right through the whole thing is like defending the kkk because they like ashcroft. it doen't make sense to me that it's isn't inherently racist.
what seems to be happening here is a problem with definition and semantics. when i refer to 'black metal", i refer explicitly to what happened in norway (and sweden) back in the old euronomous/burzum/mayhem/dead/etc/days. i have no idea what passes for 'black metal ' today. don't much care either. i thought the music dull and predictable - a cliche. if the term 'black metal' is being used to day to define a different subculture, well, then, maybe we are both right and both wrong at the same time. seems like a very small deal to me. the black metal scene i read about was racist. so what?
punk has changed in so many ways since the mid-70's that i can barely recognize what passes thes days for punk when i compare it to what i was weened on back in the 70's. it couldn't be more different. and most the time "skinheads" are not victorian/retro/violence/fetishists from london with a taste for national front politics anymore, either. things change, ok?
so, i don't give a good goddam if black metal is racist "anymore". i'm only talking about what i learned was 'black metal', which is the scene i read about.
if you got a problem with that, keep it to yourself.
so what if it sux? most arguments on this site suck big. and so what if i got a racist impression of black metal. frankly i'm very very surpirsed that this is being challenged so intensely. there was nothing in their philosophy or activities or attitudes that did NOT include racism.
so, maybe i'm wrong, but i can't figure out how.
so, i'll wait for somebody to explain or otherwise change my impression. and yes, a book (or anything at all) would be useful.
but so far you guys have only offered the explanation that plantweed used to do a newsletter. somehow that doesn't change much, as much as i respect plantweed. something better than all of your "say-so" is needed.
and calling me stupid doesn't really have much information in it either.