• 00:54

    Third Eye Cinema 7/28/13 : Dream Death - the resurrection

    in Entertainment

    This week on Third Eye Cinema: a return engagement I don’t think many listeners were expecting to hear!A man who was the driving force behind a band whose sole studio album has gained a reputation unparalleled in underground metal, an album which has gone for high prices on the collectors market - a true classic which has become quite revered and influential among fans of thrash, doom, and death metal alike for its unique approach and dark, snarling aggression!After dropping out of the music industry at the dawn of the 90’s, he moved on with his life and pursued other interests outside of music.  Last year, I invited him on the show as one of many bands whose albums I treasured from back in the heyday of metal, to discuss his brief but important career in the metal underground.  During that interview, he mentioned that he was kicking around the idea of putting together some new material.  Nearly one year later, we have the result, a surprisingly powerful record that simultaneously looks back to the past and forward to new horizons!Please join us as we speak once again with guitarist and vocalist Brian Lawrence of the band Dream Death, only here on Third Eye Cinema!http://thirdeyecinema.wordpress.com/http://www.facebook.com/ThirdEyeCinema

  • 00:29

    Lette's Chat about the Art and History of Tattoos!

    in Pop Culture

    Humans have marked their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years. These permanent designs—sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal—have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment. The earliest known examples were for a long time Egyptian and were present on several female mummies dated to c. 2000 B.C. 
    Because this seemed to be an exclusively female practice in ancient Egypt, we know that at least one of the women described as "probably a royal concubine" was actually a high-status priestess named Amunet, as revealed by her funerary inscriptions.
    And although it has long been assumed that such tattoos were the mark of prostitutes or were meant to protect the women against sexually transmitted diseases, the pattern of distribution, largely around the abdomen, on top of the thighs and the breasts, and would also explain the specific types of designs, in particular the net-like distribution of dots applied over the abdomen. During pregnancy, this specific pattern would expand in a protective fashion in the same way bead nets were placed over wrapped mummies to protect them and "keep everything in." The placing of small figures of the household deity Bes at the tops of their thighs would again suggest the use of tattoos as a means of safeguarding the actual birth, since Bes was the protector of women in labor, and his position at the tops of the thighs a suitable location.
    Tattoo artist, "Rock Star" visits tonight for a lively and informative discussion about the art of tattooing.  

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