Fearing white death from above (and also fearing our fellow Portlanders on the road as the minimal frosting of snow hit, seriously 1/2 an inch here = 2 feet anywhere else…) we opted to do What’s This Called? an hour early this week. Snowplows were literally pacing up and down the streets in anticipation.
Longtime What’s This Called? cohost and webhost Austin Rich and his wife Marla suffered a horrible theft on Christmas day while moving and were robbed of several thousand dollars of possessions including computers and all of Austin’s recording equipment. I’ll post the link below to the fundraising site where our community is banding together to try to help recoup some small portion of their losses.
Meanwhile in What’s This Called? land, the show must go on, and I’ve decided to close out the grim reaper year of 2016 with a special tribute to Yet Another Pope Austin Rich called What’s This METAL?
And every time you bang your head click the link below and give a little: Austin and Marla’s Robbery Rescue Fund!
Playlist As The Hammer Fell: Band – “Song” – Album/Gig
Black Sabbath – “Into the Void” – Master of Reality
Diamond Head – “Helpless” – Lightning to the Nations
The Runaways – “Wasted” – Old Grey Whistle Test 1977
Judas Priest – “Victim of Changes (Live)” – Unleashed in the East
Accept – “Fast As a Shark” – Restless and Wild
Motorhead – “Overkill” – Overkill
Crazy World of Arthur Brown – “Fire” – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Metallica (Cliff Burton) – “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth” – Kill ‘Em All
Iron Maiden – “Wrathchild” – Killers
Budgie – “Crash Course in Brain Surgery” – Squawk!