The 12,000 Year Old Secret

The 12,000 Year Old Secret

Humans. How would you feel about living for hundreds or even thousands of years, free from disease and/or chronic pain and other maladies?  Sounds like science fiction doesn’t it but a newly released book claims otherwise citing evidence left behind by many of history’s brightest minds (Hermes, Paracelsus, Flamel, R. Boyle). Geometry, Astronomy and Alchemy were the three ancient sciences.  Geometry was math, Astronomy was space therefore time and Alchemy was the Science of Nature. The book makes the claim that the mythical Philosophers Stone is real and that it’s simply a part of nature.  The Philosophers Stone is said to cure-all ailments and transform imperfect metals into perfect ones (gold,silver).  It then proceeds in seemingly plain logic to write about the history of the Stone and of how metal is generated by nature itself within the earth, seamlessly blending the two together as it then lays out the instructions in plain English on how to create the stone for yourself. In the Book of Aquarius the unknown author (which was released on March 20, 2011 for free) writes a highly entertaining history of alchemy and what was believed in for the past 12,000 years. It claims that the fire that Hermes stole from the gods and gave to mankind was in fact not actual fire but the Stone itself Fact or fiction it’s a must read for anyone who has any interest in life itself. The Emerald Tablet by Hermes A fundamental truth, without error, perfect and complete. As above, so below; the lesser and greater; microcosm and macrocosm: they are the same. Following this principle, all things were made...

Kicking off Stampede

As Calgary kicks off Stampede week with the Royals Will & Kate starting the Parade.  Us at Malewail started our Stampede week at the Century Casino with Big Sugar and Wide Mouth Mason.  Myself not being a major fan was surprised to find I was a bigger fan then I knew.  Song after song hit after hit I realized that I had been enjoying Wide Mouth Mason and Big Sugar on the radio through out the last decade.  It was a light-hearted love filled energy that emanated from the bands and the crowd.  Starting off the night was Wide Mouth Mason with only three members in the band leaving you wondering where all the great sound was coming from.  Of course three is all they needed with the diverse talent they bring to the stage.  As the night progressed the bass player from Wide Mouth Mason made a quick costume change and took his place as lead guitar and vocals for Big Sugar.  Again reminding us of the diverse talent on the stage.  Big Sugar also  adorned the stage with a myriad of talent including the lead singers daughter who sang back up vocals.  Makes you wonder if we will be listening to her stuff on the radio over the next decades to come. There is so much to say about the talent and professionalism on the stage last night. So I can only recommend that you check out their web sites and look for a future date and get out and see...

Sepultura Rocked Calgary

Holding true to the Sepultura’s name was Saturday nights event at the MacEwan Ballroom here at the UofC in Calgary. With the opening bands Nevermore, Hate, Keep of Kalessin and Neuraxis who primed the fan with true metal mayhem, simply paving the way for Sepultura to tear it up. Shredding songs from their early years all the way to their new album (Kairos) on which we got a sneak peak of it when they played the title track from the album which is to be released in June of this year. Thanks to an awesome crowd Sepultura kept on digging out songs way beyond their set list rocking us into the late hours of the night. Loud and hard was definitely the focus of the evening and it didn’t stop there as Sepultura always amazes me on how hard, fast and loud they play. Truly giving us our monies worth this show is a must see. It really did seem as the night progressed that the bands got louder and louder. Even with every encore Sepultura came out for they increased the volumes  to ear bleeding levels. I believe they were dam near maxed out as they finished off the night with a fan favourite Roots. This alone pumped up the crowed as if the night was just...

One that blows your socks off

So it looks like the Century Casino is determined to bring in some top drawer acts.  Some of you know what I am talking about with Buddy Guy on Saturday night.  The show started off with the Boogie Patrol, a diverse blues/rock band with front man “Rotten” Dan  who’s voice is quite surprisingly  deep and raspy.  It was so surprising you would expect to see Joe Cocker or a young Louis Armstrong on stage.  The Boogie Patrol nicely warmed up this packed crowd for Buddy Guy who came out  with style and charisma.  Buddy within minutes was interacting with the crowd with a sense of class and stage presents unbeknown-st to most.    With true to Buddy Guy fashion he mixed and mingled into the crowd playing his guitar and making his way to the bar, where I was told he ordered a Heineken on the rocks to quench his thirst.  This Iconic blues man is a real gift to the music world.  Influencing  musicians like Eric Clapton and Jimmy Hendrix, just to name a few who have been  inspired by him.  The sound Buddy Guy makes with his guitar never stopped, at one point he beat his guitar with a broken guitar string, a drumstick and a handkerchief.  Manipulating sounds with his guitar this way has proven him to be second to none.  So in closing Thank you Buddy Guy,  music thanks you and your fans thank you.  The world thanks you and owes you eminence gratitude for shaping music that fills our lives....
Century Casino present the B-52’s

Century Casino present the B-52’s

What a treat. A night out with  the B-52’s. Thanks to the Century Casino, who hosted last nights event. The crowd danced and bopped as the Lovebullies a local Calgary band warmed us up for the headliner the B-52’s. The crowd continued to dance and sing along with all there favorite B-52’s songs. Due to the enthusiastic cheers of the crowd the B-52’s graced us with an energetic encore. Which topped off the night with one of my Favorites Rock Lobster. So in closing our hat comes off to the B-52’s....
Take The Plunge

Take The Plunge

We know this sounds crazy—a site about “wedding planning,” for men? Written by men? Really? Really. And here’s the even crazier thing: it’s good.  Enter ThePlunge.com. For the first time, someone’s written about grooms, engagements, and weddings from an authentic guy’s point of view. You won’t find crap on florists or stationary. Instead, the articles cover things like how to deal with her In-Laws, what counts as cheating at your bachelor party, and whether you should push for a Pre-Nup. There’s also an “Ask the Expert” section that looks surprisingly helpful. Other topics include: How to pop the question Dealing with cold feet on wedding day Battling hangovers Groomsmen responsibilities Bachelor party destinations …you get the idea.  Check it out yourself at...