The Book of Enoch 4 – The Dream Visions



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The Book of Enoch – Section IV – The Dream Visions
Chapters 83-90 translated by M. Knibb

“…The Book of Enoch, an ancient composition known from two sets of versions, an Ethiopic one that scholars identify as “1 Enoch,” and a Slavonic version that is identified as “2 Enoch,” and which is also known as The Book of the Secrets of Enoch.

Both versions, of which copied manuscripts have been found mostly in Greek and Latin translations, are based on early sources that enlarged on the short biblical mention that Enoch, the seventh Patriarch after Adam, did not die because, at age 365, “he walked with God” – taken heavenward to join the deity. Enlarging on this brief statement in the Bible (Genesis chapter 5), the books describe in detail Enoch’s two celestial journeys – the first to learn the heavenly secrets, return, and impart the knowledge to his sons; and the second to stay put in the heavenly abode.

The Ethiopic version is deemed by scholars to be older by several centuries than the Slavonic one, and portions of that older version are in turn known to have been based on Keepers of the Secrets 129 even older manuscripts, such as a lost Book of Noah. Fragments of Enoch books were discovered among the Dead Sea scrolls. The astronomical-calendrical tale of Enoch thus goes back into great antiquity – perhaps, as the Bible asserts, to pre-Diluvial times.

Now that it is certain that the biblical tales of the Deluge and the Nefilim (the biblical Anunnaki), of the creation of the Adam and of Earth itself, and of ante-Diluvial patriarchs, are abbreviated renderings of original earlier Sumerian texts that recorded all that, it is almost certain that the biblical “Enoch” was the equivalent of the Sumerian first priest, EN.ME.DUR.AN.KI (“High Priest of the ME’s of the Bond Heaven-Earth”), the man from the city Sippar taken heavenward to be taught the secrets of Heaven and Earth, of divination, and of the calendar.”

~Zecharia Sitchin
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Teen publishes her first book of poetry | Local News

A lot of people dream of publishing a book at some point in their lives. Tarah Agathe Valin, 17, a senior at Foxborough Regional Charter School, has already reached that milestone.

Valin, of Brockton, published her first poetry book “Wilting Daisies” in February. It’s available on amazon.com and has already sold 80 copies.

“I began writing poetry in the fifth grade when my English teacher, Ms. Sheer, made us keep writer’s notebooks,” said Valin, who is enrolling in the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in September. “We could write anything we wanted as long as we wrote something and I tried poetry and I just fell in love.”

Valin’s influences are all the poets who have come before her.

“I strive to be half as influential and amazing as they were. They influence me because their poems make people feel something and that’s all I want to do, make someone feel something,” she said.

Valin also loves reading books. Her favorite authors are John Green and Cassandra Clare, because she loves how engaging their plots are and how lovable their characters are.

Besides writing, Valin sees her future as an open book.

“My dream is to travel as much as possible and make as much of a difference as I can. I know I’m just one person so I don’t have any wild crazy dreams like cracking the code to achieving world peace or anything, but whatever little thing I can do to better the lives of a few people is enough for me,” she said.

Valin describes her writing goal is to never stop writing.

After publishing her first book at age 17, Valin said she is still in shock.

“I’m still a little shy about the book and the poems but I am so grateful to everyone who helped me through the process and everyone who bought the book,” she said.

Valin said she has a group of friends who serve as her marketing team.

Valin credits Rebecca Liebal, an English teacher who is Valin’s advisor, and her friends Elissa Cano, and Radjaminah St-Cyr for being the biggest motivators and cheerleaders.

“The only reason why publishing ‘Wilting Daisies’ was possible is that those three really believed in me. There aren’t enough words to describe how grateful I am for them and for all my friends and family (specifically my cousins),” she said.

Valin encourages young authors to follow her footsteps.

“You need to do it. If writing is what you love, then you need to write!”

To learn more about the author, Taraha Valin, Visit her web site tarebearthewriter.wordpress.com. Her book can be purchased at amazon by searching “Wilting Daisies.”

Rick Foster can be reached at 508-236-0360.

Order up: Author Amy Spalding dishes on queer teen romance and burgers

In Amy Spalding’s The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles), 17-year-old Abby Ives is trying to land her dream job, her dream girl, and her dream burger while ditching the idea of being a sidekick in her own story. It’s a frothy and romantic comedy, and with the mainstream studio closet door finally kicked wide open by Love, Simon, maybe now it’s the girls’ turn.

EW sat down with Spalding to get the dish on the queer teen romance of the summer, as well as taste-test the signature burgers from the three top national chains. What could be juicier?

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: We come bearing a Burger King Whopper, a Wendy’s Single, and a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder!

[Spalding unwraps the Whopper] This is good! I’m hungry. Things really could go any way. [takes a bite] The charbroil – that’s like their differentiating feature, right? This one doesn’t have cheese, but I like it anyway. The burger patty actually has flavor. I used to think it was a gimmick. They could paint the charbroil on and just inject a flavor into it, but it still works on me.

Throughout your book, Abby is on the hunt for the best burger in Los Angeles with her friend Jax. Why burgers? Are they the quintessential comfort food for you?

Yes, they’re one of my top comfort foods. I feel like a lot of comfort foods are snacks, but there’s something about a burger that I can justify as, no, that’s my entrée. Also, a trick for when you’re broke and you go to a nice restaurant and all your friends are getting steaks that you can’t afford? There’s almost always a burger on the menu that’s like 20 dollars or less, so you can be skating in with that burger and still looking like you’re part of the team.

I’m also a big believer that Los Angeles has amazing burgers — a lot of burger culture was started here — so I thought if I was doing an LA summer book, I really wanted to include them. Tacos were almost too cliché, and are almost endless to some degree, whereas burgers are a little more clearly defined.

You’ve written five books, but this is your first queer romance – why now?

I wanted there to be more queer representation, not just in books — period. A lot of the young adult fiction with queer characters was just really depressing. I think a lot of those books were aimed at straight kids to be like, “you should really think twice about bullying someone,” or for them to see how hard it is to come out, see how hard it is if your religion disagrees with you, and I just kept thinking if I was growing up now, I’d be, like, wait, are things better or not? There are so many swoony, heightened love stories for straight kids, so I wanted to write a queer romance. I wanted it to be swoony.

I wanted the love interest to have great hair — that’s always my top priority in writing someone dreamy – and I wanted to take away that dark element because while of course it’s a reality, there should still be escapist fantasies, too. I really wanted something positive, and either something with someone’s great reality reflected or a fantasy for people so that they could say, “Well, maybe it’s hard for me now, but look at the great romance I could have.”

Before we continue, should we try the Wendy’s Single?

Well, I like the size better. It’s a delicate lady-like burger for me. You can actually enjoy the whole thing. [Takes an indelicate, yet still lady-like bite]. I like the patty of the Whopper best so far, but I like everything else about this Wendy’s burger. The cheese is like Velveeta, the tomato’s way better, and I love this bun. I love everything about this, except for the burger itself. What a weird situation, Wendy’s.

Aside from the queer romance, this book also differs because the protagonist isn’t a wisp of a girl waiting for someone to see her beauty, but, rather, she’s a self-proclaimed “fat girl.” Why did you decide to also make Abby’s weight be a part of her identity?

[lowers her voice] Girl, you just don’t know how beautiful you are, that’s why you’re beautiful. [laughs] I wanted to write a book about a girl who cares about fashion, and I wanted to write a queer romance, and I wanted to write about a fat girl, and then I was like, oh, I think this is all one book. I loved writing the queer romance from the fat girl’s POV because it was sort of fun to explore how girls feel about their bodies when it’s also talking about girls touching other girls’ bodies.

There’s a point where Abby say that for “maybe the first time ever” she feels like she’s in her own story, and yet the book is named after her crush. Was that a conscious decision?

A lot of my books are named after important characters, but also, even though Abby is finally in the center of her own story, so much of life you define by relationships, and I know to her, as she’s looking back she’s like, “This is the summer I fell for Jordi.” It was the filter that Abby experienced the summer through. Also, it was very important to me to have the love interest name in the title because it was a girl. For a while there were the queer romances that would have a title like Secrets, and the cover would be just girls’ hands barely touching. Like, it’s clearly a “You can tell your parents it’s about friendship…or sisters” book, and I was like, no, this book is gay — take it!

The love scenes so perfectly captured both the titillation of being with a crush as well as being with a girl, specifically. Did you find writing intimate moments between two girls to be any different from writing love scenes between a girl and a guy?

I actually found it easier because it was easier for me to get in Jordi’s head, as well as Abby’s because I’ve been a teenage girl; whereas teenage boys are still somewhat of a mystery to me. I don’t remember teen boys being super helpful in what they said when I was in high school.

OK, final burger: the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder.

When I see a McDonald’s burger, there’s a comforting feeling that washes over me. I literally opened [the box] and sort of went aahhhh. I grew up in the Midwest, and chains were good to us because to me that felt like I was connected to something bigger. [takes a bite] It still has a McDonald’s essence to it – that’s comforting, but it looks better than it tastes so my mouth is like what?

There were moments in the book that rang especially true of awkward high school memories. Why do you think you’re able to so convincingly write YA?

I think that what we go through in life is not that different from high school. There’s still a lot of awkward social interactions, it just might be with a group of colleagues, instead of people at school. And, maybe there’s someone you’re always trying to impress and it’s hard to impress them but it’s not a teacher, it’s your boss.

I still show up at a parties and am, like, oh, this is a party where people stand against a wall. Should I stand against a wall? Should I go mingle? Are we allowed to take those hors d’oeuvres? And I’m going through all that in my head, and people tell me, oh, I saw you at that party and you looked like you knew what you were doing, and I’m like I didn’t even know where I was allowed to stand! Everyone has these things.

With Love, Simon being such a success, one has to imagine this could translate just as well to screen. Who would you cast as Abby? Jordi?

If Jordi was older I would cast Stephanie Beatriz from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, so that is what I would tell the casting people: Find the 17-year-old version of her. For Abby? She’s not an actor, but do you know that singer Mary Lambert? The first time I saw a photo of her I was like, oh my god, that looks like Abby grown up but not with pink hair.

You often find that queer stories are injected with straight characters in order to make the story more palatable for mainstream audiences. The chemistry between Abby and Jax was pretty great, which begs the question of whether or not you intended that to be Jax’s purpose?

I’ve had a few people say, “I’m so used to when cute boys are brought in as a romantic prospect , but you just brought in a cute boy and let him function as a friend,” and my thought was, don’t worry; just because you’re in this kind of story, doesn’t mean you don’t get all sorts of characters. There’s something about writing a guy who I didn’t need to worry about having some romantic arc. I just got to have a lot of fun, and make him say inappropriate things.

Yeah, I really didn’t want to like Jax, but by the end I was like, oh crap.

That’s how I felt writing him, even. It was almost like, OK, we’ll see how you end up, sir. Then writing him was so fun. He won me over. In a lot of stories, Abby would’ve been the sidekick to her friend Malia, and Jax would’ve been the sidekick to his friend Trevor, and they would’ve been this beautiful golden couple at the center of a romance. Instead, I told the story of a friendship between the two sidekicks.

Speaking of, which of these two burgers would be relegated to the lesser roles, and which burger comes out on top?

I think it might be Burger King, and I think it’s Burger King and then McDonald’s because you know what? At the end of the day, even if everything else is great, if the burger itself is boring, what is it? It’s just a bread with condiments. This isn’t The Best Bread with Condiments in Los Angeles.

Very true. So the King is #1, making you somewhat of a Burger Queen. Last question, your Majesty: How much of you is in Abby?

Abby’s definitely bolder than I was in high school. I feel like when she was able to make things move forward with Jordi, I don’t know that I would have. And we have different queer identities. Abby doesn’t like any boys at all. That’s not me, but I absolutely like cute girls, too. Our fashion is very similar. The reason I have dresses I like is because I’m financially irresponsible about dresses.

People will ask me what my trick is, and I’m like, don’t put enough in savings and buy everything you like on ModCloth. That’s my secret; don’t follow it. But I think a fun thing about writing young people is you can take your own experiences as an adult and give them a little more wisdom that you wish you had had. I wish when I was a teen and struggling with body image that someone would’ve been like you know what? If you feel good and have cute clothes, that’s enough.

 

Reality Sets In at Lampert’s Sears, With Another $1 Billion Due

(Bloomberg)—Few people on Wall Street believe in Eddie Lampert like Eddie Lampert.

Thirteen years after merging Sears, one of America’s most iconic retailers, with the budget Kmart chain, the hedge-fund billionaire is moving — again — to salvage what he can.

His latest plan, announced Monday, would have his ESL Investments Inc. buy Kenmore, Sears’s well-known appliance brand, as well as several other businesses. In other words, Lampert, also chief executive officer of Sears Holdings Corp., wants to sell what is perhaps Sears’s last jewel to his own hedge fund — at least if other bidders don’t emerge.

The news gave Sears’s long-suffering stock a bump, but for Lampert and his investors, the respite masks a harsh reality: The department-store chain confronts a wall of debt and pension obligations that would be difficult to surmount even if its business weren’t as bad as it is — and business, by all accounts, is very bad indeed.

The numbers tell the story. About $1 billion of Sears debt will come due within the year, according to the company’s latest results. It has promised pensions to about 100,000 retirees, but its plan was underfunded by $1.47 billion as of Feb. 28. Its bonds are trading well below face value, with some selling for less than 50 cents on the dollar — a sign many investors doubt Sears will pay its debts in full. In the last eight years, Sears stock has plummeted about 95 percent.

Extracting Cash

“This is a slow-motion liquidation that has gone on for several years, trying to extract cash out of it,” said Craig Johnson, head of research firm Customer Growth Partners. “If you keep going, Sears the retailer will end up with more liquidity that maybe buys it a few more quarters. But to what end, if all Sears is going to end up as is four walls, a roof and a parking lot?”

A spokesman for Sears declined to comment Monday beyond the earlier statement about ESL Investments.

Monday’s plan was Lampert’s latest attempt to put off what some analysts warn may be inevitable: a bankruptcy for the 125-year-old company, whose “Dream Book” catalog was once a fixture in many U.S. homes.

Lampert has previously called for going to an “asset-light” operation. He wants to manage a retailer with fewer stores and a robust online business. That makes sense, given the accepted fact that the U.S. has too much retail space. He’s put in a plan to cut costs by $1.25 billion a year and raise cash with some success — the U.S. tax overhaul helped the ailing retailer post a rare quarterly profit last month.

In addition, Lampert’s offloaded real estate and other units, including its Lands’ End clothing division and Craftsman tool brand. Sears Canada had suffered similar losses and shrinking revenue to the U.S. business, and the partially spun-off chain filed for protection from creditors in Canadian court last June. And at the end of last quarter, Sears had just $182 million in cash and equivalents, down from $286 million a year earlier.

Creating an ‘Illusion’

Monday’s announcement that ESL is interested as a buyer is an effort to make Sears’s remaining assets seem healthy and worthy of a high sales price, said Noel Hebert, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence.

“Sears has been really good at creating the illusion that something is happening that can turn the business around,” he said.

Some question how realistic that plan is. According to ESL’s latest SEC filing, the firm had just $1.3 billion as of Dec. 31, and about $433 million of that was in AutoNation, Lands’ End and Sears-related stocks. The firm didn’t indicate what price Kenmore could sell for, or what Lampert’s other holdings are.

The biggest chunk of Lampert’s net worth is made up of cash, so he’s been fairly insulated from Sears’s performance. Since June 2013 when Bloomberg Billionaires Index began tracking Lampert, his net worth has dropped by 20 percent to $3.7 billion from $4.6 billion. Meanwhile, shares of Sears have plummeted more than 90 percent in the same period.

In the meantime, the true value of Monday’s announcement remains unclear. While there is worth in Sears’s real estate, much of that lies with Seritage, the real-estate investment trust, which did a previous deal with Sears, Customer Growth Partners’s Johnson said. And a new owner is no guarantee that potential buyers find Kenmore more attractive. They could still wait for its value to decline further, he said.

“Sears, the retailer, unless things change, looks like it’s going to be left holding the bag,” Johnson said. “This allows it to hold the bag a little bit longer.”

–With assistance from Katherine Burton, Jack Witzig and Brandon Kochkodin.To contact the reporters on this story: Lindsey Rupp in New York at [email protected]; Matt Townsend in New York at [email protected]; Katherine Doherty in New York at [email protected] To contact the editors responsible for this story: Anne Riley Moffat at [email protected] Jonathan Roeder

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The Space Review: Review: Dream Missions

 
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Dream Missions: Space Colonies, Nuclear Spacecraft and Other Possibilities
by Michel van Pelt
Springer Praxis, 2017
paperback, 253 pp., illus.
ISBN 978-3-319-53939-3
US$44.99

One thing space enthusiasts certainly don’t do is dream little dreams. Over the last six decades of the Space Age—and, for that matter, long before the launch of Sputnik—individuals, organizations, and companies have put forward proposals for grandiose space projects, from reusable spaceplanes to space colonies to space stations. They have, by and large, remained only dreams.

In the opening of Dream Missions, Dutch engineer and author Michel van Pelt references a talk given at a 1966 symposium by Krafft Ehricke on the “Space Age in Fiscal Year 2001.” In Ehricke’s vision, by 2001 there would be “manned vehicles of relatively luxurious and sophisticated design” traveling throughout the solar system, from Mercury out to Saturn, while reusable launch vehicles offered transportation from Earth to orbit for as little as $10 per pound. Those achievements, which he thought were just 35 years away then, seem many decades in the future today.

In Ehricke’s 1966 vision of the future, by 2001 there would be “manned vehicles of relatively luxurious and sophisticated design” traveling throughout the solar system, from Mercury out to Saturn.

In the book, van Pelt rounds up some of those concepts proposed over the years and why they didn’t become reality. Chapters on launch vehicles include both extreme heavy-lift vehicles like the Nova as well as the various reusable vehicles proposed but never flown, including the X-33 and X-34. Giant ringed space stations and O’Neillian space colonies get coverage, as do space solar power concepts and human expeditions to Mars. Visions of grandiose robotic spaceflight are also included, from ambitious large space observatories to Mars sample return concepts to the recent concept of tiny laser-propelled spacecraft being studied by the Breakthrough Starshot project.

While the failures of individual projects are included in each chapter, van Pelt tries to offer an overarching perspective in the book’s concluding chapter. He concludes that many of the failed concepts covered in the book required a “perfect storm” of circumstances to be achievable, something that in retrospect clearly happened for Apollo but which has not been duplicated. (One argument van Pelt doesn’t make, but could be taken from that assessment, is that the fast pace of achievements in the early Space Age enabled by Apollo’s perfect storm skewed perceptions of what was feasible in spaceflight without realizing those conditions were short-lived.) He also notes that spaceflight advocates often gloss over the challenges of their grandiose proposals, and the funding required to enable them.

In the book’s conclusion, van Pelt returns to that Ehricke talk form 1966 and finds that some of his predictions weren’t too far off the mark. Ehricke thought that, by 2001, robotic spacecraft would have traveled “throughout the solar system and slightly beyond,” something that is arguably true today. He also predicted that “applications and utilizations of aerospace technology will become commonplace,” which can also be considered accurate looking at either spinoff technologies or the growing dependence on satellite systems for navigation, communications, and other applications.

Dream Missions offers a reminder, among its recounting of failed dreams, that some do still come true, if perhaps in different forms than once envisioned. Reusable rockets got a bad rap after the various programs either failed to get off the ground or, in the vase of the shuttle, failed to meet its ambitious predictions of flight rates and costs. But, in the last few years, SpaceX has made the recovery of its Falcon 9 first stages almost commonplace, and a substantial fraction of its launches now use “flight-proven” boosters. We’re still far from the promised land of $10 per pound to low Earth orbit, but sometimes dreams do become reality—just not the way we imagined them.


2018 Hallmark Dream Book



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Hammond native enjoying life as Pixar animator, new children’s book author | Entertainment

Hammond native Aaron Hartline always wanted to be an artist. He loved drawing and going to movies at River Oaks Mall in Calumet City. When he was a teenager, Hartline got a job as an usher at the theater so he could watch “Jurassic Park” repeatedly. 

Later while working in Chicago, Hartline saw the original “Toy Story” movie during his lunch break. Coming out of the theater, Hartline decided to apply for Pixar Animation Studios, which produced the film. He applied for the next 13 years, getting a rejection letter each year. But he never gave up the dream, and in 2008 Hartline was hired by Pixar as an animator.

“When I stumbled across animation, it was the best of both worlds,” Hartline said. “I could draw and make movies. It is a dream job.”

Hartline would go on to to animate “Up,” “Inside Out,” “Toy Story 3,” the second and third “Cars” films and “Toy Story 4,” which will hit theaters next summer.

Hartline said he is most proud of the work on the “Toy Story” characters. He also has animated Buzz Lightyear and Jessie on the Apple iWatch and was responsible in heading up a small team for those characters’ appearances at the Academy Awards in 2016.

“An animator in short is an actor,” Hartline said. “You get audio for say, Tom Hanks, you listen to his voice performance carefully. Then it’s my job to make this stiff puppet in the computer come to life. I control everything, from Woody jumping up and down to the speed of his eye blinks.”

Hartline, who graduated from Hammond High School in 1993, also teaches animation and gives lectures and talks across the world. And now he has added the title of author to his resume.

Hartline was written his first children’s book, “Box Meets Circle,” which is based on him and his son. 

“I like to think of myself as a big kid that makes cartoons, but being with my son I quickly realize that I’m the adult,” he said. “My son likes to jump off furniture while I prefer to relax and sit. I wanted to explore the relationship between parent and adult, both wanting to have fun, but they are coming from different places.”

Hartline said by making them opposite shapes (box and circle) it is another obstacle they have to overcome.

“With only the need to connect, they find a way to play together even when the book says ‘the end’ and tries to convince them that it is not going to work out.”

Hartline said he still has family in the Region and comes back to visit about once a year. Meanwhile, he has seven other book ideas.

“My hope is that one of them will float to the surface and find its way onto bookshelves someday,” he said. “Right now I’m just really enjoying having a book out there. Writing and illustrating books is really a labor of love. After my son goes to sleep I would stay up until 2 a.m. every night drawing ‘Box Meets Circle.’ After spending so much time with them, it’s nice that the world can now meet them.”

For more information on Hartline’s book and career as an animator, visit artofhartline.com.

‘As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams’ brings to life the lucid prose of the Sarashina Nikki

One thousand years ago, a woman in Japan decided to write an account of her life. We do not know her name. Things such as her marriage and her children appear, but only at the peripheries of the text, if at all. Instead we find recollections of days spent reading, lines of poetry, and descriptions of occasional journeys to temples.

As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams, by Sarashina, Translated by Ivan Morris.
176 pages
PENGUIN CLASSICS, Biography.

The text that has come down to us, known in Japanese as the “Sarashina Nikki,” is now a classic of Japanese literature. The life of the narrator, one spent largely turned away from the world, is revealed in lucid prose that transcends cultural and historical distance through its emotional clarity and depth. Part of the diary writing tradition central to Japanese literary history, the “Sarashina Nikki’s” legacy can be seen today in the autobiographical “I-novel,” a key mode of 20th century Japanese literature.

“As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams” —the title chosen by Ivan Morris for his translation — is not a phrase that appears in the text. Taken from an ancient poem, the bridge of dreams was an image used in classical Japanese to suggest the ephemeral nature of existence. Throughout her writing, we feel the author’s regret at having “lived forever in a dream world.” It is to our infinite benefit that she chose to write down her impressions of her life, despite this regret, so that now, in the focused dreaming that is reading, we are able to feel something of what it is to be alive.

Read archived reviews of Japanese classics at jtimes.jp/essential.

Dream Evil – The Book of Heavy Metal REACTION!!!



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April 20th – Bloodshot Dawn
May 29th – Slayer, LOG, Anthrax, Testament & Behemoth
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June 22nd – Insomnium & Oceans of Slumber
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Sept 10th – Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell & Omnium Gatherum
Sept 22nd – Alestorm & Gloryhammer

Lyrics: The Book of Heavy Metal

Meeetaaal….
I signed, a contract with the devil
I tried, for so very long
I die, to become immortal
That’s why, I sing this song!
Am I a wannabe?
Have I no dignity?
Who gave up all my life to be…
In the Book of Heavy Metal?
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Aaaooh..!
In life, I have no religion
Besides, the heavy metal Gods!
Were nothing, but black skin-tight leather
My skin, is clad with metal studs!
Am I a wannabe?
Have I no dignity?
I give up all my life to be…
In the Book of Heavy Metal?
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In the Book of Heavy Metal!
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“Some twenty years ago
The Gods put down their feet
So far in to the ground
That the man of sword ‘nor ended
Could never change your rules upon which
The very fundamental of metal was made!”

Read all about it
In the Book of Heavy Metal!
Read all about it
In the Metalian!
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Just read it!
Don’t need no flashy house
No car or ugly wife
The only thing I want
Is what my parents don’t
Need no wide screen TV
Knowing no honesty
The only thing I want to be…
“To be or not to be”
In the Book of Heavy Metal!
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In life…
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To death…
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In the Book of Heavy Metal!
I sign
A contract with the devil!
In the Book of Heavy Metal!
I like
To become a star!
In the book of Heavy Metal!
I die
To become immortal!
In the book of Heavy Metal!
That’s why
I play the guitar!
In the book of Heavy Metal!
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In the book of Heavy Metal!
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In the book of Heavy Metal!
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In the book of Heavy Metal!
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