#0080 – Flower Power

Those guys were awesome, and while there’s hardly a tune on this mix that was played there, every ounce of aggression is put out to the universe with love for my coworkers past and present, and Flower Power

"Death Blooms"


This mix is in long dedication to the best coffeeshop in Amsterdam, Flower Power.  The bartender/owner named Bas (Sebastian — “bas”) developed a strong rapport with Suzy and me by being a dive bar/coffeeshop that poured a good beer and cranked metal and hip hop, and didn’t mind that we were Americans who didn’t know shit about shit.  We frequented it almost everyday as it was right around the corner of of the flat we rented, and they’d seek us out to come in for a pint even when Suzy wanted us to go to a museum.  Even though they were usually closed on Sundays, they opened up especially for us on our last day in the ‘Dam.

The first time I heard 50 Cent was at Flower Power.  The bar patrons and I would also sing in chorus the entire Black Sunday album by Cypress Hill (this dude from Germany shouting out “pretty insane; got no brain” will stick in my head for all time).  We’d headbang to Aenima by Tool.  This came at the nadir of the first wave of my lessons in brutality, as I was schooled on the glory of metal and aggression from my co-workers, peers and friends Dan, Justin and Dustin.

Those guys were awesome, and while there’s hardly a tune on this mix that was played there, every ounce of aggression is put out to the universe with love for my coworkers past and present, and Flower Power.  Respect, brothers and sisters.

And hey, if you happen to be a patron past or current near Rozengracht, please give a shout back.  Those guys, as well as Kjetil, our host and landlord, made those two weeks the most awesome vacation ever.

And now… for all the hate you can muster, and a little extra to punch a Yak.

  • Static-X – Wisconsin Death Trip
  • Lacuna Coil – Our Truth
  • Soundgarden – Outshined
  • Mudvayne – Death Blooms
  • Disturbed – Stupify
  • Mastodon – Colony of Birchmen
  • Tool – Aenima
  • The Dillenger Escape Plan (with Mike Patton) – Pig Latin
  • American Head Charge – Just So You Know
  • Coal Chamber – Big Truck
  • Corrosion of Conformity – Clean My Wounds
  • System of a Down – Know
  • Rob Zombie – Superbeast
  • Snake River Conspiracy – How Soon Is Now?
  • Pantera – Cowboys From Hell
  • Machine Head – Message in a Bottle
  • Godsmack – Whatever
  • Fear Factory – Back the Fuck Up

#0049 – Strong On His Mountain


Gen1us iconI think the reason Aaron even asked me to do some shows here on Radio Gen1us in the first place is ’cause he was hoping I’d do a metal show. ‘Cause I am totally metal. Believe it. Anyway, now I’ve gone and done it and god help those of you who listen. Metal is not an easy genre for many people to listen to; it’s more often ugly than beautiful and it celebrates things we don’t normally like to think about, like aggression and malevolence. But it can also be very rewarding. In this mix, I try to ease you into it, but overall I’m not pulling many punches.

  1. Amon AmarthPursuit of Vikings
  2. Rebellion Ynglinga Saga (To Odin We Call)
  3. Dissection Retribution – Storm of the Light’s Bane
  4. Primordial Gallows Hymn
  5. October FallsFuneral Pyres
  6. Kroda Gnarled Cudgels of Thunder
  7. Darkthrone Paragon Belial
  8. Immortal Within the Dark Mind
  9. Mastodon Crusher Destroyer
  10. Gojira The Heaviest Matter in the Universe
  11. High On FireDevilution
  12. Arsis Wholly Night
  13. Carcass Incarnated Solvent Abuse
  14. Decapitated The Eye of Horus
  15. Kiuas Warrior Soul

Also, scattered throughout the mix are snippets of audio from one of the most metal movies of all time. You have probably already guessed what the movie is just based on the title of the mix.

#0034 – File under: Barack You Like a Hurricane


Rock Mix, but I’ve lured you into listening with the clever title. Yes, I’m a prick. Artists this episode include local fave and object of my man-crush Mt. St. Helens, Black Tide, G’n’R, Black Label Society, Down, Warrant, Finger Eleven, Incubus, AC/DC, Van Halen, Scorpions, Mastodon, Faith No More, Bullet for My Valentine and Tenacious D.

Barack out with your… well, you figure it out.

  • The Time of Low Volume – Mt. St. Helens
  • Shockwave – Black Tide
  • You Could Be Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Destruction Overdrive – Black Label Society
  • Stone the Crow – Down
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Warrant
  • Paralyzer – Finger Eleven
  • Privilege – Incubus
  • If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It) – AC/DC
  • Unchained – Van Halen
  • Media Overkill – Scorpions
  • Crystal Skull – Mastodon
  • Falling to Pieces – Faith No More
  • Warriors of Time – Black Tide
  • Scream Aim Fire – Bullet For My Valentine
  • The Metal – Tenacious D.