Many of you have heard about Peak Oil and the impending crisis expected by the depletion of our planet’s oil reserves. That’s a pretty important topic, but there’s a smaller, lesser-known problem that’s sneaking up on us all unknowing: Peak Mino.
I found Theatre of Tragedy through their older stuff, around the time Musique came out. It’s common for fans of the band to disown their newer stuff, but I’ve found I enjoy each album for what it is. Still, it’s their older albums that interest me the most. They’re pretty interesting and distinct, particularly the vocal parts…
“We will never surrender!” screamed the diplomat.
“Blow them up,” said Lord Vader, and signed off.
The officers looked at each other a moment, then scrambled for the controls.
When all was ready, the Commander announced, “Firing in three… two… one….”
The crew braced themselves. The Commander pressed the button.
Damned commercials, you think, reaching for the remote. The TiVo loudly announces that it’s out of buffer and you’re just going to have to sit there in your pajamas and wait, thank you very much. Just then, you remember that you forgot to remember to get the mail, though, so you mute the tube and head for the door…