Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Metal music for classical fans

I went from being a metalhead who had a couple classical albums to a classical and metal listener. The two musics are really similar: like metal, classical strings together a series of riffs to tell a story.

My favorite composers are:

  • Franz Schubert

  • Ottorino Respighi

  • Gustav Faure

  • Anton Bruckner

  • Camille Saint-Saens

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Robert Schumann

All of these dudes are extremely "metal": stormy, powerful, dark and lawless music.

Some of my transition was inspired by the Talk Classical metal forum and "Classical Music for Metal Fans".

Anyone else listen to classical?

Monday, June 22, 2009

DNA shows human origins in three basic groups, or "races"

"All of Earth's people, according to a new analysis of the genomes of 53 populations, fall into just three genetic groups. They are the products of the first and most important journey our species made -- the walk out of Africa about 70,000 years ago by a small fraction of ancestral Homo sapiens. "

- The Washington Post