Welcome to part two of the Terra Fria Retrospective. Previously on X-files we had a deep look at the first Terra Fria release, an in-depth analysis of the Allerseelen release Pedra. For this installment we venture into the Changes portion of the Changes / Andrew King split CD. This is, of course, an important CD to me because it was the first Changes CD I ever bought and listened to, which in turn turned me into a long time Changes fan.
|Changes / Andrew King CD - from my private collection|
|Prominence of the colour purple|
|Cover wraparound, with dedications from Nicholas Tesluk, R. N. Taylor, and David E. Williams|
|Black Sun - from Wikipedia|
For if they’d waved the flag of truce, we’d fall to tyranny.
..not only applied to any country but to any time period of the world’s history. The marching rhythm certainly gives the song an American patriotic feel and I am certainly patriotic to the America as our forefathers created it and for the two hundred years that it remained that way, but again the song is much more global. And it surely can be dedicated to the brave and outstanding American men and women that we have fighting and dying in wars of our country’s whim all over the globe today, using this leadership’s inimitable no-win strategies to desperately try and save people who despise us.30
Another adventure was to take my friend Dan who was one of the two people who helped for a canoe ride on the Shenandoah River. It was about 5 miles from where we lived.. I had a 16 foot Coleman canoe. We put in the river about 12 miles or so above Harper's Ferry. Most of the river is safe to canoe on except the last 12 miles above Harper’s Ferry. It all started off well. We were just cruising along watching ravens gyring above in the blue sky. After about a mile or so we rounded a bend and lo and behold it was raging white water rapids. Worst of all there were sheer cliffs on both sides of the river so there was no heading for the shore. We were trapped in this ride. My friend exclaimed what are we going to do? I aid keep your fingers inside the boat so they don't get cut off when we hit rocks. And so we got sucked down the rapids. It was a real roller coaster ride to be sure. We constantly hit into rocks and began to ride up the rocks from the force of the river current.. It was a real struggle to keep going. Somehow we survived it all and came back to tranquil waters right at the end of the journey where there was a park on the side of the river at Harper’s Ferry. My wife and son and a lady friend Sandra were nervously waiting for us with the Van we had to take us back in. Later we stopped in at the Blue Ridge Mountain canoe center and the proprietor when hearing we had canoed the last 12 miles was surprised. He said no one ever did canoes down that stretch. It was strictly rubber rafts and only at mid summer not in the spring when the snow melt was swelling the river and working up the currents. So we had survived a dangerous situation.37
Hammers another soul to his cross!
|The Enemies compilation, from my private collection|