It has been thirteen years since the dissolution of the Confederacy of Eastern Stars by the famous general S. Schezerade of the New Republic. His story has entered the annals of time, though not without significant distortion on the parts of his friends and enemies. His true compatriots, his fellow members of Black Two who joined him in his assassination of Grand Hegemon Porrick Dillidj, know the truth. Sharif Schezerade, son of the Republican hero, is just now coming of age in what seems to be an era of great peace. But greater things are lurking behind the veneer of prosperity, and hidden truths will soon come to light…..
Coockoo – F*CK
HRVRD – Cardboard Houses
The Feeling – Sewn
AFI – The Missing Frame [that quiet song]
Bubble tea and the math of the Mayans.
The Decemberists – The Mariner’s Revenge Song
Calls from Big-Jazz and Phil Hazen and friends.
David Bowie – Life on Mars?
Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me
Sublime – Santeria
The Academy Is… – We’ve Got a Big Mess on Our Hands
Good Charlotte – Girls and Boys
Arctic Monkeys – Brianstorm
The Shins – Saint Simon
Moon Boots – No One
African Studies and a message from D’Ice
The Sound of Animals Fighting – Act II – All Is Ash or the Light Shining Through It
Sum 41 – In Too Deep
Tokyo Police Club – Breakneck Speed
Why there should be milkshakes at C4.
Cab Calloway – Minnie the Moocher
Dr. John – Big Shot
LCD Soundsystem – New York I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down
On dreams and languages.
Cut down in his prime, the boy who would be king, Sharief Schezerade, is forgotten by his comrades. The Confederacy rises again, undoing all of the feats Sharif and his glorious father were able to pull off before they went down in their respective blazes of glory. S.'s transgressions are laid bare before the worlds, and the Schezerades can never recover. But…there is another. Sharif, before his death, had fathered a son…..
Tune in next week for the continuing saga…....