An excellent interview on Pink Atheist celebrates Tombstone Da Deadman’s release of “Entropic Man.” Like two others during the podcast, I had to stop, I was hanging lights in the Carriage House, and go order the album.
Entropic Man reveals complexity and nuance providing a great platform for speaking on atheism, justice, and power–the law of entropy serves as foil to humanity. His powerful voice rises and falls in expressing a positive resolution of dystopic humanity, entropy of humanity. For those wondering if atheism is about social justice or whether it’s an old white man’s movement they need to turn onto this album. As an old fart, though positively militant, I’m confident to pass it on to this crowd, as if I had a choice.
In almost every aspect Tombstone speaks for improvement against the humanity-bleeding degradation of religious culture, war, economic disparity, civil apathy, and minority oppression. It’s angry but not strident; powerful but not dominating; pointed but not berating until defending.
“Empire” begins with the disagreement against American Exceptionalism, whether America is the greatest country in the world. With a sound track of an interview ushering the music this is a creative album, curves and speed changes ahead.
Manifesto is about fighting back–there’s really just no other choice. The drag of entropy can be reversed with the organizing energy of positive, restorative justice. Unlike Jimi Hendrix’s “there’s no way outta here” there is an exit, let’s take it.
Jim Newman, bright and well