Well, it's getting on into June, so I should probably let you know how May's attempt at punching 2019 in the face went before it's too late. In case you haven't been through one of these roundups before, this is my goal-setting exercise. Time is the enemy...and even though it always wins in the end,... Continue Reading →
Some people say Memorial Day should be a solemn occasion, not a celebration. Those people are full of crap. If you're visiting a cemetery, yes, that's solemn. Otherwise you honor the day best by flying the flag, pausing for a moment of gratitude, and proceeding to ENJOY the freedom your fellow Americans fought for. So... Continue Reading →
Depression sucks. That is all.
"You have got to admire a band that kicks subtlety right in the balls and instead takes a musical approach akin to smacking someone in the mouth with a board full of rusty nails." - Blabbermouth, review of Armed for Apocalypse
Corralling a few interesting things I've run across in the last few days... Git along, little dogies! Bulletproof hoodies!? via Gunpowder and Ink... I love hoodies. Especially ones that can stop up to a .44 magnum.There is also this:LIFETIME WARRANTY: If you get shot (God forbid) with our hoodies on, we’ll send you a replacement... Continue Reading →
This band has been around for a long time, apparently, but I just now discovered them. Check this out...it's like early Rush mashed together with a not-depressed version of Soundgarden. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Oy5QoZiUVw Love it! Now, for a little change of pace, here's a live performance. This one gave me goosebumps. So beautiful and heartfelt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwjHPtRFeqs I... Continue Reading →
It's time to check in again and see if I've landed any good punches in my fight to beat the crap out of the year 2019 and make it my bitch. Let's look at the five goals I set: Goal 1 Make a useful profit from the Hufflepuffery shop on Etsy. April was a very... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/hu5DJOkHyDU?t=2606 Testament, Disciples of the Watch, live. Start at 43:45 for weaponized bass. 45:24 for the bass solo. Now THIS is what I'm talking about when I say the bass guitar should be played like a weapon. Steve DiGiorgio gets it. Testament gets it. They've had more than one bass player who gets it: Greg... Continue Reading →