Archive for July 2013

Doyle has a new solo album out today. I don’t know, I just…

Doyle has a new solo album out today. I don’t know, I just kind of wish the old misfits would never have broken up and just made a few more cool albums before drifting to obscurity. You can’t go home again I suppose.

Still the album cover looks metal as all hell.

I went through a whole summer of sub par superhero movies and…

I went through a whole summer of sub par superhero movies and this was sitting on the internet free for me to watch. Just goes to show you… the best things in life aren’t the things we are spoon fed.

Danger Is My Middle Name 2013-07-28 08:44:20

Bill Maher and I would probably never get along. He says some things I don’t always agree with, but sometimes, I spot on agree with him.

 

“It is not anti woman to talk about women, because we are going to do that now.

Because when I say this is a feminized country first of all understand I get it. That there are miliions and millions of women that are steely eyed realists, and there are millions and millions of men that are anything but.

However for lack of a better term I would say that the Feminine values are now the values of America:

Sensitivity is more important than truth

Feelings are more important than facts

Commitment is more important than individuality

Children are more important than people

Safety is more important than fun

 

I always hear married women say ‘y’know married men live longer’

Uh yes… and an indoor cat… also…. lives longer.

It’s a furball with a broken spirit that can only look out on a window it can never enjoy, but it does live longer “

-Bill Maher

Early 70’s behind the scenes of Sesame Street with the Muppets.



















Early 70’s behind the scenes of Sesame Street with the Muppets.

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Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione


Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione has somehow managed to make an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Parma, Italy even creepier with his paintings of shadows

How Rock Music Lost

So Brea and I were in her car the other day, she casually flipped on the radio, and it’s tuned to one of our local stations. It’s a rock station, and they have been cool enough to keep our band’s single “The Future” on pretty heavy rotation. No matter what anyone tells you, hearing your song on the radio never gets old, at least not if you are still hungry like us…

Anyway, this song comes on, and it’s a song I feel I have heard a hundred times, only it’s a different band, but it is yet another “patriotic rock song”.

You know the kind… some new rock, mall metal crappy band that is singing about their brothers, while a video plays that is over produced showing some type of multi ethnic clean cut kid tossing a football around with his buddies, then cutting to a scene where he is all covered in grease paint posing next to a helicopter surrounded by a ring of fire.

It’s enough to give you a red white and blue boner.

So I say to you 3 Doors Down with your shitty Citizen Soldier song, or Kid Rock with your ridiculous Warrior song, just stop it.

First off, I don’t need two shitty bands standing up for a whole genre, but somehow, these bands have become representitives for rock music making them the new country, which is ironic because the new country is now the new pop, and the new pop is now child star trauma recovery. The worst thing is that most of these patriotic military propaganda songs are years old which means …. rock music lost. It gave up. No one cares.

As a genre, no one came along to change it, they left it shitty. While genres like hip hop (at least underground hip hop) have made a lot of creative strides.

This is what is hard to accept. Rock and Roll used to be dangerous, in the 50s, people were banning it, records were being burned, and no one understood it so they villainized it.

Has it really become so predictable and vanilla that the military along with some drop D tuned guitar welding douchebags have begun writing songs that are easily predictable, and boring.

Boring. Rock music you turned boring. You are no longer in the top charts, and the few bands that are are hipster throwback wanna be vintage folk singers. There is no danger in this anymore.

Do I have to do everything myself?

It’s More Than A Ring Size

With our wedding coming in October, I went to get sized for a ring today after work.

I had not been sized for any jewelry (I don’t really wear any) since the first time I tried the marriage thing in 2005.

My ring finger got a size bigger..

It’s probably because in the last 8 years, I have switched career paths and now that I am older and working with my hands, my joints have begun to swell, but I like to think it’s because I have grown as a person instead.

There have been many changes in my life. I do not regret them. Even though my first marraige ended after 3 years and left me in the worst state of my life, it forced me to grow, put me in a new situation, and let me get creative again.

Everything I have accomplished in the last 5 years would not have been possible. I would have never “gotten the band back together”, I would have never written the books I did or gone to so many conventions. I surely would not have started the podcast with Brea, and even more… I would never have gotten together with Brea.

Our story, our path, is long and complicated. Almost as if God were testing us, we found ourselves thrust into bad situations with money, downsizing, moves, scene politics and project after project.

Unlike any other girl I have been with, Brea not only has stuck things out, she has been my partner in everything. When I feel like giving up, she makes me take a step back and assures me that togerter, we can do anything.

As an artist and a creative person, it means the world to me. As a man, it makes me want to make her my wife, and as the luckiest person in the world, she still hasn’t backed out yet.

I just finished rereading Ender’s Game. I’m…

I just finished rereading Ender’s Game. I’m anticipating the movie. The book is probably the best sci fi book I read as a kid. I hope the movie holds up. I always hate when I finish a book though. It’s like a short lived break up, and I’m kind of left looking around for something else to occupy my brain

I Refuse

I refuse to comment any further on the Zimmerman case or post happenings right now.

I refuse to comment on 1st world feminists and their anger toward my gender when I haven’t done anything to harm or wish harm to another human.

I refuse to be excited about a Royal baby.

 

We will never be racially the same because 99% of this country makes it a big deal that we are different. Our genders will forever be apart, because those who want equality want it so badly they feel the need to try to make everyone else feel inferior. As if we can all help the way we are born.

Here is a news flash… Some of us are born minorities, some of us are born male and some female. It’s the roll of the dice. It’s not about what you are born into, it’s what we do with it….

You have maybe 80- 100 years on this earth, what are you going to do with it? Waste your time whining. Complain that things aren’t fair? That something offends you.

Guess what, like your facebook status and bitch online, we call those people “slacktivists”. I don’t waste my time with that.

If you are feeling opressed, time to hang out with a new crowd, aint nobody got time for that. It’s time people, time to turn off the channel, unplug from your biased news channels and friends with mob mentality facebook status. Mob mentality is an oxymoron, and you are all smarter than that.

Time to think for ourselves again, to look at all sides of the story. Maybe instead of debating over race, we should join a neighborhood watch and see what people have to go through, or at least a police ride along for one night… Maybe instead of using our genders as chips on our shoulders we should join our favorite candidates campaign for election, go to the mall and start registering people to vote.

And maybe… instead of getting excited about some royal baby born with a royal spoon in his mouth he will never have a bad day, we should remember that we had an American Revolution so we wouldn’t have to care about the next prince that comes along.

Because yout day sucked until you got to see cat feet.


Because yout day sucked until you got to see cat feet.