Back when circuses were a popular form of entertainment, there was a plan for when things went wrong. If a trapeze artist fell or a lion tamer ended up on the business end of a four-claw slap in the chest, the circus management would send in the clowns. The lights would dim on the ring […]Read more "Don’t Be Fooled."
And it became a project that has consumed a quarter of my life to date. The idea germinated before that, around 2004 or 2005, in a parking lot behind a factory. It was a slow night of delivering pizza, and I sat in my car playing old cassettes of my punk band from the 1990’s. […]Read more "11 Years Ago I Started A Thing…"
My grandmother loved Victor Borge. She once tried to play me an album of his, but I was too young to get it. But, this isn’t about either of them. That’s just my riff on the person who said the nifty quote I’m using. It’s getting towards the end of my work week, and I’m […]Read more "MEOOOOW!! I’M A CAAAAAT!! MEEEOOOOW!!!"
How many times do you see it posted as a meme on your social media feed? “I can’t even adult today!” I see it often, usually among friends and family that are exhausted, overworked, and worn down to the bone. Because we are responsible adults, we often take on more obligation than we can handle, […]Read more "Deconstructing Adulthood"
So I got a new phone the other day when my Galaxy Note 4 explo- no, no, too easy. The battery just quit completely on me. It was time. Since the Holy Hand Grenade of smartphones is currently unavailable for purchase (let’s jam another Monty Python pun in here, shall we?), I took a step […]Read more "Nobody Expects Abba to be Played After (the death metal band) Inquisition"
So I was at TeddyCon last weekend and I got to spend a lot of time with a great friend, Mako Allen. He’s been sort of a beacon of towering inspiration for me as I’ve gone through the last few years, starting with his work on the Big Little Podcast, and then developing into a very […]Read more "Oh Good. Another One."
Every now and then I get nominated for these music challenges on Facebook. This one was more conducive to a long-form blog, as I knew that my explanations would be a bit wordy. How did I determine these albums were the ones that changed how I perceived heavy metal? Each one I heard at just […]Read more "The Realm of Frost… the 15 albums that changed my perception of metal."