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."
I’m using my blog as a way to post a Frost Giant update because, well, it might be a bit long for a Facebook status. Drummer Rich Berends and Frost Giant have parted ways amicably. In fact, the whole band kind of just went on indefinite hiatus for well over a year. Our last show […]Read more "Of Wind, Wisdom, and War"
That’s it. He’s not Hitler. He’s not the antichrist. He’s not even Silvio Berluscone. He’s just an asshole, and the trouble with America is that we’re a nation of assholes. When you look at it like this you can see why he’s wildly popular. He says whatever he wants, has no concept of consistency with […]Read more "Donald Trump Is An Asshole"
So please, my well-intentioned but rather concerned friends (and those who are timid party-first loyalists), stop telling me I’m a spoiler. A hipster. A political elitist. Or a baby. There are many reasons why I could be called a baby (and enjoy it) but my political philosophy and orientation aren’t among them. As I watched […]Read more "Bernie Sanders *IS* My Compromise"
Self-care, gratitude, healing, be good to yourself, best foot forward, positivity, balance, work, employment, sick days, job satisfactionRead more "Physician, Heal Thyself"
I’ve been a fan of Henry Rollins since his days in Black Flag, and was introduced to his storytelling and spoken word albums through a friend. He often speaks with a caustic, dry wit riddled with sarcasm and hostility, but he has a natural knack for telling an entertaining and funny story. Many of his […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 13: Be Drinkable"
A couple weeks ago I wrote about one of my clients, M, who can be very difficult to work with. I had a less than fun time working with him in a one to one situation, and it happened in front of my boss. I was embarrassed and my confidence was shaken, but still, I […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 12: Learning Stuff"