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…"
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"
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"
One of the things I love about collecting records is discovering music that has never touched my ears. I found this old record in a crate given to me by a friend. Most of the records were classical, some of the music I was familiar with, some I was not. Amy, who is my vinyl […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 9: A Song Just For Me"
There’s nothing that clears the mind more than a fresh start. After months of letting this go fallow, I’ve decided to start it all over again. I’m grateful for new starts- genuine new starts, not “do-overs”. A do-over is based in expectation. I tried something, it did not yield the desired result, I’ll do it […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 1: Starting From Scratch"
The last entry I made, I talked about how it had been a long time since I played guitar. That was maybe 9 or 10 days ago as of this writing. Amazingly, all I’ve done since in my spare time is… play guitar. I seem to have fallen in love with it all over again […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 24: Still Here!"