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…"
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"
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"