Category: Movies and Music and Theatre

Once Upon A Time, I Was A Musician: Part 1

Once Upon A Time, I Was A Musician: Part 1
A buddy of mine from the Army sent me a photo from a metal show the other day.   It was an Oceano/Whitechapel show.  I was super impressed that he remembered that I dig those types of bands.  More importantly, the mention of Oceano brought back some wicked memories.  Allow me to explain.  I’ve been very fortunate... Read more »

The Very Best of Hump!: Chicago Edition

The Very Best of Hump!: Chicago Edition
Have you been to Hump Fest??? If not, what are you waiting for? This past Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the Very Best Of Hump 2008-2017 tour on it’s Chicago stop at the lovely Music Box Theater. Now, if you haven’t heard of Hump Fest, you’ve been missing out.  Hump Fest is the... Read more »

Throwback Monday: Riot Fest Day 3 of 3

Throwback Monday: Riot Fest Day 3 of 3
OK…So, I’m not sure if this counts as a throwback since I never published it.  So yes,  this one is delayed. I have no excuses, other than I have a job, and a very active lifestyle.  It’s 11:15pm and I got home a little while ago. Started my work day at 7:30am, proceeded to jiu... Read more »
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Riot Fest: Day 2 Of 3!

Riot Fest: Day 2 Of 3!
Good morning friends! People say I’m a good writer, but half the time, I have no idea how to start a post.  So, let’s just cut through the bullshit: Day 2 of Riot Fest Was amazing!!! Holy crap!  I felt like I was 20-years-old again, and let me assure you, I’m closer to 40 than... Read more »

Riot Fest: Day 1 of 3

Riot Fest: Day 1 of 3
Good morning everyone! So yesterday was the first day of Riot Fest 2018, and of course, I was there.  Riot Fest is the only big money festival that I attend every year…as a spectator.  If you’ve been a reader of this blog before, you probably have seen me make mention of the fact that I... Read more »

Is This America???

Is This America???
Now, first and foremost, if you haven’t seen the video for Childish Gambino’s newest internet breaking single and video, This Is America, you’ll have no idea what I’m talking about…so start by watching the video.  If you’ve seen it before, you already know that 4, 5, or 6 viewings isn’t enough to take it all... Read more »
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Nobody Leaves Here Without Singing the Blues!

Nobody Leaves Here Without Singing the Blues!
There is nothing like standing in the presence of greatness. Now, I’m no great blues aficionado.  I honestly wish I knew more about blues than I do, but even if the simple name doesn’t precede him, it only takes about 5 seconds on guitar for you to recognize the greatness of Buddy Guy!  The man... Read more »

Let's Talk About Marilyn Manson and His Performance in San Bernardino

Let's Talk About Marilyn Manson and His Performance in San Bernardino
If you haven’t heard, allow me to quickly go over what happened. Recently, Marilyn Manson (if you don’t know who Marilyn Mason is…aka “The God of Fuck”…well, he’s a rockstar) was injured while performing on his “Heaven Upside Down” tour.  In his return back to touring since being injured, he was wheeled out on stage... Read more »

Let's Talk About Raising Dion

Let's Talk About Raising Dion
It amazes me that something can be lurking in the subconscious of ones mind, without any realization of it, until it is thrust into the conscious mind. I feel like that’s what happened when a friend sent me a video on Facebook.  I had no context for the video, other than it was shared by... Read more »
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It's literally been over a week, and my ears and mind are still abuzz with the sights and sounds of Riot Fest!

It's literally been over a week, and my ears and mind are still abuzz with the sights and sounds of Riot Fest!
Wow! Let me say it again… Wow! Riot Fest 2017 lived up to any and all hype that was abound about it.  Was there hype about it?  I actually don’t know, but for a lineup that I heard more than one person voice as “weak”, I had an amazing time! Amazing!!! This was my 5th... Read more »