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Today – April 24, 2019

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Mont Blanc in Lac Blanc, Chamonix, France – by Simon Fitall

Mountains have done more than I have today. Took the day off work to recuperate after an exciting night of live music, good friends and good times. Old bones need that extra recovery time. It wasn’t until two in the afternoon that I managed to shower, leave my bedroom and actually feed myself. Tomorrow it’s back to the regularly scheduled program of the daily grind. Woe is me.

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Death Angel & Man Eating Giant at BCBC in Indianapolis

Above are just a few photos from our Tuesday night of which the highlight was the Death Angel show (w/ special guests Mothership, Photian Schism and Man Eating Giant) at the Black Circle Brewing Co. in Indianapolis, IN that I attended with my lifelong best friend and brother (from another mother) Joshua Hooten.

The photos, clockwise:

  • The Death Angel U.S. Tour t-shirt I bought from the band’s merch table (the back also has a design along with the U.S. Tour itinerary. Also a guitar pick and drum stick personally handed to me by lead guitarist Rob Cavestany and drummer Will Carroll, respectively.
  • Man Eating Giant (MEG) logo t-shirt from their merch table, where I also nabbed a 3-song CD and a drink koozie.
  • A pic of Josh and just prior to Death Angel’s face-melting set to a packed house.
  • Pacos Taqueria where Josh and I dined. I got the asada quesadilla which was delish and came with creamy sour cream, cilantro-strong pico de gallo and lettuce. I washed it all down with a Sprite.  By the way, their tomatillo green salsa verde was one of the best I’ve ever had. I introduced it to Josh who tried it with blind faith (saying I’ve never lied to him) and he dug it as well.

It was great being front-to-the-left to witness one of my guitar heroes nuke my brain with is ridiculous riffing and scintillating solos. The whole band was very tight and precise.

Death Angel is a pioneering American thrash metal band from the San Francisco/Oakland, California Bay Area, formed in 1982. We discovered them around 1988 on their sophomore album Frolic Through the Park.

Death Angel

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Today – April 22, 2019

wp-1489491495494.jpegToday was not a good day for this writer. Mondays are like that, though. I tend to look for distractions after the first day back to work. Of course, art junkie and info junkie tendencies don’t help the cause either. I’ll do better on Wednesday since I’ll have the day off. G’night.

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Bookworm – Paper Girls and Skyward

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Paper Girls – Vol. 5 from Image Comics (Buy)
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Skyward – Vol. 2 from Image Comics (Buy)
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Today – April 20, 2019

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Old man blues today. Headache and sore hip. I am a middle-aged man hoping there isn’t a hip replacement in my future. However, I do totally expect a head replacement someday.

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Tribute – April 19, 2019

Happy Birthday, old friend. Rest in peace.

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Tonight – April 19, 2019

Had to leave before Castle but Apostle of Solitude and Wretch were great as usual. Always a pleasure seeing a lot of old faces.