Our new year…..

Well it’s been awhile since I wrote anything, but it’s been a pretty sucky month of January. My wife and I have been waiting for our taxes to be filed so we can finally  get out of my in laws house and into our own place. We lost our house in July and it has been a LONG 7 months.
We got our taxes filed and we can finally see the light at the end of this very trying tunnel. I think a lot of couples may have splintered and started blaming each other, but Terra and I have seemed to get stronger. Our kids have not been affected, both of them are happy an
d healthy and I couldn’t imagine us coming out of this crazy shit in any better shape mentally or physically. I’ve dropped 70lbs from what I’m guessing was stress but I feel fucking great now, so I see the weight loss as a blessing.
Things are about to get awesome and I’ll be sharing more and more as we move to the next phase.



A few words concerning The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

I was sitting around yesterday sick with a horrible cold, so I decided to listen to the band Megadeth. I’ve been a huge fan of theirs for a long time and correctly figured it would cheer me up. For a while. Then I got pissed. Stay with me here.
Metallica was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (RNRHOF) in 2009, and deservedly so. However, Dave Mustaine, a FOUNDING member of Metallica, was not inducted with them. Robert Trujillo, and nothing against him because he is an incredible bassist, has only appeared on one album, Death Magnetic. Trujillo was inducted with Metallica. He now has a hall vote. Dave Mustaine is also the founding member of Megadeth, along with bassist David Ellefson. Mustaine has helped start or started himself TWO of the biggest and best thrash metal bands in history! He got straight up screwed out of being inducted with Metallica.
Megadeth is a pioneering metal band. They STILL put out albums at a nearly every two year pace. Megadeth’s first album, Killing Is My Business…. And Business Is Good! came out in 1985 making Megadeth eligible since 2010. They’ve sold over 26 million albums. How is fucking LL Cool J in the ROCK hall, and Megadeth can’t even get on the damn ballot!?

Megadeth, Deep Purple, and Whitesnake ALL belong in the RNRHOF.

Fuckin in-laws

So my pill head mother in law is one of the biggest assholes I have ever met and I am 38 and worked with the public most of my life! She has been a pain pill popper for 30+ years and decides to act like a toddler most days. I have 2 small children already so dealing with this stupid bitch on a daily basis is infuriating. My father in law has hidden himself at work for the better part of the 30+ years so he doesn’t believe us when we try and tell him the bullshit she pulls. Also infuriating!! If any one else out there feels my pain and has sure fire ways to deal with this bullshit, I’m more than happy to hear them.

A few thoughts about American war veterans…..

The wife and I watched the movie ‘Brothers’ recently, and if you haven’t seen it, stop reading now.
That movie is about how being exposed to the atrocities of war can affect some soldiers. My main problem with the movie and news media is we NEVER hear about the soldiers that get the help they need when they get out/go home, because they RARELY get that help. I honestly think that the movie would’ve done a TON of good if they could have shown the soldier putting his psyche back together and having a generally normal life after being a prisoner of war. Now, I’m not naive, I understand that not every soldier would have the exact same problem free recovery, but at least if they would’ve shown it at least being possible, maybe it would have convinced someone to seek help because there IS HOPE!!!
Sometimes I get a little irritated when it comes go veterans lol

BCD (Bald Crabby Daddy)

Fucking kids shows

I have a 2 and a half year old boy named Isaac Myles (the Myles is after Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge and Slash’s band) and he is all aboot TV of course. Paw Patrol is the recent favorite and really I’m ok with that show. But horse shit shows like Fresh Beat Band really piss me off. I’m a MASSIVE music fan and of talented singers (the aforementioned Mr Kennedy and Jay Buchanon from Rival Sons being the favorites for awhile now) and shows like FBB use computers on the vocals CONSTANTLY. Why can’t you just find fucking SINGERS that will be willing to do that moronic show?? There are talented singers with the much needed ‘look’ out there! Take a little time to find them and introduce the kids to REAL talent!! I understand today’s need for looks over talent, ok I get it! But Christ Almighty why not get these kids started on real talent? I play all sorts of stuff for my 5 year old daughter Lily and Isaac, and Lil recently told me TV singers are terrible! I could only agree with her and we then listened to the new album from Ra, Critical Mass, at her request. If you’ve never heard of them and are a fan of melodic hard rock, do yourself a favor and go pick it up! Sahaj Ticotin is an unheralded icon of a singer/songwriter, he just needs folks to hear him!

I get frustrated a lot with today’s music because people don’t know about the great bands put there that SHOULD be great successes. Ra, Rival Sons, Alter Bridge, John Corabi’s, Tom Keifer ( Cinderella lead singer) have all released albums this year. Go find them and support them!