Saturday, March 20, 2010


Alice in Chains are the shit. Plain and simple, Grunge and grunge era is king for me. I haven't listened to the radio for years, even when I worked at a music store. I saw them again this week at the Sound Academy, and I was happily surprised at the passionate crowd. Like Jerry and Shawn been saying, " we're not doing this for the money, there is no money in music anymore." They funded their last album with their savings, so I'm glad they went gold in Canada (same night as the show!) and are approaching that in their home country.

I always sound like an old hack when I say these things about rock music, but the funny thing is, many people feel the same way to the point that the demand is there for all those guys to return to touring! AIC, STP, RATM, Soundgarden are back like Nate Drake, and the bitching will officially cease real soon!

Anyways, show rocked, didnt get my own pics, coulda lost my phone in the pit so I stole some from the site from the same show.

And, a huge friggin raccoon crawled around the rafters to catch/crash the show. Even natures bandits want the grunge the revival. See you at the Soundgarden tour, critter.

Everytime around this time of times...

When the cold days start warming up and March approaches and I know Spring is approaching. Not just the weather, but the symbolism. The all Father's promise of renewal after destruction, a personal guarantee so firm you can bounce a quarter off it. You don't have to be a sacrificing Sun worshipper to appreciate the Mysticism, not having to bust out the winter jacket again should be enough. Everything is possible in the Spring.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I was at the best comic shop ever, Excalibur in Etobicoke( look it up homies), and I had a great conversation going with the owner about how the youth of our nation are squandering their brains like complimentary garnish. I mentioned how kids dont think about much anymore, he suggested they're all too consumed with various media thrown in their face to naturally form their own opinions on things. I chimed in with my story of my coworker who associates every real life instance with a Family Guy episode. It's horrible, but I bring my ipod now.

Anyways, to make a long story longer, I also spoke of their aspiring creativity, or lack of it, and their desire to create something out of nothing, in whatever media pleases them. I also said kids don't play instruments anymore, they play Guitar Hero. I like GH, but when I was growing up a lot of us picked up an instrument somewhere down the line, but that natural discipline has dissipated. While we were finishing up our conversation, in walks a kid to buy some cards, maybe 10 years old with a pair of drumsticks in hand, and a drum lesson instructional book wearing a hoodie that had "Think." printed on the back of his hood. I couldn't believe it man, but I did, cause it was there in front of me and I'm Pisces. God Bless.