Monday, September 24, 2012

Walk in, walk out

Second time in one week's time that I have entered a public restroom and immediately turned around and walked out to find an alternative. Not because the facility didn't look clean, but because, without going into much detail, I could not imagine holding my breath for the minute I needed to be in there.

Reminded me of this classic cinema moment, granted, I was entering a men's restroom, not hiding in the women's restroom!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

#nowreading Anthony Boudain "Get Jiro!"

If you are a fan of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" television show and you even remotely like reading comic books (graphic novels, for you snobs), then you need this book. It's not the best comic book in the world, but if you go into it recognizing Bourdain's humor, thoughts on what good food is, and how important food is to Bourdain emotionally, psychologically, physically, and even romantically, you'll get and love the ridiculous storyline and witty humor. And pay close attention to the Langdon Foss' illustrations, cause the subtle but stereotyping humor is all over the cityscape. There are severed heads and limbs right from the beginning and the humor is geared toward foodie adults, so not for kids. Otherwise, highly recommended.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Muay Thai, Into Eternity, Down, The Deadstation, Jorn, and Jon Oliva's Pain

Keeping it on the heavier side for the past 48 hours. Need the energy to start my Muay Thai training. Need extra skills to fight off the supes and mutants in our dire future.

Listened to Into Eternity "Dead Or Dreaming" (2001) and "The Scattering Of Ashes" (2006). I have to say, while the newer stuff is heavier, more experimental, more technical, and downright amazing, I'm still more a fan of the "Buried In Oblivion" (2004) and earlier. "Dead Or Dreaming" just has that perfect balance of heavy, progressive, and melodic.

Totally digging the new Down single, "Witchtripper." Great to hear Phil Anselmo's voice again.

For some great new but familiar sounding prog-metal, download The Deadstation "Episode 1" EP for free:

Listening to a partial discography of Jorn: "Unlocking The Past" (2007 covers album), "Lonely Are The Brave" (2008), "Spirit Black" (2009), and "Dio" (2010 tribute album). Jorn Lande puts out a lot of music.

And when did Jon Oliva get so fat! He was a skinny bitch in Savatage. Oh well, Jon Olivia's Pain "Festival" sounds great.