A year ago today, I left my home with @rmacer in a U-Haul packed full of everything we owned to move to the Midwest. It’s been a weird trip. I can’t say it’s all been good but it’s definitely not all been bad. Who knows what we’ll be doing next year or where we’ll be doing it? I’m hoping learning how to surf in a tropical climate or living in the backwoods on a mountain somewhere.
Other than catching a couple vinyl here and there, this Gideon CD is the 1st time I’ve paid for music, other than Spotify, in at least 5 or 6 years. I’m proud of the boys and hope their 1st week numbers are monstrous. For those that don’t know, the amount of albums a band sells during the 1st week their album is out is crucial for the band’s career. It’s not a money thing. It’s what determines a multitude of things including what tours they get. So if you wanna see a band in your town with your other favorite bands, buy their records. On another note: I also picked up Scott Ian’s new book today. I’m not really into reading for pleasure. I pretty much only read on a “need to know” basis but I am excited to check out this book and hopefully hear some cool stories.
I recently got turned onto the @chopperprophets podcast and have been slamming through all the episodes. Once you’ve heard every metal, punk, and hardcore band out there, it’s feels good to just listen to some dudes talk about what you’re interested in. I really like Mike’s format and the no bullshit vibe. Whether you’re into bikes, cars, music, art etc, you’ll most likely find something to enjoy in each episode. Hearing people talk about their passions and what led them to where they are today is pretty inspiring. Check it out.