Flush It Friday: Local H >>>>>>

Chicago based, two-man alterna-grunge band Local H is touring right now in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their sophomore LP As Good As Dead, in which they are playing said album from 1996 in its entirety. As somebody who has listened to this album over 200 times over the past 20 years, I couldn’t miss such an opportunity.

Screenshot_20160819-000443(His response: “tonight”)

Local H started out the evening by playing a 45-minute set of newer material that I hadn’t heard before, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying any of it. Right now they have Ryan Harding on the drums, and he has been since 2013; but for the second half of the evening they brought in original drummer Joe Daniels (who played on As Good as Dead) on a second drum kit located opposite of Ryan’s. The bill for the night was Local H opening for Local H, meaning that after a 45-minute set of newer material and a 15-minute break, they would re-enter the stage for a complete second set of material (including the full album as I mentioned earlier).

IMG_20160818_224817(From left: Ryan’s drumkit, Scott Lucas, and Joe’s drumkit)

Rarely have I been to a live experience as satisfying as this one! They didn’t go in the exact order of the album’s track listing but they did cover each song. Everyone in the crowd went nuts for the more well-known songs (“Eddie Vedder,” “Bound For the Floor”) but most everybody sang along enthusiastically to every track played, especially the heavier songs like “I Saw What You Did and I Know Who You Are” and “Back in the Day.” The venue wasn’t quite at full capacity (750) but there were enough bodies to make it a rewarding live experience (Scott stage-dove after the last song and the crowd carried him to the merch table about 50 feet away). The evening was topped off with a story about 311 (and how one of the members billy-clubbed Scott in Chicago, whilst he was innocently riding a bicycle), two Rolling Stones covers, and finally “All the Kids Are Right” from Pack Up the Cats. But really, this is the song that brought me there last night:

 

Good: The 90’s weren’t ALL bad, folks. I wasn’t a seasoned metalhead yet, but there were still plenty of great bands during this mostly-forgettable decade, bands like Local H, Hum, Failure, Sunny Day Real Estate, the list goes on. It’s great to see bands like Failure and Local H releasing new material, and I can’t help but feel like some of the now-defunct bands could be selling more albums if they were around today (Soul Coughing immediately comes to mind). Seeing Local H play live for the first time ever put the biggest grin on my face from the beginning of their set at 8PM until the last song finished at 10:30PM. (I can’t thank those fellas enough for calling it an evening at a decent time! I’m old.)

Bad: As you may have heard, Black Crown Initiate was robbed in this great city of St. Louis not a week prior. This is a dangerous city in which to tour, and the venues that host most of the touring metal bands are located in parts of town where folks should not leave vehicles containing expensive equipment unattended. I believe a little safety could go a long way, but it still really fucking sucks! St. Louis has been a big center of media attention and racial tension since the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, and this trend of touring band thefts isn’t helping. We will eventually figure things out, but it’s in a sad state right now.

Ugly: Me in the 90’s. A young Jimmy McNulty could be found wearing baggy jeans that dragged on the ground, paired with a Disturbed or Static-X shirt. There aren’t too many ugly things right now, so this is the best I can do. I’ll show you one thing that’s not ugly, this huehuehue shirt I purchased at the merch table:

IMG_20160819_005512

I had an absolute blast; it’s one of the better shows I have attended. So this Flush it Friday is primarily GOOD… but share with us your Good, Bad, and Ugly for the week. You get bonus points if they’re all somehow 90’s related!

(images via The Ready Room and my cell phone)

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Published on: August 19, 2016

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  • Jason Kolkey

    As a Chicago-area resident for most of my life, I love Local H and have seen them many times. Always a good time.

  • GOOD: Hells Headbash is closely approaching, I’m running everyday again, my stomach is getting better, and Fall is finally almost here.

    BAD: My new boss is just the worst. She really is.

    UGLY: Hells Headbash is switching to a smaller room instead of using the big theater room like last year. This means a lot of trapped body heat and black metal B.O. Also this…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFtWzVzZcfw

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Only BO is real.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      My good and ugly is also Tyree’s. That room is going to be brutal for all the wrong reasons

      Bad: Stuff and shit

    • Guacamole Jim

      New bosses <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    • I feel your pain on the boss person. I refer to my current supervisor as Robot Boss. There are times where I’d rather jump off a bridge than deal with this person.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I’m glad to hear things are getting better for you, man.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Bad: My A level results
    Good: To Mega Therion exists so it doesn’t really matter, got a denk new guitar strap, that Set album tyree linked me
    Ugly: Having to be nice to people who were horrible to your dog

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Also bad: I want to get a Goatpenis shirt, but I also don’t want to have a shirt that says Goat Penis on it, if that makes any sense.

      • Dagon

        Just cross out Penis with a sharpie and replace it with your favorite word.

        Unless it’s Penis.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      SLAY THE UGLY WITH STEEL!!!

  • Dagon

    I’m a 90s baby therefore anything bad said about this decade is false.

    We had mf Seinfeld bro.

    • Joaquin Stick

      … but 90s clothes man. So boxy.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I like Starter jackets and the rap of the era as well as the cartoons.

    • BattleBornNDN

      Cool cartoons, dope hip hop and rap, and great black and death metal.

  • Guacamole Jim

    GOOD: It’s almost the weekend, and I’m going to binge No Man’s Sky so hard.

    BAD: Work sucks the proverbial sweaty chode and I really don’t want to finish out the day.

    UGLY: The proverbial sweaty chode.

    • Joaquin Stick

      I’d like to see an article where you assign bands to planets that you stumble upon, based on the creatures/plants/general atmosphere.

      • Dagon

        That’s actually a great idea.

      • Guacamole Jim

        That is an excellent idea. I was already thinking of making a Toilet ov Hell solar system, named after commentors in the bowl. Thrashnkill system, Dubs, Masterlord, Lacertillian planets, various animals named after the rest of us…

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          Do a planet named after me!

          • Dagon

            You deserve a full galaxy

          • more beer

            Nah, I think he might need a black hole.

        • Dagon

          Trap Planet aka my planet

  • Old Man Doom

    Good: vacation starts today (as soon as I submit grades). Time for some riff-writing and article-writing. Also, the new Pallbearer track is awesome.
    Bad: Money is getting tight, which sucks because I really want to buy new locking tuners for my gitar fiddle.
    Ugly: Motherfuckers blocking me out of parking by my apartment. I’m about to pitch a bitch.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS6VVC0TQQs

  • Mother Shabubu is fucking dead

    GOOD: Back and neck pain I’ve had for a few weeks is finally gone. Pre-ordered new DTP and Meshuggah today. Excited about those. And bought a David Bowie shirt since I’ve been listening to his stuff a lot lately.

    BAD: Indecisiveness, big time. I can’t write lately because I’m getting hung up on changing plot parts, and things like that. I feel like it’s a creative wall right now. Note: I write out of leisure/passion, so I’ve never taken classes for it. Hence why I always run into snares.

    Also; can’t find a simple job. Haven’t looked hard enough though, I’d say.

    UGLY: I ate too much salsa too fast last night and I’m paying the price. Heartburn all night mixed with my cat waking me up around 4 AM, then I freckled the bowl all morning. Other than leaving me with a headache from minor dehydration and chaffed exit hole, the stomach issues have subsided.

    • Joaquin Stick

      I’ve taken classes and run into the same thing. I stopped for like two months and like 20+ pages, then went back to it and decided I hated the whole thing. Writing blows.

      • Mother Shabubu is fucking dead

        Part of my problem is I’ve read the ending chapters of Bleach and the author is kinda awful. I keep looking at it like “I hope I don’t have as many unanswered questions or asspulls as this” and it’s making me write tentatively.

        • Joaquin Stick

          Yeah, writing yourself into a corner can sneak up on you. I try not to worry about that as much. I just keep explaining too damn much and it’s boring as fuck. Need to rewrite so much to make it even mildly interesting.

          • Dubbbz

            I think the trick is not writing more content than story. I can think of several trilogies released in the last decade or so where the writer totally seemed to run out of steam and ideas on the third book, leading to a really unsatisfying conclusion. Both series may have worked better as stand-alone books or maybe two books. No need to write a third if most of the content is garbage.

          • Joaquin Stick

            This is the struggle. I have too many micro-ideas and am missing the connective tissue.

          • Mother Shabubu is fucking dead

            I’m gonna just try to methods: 1) writing scenes/parts then piecing them together. 2) Just writing a massive chunk, them sort it out go back and edit it. i just have to find the right in.

  • Good: Just found a home for the trash kitten
    Bad: Gonna be real sad to give the lil monster up
    Ugly: The amount of cat hair and litter all over my house

    • Mother Shabubu is fucking dead

      I’m convinced cats are the first stage of the coming alien invasion. Perfect form of mind control.

    • JWEG

      Every time I see a kitten I want it, even though I know it’s not (yet) feasible. This case was helped only by the impossible distance I’d have to travel.

      It just wouldn’t be fair to Pumpkin to introduce a new kitten into her home environment. A little over a year ago my sister’s first cat lived here for a month while her home was under major renovation. Her nose was way out of joint, and that was even in spite of keeping them physically separated and in different rooms at all times.

      Maybe in a few years.

      As much as I dislike thinking about it I know she’s got at best a few left.

  • Dagon

    GOOD: I’m returning to São Paulo in a couple days.

    BAD: I’m gonna have to move to another apartment when I get there. I also feel bad for not wanting to be in my hometown anymore. I find this hometown/family resentment or “icky” feeling to be something very American. As a latino this feeling is met by a heavy dose of guilt.

    UGLY:

  • BattleBornNDN

    Good: Got a job a few months ago. Doing conservation work for my tribe. Trees and the environment and shit.

    Bad: Smoke from the cali wildfires blew into my area, so allergies and shit

    Ugly: The bloody noses from my allergies. Also, I cut my hair. Sad face.

    • Howard Dean

      Wait, you are really an Indian, and your disqus handle is not just a clever name?

      • BattleBornNDN

        Yes, sir. Walker River Paiute Tribe

        • Howard Dean

          Dang!

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Sick!!!

    • tigeraid

      I heartily approve your conservation efforts.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      That good is excellent.

  • Count_Breznak

    GOOD: The coding part of the current project is done. I drank a lot and I didn’t pay for it.
    BAD: I have to somehow explain what I did to imbeciles.
    UGLY: I missed all the fucking festivals for this, I should be spread out in front of a tent I thought was mine somwhere right now, getting to know not boring people.

  • Howard Dean

    I’m going to be the jingoist and say this week’s GOOD is Team USA’s continued excellent performance in the Olympic games. Racking up medals like bosses. Pissing on gas stations and pseudo-robberies notwithstanding, it’s been a good Olympics for Team USA [cue Lee Greenwood]

    To the athletes:
    https://nesncom.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/jeternephew.gif

    • Dubbbz

      I’m with you. I was super bummed to see Walsh-Jennings lose this week, though.

      • Howard Dean

        The three ladies who cleaned house and won gold, silver, and bronze in the 100M hurdles were impressive. That was quite a performance. Also, the two shotput dudes taking gold and silver was pretty boss.

        • Dubbbz

          Oooh, that hurdle race was so fun to watch. SWEEP!

    • JWEG

      Canadian Olympic Team was not too shabby so far. Teenage swimming star in the making. Usain Bolt / Andre De-Grasse on-the-track Bromance. Women’s soccer just shut the Home Team out of medal contention.

      It’s just not the Winter Olympics, though, so I’m having a hard time investing.

      • Dubbbz

        I think we as rival nations can bond over Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen both medalling.

    • Dagon

      About the Lochte thing I’ll say this: you can’t bullshit a bullshitter.

      Dude tried to pull off a MIM ACHER in the country that invented it. It ain’t gon fly, bro.

      • Trying to do malandraje in one of the most malandros countries?! That’s what you get.

        #ShotsToTheAir #PloPlo

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Next time I commit an act of vandalism I’ll just donate some money to a charity and everything will be k

  • The 90’s were a great time to be around if you were discovering Tampa, Fl death metal. I still feel that era is unmatched when compared to today’s output.

    Bad: The wife has decided that she wants to get estimates on new windows and these window sales people will be at my house right when I get home from work. I have no desire to deal with these people on a Friday.
    Good: I will be arriving home late so that I do not have to deal with window sales people.
    Ugly: Wife will be pissed, but we don’t need windows today

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      windows are cake bro, you should be able to do them yourself.

      • I’m awful with measurements and would not trust myself to do windows. 100% guaranteed to fuck it up.

        • Elegant Gazing Globe

          here’s how to DIY.
          Find a window that you don’t have to look at every day. Pry off the moulding and trim. Measure from the outside edges of the existing windows. Width x height. from the wood to the wood. that is called the rough opening.
          Go to Home depot with your measurements and buy one window(they should have your size in stock, probably $150)
          Bring it home and pull the old window out, if it’s a sash window it should literally fall right out. slide the new window in it’s place. It should slide right in. make sure you get the insulation and the top cap fit in and stuff, square it up with a level, and sink in the four screws kinda but not really tight. Test your window that it opens and closes smoothly and locks. if not, loosen or tighten your screws till all action is to you liking. if it does not work, bring it back to home depot. If it does work, tack your moulding back up and seal it all up with a thin bead of clear acrylic caulk.

          • Thanks for the detailed explanation. I may try my hand at it, but it will require an extra set of hands/eyes due to my lack of handiness.

          • Count_Breznak

            Actually, what you need is a couple of small pieces of wood, expanding foam and..a “Wasserwaage” (google tells me it “Water/spirit/mechanic’s level). Remove everything that isn’t the wall. Put in the window (frame). Fix it with the small wood pieces untill it is Water/spirit/mechanic’s level. Use the expanding foam, remove the wood pieces, use more expanding foam to fill in the gaps, done.

    • Count_Breznak

      Board it up, way cheaper, trver and it keeps the sun out (also less algae in your aquarium).

  • JWEG

    Bad/Ugly: Nope.

    Good, Metal:
    – Third Ēōs demo. Saw it in the Toilet Tuesday for this week. Not sure how it escaped my attention (though I blame not being at Migration Fest, somehow).

    – Spirit Adrift (Chained to Oblivion). I cannot stop listening to it since everyone recommended it to me (TovH article included natch).

    – I just bought the last album on my prior bandcamp wishlist (Scythia’s Lineage)

    – So I’ve rebuilt my wishlist by going to Metal Archives and looking for every BC, WA or OR “doom”/”sludge”/”stoner” band that have between 1 and 3 release entries where at least one is not a demo; then obviously leaving out everything without a bandcamp presence (yet?)

    Good, Other:

    – Those Fright Rags shirts I posted in the Mailmanbro roundup yesterday.

    – Last weekend I finally framed the three sketch prints I got over the span of a few years from Peter Simeti. For instance, too late Friday evening to post last week (I think?): https://twitter.com/JWEG79/status/764269876756176901

    – Also: new Carly Rae Jepsen song …Okay. Song featuring CRJ. Still good news.

    PS: I’m not a poser. You’re a poser.

  • Waynecro

    Good: The new Anaal Nathrakh song and these new jams from Organ Dealer (https://organdealer.bandcamp.com/album/insomnia-chamber).
    Bad: The mean cat that’s been hanging around in my backyard took a swipe at my dog and scratched his little nose.
    Ugly: The snot rockets Niklas Kvarforth kept launching during Shining’s set the other night.

    • Count_Breznak

      Bwahah, at Party.san 2013 Niklas was supposed to do guest vocals during rectaal nathrak’s set..they taped the mic to one hand, and a bottle of jacky to the other. They had to intervene because he was about to strangle himself with the mic cord, unintentionally.

      • Waynecro

        Kvarforth actually looked really happy for most of this performance, which was very surprising.

        • Count_Breznak

          It must have been a pretty disturbing sight.

          • Waynecro

            His arms were covered in bandages, so I’m sure there’s an interesting story there.

          • Count_Breznak

            I told them to keep him away from candles, WHY DIDN’T THEY LISTEN.

          • Waynecro

            The show was in Southern California, so maybe he just got really sunburned.

          • Count_Breznak

            Vitamin D overdose, the bane of scandinavians.

    • sweetooth0

      thrakh is bringin it so far. Very pumped for the new album!

      • Waynecro

        I really like AN. The singer usually sounds absolutely unhinged.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      The new AN song is fucking awesome. That is all.

      • Abradolf Lincler

        someone link me dat

        • Waynecro
          • Abradolf Lincler

            man, these guys never disappoint.

          • Waynecro

            Damn right, brother!

          • Abradolf Lincler

            it is missing a patented AN breakdown but dats ok.

            talk about a band that does cleans real well

          • Waynecro

            Seriously, man. The cleans in songs such as “Between Shit and Piss We Are Born” are ominous and monstrous as hell.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            man, heres a hot take, but i almost prefer their work starting at In the Constellation of the Black Widow

          • Waynecro

            I definitely prefer their later albums to their earlier ones. I didn’t get super into AN until Eschaton.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            great minds, pres

    • Commodus, Flusher Of Worlds

      Gah, I forgot to put that in my ‘bad”……. the one cat we have ended up (yet again) going on a killing spree and left a rabbit half alive (again) on the front lawn. Ended up having to take a knife and put the thing out of it’s misery (not exactly the most fucking pleasant thing to ever have to do). My roomies took the cat and dropped it a couple miles away, from which it ended up finding it’s way back. It fucks up again………. well, we’ll figure it out. The thing is a murder machine.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Good: my wife did good at work and is getting a sweet bonus, just in time for my birthday!
    Bad: I’m probably gonna get socks and underwear
    Ugly: my growing preference for briefs

    • Commodus, Flusher Of Worlds

      Could always ask for crotchless briefs or a mankini, I suppose.

  • JWEG

    Good, 90’s Long Story Version. Trigger warning: Not At All Metal:

    In the 90’s I was between Metal phases (neither the kid exposed to 80’s Canadian Thrash nor the metalhead I’ve evolved into over the last decade) so all of the music I was exposed to came to me filtered through a Modern Rock Radio bias. Hence I knew about nu metal, and had a brief flirtation therewith.

    But between the late 90’s and and 2005 I was almost entirely all about the Indie Rock sounds; including things that weren’t true “indie” but carried over those influences. My two favourite bands in that span were (I think I’ve noted this before) (1) Nada Surf and (2) Semisonic.

    I still can appreciate the former throughout their discography, though the latter is obviously long since defunct (that said, you can hear their sound in everything Dan Wilson now produces if you listen closely). Some albums much more than others, and to be fair I think their finest era was represented by the three albums released between 1998 and 2005.

    This was one of my favourite albums of the late 90’s:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPs5hWOPoDk

    This one, though not 90’s, remains one of my favourite albums period:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L06x1Ee6Ct4

    And finally:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2XNEJe6zok

    Almost Full Circle Footnote: two of the songs on their latest album (out earlier this year) were co-written with Dan Wilson.

    • Dagon

      I had a huge indie kick in the early aughts. In the Brazilian edition of Lollapalooza next year one day will be headlined by The Strokes and the other by Metallica.

      I can’t tell if I want to be the 2005 indie kid or an extreme bro with normie taste in metal or both.

      • Count_Breznak

        Wear a Metallica shirt for th Strokes gig and a Strokes shirt for the Metallica gig. Alienate everyone.

        • Dagon

          Start a pit in gig 1. Hug someone in gig 2.

          • Count_Breznak

            On a related note: Why isn’t Meatallica a thing.

          • Count_Breznak

            Huh, apparently there is a band called “Falling Meat” nearby. Awesome name, but the music isn’t all there https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8C1uxqTGrI

      • The Strokes ft. Metallica.

        Only in South América, jajajajaja!

  • Count_Breznak

    Also good: The new JaKa album is pretty solid.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qLv5xVQydU

    • Hans Gruber

      I never know if these guys are still around or not. Hadn’t heard of this at all, thanks!

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    GOOD: Had today off work. Jammed albums from Black Flag, Crowhurst (not the one you think), Malevich (tips fedora to Dubzzz), and an advance track from Nox Formulae which was pretty solid. Played Doom. Had an amazing lunch and made lemon & strawberry infused water. Didn’t have to work.

    BAD: I’m as fucking stumped as you are.

    UGLY: Grad school classes fire up online in less than two weeks and in person on September 9th.

    • Ayreonaut

      which flag albums?

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        My War, cause of the post earlier in the day!

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          YOU’RE ONE OF THEM!!!

  • I’m good today! Got rid of the flu, so everything bad or ugly is minority to me right now.

    Have some global fucking bloodbath and have reeeeeally nice weekend everyone! 😀

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlxjLyEGtaU

    • Count_Breznak

      That was one great album.

    • tertius_decimus

      Early Bloodbath was insane. Can’t stand them now for no particular reason.

      • Commodus, Flusher Of Worlds

        The guy from Paradise Lost trying to do death metal vocals again and failing horribly might be the reason for that.

  • Dubbbz

    90’s Related Good: Although The Tick debuted as a comic in the 80s, most of us are probably familiar with the animated run that showed on Fox in 94. There was a fantastic live action series that also ran on Fox in 2001, but that show only lasted 9 episodes. It was criminally underrated, and Patrick Warburton was the perfect Tick.

    Well good news everyone, Amazon, as part of the Pilot Series, is airing an episode of a new Tick series on Prime. It’s supposedly just as wacky and irreverent as the previous two series but puts a new spin on the characters. I will watch it this weekend and hope it gets a full season.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoSsmW8Dsi4

    • Waynecro

      I MUST SEE THIS!!!

      • Dubbbz
        • Waynecro

          I’m going to have to borrow my brother’s Amazon Prime login or something.

          • Dubbbz

            I love the episode of the 2001 series when the superhero league is sitting around watching the surveillance footage of Batmanuel getting mugged.

          • Waynecro

            So fucking great.

      • BobLoblaw

        The suit needs an overhaul and the tone is a bit different but its pretty damm great.

    • JWEG

      Relevant to my interests: Hank Tucker, producer and director of the animated series is currently responsible for a comic series that’s under the “ALTERNA” indie comics banner called The Actual Roger:

      http://www.comiccrusaders.com/the-actual-hank-tucker-talks-about-the-actual-roger/

      ALTERNA was founded by my e-pal Peter Simeti, who was responsible for the artwork mentioned in my non-Flushy first G/B/U post this week. And for The Chair, which I’m hoping to have Good News about shortly – either that or the Blu Ray review I won’t continue to hold off for the Good News.

    • Brock Samson

      I fucking love the tick

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Yay!

    • tigeraid

      SPOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • BobLoblaw

      Thanks for the heads up man, The Tick should be good. DEFINITELY check out Jean Claude Van Johnson, dont know how well it would work as a series but that episode they have up is highly enjoyable.

    • Commodus, Flusher Of Worlds

      Ummmmmmmmmm, nope! Love the animated series, but Amazon is talking about the new one being dark and edgy (super nope). And this doesn’t exactly do it any favors:

      http://media.comicbook.com/2016/07/tick4-4fbb6-191339.jpg

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      HOT DAMN!!!

  • sweetooth0

    GOOD: It’s Friday, I managed to get in on the limited orange vinyl for the new Darkthrone, and I’m hitting up a doom metal show tonight headlined by Chronobot
    BAD: I’m basically broke
    UGLY: eye infection drops they gave me had the horrid side effects of fatigue and dizziness, so I’ve felt like utter shit all week, constant spins and no energy at all. Not taking any more of those.

  • ME GORAK!!!™

    GOOD:BLACK SABBATH & BLIND GUARDIAN SHOWS SOON!!!!!!!!
    BAD: BLIND GUARDIAN CANCEL FT WAYNE SHOW SO ONLY CAN SEE ONCE ON TOUR 🙁
    METAL:
    https://youtu.be/qha2kSrqof4

    • Tom Warriors Beanie

      The guitar duel to end all guitar duels.

    • tertius_decimus

      Blind Guardian show ftw!

    • Abradolf Lincler

      jelly, mr caveman! BG soooo good live. try and get handsy with Hansi for me

      • Commodus, Flusher Of Worlds

        Yup yup! Saw them a few years back in Chicago, and they definitely bring it!

        • ME GORAK!!!™

          GRAVE DIGGER FUN AS HELL LIVE TOO!!!!!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Yeah, those dudes have serious fun on stage

      • ME GORAK!!!™
  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good: getting paid next week, Static X

    Bad: store meeting next Sunday, my social and love lives, my laptops cooling fan broke, Old Navy

    Ugly: nothing.

  • EsusMoose

    Good: Next week I see Baroness’ tour and periphery’s tour. Got my tv. Still going to my gym. The toilet fantasy league will start and I can insult folks with situationally relevant comments. Stuff.
    Bad: Red dog beer. Project ended so I didn’t have much to do. Boris cancelled their show this week.
    Ugly: Was peeing at a urinal, my boss came in and went to the other one then proceeded to sing my name.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    GOOD: death Life in general
    BAD: Pretty much everything else
    UGLY: Binging.

    • Count_Breznak

      You do the wrong kinds of binging.

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Ugh.
        Alcobeer doesn’t stand well wih me at all.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Also good: Tate, Blaze Bayley and Ripper Owens are doing a tour and it’s coming to my area.

  • Ayreonaut

    Not as good as, as good as dead, by Through the eyes of the dead.
    Don’t care what anyone labels that band, that whole album fucking slays

  • Ayreonaut

    Good, I got a raise, two weeks of paid vacation, and all my jeeps are currently running!
    Bad, I broke up with my girlfriend. Could also be good, depends on the day.
    Ugly, living in my friends (half finished) basement for the time being

    • Dagon

      It can be good, but this shit is gonna be fluctuating for a while. Believe in me.

      How long were you together?

      • Ayreonaut

        Thanks man I appreciate it. 2 years, which in the scheme of things isn’t long, but we really had something together.

        • Waynecro

          Sorry to hear that, man. Hang in there.

          • Ayreonaut

            Thanks. Some days are much easier than others. I should be mature enough by now to just get over it but man I was stupid enough to fall for a girl like that again. I just have to remind myself I now have more time to go to concerts and work on jeeps and listen to metal and not be in a false reality of hippy “the world and everything in it it is beautiful and happy” cause it sure as fuck isnt

          • Waynecro

            Well, I’m rooting for you, man. I’m in a similar situation. My girlfriend of nearly eight years left me last year, right after we bought a house together. I’m still all kinds of fucked up about it–especially because we still live together. I hate everything, but at least I have more free time. Good luck. Solidarity, bro.

  • tertius_decimus

    Don’t wanna talk about bad.

    So, the good: my new job is awesome. At last I found a place where I feel perfectly comfortable, the collective is nice and helpful and I can raise my bar in conversations, because being an awkward person, there were plenty of problems with blah blahs.

    • Dagon

      I’m happy for you, bro.

    • Waynecro

      Congrats, man!

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Good to hear, my man.

  • tertius_decimus

    Also, duderz, jazz is the new metal. This project absolutely rips!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC-aFGH9LEQ

    • Dagon

      This is great shit. Sounds like a stoner lady had a love child with a jazz snob and their kid grew up being Shaft or some shit.

      Very cool.

      • tertius_decimus

        You nailed it, Fish God!

    • RJA

      Was listening to Jack Dejohnette trios new record this morning. Its nothing like this but defenitely put me in the mood for some jazz. And this is pretty sweet – thanks!

  • tigeraid

    The Good: 2.5 weeks to vacation
    The Bad: I have to fucking work tomorrow and THEN cover a guy’s vacation next week with a marathon shift FUCK MY LIFE.
    The Ugly: Drumpf, as always.

  • Abradolf Lincler

    Good: getting my hand tattood today, first work ive gotten done in years. getting closer to being fully moved in. have the weekend off (which i will spend working on the house)

    Bad: meh

    Ugly: hot takes around here

    • Elizabeth Short

      I was expecting my hand tattoos to hurt like a bastard, but they were some of the easiest ones I’ve gotten.

      • Commodus, Flusher Of Worlds

        Is this one of your tats (one of Bourdain’s tats)?

        http://static.ratemyink.com/images/ul/128/Chef-Skull-tattoo-128071.jpeg

        • Abradolf Lincler

          not racisty enuff

        • Elizabeth Short

          That tattoo makes me sad. Also, according to that weird partial skull thing’s toque, it can effectively cook an egg six ways correctly while still being attached to someone that I can confidently guess regularly attends the Gathering of the super good number one Juggalos.

          • Commodus, Flusher Of Worlds

            Lol, Anthony Bourdain is a Juggalo?!?!

          • Elizabeth Short

            That’s honestly one of Bourdain’s tats? Ugh…I thought you were just messing with me. That’s…disheartening. Watches the Archer episode with him to erase the sadness.

          • Commodus, Flusher Of Worlds

            Yup, it’s one of his many tats. Love that episode, btw! (and pretty much anything Bourdain)

      • Abradolf Lincler

        yeah compared to some other spots this wasnt bad at all

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      The hot take thing made more sense when I found out what ‘hot take’ actually meant

  • Commodus, Flusher Of Worlds

    The Good/Bad rolled into one: Our dog gave birth out of nowhere on Tuesday. The kicker on that whole thing is that she was supposedly spayed over a year ago. So, I came back to my room and wondered what the fuck this animorphous blob she was chewing on was, and quickly got a coffee filter to put the pup onto, and yelled for my roommates (it’s their dog, but I help take care of it). Of course, they’re going fucking nuts wondering why this happened, and sadly the puppy didn’t make it. They got her to an emergency vet, and out came another puppy, which thankfully survived. She (the dog) is recouping nicely, despite the heart murmurs, and came close to dying since that second one wasn’t about to come out without help. And we’re feeling like assholes for getting mad at her for peeing everywhere and acting sad (mostly because we thought it was her getting mad at the new pitbull they got).
    The Ugly: Certainly not the new pup! Which they’re calling Leo, despite me offering Joe’s recommendation of “Fartsniffer”.

  • Joe Daniels hits harder than any drummer I have ever seen. That is all.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      That’s because you’ve never seen Vinnie Paul live.

      • Oh shiiiiiit!!!

      • I don’t need to. I already know he is like a flea in the face of Joe Daniels. (Who would willingly watch Vinnie Paul do anything?)

        • Would you watch him get a pull?

          • I wouldn’t even watch his shadow get a shadow-pull.

    • Tommy Lee might be close. But goddamn I hate him and LOVE Joe!

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    GOOD: beer, more beer, metal, heavy metal

    • more beer

      Fuck yea bro!

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        MORE BEER!!!

        • more beer

          HHAHA!

    • ME GORAK!!!™
      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        MOREHEAVYMETALBEER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • more beer

        They aren’t that good. Plus low abv.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Pulling no punches tonight, i see. Haha!

          • more beer

            Must be the Upslope sampler I was drinking. I have a deal for you. I will get you one of these. A Black Sky Groovy’s Purple Beerd. For an 11.I am very impressed with this beer. It is a very interesting Belgian strong.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            DEAL!

          • more beer

            I was watching them bottle them by hand on Wednesday. I have a friend who likes Bud Light(I really fuck with him for it). He tried one and said “this is my new favorite beer.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Ha! That is awesome.

            Nice to hear the dude changed his mind.

          • more beer

            He can’t get his beer of choice there. But they are really good.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Their menu and beer list looks pretty damn good.

            I’m gonna drink my Petal on Sunday, I do believe.

          • more beer

            Right on. I’m going to a show there on Sunday. They are bringing Demolition Hammer here in December for Denver Black Sky. That place rules. Everyone screams about Trve. But in truth Black Sky blows that place away.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Well, shit. They have a live stage at the brewery?

          • more beer

            No but they have a spot for bands to play. They have Sacrificial Slaughter and Master playing in the brewery on Thursday. But the festival is at good sized venue.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Oh, okay. That is still pretty bad ass.

          • more beer

            Yea free sunday afternoon metal shows is pretty cool.

        • ME GORAK!!!™

          GORAK LIKE LIGHT LAGER SO LOW ABV NOT DEAL BREAKER!!!!! HAVE NOT TRIED YET!!!!!!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            I find it to be a fairly solid English style Brown Ale. Nothing spectacular, but nothing groundbreaking

          • more beer

            more beer has tried it. Not impressed. But needed the bottle for my beer bottle collection.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    INDIFFERENT: I found a few gray hairs on my noggin today.

    • more beer

      As long as you still have hair on your head you’re doing alright.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Haha! I don’t see any recession going on in the near future.

        • more beer

          There ya go!

  • Hans Gruber

    Good: Went to Amsterdam this week to see Louis CK live. Had an absolute blast. Uhh… he was around in the 90s, but he himslef wouldn’t recommend his stuff from back then to anyone.

    Bad: People who proudly declare themselves 90s kids as if the year their parents boned was something other than happenstance.

    Ugly: A crappy 90s fad (the Diddle mouse) making a comeback in the form of a game that the company I work at will be publishing.

    Here’s a tiny Louis exiting the stage before the encore:

  • Hans Gruber

    Oh, also hella good: Angel Sword. Thanks Randall!

  • HessianHunter

    The new Local H drummers other band fuckin’ rips. https://bruder.bandcamp.com