Sunday, September 30, 2012

The World is Turning Metal

Today's Blog is going to revolve around metal, heavy metal that is.  Honestly, I wish I would have learned the guitar growing up as opposed to the piano, cause I swear, I would likely be in a band, a heavy metal that is.  You don't see too many piano's, unless you are Andrew W K (whom i like anyway).
For me, there are a couple different genre's of metal music i listen to, they are:
1. Hair Metal
2. Rock Metal
3. Heavy Metal
4. Speed/Hardcore Metal
Hair Metal bands for me include any rock n roll band that used hair spray back in the day, you know, twisted sister, motley crue, poison, Cinderella, KISS, WASP etc etc.  this music is classic stuff, still to this day, everyone can say they have at least one fav hair metal band and/or a fav song from that genre.
Rock Metal and Hair Metal are very very close...except these bands didn't use as much makeup and hairspray...bands like guns n roses, slaughter, skid row,....once again, hair and rock can be interchangeable.
Heavy Metal, now we are getting into some serious stuff, hard and heavy belongs to this group.  Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Iron Maiden. etc.  If you didn't play at least 2-3 power chords in each song on the guitar, then you are not a part of this group.
Speed/hardcore Metal.  This is also rather broad, ranging from bands like Pantera, Slayer, Testament, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, etc.  Love this genre.
Now everywhere I look, Rock n Roll seems to have an in point.  My boy watching Toopie and Binou on the TV, and they play this little song...but listen to the death shriek that Toopie blasts out at the end of the verse.....

Now if this is not the BEST commercial on TV, I don't know what is.  Nothing like living the dream as a rock star !!!

Comedian Brian Posehn (metal head) has this to say about Metalheads....and he nails it on the head.


Everyone has seen these types of jokes, especially on facebook, but here is one for the music world.....


This just goes to show you that Metal is alive and kicking, well at least for me at least anyways.....

Just a quick snapshot of some of the patches I have purchased for my MMV (mostly metal vest).  As I acquire more, I will update the blog....

Ryders Jokes of the Day.
Greedy Kiwi : This aussie caught this Kiwi having a bit of fun with a sheep. "Mate ", the aussie said, "Over there we shear them ". The kiwi replied, "Mate, I'm not shearing this with innyone "
Food jokes : "May I take your order? " the waiter asked. "Yes, how do you prepare your chickens? " "Nothing special sir," he replied. "We just tell them straight out that they're going to die. "
I am out,
Stay Metal

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Quest for a Vest 2, and a tri

Well my first race of the year finally came and what a blast it was.  Wimp and I signed up for the Innisfail Triathlon a few months back, and just for fun, I issued a challenge to my buddy horse to also sign up.  Well damned if he took me up on my challenge and also wanted to do the tri.  Great, now I had to train even harder now that horse is onboard.

This is how I envisioned the race happening (other that the image below).
Wimp was going to win the swim, I was going to win the bike, and horse was going to win the run.  And as usual, the sprinter will always win the overall race.

Here is a photo of us after the race, wimp, me, and horse.

I actually had a really good swim (for me anyway) and I felt awesome on the bike, but I struggled with the run.  I did have one hiccup with the bike though, towards the end of my bike I got caught with a train and had to wait a few minutes for the darn thing to pass through before I could finish my bike.  I know they modified my time because of it, but to me, that was the kicker. (no excuses though)

Here are the final results, horse beating lindsay by 2 seconds, and me by 2.5 minutes.  And if you look at the stats, wimp won the swim, I won the bike, and horse won the run, and like I said, the winner of the run usually wins the race.










  Dan Headington








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Alas !  My back patch for my rock n roll vest came in the mail today.  Look how sweet this bad boy is !!  i am jacked to get this sewn on.

Here is a pic of the patch pinned onto the vest, next up, sewing.


Snapped this license plate on the way to work last week.  Really ?  I growed up ?
Have you really ?


Love the formatting of this blog, for some reason everything is left justified.....I am not going to figure this next enty should be back to normal


Ryder Joke of the Day. X2 

A blonde and a brunette were talking. The brunette complained, "Every time my boyfriend brings home flowers, I have to to spend the weekend with my legs in the air. " The blonde asks, "Don't you have a vase? "


A blonde is suffering from a sore throat so she goes to see the doctor. She explains the problem to the doctor who asks her to sit down. He gets out his light and says "Open wide. " "I can't " replies the blonde, "the chair's fitted with arms. "


L8er SK8er
Stay Metal