Greg, Kyle, Byron, and I caught Megadeth, Testament, and Exodus last night at the Tabernacle. The sound was totally screwed up… especially for Exodus’ set… which wasn’t even running through the PA. Even the first half of Testament’s set had the vocals sounding like they were coming through a tin can filled with shop-rags. They eventually got it sorted out. Megadeth played ‘Rust In Peace’, the from start to finish… and it was AMAZING. I swear they never missed a note… even during the most blisteringly fast solos. Their musicianship still shines after all these years. After Rust In Peace, they played a varied assortment of solid tracks that made for a great show… even if the PA was still sounding terrible.
I got fed up with trying to work on the car in pitch darkness, so I put up a couple fluorescent light fixtures. The difference is remarkable. Next on my list for the garage is to get some more shelving up and re-arrange the space better so working on the car is less of a hassle. This garage is much smaller than my last one, so every inch of space counts. I still have a TON of wall decor to go up… but that will make it’s way to the walls in good time.
I got a chance to see an unbelievable documentary called “The Art of the Steal” by Don Argott. I won’t go into details of what the documentary entails… because the trailer above does a great job of that. What I will say is that I left the theatre VERY very angry. For a moment, I couldn’t even believe that something like this could happen… but then I remembered that we live in a country where the almighty dollar rules all… so to hell with things like legality, wills, or trusts. The city of Philadelphia could obviously care less about these things, as they have tourism to drum up! They want to portray themselves as one of the leading cities for art and culture, however they are showing that they are a city writhing in corruption hellbent on getting what they want… even if it means breaking the law.This film was very well produced, and I really enjoyed it immensely. If you have any attachment or relationship to art whatsoever… I would highly recommend it. And to the city of Philadelphia… you will never see a red cent of MY commerceEVER.
A couple weeks back, my buddy Clint Davis gave me a shout about a feature he wanted to do for the Longshots section of Import Tuner. This section is normally reserved for automotive photography, but Clint wanted to switch things up a bit, and feature some video content.It is VERY flattering to be featured in a tuner magazine for my endeavors behind the keyboard instead of behind the wheel. It is even more of an honor to be paired up on the same page with my ‘Keep Drifting Fun’ buddy, Will Roegge!This feature really turned out cool, and is available on newstands nationwide. Thanks Clint!!!