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Random Things

July 2015

Currently reading Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz

Music I'm listening to:


Aerosmith--Live in Boston at Ma Kin (bootleg)

Dead Can Dance--Into the Labyrinth 


October 2013 --Music I'm listening to right now:

Black Sabbath -- 13
Megadeth -- Super Collider
Halford -- Resurrection
Sarah McLachlan -- Laws of Illusion

October 2013--I've been collecting Stephen King's Dark Tower novels for a long time but had never read them until I started the other day. I liked the Gunslinger but was more impressed with The Drawing of the Three. I'm currently reading The Waste Lands.  

February 2013--Currently reading A Tale of Two Cities. Having trouble getting used to the writing style. I don't read a lot of 19th century writers. 

January 2012--Happy New Year. I got a kindle for Christmas. I am currently reading the ebook of "Should Have Killed the Kid" by R. Frederick Hamilton 

August 2011 -- I haven't read a really good book lately. I've been on a run of novels that are OK, semi-entertaining, but not great: When Eight Bells Toll by Alistair McLean, Conspiracies by F. Paul Wilson, The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry.

August 2011 -- Music I'm listening to right now
Disturbed -- Asylum
Wine and Alchemy -- What Dreams May Come
Drive-by Truckers -- Decoration Day 

July 2011 -- Music I'm listening to right now
Toni Iommi and Glenn Hughes - The DEP Sessions
Flogging Molly - Speed of Darkness
Brother - Black Stone Tramp
November's Doom - Aphotic

July 3, 2011 The Phillies continue to have the best record in baseball! 

March 28 2011 -- Music I'm listening to right now
Badlands -- Badlands
Counting Crows -- Live in New York
Tool -- Lateralus
Angel Rot -- Unlistenable Hymns of Indulgent Damnage 

My favorite sports teams are The New York Jets, The Philadelphia Phillies, The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Penn State Nittany Lions

February 15, 2011 -- Music I'm listening to right now
April Wine -- greatest hits
Johnny "Guitar" Watson -- 3 Hours Past Midnight
Autumnal Reaper -- Rise of the Raging Death
Rush -- All the World's a Stage

October 30, 2010 -- Music I'm listening to right now
Black Mountain -- Wilderness Heart

Jackson Browne -- Lives in the Balance
Disturbed -- Asylum
David Parsons -- Himalaya

September 8, 2010--The York Fair is the oldest county agricultural fair in the country and it begins this Friday September 10. 10 days of rides, games of chance, milkshakes, funnel cakes, cheesesteaks, steer judging, nightly concerts, freak shows, sheep shearing, italian sausage sandwiches, Bury's hamburgers, Lancaster county ham and cheese sandwiches, whoopie pies, vendors, cookware demonstrations, goat judging, free shows, and more food, food, food. 

Some of my favorite bands and singers and composers 
Aerosmith, AC/DC, Counting Crows, Sarah McLachlan, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Muddy Waters, Tool, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Dead Can Dance, Natalie Merchant, Black Sabbath, Ted Nugent, Azam Ali, Vas, Fiona Apple, The Cure, The Chieftains, Metallica, Megadeth, Witchfinder General, Buckcherry, Albannach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Hadrian's Wall, Rathkeltair, John Tavener

Music I'm listening to right now -- July 1, 2010
Sarah McLachlan -- Laws of Illusion
Pro-Pain -- Prophets of Doom
We are the Fallen -- Tear the World Down
Aerosmith -- Toys in the Attic

The perfect music for a warm summer night is Van Morrison 

There's nothing better than a used book sale -- April 17 2010 
No better way to spend part of a Saturday afternoon than at a used book sale, especially one that's almost over.  An entire bag of books for $3.

Music I'm listening to right now -- April 17 2010 
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee -- Back to New Orleans
Atlanta Rhythm Section -- Best of
Jonny Lang -- Lie to Me
Dead Can Dance -- Spiritchaser
Arcade -- Arcade
Def Leppard -- High n' Dry

My Reaction to Duke being in the NCAA Basketball title game -- April 4 2010 
Being a North Carolina Tar Heels fan my reaction includes the words "vomiting profusely"

Book I'm reading right now -- April 4 2010 
Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland by Bryan Sykes 

Music I'm listening to right now--March 28 2010 
Blodwyn Pig -- Getting to This
Buckcherry -- 15
Dead Can Dance -- Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
S.O.D. -- Speak English or Die

The Worst Music Video Ever Made -- March 22 2010 
Thanks to my friend Rob for this link. This is the worst music video I've ever seen. You have to see it to believe it.

Phil Collins Thought -- March 16 2010
How does Phil Collins go from the haunting In the Air Tonight  to the inexplicable Sussudio to writing treacle for Disney movies?

Book I'm Reading Right Now -- March 15 2010 
Worth the Wait--Tales from the 2008 Phillies by Jayson Stark
Yes, I am a long-suffering Philadelphia Phillies fan who is thoroughly enjoying the team's recent renaissance as one of the best teams in baseball


Music I'm Listening to Right Now -- March 15 2010
Foreigner -- Head Games
Johnny Cash -- Ain't No Grave
Burzum -- Belus
Nonpoint -- Recoil
Shaman's Harvest -- Shine