It's been a good couple years since I was last in a mosh pit. I used to get into any pit that I could. Among the more memorable mosh pits I've been in are Protest The Hero at Sound Academy in December 2008, and Killswitch Engage at Arrow Hall in September 2009. Now I can add Primus at Danforth Music Hall in June 2013 to that list.
It's no secret to anyone that I'm a huge Primus fan. I wear my love of the band on my sleeve (Actually, on the trunk of my car. More or less the same thing).
I got my introduction to Primus the same way I'm assuming many other people my age got theirs: The looped version of the song Jerry Was A Race Car Driver on the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater for Nintendo 64.
Though I didn't realize who they were or what ...
I've always been a fan of meat off the grill.
My dad has always been a master of grilling. The best steaks I've ever eaten have come off of his barbecue.
And a few months back, a couple of friends and I enjoyed #Meatfest2013. We cooked, among other things, chicken- and cheese-stuffed steaks.
and bacon-wrapped everything
Up until recently, I've been using a portable propane BBQ that my dad gave me.
It gets the job done, but recently I discovered a crack in the burner. I've been thinking about picking up a charcoal barbecue for a while, and finally took the plunge a couple nights ago.
I don't need anything too fancy, so I got a Weber Smokey Joe. It's small and portable and gets the job done.
After a little frustration putting it together, I got it lit and going.
As I waited for the coals to heat up, ...
If you're not involved with youth hockey at the Peewee level, then this news may not mean much to you, but as a hockey fan, it is certainly kind of interesting.
Yesterday in a vote in Charlottetown, Hockey Canada officially banned bodychecking in hockey at the peewee level. These are kids who are 11 and 12 years old, and it's not necessarily a bad idea, as far as looking out for their health goes.
Hockey Alberta and Hockey Nova Scotia already banned bodychecking earlier this month, after a report in Alberta showed a three-fold increase in the risk of injuries for players who check in Alberta, compared to players in Quebec where bodychecking is banned until the Bantam level.
Paul Carson, the VP of hockey development for Hockey Canada says safety was the key factor in the decision. There were mixed reactions at the meeting but most of the folks ...
I tend to get fairly passionate about hockey. I was born and raised a Leafs fan, and have suffered the last 9 years seeing the Leafs miss the playoffs over and over again. Though not always the most supportive fan (I consider it being a "realistic" fan, admitting they really haven't played the best in a while), I've stuck by them, and only thrown my support behind other teams once the playoffs began.
So obviously I was thrilled when the Leafs made the cut this year. There's still all those haters out there who say "They only made it because it was a short season." That's probably true, but they made it, and that's all that matters.
And of course, in the last 3 minutes of Game 7, I was convinced that the Leafs were about to win their first playoff series in 9 years. However, one of the biggest ...
Since I was a young man, This Is Spinal Tap has been my favourite movie. For some time when I was younger, just about every other thing I said was some sort of reference to or quote from the film.
Whether it's talking about how the amps are one louder...
Or discussing one's role in the band...
... it's a film chock full o' quotable lines.
One of the more memorable quotes from the film comes when the band finally receive the pressings of their album, Smell The Glove.
To coincide with the film's release in 1984, a soundtrack album was released that shared Smell The Glove's artwork, though it was called This Is Spinal Tap.
Now, Tap fans and vinyl collectors can come together and celebrate, as the album is about to be released on vinyl!
Being a huge fan and collector of vinyl myself, I can't wait to ...