The Pimping of a King

The Pimping of a King

So in a speech, where he decries the manufacturing of rampant consumerism by the advertising industry, THAT SAME INDUSTRY USES THAT SPEECH TO PEDDLE IT’S GOODS!

"With All Do Respect..."

“With All Do Respect…”

 “I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today, my own government.” -Martin Luther King…

Walking among the Wretched

Walking among the Wretched

“Getting ahead cannot be the only motive that motivates people. You have to imagine what a good life is.” It’s Christmas afternoon in West Oakland, CA.  It’s quiet for a change where I live.  The freeway beside me is almost…

PNW Noob Tour Starts Friday...Whew

PNW Noob Tour Starts Friday…Whew

Well, looks like it’s time to get ready to go out and tour once again.  Just this time the setting is quite different and the time isn’t so long.  A quick run up the Northwest to Seattle will mark the…

Things She Left in the Fire

Things She Left in the Fire

First off, I personally want to take a moment to thank all of you for reaching out to me after hearing about the devastating fire that hit the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland.   Over the years we’ve talked at length…

Things Fall Apart…But Can They Be Repaired?

As many of you might have seen, Cyndy has not only left LFADM, but she left me as well.  Her decision swift and without notice.  She did it in the dead of night while I was away working in the…

The System Has Failed

The System Has Failed

  “Our health care system squanders money because it is designed to react to emergencies. Homeless shelters, hospital emergency rooms, jails, prisons – these are expensive and ineffective ways to intervene and there are people who clearly profit from this…

Tour Diary: In Light of Current Events....

Tour Diary: In Light of Current Events….

    The other night while playing in Lafayette, LA I was approached by a gentleman who felt the need to ask me if I knew about the #BlackLivesMatter protest that was going on a few miles down the road. …

Clarity Tour 2016 Diary:  The Gringo Says, "Fuck Your Wall"

Clarity Tour 2016 Diary: The Gringo Says, “Fuck Your Wall”

  We’re 36,000 ft. up and my wife, my partner in crime and slime is fast asleep.  Like, mouth wide open asleep in the seat next to me on my left. To my right is a young woman equally as…

Nick Menza and the Golden Era of Megadeth

Nick Menza and the Golden Era of Megadeth

    I’ve been listening to Megadeth for over 20 years.  Arguably my favorite metal band of all time.  Their complex brand of thrashing speed metal combined with politically charged lyrics capped off with lead man Dave Mustaine’s snarly vocals…