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Violator @ 2019 Brutal Assault

Violator @ 2019 Brutal Assault Festival

@violatorthrash #brutalassault #brutalassault2019 #violatorthrash

The quantity and quality of thrash metal bands at the 2019 Brutal Assault Festival was amazing. Off the top of my head, so I’m probably forgetting several bands, there was Violator, Anthrax, Jungle Rot, Carcass (not exactly thrash but…), Sacred Reich, Testament, Hellhammer, Demolition Hammer, Destruction, Tankard, Exumer, Metal Church, Voivod, and Sodom.

Violator appeared to have have been on speed or cocaine or something as they hit the stage almost 10 minutes early (which I’ve never seen a band do at a festival before), played (ran around and talked) like maniacs, and then went overtime (something you rarely see at festivals).

I once owned an original Sepultura “Beneath the Remains” tour t-shirt from one of their first shows ever in the USA. I wish I had taken better care of it as that would nice to have 30+ years later.

Case Logic > Lowepro

Broken zipper on Lowepro 350 AW DSLR Video Fastpack

@Lowepro #caselogic #lowepro

Last year I reported on how Case Logic replaced my Case Logic DCB-308 SLR Camera Sling Backpack under their 25-year warranty. I’ve had no issues with the replacement bag in the subsequent 18 months.

About six months ago my other bag, the one I can also carry my laptop in, stopped zipping in one direction. Then, on my trip to Mexico a couple weeks ago, the zippers stopped working in both directions. Very inconvenient when you are in a foreign country and your luggage is packed to its fullest! I thought I’d try my warranty luck again, this time with Lowepro so I looked up their warranty. In theory the Lowepro warranty is even better than the Case Logic warranty as Lowepro claims their warranty lasts forever for the original purchaser. I still had my receipt for $130, proving I was the original purchaser. However, in practice, the Lowepro warranty sucks because it doesn’t cover things that are likely to fail (like zippers) so now I need to purchase a new bag.

Guess which company I will be shopping with? Maybe this one?

Happy Day of the Dead!

guanajuato day of the dead dolls

Day of the Dead dolls from a street vendor in Guanajuato, Mexico

#guanajuato #mexico #dayofthedead #dolls

California State Route 1

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Vista Point

A bit south of Big Sur on Highway 1, you can find the McWay Rocks. Nice place.

Happy Halloween

Nekrodelirium

#geflemetalfestival #geflemetal @sandra_stensen #halloween

One of my favorite things as a kid was listening to the radio on the night of Halloween while going through my recently acquired candy stash. Instead of hearing The Eagles or Boston for the millionth time, the stations would feature “scarier” tracks on Halloween evening. For instance, I can remember on the Halloween, just a week after my 14th birthday, hearing “The Number of the Beast” on the radio for the first time. That song remains a favorite, 37 years later, and Halloween continues to be my favorite holiday.

Are you ready for Halloween?

bone church kutna hora Sedlec Ossuary czech republic

Chandelier made out of human bones (Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic)

#VisitCzechRepublic #VisitCZ #KutnaHora #BoneChurch @SedlecOssuary_

At this church in Kutna Hora they are ready for Halloween every day of the year.

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