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Copenhell withdrawals and a solution

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Diamond Head’s Brian Tatler @ 2016 Metal Brew

@_METALBREW_ @DH_Diamond_Head #metalbrew #metalbrew2016 @MetalMagicDK

Copenhell hasn’t been over for more than 70 hours, yet I’m craving more. I’ll be going to the Roskilde Festival for four days in a row beginning tomorrow, and yet I know I’ll be going through withdrawals next week. So even though I previously said, with regard to the Metal Magic Festival, that

“If Diamond Head is playing on Thursday or Saturday AND at least two of the bands below are also playing on Thursday or Saturday, then I will probably make the trip for just that day.
Nifelheim
Tribulation
Absu”

and although Diamond Head is playing Saturday and only Absu is also playing on Saturday, I’ve decided to make the trip to Fredericia again anyway.

My reasoning is that if Diamond Head was ever playing two hours away from me in Southern Oregon, I’d make the trip. Therefore, tossing Absu in as an added bonus means I should make the journey while I have the chance.

So next Saturday I’ll be adding Metal Magic to my summer itinerary.

Dave Mustaine?

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Slægt @ 2017 Copenhell

@COPENHELL #copenhell #Slægt

No, this is not Dave Mustaine. That was last year. Copenhell does not repeat acts on consecutive years.

This photo is the future. Slægt is from Denmark, and with any luck, they will be the best thing to come out of Denmark since King Diamond. (Lars Ulrich doesn’t count since everything Metallica has done since Cliff Burton died–especially the drums–has been awful.)

Slægt’s new album is the most amazing thing a bunch of barely 20-year olds have done in decades. You can listen to it here. You can like and follow them on Facebook here.

The Blue Lagoon

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Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

There is no better way to end an intercontinental journey than with a dip in the Blue Lagoon.

Hedge Creek Falls

Hedge Creek Falls

Today is the first day of the last five days that I’m not traveling to or from the San Francisco Bay Area. Today’s photo comes from Dunsmuir, California on day three. The short walk to this waterfall, just off of I-5, is a nice place for a break from driving.

Kushida-jinja (櫛田神社)

櫛田神社

My random, desktop image of the day is from four years ago this month.

Sukiyaki

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Sukiyaki (すき焼き) @ Miyajima’s Iwaso (岩惣)

#宮島

When you stay at a nicer inn in Japan dinner is frequently included in the price. At the fancier places the meal is usually a kaiseki (会席料理) affair of mostly seafood. I’m not a big fan of seafood (although I have enjoyed it to some extent in Japan). So when I booked my room at Iwaso I requested a mostly non-seafood dinner, if possible, even though seafood is the norm. To my utter amazement, sukiyaki (my favorite dish anywhere) was part of the meal.

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