Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Something a lil different

As some of you may know, I'm a HUGE music buff. Well....not ALL music, I'm a metalhead. Have been since I was 12 or 13 years old. I'm not one to change my taste in music just because I'm older, in fact I like it this way. I like being the gray-bearded old guy with Slayer cranking from the stereo and smoking a pipe, it confuses people, lol. Just 'cause I'm almost 44 doesn't mean I have to toss out a 30 year music collection and start listening to the Carpenters and John Denver!
With that being long time buddy Bill tells me 2 weeks ago that he got us 2 concert tickets for Whitesnake and Judas Priest. I'm pretty excited about this one, since this year is the 30th anniversary of their British Steel album, and they will be performing the entire album live. (Anyone who has listened to ANY rock radio station over the past 30 years has heard Breaking the Law!) Bill always gets the good ticket deals!!!!!!

Anyhoo....we get there around 6pm, and watch a friend's band perform on a small stage set right on Lake Erie. Greg has sang in several bands over the time I have known him...Digital Nerve, Breaker, but I think his new project called H.A.T.E. will be the one to remember. He's a great singer, great lead guitar, and has an awesome stage presence. Their first cd is due to be released this fall, I can't wait.

Whitesnake went on at 7:20 on the dot, and WOW was I impressed. Though it wasn't the band lineup that people remember from the 80's hayday, they sounded great. David Coverdale sounds awesome, especially considering he is in his late 50's. Of course they did the expected 80s hits, (Still of the Night, Here I Go Again), but they did some old ones that I always liked better. Hats off to ya David, still doing a wonderful job.

After a break between sets, Judas Priest went on at 9pm. HOLY HELL I forgot how loud those guys were! LOL! Bill remembered ear plugs, me? Of course not. Ah well....ringing ears makes me remember every note, lol. They did the entire Judas Priest album (less one song), then went on to do some other songs, some of which I didn't expect to hear. They did my favorite 3 though! Green Manalishi, The Ripper, and Diamonds & Rust. They did a few others, then left the stage, returning for an encore, which ended up being the (as Bill called it ) extended dance 20 minute mix of Breaking the Law. We left when the song started, just to be able to get to the car and out of Cleveland, avoiding the rush of everyone else.

It was a great time, seeing 2 bands I have been listening to since I was about 14-15, and who better to see it with than a friend of 40+ years. I'm glad I got to see it, though my ears are ringing and trying to tell me "you're getting too old for this s**t"........ahhh, never listened to em before, why would I now!

Monday, July 13, 2009

back from my trauma....

The past few days have been rather slow around here. Yesterday we set up a pretty big yard sale and sat out there from around 9am till just after 6. Now we can buy that farm maw! Hitch up the mule! We made $17.50!! Geez what a waste of time. I may try it again on Wednsday, or I may just give up the idea, put a few things on craigslist, and take the rest to Goodwill. I can't believe that no one wanted any plaid leisure suits or polka-dotted curtains, geeeez...picky picky picky!!!!! I even tried using my crippling injuries from the hornet attack for pity from buyers.....but that didn't work either. Drat, foiled again.

Lisa made a sign to put out, though it didn't help. "help pay our bassets dental bill". I should mention that Hank needs a tooth pulled since it was abcessed. The vet bill and meds were $77 today, and his oral surgery on Thursday will be another $250......arrrgh! Yep, the hot water tank has to wait even more now....ah well. 'tis the price you pay with pets.

On Saturday, I kept staring at the load of lumber I brought home from Lisa's work, and decided to go ahead and make that chicken killin' station that I mentioned. I'm happy with the results, though I do want to get the whole thing off the ground on either blocks or landscape timbers. It's a bit low, and I don't want the wood directly on the ground. Either way I'll get it finished, it's just gonna take time and money. I still want to get one piece of 6x8 privacy fence to block the station from view on the side by the side-road. I don't think anyone wants to watch me cleaning chickens around here, lol. My modified turkey frier to chicken scalder fits right underneath, with the stock pot for it and the plastic tool box we keep all the outdoor cooking/bbq gadgets in. The faucet isn't hooked up yet, but I may hook it to the garden hose. Not much of a point really when I can just use the hose. I thought about making a 5 gallon bucket with a lid into a solar water heater, but thats a little overboard for something to clean chickens and vegetables on, lol.

I should have mentioned it in my last entry, but due to the massive trauma from my hornet injuries, I wasn't thinking right.............I dun went an' gussied up the tractor for the weddin'!!!! Thats right! She got a whole over coat of yellow, the hood got 3 coats of white, the engine got 2 coats of black high heat/engine paint, and I even went to far as to use a free can of chrome paint on the carb and a few other parts. WooooHooooo this sho' is a fine lookin' tractor fer a weddin, if I do say so ma-self. I know, I know, I need the rest of the decal/stripe, but hey, that kit is 60 bucks! That ther' weddin' ain't THAT fancy!!!!!

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