The Reboot.

After almost one year of being unemployed after a layoff (I got a sweet severance package), I started a new job this past May. Basically, I have been working ten hour days, five days a week. After having all the time in the world to write and basically do whatever I want, I have been trying to readjust back into the land of employment. I don’t have a lot of time to do much after work, but I absolutely miss writing my blog. Thus, I have decided to reboot, and begin doing some stuff on this site again. Since I started doing this a year ago, I have always found it therapeutic to find the right words and string together to talk about the things I admire and appreciate. There are so many things I find interesting in this world, and talking about them is pretty cool. If you were a reader, I am sorry I have been absent. If you just discover me now, welcome. Either way, let’s have a good time.

But in the meantime, here is this…

T.

Riff of the Day – 09/08/15 Fireball Ministry – The Sinner

Fireball Ministry – The Sinner (from the album The Second Great Awakening, Nuclear Blast 2003)  From Las Angeles by way of Cincinnati, Fireball Ministry have been at it since the late 90’s, making some warm, heavy rock ‘n roll. A lot of their imagery borrows from Christianity, but we won’t hold that against them (just jokes). This foursome know how to groove.

Please Stay Tuned…

My apologies for not posting much in the last week. I’ve been doing some writing for another project I am working on. I do have many posts planned for How Heavy This Axe, I just have to get around to posting them. I will return.

In the mean time, please enjoy this photo I took at the Calgary Zoo today…a Tiger eating meat!

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Riff of the Day – 08/11/2015

Masters of RealityIt’s Shit (from the album Welcome to the Western Lodge, 1999 Spitfire Records) Originally from Syracuse, New York, these guys have been making music since the early eighties. Singer/guitarist Chris Goss is also a producer, working with bands like Queens of the Stone Age and Kyuss. Named after the Black Sabbath album ‘Master of Reality‘, these guys are definitely worth checking out.

“It’s alive…It’s ALIVE!”

Hello, and welcome to How Heavy This Axe. Thank you for stopping by. Before we begin, allow me to tell you a little about myself, and what I hope to accomplish.

From a young age, I have always had an interest in audio and visual arts…film, television, music. Over the years, I have developed a taste for horror and psychological thriller films. From the time I met my best friend and creative partner Blaise at the age of eight, the darker side of cinema is where my interest has drifted. The 70’s area classics (The Exorcist, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Shining) opened the doors, and today I still find myself using those films as the benchmark.

As much as I love film, my true love is music. Many genres and artists are amazing, and I will give anything a listen, heavy music is the one thing I have always enjoyed. As an early teen, I discovered heavy metal. I was hooked. Megadeth, Kiss, Motorhead and Faith No More were some of my favorites. I started going to concerts at 14 (Aerosmith/Skid Row my first), and continue to see as many as I can. Then the internet was born. That was the ticket to a whole new world of music. This is how I discovered “Stoner Rock”. You can call it “desert rock”, “robot rock”, “doom”, “sludge”, or whatever, but this form of music has captivated my soul since day one.  I heard Queens of the Stone Age debut album in 1999, and that was it. I was sucked in to the vortex. I still call Queens of the Stone Age my favorite band to this day.

What I hope to accomplish with this “blog” is not to critique or review films and music, but to rather give my opinions. I find it crass to give a rating to someones life work, whether it is good or bad. I am simply going to write my thoughts. I welcome your opinions, and look forward to feed back. Eventually, I would love to have guest writers and contributors. I know there are a million other websites like this, but hopefully I can be entertaining enough to catch some interest. And of course I am going to use this little piece of the web to selflessly self promote various music and film projects that my friends and I work on.

You can also visit these places if you like to click…

scentertainment.blogspot.ca –  The artist collective I call home.  My pal Blaise runs the show. The most dedicated dude I know.

moviedrivel.com – My pal Worky’s blog. He uses his brain to store movie information. He possesses impressive film knowledge.

My twitter handle is @thisaxeisheavy   –   My email is thisaxeisheavy@gmail.com

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