Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin 2 @ La Zona Rosa, 1/29/11

My darling Jamie, I want you to know how much I love you. From the moment you took your first breath till I take my last. I am so so proud of you. I am sorry to leave you so early but know I will always be looking over you, at your side. Whenever you […]

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Riot House: NAMM / Saturday, Anaheim Convention Center & Hilton, 1/15/11

The valets at my hotel bid me farewell as I leave to relocate to my friend’s in Huntington Beach. They think I’m quite a character, dressed up as I was at 10am. It was time to pick up my partner in crime for the day to hit up NAMM again. We pull into the parking […]

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Namm Jam

NAMM JAM: Megadeth, Hellyeah, Michael Schenker Group @ The Grove, 1/14/11

After the excitement of being at NAMM all day, and finally hunting down passes to the afterparty for the evening, my energy meter fell to zero by the time I got back to The Challenger. I soon found myself sipping on some coffee and eating a protein bar in a parking lot near the venue […]

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Musicianland: NAMM / Friday, Anaheim Convention Center, 1/14/11

I’m driving down I5 when The Beach Boy’s ‘California Girls’ comes on the radio. I pass a Californication billboard. It’s 80 degrees outside, but I’m sporting leather pants and a massive headache. The exit to get to the Anaheim Convention Center is the same one you take to go to Disneyland, otherwise known as ‘the […]

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Killed By Death: Lemmy documentary premier @ Vista Theater Hollywood, 1/13/11

When my alarm went off at 4:30am, I would have never imagined what the next 24 hours would hold for me. Soon I found myself in a cab on the way to the Austin airport to catch the now familiar too early flight that’s direct and gets me to LA early enough to enjoy a […]

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High/Low: The Roller, Fiend Without A Face @ Red 7, 1/8/11

There have been many times in this space where I have lamented the fact that my life is a rollercoaster; a series of highs and lows with little in between. The highs and lows in my life go beyond good times/bad times…but can also describe the sort of multiple personalities I have. I can start […]

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