Oreo has gotten needier since I’ve been home sick lately. She was never a lap cat till she was 11. Shes 16 now. I’m still adjusting.
Sent the guy who wanted me to pay him to shovel my driveway away. Because there’s more still coming.
Hope he comes back tomorrow.
Just realized I can watch Dance Moms on Amazon Prime. People have told me for forever to watch this so I’m staying out of the snow and giving it a go.
As reality shows go, I’m digging it.
But I can’t for the life of me figure out why these mom’s deal with that woman’s bullshit.
I mean maybe its just for TV that they complain but it all falls on deaf ears and they know it will and next episode nothing’s changed.
I guess its cause they win stuff? I don’t know enough about dance to understand if this woman is the only choice in Pittsburgh or what. Seems like there should be other choices for these moms.
Called off work cause I’m sick.
But boy am I glad I don’t have a long commute out to where the news is showing pics of everything covered in ice.
I woke up at 4am just now on top of the covers with what seems like no fever and nothing stuffed up or running.
I hope I’m well again now. Being sick is boring.
Much Rock and Roll, Celebrations, Lost 20 lbs, Got new teeth, Raised kittens, Cleaned cat messes, Loved work, Loved life, Had so much fun.
Dawn’s 2013 summed up in 24 words
I dont think this site is active anymore but it wont stop me from summing up my last year in 24 words.
Give me a minute. I have to think.
I’ve had a whole good year.
I actually have guilt not putting Valient Thorr higher on the list.
Because I love to support them. But I really just didnt listen to anything near as much as Ramming Speed and Goatwhore this year. How cool I got to see both bands together. And Valient Thorr and Ramming Speed. And I got to see Goatwhore with High on Fire who was on my most played list last year. And I got to see Kvelertak with Black Tusk who was on my most played list last year. And i got to see High on Fire with Kvelertak only a couple of weeks ago. And I got to see Ramming Speed again too.
Left Gyspyhawk off the list. Not sure why. I listen to that at work sometimes because its less potentially offensive than the others. I must have it in some other category in my head or something.
This post was going to be about something but i forgot what.
I’m still sick and I think I have some brain fog going on.
Whatever, its been a beyond awesome year for me as far as Rock and Roll goes. Its’ been awesome all around.
Dawn’s most listened to albums of 2013 in one post.
#1 Ramming Speed - Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die
#2 Goatwhore - Blood for the Master (2012)
#3 Electric Six - Mustang
#4 Kvelertak - Meir
#5 ASG - Blood Drive
#6 Valient Thorr - Our Own Masters
(via Amazon.com: Our Own Masters: Music)
#6 - Valient Thorr - Our Own Masters. I’d like to end my list at #5 but then I feel like I’d be cheating Valient Thorr who’s my favorite band.
I had a weird experience with this album. I sort of dreaded it coming out because I think I felt like they had a lot of great albums already, and most bands don’t get that many… and these guys are settling down now and getting married and having babies.
They’re all happy. And good for them. If I wish that for anyone its these guys who came along and Rock and Rolled me when I was at an all-time low, reminding me who I was and fueling me to make all the changes I’ve made like moving and going to more shows and quit working “real” jobs that I hate that make me miserable and etc etc etc.
I was terrified that this album was going to be awful. And I heard the first song and saw the first video and I still wasn’t convinced that it was gonna be good.
I bought it anyway and I liked it.
And these songs do play heavier live and the band seems to sell even the happy stuff.
Oh yeah and you know what? *I’m* happy now! So maybe we can all be happy and that’d be just fine. This album is full of good stuff.
The only reason I probably didn’t spend more time with it is because Ramming Speed’s album came out at the same time. That and I only got to see them live twice (two shows in two days) this year so it was easy to listen to some band I was about to see sooner instead of this record.
But that’s it. That’s the end.
I wish I could add more to it but truth is that this is what I listened to in 2013. I didn’t listen to much other stuff. Some albums I was excited for disappointed me. Some just didn’t compel me to keep listening to them.
I saw a ton of live bands, some of which I liked more than others. Some of which I bought the albums, some of which I didn’t.
These six albums are what I listened to in 2013.
(via Amazon.com: Blood Drive: Music)
#5- ASG - Blood Drive is a little quiet for me where I’m at right now in this particular moment in time, but it came out and I played it a lot more than I thought I might the first listen through.
Because it’s great.
I mean real quality songs here. I always loved that about this band. I got fixated big time on one of their albums back in 2008 and I’ve only managed to see them live ever once. Opening up a show. In a room full of people who were there to see the other band and the sound was lousy for them. And it was still awesome somehow.
I have nothing to say but praise for these guys and this band and this music. Not sure why its not making the best of lists. It should be. ASG albums always get better the more times you listen to them.
But I’m in a place in my life now where I’m into a lot more black/thrash/punk crossover and mixed up general fast stuff. As great as this is it’s not me today so it doesnt’ get played as much as it deserves.