Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Don't panic, there is hope...

I guess you are all bombed with daily news about the swine flu, this lethal threat to mankind, the plague of the 21st century... But don't panic, there is good news, the disease can be cured, there is a remedy that can help you in case you are infected, you won't have to die... there are some slight side effects though as you can see on the pic showing a survivor, but hey, you can't have it all ;-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fan or Freak?

I have always been a huge Star Wars fan, I watched the movies (specially the original trilogy) a billion times, listened to the audiobook versions and the imperial march is my handy ringtone, but I guess there is always somebody out there that can top such things. As a kid I also had tons of Star Wars toys, actually I still have some, but seeing this guys pictures of his home (is he living in a museum???) made me speechless and a bit envious :-) If you click here you can check out his blog and see much more than just this pic that I posted here. I have to say I really think he does it with a lot of style, his home doesn't look like the average geeks place that is just plastered with merchandise, it really has much more of a stylish museum and he definitely owns some items that I would kill for :-) But well, on the other hand I don't even want to think about how much money he spent on all that stuff, I checked out the online shop where he buys a lot of his things and prices up to 18000 bucks are not really what I would be willing to invest in a single Darh Vader statue, no matter how cool it looks like. I just wonder if this guy is a relative of George Lucas, a very successful stock broker or just son of very very rich parents...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

R.I.P. Les Paul

Today guitar legend Lester Polfus, better known as Les Paul, died at the age of 94. His larger than life legacy does not only include the Gibson Les Paul, but also tape delays and multitrack recording. Rest in peace Lester!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Words of wisdom

Today a big thank you goes out to Blizzard, for once again confirming the ancient words of wisdom:


Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Greek Cigarette Lighter

Just to give you an impression, here is a pic of the Greek cigarette lighter that this guy was waving during the Testament gig. Definitely something I didn't want to be close to ;-)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cigarette lighter vs. cellphone display vs. torch

I just came back from Greece where we played a great show on monday and I spent some nice "rest of the week vacation" with my wife. Does anyone remember this nice old habit of holding up a cigarette lighter when a band plays a ballad? Yes, I know, today cigarette lighters are replaced by cellphone displays, not as romantic but very effective too, but I guess some guy in Athens wanted to revive the original habit... I was watching the Testament show a bit before warming up for our set, and when they played "Into the Pit" somebody was lighting up a torch or something like that... a GIANT one, in the middle of the audience... I have to say it really looked scary and I am not sure if the pit that started immediately around this guy was caused by the fans just wanting to start a pit or by trying to get away from the fire ;-)

PS: What the hell is wrong with Greek mosquitos??? Are they all zombies that come back from the dead over night? How come I kill millions of them before going to bed and on the next moring I have tons of bites and there are armies of them in my room again even though the window was closed...