Monday, March 26, 2012

Thorn In My Side

The biggest thorn in my side the last few months has been my immune system... So, as much as j.rider and I had hoped to kick off the season yesterday… It just didn’t happen. The last few months have been full of colds and topped off by the FLU just a few weeks ago.  The early spring has j.rider suffering from seasonal allergies and congestion. Needless to say, we were both bummed to be sitting this one out… But, things don’t always go as planned. The ‘Pack in Black’ will have to wait a few more weeks to make it’s debut.

I did manage to get out and enjoy the 70 degree Sunday and some tight twisty trail. However, I forgot about the cardinal rule of not going to Castlewood on a beautiful weekend afternoon. Holy invasion of dogs, hikers, kids, teenagers and even horses. I think the trails were as congested as j.rider! Luckily I was able to make my way to the little used sections of the park and ride without the headaches.

All the nice weather and sun had me feeling pretty good and my mind thinking about some good tunes. In a spur of the moment decision, I cued up all the Quicksand songs available on the old iPod. That got the wheels turning and I decided to draft a new bylaw to the Deathwish charter.

Article 3.14 of the death rider mandate:
All those who seek the mark of death, must have witnessed at least one live performance of the former new york band Quicksand. NO EXCEPTIONS!

I quickly ratified the new article and put it to a vote, all those in favor say aye!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sucker For A Good Art Department

Not that the 'Death Riders' need another reason to be a fan of Thomson goodness... But hey, it always makes me smile when I can tell someone in the art department is an old punk rocker.

**quite possibly the best side 2 of any punk record EVER!**

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


I need more punishment and suffering. Last night was a start.

j.rider out

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Low S.O.

Double posts today. The other one is kind of positive and this one... well not so much.

I will let Henry do most of the talking but let's just say that I have a LOT of work to do. I need to put my inner voice on mute and just get on with it. Easier said than done. The formula is to ride more. Train more. Suffer more.

j.rider out

Keep It Rocking

Play list for my last couple of rides. A few curve balls in here.

Ice Heavy Branches - The Appleseed Cast
March Of The Fire Ants - Mastodon
Death The Brutal Way - Asphyx
Self Destructive Pessimist - Crowpath
2 Layover - Premonitions Of War
Jump Into My Mouth And Breath The Stardust - Black Moth Super Rainbow
Just Sad - Entombed
The Company, The Comfort, The Grave - The Chariot
We Either Escape Or Die - Back When
Theme From A Gutbuster - Bentley Rhythm Ace
Pickpocket - Fujiya And Miyagi
Ride Or Die - Doomriders
Omniscient - Black Cobra
Chambered - Narrows
Fireflies - Owl City
Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith
Bullet The Blue Sky - U2
I Am The Destroyer - Celestine
Panoptikon - Catharsis
(Fear Not) Le Loup - Le Loup
N.I.B. - Cave In
Plague Bearer - Crow Path
Drowned My Life In Fear - Leaf Hound
Across The Universe - Laibach
Machine - Kruger
Bang Bang - The Knux
Cement - Kiss It Goodbye
Demigod - Behemoth
My Song - Al Wilson
Burning Monk - Blacklisted
Invincible - No Use For A Name
Keep 'Em In Stitches - Breather Resist
Don't Ever Change - Burning Love
Spleen Merchant - Clutch
Sacred Heart - H2O
No Leaders - Kill The Client
Baby Please Don't Go - The Amboy Dukes
Jaded - Aerosmith
Be Aggressive - Faith No More
Merchandise - Fugazi
Hyena - Dead Flesh Fashion
War - Edwin Starr
Nineteen Seventy Four - Cursed
Chemical Beats - The Chemical Brothers
Junior Citizen - Poster Children
About To Die - Entombed
Bernard - Noriega
Greenhorn - Engineer
Vehicle - Boy Sets Fire
Dark Days Ahead - Abandon
Look At Yourself - Uriah Heep
Blow It Out - Ludacris - Coalesce
Drowning The Old Hog - Fear Before The March Of Flames
Black Sin - Black Breath
Soft Pyramids - Q And Not U
Knickerbocker - Fujiya And Miyagi
Kill The Sex Player Girls VS Boys
Big Riff - Cave In
Questions For A Ghost Maker - Bird Eater
Thieves - His Hero Is Gone
Death Explosion - The Crown
Axe To Fall - Converge
Home Wrecker - Converge
Tempt Providence - Masakari
In The City - The Eagles (From The Warriors Sound Track!!)
Rapid Dominance - Masakari
Promises - Fugazi

j.rider out

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Infiltrate The System

For the last 8 weeks or so I've been dealing with a nagging and persistent cold... It will get me down for a week or so and go away. Then, after a few days of training or's back!

Monday afternoon I could feel it coming on again, nothing good comes out of a sore throat....(unless, I played a show the night before) I only wish that was the case. I've been on the water and Vitamin C intake plan and getting lots of rest. I caved today and had to call the Doctor, I felt like Death and this awful sounding cough had me a little worried. Looks like I just have some wicked cold/viral infection...and I'm not alone, most of the city seems to have some piece of it.  So for the next few days I get to wait out the fever, chills and body aches...

Maybe a dose of MADBALL and some rest will kick start my good vibes

Take that Virus punks!