This is my Tumblr; it used to be about Ottawa but then I moved to Windsor. I don't like to reblog, and mostly write about punk/hardcore shows where I live, food, hockey and my community. The Tumblr always under construction.
•December 7th - 45th Annual Windsor Santa Clause Parade @ Riverside Drive into the heart of Olde Sandwich Towne
Toxic Holocaust, Ramming Speed, In Defence & From Hell @ the Magic Stick (4140 Woodward Ave, DETROIT) 7pm
I can’t remember if I’ve seen Toxic Holocaust play live before. I feel like I have, but am unsure. Any ways, Toxic Holocaust are from Portland, Oregon. They play apocalyptic thrash metal with a sprinkle of punk. I have no details about the other bands playing tonight. Here’s what Facebook has to say about the show:
TOXIC HOLOCAUST mutated into existence in 1999, when Joel Grind merged his love for classic punk and metal into his ideal band. Like his influences - Bathory, Venom, English Dogs, Possessed, Broken Bones - TOXIC HOLOCAUST featured blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world. Grind wrapped all of these elements up with a DIY attitude.
Bloodshot Bill & Babe Miller @ PJ’s Lager House (1254 Michigan Ave., DETROIT) 9pm
Bloodshot Bill is a great rockabilly performer from Montreal. If you haven’t seen him do his thing before, it’s worth checking out. Being from Montreal, I feel like I’ve seen him a thousand times, so, if I leave the house this evening, it will be for Toxic Holocaust. Facebook Link
I haven’t been writing as many posts; the weather is shitty and my bar exam is coming up. However, I have been keeping the show/event listings up to do. I’m VERY excited for the chilli fest this Friday.
I kept forgetting to post MY FIRST EDITED YOUTUBE VIDEO. Let me tell you, I HATE video editing. Anyway, this is my stupid cat, Mini, fighting himself in the mirror. Enjoy!
So my plan tonight was to hit up Milk Cafe for the FAMfest show and then buy a Beau’s Oktoberfest mug at Villains. I unfortunately left my last one at Kent House, the punk house where I used to live. But then I accidentally clicked this link for this thing called HugeCity. I thought it was going to be advertising non-sense, but it was REALLY useful. It helped me find this show:
This show sounds awesome! Here’s the description from the Facebook page:
Speed rockers Lecherous Gaze (Ex- Annihilation Time) and crushing sludge metal grandfathers Brainoil (Ex-Laudanum, Graves at Sea, Stormcrow) from California are coming through the Corktown Tavern to lay waste to Michigan. Ann Arbor hardcore legends are also playing their first Detroit show in about six months, and their first show with their original bassist in about two years along with Detroit weirdos Creep Eye. Ten bucks at the door.
So I got asked by a couple people for my bean slider recipe. This is a really good “throw it together” recipe. This is the kind of meal you can make by scrapping together stuff you generally have at home.
1 can of Black beans
1/2 can of Corn
1/2 Diced onions
2 Cloves of garlic
1 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Ground pepper
1 tsp Salt
1 Green pepper
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
These ingredients can be played around with. For instance, if you have chilli, you have pretty much everything you already need except the egg and bread crumbs. If you have more or less of the veggies, that’s cool. You’re basically just frying up some veggies to throw into the beans. Also, the spices are what I like, but if you like something different, go for it!
Drain and wash you beans in a sieve. Mash your beans either in a blender or with a potato masher. Dice your onion, garlic and pepper and sauté it until tender; Allow to cool and mix it into the beans. Add the spices, corn and egg. In a pan, heat 1/8th of a cup of oil on medium heat. When heated, add the breadcrumbs into the beans and form bean patties. Fry each patty for 4 minutes per side.
So as you may or may not know, I’m not a Leafs fan. However, my boyfriend is. As a gesture of good will, I put on the Leafs/Sabres pre-season game. For those of you who don’t watch hockey, pre-season games are kind of a joke. It’s usually where teams get to try out their new players and lines. Quite often the top players don’t even play or don’t play much. Many of the games aren’t even televised.
Any ways, so I’m eating my dinner and watching the game, and then this fight broke out; not the fight in the video, but a smaller fight. That smaller fight kind of started this larger one. The video above was a total shock. First off, who gets into a full on brawl in a PRE-SEASON game?! Secondly, GOALIE FIGHT! HELL YEAH!
I was so shocked by the events that I called my friend Derek in Montreal, who’s a Leafs fan. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to watch due to being in Montreal.
I feel REALLY bad that Clarkson is getting so much flak for defending Kessel. Yeah, 10 game suspensions suck, but Scott was going to kick Kessel’s ass, Clarkson had no choice. Also, kudos to goal tender Bernier for fighting the giant known as Ryan Miller. Yes, it was awkward as hell, but I was JUST complaining that their weren’t enough goalie fights. So yeah, go NHL pre-season?!
I took forever to upload these videos of Acousma at Holden House in August. My phone was being stupid and it wasn’t working. I haven’t updated in a while; life’s been crazy. Friends and family have visited. Then I did some visiting of friends for work. I’m doing some more of that next week. I’ll try to actually go out and do stuff, but for now I’m just going to eat some more hot sauce ‘n popcorn.
I haven’t been updating my Tumblr as much as I’d like to; work is very fast paced and tires me out. On top of that, my Mom is coming to visit this weekend, so not only do I have to clean but I can’t make plans so I’m like “meh, why update?”. I am super excited to see my Mom though!
Instead of posting about shows, I’m just going to talk about Ron Hextall. Ron Hextall is awesome. There should be a Ron Hextall museum. They don’t make goalies like that any more. I mean, come on, he managed to fight Felix Potvin, one of the biggest wusses ever! He also scored goals! When was the last time you saw a goal score a goal?! Maybe he should open up a goalie school. Yeah, that’d be cool! Apparently he’s got a son who will be playing in the NHL. I hope he’s a spitfire like his dad.