11 Oct 2009

gridlore: Photo: Rob Halford on stage from the 1982 "Screaming for Vengeance" tour (Music - Rob Halford)
Metal like any other community, has its feuds and drama queens. Two of the biggest lightning rods for drama are Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Slayer's Kerry King. They've been feuding for years, starting when Mustaine tried to get King to quit Slayer and go full time with Megadeth. They've slagged each other in interviews, had screaming arguments backstage at festivals, written derisive commentary about each other, the whole nine yards. King, a militant atheist, was particularly harsh when Mustaine publicly converted to Christianity and started touring with his own minister. Both men have taken time off their own battle to get in feuds with most of the metal world at one point or another.

But last summer, there was a thaw. Slayer and Megadeth did four shows together in Canada. Both bands then continued on to Australia for a tour. Two days ago, Slayer bassist/vocalist Tom Araya damaged his voice during a show in Melbourne, forcing Slayer to cancel their portion of the tour. In a move that shocked the metal press Dave Mustaine invited Kerry King to play with Megadeth that night. King did, and they evidently kicked ass.

Hopefully, some video will emerge from that show. But today, enjoy Slayer playing Raining Blood.

gridlore: Doug looking off camera with a grin (Wine & cheese)

  • I'm really craving a big Southern breakfast. Scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage and ham, and grits with butter.

  • The Raiders are amazingly bad.

  • I'm in a weird place right now. There might be a serious medical problem, up to and including a return of my cancer, but I need to wait on tests to be sure.

  • This leaves me a bit flustered and removed.

  • I'm ignoring the baseball playoffs until the Dodgers (spit) are eliminated.

  • On the other hand, the 49ers are doing well.

  • I'm working on three stories right now. Two that really should be novels, and one short.

  • This seems to work for me, as the stories are all quite different.

  • Being a Wineaux, I'm already thinking about what to bring for Thanksgiving.

  • It's going to be a big year, about eight adults and two small fry.

  • Luckily, all we're on the hook for is the vino.

  • I'm thinking a nice Pinot Noir and either a Riesling or Gewurztraminer. I think we have a drinkable bottle of each already.

gridlore: Doug looking off camera with a grin (Me - Drama)
In honor of National Coming Out Day, I'm left-handed, know all the words to Copacabana, and enjoy trashy technothrillers. Carry on.
gridlore: Doug looking off camera with a grin (Football - 49ers)
SUCKS today.

Raiders get buried by the Giants, now the 49ers are going down without a fight to the Falcons.

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