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21 minutes ago, MattCantina said:

I was planning to do this a long time ago, but either I was overwhelmed by work or just too lazy to start. I'll start a sort of workout routine from now, my goal is to make it last at least three months. 

Good luck to you, I hear cycling is a great form of exercise (he says while staring at his bike).

I'm getting frustrated by the fact I still haven't written a solo I'm happy with for this Paint It Black cover. The rest of the guitar is written down to the BPM for each section and I have an idea of the bass and drums. Maybe I can dump the solo if I re-arrange things a little...

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14 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Good luck to you, I hear cycling is a great form of exercise (he says while staring at his bike).

I'm getting frustrated by the fact I still haven't written a solo I'm happy with for this Paint It Black cover. The rest of the guitar is written down to the BPM for each section and I have an idea of the bass and drums. Maybe I can dump the solo if I re-arrange things a little...

Cycling is fun, I should try it out again when I have some spare time. Now that you reminded me, I also don't listen to The rolling stones from quite a lot of time. 

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Tonight I’ve dusted off my Motley Crüe t-shirt and white high-top sneakers and am minutes away from heading in to see former GNR drummer Steven Adler play all of Appetite for Destruction with his band Adler’s Appetite as well as a q and a session with him and his mother about his tumultuous life and the books they are currently selling.

This is going to be unconventional, beer fuelled and a whole lot of fun. Welcome to the jungle baby, you’re gonna diiiieee!!!!

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Walked past the venue 40 minutes before doors open, and there’s already a decent queue. It always amazes me that anyone would line up for a gig that is general admission. If you want to go up the front, just walk there later! It ain’t Wacken.

Plenty of time for pints across the road.

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7 hours ago, Requiem said:

Tonight I’ve dusted off my Motley Crüe t-shirt and white high-top sneakers and am minutes away from heading in to see former GNR drummer Steven Adler play all of Appetite for Destruction with his band Adler’s Appetite as well as a q and a session with him and his mother about his tumultuous life and the books they are currently selling.

This is going to be unconventional, beer fuelled and a whole lot of fun. Welcome to the jungle baby, you’re gonna diiiieee!!!!

I got to see Matt Sorum do a drum clinic at a tiny local venue in North Carolina, I think in 1994. Not exactly a show, but he talked shop, did some solo stuff, and played along with a bunch of GnR songs over the PA. I vaguely remember a couple of wry digs at Steven Adler during the proceedings. I wasn't really blown away, but I was impressed by his playing and it was a unique enough experience to stick in my mind.

2 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Monday I'll be going through the formalities before I start work in a couple of weeks. Guess I'll be cancelling that planned trip to Vietnam though.

Congrats on finding work, I hope it goes well.

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4 hours ago, deathstorm said:

This week is going to be great 

Any particular reason why?

I am looking forward to next week as well, as my spring semester at college is now finished.  Finally some time off!

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2 hours ago, Balor said:

Any particular reason why?

I am looking forward to next week as well, as my spring semester at college is now finished.  Finally some time off!

It’s the holiday weekend for Memorial Day 

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So I was at the Adler's Appetite show last night and it was really good. They played all of Appetite for Destruction and just killed it, plus Civil War, Reckless Life and You Could Be Mine. Constantine Maroulis is a great rock singer. Apparently he came fifth in a season of American Idol. The band were tight, energetic and loud. It was a lot of fun. 

Except for the reason I'm writing - there were no fewer than three minor fights at the show near where I was standing. Three! I don't think I've seen more than one or two fights in the last decade of attending metal shows, but at this rock show there were three. I thought it was really odd.

Then, when I was walking the dog past a nearby local football match today, another fight nearly broke out between some spectators. Two or three guys were holding this dude back who was itching for a punch-up with someone. I thought, blimey what's going on at the moment. Everywhere I go people are trying to beat each other up in the last 24 hours. 

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