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  1. Sunday, November 30, 2014
  2. Sunday, August 31, 2014

    who is your eazy 

    easy ewhen i was a kid i wanted to be a teacher.

    but i would be a bad teacher.

    i would say things like, wait Nobody but this kid read the chapter today? figures. i hear your music. if you call it that.

    robot squeaks and sound effects.

    push buttons and artificial dynamics.

    music evolved from chuck berry to hendrix to nirvana to this?

    who is your eazy e?

    drake?

    who is your led zeppelin?

    no wonder you dont read things except on your phone.

    the reality is dismal.

    beep beep bop.

    once ac/dc was playing at irvine meadows which was the spot of an abandonded lion country safari.

    back in those days there was omg no internet so if you wanted tickets to a show you either had to go to a record store or department store that had the ticket machines

    or you called on the phone.

    so i called the morning of the show and said hey are there a lot of tickets available or should i go down to robinsons and get a ticket right away.

    and the lady said oh theres plenty, have no fear.

    queensryche was opening. operation mindcrime, g.

    figured id save some service fees by just driving down to the show and buying some grass tickets at the box office.

    when i got there they were sold out and there were lots of us who were under the impression that tickets would be available at the gate.

    so someone said, lets hike through lion country safari and hop the fence.

    and all of us said, thats the most perfect idea of all time.

    it was scary, dangerous, illegal, regretable

    and well worth it when you find yourself in the midst of a full blown acdc show

    and hells bells is ringing as you run from the cops.

    either do your homework or make music worth getting popped for.

  3. Thursday, August 7, 2014
  4. Sunday, March 16, 2014

    adam bradley carlson asks, “tony do you still have that shirt?” 

    2007 with the girls in vancouver

    in the summer of 2007 i went to vancouver and had a great time with keira-anne, corrina, miss604 and many others

    and some of my best memories is taking pics of us holding our mammaries

    while i wore this killer AC/DC shirt given to me many years ago by one Mr. Os

    today corrina’s husband adam tweeted me wondering if i still had the sweet silk shirt.

    acdcshirt

    till i die, my man

  5. Sunday, March 31, 2013
  6. Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    KM asks: let’s say you’re having a rough day, what tunes turn that frown upside down? 

    park ranger

    dear katherine,

    im so sorry you’re feeling gloomy.

    i am very worried about gloomy feelings because i get nervous that they can snowball into gloomy days, gloomy weeks, and gloomy months.

    so i try to nip even the slightest negative feelings in the bud.

    perhaps being a Cubs fan has helped me cope.

    since they’re terrible.

    and probably won’t win it all until 2014.

    weirdly i don’t find myself down too often, and “rough days” in journalism are just called “days”.

    but when things are extraordinarily difficult i usually go somewhere that has funny pictures or sweet things happening like Reddit and click real fast to see if theres anything inspiring or interesting.

    and look, today i spy a little note from a Yosemite Junior Ranger named Evie who sent something nice to the Park Rangers there.

    awwwwww.

    but you’re right, music does make the heart grow fonder though, so when i find the urge to turn on some music and take a little walk here are some songs and videos that would soothe this savage beast:

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  7. Sunday, January 27, 2013

    the 70 best AC/DC songs, in order 

    Angus Young70. Bedlam In Belgium
    69. C.O.D.
    68. War Machine
    67. She’s Got Balls
    66. Crabsody In Blue
    65. Safe In New York City
    64. That’s The Way I Wanna Rock N Roll
    63. Hard As A Rock
    62. Cover You In Oil
    61. Evil Walks
    60. Landslide
    59. Who Made Who
    58. Let’s Get It Up
    57. Beating Around The Bush
    56. Mistress For Christmas
    55. Goodbye & Good Riddance To Bad Luck
    54. I Put The Finger On You
    53. Get It Hot
    52. High Voltage
    51. Let Me Put My Love Into You
    50. Can I Sit Next To You Girl
    49. Giving The Dog A Bone
    48. Little Lover
    47. Up To My Neck In You
    46. There’s Gonna Be Some Rockin
    45. Rock ‘N’ Roll Singer
    44. Riff Raff
    43. Rock ‘N’ Roll Train
    42. Inject The Venom
    41. What You Do For Money Honey
    40. Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation
    39. Live Wire
    38. Rocker
    37. Girls Got Rhythm
    36. Gimme A Bullet
    35. Shake A Leg
    34. Baby Please Don’t Go
    33. Walk All Over You
    32. Love At First Feel
    31. Shot Down In Flames
    30. Bad Boy Boogie
    29. Gone Shootin’
    28. Money Talks
    27. Have A Drink On Me
    26. Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
    25. Ride On
    24. Squealer
    23. Ain’t No Fun (Waiting Round To Be A Millionaire)
    22. If You Want Blood You Got It
    21. Soul Stripper
    20. Problem Child
    19. Big Balls
    18. Down Payment Blues
    17. Jailbreak
    16. Night Prowler
    15. TNT
    14. The Jack
    13. Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution
    12. Touch Too Much
    11. Back In Black
    10. Highway To Hell
    9. It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock N Roll)
    8. Sin City
    7. Let There Be Rock
    6. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
    5. Whole Lotta Rosie
    4. You Shook Me All Night Long
    3. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
    2. Shoot To Thrill
    1. Hells Bells

  8. Friday, June 15, 2012
  9. Monday, March 7, 2011

    this is exactly what im talking about 

    ac/dc classic starring bon scott is finally on dvd

    because of the nasty laws of supply and demand ive been eyeing a vhs used copy

    of the AC/DC classic, let there be rock

    a fantastic concert film of the aussie rockers at their peak with their original singer Bon Scott.

    the year was 1979 and Bon would have less than a year to live.

    riding high on their newest release Highway to Hell, Bon flirted en francais to the sold out hall as the Young brothers brought the dual guitar attack.

    seemingly patterned after the Led Zeppelin concert film The Song Remains the Same, short vignettes break up the concert footage.

    A year and a half later AC/DC would be touring on Back in Black in every huge sports arena around the globe, but during this tour the music was sultrier, rougher, and less polished. Angus Young however was on fire.

    While seeing if someone was silly enough to sell a VHS copy at a good price, I noticed Warner Bros. is going to rerelease the film

    on BLUE RAY this summer.

    June 7, 2011: Let There Be Rock