SLAYER!¬†¬†Slayer.¬† A simple enough word, that in English means:¬†¬†The best thrash to ever come out of this fine land we the people call AMERICA.¬† They will rock us next Tues, like they always have in the past.¬† For some, their 20th Slayer show.¬† For others, their very first concert, period.¬† It should tell you something that SLAYER¬†have been around since the early 80's and is, to this DAY... relevant.¬† "How did they manage THAT, Steve?"¬† Well, I will tell ya... by just... BEING¬†Slayer.
I¬†can usually tell when a band is doing what they WANT¬†to do, or when musicians are being swayed by producers or otherwise to streamline the sound for whatever reason... Slayer is in the former category.¬† I have seen them many times in many venues and I ALWAYS¬†get the same thing... Slayer.¬† Nothing more and nothing less and I could not be more happy with this.¬† Having gotten chances to see what the guys in the band are like has only made stronger the feelings I¬†have for ol Slayer.¬† I could go on and on... but I shall not.¬† They continue to inspire more musicians and metalheads daily than most any other force... and they're OLD.¬† I mean, c'mon, they ain't spring chickens anymore but, MAN, they get on a stage and it could be opening night of the Seasons tour for all ya know... ya know?¬†¬†See ya Tuesday at White River!¬†¬†I'll be the guy headbanging to the band that I¬†can always count on making my month. ¬†With blood.
Oh, also, a shout to Kevin, keeping it real in Bonney Lake today for rockin the BJJ at the tournament. ¬†I had never been to anything like that and found it cool that there were constantly four pairs of dudes throwing down.¬† The girls seemed JUST¬†as brutal out there, too!¬† And as long as I got friends that can do that stuff... I don't have to.