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What a weekend! I should call in for the Weekend Warrior to win something…then again, knowing me, I would gong myself! On Saturday is was a nice day so we took the pups to the dog park by our house…it’s always a blast to watch Lucy & Lulu run around and play…plus I was able to take a pic of Lucy that, with a little help from the Intagram app, is one of my all time favorite pictures:
On Sunday I visited my homie, Tony F’ing Mitchell at his tattoo shop in Port Orchard – Tony’s Tried and True tattoo. Check them out here: tonystriedandtrue.com . I went there to work on my second sleeve…this one on my left arm…and here are some pix from my visit:
Here is Tony at work!
Here is Tony working on one of my least favorite spots…the wrist:
After sitting and getting tatted for 7 hours…here is what we got done so far…time to heal and get back under the needle in about a month!
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame held their induction ceremony in Cleveland on Saturday . . . and as expected, Axl Rose didn't show. It wasn't televised live. HBO will premiere it on May 5th. Axl wasn't the only classic member of Guns that didn't make it. Original guitarist Izzy Stradlin and keyboardist Dizzy Reed also weren't there. During their acceptance speech, Duff did make a slight mention of certain members not being there, "I don't know that it matters who's here tonight, because it's about the music that these bands played." Drummer Matt Sorum had a great line about replacing Steven Adler in G N R after Slash told him that Steven was kicked out for doing too much drugs: “I said, 'In Guns N' Roses, how the [eff] is that possible?!' Steven Adler deserves an award for THAT." Steven was there, along with Slash and Duff McKagan. They teamed up for a three-song set that included "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Paradise City". Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge and Slash’s band sang . . . and onetime guitarist Gilby Clarke was also onstage, even though he wasn't inducted with Guns. It's the first time in nearly 20 years that Slash, Duff and Steven performed together….here is a bootleg recording of them performing Sweet Child Of Mine:
This story is NUTS!!! Almost a year after he died from colon cancer at the age of 67, Michael "Flathead" Blanchard of Denver, Colorado finally had his memorial service on Saturday. His family placed an obituary in the "Denver Post" that's one of the most badass obituaries we've ever seen. It says in part, "Weary of reading obituaries noting someone's courageous battle with death, Mike wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors' orders and raising hell for more than six decades. He enjoyed booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died . . .So many of his childhood friends that weren't killed in Vietnam went on to become criminals, prostitutes and/or Democrats. He asks that you stop by and re-tell the stories he can no longer tell. As the Celebration will contain Adult material we respectfully ask that no children under 18 attend." We're not sure why his family waited so long to do the memorial and the obituary, but we do know that he wrote it himself.
Based on this guys obituary…what would you like to be on your obituary? Here are the texts and messages:
Not so much my objtuary as my tombstone, "I told you I was sick"
Rachel, lived a long and happy life. She loved everyone, except for assholes.
I want you all to know that i am buried face down so all my haters can kiss my ass.
David -- Been there did that and your mom liked it.....
He came he head banged he shredded it was awesome skate and die
"winning" haha love u guys love rock girl Amanda
plain and simple... " enjoyed beers bullets mullets and bitches"
Proud father of two loving pups lucy and lulu…and is glad he no longer has to suffer from his anal Charlie horse
Yesterday while I was getting a tattoo, before we started the tattoo…a couple got married in the shop…yup right there at Tony’s Tried & True. Tony said it was a first, and I was stoked to witness it…granted I would’ve never thought I would see a wedding bust out at a tattoo shop, but it was cool…congrats to Randall & Ashley for getting hitched. The cool part was that one of the tattoo artists, Cliff…was the guy that married them, and then he tattoo’ed “rings” on their fingers. Based on this…What is the craziest thing that has happened to you when you least expected it? Here are the texts we received:
Went to the drugstore to pick up pre-surgery meds for broken ankle and had to do cpr on the man waiting in line infront of me. He had a heart attack. Kept him alive until medics arrived. Wild timing
While working for TSA passenger screening at Sea-Tac, I had several WWE wrestlers come through my lane. I even stood behind Triple H at the Wendy's there. –Dan
I got asked by the police to help direct traffic at a bad car accident, while I was tripping on acid, is that worth calling in for
Got shot with paint ball when I was 7 months pregnant leaving the roller skating rink with my kids!! Left a big bruise on my belly!!
Sitting in the parking lot of 7 11 in lake stevens watched a chevy tahoe drive through the front window then flee the scene
Today's Video Blog features some treats that a couple in studio guests brought us!