Australia! An extra DEATH on the barbie.

Growing up in Europe, I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to many countries and experience their cultures. At the age of 16-17, I grabbed my backpack and over the course of a few years (we took sporadic breaks back home) friends and I made a circuit from Germany to the north through Norway,  Denmark and down through Amsterdam. From there we made our way to Paris, begging and busking to pay our way to the south of France. It was a little coastal town between Cannes and Nice called Antibes. All the rich movie stars would dock massive mega-yachts there because of the proximity to Cannes and Nice. Odd jobs were easily created in the form of scraping barnacles off these behemoths.

As the weather started to get colder, we migrated to Spain. I would read Tarot cards on the beach for tourists and pretty much scam them by telling them what they wanted to hear. Crossing Gibraltar to Morocco, hoping over Libya to Egypt and up through Bali and the Maldives to hit India, the USSR and finally back to Germany. It was an adventure of a lifetime.

There were nights sleeping in abandoned  bomb shelters from WW2 to escape tremendous storms, dangerous wildlife and Soviet troops eyeing us with suspicion. We survived and a passion for travel was born. When asked, “Where is your dream place to visit before you die?”, I would say “Australia mate!”. I still do want to go there, but if I ever go I want a guide/bodyguard. Have you seen all the things that can kill you over there?

Cracked always has list articles and hardly a week goes by without a list of 6-10 animals that can kill you in under 3 minutes flat. The native language there has to be SCREAMING. My passion for going there is slowly being eroded by the warm trickle down my leg when I read more about the local fauna. Here is my list of “Scary ass monsters of Australia.”.

  1. Saltwater Crocodile. Big, stealthy death mouths that will eat you. EAT YOU!mn_croc_attack_xtpe801
  2. Freaking SHARKS! Remember Jaws? Spielberg should have made the film there to save on that fake shark that never worked.
  3. Sticking with the water, Box Jellyfish. Before you say pee on it, that is a myth bro. These blobs KILL.
  4. Shit fucking SPIDERS. The Sydney Funnel Web, Bird Eating Tarantula and the TrapDoor Spider. I think ONE of these wont kill you, but I will not take the chance. FUCK SPIDERS in their spider-butts.
  5. Dick SNAKES. There is no Dick snake, but the Coastal Taipan (most venomous snake on EARTH), the King Brown and the Tiger Snake. Too many snakes. FUCK them. No don’t do that, it is illegal and deadly.
  6. Blue-Ringed Octopus. Seafood that KILLS. Is that barbie hot yet?
  7. Australian Paralysis Tick. A TICK (SPOON!) that will paralyze you!
  8. Stonefish. Some of the symptoms that could lead up to the possible death may include such timeless classics as: intense pain lasting up to 12 hours, nausea, tremors, abnormal heartbeats, seizures and paralysis. And just look at it. stone
    Australia has wonderful people, at least one will say this to you if you run into anyone of these monsters,  “Oh, relax mate! He’s not gonna hurtcha!”. Crazy Aussies I love you but you’re gonna have to kill a bunch of shitty creatures before we cuddle.

Halestorm, oh my what a suprise

I just recieved a nice thank you from Halestorm‘s team. I was half asleep and had just taken my bedtime meds when I wrote it, so … Whoo hoo!.

THIS is the cover that got stuck in my head forever!. Love it.


“Firefly” CONFIRMED for 2015!!!!


HOLY SH*T! The Firefly class spacecraft will launch in 2015. The thing you thought would never happen, IS! Well a spacecraft called Firefly will launch in 2015, but it is not the show or a movie, According to Deep Space Industries, the first of its ‘FireFly‘ spacecraft will have a target launch date for 2015.

Deep Space Industries is the company run by Rick Tumlinson who is also the co-founder of the Space Frontier Foundation. Here is a bit about him via …

Tumlinson founded the Permission to Dream project, which has over the years placed dozens of telescopes in the hands of schools and groups around the world in hopes to educate and inspire interest in space.[3]

He co-founded the now dissolved firm LunaCorp, which teamed up with Radio Shack on a proposed mission to send a robot rover to the moon to confirm that ice exists at its poles.[4] He led the team which turned the MirSpace Station into the world’s first commercial space facility,[citation needed] and was a co-founder of the space firm MirCorpas profiled in the the documentary film Orphans of Apollo.[5] Along the way he personally signed up Dennis Tito, the world’s first “citizen explorer,” and has assisted in numerous other such projects.

Rick was the Executive Director and co-Founder of the Foundation for the International Non-Governmental Development of Space (FINDS), a foundation with the objective to fund breakthrough projects and activities such as Helium 3 research, laser launch studies, and asteroid processing projects. The organization provided the first $100k in seed money for the founding of the Mars Society, operated the Cheap Access to Space Prize and supported such projects as The WATCH asteroid search program. FINDS also underwrote and co-sponsored a very successful series of Senate Roundtables on space issues in conjunction with the Foundation and the lobby ProSpace over the last few years.

A regular contributor to the space industry paper Space News, Tumlinson’s writings and quotes have appeared in the New York TimesWall Street JournalLos Angeles TimesMiami HeraldReader’s Digest and other publications around the world. He has appeared on such television programs as ABC‘s World News Tonight, the CBS Morning Show, and Politically Incorrect. Internationally, he has appeared on TV sets from Russia to China’s CCTV and the BBC and been quoted in a wide range of journals, from The Economist to China’s People’s Daily.[citation needed]Tumlinson has appeared on the front page of the New York Times, has been featured in two issues of Popular Science, and appeared as an expert guest on the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather,” CNBC‘s “Open Exchange” and was quoted in papers such as the Washington PostLA Times, and the Orlando Sentinel, regarding the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He also appears often as a space commentator on CNN.

In 2004, Tumlinson was one of 20 guests invited by the White House to hear President George W. Bush announce his plans to return to the Moon and explore Mars. This year he joined NASA’s Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, which is laying out the framework for the first human outpost on the Moon and steps towards putting humans on Mars. He has been a consultant to the Robert A. Heinlein and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust. He is editor of a book entitled Return to the Moon, a collection of papers by leading professionals in the space industry regarding the future of space exploration and the privatization of the return to the moon. In 2006, Tumlinson started his own space firm, XTreme Space and Orbital Outfitters


So far the plan is to launch the first FireFly spacecrafts (weighing nearly 25kg) in 2015 for space voyages lasting from two to five months. Next, Deep Space is planning to launch ‘DragonFlies‘ spacecrafts in 2016 to mine asteroids and bring back samples to Earth.

Sorry to get your hopes up, Nathan Fillion and the other Big Damn Heroes have nothing to do with this. One thing it does do is get humanity one step closer to “living off the land” so to speak, in space and hopefully other planets. Space exploration has always been my argument to kick-start the economy. Huge ventures like this create many different types of jobs, from astronauts, all the way down to factory worker. It is not all rocket science.



Deep Space claims that within 10 years the company will be in a position to harvest asteroids for metals and other building materials, to construct large communications platforms to replace communications satellites.



Evanescence8 This is something I personally didn’t want to hear. Amy Lee is saying it is going to be awhile before they do another album. Hell, it was FIVE years in between The Open Door and the latest self titled Evanescence. That is entirely too long in my opinion as a fan.

Hell, I was inspired to write a novel from the first album, Fallen, and TOD was not that great an album. It felt thrown together with new band members and the split from Ben Moody. The latest album was a step in the right direction, but they need to go back to their roots, well Amy’s roots that is.

If they are going on an extended break, the next album has to be epic. What I would really like to see is a concept album, there have not been many attempts at concept albums in a long while. The last one I really liked was Queensryche’s Operation Mindcrime. They tried to capture the magic with Mindcrime 2, but with all the turmoil and line up changes, it was pretty dull and had no hooks.

One of my favorite concept albums of all time has to be Rush’s 2112. Side one was something I would put my late 70’s, huge headphones on and drift away to “ALL PLANETS IN THE SOLAR FEDERATION!”. Yes I am fraking old! Fallen was almost a concept album, but the stories it told didn’t connect. If they did something like Fallen in a concept form, I would be happy for the five year wait.

For more on Evanescence and much more of the summer concert series, check out my new article in Rock Thiz Magazine next month. The big Halloween special issue where I will also be giving away a free autographed Chevelle CD. Rock Thiz Magazine is available in print and now available in digital format from Magster. 

Also check out my brother and I on our new Facebook page for our new company, Hyatt media.

Evanescence News Source- NME

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Just a quickie about Group Sex

 Warning, sexually explicit terms used. Not for minors.


I am not taking either side on this case. There is a double standard when it comes to these kinds of allegations. If a male teacher had a gangbang with a group of 18 year old female students, he would be lynched, drawn and quartered or burned at the stake.

Now, in the last few years, there has been a sharp rise in cases involving female teachers doing this or something similar.

When I was in high school, there was not one teacher that I thought was hot, sexy or whatever. Look at these women though, this current one, while no looker, is not bad looking. There was another woman in Florida a few years back that was beautiful. She even posed in motorcycle magazines in bikinis. What is making women teachers act this way?

Too tell the absolute truth, if I were one of those teens, I would have probably done it. Considering how I was as a teen, I am quite positive I would have done it with the bikini model.

They say men reach sexual maturity, or their peak, at 18. These guys were 18. Women hit their prime at 30, I think she is near that age. When you flip the circumstances around and have a 30 year old guy with an 18 year old girl, it is perverted, but most men would agree that, if given the chance in high school they would not have hesitated.

I really have no opinion on this really, I just find it interesting. The whole men, 18, women, 30 thing is  pretty accurate. These guys were all over 18, so she is being charged with inappropriate behavior with a student. She could get 20 years for doing what most of the guys in the classroom are thinking.

Strange world. Discuss…

Teacher Accused of Having Group Sex With Students on Video – ABC News.

I need press credentials?

This whole journalist gig is, how should I say it, enraging. Is that a word? Well if not it should be. You cannot imaging the hoops I have to jump through to get the simplest of things done to get my story.

Take the Kiss/Motley Crue tour, or THE TOUR, I know the tour manager for Motley Crue. He promised me after last years tour he would get me in this time. Then the fly in the ointment, Kiss Brand Ointment. Gene Simmons had a no comp policy at the start of the tour. It lasted all of 4 shows. My show was number 4. I had to wait until the last seconds before I could hit the road and still make the show. (I live 3 hours away)

Tickets and press passes denied by Kiss management = no big, career starting cover story for me. who do I have to blow to get press authority? In this case it was probably Gene. If I didn’t know that money went to him, I would buy the new Kiss/Hello Kitty toilet paper and… well you know.

Kiss Sucks