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There’s a storm inside of us,
I’ve heard many team guys speak of this.
A burning.
A river.
A drive.
An unrelenting desire to push your self harder and farther than anyone could think possible.
It pushes us into those cold dark corners,
Where the bad things live,
Where the bad things fight.
We wanted that fight at the highest volume.
A loud fight.
The loudest, coldest, darkest most unpleasant of the unpleasant fight
—  Marcus Luttrell
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If you wouldn’t mind, check out my band and I playing the “A Very Metal New Year” fest at the Harmony Grange in Wilmington, DE. 

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Lone Survivor has been the single most influential thing that has ever been introduced into my life. Watching Danny, Axe, Marcus and Mikey in this film do those boys justice. There is no reason any American should not watch this film or read the book. 

Remember Redwing

-Jags

Been around the world twice. Talked to everyone once. Seen two whales fuck, been to three world faires. And I even know a man in Thailand with a wooden cock. I pushed more peeter, more sweeter and more completer than any other peter pusher around. I’m a hard bodied, hairy chested, rootin’ tootin’ shootin’, parachutin’ demolition double cap crimpin’ frogman. There ain’t nothin’ I can’t do. No sky too high, no sea too rough, no muff too tough. Been a lot of lessons in my life. Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet. Drove all kinds of trucks. 2by’s, 4by’s , 6by’s and those big mother fuckers that bend and go ‘Shhh Shhh’ when you step on the brakes. Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards. I’m a lover, I’m a fighter, I’m a UDT Navy SEAL diver. I’ll wine, dine, intertwine, and sneak out the back door when the refueling is done. So if you’re feeling froggy, then you better jump, because this frogman’s been there, done that and is going back for more. Cheers boys.
—  Frogman speech from lone survivor
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Lone Survivor is out tomorrow, if you have any interest in the military/SOF you’d be a fool not to watch it, this is on par with Black Hawk Down and one of the fucking best movies of the year hands down.

Remember, you are never out of the fight. 

The above GIFs are created by mintsmintsmints.tumblr.com and pointed out by scottishwinds.tumblr.com, be sure to check out both of those blogs as the are pretty fucking stellar .

-Jags

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The Westchester Symphonic Winds present “A Winter’s Tale” Concert

The Westchester Symphonic Winds start 2012 off with “A Winter’s Tale.” On President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, we will perform works which retell or suggest narratives through music, starting with A Lincoln Portrait, by Aaron Copland, with guest narrator, Robert Sherman, from WQXR, New York’s Classical Music Station.

Guest conductingchildren’s march Over the Hills and Far Away bu Percy Aldridge Grainger will be Montclair State University’s Dr. Shelley Axelson. The Westchester Symphonic Winds also welcome back lyric soprano soloist Kyung Hee Kim, who will be performing Un Bel di from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini.

The Westchester Symphonic Winds will also be performing Liturgical Music for Band by Martin Mailman; Dusk by Steven Bryant; Firefly by Ryan George; Snakes by Thomas C. Duffy; Sea Songs by Ralph Vaugh Williams; and …Go by Samuel R. Hazo.

Tickets to this concert can be purchased in advance at tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org or at the door. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Children under 10 are admitted free.

The Westchester Symphonic Winds have been invited to perform at the Association of Concert Bands National Convention at The Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY on Thursday, April 26th at 8:45pm. Keep an eye on www.acbands.org for program information!

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“I’ve counted up the cost,

I know the sacrifice

Oh and I don’t want to die for you,

but if dyin’s asked of me
I’ll bear that cross with honor,

cause freedom don’t come free." Toby Keith’s American Soldier

Sleep well tonight because brave men watch over us.

-Jags

Been around the world twice, talked to everyone once
Seen two whales fuck, been to three world fairs
And I even know a man in Thailand with a wooden cock
Pushed more peter more sweeter, and more completer than any other peter pusher around

I am a hard bodied, hairy chestied, rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ parachutin’, demolition double cap crimping frog man.
There ain’t nothing I can’t do, no sky too high, no sea too rough, no muff too tough.
Learned a lot of leasons in my life, never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet.

I drive all kinda of trucks, two-bys, four-bys, six-bys, those big motherfuckers that bend and go tch tch when you step on the brakes.

ANYTHING IN LIFE WORTH DOING IS WORTH OVERDOING.
MODERATION’S FOR COWARDS.

I am a lover, I am a fighter, I’m a UDT Navy S.E.A.L Diver.
I want to dine, intertwine, and sneak out the back door when refeuling is done.

So if you are feeling froggy then you better jump, because this frog man has been there, done that, and is going back for more.

Cheers boys!

—  Lone Survivor (2014)