Seeing a thousand metal heads walking around a large metal show with not only the art I did for the headliner but other bands I’ve worked for on their backs is not lost on this sentimental old man. This is what happened when I attended the Lamb of God tour as it passed through Philly. I have three shirts on this tour. Well maybe 2 and a half. Two are illustrations and the the third I laid out. The third one I find very legit mainly because it was a photo Randy took while on tour. A soldier at the Wailing Wall. Heavy. Ultimate collaboration.
Another highlight? My good friend John Santos also has a shirt on this tour. John is a killer artist and a very good friend. I’m very lucky to be able to call him a contemporary.
Thanks as always to Mark Morton and the Lamb of God family for the support. These are the guys who drug me kicking and screaming into being a “professional”. Make sure you go see them on tour.
Two weeks back a man came to a program I was involved in and presented a question. He stated “You are all very bright, I can see that in each and every one of you. Now, what is it that makes you unhappy?” At first, I was confused and questioned his justification for telling me that I was unhappy. But then he asked more questions. 1) Why do we let unhappiness/false happiness run our lives? 2) Do we get into relationships due to mutual hate for a person, thing, or belief? 3) Do we base our friendships on the fact that they like to listen to our problems. 4) Do you use drugs and alcohol because they make you feel good? I was taken aback at first, but instead of taking these questions as an attack on me I asked myself these questions. I realized then that I wasn’t happy at all, but it was up to me to change that. I have started to use the list above to question how I feel throughout my day and what I am basing the decisions I make in my life on, and I can truly say I have noticed a change In the way I view life and I do the things I do based on happiness instead of anything below pride haha. And this isn’t some hippie-type, change-the-world type of crap. It just has really helped me, especially with dealing with benzos & bars. Even if you don’t believe in god you can still ask yourself your thoughts toward him. All it takes is a question…
Savannah, GA's Black Tusk have confirmed a July 23 release date for their new EP entitled “Tend No Wounds” via Relapse. The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC. Today the band has unveiled the artwork, which was created by Brian Mercer (Eyehategod, Lamb of God, Zoroaster).