|"Starving Out the Light" album cover|
Here's the brief article: "The members of Black Fast don't play games; they play metal. Blistering, bludgeoning, no-holds-barred metal. The band's latest, August's Starving Out the Light, nimbly hopscotches through subgenres while maintaining an impressive technicality throughout. The lightning-quick guitar work by axmen Trevor Johanson and Aaron Akin is particularly noteworthy, as is Akin's unique, scorched-earth vocals. This is the music that the metal nerd who spends every waking moment sitting on the edge of his bed with a guitar in his hands dreams of playing. Black Fast's hyperfocus on musicianship — as opposed to petty nonsense like self-promotion — is paying off: You can hear the 10,000 hours of practice in each expertly executed riff and fill."
Black Fast's new album, "Starving Out the Light," can be purchased at blackfast.bandcamp.com for $10, while the digital album is only $5. iTunes also has it. Even if you are not a huge fan of metal, buy it anyway. It will help further the careers of some young, talented "starving artists!" (Yes, I am a blatant promoter of my son's band. I want them to be a huge success!)
Some food for thought from the Time4Dogs blog.
The September 22, 2013, article titled 'Rock Bottom' begins, "Imagine you live in a state where it is illegal to buy or take possession of an animal in a public place. Where you cannot buy a pet in a pet store, unless it is a "rescue" or shelter animal that may be trucked in from another state or even another country. Where dogs must be spayed/neutered by law in many localities, and where the state government actually wanted to pass a mandate that every dog in the state be sterilized." Read the rest here.
Congrats to Mary Rees and Joyslyn's Beauty Secret ("Belle")! Belle now gets an "RN" (Rally Novice) designation behind her name. I was present to see her in the rally ring only once but I was so impressed. Regular readers of this blog might remember how stubborn Belle was about showing in the conformation ring. Mary did a great job training her for Rally.
I will end with this. It is has been a miserable two weeks. I am exhausted physically and emotionally. Fading puppy syndrome sucks!! My heart aches.
Life is better when you have a Lhasa to love you -- and right now it's a very good thing I have multiple Lhasas that share their love daily.