If there’s anything more pathetic than a 55-year-old boomer trying to write a blog about Recovery and heavy psych/stoner/doom, it’s only posting a handful of times per year. To add to the pathos, I have about 12 posts I’ve started but not finished, as if I’m waiting to write the perfect observation about Black Yoga […]Read More Mid-Week Quickie: Holy Grove II
The cool thing about becoming aware of heavy metal in 1975 was not only the great new stuff coming out, but the whole backlog dating back 5 years. Getting turned on to a band meant 5 or so back-catalog albums to explore. Oh, and a lot of bands released a new album every year! Each […]Read More King Buffalo: Longing to be the Mountain
I have a diagnosis of PTSD. I don’t agree with the diagnosis, but I have had two highly skilled therapists confirm it. The thing is, I’ve treated members of the armed services and first responders who had true, no kidding PTSD. I feel that my diagnosis somehow belittles theirs, and for that reason and that […]Read More Yob: Our Raw Heart
You seriously have to appreciate any day that begins with the unexpected, the improbable, the unbelievable. For fans of All Things Heavy, that just happened this morning. 4/20/2018 will go down in Stoner/Doom history. After getting hit and pummeled in popular media and culture, The Sciences are back, baby. And The Sciences have some heavy […]Read More Sleep’s Holy Shit!
So, about this recovery thing… When I first started this blog a year ago, I was nearing the completion of my Masters in Addiction Studies. I figured that a graduate degree, along with 24 years of long-term recovery qualified me to make some observations about recovery. Most of my observations were pretty critical: the cult […]Read More About that recovery…
My musical gratitude list for 2017Read More Doomsgiving 2017
Back in the eighties, when I was too young and stupid to understand the immense damage I was doing to my nervous system , I learned how to manage what can only be called a “bad trip.” There were times when the drug I took, again stupidly, was more powerful than my central nervous system […]Read More Ufomammut and Spaceslug