The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

Back To The Grind

I’m counting down the hours before I have to resume my normal life. I did enjoy this week off, even if I didn’t do a whole lot. That was actually a big part of my plan; I churned out a few pieces for The Shack but otherwise caught up on sleep and tended to a […]

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UFC 228 Was Indeed A Thing

I am still digesting everything that went down at UFC 228, to be honest. What looked to be okay-to-decent at first glance ended up being one of the best UFC events in the promotion’s history. The whole fight card, minus another atrocious showing from John Dodson, was packed with finishes of all stripes, including two instances of […]

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Good Times Had By All

I went to see Ghost Bath supporting Abigail Williams last night, despite the fact I’d never heard of the latter and that Ghost Bath are the ones with the major label record deal. Regardless, none of that has any bearing on the music, which is the sole reason I go to these things. The entirety of the bill […]

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Nicco Montano Pulled From UFC 228

It is with absolutely zero surprise that I announce yet another fighter has been pulled from a UFC card on the day of the weigh-ins. In this case, women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano was taken to the emergency room and will not be defending her title against Valentina Shevchenko on September 8th. I can’t wait […]

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UFC 228 Is A Thing

I’m not feeling any real sense of anticipation for UFC 228, and it’s a little sad since the main event is actually a very good fight. I’ll be putting up a Pre-Fight Thoughts column over at The Shack on this one, so I won’t say anything else about that fight right now. Right now I’m waiting […]

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Digital Hoarding

I knew I had missed a few albums when I went through my collection of music CDs, and converted them all to MP3s, but I ended up missing about two dozen. I’m glad to be finally done, however, except it also reignited some completist urges — as there are a couple of gaps in my […]

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Elder Dragons

I was lucky enough to get the 4 new versions of the Elder Dragons from Legends. I’m still missing , but the price on him is a bit ridiculous at the moment — I’ll get my hands on one eventually, though. I’m debating what to do with the new , as unless I build a […]

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Music News – Vol. 1

Just some quick notes here. Unreqvited already announced the follow-up to Stars Wept To The Sea will be out at the end of November. You can check out the preview single, “Balance” on YouTube right here. The track is squarely in the post-black metal realm but damn is it good — I cannot wait for this new […]

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Older – Yes, Wiser – Maybe?

Today is it, my 35th birthday. Not that I didn’t expect to actually live to be 35 years old, but it’s one of those things that seems so far away and then, suddenly, you’re 34 and it’s the middle of summer and it’s just a scant few months away. I didn’t have any grand plans […]

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Colin Kaepernick / Nike Campaign

I’ll admit, I didn’t see this one coming: on Labour Day it was announced that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be the face of a new ad campaign, and that Nike would be producing apparel branded with Kaepernick’s image. Here is the official image from Colin’s tweet announcing the new advertisement. The campaign makes […]

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