Search
Geeks






Archives
August 2019 (2)
July 2019 (1)
June 2019 (1)
April 2019 (2)
March 2019 (9)
February 2019 (6)
January 2019 (11)
December 2018 (2)
November 2018 (5)
October 2018 (4)
September 2018 (11)
August 2018 (16)
July 2018 (12)
June 2018 (11)
May 2018 (10)
April 2018 (10)
March 2018 (11)
February 2018 (11)
January 2018 (14)
December 2017 (8)
November 2017 (14)
October 2017 (12)
September 2017 (12)
August 2017 (14)
July 2017 (22)
June 2017 (18)
May 2017 (16)
April 2017 (13)
March 2017 (11)
February 2017 (10)
January 2017 (20)
December 2016 (10)
November 2016 (11)
October 2016 (22)
September 2016 (25)
August 2016 (24)
July 2016 (27)
June 2016 (22)
May 2016 (20)
April 2016 (23)
March 2016 (24)
February 2016 (22)
January 2016 (18)
December 2015 (8)
November 2015 (16)
October 2015 (19)
September 2015 (30)
August 2015 (20)
July 2015 (24)
June 2015 (26)
May 2015 (31)
April 2015 (21)
March 2015 (25)
February 2015 (18)
January 2015 (13)
December 2014 (16)
November 2014 (13)
October 2014 (21)
September 2014 (33)
August 2014 (22)
July 2014 (32)
June 2014 (31)
May 2014 (20)
April 2014 (18)
March 2014 (14)
February 2014 (20)
January 2014 (23)
December 2013 (12)
November 2013 (16)
October 2013 (29)
September 2013 (26)
August 2013 (21)
July 2013 (23)
June 2013 (18)
May 2013 (39)
April 2013 (23)
March 2013 (33)
February 2013 (21)
January 2013 (22)
December 2012 (18)
November 2012 (17)
October 2012 (28)
September 2012 (20)
August 2012 (22)
July 2012 (38)
June 2012 (28)
May 2012 (31)
April 2012 (22)
March 2012 (33)
February 2012 (27)
January 2012 (13)
December 2011 (17)
November 2011 (15)
October 2011 (23)
September 2011 (24)
August 2011 (26)
July 2011 (33)
June 2011 (17)
May 2011 (34)
April 2011 (19)
March 2011 (18)
February 2011 (16)
January 2011 (11)
December 2010 (16)
November 2010 (12)
October 2010 (19)
September 2010 (12)
August 2010 (16)
July 2010 (16)
June 2010 (5)
May 2010 (2)
April 2010 (4)
March 2010 (3)
February 2010 (8)
January 2010 (5)
December 2009 (3)
November 2009 (3)
October 2009 (4)
September 2009 (1)
August 2009 (4)
July 2009 (4)
June 2009 (2)
May 2009 (4)
April 2009 (3)
March 2009 (4)
February 2009 (10)
January 2009 (12)
December 2008 (5)
November 2008 (4)
October 2008 (4)
September 2008 (1)
August 2008 (3)
May 2008 (4)
April 2008 (8)
March 2008 (5)
February 2008 (18)
January 2008 (3)
Further archives from 2008 and 2009 are available at the old Wordpress site. Click the logo below to break into the old apartment.

Latest Posts

Into The Pit

When I found out that Testament, Overkill, and Flotsam & Jetsam were touring together this year, I almost peed my pants.  Talk about Thrash Metal greatness!  The last and only time I had ever seen Flots was in 1987 in Norwalk, Connecticut at the legendary Anthrax Club.  The last and only time I had seen Overkill was in Houston in 1988.  I’ve seen Testament many times since the 80’s through the present.  And when I saw that they were selling VIP tickets that included a meet & greet with Testament, photo session with the band, goodie bag, and a raffle for two VIP ticket holders to sing back-up vocals on “Into The Pit” on stage with the band…I knew what I had to do.  An opportunity to meet some of my hero’s and perform with them was something I could not pass up.  So I bought two of these special tickets (one for me and one for my lovely girlfriend) and waited anxiously for the show.

February 6th, 2013 finally came and we were at The House Of Blues at 5:15pm to meet the Testament rep (Tiffany) and the other VIP ticket holders.  She handed us our goodie bags and asked us to find the business card that had a number on the back and to remember the number.  That was gonna be our raffle number for the drawing to sing on stage.  She took us to a bar located way in the back of the stage area.  Testament came out and we got to meet the band, get stuff signed, and take photos with the guys.  They were all ultra-nice, down to earth, and just plain cool as all hell.  Drummer Gene Hoglan was the one to draw the numbers and he chose 1 and 11.  I had 9, but my sweetheart Liz had 1!!!!!  She did not want to do it, so she gave me her card.  It was destiny and she was my lucky charm.  I couldn’t stop grinning like a Cheshire Cat.  Tiffany instructed me and the other guy that one the raffle to be at the side of the stage that Eric Peterson is on during the 6th song in Testament’s set.  She would meet us there and take us backstage.  The anticipation was killing me.

After blistering sets by Flotsam & Jetsam and Overkill; Testament hit the stage with passion and ferocity.  I made sure not to lose count of the songs and met Tiffany by the merch-stand.  We went backstage and I got to watch Testament slay the crowd from side stage left.  It was now time for “Into The Pit”.  Chuck Billy introduced us and a mic and stand were setup behind Eric.  I was in heaven.  In front of hundreds of bangers and on stage with one the greatest Metal bands ever.  The interaction between Chuck, Eric, and me during the song was just magic.  I’ll never forget it.  What an amazing experience. 

Check out the killer pics that Jaime Miller of JRM Pix took using this link – http://www.jrmpix.com/13-FEBHOBTESTAMENTOVERKILL/TESTAMENT/27905619_9QL7jt#!i=2355088409&k=PhhQwv8

And here’s a video clip of the song. It’s not that great quality, but it’ll do. I’m on the far right…

Posted in: Music