Evil Steve, My Friend (1967-2012)

Evil SteveYesterday Steve Ventura, more commonly known by friends as Evil Steve, passed away at his home in Brooklyn.  Steve had a tattoo of HUNG on the back of his head.  I remember the first time I saw it very clearly… we were performing at Ace of Clubs back when that place was still around.  It wasn’t just a show, it was actually a showcase for Chris Adler (Lamb of God), Larry Mazer and a bunch of other industry folk.  We were the only band on the bill from New York City and packed the fucking place and a major reason why was the continuous effort by Evil Steve of promoting the band.

Anyway, as we were finalizing things on the stage, Steve ran up to me, shook my hand and yelled, Continue reading “Evil Steve, My Friend (1967-2012)”

Trial & Error

Vodka & Ginger Ale that’s lost its bubbles.  Success!  And by ‘success,’ I mean that I’m not gagging.  I didn’t have a mixer left in the fridge and I wanted some vodka and drinking it straight just didn’t appeal to me at the moment.  At first I poured only a sip to not waste a whole serving worth – and to my surprise it doesn’t totally suck.  It’s certainly not a trend I expect to catch on, but rest assured, is you’re out of mixers for your vodka, Ginger Ale helps the medicine go down.  -Cheers.