Leave it on the Mat

When you get on the mats it releases all the outside distractions and stresses of life. You are pushing yourself physically and mentally and growing every session (whether you realize this, or not). You will have good days and bad days, days you feel every technique is working with minimal effort, and days it seems nothing you do is right. You may tap an upper belt, you may get tapped by a lower belt, either way you will learn something about your technique and more importantly about yourself.
Leave it all on the mats, don’t brag and don’t pout, never leave the mats angry..
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Look In The Mirror

If you get pleasure from the fears, pain,  suffering, loss, failure, and just any possible negatives and displeasure of an other; well you just plain suck as a human being. You shouldn’t be on social media spreading you tail like a proud peacock, you should be re-evaluating you values, or lack there of. 

We lost a few greats recently, David Bowie, Glen Frey, and Lemmy just to name a few. This is sad enough without the need for enhancement. Can someone please explain to me why news about the deaths of celebrities with the current date, of people who have died years ago to try and make it seem like they just died keep appearing . Why the need to make it seem like more celebrities are dying at the same time. This baffles me..

If you’re planning on voting for the modern day P.T. Barnum just because “he says what we’re all thinking” or “he speaks his mind” you don’t really care for the future of this country, or the younger generations, and you have no idea what I, or anyone else happen to be thinking. 

A lot of non white actors are crying racism over actor snubs at the oscars. Yes, racism and sexism for that matter exist in Hollywood and everyday life, there is no denying that fact. However if you were chosen to play a roll and paid 16 million dollars to do so; I don’t think you were a victim of this racism. BTW white actors were snubbed as well and these award shows are nothing more than douche festivals were millionaires stroke each other’s cocks. There are much more important issues on the subject. Let’s worry more about how this is effecting people who need help, not the elite who are blessed and cry the most. 

When you go on social media and create this fantasy life you would like the world to believe you live remember 1 thing. You may be impressing some strangers, but the people who actually know you (real friends and family) lose a little more respect for you with each post. 

In closing, if this post offends you in any way let me know so I can run for president; apparently that’s a good quality for the job these days. 
Peace. 

Things to Ponder

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  1. If you are not a productive contributor to society shut up. Stop complaining, stop giving advice, stop discussing politics/religion/health/music, stop saying how the government is fucking the people, just stop…..
  2. If “they are poisoning us; they’re poisoning themselves as well.
  3. Things happen in this world. Not everything is created by the government/new world order/illuminati or whatever else you want to call it. Not everything is a conspiracy or a cover up.
  4. The government is not trying to take your guns away from you. Gun control doesn’t mean gun confiscation.
  5. It’s easy to push the blame, you have more control than you realize. I’m in the situation I put myself in, so are you.
  6. Proper diet and exercise go hand in hand. However, a good healthy diet with minimal exercise will yield more positive results and health than exercise and eating a garbage diet.
  7.  All food is “real” food. The saying “eat real food” is stupid. It should be “eat natural food”.
  8. No GMOs.. Sounds good, right? Do you use a microwave, smoke, drink alcohol, milk, or soda, eat fast food, or processed food, canned food, use anti perspirant/deodorant, This list can go on forever.
  9. How do you know that vegetables you grow are not GMO. Do you really know where those seeds came from.
  10. Dana White, love or hate him but know one thing that’s for sure; you would not have MMA without him. Think what you want, but he saved the sport and made it what it is today. Also you can complain all you want about fighter pay but they make the choice to fight and know what is going in, and don’t compare it to boxing because most boxers make less. They are business like any other, the CEO makes millions they guys who do the work make a few thousand. Right or wrong…
  11. You’re in competition with no one but yourself. Wake up, work out, eat, work, relax, go to sleep, repeat.
  12. If you hold a door for someone and they don’t thank you who cares, if you’re holding for the thank you you’re holding it for the wrong reason.
  13. This I’ve said before, It’s better to be politically correct than mean.
  14. You go on Facebook and tell the American people they’re “sheepole” and better wake up, meanwhile you’re getting your info from a source just as skewed, so what’s the difference. Going onto a social media site and spewing your holier than thou bullshit just makes you an aggressive, pompous ass. What you fuck are you doing to make change for the better?
  15. I’ve also said this. Music: there is no good or bad, it’s personal. Music makes everyone feel something different. I happen to like almost any music, I like new rock, and country. Just because a certain music is complicated it’s not better than a simple 3 chord pop song, it’s just different; just because I happen to like simple music doesn’t mean Mr. prog rock or jazz in more educated musically.
  16. I try to be the best me I can be, I may not be doing so good, but I’m trying the best I can…

 

That’s all for today. Live you life the best you can and Be Happy.

 

Peace

 

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10-1-2015 A Day to Remember

Today I got my new concealment holster. Coincidentally today there was another school shooting at a community college in Oregon. Every time something like this happens both sides of the gun argument come out swinging, using a tragedy and the deaths of innocent people to further there agenda; mostly in hateful manner.

The anti gun side uses this to say see, we need stronger gun laws to prevent these tragedies, the pro gun side say “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”. As you can tell from the first sentence I wrote, I own a gun. That being said I feel there should be strict gun laws, anyone with a drivers license shouldn’t be able to walk into Walmart and buy any firearm they choose. At the same time it shouldn’t be impossible either. A back ground check and here’s your permit.

The good guy with a gun stopping the bad guy with a gun scares the shit out of me. Thats just what you want, bad guy starts shooting people, good guy or 2 or 3 or 4 or: well you get it, pulls out his gun and starts shooting back, bullets are flying no one even knows the bad guy from the good guy at this point, the police show up and the mess that ensues is the stuff of horror movies.

What bothers me most about this is the media using this to attack. I was listening to a radio show and this was being blamed on the president, thats completely ridiculous, sure be annoyed by the fact he immediately uses this to push his anti gun agenda but to blame him, come on. The other thing that I’m sure we’ll be hearing shortly is that this never happened, you know like Sandy Hook, a hoax carried out by the government to control the people. I don’t even want to get into that lunacy.

Anyway I scored a sweet Blackhawk Serpa holster and double stack mag case which means I can’t wait to go to my next tactical shooting session. If you shoot and you’ve never taken a firearms safety class or any tactical shooting classes I strongly recommend you do. By the way New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation and I and many of my friends own firearms and we train together often. Some of my shooting buddies are strong advocates of using their firearms for home defense as well as the sport side of shooting. I personally keep my weapons locked away in my home and they wouldn’t be an option in home defense. Call me crazy but I feel safer this way.

In closing here’s a few more things

  1. In case you haven’t noticed World War 3 has started already.
  2. We’re going to blasted by a hurricane; again.
  3. I just finished filming 3 shorts and am in the editing process.
  4. Im starting a web series in November.
  5. Im in 3 awesome bands.
  6. Donald Trump is a modern day P.T. Barnum.
  7. It’s better to be politically correct than hateful.
  8. You don’t have to believe in God to be a good person.
  9. I have the best girlfriend there ever was….

 

Peace

 

Mr/Ms Perfect

I’ve been a musician for a long time. I know my limitations, I’m not a great bass player, guitar player, or singer. I’m aware of what I do well and where I’m weak. I know when I have a good performance and a bad performance. By the way a good performance doesn’t mean I played every note perfectly, if it did I never had a good performance in my life. Being critical of every note is completely ridiculous. If thats how you listen to music you’re cheating yourself of enjoying the experience. Nobody plays every note perfect, and I do mean nobody. Musicians at the highest levels are not perfect 100%.

Another thing, although I like most music there is good and not so good in every genre. There is music I really like that most people I know think sucks. In my opinion (for what it’s worth). No music sucks. You may disagree with how it’s created, the way it sounds, whatever, that doesn’t make it suck.

Anyway back to my original point. I’m not the greatest musician, I make lots of mistakes, I have to read charts to play songs I’ve been playing forever. When I sing I go off key at times, hell sometimes I can’t even get back on. I have good nights and bad nights. But the most important thing is I get out there and do it. I put my fears and insecurities and social anxiety aside and give it my all every time I step out on that stage. Whether it’s the smallest bar with my cover band or a big stage with my original band, you get 100% of my heart and soul in every performance.

Think about that next time you say someone sucks. Especially those of you who have never put yourself out there for all to be critical of. So if you can’t even play the guitar you probably shouldn’t be talking about how much someone else sucks at it…

Just something to think about..

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Peace

Just some more thoughts…

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There is a ton of great new music out there, you just need to go and find it. Don’t just listen to what the record companies and radio stations are trying to jam down your throats..

The fact that “Tips” are now called “Hacks” irritates me.

I don’t understand why it’s suddenly cool for the younger generations to like Tony Bennett. Yes he’s a great singer, I know.. But really….

If you keep mentioning K____ W____ every time he does something: he wins…

The Odd Couple was the best sitcom ever.

If you’re going to ignore me on social media, ignore everything, don’t suddenly appear when you disagree with me.

Slaughtered Grace. (I’m lucky to now be a part of it).

I have the best daughter in the world.

And the best, most beautiful girlfriend.

Peace…..

Just Some Thoughts

There’s a few hot headlines in the news, hmmmm, where do I start?

OK the king of Jordan. 2 days ago he was a violent Christian hating Muslim extremist. Now he leads a bombing mission of a terrorist group of which a couple of days ago you all had him a part of, and now he’s your hero. That doesn’t surprise me much because a good number of the Christians I know come out with some of the most extreme shit I’ve ever heard. Calling the terrorist animals then saying what we should do to them, well if we did some of the stuff I hear on a daily basis, we would then be the terrorist, there would be no difference between us and them. Yeah I understand there’s a time to fight, but there’s also a right way to do it.

I didn’t see the entire Obama speech so I can’t really comment on it. I did see the cut up edited version that everyone else is commenting on, but I would really need to see it unedited to know what he said and the context of it to have an opinion either way. I would suggest everyone do the same rather than just jump on it for the sake of hating the President. I’m really not a fan of Barack Obama, but I don’t see a lot of what being thrown around. I can honestly say I personally am much better off today then I was before he took office.

Bobbi Kristina Brown found face down in bathtub. Whether you care about her or not is irrelevant. This is a sad story. The girl is 21 years old, her life is just beginning and there’s a chance it may be ending. So if you don’t care about her there’s really no reason to go online and spew poison about her, her mother and her father. If you don’t care, ignore it and move on to the next story.

Plus size model featured in SI swimsuit issue. This shouldn’t be news, it should be part of the norm. She’s a beautiful woman just like the rest of the SI models, she’s a model just like the rest of the SI models, and she’s airbrushed just like the rest of the SI models. They all have beauty, and they all have flaws. Just like the rest of us.

The horse is dead, you can stop beating on it. I don’t really care that footballs were less inflated then they should’ve been.

No professional athlete “sucks”. Next time you want to tell me how much a pro sucks, start off by telling me about your pro career.

No professional musician sucks. There’s plenty I don’t like, but it doesn’t suck. Yeah there’s a lot of music thats sounds like something else, big deal. If you don’t like it, change the channel.

The movie Cake isn’t about cake. I was disappointed.

Anderson Silva tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Moral of this story, don’t talk shit about others for getting caught just because you didn’t get caught yet. Now you just look like a giant jackass.

I guess I’ll call it now. I’ll spew some more drivel later.

Peace