Thursday, December 18

Down with the sickness all over again!

Well, it was a great time in Spokane, seeing everyone again and getting DWTS another time.

Here are some shots from the Knitting Factory while Disturbed was on:

From Disturbed Spokane

The band, back in action for Washington! The view is from the light booth, where I watched the show with the lighting tech, Skitch.

From Disturbed Spokane

Dan shredding on his solo.

From Disturbed Spokane

A full shot of the stage.

It was a great show, and Merch went really well. Sorry for the short post, but it's freezing cold and my hands feel frozen. Enjoy!

Until next time!

Wednesday, November 26

Getting Down with the Sickness!

Well, Saturday at the Knitting Factory Concert Hall in Spokane, WA, I'll be getting The Sickness with Disturbed!

I've got a few friends coming with me and I think it'll be a blast!

I'm working a bit of merch, so if you read this blog and see a short black haired girl selling shirts, it's probably me.

The show's sold out unfortunately, but if you got the tickets, I'll see ya there!

And you all know there will be pictures!


Tuesday, November 25


SLIPKNOT launched a new website, to coincide with the launch of the tour. All pre-sale and onsale information will be made available there.

From Slipknot
The dates are as follows:

01/23/09- Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, MN

01/24/09- Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO

01/25/09- Mid America Center - Council Bluffs, IA

01/27/09- Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum - Madison, WI

01/28/09- Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, IA

01/30/09- Allstate Arena - Rosemont, IL

01/31/09- The Palace of Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills, MI

02/02/09- Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, IL

02/03/09- Pepsi Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN

02/05/09- Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

02/06/09- Tsongas Arena - Lowell, MA

02/07/09- Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ

02/09/09- Greensboro Coliseum Complex - Greensboro, NC

02/10/09- Cricket Arena - Charlotte, NC

02/11/09- Bi-Lo Center - Greenville, SC

02/13/09- 1st Mariner Arena - Baltimore, MD

02/14/09- Rupp Arena - Lexington, KY

02/15/09- Sommet Center - Nashville, TN

02/17/09- Gwinnett Center - Duluth, GA

02/18/09- UCF Arena - Orlando, FL

02/19/09- Pensacola Civic Center - Pensacola, FL

02/21/09- Concrete Street Amphitheater - Corpus Christi, TX

02/22/09- Nokia Theatre - Grand Prairie, TX

02/23/09- BOK Center - Tulsa, OK

02/26/09- Verizon Wireless Theater - Houston, TX

02/28/09- El Paso County Coliseum - El Paso, TX

03/01/09- Freeman Coliseum - San Antonio, TX

03/03/09- Denver Coliseum - Denver, CO

03/04/09- Tingley Coliseum - Albuquerque, NM

03/05/09- Arena - Glendale, AZ

03/07/09- The Forum - Inglewood, CA

03/08/09- Cox Arena - San Diego, CA

03/10/09- Citizens Business Bank Arena - Ontario, CA

03/11/09- ARCO Arena - Sacramento, CA

Yeah, notice Seattle isn't on the fucking list. I'm beyond pissed.

Monday, November 24

Contests and Photos Galore!

Well, as most of you know, Slipknot and Disturbed are two of many bands in Fuse TV's "Best Music Videos of 2008" Countdown." It's a bracket style tournament, and unfortunately Fuse put Disturbed and Slipknot on the same corner of the bracket. But, hopefully Slipknot, who beat Disturbed last week, will be able to pummel this week's opponent: Britney Spears.

So, please for the love of all things Metal, paste the following address in your web browser and vote every day this week for Psychosocial!!!

We're only about 12,000 votes behind and we were about 30,000 behind earlier today, so we CAN win this thing! one of my day jobs is as a statistician, so trust me when I say Slipknot will prevail!!!!

Also, I unearthed a short clip:

I can remember standing back stage when this song started. Corey Taylor's whole threat about spitting down people's throats scared me shitless! I remember standing next to David Draiman and Dan Donegan and John Moyer of Disturbed thinking 'okay, if these guys aren't scared, I can't look scared... I can be scared, but I can't look scared.' That, my friends, was the first time I had heard or seen Slipknot. Now, I don't think I can go a day without their music.

Also, more pictures will be up soon. I recently found whole file on my camera of Slipknot shots from Mayhem, so once they're uploaded, they're all yours!

Until my update on Saturday about Disturbed's concert this Friday!

Wednesday, November 19

Inside the Fire

Here's the video for Disturbed's Inside the Fire. The track was off their latest album Indestructible that came out this summer. It, along with Slipknot's Psychosocial, are in the battle to be Fuse TV's best music video of '08.

To vote for Disturbed's Inside the Fire or Slipknot's Psychosocial, go to:

Tuesday, November 18


Both Psychosocial and Inside the Fire have been nominated as best video of the year. As much as I love BOTH these bands, I'm sorry to say Slipknot's got a much better chance statistically of winning it...

So, all you metal fans out there, Got to and vote for Slipknot's Psychosocial.

We all know Rock and Metal is making a comeback, so let's stick it to Britney Spears! She had her time, let's give the real musicians a turn!

Again, the site is :

You can vote up to once a day, so go get 'em, Maggots!

From Slipknot

Cris Fehn from Slipknot

Tuesday, November 4

Through the Fire and the Flames, there's another show...

And what a show it was!

Yesterday (Monday) I got to go down to Seattle at the showbox sodo and see all my friends in Dragonforce. What a show!

Not only was it great to see everyone again and sort of be re-introduced to others, but it was great to be back on the music scene. Here are some shots from the night:

From Dragonforce Seattle

ZP Theart (left) Fred Leclercq (center) and Sam Totman (right)

From Dragonforce Seattle

Dave Mackintosh, a good friend of mine kicking on the drums. His nickname "CompactDymano" definitely fits him.

From Dragonforce Seattle

A shot of Dave from backstage.

From Dragonforce Seattle

Fred (left) and Vadim Pruzhanov (right) Rocking out with their solos, Vadim on his keys, Fred on his guitar.

From Dragonforce Seattle
Sam Totman (left) and Herman Li (right). These men are gods at guitar.

More pics to come, of course. Right now, I'm still laughing to myself every five minutes about little inside jokes, about 'cooties' and 'dogs with wings'. It's amazing how great you feel after seeing good friends after such a long absence.

It was great to hang out with Dave in Seattle. We went for indian food at a little place downtown, then 'strolled' as he would say, up to Pike's Place Market. I got a GREAT reaction out of him with the monkfish. You know, this bugger:

The fish is a few feet long with an eel-like tail that sits at the top of the ice. When an unsuspecting tourist like Dave goes in for a close up, the workers pull the tail of the fish and scare the sh** out of the unsuspecting. It's the best prank ever.

It was a blast! Fred tried to teach me how to do the death metal growl, but quickly gave up claiming I'm a girl and can't do it. Eh, it happens. I got to do a little dancing with Stu, Dave's drumtech, and Fred, which was a blast! It was a hoot being the only girl there. I was asked for fashion advice from some of the guys, which was a new one for me.

I got to be one of the guys again, though, at the same time. The guys are a hoot! It was interesting, some of the English lingo they used though. At first, there was quite a bit of culture shock. Fred was right. They do speak in codes. But, I caught on.

Hopefully, I'll catch up with the guys again in BC, passport permitting, but god, do I miss those guys!

until next time,


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