What happens when a website says "not available for viewing in your country" ? maybe illegal downloading increases ?

Friday, December 4, 2015

Retro Rocket Review fanzine update + PARAGON RECORDS 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SALE CONTINUES 2015

 boring friday morning post time---

 I went out last week and bought a new scanner / printer, a black BROTHER that was on sale for 49 bucks.
I wonder when this "Black Friday" sale madness started in Canada ?

Growing up, MEGADETH's Black Friday is the only one I ever knew about.


recently discovered I enjoy BUSHMILLS IRISH WHISKEY.
It doesn't even need to be mixed, but I am too used to adding ice and cola to whiskey,
(just like with adding juice or Kool-Aid,  to gin or vodka).

Suite 276
1063 King St.W.
L8S 4S3


next issue still being worked on -
3 interviews layout done so far, and being slow as maple syrup on transcribing a phone conversation / interview for a fourth.

Waiting months, maybe a year if I was not too lazy to look it up, for other interviews to be mailed back... maybe will think of some others to do in the meantime.

Hopefully this next one is going to get distributed, but without accepting paid advertisements to help fund the xeroxing and doing this on a bare bones / cut n paste budget, I ain't getting streesed about it.

Many days I think about pulling out the internet connection as I have all I want, and can mail order from the few distros / record companies that work hard as if the 1980s never ended.

If it was not so easy and cheaper to buy large amounts of records / zines / etc through online purchases, and if some stores accepted credit cards, then it would make it even more appealing to go offline.

 The MAIN reason now is just to watch tv shows and movies since the public library have messed with my account and demand more personal information, which they won't get. Not from me anyways.


Besides a few reviews I know of in printed zines like Defiance Of Gothic Nirvana by Jeremy Bequette, here is a more recent one online by the politically incorrect Mourning the Ancient website.

and last,
not many send promo material to me, but that is ok, as I could be deluged with a lot of crap, just like is sent to me at other blogs / email addresses.
BUT IF YOU GOT THE GUTS, then mail a tape  / vinyl / cd / zine for possible review.

Reviews will include some PARAGON RECORDS material I bought, and other stuff they sent in.
They are currently having another sale, so check that out.



Monday, 30 November 2015
Since our November sale did so well, we will not only continue it but, make it better with a 3rd deal!!!
December 1st through New Year!
Three of the best deals you won't find anywhere else!!!
1. Choose any 10 items marked from $3-5 for $25!!! Multiples welcome!
2. Select list deeply discounted to 50% off Org. price!!! Unlimited quantity
3. And for you old school fossils like myself, Any 10 cassettes marked $3 only $15!!! Unlimited quantity. YOU WILL FIND ALMOST ALL $3 CASSETTES IN THE SALE SECTION! WELL OVER 350 TITLES TO CHOOSE FROM THERE!
all the rules from before still apply so just check the update below this one for any additional info you need.


Last Updated (Friday, 04 December 2015 09:36)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SUICIDE SILENCE Singer On Death Of Music Industry: 'Greed Is Never Gonna Win'

I was not a fan of their music, but dig what they say in this article...
guess I will check them out again... I might even like them.
I did not copy everything, go to the Blabber link...

SUICIDE SILENCE Singer On Death Of Music Industry: 'Greed Is Never Gonna Win'

Victoria Purcell of RAMzine conducted an interview with vocalist Hernan "Eddie" Hermida and guitarist Mark Heylmun of California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE at the 2015 edition of the the MetalDays festival, which was held on July 19-25 in Tolmin, Slovenia. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On whether making an entire album available for streaming on YouTube, as is the case with SUICIDE SILENCE's "You Can't Stop Me", is good promotion:

Eddie: "At the end of the day, if people wanna listen to the stuff you put out, YouTube does a really good job of keeping counts, and if you get enough people to watch your stuff, YouTube might wanna give you some cash, but, really, that's not why you make to begin with. And if you are making music for that reason, then you're a fucking idiot."
"It's the quintessential answer, ever since Napster and all the bullshit, ever since the Internet was capable of putting your art out there, and it basically showed the world that, at the end of the day, it's, like, art you can find wherever the hell you want, you can make art wherever the hell you want, and there's always gonna be somebody that outdoes you. Making an industry out of it is the most ass backwards thing that could ever happen to humanity."
On the fact that using iTunes to transfer music from your CDs is now illegal under U.K. copyright law:
Eddie: "Hey, man, guess what: it was illegal for me to make mixed tapes and give it to my girlfriend back in fucking… when I was doing that, and making ripped CDs and mixed CDs for people too, and I still did it."
Mark: "It's illegal to smoke weed in most places, and I still do that too."

On whether the music industry is doomed:
Eddie: "Let those idiots who are trying to fucking squeeze every penny out of an art die… There are people who are willing to give their money to an artist who is kicking his own ass out there, trying to show the world what love is, or trying to show the world what fear is — however you wanna document whatever an art is. There are gonna be people who are willing to support it. And the fact is that there's too many people out there trying to stick their fingers, and their hands, in our pockets, and that's where the industry is failing. And it's gonna fail, because greed is never gonna win."

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/suicide-silence-singer-on-death-of-music-industry-greed-is-never-gonna-win/#tbjjg70yAGcFphmG.99

You say to-may-toe, I say to-mah-tow

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Birth School Metallica Death The Inside Story of Metallica (1981-1991)

Birth School Metallica Death-The Inside Story of Metallica (1981-1991) Paperback (2014) by Paul Brannigan (Author), and Ian Winwood (Author).

I finished reading this Metallica book after borrowing it from my sister.

I knew a lot of the facts, since I was a fan, and had bought a lot of rock/metal fanzines and magazines back in the 1980s.

It filled in a lot of details I did not know, so, it is a good history book on the band, for somebody like me that stopped caring about them as much (around 1990).

Cool that Toronto and Canada was mentioned a few times.

Some stuff I was reminded of, pissed me off.

They mention the  Kerrang cover from 1984 where Lars was spray painted (gold or silver).
I had that autographed by the band, and a few years later sold it for next to nothing to a book store.
There were no websites like today with eBay back then to make at least your money back and more. Used book stores, and used record stores were the parasites off anybody that was desperate for money.

The sequel is "Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica (1991-2014)" by Paul Brannigan (Author), Ian Winwood (Author), but I am not in a a rush to read that, as I think this period is when the band not only became worldly popular, but also a bunch of rock star fags

Maybe Megadeth also jumped on the rockstar bandwagon too, but for me the difference is, Metallica released only 2 of the greatest albums in metal, then kept adding filler tracks, starting with their "Master of Puppets" album.

Metallica have consistently gone downhill in quality ever since, even if they sold more records.

When the majority of records is sold by popstars, it does not mean that garbage is good.
The majority of people all over this planet also blindly vote for those that are deemed popular by the media.

There WAS a band member, or two, who did get it right.
Like Dave Mustaine ...
Megadeth for me since the debut "Killing Is My Business...And Business is Good", didn't start disappointing me until after they broke up in 2001. ...took awhile to enjoy the comeback albums for different reasons.

Everything (ex-Metallica) Dave Mustaine and his guys put out, even what many old fans thought was weak or simply hard rock, with the "Cryptic Writings" and "Risk" albums (trying to capture that dizzying heights Metallica / Black Sabbath / Ozzy-type success) always gave me songs I could relate to and enjoy, on EVERY Megadeth album......unlike Metallica's.

I had to cherry pick what I liked / enjoyed off Metallica releases, and smiled when the cover songs they played were always million times better than their stinky originals

Not speaking for most real underground metal fans, but merely as one of them, it was a shame what Jason Newsted put up with.
The bassist joined his favourite band, the band he was inspired by, and modeled his own speed/thrash metal outfit on.
FLOTSAM & JETSAM's debut "Doomsday For The Deceiver"  was a power metal / high speed / thrash metal classic.
Imagine Metallica's "Ride The Lightning:" ,  Exodus' "Bonded By Blood" , and Anthrax's "Fistful of Metal" Lp's combined together.

If you buy the "Doomsday For The Deceiver" CD version , you get the bonus of their best song ever, an instrumental from a 12 inch single called "Flotzilla".! 

The money must have been pretty good for Jason to stick around, and be treated like a goof, or ignored, for all those years, to stay in Metallica.
I was glad to discover two years ago he was online and selling his debut Newsted - (2013) Metal EP / minii album CD directly to fans, autogrpahed also.
Was cool to buy an inexpensive T-shirt with it.

For unknown reasons, he pulled the plug on his last band, his website, everything.
Just as fast as he appeared, and started touring with Megadeth on Gigantour  , he was gone.

My only guess is too many so-called fans liked it, but never bought a copy like they would with an inferior Metallica album.
His album (2013) Heavy Metal Music LP was impossible for me to find to buy  (I do NOT buy through Amazon, CDBaby, or similar corporate giants), and later, finally discovered the vinyl was on  Discogs  around the time the announcement happened.

Newsted's story, generally from what I know of it, through the internet, magazines, and books like "Birth School Metallica Death" is an old familiar one. Reminds me a lot of another  bass player, Bill Wyman.

Yes, Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones went through a similar band experience, just not any hazing / pranks for years like Newsted endured.

Wyman kept his mouth shut, played, and took whatever money the band gave him, but kept his sanity by staying away as much as possible.
If his book "Stone Alone" is true, Bill Wyman was a sex addict and relieved his stress of hardly getting his songs onto albums, by having a LOT of women
Probably as much or more than Mick Jagger ever has had, but Wyman is one of the most discreet gentlemen in the world or rock...or he had the luxury of the press not caring what he did as he was not Jagger or Keith Richards.

This article / rant won't stop any of you Metallica fanboys from still buying their shit and paying ridiclous prices for concert tickets.
they helped kickstart the underground scene with some of the coolest stuff along with Venom and Raven and Exciter and countless other bands, so will never completely kick them to the curb.

go read this, you will probably agree with all of it - http://www.kerrang.com/16256/12-reasons-james-hetfield-rocks/

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bob Daisley "For Fact's Sake" book

I finally got around and ordered the Bob Daisley book some months ago

It arrived in the mail with.very,very fast delivery , it took only about one or two weeks..


It was kind of expensive with shipping costs/exchange rate I guess, but I don't mind.
I am reading the book again for the second time.

Excellent for the history of this bass player and associated bands, includes a discography, lots of rare photographs, and delivers a funny line, now and then, when you don't expect it.

I don't understand how anybody who is a huge fan of the 2 Blizzard of Ozz Lp's (re: Ozzy's first 2 "solo" albums) would not want to learn the truth of how / why the original lineup was destroyed by that moneygrubbing cunt Sharon...

it also blows my mind how nice Bob is, including when he explains what happened to the Blizzard of Ozz.

I personally would have filled chapters and chapters of all the dirt I knew about her...with the filthiest words known to mankind, as she has conned most people into not knowing how brutal and conniving she is.

I cannot recommended it enough for you to also buy this book, you can get it autographed too on the inside.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bob Calhoun , Counte Dante, Incredibly Strange Wrestlling book

Metallica gets mentioned on one page in this book (which most people have never read).
Beer, Blood & Cornmeal - Seven Years of Incredibly Strange Wrestling
Here are a few scans from it which might interest you to pick it up at your public library or bookstore.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper (R.I.P.)

Birth name Roderick George Toombs
Born April 17, 1954
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died July 31, 2015 (aged 61)
Hollywood, California, U.S

On July 31, 2015, Piper died in his sleep after a heart attack, at the age of 61, in his home in Hollywood, California.Piper is survived by his wife, Kitty, their four children and four grandchildren




For a lot of us, he was one of the funniest guys and greatest wrestlers.
Well, let us check out one of the last releases by Roddy !  

Roddy Piper Podcast with Will Sasso Ep 63 "Stone Cold"

Friday, July 24, 2015

2000, Sept.9th, ECW fan cam, final TNN taping in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

for the info on the matches,
Thanks to:

Title: ECW Fan Cam - ECW Invades Canada Sept 9,2000 Hershey Centre,Mississauga, Ontario
TIME: 2hrs 30min
FORMAT: DoubleDVD-Master

1. Psicosis vs Julio Dinero 
2. Diamond & Swinger vs Joey Matthews & Christian York
3. FBI vs Danny Doring & Road Kill
4. Nova vs Chris Hamrick
5. Balls Mahoney & Chilly Wlly vs The Baldies
6. Kid Kash vs Mikey Whipreck
7. (ECW TV Championship) Kid Kash vs Rhino
8. Rob Van Dam vs CW Anderson
9. (ECW Championship) Justin Credible vs Steve COrino vs Jerry Lynn

ECW receives a roar of approval  By BOB KAPUR -- For SLAM! Wrestling



With a friend, we attended the first (and last) visit by the original ECW organization.
The ticket for general admission cost $32.25 (Canadian!) +, plus the service charge+tax.

Until I finally got to watch this recently (and I have been wanting to see it pretty bad for over 15 years!), I forgot how packed the place was back then, as even Americans traveled up here, to witness it.

The video is filmed by one of the men standing around the wrestling ring, and there are choppy edits between wrestlers' entrances and matches.

I was told  2 weeks later, a mutual friend The Beast From the East (no, not the real Bam Bam Bigelow, but the dude's nickname / IRC chat handle),
that only ONE match was televised on the ECW on TNN broadcast the next week.

You can order a DVD copy  from
 or a bigger set,  from

(I ASSUME it is the same video? There were probably 2 or 3 or 4 video-cameras rolling the entire time).

2000 09 09 ecw fan cam final tnn taping toronto.avi

948 MB
2:20 hours long

width-512 pixels
height-384 pixels
audio-111 kbps

Thanks to original uploader.

Get it and Enjoy


I have some photos too, but they are not handy right now.
Plus, I need to make sure I have permission by the dude who snapped them.
here's a snapshot using VLC Player...
. if I had the actual dvd, could get a much clearer screenshot.
Undecided f I will buy a copy.