What Rocks

Metallica in Portland Live Recording

Metallica in Portland Robert Forto

  Metallica does it right. One of the coolest souvenirs from a concert is not a black shirt, a poster, hat, or picture with the band. It is a live recording from the concert. When we attending the Metallica show at the Rose Bowl during our Rock n Roller 17 tour we ordered a cd of the show and it …

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Are you Awake? Live and Inspired by Godsmack has arrived

Put down the iPhones. Quit updating Facebook and taking pictures and sit back and enjoy the music. Because there is nothing better in the world than a kick ass live rock-n-roll show! I am paraphrasing just a bit here but you get the jest. This was what Sully Erna said from the hard rock band Godsmack to a near sold …

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Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria

I could eat pizza every day for the rest of my life. Think about it–it’s the world perfect food. It has your meats, your grains, your dairy and even your veggies to make mom proud! In fact, if I was stranded on a deserted island, I would grow a beard, name a volleyball, Wilson and eat Moose’s Toothpizza every day. I …

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I Want my MTV!

I can remember vividly– I was 10 years old and sitting in my parents den at our home in Jacksonville, North Carolina. We had recently moved there on a transfer for my father’s job. He was a Marine. We grew up as a modest middle class family with the requisite 2.5 kids–my brother Chris was not quite two yet so …

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Godsmack coming to the Last Frontier

One could argue that I live in the greatest state in the country–Alaska! We have the surreal beauty that people flock to from all over the world. Tourist arrive in search of adventure and to get a glimpse of brown bears, moose, puffins and magnificent glaciers. People come here primarily by boat (cruise ships), RV’s, trucks, vans, and even explore …

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Scary’s on the wall

The other night my wife headed home to Colorado after a quick trip to our home Alaska. It was a bittersweet goodbye. I couldn’t sleep and I was checking out posts on my Facebook wall well after midnight. I saw something that floored me. It was a picture that my aunt Diana sent to me of a tree that we …

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Guitar Gods

I have talked a lot about my music influences and in fact on my recent trip to Denver I spent well over an hour in the Guitar Center and found an acoustic bass that I have to have and have been leaving little hints for my wife Michele, all week long. Which brings me to my favorite guitar gods. Kirk Hammett   …

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Attack of the Moon Zombies World Premiere!

All of us like good entertainment. But would you fly 3000 miles and have your wife drive 15 hours and almost 1000 miles to meet you for a secret rendezvous in the Twin Cities just to go to a movie? We did. To be fair it was part of a meeting with an editor friend for a book project that …

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Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria

I could eat pizza every day for the rest of my life. Think about it–it’s the world perfect food. It has your meats, your grains, your dairy and even your veggies to make mom proud! In fact, if I was stranded on a deserted island, I would grow a beard, name a volleyball, Wilson and eat Moose’s Tooth pizza every …

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Soundtrack (song) of your life

Take the poll! Music is a great love of mine. My iPod has about 6700 songs on it and I am rarely without it. Music functions as a “soundtrack” of my life, providing strong markers that I associate with memories and experiences. What song best describes your life? Please include the song and artist (if you know it). Please enter …

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