The last one and a half years Im trying to learn the basics of photography with a good friend of mine. So, very often we are scheduling “field trips” (sometimes literally “field” :P ) and we have some pretty epic times, shooting around. I still have a lot of miles to cover in order to even call myself a “photographer”, but at least the process its a lot of fun.

The latest addition to my beer glassware collection is a gift from my good friends for my past birthday. Cheers to Lord Tyrion!

Fuzztastic Planet Festival 2014 was one of the best live experiences I had. Fuzzed out music (stoner rock, psychedelic rock) in a forest, with a small lake in its heart. Gathering point for a lot of my friends around Greece, A LOT of beers, and a great opportunity to explore a couple of really nice bands I haven’t listened before. The best weekend of this summer so far.

Bike ride through the summer breeze, in an empty city at 2 a.m. = the perfect mind cleaner.

Tonight I was playing the guitar totally unplugged, and I was goofing around with some riffs and after a while I came with an entire acoustic blues song  with some lyrics too(!) Imagine my surprise because I normally play instrumental stoner/doom stuff. Anyways. These are the lyrics and if everything goes well in the next days, maybe I’ll upload a jam on this idea:

Obsession Blues
Lies & Fire She’s gone a long ago She took the mountain road But here I am still and waiting I know she won’t return, but waiting She’s haunting still my mind  
——
Ice & Mire Obsessed with her I go (in the mire) Expect at least two words (with desire) But there’s a bitter, dark conclusion Im living in my own illusion I know she won’t return
 

Tonight I was playing the guitar totally unplugged, and I was goofing around with some riffs and after a while I came with an entire acoustic blues song  with some lyrics too(!) Imagine my surprise because I normally play instrumental stoner/doom stuff. Anyways. These are the lyrics and if everything goes well in the next days, maybe I’ll upload a jam on this idea:


Obsession Blues

Lies & Fire
She’s gone a long ago
She took the mountain road
But here I am still and waiting
I know she won’t return, but waiting
She’s haunting still my mind 

——

Ice & Mire
Obsessed with her I go (in the mire)
Expect at least two words (with desire)
But there’s a bitter, dark conclusion
Im living in my own illusion
I know she won’t return

 

Monkey3 will play in my hometown, and I will be behind the decks in the venue, before and after the show. \m/

Monkey3 will play in my hometown, and I will be behind the decks in the venue, before and after the show. \m/

After one year of existence, our stoner/doom band finally got a name! :D                                      "Massive Desert Blues"

After one year of existence, our stoner/doom band finally got a name! :D
                                      "Massive Desert Blues"

My top 20 of the best stoner/doom releases of 2013. The list has no particular order.
* Monster Magnet - Last Patrol * Omega Monolith - Black Campaign * Void Droid - Demo * Vista Chino - Peace * Gesso - Howling Grace * Supershooters - Black Realm * Half Gramme of Soma - s/t * Red Fang - Whales & Leeches * Orchid - The Mouths of Madness * Geezer - Gage EP * Curse the Son - Psychache * Black Sabbath - 13 * Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control * Windhand - Soma * Goatess - s/t * Sonora Ritual - Worship the sun * Clutch - Earth Rocker * Mountain High - Demo * Church of Misery - Thy Kingdom Scum * Lucky Funeral - Find Your Soul In Beautiful Lunatics

My top 20 of the best stoner/doom releases of 2013. The list has no particular order.

* Monster Magnet - Last Patrol
* Omega Monolith - Black Campaign
* Void Droid - Demo
* Vista Chino - Peace
* Gesso - Howling Grace
* Supershooters - Black Realm
* Half Gramme of Soma - s/t
* Red Fang - Whales & Leeches
* Orchid - The Mouths of Madness
* Geezer - Gage EP
* Curse the Son - Psychache
* Black Sabbath - 13
* Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control
* Windhand - Soma
* Goatess - s/t
* Sonora Ritual - Worship the sun
* Clutch - Earth Rocker
* Mountain High - Demo
* Church of Misery - Thy Kingdom Scum
* Lucky Funeral - Find Your Soul In Beautiful Lunatics

"All the Heavy Lifting" radio show, reaches #5 in podomatic’s top 10,for the date 8/12/2013, among 302 metal podcasts. This is the highest place ATHL ever achieved. Thank you stoner/doom folks!

"All the Heavy Lifting" radio show, reaches #5 in podomatic’s top 10,for the date 8/12/2013, among 302 metal podcasts. This is the highest place ATHL ever achieved. Thank you stoner/doom folks!