About

My name is Shane. I live with my wife on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. I'm in my 30s, and I'm a huge nerd. Not like the pocket-protector wearing socially akward kind of nerd, but a counter culture nerd. I love all kinds of underground music (punk, ska, reggae, and most genres of metal) and I like to hear new things - and review them! I am the vocalist for a metal band where I live called Deadkind, and I also play drums, guitar, and sometimes bass. I used to skateboard before I got old and fat. I am a huge fan of beer, as well as many other intoxicants; but I very much dislike cocaine, cocaine products, and heroin - junkies are gross. Crystal meth is also fucking gross, but Breaking Bad is a great show.

My wife and I are both Vancouver Island enthusiasts and we love nature and the outdoors. I like all kinds of art, I like to draw and really want to learn how to tattoo. I have a few tattoos and I can't wait until the day I have no more room for new tattoos. I'm far too clumbsy for piercings though, but I get a kick out of all the crazy shit people are doing to themselves these days. I also have an appreciation for old cars and hot rods. My Dad never used to party or do anything all that fun when I was younger, but he has always been into cars and he restores them - this is one of the few things we bonded over when I was a kid. I'm still useless at fixing cars to this day, but I fucking love those hot rods and I would love to fix one up myself one day - I'm not going to be able to pull it off without my Dad's help and know-how though... (or his tools.)

I was born in that strange cusp-period between "generation x" and "generation y" (1980-1984), and I think for the most part that the 1990's were a great time to be young. Sometimes I feel like I was born 20 years too late, but I still feel lucky to have been around for all the things that've happened in my lifetime as it is. I'm an island hippy who grew up rather punk rock in a very redneck town, left for almost 10 years, and then ended up back in that same town again. Life is too short to be boring, but too precious to be a fucking idiot. This blog is just sort of about all of that stuff, with no particular format or specific flavour.

If you have any music or art that you'd like me to review, please feel free to send me links or actual files and I will do my best! I only ask that you also provide absolutely as much information about yourself and what you do as you can; I like to know as much as I can about what I'm listening to or looking at. If you know a tattooist you think is really good, send me a link to their site. If you know of a cool art blog or something similar, send that to me too. Good restaraunt on Vancouver Island? Send that shit my way!!! I think you probably get the picture.

I am a counter culture nerd and this is my blog. Horray! Smoke some herb and enjoy yourself. I'm not even going to ask how you found this shit, but I'm pretty stoked that you're here! Cheers.