Sunday Metal – KISS

OLD school footage of KISS, from Winterland, January 31, 1975.

Deuce, Strutter, Got to Choose.

THIS is what made KISS awesome.

Sunday Metal – Florida Thrash ‘Til Death

A cool mini-documentary about the early days (1990’s) of the Florida Death Metal scene.

Sunday Metal – The Coup de Grace

The Coup de Grace… their 1988 demo.

Loved their debut album, so finding their demo is a gem!

What is Good Enough?

We all want to know…

What is good enough?

Am I smart enough?

Am I strong enough?

Am I capable enough?

Am I able to do what needs to be done? To achieve the thing I wish to achieve?

I can’t answer that for you.

And I’m not sure anyone really can provide a single concrete answer.

For me in my world – where I like to lift weights – what is “strong enough”? There are strength standards. And more thoughts. And other thoughts. And if you search around, you’ll find even more. But look at their bias. Do they consider sex/gender (because that matters)? Do they consider age? Do they consider capabilities (e.g., someone with one arm)?

It’s good to have some indications like these, because they help us understand what is at least possible. To go from zero to world records, that gives us the continuum of what’s possible in the realm of human capability. But we all know that world records are outliers, people with a particular gift to go along with work ethic and time invested. So still, along that continuum, where can we go?

I know a cop who is a large mammal – almost gorilla-like strength. His physical strength was a huge asset in his job. But then, he couldn’t run a foot pursuit worth a damn. He worked to be able to run well, but lost so much strength. Today he’s found a medium between the two. So do these standards consider context? do they consider situation and need?

My chief profession is a software developer. As an iOS developer, my world is narrow in a sense, but one can go quite deep within it. I see web developers, and the vast choice of technologies and approach one can take is staggering. How many languages, how many platforms, how deep, how broad – what makes one a top developer?

Or how about another part of my world, with defensive pistolcraft.  Karl and I may have spoken and written about “Top 10 Drills”, but when you think about it each one of those is a particular standard. And there are so many more. What makes this one a better standard? Which one really qualifies you as “good enough”?

I was teaching this past weekend, and this topic came up. What is “good enough”? What is “sufficient”? It doesn’t really matter the context in life, it’s a general topic that applies to anything.

And all I could think of as a good and acceptable rule?

Just be better today than you were yesterday.

Sunday Metal – Mötley Crüe

Mötley Crüe – live from 1990 in Weedsport, NY.

This was the Dr. Feelgood tour. I saw this show, at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD.

Sunday Metal – Alestorm

Alestorm, with a hearty anthem for all: “Fucked With An Anchor”

Sunday Metal – KISS

KISS – full concert, complete with Ace guitar solo and Gene spitting blood – from 1977

Sunday Metal – The Ultimate Revenge 2

With all that Dark Angel, here’s the source: the complete “The Ultimate Revenge 2” video.

Forbidden, Faith or Fear, Death, Dark Angel, Raven

 

Sunday Metal – Get Thrashed! The Story of Thrash Metal

The “Get Thrashed” documentary, about thrash metal.

It was more a “library” of thrash bands, with interesting bits of information about each band. If nothing else, made me realize that there were a few thrash bands I have overlooked and need to rabbit-hole at some point.

 

Sunday Metal – Metallica

Metallica. Full concert from their performance on August 16, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.