March 17, 2012

I woke up early and started into On the Beach.

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RSL home opener tonight at RioT.

When Rancid drummer and hardcore Real Salt Lake fan Brandon Steineckert wrote and recorded “Believe,” fans quickly adopted the chant as a rallying cry.

“Everybody is embracing this song,” RSL head coach Jason Kreis said after training on Friday. “I’m embracing it, my family’s embracing it. Every time I hear it, I get goose bumps. The whole week I’ve been thinking about what it could be like [on Saturday].”

Maybe I’ll go.

Update: I did.

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Google disabled ads on my website HammerSmashedFace last month because…

VIOLATION(S) FOUND: VIOLENCE: As stated in our program policies, AdSense publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on pages with violent content, including videos or images of fights

All of the violent content, videos, were found and embedded from Google’s own YouTube. Brilliant.

Note: Don’t put Google ads on content Google is happy to serve.

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I’ve been posting all of my links from http://theclick.us on Facebook and Google+ to see if it’s worth the time. So far, not really. @thclick on twitter continues to thrive with new followers adding daily. I’ll give it another couple weeks and see how it goes. I’ve tried a bunch of different things with The Click and some work and others don’t.

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I’m way behind in reviewing Cinch, the newest strap from Luma Labs. I’ll get to it shortly. The thing is perfect. I’m rocking all Luma straps now, other than a small Domke Gripper on the small Fuji.

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I read Ace Frehley’s book, No Regrets, all the while realizing that I basically hate KISS. I never got into them other than that one awkward summer when I wore a Creatures of the Night t-shirt (embarrassingly white with black sleeves). Ridiculous.

All the drug abusing guitarist memoirs I’ve read recently follow the same pattern. Heavy drug use while band finds success, disillusionment and rehab, then a clean future seemingly free of creativity. Ace’s is the only one where after getting clean in rehab (coming down from 20 Xanax a day, plus coke, alcohol, etc), he’s back imbibing in his drug and alcohol life a chapter or so later like rehab never happened. He doesn’t talk about relapsing, it’s just that all of a sudden he’s using again like it’s the natural state.

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Big contrast in today’s two assignments. The guy at the International Sportsmen’s Expo wasn’t going to let me in to take photos (I’ll write in more detail about it on the work blog). This has never happened to me at any expo anywhere. It’s free publicity at absolutely no cost to the show or the vendors. (It’s the vendors who really benefit from our covering the show. As you walk around with a camera you can feel them using ESP to try to get you to stop at their booth.)

Second assignment, RSL, and the PR guy comes up to me, shakes my hand and says, “Thank you for coming tonight.”

Big difference.

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