Let The Countdown Begin!

Three more days.

I just gotta get through three more fucking days gentlemen.

Starting Friday I am off for 9 glorious days.

I’m not going to the fucking beach and I’m not going to fucking Seattle.

Thank You Lord, the Wifely Unit has an ulterior motive but it works for me.

We are driving about a half an hour North to Woodland Washington, (Home of the Lamiglass fishing rod plant) and staying at a hotel right off the freeway for a few days.

There is a new Indian Casino 5 minutes South of there at Ridgefield, just off the freeway, and we are going to hang out there for a few days next week.

In the mean time, before and after that little excursion, it’s gonna be all about this,

 

I can’t hardly wait.

Megadeth Front Man Dave Mustaine Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

Geeze, really?

Dammit!

He was supposed to open for Ozzie this Summer, Ozzie has had health issues, postponed all those tour dates for a year and now this. Seeing Megadeth in concert is high on my bucket list.

There is an interesting bit of trivia at the end of this that I didn’t know but God Bless ya Dave and here is to nipping that shit in the bud and a speedy recovery.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says he was diagnosed with throat cancer

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Dave Mustaine has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

The Megadeth frontman revealed his diagnosis on Twitter Monday.

“I’ve been diagnosed with throat cancer,” tweeted the 57-year-old. “It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on — but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate. Treatment has already begun.

“Unfortunately this requires that we cancel most shows this year,” the rocker continued. “The 2019 Megacruise will happen, and the band will be a part of it in some form. All up to date information will be at Megadeth.com as we get it. Megadeth will be back on the road ASAP. Meanwhile, Kiko [Loureiro, guitar], David [Ellefson, bass], Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] and I are in the studio working on the follow-up to [2016’s] ‘Dystopia’ — which I can’t wait for everyone to hear. I’m so thankful for my whole team — family, doctors, band members, trainers and more. I’ll keep everyone posted. See you soon.”

Megadeth is celebrated as one of the most influential and respected metal bands of all time. It has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, as well as earn seven Top 10 albums and 12 Grammy nominations. Megadeth earned a 2017 Grammy Award in the “Best Metal Performance” category for the “Dystopia” title track.

Now for that interesting bit of trivia,

“… Mustaine also shared that Clint Eastwood continues to be a source of inspiration for him as an artist.

“My favorite Clint Eastwood movie would undoubtedly have to go back to [1966’s] ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” he explained. “Of course, I like the ‘Dirty Harry’ stuff, you know, ‘Make my day’ kind of thing. But I think the character that Clint had developed — I mean, he didn’t even smoke and he had used that cigar as a prop. And it just shows how a really good actor can do improv, take something and make it work… I can’t even remember the last record that I sang that I haven’t had a picture of him in the vocal booth while I was singing. He gives me that snotty… kind of attitude, you know?”

Just one more reason to like the guy.

And now, one of my all time favorite’s, Dave has always been way ahead of the curve.

This song is from over thirty years ago and is still relevant to this day.

I’ll post the lyrics below this, read ’em and see if you don’t agree.

Holy Wars… The Punishment Due
Brother will kill brother
Spilling blood across the land
Killing for religion
Something I don’t understand
Fools like me, who cross the sea
And come to foreign lands
Ask the sheep, for their beliefs
Do you kill on God’s command?
A country that’s divided
Surely will not stand
My past erased, no more disgrace
No foolish naive stand
The end is near, it’s crystal clear
Part of the master plan
Don’t look now to Israel
It might be your homelands
Holy wars
Upon my podium, as the
Know it all scholar
Down in my seat of judgement
Gavel’s bang, uphold the law
Up on my soapbox, a leader
Out to change the world
Down in my pulpit as the holier
Than-thou-could-be-messenger of God
Wage the war on organized crime
Sneak attacks, repel down the rocks
Behind the lines
Some people risk to employ me
Some people live to destroy me
Either way they die, they die
They killed my wife, and my baby
With hopes to enslave me
First mistake, last mistake!
Paid by the alliance, to slay all the giants
Next mistake, no more mistakes
Fill the cracks in, with judicial granite
Because I don’t say it,
Don’t mean I ain’t thinkin’ it
Next thing you know, they’ll take my thoughts away
I know what I said, now I must scream of the overdose
And the lack of mercy killings
Mercy killings
Mercy killings
Killings, killings, killings, killings
Mercy you know, they’ll take my thoughts away
Songwriters: Dave Mustaine
Holy Wars… The Punishment Due lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

I Can’t Hardly Believe It

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It started and ran on the third serious pull.

The really weird part is, after I had put a new pull cord on it and gave it a couple of test pulls, I swear it sounded like it was trying to fire up, before I even put gas in it!

I can only guess that it was hitting on the Marvel Mystery Oil that I had douched the shit out of it with.

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I had taken the plug out and completely filled the combustion chamber plus I had turned it over a few times with the plug out and some had run back in under the valves when they opened. I had also dumped a bunch in the tank and down the carb yesterday and let it sit overnight.

That is some amazing stuff, it cleans aluminum like nobodies business too.

I changed the oil yesterday and shined the thing up a bunch.

It’s smoking in the picture because it had only been running about a minute and it was still burning all that shit out.

It smoked pretty hard for two or three minutes and then it cleaned up.

I had another stroke of luck earlier today when I ran up to the local parts house to snag a couple/four cans of Brake Clean.

Just inside the front door was a display with all kinds of small engine part goodies.

I couldn’t tell you if it was there the last time I was but they had a bunch of shit that I needed right there that saved me a shitload of hassle.

A new pull cord and handle, a new air filter, they even had the one I couldn’t find for the tractor, carb gaskets and all kinds of shit. I snagged a bunch of it, including the carb gaskets and two new diaphragms because I just knew I was going to have to rebuild the carburetor on the damn thing.

Nope.

She’s a runner by God.

Thank you, by the way.

Amazing.

A running 5 horse engine is worth more than what I paid for the whole thing so I’m as happy as a blind lesbian in a fish market.

Now I have to fix the hopper , finish cleaning it up and it’s good to go!

 

It Gives People Pause

I sent Cederq a couple of bumper stickers a while back and he just rediscovered them as he is starting to pack up and get the hell out of South Freakin’ Dakota here pretty quick.

I get a lot of comments about the faded one on the back of my Caballero, he is doubling down.

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You know as well as I do that some people are going to be tailgating the shit out of him trying to see what that says going down the road.

Good one dude!

It separates the timid ones right out.

Here’s wishing you the best of luck and it was totally cool talking to ya finally.

PS, say Hi to Guido for me.