September 24, 2011 - Dave Returns!


Recap by The Metal Wulf;

Well, it was pretty much back to the normal routine after skipping a show to take in a Last Exit For The Lost Presents event at The Haunt in Ithaca. That particular show featured Sanjuro Fields, Psyche Corporation, The Lobster Quadrille, and Zadoc...& The Nightmare, and kicked ass from beginning to end. Not a metal show as such, but a great evening of very different sounds and styles, and there's not a damned thing wrong with that! And that was just five days after Rick, Bill, Erica, and myself had taken in another incredible show at The Montage in Rochester. That one featured DevilDriver with Skeletonwitch, Chthonic, and locals Othin opening the whole thing. Gotta say this: Chthonic are fucking INCREDIBLE, and if you missed their show this time, you need to make it a point to check them out if they come back through the area. You will NOT be disappointed!

Anyhoo, so much for playing catch-up... Our most recent show could best be described as special. And if you tuned in, you know just how "special" I mean... Dave hadn't joined us in studio in over two years. Bear in mind, that last visit was the night of the Super Dave Challenge, where Joe got screwed out of $10,000. I think Joe might still be a little pissed about that... Of course, pairing Dave up with Jeffie is never a good thing. I think the only thing that would have made the night lean more toward catastrophe would be if Just Joe were included in the mayhem, and I don't think any of us would survive that. Hmmmmm, maybe I need to stop tempting fate...

I've gotta say this: I LOVE taunting Dave about the whole wolf thing. After the whole hoax thing was revealed, it was always funny seeing Dave in Ithaca and telling him, "Hey, Dave, I'm not really a wolf!" Seriously, any other time watching a grown man/child cry would NOT be funny in the least, but with Dave, it's fucking HILARIOUS! Well, I made Dave's night during his visit when I told him that now I really AM a werewolf, thanks to Jeffie's genetic tamperings. Yep, Dave was pretty damned chirpy after telling him that! Unfortunately, it was the wrong time of the month to make the most of the "good" news. Good for Dave, anyway...

So, we'd asked Jeffie where he was the week before, as he had said he'd be at The Haunt. He claimed that he and Dave had gone to the wrong club. As in, the kind of club where dollars go into g-strings... GUY'S g-strings... Apparently Dave walked out with a lotta singles that night... EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!

Didn't take long for things to degenerate into silliness, as what could only be defined as a tickly orgy ensued, getting almost everybody involved. If I had to judge, I'd almost have to say that Josh is probably the most ticklish of the Onslaught crew. I'm sure he'll appreciate my sharing that! (C'mon Josh, you know you're fine with the ladies knowing you're ticklish!)

The evening culminated with a wrestling match between Dave and Jeffie, that further degenerated into more tickling and just general pandemonium. Jeffie even called for some play by play, so I attempted to provide my best Jim Ross (WWE announcer) impersonation. Probably failed miserably, as well, but it's all cool.

And, yeah, that's pretty much the most pertinent of the evening's events. I mean, there was mention at some point in the latter part of the evening about my "Smurf-kini", but I'm sure folks would rather just not hear the gory details regarding that...


Jorn - Are You Ready
Gary Moore - Military Man
Rival Sons - Pressure And Time
Van Canto - The Higher Flight

Arch/Matheos - On The Fence
Megadeth - Never Dead
Opeth - Famine
Black Sabbath - Falling Off The Edge Of The World

Dream Theater - Bridges In The Sky
Burn Everything - Ambulance Chaser
Jonestown - Bloodless
Landmine Marathon - Liver And Lungs

Livarkahil - We Hail The Victory
Charred Walls Of the Damned - Bloodworm
Sulaco - It's Over Johnny
As You Drown - Rabid Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
Kyng - Bleed Easy

Adrenaline Mob - The Mob Rules
Of Mice And Men - Blame It
Exmortus - Destroy
Mortal Sin - Hatred
Anthrax - Crawl

Mastodon - Octopus Has No Friends
Crowned By Fire - Witch In The Window
Warbringer - Savagery
Machine Head - Witch Hunt
Edge Of Paradise - Tail Of The Gun

Dead By Wednesday - All The World Is Waiting
Brutal Truth - Killing Planet Earth
Anvil - Metal On Metal
3 - Sparrow
Pathology - Media Consumption
Borderline Suicide - Take It All Away
Rose Funeral - Beyond The Entombed

Pantera - Domination
Earthbound - I Declare War
Metallica - Seek & Destroy
Careless - Between The Mayhem
Forced Entry - Octoclops
Mahavatar - Light Comes Out Of Dark
Machine Head - The Sentinel
Sulaco - Dingy Metropolis

Renaissance Of Fools - Ordinary Mans Diary
Alice Cooper - A Runaway Train
Anubis Gate - World In A Dome
Divine Ascension - Another Battlefield
Mastodon - Creature Lives

Saxon - Back In '79
Vader - Come See My Sacrifice

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