Jan 26, 2014

I Hate Music, or, How I Learned to Reset My Head

Guy Playing Accordion with S.T.F.U. stamp

With a singer-songwriter as a father, one would assume that I grew up in a home with music always in the air. This was not the case. When I was young, my father actively avoided listening to music and his temperament was such that when he did something, everyone in the home did it. We didn't listen to albums. In the car, the radio was always off.

When you're a kid, you just go with the flow because everything's normal, right?

"Sometimes when we go outside, people go apeshit and take pictures of us. We get on stage and all of those people are now somewhere behind the blinding lights while the music happens. Then we go home, there are no screaming people, and there is no music."

It made sense to me, I guess.

Jan 6, 2014

KnockOut Shave: Reviewed

Knockout Shave boxing glove official logo

Men and women of Earth, in case you missed my overview of traditional wet shaving and don't know it yet, you don't have to hate shaving. There are many great companies manufacturing products you should know about. [Some I've reviewed, like Barrister & Mann or Synergy.] The fine folks over at KnockOut Shave were kind enough to send out some samples of the four shaving creams they offer. Let me tell you, these are probably the best performing/smelling shaving creams I'll have the pleasure of using this year, if not ever. KO has also been kind enough to give Baby Black Widows an exclusive discount code for 20% off all creams and their heavy duty shaving mug.* CODE EXPIRED 

[KO Shave has undergone major renovations since this article. Unless the names have been changed, they no longer offer any of the scents reviewed here but I'm leaving them in case anyone needs a review for trading purposes. I've contacted KO about sending another review parcel my way, as their prices have dropped since I wrote this, so I'd really like to keep them on your radar.]