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My name is Riley, and I play drums and write music for a band called Thrice.

This is where I ramble about music, sports, food, books, the interwebs and whatever else I deem worthy of sharing.

In addition to my ramblings here, I'm also the co-founder of a baseball-specific twitter feed podcast and blog with my good friend Ian, called Productive Outs.

I also have a bandcamp page and a soundcloud page that I'll be posting my own music and remixes on every once in a while.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions presented on this blog are mine and mine only, and do not reflect the position or views of Thrice as a whole.

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Cloudkicker opened with the first 6:45 Subsume last night, and I about lost it. The opening swell is so meditative (like a Tibetan Singing Bowl), the opening groove so hypnotic, and the end so cathartic. Just a perfect piece of music. I’m so thankful to have had an opportunity to see and feel these songs in a live setting.

Productive Outs - PRODcast 75: Metallica ft. Barry Zito

PRODCAST 75!!!

productiveouts:

We’re back to a weekly schedule because baseball is back! The Lord giveth and then she taketh away, or something. 


But we’re here to celebrate the mediocrity that is Barry Zito X late-period Metallica:

 Ugh.

In other, less painful (we hope) audio news, here is a prawncats!

- The open (0:00-7:35)

- The emails. Weird, as usual. (8:15-29:45)

- The music: feat. Get Pure, the new album from MOUNT CARMEL. (30:30-32:30)

- The baseball talk (32:30-1:02:20)

  • Coffee is for closers and closers be blowin’ it: Nathan, Holland, Parnell, etc.

  • PuigGate 2014

  • Emilio Bonifiacio es bonafide?

  • Ryan Braun done lost his mind
  • MLB.tv/AtBat commercials

  • Replay review: Can you dig it?

  • Seven-inning baseball games?

- The musical advice: the vagaries of record-label contracts, sales, reissues, and the like. (1:03:05-1:13:40)

- The self-promotion (1:13:40-1:17:55)

- The farewell

Trap Them, “Salted Crypts”

Loved their last LP and can’t wait to hear the rest of this beast.

Random Start: Gaza, “The Crown”

I’m fairly certain that I’ve listened to No Absolutes In Human Suffering more than any other record over the past two years. It’s a shame Gaza doesn’t exist any longer, but I’m excited to hear the new Cult Leader EP that comes out Tuesday, April 15th on Deathwish.

This is Cloudkicker + Intronaut playing together for the first time last Saturday.

I’m gonna need some help picking my jaw up off the floor. I cannot wait to see this in-person in 10 days. Not sure there’s been a band on the planet who’s inspired me more over the past four years than Ben Sharp/Cloudkicker.

And holy crap, Danny Walker is absolutely killing behind the kit on these songs.

A-FREAKING-MEN.

Productive Outs - PRODcast 74: Kenley Jansen's One-Pitch Filth

Now that baseball is back, we’re bringng you marginal takes, and handful of emails from lunatics, 80-grade tunes and a whole bunch of other garbage that you probably don’t need. HAVE SOME.

productiveouts:

Yeah, this podcast is dedicated to all the teachers that told us we’d never get past episode fitty. It’s all good, baby.

- It was all a dream: Not Jose Mota welcomes back the baseball season (0:00-7:12)

- We read your crazy-ass emails (7:45-28:45)

- Salt and Pepa and Animals as Leaders up in the limousine (29:2-34:15)

- Every Wednesday night, Evan Funk Davies, not Marley Marl (34:15-53:55)

- Baseball talk til my tape popped (54:42-1:20:11)

  • BASEDBALL IS BACK
  • Mike Trout is rich (and very good at baseball)
  • Miguel Cabrera is also rich (and good at baseball) and the Tigers are dumb
  • DICKSTAND
  • Our respective divisional picks, wild card teams, NL & AL champs & WS champ

- Peace to Puig DCult Leader, KWC (1:21:05-1:27:55)

And if you don’t know, now you know…

It’s been a long winter, but finally … FINALLY, the 2014 MLB season (stateside) starts at 5 p.m. PT tomorrow. If you’re a diehard like me, I’d like to kindly suggest shoving this into your earholes repeatedly until the first pitch is thrown at PETCO Park tomorrow night.

More tunes (25+, in fact) and exciting news from Puig Destroyer coming soon. please standby. 

Baptists - Rain City Session (Drum-Cam Video) 

JEEEEEEZ. I could watch this all day (and actually might). This is Nick Yacyshyn and he is a f—king monster. He’s probably my favorite metal/noise drummer at the moment — super creative, fluid hard-hitting and solid. The fill at 17:46 (and breakdown that follows) is just ridiculous.

There isn’t enough coffee/Red Bull/ZipFizz on the planet to get me to function at the speed/precision that Nick does. It’s unreal. I cannot wait to hear what this band does with their second LP.

If you don’t have Bushcraft, stop blowing it and buy it immediately.

Words can not explain how excited I am about this.

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