LAMB OF GOD Rips Through New Album with Surgical Precision in Streaming Concert Friday Night

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The mighty LAMB OF GOD returned to the stage with a vengeance Friday night for the first ever live performance of the band’s latest, self-titled album via a worldwide stream.
LAMB OF GOD will present a second stream on Friday, September 25, where the group will perform their landmark 2004 album, Ashes of the Wake, in its entirety for the first time. Like the first stream, the set will feature an encore including fan favorites as well as songs that have not been performed in years. Tickets and an exclusive merch bundle are available now at: http://watch.lamb-of-god.com
LAMB OF GOD’s fierce, surgical precision-performance of Lamb Of God on Friday was followed by the unearthing of LAMB OF GOD favorites for the encore including “Ruin,” “Contractor,” “512” and the debut live performance of “The Death of Us,” a new song the band wrote and recorded in quarantine for the Bill & Ted Face The Music movie and soundtrack.
In addition to LAMB OF GOD’s fiery return to the stage in their native Richmond, VA, the stream featured a pre-show hosted by Jose Mangin, featuring exclusive interviews with members of the band and a brand new full production 30 minute opening set from Bleed from Within.

LAMB OF GOD will present a second stream next Friday, September 28, where the group will perform through their landmark 2004 RIAA certified Gold album, Ashes of the Wake, for the first time ever in its entirety. Like the first stream, the set will feature an encore including fan favorites as well as songs that have not been performed in years.
Jose Mangin will once again host a pre-show for Friday September 25’s global stream, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. EDT/1 p.m. PDT, and will feature an opening set by Whitechapel, who will air the pre-recorded live portion of their Brotherhood of the Blade DVD from 2015.
The LAMB OF GOD stream is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. EDT/2 p.m. PDT. Livestream tickets will be $15 per show and are on-sale now at http://watch.lamb-of-god.com. Streams will be available to watch video-on-demand through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday for fans who purchase a ticket. Additionally, the band is offering ticket and limited-edition merch bundles, plus an exclusive merchandise store available only to ticket holders during the stream.  For more information including tickets and merch bundles, visit at http://watch.lamb-of-god.com
LAMB OF GOD propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake (2004) was the first LAMB OF GOD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, followed by Sacrament (2006), which debuted in Billboard’s Top 10. Wrath (2009) earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts and was No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Those No. 1 positions were repeated with Resolution (2012). VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) debuted at No. 3 in North America and in the Top 5 in several countries. The single “512” from VII: Sturm und Drang received a Grammy nod for the “Best Metal Performance,” making it LAMB OF GOD’s fifth Grammy nomination.
A true collaboration between all members of the band, LAMB OF GOD’s eighth studio album is an amalgam of each individual’s contributions, blended to create a singular style. Guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler fuel the album with a mountain of riffs, taking what Lamb of God are known for, and unbelievably, upping the ante to new levels. The rhythm section of John Campbell, looming large as a rhythmic shadow, and drummer Art Cruz, who makes his studio debut with LAMB OF GOD here on this record, underpin the proceedings with passion, sweat and expansive dynamics. Vocalist D. Randall Blythe is as angry, insightful, and informed as ever. Never one to shrink from facing the darker aspects of our nature head-on, Blythe delivers with no punches pulled, and as only he and Lamb of God can in 2020.
LAMB OF GOD‘s co-headline tour with Megadeth plus special guests Trivium and In Flames has been postponed to 2021. For new dates and tickets visit: http://metaltouroftheyear.com
LAMB OF GOD is: D. Randall Blythe – Vocals Mark Morton – Guitar Willie Adler – Guitar John Campbell – Bass Art Cruz – Drums
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“THE JEREMY EDGE PROJECT” WITH SPECIAL GUESTS RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM

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FORMER CANDLELIGHT RED GUITARIST TEAMS UP WITH DEKO ENTERTAINMENT AND  RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM “THE JEREMY EDGE PROJECT”, WITH GUESTS BRANDON YEAGLEY (CROBOT), JOSH SMITH AND BRETT HESTLA
Former Candlelight Red guitarist Jeremy Edge has just released his debut album through Deko Entertainment for his new project, the Jeremy Edge Project. It is available for streaming and download, as well as all major online outlets on both CD and Limited Edition Vinyl. Deko Entertainment president Bruce Pucciarello states this about Jeremy, “Smoothest axe and a complex rediscovery of the bluesy genre that serves as the foundation of all rock.  Jeremy is here to let us know how we are going to drive that car in 2020.  Top down, radio playing the perfect tune.  Crank it up baby…here he goes…” 

After 4 top 50 Active Rock singles with CLR, he is breaking a long hiatus by releasing an album that is a departure stylistically with more blues based, guitar based rock. On the stylistic direction, Jeremy says, “I have for years wanted to do something that puts me back in touch with my early influences, growing up and learning guitar – SRV, Hendrix, Billy Gibbons, Blackmore, Iommi, Page etc. But I did not want to do a retro album per se. I wanted this to be a melting pot of influences”, and the critics are taking notice.

“An intro to Firedancer opens with an example of Edge’s innate ability to work around his fretboard with a blistering instrumental segue into Firedancer with a funky riff and soulful singing….The Jeremy edge project is a welcome introduction for this upcoming guitarist and his talented guests. It is a refreshing alternative with solid songwriting .”

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In the coming weeks the track “Firedancer” will be debuted with a full length music video with Edge in the lead vocal position for the first time. Jeremy also enlisted the help of some fellow musicians for this project – Brandon Yeagley from Crobot and Brett Hestla from Dark New Day / Virgos Merlot both sing lead vocals on three tracks, legendary blues guitarist Josh Smith does dueling solos with Jeremy on the track “Lies”, and bassist John Delowery, drummer Dave Shaffer, and keyboardist Jeremy Baum on Hammond B3 organ round out the instrumentation.

The album features 9 tracks – varying from bluesy and soulful ballads to in your face rock grooves with blazing guitar. This album was recorded and mixed by Grammy nominated engineer Mike Feretti (Sevendust, Hell Yeah!, etc…) in Ringwood, NJ – who has also worked with Jeremy in the past with Candlelight Red.

There are limited edition bundles (while supplies last), which can be ordered via: https://tinyurl.com/y6x6ut45

Bundle Includes:
– One (1) The Jeremy Edge Project – “Self-Titled” Vinyl / or CD
– One (1) The Jeremy Edge Project Tee
– One (1) The Jeremy Edge Project Pick
– One (1) Digital Download of “Firedancer”

“Lies” was the first track released from the debut “Jeremy Edge Project” in June, and the lyric video can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/R-u04w7PiBY

“I wanted to do a heavy, slow blues in the vein of “Tea for One” by Zeppelin. Not exactly like that but a similar vibe to it. I wanted it to have the extended, bar room, blues jam type of feel and capture that on record. This song needed 2 guitars to do that!”.

For this track vocal duties were served up by vocalist Brandon Yeagley and additional guitars by blues guitarist master Josh Smith. While Brandon delivers a dynamic vocal performance, Edge and Smith trade leads. Smith, opens the song with a hook on the Telecaster and sets up the ending dueling jam at the end of the song. Edge providing contrast with the Les Paul and wah wah to Smith’s signature tone.

‘The Jeremy Edge Project’ track listing:

Firedancer Intro 
Firedancer 
Hot Lava [Featuring Brandon Yeagley of Crobot] 
Sing My Blues [Featuring Brandon Yeagley of Crobot] 
Breath Holding In [Featuring Brett Hestla] 
Lies [Featuring Josh Smith & Brandon Yeagley of Crobot] 
Indifferent [Featuring Brett Hestla] 
Outlive Yesterday [Featuring Brett Hestla] 
Sunrise 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:

Jeremyedge.com
facebook.com/jeremyedgemusic
www.dekoentertainment.com

World-Renowned Photographer Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss’s The Decade That Rocked is Being Celebrated with an Exhibit at Monmouth Museum

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Following the release of world-renowned rock ‘n’ roll photographer Mark Weiss’s The Decade That Rocked book, the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ, is now featuring a Mark Weiss: The Decade That Rocked! Exhibit.
Mark Weiss: The Decade That Rocked! showcases onstage and backstage moments and never-before-seen images from the period’s most historic concerts, tours and multiplatinum album covers, all captured through Weiss’s lens. The exhibit also features memorabilia from his private collection and will take visitors through Weiss’s journey on his path to becoming one of the most iconic and celebrated photographers in rock ‘n’ roll.
“We are very excited to have Mark Weiss’s work at the Monmouth Museum,” says Monmouth Museum’s Donna Kessinger. “The show is a snapshot of music history.”
A sold-out opening reception will take place this Saturday, September 12. The reception will feature a performance by members of White Tiger, the first metal band Weiss did a photo session with, fronted by Neal Thomas and guitarist Dan Muro, the legendary band that dominated the early ‘80s Jersey club scene. The pair will perform as The Killin’ Floor Project with noted producer, engineer and owner of Long Branch, NJ’s Shorefire Recording Studios Joe DeMaio.
“My goal is to take this exhibit across the country and speak about my life as a rock ‘n’ roll photographer,” Weiss says. “I have worked on this book for the past five years and now it’s time to share my photos and experiences with the world.”

Mark Weiss: The Decade That Rocked! will run through November 1, with Weiss making appearances at the exhibition on select Fridays beginning on September 18. Visit www.monmouthmuseum.org for tickets and for additional information check out www.thedecadethatrocked.com All visitors will receive a choice of a centerfold of Vince Neil or the Slippery When Wet girl with their $10 entrance donation.

Mark “Weissguy” Weiss got his start in photography as a teen in the 1970s in Matawan, NJ. After getting his first camera in trade for mowing a neighbor’s lawn for the summer, Weiss began sneaking into concerts, and the rest is quite literally rock ‘n’ roll history. He has traveled the globe photographing legends from Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith and Mötley Crüe to Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi and KISS. Weiss’s iconic images capture the artists onstage, backstage, and behind the scenes. He documented historic events including the US Festival, Live Aid, the Moscow Music Peace Festival, and the PMRC hearings in Washington, DC. His photographs have been published in thousands of magazines worldwide, and he is responsible for two of the era’s defining album covers, Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet and Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry. His inimitable photographs helped craft the visual imagery of rock and metal in the 1980s and beyond.
The Decade That Rocked, released in June, is now in its second print run and boasts over 500 five-star reviews on Amazon. Weiss has appeared on Australia’s Today show and has been featured in The Washington Post, The Daily Beast and Rolling Stone in support of the book.

More on Weiss and to purchase The Decade That Rocked, visit www.thedecadethatrocked.com

Podcast Review- Once Upon A Time In The Valley

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Since the start of the Covid19 crisis and the majority of the entertainment industry being shut down ,especially live events we have had some time to check out what the various live streams and podcasts have to offer in terms of content and entertainment .

Ladies and gentleman I can say I came across an outstanding podcast full of intrigue and excitement, lies deceit and a whole lot of sex. Let me introduce you to ” Once Upon A Time in The Valley ” the real life expose of the Traci Lords scandal told by all the players involved , Traci Lords herself , the adult industry including Amber and Ginger Lynn , Tom Byron , Jim South ,Suze Randell , ex boyfriends and Traci’s family and more . This series does not want to influence you but wants to present the facts for you to decide you own who is guilty in all of this and why it happened .

The production company is C13 Originals and your hosts are mainstream media journalist Lili Anolik and adult industry historian and pod-caster Ashley West of the Rialto Report fame .

I give this podcast a four star rating due to the research , editing and the execution of this outstanding series . It is available on all podcast platforms however I have been utilizing https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/once-upon-a-time-in-the-valley/id1521731236

This is one series you will enjoy especially if you are a fan of Traci, The adult industry , the 1980’s nostalgia or even just a good mystery . Well done , well done .

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Uriah Heep’s Fifty Years in Rock release October 30th 2020

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On 30th October 2020 BMG proudly release Uriah Heep’s Fifty Years In Rock.

British hard rock legends Uriah Heep are one of the “big four” rock bands, along with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, and certainly one of the most intriguing bands both musically and lyrically, to emerge from heavy rock.

This extensive and ambitious super deluxe box set celebrates Uriah Heep’s remarkable career and was created with the full collaboration of Uriah Heep themselves and curated by founding members Mick Box,Ken HensleyPaul Newton and Lee Kerslake

The beautifully presented box set contains 23 CD albums including 4 CDs compiled by the original members. This set also includes “The Magician’s Birthday” LP,  remastered by renowned engineer Andy Pearce of Lou Reed and Black Sabbath fame, with  re-imagined artwork by Roger Dean, two art cards and a 64 page book featuring rarities from the band’s personal archives.

“This 50th Anniversary box set fills me with immense pride and takes me on a musical journey I could never have imagined.  We are still on that magical adventure, but reaching our 50-year Anniversary is something to be proud of and an amazing achievement. It has been a roller coaster ride that as we stand today has no ending, so we proudly celebrate our 50th Anniversary with this stunning box set that BMG have worked so hard to put together, while remembering all of the wonderful musicians including those that are in rock n’ roll heaven, that have been a part of this fantastic milestone. ‘Appy days!” exclaims Mick Box.

Sitting here, just a few days from my 75th birthday, it’s easy for me to flash back 50 years to when me, Mick, David, Gary and Lee really knew we were on to something big and amazing!
What makes it even easier is the incredible boxed set that BMG has put together to celebrate this massive milestone.  The box is a perfect tribute to a band that achieved what so few have done, to Mickie and the boys who keep the legend rolling and of course, to all of you who made it possible.  My sincere and humble thanks to all concerned.” – Ken Hensley.

Evoking an era when prog, hard rock and heavy metal co-existed in an era of glorious, boundary-breaking music, the box set traces the evolution of Uriah Heep from inexperienced studio musicians with everything to prove to bona fide limo inhabiting rock stars. 

After selling over 40 million albums worldwide, over the years Uriah Heep have influenced many different metal bands around the globe, among the most popular being Dio. Bands including A-ha, King Diamond, Krokus, Demons & Wizards, Fifth Angel and Axel Rudi Pell have all cited Uriah Heep as a band of personal influence,  while W.A.S.P,  Tesla and Blackmore’s Night have all covered the band’s songs.

Uriah Heep continue to tour until this day with founding member Mick Box, while Ken Hensley tours extensively as a successful solo artist. 

Fifty Years In Rock is a fitting celebration to the unique and often imitated but never equalled Uriah Heep.

To pre-order Uriah Heep’s Fifty Years In Rock go tohttps://uriahheep.lnk.to/50YIRPR

Exclusive to the D2C store:
D2C bundles include a T-shirt bundle and signed artcard bundle.

Uriah Heep – 50 Years In Rock Deluxe Boxset 

Contents in full:

23 CD albums including 4 CDs compiled by the original members
Each of the following have curated a disc of their favourite Uriah Heep choices
Ken Hensley’s Choices: 14 tracks
Lee Kerslake’s Choices: 14 tracks
Mick Box’s Choices: 15 tracks
Paul Newton’s Choices: 14 tracks
The Magician’s Birthday LP featuring re-imagined artwork by Roger Dean
64 page book featuring rarities from the band’s personal archives
Includes new notation by the original members and fully updated band member timeline.
2 x Roger Dean art cards including original and re-imagined artwork for Magician’s Birthday and Demons And Wizards
Includes every studio album and Live ’73

Format: Super Deluxe Box Set
Cat No. BMGCAT463BOX
Barcode: 4050538607376

https://clips4sale.com/studio/34263

Ohio Welcomes Back Live Music, The Socially Distant Version

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Mentor, Ohio- The Governor of Ohio Mike DeWine opened up the patios and with that the curtains of dread started to lift and smiles appeared on peoples faces . This was the weekend that is a test for the state , would people comply and be socially distant when out and about ? From what this writer saw I would say the answer is yes .

Playing 6 feet apart

The venue was the RollHouse in Mentor , Ohio. The venue delivered the three most important things in the restaurant business .A safe spacial distance between tables outside , servers and staff wearing masks, hand sanitizer stations at strategic locations and managers doing head counts to make sure they comply with the Governor’s order .I witnessed all this and a grateful serving staff happy to see customers and customers happy to be out and about .

The band was Big In Japan , a local band that has entertained audiences for over a decade. This was a stripped down version of them , bringing out the acoustic guitars thus taking a break from the electric guitars but believe me they still rocked. The band consists of Matt Cortorno on drums, Victor Bordelon on guitars , and R.Scott Vaughn on bass .The entire band sings various songs in the set so they exchange duties .

The band was not able to practice together during the pandemic but Scott wanted to give something back to the fans during the break . He is one of the co-creators of a gameshow show called FandoMadness which they host at various pop cultures and comic cons in the multi state region along with some bars and restaurants .He took lemons and turned them into lemonade by creating and online version of it via the Zoom application .This helped alleviate the stress of the pandemic and helped people in their time of need .

To sum up tonight , are we back to normal ? No I don’t think there will ever be a normal again but as Americans we will adjust , we will just see bands safely and learn to watch out for one another . Stay safe and keep rockin’.

CELEBRATE THE LOUDEST DAY OF THE YEAR MOTÖRHEAD DAY!

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“Ace Of Spades” – the title track of MOTÖRHEAD‘s 1980 iconic, game changing album isn’t just one of the greatest hard rock songs ever written – it has truly become a lifestyle anthem for several generations of rockers, metalheads, punks, bikers, athletes, rebels, outcasts, and freethinkers all around the world. Few songs in modern history can instantly ignite the adrenaline of music fans the way the song’s opening dirty bass riff, and drum roll can. From zero to 100 mph in a matter of seconds. That speaker-destroying opening riff is unstoppable. And the song changed the course of hard rock…forever.      Now, 40 years later we are celebrating this milestone album’s anniversary on MOTÖRHEAD DAY 2020, ‘The 8th Of May’ by inviting you, the fans from around the globe to join us on this special day where everything is louder than everything else!   Here’s what’ll be happening on the day.  

  • Warpig your face with a unique Facebook and Instagram filter of the snarling embodiment of MOTÖRHEAD.
  • A worldwide premiere of a new lyric video for the most iconic of MOTÖRHEAD songs – “Ace Of Spades.” The video will premiere here – https://motorhead.lnk.to/AOSlyricPR
  • A limited edition Road Crew merchandise capsule will be released on the webstore here –https://gtly.to/4TxQu50Ad. A portion of the proceeds of the Road Crew merchandise will be going to Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund to provide financial support to touring crews affected at this time. #WeAreTheRoadCrew
  • Raise a toast to MOTÖRHEAD! Fill a glass with your favorite libation and post your toast to MOTÖRHEAD online with the hashtag #8thofmay. Jack and Coke optional!

  We’d hope you can join us as part of this celebration of all things MOTÖRHEAD. Lockdown may be going on all around us but the world is ours and we were born to raise hell! We look forward to celebrating 40 years of lawn killing, bastard Rock n Roll with you all!   Team MOTÖRHEAD.

YouTube Discovery -Most Unique Alan Parsons Project Cover Song Performance

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As with the current state of the world , we are all seeking online resources to get our musical fix. We just happened to discover a gem of a masterpiece .The Ukulele version of “Sirius/Eye In The Sky” performed by Ukes of Hazzard based off of the original Alan Parsons Project hit .Please see the attached link and enjoy.

https://youtu.be/na1Mj7ocxL8

Styx Delights Fans with Online Concert Series During COVID19 Pandemic

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The Internet -The legendary rock group Styx delighted the internet this last Saturday by broadcasting on their youtube channel a show from 2017. The live audio was accompanied by still images from Styx staff photographer Jason Powell .The played a ton of their hits including a very nice selection from the current release ” The Mission ” . That is one of my favorite albulms and I suggest you get a copy. The song “Khedive” is one of my favorite piano driven tracks .

Styx live on stage

One of my favorite parts of the performance was Tommy Shaw’s introduction and seeing the images you normally don’t get to see of a band . Here is the link for those who missed it last weekend .We will be tuning in every week ourselves , because you never know what magic they have in their vaults .

https://youtu.be/U2fpAivNZiU
It appears this will be an ongoing series until we can all go out and see live concerts again , so make sure you get your Styx Fix
Styx Live On Stage

COVID19 Explained in Basic Terms

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This is by far the best explanation as to what is happening. Read it please..

Feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell. I hope this helps. Feel free to share this to others who don’t understand…

It has to do with RNA sequencing…. I.e. genetics.

Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system. This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year… you get immunity two ways…through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot.

Novel viruses, come from animals…. the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations). Usually these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans… then it’s a problem, Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity.. the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off.

Now…. sometimes, the mutation only allows transfer from animal to human, for years it’s only transmission is from an infected animal to a human before it finally mutates so that it can now transfer human to human… once that happens..we have a new contagion phase. And depending on the fashion of this new mutation, thats what decides how contagious, or how deadly it’s gonna be..

H1N1 was deadly….but it did not mutate in a way that was as deadly as the Spanish flu. It’s RNA was slower to mutate and it attacked its host differently, too.

Fast forward.

Now, here comes this Coronavirus… it existed in animals only, for nobody knows how long…but one day, at an animal market, in Wuhan China, in December 2019, it mutated and made the jump from animal to people. At first, only animals could give it to a person… But here is the scary part…. in just TWO WEEKS it mutated again and gained the ability to jump from human to human. Scientists call this quick ability, “slippery”

This Coronavirus, not being in any form a “human” virus (whereas we would all have some natural or acquired immunity). Took off like a rocket. And this was because, Humans have no known immunity…doctors have no known medicines for it.

And it just so happens that this particular mutated animal virus, changed itself in such a way the way that it causes great damage to human lungs..

That’s why Coronavirus is different from seasonal flu, or H1N1 or any other type of influenza…. this one is slippery AF. And it’s a lung eater…And, it’s already mutated AGAIN, so that we now have two strains to deal with, strain s, and strain L….which makes it twice as hard to develop a vaccine.

We really have no tools in our shed, with this. History has shown that fast and immediate closings of public places has helped in the past pandemics. Philadelphia and Baltimore were reluctant to close events in 1918 and they were the hardest hit in the US during the Spanish Flu.

Factoid: Henry VIII stayed in his room and allowed no one near him, till the Black Plague passed…. Just like us, he had no tools in his shed, except social isolation…

And let me end by saying….right now it’s hitting older folks harder… but this genome is so slippery…if it mutates again (and it will). Who is to say, what it will do next.