Oh hells yeah

      Oct 22, 2012 8:52 pm

      Great week for Bay Area sports. Can't wait to have a day off and watch game one of the World Series. ORLANDO HOUSE OF BLUES W IRATION TOMOROW(Tuesday)!!!!!!!! Yeahhhh.

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      Bruce almighty

      Oct 18, 2012 5:30 pm

      Even giggling in my bunk watching bruce almighty could not cure my hangover. But I realized I would su k Morgan freeman's voices dick. Charleston tonight. Let's get weird.

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      Richmond VA

      Oct 12, 2012 5:44 pm

      Hitting Richmond va tonight at the national. Looking forward to a fun show in a great venue. Tour is half over ans we've gone through about 30 handles of booze, four boxes of immodium ad, 15 boxes of cheez-its, 50 cases of water, and half a condom.

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      Eric's wiener!

      Oct 9, 2012 4:52 pm

      How eric walked a tenth of a mile today and spent 10 minutes in walmart with his penis sticking out if his pants until a lady yelled at him is beyond me!

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      Day off day of fun

      Oct 1, 2012 4:53 pm

      In cleveland on our day off watching two irrelevant baseball teams play like they just don't give a shit. At least Ohio started selling yuengling. Cleveland house of blues tomorrow. Come get weird.

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      Boooo

      Sep 26, 2012 4:23 pm

      In st Louis. Getting ready to rage but I just found out that there might be a worldwide bacon shortage coming. I don't think I can handle that.

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      BY GOD

      Sep 20, 2012 5:19 pm

      Salt lake city is gonna get weird tonight. Just got 6 cases of american revolution vodka last night. We might not make it through the rest of the tour. Just check out Eric's shit eating grin.

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      Fillmore tonight

      Sep 14, 2012 12:29 pm

      Excited to be back in the bay area. Can't wait to play the Fillmore tonight in sf. Chico crowd was amazing last night. They showed a lot of love for Ryan last night. Got a little choked up on stage.

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      Rehearsal day

      Sep 11, 2012 10:35 am

      Bittersweet. Last day in santa cruz before the domination tour with iration and cisco adler. Doing a full set rehearsal with crew at a closed venue today. Not gonna be the same without Ryan. But gonna make the best of this shitty situation. #fuckcancer

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      welcome to the jungle

      Aug 28, 2012 6:02 pm

      Recorded our sets last night while rehearsing for the tour. Kona brew aloha music fest this weekend is getting me excited for the domination tour with iration and cisco adler starting sept and coming to a city near you.

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      Ticket fees/service charges

      Aug 23, 2012 1:23 pm

      Do you hate ticket convenience fees and service charges? I know when im in my underwear buying tickets online I don't want to pay a convenience fee or some stupid service or credit card charge. If you are planning on buying tickets to the upcoming domination tour and want to avoid these please take the time to go down to the venue and purchase tickets from the box office. You will avoid most of these lame fees, and won't be giving away your hard earned money to people who don't deserve it.

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      Sooooo

      Aug 22, 2012 11:34 am

      Im allergic to bees etc, and we don't need a Macaulay "my girl" incident before the next tour. Any tips on getting rid of a wasps nest in a back yard?

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      Home sweet home

      Aug 2, 2012 10:10 pm

      As I was driving back into santa cruz today a homeless guy in a Hawaiian shirt stopped walking and did pushups on the sidewalk for no reason. Gotta love my hometown.

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      What a weekend

      Jul 20, 2012 1:26 pm

      Softball game tonight, sold out catalyst show tomorrow night followed by a hungover run in the wharf to wharf on Sunday. Im psyched. Who's coming with me?

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      Bacon bloody's

      Jul 8, 2012 12:38 pm

      -1237341177
      Im gonna hit the gym then treat myself to a bloody Mary with bacon at Castaway's. I know this wasn't what U2 was talking about with Sunday bloody Sunday but im having one. Whos coming with me?

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      New stage outfit

      Jun 28, 2012 1:24 pm

      Hopefully I can slim down enough in the next few weeks to fit into my new stage attire for our upcoming show at the catalyst july 21st. Although im not sure where to store my business.

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      Homage to general burnsides

      Jun 18, 2012 8:15 pm

      How not to shave your beard unless you're about to go to battle in the civil war or gain 50lbs and pretend to be Gene Shalit.

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      Pappy van happy

      Jun 12, 2012 10:58 am

      Oh happy day. My buddy joe surprised me with a bottle of pappys 20 year. The reason im so happy in this picture is because its like drinking angel pee.

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      At the car wash yeah

      Jun 1, 2012 2:53 pm

      Oh woo woo woo yeah. god im bored.

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      Pappy van winkles

      May 31, 2012 2:12 pm

      So we've been trying to find pappy van winkles whiskey for almost two years now and all the distributors have been out for some time now. Anybody know how to get any? I'd be willing to trade geoff in a speedo for a bottle.

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      On stage, I use Mesa boogie triple two channel rectifier amps, a Gibson Les Paul classic plus with Seymour Duncan and a G&L Asat Classic semi-hollow, and a Miller Acoustic Guitar.  I have a variety of new and vintage guitar pedals such as Eventide, Maxon, Geoffrey Teese, Fulltone, Boss, Digitech, MXR, and Electro Harmonix.  I use Thomastik guitar strings and Clayton 1.26mm guitar picks.

      This is Raul Bianchi, otherwise known as the liability, and I play guitar for the expendables.  When we are not touring I lead a pretty boring life.  I like to spend time with my friends and family, exercise, play guitar, and developing a hair straightener specifically designed for male pubic hair.

      Right before I started high school I was at a friend’s house and a bunch of kids were sitting around playing Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and Led Zeppelin songs on acoustic guitars.  I was mesmerized by how they could coax those similar sounds out of the guitar with their hands.  The next day I asked to borrow my dad’s old nylon guitar and changed my class schedule so I could take the intro to guitar class.  I have been playing ever since.  I took private lessons for a little while but am mostly self-taught.

      There are so many different nuances to the guitar that you can never stop learning new sounds, styles, tones and techniques.  There were two major events in my youth that greatly impacted my development as a guitarist.  One was being off at college away from my friends.  I had no one to play with so I just played along with songs on my computer.  I would figure out the songs and also solo over them.  Doing that not only improved my improvisational skills but also greatly helped to develop my ear.  The other was working at a music store.  There was a guy named Scot that was a shredder who basically was a teacher to me when the store was empty.  Any theory or technique questions I had he would help me out.  The music store was also where I began my obsession with guitar tones and effects pedals.