We interrupt this woefully neglected blog for some news of an Applesque nature, or: “Here I am, again in this city…”

Yeah yeah, I’m way behind in everything here. Hokeyboy sucks nuts. I know. I’m about a third of the way into my write-up on the New Orleans Marathon, and I want that up as soon as possible. Bear with me gang. Until then, you can feast your eyes on this exciting piece of awesomeness: November…

Celebrating three years of Hokeyblogging and why not? or: “It has a meter that is tricky…”

Put on your party hats and goat-skin leggings, guys and gals, because we’re celebrating today! That’s right! We’re talking Hokeyblog’s third birthday — three years ago today, we went live with an album review of Beatles For Sale, which got the attention of absolutely nobody, given that I had zero promotion, SEO, Q-rating, Alexa ranking,…

Album Review: “Destroyer” — Kiss (1976)

Destroyer was Kiss’s larger-than-life effort to keep momentum rolling after the multi-platinum success of their landmark 1975 live album Alive!. After releasing three studio albums to middling results, the band bet the farm on an album that endeavored to replicate their “live concert” experience, and successfully at that, even if the amount of actual “live…

Album Review: “Ace Frehley” — Ace Frehley (1978)

Legendary Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley — the original and ONLY Spaceman, as far as this fan is concerned — had been an integral component of the band’s success since its inception. As Kiss’s lead guitarist, his licks, riffs, and solos gave their music much of its memorable character and tenor. Frehley wasn’t a perfectionist, nor…

So I decided to run another Full Marathon (26.2 miles), or: “Lady space, you better wake up fast, countdown is comin’ on…”

So… hah. Remember when I mentioned that I was “retired” from running Full Marathons? Yeah that proclamation really took it in the shorts… You know, I’ve run only one Full. ONE. It was punishing enough. Afterward it wasn’t like I exactly swore off doing another, but the concept of ‘retirement’ sounded fine by me. The…