drandallblythe Time for a break-peace! 21h
  •   pixiekemp @drandallblythe I may have the big privilege of coming to see you play with Slipknot in the US this year!! As im over there for holiday!! Vacation This will become a huge dream come true for me!! It will be my first ever gig in the US and probably my only gig thanks to my buddy @krikets_korner this could become one of the best nights ever!! 19h
  •   cd.collections Take care brother. 18h
  •   kilobos_v2 I can't eat to see you in Chicago with Slipknot!!! 18h
  •   spartanclothingco Holy shit is that Valhalla! @drandallblythe 17h
  •   bakon.bitz Finally coming back to the Salty City in August, stoked to see you guys again. 16h
  •   wheelpurse Looking forward to seeing you at SW '15 @drandallblythe last time I saw you guys was with meshuggah 2013. Killer! 13h
  •   ryanpgohl Damn, that is one of my favorites of your photography shots. Nice capture there. 13h
  •   penningtonbeast Nice contrast. 9h

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Normal D. Randall Blythe
drandallblythe Rainy night in Taipei two months ago. 2d
  •   vlad_loban @drandallblythe hi Randy! The one of my friends recommended your instagram page... He sad that you are a good photographer! Now i see it's truth! I've subscribed to you! Thanks! 2d
  •   mahostanley Today is just rainy night in Japan 2d
  •   streetbandits666 See ya at jakarta, again. 2d
  •   karanvaid Man I love that bokeh...is that the classic 70-700 2.8 in action ? 2d
  •   kimberlybrown32 I'm not going to hit like. I just want to say thank you for the pictures you post, letting us see the world thru your eyes, makes a like to me seem sometimes not necessary but to rather say something instead. By the way I love your blogs. The words that pour out of your mouth truly are amazing. I love to read and have preordered one of your books and cannot wait to read it. Thank You Randy☆ 2d
  •   nychaze26 Sorry to bother you about this but I don't know where else to find this info. I want to buy pre-sale tix for your tour w/ slipknot but do not know how to join fan club to get code. How do i join ? Please help , I don't want to (gasp) be seated at a metal show. 1d
  •   drandallblythe @tshegg There will be some on the cover (when that is finished). Book comes out July 14, 2015. 1d
  •   tshegg @drandallblythe can't wait! Hopefully you guys can make it to the Pacific Northwest for a tour soon. Bummed I won't be able to see you guys with the Knot 1d

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drandallblythe The way the weather has been around here lately, I might as well be in the UK right now- cold & wet. Here's a shot of Loch Ness I took a while back- this kinda fits the grim & soggy weather induced mood I'm in, hahaha. 3d

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drandallblythe My Pops just called me & informed me that the woman you see in this picture, Miss H. Simmons, had passed away yesterday. Miss Simmons taught me math in 4th & 5th grade, & I lived in complete terror of her, since she could throw one of her light brown leather shoes or a piece of chalk & hit a student right square in the head with deadly sniper-like accuracy from any area of her classroom at any time. Miss Simmons did not mess around. Miss Simmons did not care about your "feelings". Miss Simmons was not afraid to lay the hammer down, & lay it down HARD. Miss Simmons would STRAIGHTEN YOU OUT, & I wish teachers these days were allowed to rule with more of an iron fist, as she did. Miss Simmons is also responsible in a way for me having a career as a singer today. One time in class I was singing "Slip Slidin' Away", a popular Paul Simon tune at the time. The only words I knew were (surprise) "Slip slidin' awaaaaay...." which I sang over and over until Becky Duncan, the girl in front of me, got annoyed & told the teacher. The teacher said "Oh, you like to sing? Let's go see what MISS SIMMONS thinks of your beautiful voice!" "NO! Please, God, no- not Miss Simmons! I'll never sing again!" I begged, almost in tears, but off we went to see Miss Simmons. "So, Miss Simmons, Mr. Blythe here thinks he is a singer" my teacher said once we reached Miss Simmons office. "Reeeally? Well, let's hear it!" Miss Simmons said. "Please, no I don't feel like singing anymore" I said. "SING!!!" she barked, & so I croaked out one bar. "Slip slidin' awaaay..." I sang almost in a whisper. "That was just BEAUTIFUL," Miss Simmons said, "Why don't we go share your magnificent voice with ALL of the classes?" Then Miss Simmons dragged me by my ear to each classroom, threw open the door, & hollered "Attention students! Mr. Blythe here has a song he would like to sing for you!" And so I sang "Slip Slidin' Away" over and over while the whole elementary school laughed at me. While this was awful, it shut me right up once I got back to class, & I never really got stage fright after that. So thank you Miss Simmons, rest in peace- I'm gonna go crank a little "Slip Slidin' Away" in your honor. 5d
  •   deathseesmirror Students absolutely need these kind of teachers. Teens have their head in the clouds only. Actually, tbh, theyre completely retarded. 4d
  •   braaaadyyyy You have the best experiences and stories to share. Rest in peace! 4d
  •   aibanrynjah I'm a Math teacher and I love this story! 3d
  •   marybishopx Rest in Peace Miss Simmons xxx 3d
  •   hairbystacio @nicoleymccoy This is amazing! 3d
  •   rossroyjr Sorry for your loss. Good teacher's lessons last throughout life. RIP 2d
  •   rivertrek Great story and shows how one person can shape our lives forever. 2d
  •   mamtathaker Shit. That's a fucking awesome ass story. 17h

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Ludwig D. Randall Blythe
drandallblythe Beware this tiny but highly maniacal dog, for he is doom incarnate. It is his ultimate goal to destroy the sanity of all who cross his low-lying path, & his awful, lustful insanity knows no bounds. Just look into those pitch-black eyes...have you ever seen anything more satanic?!?!?!? I think NOT. Beware, good people, BEWARE, for he is misery, the bringer of ankle-high tragedy & woe... 5d

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drandallblythe Who is this mysterious rockstar/gentleman of leisure I captured in an oily puddle of rainwater? What are his plans for world domination? Does his wild & sketchy past haunt him to this day, or does he simply not give a flip (as his oh-so-elegant posture suggests)? Only The Shadow knows... 5d

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drandallblythe A month or so ago I went to see my bros in Madball play & they had a young band named Turnstile open up for them- Turnstile are from Baltimore, MD, & they put on a great show. I am a crusty & creaky old man now, & I love it when I see a young hardcore band bringing it CORRECTLY to the stage- it makes me wanna get down & dance, & I remember the days when I was a younger dude & I didn't feel crippled in the morning after a show or skateboarding all day, hahaha. Turnstile put on that kind of show, the kind that made me feel young again- lots of energy, the crowd was digging it, & they could actually play their asses off. They reminded me at times of "Quickness"-era Bad Brains mixed with a little VOD, a dash of Quicksand, & even a bit of the Descendents thrown in for good measure- plus their bass player was a FUCKING LUNATIC on stage- he saw me taking photos & paused, stopping his high-ass jumps & crazy-ass spinning around for a half-second to strike a smooth pose for this photo, then kept on rocking- plus mad style points, dude. Turnstile put out an album "Nonstop Feeling" a week or two ago, & I dig it- it grooves, so pick it up if you wanna hear some fresh hardcore from a young band who obviously respect the roots of what they do while adding their own twist to it. Good times. 5d

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drandallblythe So there is a new email virus going around, which apparently I contracted from my buddy Zach who plays guitar in Rise Against (& used to be in GWAR). So if you get an email from me that looks like this, don't try to open it! The next thing you know your phone will be exploding with texts that say "I can't open the files you sent me!" All morning I'm getting texts & emails saying "Is this the new lamb of god?!?!?!?" (no, it's not, since that doesn't fucking EXIST) or "What pictures are you trying to send me?" I'm not sending anyone shit. This is worse than the time I sent everyone the ads for penis enlargement pills, including all my female friends. Christ. Zach, tell your email to stop hanging out with those skanky emails on the corner. 1w

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drandallblythe Even the greatest of writers had/have good editors- don't be fooled, most authors don't just sit down & churn out masterpieces without someone to look at the draft before it goes to print- we need it, as we are too close to the book to know what needs to stay & what needs to go sometimes. This dude, @bschafer714, is my editor at Da Capo (as well as Duff's & CT's). He popped by for our photo shoot today- most editors don't hang out and thug it up for the camera with their writers in wet alleyways, but Ben does. Great dude. Hardest editor in the land! 2w

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drandallblythe @ogscottuchida: photographer, ramen master, & Secret Asian Man extraordinaire. Another #Leica shot. Those cameras are so SICK. 2w

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drandallblythe Oh yeah, while me & @officialduffmckagan were shooting, a friend of his came by to say hello. He was pretty fucking cool too, so I took a few photos of him with @ndrewstuart's Leica- here's one of the photos. I think him & Duff were in a band or something together, or maybe they were neighbors once a long time ago. Regardless, he had great hair & I had fun shooting this photo of him. Super nice guy. @slash 2w

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drandallblythe This is my friend Duff- he's one of the coolest dudes you will ever meet. Duff played in a couple of bands, but more importantly he also happens to be a writer who has a book coming out this spring on Da Capo, the same publisher who is putting out my book in the U.S. (& Corey Taylor's). So today Duff & I did a photo shoot with @ogscottuchida & @ndrewstuart. I shot Duff, then Duff shot me, @ogscottuchida shot both of us, & @ndrewstuart shot the behind the scenes stuff. @ndrewstuart also loaned me his Leica, which I shot this photo with. The focus on those things are INSANE. I was in camera geek HEAVEN. It was a good day to be a photographer & Da Capo author. Duff & I were very serious the entire time & only discussed the highest of falootin' literature writer stuff & the fartsiest of artsy photographer stuff. We were very sophisticated. We smelled of fine wine & high grade English leather (real leather, not the cologne). We were scholars & gentlemen. Yale bestowed doctorates upon us. We wore very high thread count Egyptian cotton underwear. It was a very, very high-brow day. Thanks @officialduffmckagan- always a good hang! Thanks @ogscottuchida for setting it up! And super thanks @ndrewstuart for loaning me the Leica & making a geek dream come true! #leica #iamintotalleicalustnow 2w

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drandallblythe Some dawgs just love to run & jump. 3w

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drandallblythe Spanish moss and a still lake. #thereisareasontheycallitsoutherngothic 3w

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drandallblythe Up now at WWW.NOISEY.VICE.COM (Vice magazine's music website) is an interview I did about photography. I discuss how I don't really know what I'm doing as a photographer & how that works for me, a few of my favorite photogs, how skateboarding & photography have influenced the way I physically see the world, American hardcore Skaterock, & my OVER-WHELMING LUST for the Leica Monochrome M, a ten thousand dollar digital camera that only shoots b&w (I don't lust over many material things at all, but what the hell- if your gonna lust for something extravagant, then you might as well make it REALLY extravagant). Look under features section & you'll see a photo of me, the interview, & some photos I took. I hope you all have a happy New Year, & remember- DON'T DRINK & DRIVE!!!!! It's NOT worth it! #happynewyear #santapleasesendmealeicanextyearicantjustifytheexpense #orleicajustsponsorme #shamelessplugsforexpensivecameragearghahaha #www.noisey.vice.com 4w

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drandallblythe From a magical land of Christmas cheer, our family's representative, Salad Blythe, would like to wish you all the happiest of holidays, whatever holiday you may be celebrating. Just look at the SHEER CHRISTMAS JOY in his eyes as once again we strap him into his Santa suit for his yearly photo in front of the tree in order to share his good cheer & well wishes during this most joyous of seasons! Salad hopes you all have a merry, merry Christmas & a happy New Year!!!!!! 1mon

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drandallblythe That is all. 1mon

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Ludwig D. Randall Blythe
drandallblythe Today was a good day- my friend who works at the injured bird sanctuary I bring to fish to sometimes released this adult barred owl (aka hoot owl) into the wild. The owl had been hit by a car just a week ago & was stuck in the grill of the vehicle- amazing he recovered so quickly and was able to fly away. The owl was really chill for the most part- he's getting a little anxious here, right before he was let loose, but in general he just kinda relaxed on my friend's glove until we walked into a clump of trees & set him on a branch. Then he took off higher into the tree, then stopped and stared at us. We walked away so he could chill & become reacclimatized to the wild. I'll listen for him tonight. It's good to see things where they belong. 1mon
  •   drandallblythe @ashleymavis GREAT STORY. Love the donuts detail! 1mon
  •   metallic_sound Love your photography man !! 1mon
  •   drandallblythe @taniadakka The owl is in the hood! He's posted up in the same clump of trees we dropped him off in. We knew there were a lot of other small birds & mice in the grove- he's got a rad new pad now. I can hear him at night. Stoked he stuck around! 1mon
  •   taniadakka @drandallblythe very goddamn cool! Massive points for smarts. Amazing. :) 1mon
  •   thedeathposture Cool pic. My uncle use to help injured animals and would also bring them back to good health. No shit, they brought in a lion who's front right leg joint was fucked up, something like that. He helped that thing back to its royal potential again! Ah those were good times. Gave my family a reason to visit Africa. 1mon
  •   damienkaran Holy cow! @drandallblythe 4w
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drandallblythe THESE DUDES. Made the drive to see my homies in Madball last night. Always an awesome show & always a great hang! @mittsmadball @hoyaroc357 @madballnyc #hardcorelives #setitoff #DistinguishedMenofSophistication 1mon

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Normal D. Randall Blythe
drandallblythe 30 secs @ f22, ISO 320, focal length 32mm. BLAM. 2mon

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