The hair of thy head is one warrior innocent of defeat

Posted in Love letters with tags , on September 18, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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my love
thy hair is one kingdom
the king whereof is darkness Continue reading

Tyson the Raconteur

Posted in Journalism, Observation with tags , , , on September 11, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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http://uproxx.com/tv/2014/09/mike-tyson-snapped-at-a-journalist-who-brought-up-his-rape-conviction-on-live-tv/

Mike Tyson was in Toronto, delivering his spoken word show ‘The Undisputed Truth’. While there, he was interviewed on television to both promote his show and the mayoral candidate he was there to support. Continue reading

James Sheedy: A Martial Arts Odyssey

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, Vol. 28 No. 8, August 2014

James Sheedy has been involved in martial arts for the long haul. Beginning his journey back in 1975, Jim has been training for a total of thirty-eight years and teaching for the lion’s share of them. Continue reading

Rob Powdrill

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle
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Rob Powdrill is here to fuckshitup

International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August 2014

Rob Powdrill is one of the stalwarts of Australian Muay Thai. With a swag of titles to his credit and forays into both MMA and boxing, Rob has been around the traps – the long way. He tells JARROD BOYLE about training in Thailand, why fighting ruins your working life, how much fun you can have with just one nostril and why you should never tie your shorts to your groin guard.   Continue reading

Billy Joel – ‘She’s Always A Woman To Me.’

Posted in Music, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , on August 28, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

The singer/songwriter genre is the most esteemed category of ‘popular’ music. Continue reading

Congratulations, Mick and Josina

Posted in Observation with tags , , , , , , on August 24, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Mick Valentine married Josina Murray on Saturday. He’s a lucky man; she’s a wonderful woman. I’m sure they deserve each other. I wish for them all the very best.

“If we shadows have offended,

Think but this, and all is mended –

That you have but slumbered here

While these visions did appear.

And this weak and idle theme,

No more yielding but a dream,

Gentles, do not reprehend.

If you pardon, we will mend.

And, as I am an honest Puck,

If we have unearned luck

Now to ‘scape the serpent’s tongue,

We will make amends ere long;

Else the Puck a liar call.

So, good night unto you all.

Give me your hands, if we be friends,

And Robin shall restore amends.”

-Shakespeare,

A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Hard Hank: My Hero

Posted in Observation, Real Men with tags , , on August 24, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Henry Rollins has always been one of my heroes. I was disturbed to read the following piece, published in the LA Weekly in reaction to Robin Williams’ tragic suicide.

I was deeply impressed to read his public apology posted on his personal website shortly after.

The man has the courage of his convictions.

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