I must admit that I didn't think a lot about this blog while I was on vacation except during my runs in the morning. My knees are creaky and I run with the grace of a cow pulling it's feet out of the mud, but I have been running for over 17 years and I think a lot while I run. I mainly think about music and football. On my runs while I was on vacation I thought ahead about possible new ideas for what to write about on my blog and the Broncos' chances for the 2006 season. I said last week that when 2007 rolls around that I would do away with "Battle of the bands" and "It came form the pages of Hit Parader" so that I could try two new ideas. I have decided to do one called "Who where they?" where once a month I will profile an obscure or semi-obscure hard rock or metal band that was around some time between say the late 70's and the early 90's. The other idea will be called "Heavy Metal Jukebox" and once a month I throw out three song choices and you say which song you prefer and why. There will be some link between the three songs like same sub-genre of metal, all by the same artist or all from the same year. I am also considering having a contest like Theo at Metal-Mixtape recently did. I think that was a great idea because it's fun. The only problem is I don't have any great prizes. What I do have are some doubles of heavy metal buttons so that might be the prize. Might be cheesy to some of you I don't know, but a free prize is a free prize. So I am thinking of doing a contest some time soon and it will probably be something where you have do matching. That way all the answers are in front of you and you just have to put them together. Let me know what you think of these ideas and let me know if there is anything else you would like to see here.