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Ryan Maloney

Ryan Maloney is a husband, bartender, caregiver, drummer, and former online advertising professional. In addition to writing and drumming, Ryan enjoys cooking for and entertaining friends as well as going to the beach and traveling the world. He lives in Ft. Lauderdale with his main squeeze, John. Though born and raised in Chicago, Il until the age of 14, Ryan considers his true hometown to be Phoenix, AZ. Ryan spent over 30 years in Arizona, starting in 1985 at Cortez High School. From there, community college and ASU followed, but all the while, Ryan was drumming up a frenzy in local heavy metal bands. His late teens saw his main band, TYNATOR, achieve a small amount of local success, as well as release a cd to the European market. The opportunity of a lifetime came in 2000, which provided the basis for one of his writing series', PUMPJACK - The Ozzfest 2k diaries. The 12 chapter series documents the meeting of two friends, and then the events that led up to the band, PUMPJACK, heading out on the annual summer Ozzfest tour in 2000, in which the band had been invited to participate, as well as some memories of some of the individual city tour stops.After the tour, Ryan began what then became a 15 year career in online advertising. Having left the corporate world behind in 2017, Ryan now enjoys serving drinks to thirsty customers in Wilton Manors, Florida.

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PUMPJACK – The Ozzfest 2k diaries, Chapter 5: Meeting the Brothers Abbott (R.I.P.

"All the stage lights go out except for one lone spot which is set on Dime.  He launches into the solo and at the same time, strikes a badass rocker pose while he’s just ripping out these blistering notes on Boz’s guitar." ...

PUMPJACK – The Ozzfest 2k Diaries, Chapter 4:  Live, from Odessa

"At that Odessa show, I distinctly remember climbing a short set of stairs to get to the stage and then getting to the drums.  I couldn't see out, as the lights were too bright, but I heard the crowd." ...

PUMPJACK – The Ozzfest 2k Diaries, Chapter 3: The Phone Call

"No freakin' way was this really happening... I could not believe my ears.  I didn't think this was real.  But in the same nanosecond that my mind had exploded at the possibility of this dream actually happening, I just as quickly mentally shut it all down." ...

PUMPJACK – The Ozzfest 2k Diaries, Chapter 2: Thurber T. Mingus

"Pumpjack is a breed unto itself...  southern deep-fried, KISS-obsessed, BBQ'g, beer-drinkin’, weed smokin’, good ol' Texas boogie-woogie, in the vein of ZZ Top with a heavy dose of metal that resulted in a bunch of hard-rockin' anthems for the everyman and everywoman." ...

PUMPJACK – The Ozzfest 2k Diaries

"This is a story of how I went from being pals with a friend from Texas to a few years later sharing stages with him and his band across the U.S. during a major summer heavy metal travelling tour." ...