Category: General

Not an apologetic catch-up…

Oh, this feels like one of those “I haven’t blogged in a long time” sorta things with this one, but I am going to forge onward in a very free way, and not bother catching up . . . unless the following feels like catching-up.

I have written a few more weird things at The Five Hundred . . . and you can find them there, with a little spelunking, if you are so-inclined. Did that need to be hyphenated? I like it that way . . . so I think so. Am I using too many ellipses? Or is it ellipseses? Smeech? Brandon? Marvin?

I don’t know what I think about the new Interpol. Hell, I didn’t know what I thought about the last Interpol. Is this everyone’s experience who used to or perhaps even now still likes Interpol? Does this matter?

I have been enjoying the latest Opeth quite a bit, and I don’t know why any former fan of them is any more outdone with this one than they were with Heritage. Come on! It’s good! Have you forgotten what good is? Have you not seen this coming? Please!

I like this video by Naam. Maybe it’s old news, but I think it’s pretty awesome.

Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL have a new recording called PLECTRUMELECTRUM that is rockin’.

I’ve finished up a crushing new noisedrone piece called “Thoss” due out on a new split cassette later in the year from my fine friends at GBS Records in Montreal.

I’m also working on a collaborative track of sorts with my friend Dylan Sparrrow in NYC! Check out some of his stuffs on Bandcamp!

I feel like my blogs will have this format/non-format for a while. Maybe it’s stupid, but maybe I haven’t blogged in so long because blog is such a stupid word. And also because I felt like it had to have some kind of format. Maybe all this is stupid. Form is emptiness is form is stupid is emptiness is blog is stupid.

Nothing is as stupid as The Memory Hole, however. Stupidly brilliant. I will leave you with one of their offerings into the nothingness, and let you dig deeper.

My dinner with Richard Ramirez…

Well . . . not really.

But I do have 9 letters from Richard Ramirez (aka The Night Stalker) from between 1995 & 1996 that I’m attempting to sell. RR recently passed away on June 7 due to complications with lymphoma (also tagging along were chronic substance abuse & hepatitis C). Included with the letters are many signed photos/photocopies, hand-written lyrics and other oddities.

So, if you’re in the market for some truly bad mojo, hit me up privately. I’d be happy to send you scans or photos to peruse. I’ve had many freaky experiences with people once they’ve gotten wind of these letters, and frankly . . . I’d like to pass these on to some other freak. You know you’re out there. You know you want these. You know that AC/DC’s “Night Prowler” is your favorite song of all time. You’ve got the hat, the tennis shoes, the cocaine addiction and the epilepsy. C’mon and get ’em!

photo (5)Current listening:

Badlands – s/t

Barn Owl – V

The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow

Deafheaven – Sunbather

Nails – Abandon All Life

Vague Fears – Alphabetical Disorder

First Blog Of The New Rising Sun

So I’ve decided to join BlogFest 2013. Who cares? Well . . . me at least. I’ll be sharing music, art & writings, both of my own and of others. Maybe the occasional review. And definitely what’s on my mind as I crawl through this life.

To begin with, I’d like to invite you to visit my website, which is a growing archive of my music, past, present and future. Hopefully, you’ll find something that you enjoy.

photo (4)Current listening:

Blood Ceremony – The Eldritch Dark

Lychgate – s/t

Orchid – The Mouths Of Madness

Savages – Silence Yourself

Shannon Wright – In Film Sound