Archive for August 2013

Last night’s show went well. I’m very proud of Mike…

Last night’s show went well. I’m very proud of Mike releasing his collection of poetry and also glad he invited me to do my first spoken word set. Apparently being an old punk and telling stories is considered art. Great turnout great people.

Tonight I make my spoken word debut. I practiced my set this…

Tonight I make my spoken word debut. I practiced my set this morning on the way to work and totally had a blank mind halfway through it. Chances of choking 47%. Oh well at least it will be somewhat entertaining. People like to see other people fall.

And sometimes…

And sometimes… When I want to pretend I’m a badass… I’ll shave my mustache off

Earlier this week on the podcast, I got an email from Tali…

Earlier this week on the podcast, I got an email from Tali Kouch, a 17 year old girl in Canada who learned to use her brother’s MIDI and made her own album in her bedroom.

Jeez, her music is beautiful. This is a video she made for one of her songs. I know I post a lot of punk and indie stuff on this, but seriously her songwriting skills and honey voice are worth the listen.

Finding new music from people who would ordinarily would never get played on our show is one of the main reasons we do what we do.

Selecting music for upcoming Old Man and Bitter Girl shows.

Selecting music for upcoming Old Man and Bitter Girl shows. So I made a GIF. Still don’t know about this new thing called technology. You kids with the MTV and diet sodas. Ignore the empty walls, we’re moving soon.

Happy Birthday Jack Kirby. Miss ya,

Happy Birthday Jack Kirby. Miss ya,

This weekend, Brea and I started packing up to move. We…

This weekend, Brea and I started packing up to move. We aren’t moving until mid September, but with the podcast, band, and overall life schedule we need to start early to get done on time. She wrote a really good blog you can read it here if you like:

http://bittergrrrl.tumblr.com/post/59357412321/moving

It is a bittersweet thing. Unknowingly coming across memory after memory when you put things into boxes. You find things you forgot you had, and you find your personal connection with all your “stuff”.

The biggest shock of course is the empty walls when your stuff is in a transit state. All the books are off the shelves and all the comic book prints and paintings from artists we admire are down. Even the CDs and vinyl records are put away. I mean they are still there in boxes, I just can’t “see” them.

I come in the apartment now, and it isn’t feeling like home, but something temporary. This place has been our first home as a couple, and now I feel uneasy because what we worked hard at making ours looks nothing like it did. It will be a long few weeks. Our new place will be awesome, we just have to get through this weird move first.

Earlier this year, Brea and I were lucky enough to be filmed to…

Earlier this year, Brea and I were lucky enough to be filmed to take part in a film by The Antagonist movement that will be out soon. The film is called “Self Medicaters: a process of art” and we got to share our story about the podcast show and zine we put out. The band was also featured, this is a preview of the upcoming movie featuring the band.

We are thankful to know so many cool people who think we are interesting enough to share our story with. It’s pretty humbling when you are a garage punk band from Victoria Texas and the next thing you know you’re recording vinyl and shooting with such a group of talented artists and film makers.

So on August 30 I’ll be making my debut as a spoken word…

So on August 30 I’ll be making my debut as a spoken word artist. That’s kind of weird. I mentioned to my friend and punk poet Potato Mike, that I would love to do a spoken word one day and he asked me to perform at his Book Release show.

Why not? I’m 37 now and that’s what us old punk guys do, is a spoken word now and again, so to follow in the steps of Rollins, Biafra, and so many others, I’m giving it a go.

I’m lucky the band is playing later that night in case I bomb, I’ve pratically rewritten the things I want to say 10 times, it’s nothing like what I first had in mind, and for about two months I’ve been practicing a 15 minute set once a day and I think I still suck at it. But that’s kind of the point I think. I’m not trying to “read” it. I don’t plan on bringing any notes on stage. I just want to talk, share some old stories and life lessons with the crowd. So far the only person who has seen me perform it is my mirror when Brea is at work. I’m tempted to let her see it for feedback but also kind of want her to be suprised by it too. I’m not sure. Guess we’ll see.

Punk rock man, it’s a hell of a drug.

Today’s Jam:White Kaps- Get Beer

Today’s Jam:

White Kaps- Get Beer