I’ll See Your Damage…

…and eventually show you some of mine. I got lots of it, y’know. Some months back Keith Morris contacted me needing some photos for his upcoming memoir. We’d had no contact in ages and, frankly, I was happy to hear from him. Despite all the punk rock...

Send Women. And Clowns

I’ve gone through car windshields, rolled vans into ditches, fallen from heights, crashed motorcycles, survived head-on collisions with other heads, but I’ve never been good with horses. Lotsa women are good with horses. Some of them have gone through...

Stone Male—Roll ‘Em…

Back in December Joe Carducci and I did a joint book reading and Q&A at Permanent Records in Chicago. At the time, he was doing pre-promotion for “Stone Male—Requiem for the Living Picture”  I’m reporting here that it’s done and due for...

Tease Me With Audio

An interesting project, I finally posted the first audio files of “Decline and Fall of Alternative Civilization” on YouTube: I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out but these are the results so far. It’s been challenging and fun, sometimes...

Again, Pierced Arrows

Fred and Toody Cole have been playing lowdown, no apologies, trashy, garagey, whatever-ya-wanna-call-it rock & roll since the 1960s—the kinda stuff the great unwashed mainstream (that think they know the music) will have never heard, never cared about, and never...

A Declination of Independents

Aside from trying to put a new band together, the most involving activities these past few years have been in the literary and publishing realms. Sounds of Two Eyes Opening was definitely a learning experience. I had originally envisioned a text-based book using...