Then… The Book

In October, 2014, “Sounds of Two Eyes Opening” shipped from the printer and was officially released the next month. I was in LA from November 20 to December 8 to promote its launch with a few book-signings—something I’d never done before—but I...

Parts—Pickin’—No Packers

When I first moved to Wisconsin I had no internet other than the local coffeehouse. With no allegiance to the GB Packers, spending time in bars was pointless. Been there, done that, no excitement for that life unless yer payin’ me. I started collecting...

2014—Back to LA

Back in 2010—right when things seemed to be going well musically—I suffered a massive burnout episode that made me hate music and everything I had been playing. It wasn’t fun, and it’s at the heart of why I sold my house and got the hell outta Austin. A...

The Last Great Rocking Band

Shoutout Dept: First time I saw these guys (in their former identity of Dead Moon) at Garage Shock 1995 in Bellingham, WA, I wondered what the hubbub was about. Folks praised them but for some reason I didn’t get it. Maybe it was my deep romance with traditional...

Moon Hoax Theorists Can Suck It!

“…in any case, the moon”—Jack Kerouac Hubbub? Always. It’s been over 45 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, and a coupla years ago Buzz Aldrin’s “BEST SELFIE EVER!” made the rounds shaming all self-obsessed picture takers...

TYME (minus the other S&G spices)

Curio Dept: How’s this for a misprinted 7″ sleeve? Front side and back side. Yep, same sleeve. Don’t ask me about TYME. I know nothing about them, but they were the “ROCK OF THE ’80S!” Duuude! And for all the collectors who have...