Hampton Resuscitated: PHISH Reunion Announced! Read more

Hampton Resuscitated: PHISH Reunion Announced!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYu6IDSQFS4 This video just popped up on Phish.com and Youtube today.  Phish has finally announced their reunion to take place at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on March 6, 7 and 8, 2009.  Obviously, Hampton has been one of the more popular venues for the band to perform at over the years.  If you have […]

Don’t Hold Your Breath: Chuck Palahniuk’s Choke [PART 2] Read more

Don’t Hold Your Breath: Chuck Palahniuk’s Choke [PART 2]

(To jump to the first half the article, which includes a review of the “Snuff” book tour, CLICK HERE) “CHOKE” The Movie I’d like to begin this review by letting everyone know that it contains what some would refer to as “SPOILERS“.  If you have already read CHOKE and are simply curious about how well […]

GZA: Professional Tools for Sharpening Swords Read more

GZA: Professional Tools for Sharpening Swords

I almost abandoned this review.  I’ve been swamped trying to do too much at once–building a website, transferring content, learning to read code, networking, editing, etc.–but during that entire time, I have been thinking about writing.  GZA/The Genius, from the infamous Wu-Tang Clan, is still on tour and his latest album, Pro Tools (Baby Grande), […]

Mike Gordon: All Things Reconsidered Read more

Mike Gordon: All Things Reconsidered

Mike Gordon Seattle, Wa Tractor Tavern 8-22-08 New Album:  The Green Sparrow If you don’t know who Mike Gordon is, you could pretty much ask anyone who does and get, more or less, the exact same response, “He was in Phish.  He was the bass player“.  A similar answer would be yielded when asked about […]

Simple Man: Interview w/ The Grouch Read more

Simple Man: Interview w/ The Grouch

Out of Los Angeles California, Oakland transplant, Cory Scoffern (AKA The Grouch), is continuing to make a mark in the West Coast rap scene as a prominent figure who has helped to pioneer and spotlight what was once considered an underground movement. The rapper/producer/beatsmith made his dent with the infamous, 8-strong Living Legends crew and with such projects as […]

For All the Detox Tea in a Chinese Democracy Read more

For All the Detox Tea in a Chinese Democracy

Although River of Dreams was not like Beethoven, as Billy Joel desperately wanted me to believe back in 93, Snoop Dogg and Guns N’ Roses were actually a little closer to the genre.  I’ve been thinking about all of the reunions, repackaging, or horrible new releases from the likes of Aerosmith, Queen, the Dead Kennedys (minus Jello), […]

Big Trouble Near Little 5 Points Read more

Big Trouble Near Little 5 Points

Hotlanta is the jam. Since I live here, I am probably a little biased yet the fact remains that if you come and visit this city, there is plenty of trouble to get into in a heartbeat. Most of the time when someone says something like that it’s taken in jest. “Oh sure, I know […]

The Kids of Widney High: Gettin’ Busy & Acting Their Age Read more

The Kids of Widney High: Gettin’ Busy & Acting Their Age

The Kids of Widney High July 12th, 2008 Northwest Film Forum Seattle, Wa I was recently on the Ipecac Recordings website looking through upcoming Melvins tour dates.  Ipecac is a label co-founded by Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Peeping Tom, etc)  and is home to projects for Hella drummer Zach Hill, Mickey “Dean […]

Sacks and the City:  A Male Review Read more

Sacks and the City: A Male Review

Rock Paper Scissors.  It will make you or rape you.  Me and my fiance tend to resolve a lot of our split decisions with a simple game of Roshambo.  “Who’s car should we take?”  “What restaurant should we eat at?”  “Should we stay for another drink or go home and go to bed?”  Simple conflict resolution.  Take […]

Electric Apricot: Quest For Distribution Read more

Electric Apricot: Quest For Distribution

In high school I drove a brown 1980 Datsun 510 that could easily be described as “disaster chic“.  It didn’t have a dashboard but it did have a stock tape deck that would slide around loose on the exposed plastic heating vent duct as I’d swing around corners or drive over curbs.  For a long period of time, I had […]