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The Collaborative Process of Song Writing… and The Simpsons… and Japan…

March 14, 2011

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“Let’s start from the nebula, and then–” Kim nodded at our vocalist, Tuna, and the bass player, myself, “we’ll stop playing for one measure while you–” now pointing to our drummer, Kris, “–do your thing, and then we’ll come in with that ‘Dead Kennedys’ riff,” Kris said okay and then counted off with this sticks, […]

Remembering The Icarus Line, or the days when rock ‘n’ roll was provocative…

January 10, 2011

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I’ve been thinking about the band The Icarus Line lately. They’re still around as far as I know, but it seems like their career peaked somewhere in 2004 when they released an album called Penance Soiree. “Up Against The Wall (Motherfuckers)” was the first single: I didn’t know anybody who liked this band outside of […]

Podcast #1: Halloween ’10 Music Mix

October 31, 2010

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A mix of goth-y rock, industrial, and punk for your Halloween.  Stream it or download as a single mp3 here: Podcast #1: Halloween 2010 Music Mix Playlist: 1. The Birthday Party – “Sonny’s Burning” (3.19) 2. My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – “Do U Fear (For Your Child?)” (5.01) 3. The Cramps – […]

Boris @ The El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA 8/27/10

October 25, 2010

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The end result of a Boris show I caught with my iPhone last summer.

My Jesus & Mary Chain Article. Originally Published in 2007…

October 25, 2010

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This is a piece I wrote in 2007 about The Jesus & Mary Chain reunion for LA2Day.com. I wanted to be a full-time music journalist back then. Like my heroes Lester Bangs and Cameron Crowe, I wrote articles that gushed with emotion, and I talked about rock stars as if they were gods I was […]