Yo! I'm still here for my few readers (a special shout-out goes to the exemplary 1537), though lately, I've been more active on Twitter and Instagram. There, you will find some additional and reshared content, as well as more open lands of interaction with the world's citizens. You can even feel envy when reading the greeting … Continue reading A Thrashing Spring Stopgap
Years after hearing "My Sister" on MTV, my wife and I first saw Juliana Hatfield on her solo tour around the release of Gold Stars 1992-2002: The Juliana Hatfield Collection. At Iowa's now-closed The Green Room, we brought our Polaroid camera and unified excitement for supporting the fine singer-songwriter. In particular, Hatfield's Blake Babies had been some … Continue reading Juliana Hatfield, The Green Room, Iowa City, Iowa, August 2002
"Change your shirt or turn it inside out," said my gym teacher sternly, suppressing a 10th grade punk's freedom of expression. During the mid-Nineties' Ebola outbreak, whatever was offensive about "Ebola '95 - You're Next" boldly written with marker on a shirt? Back in high school, my friends and I liked to see bands at … Continue reading Ebola ’95: A Punk Rock Outbreak from Maine
As CeCe Peniston once exclaimed, "Finally, it's happened to me." This time for me, it was a long-overdue gathering with fellow worshippers of the almighty ALL to witness Descendents in concert! In-between a double dose of Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Milo Aukerman, Bill Stevenson, Karl Alvarez, and Stephen Egerton were the ones to see in Minneapolis … Continue reading The Quest for ALL: Descendents, First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 15, 2016
Rather than wait indefinitely for Hollywood or producers with clout to make desired sequels to horror franchises, some underground filmmakers have invested in creating their own. Occasionally, of the fan films I've seen, the results are commendable and prompt the old "what if?" thought process. What if those overlooked and ambitious directors and writers were … Continue reading Halloween Sensory Slashers III: Horror Fan Films
"The funeral is about to begin, sir!" After patiently waiting following the early 2014 announcement of the film's existence, Phantasm: Ravager was finally released on October 4th for digital streaming and download. Sadly, the delay saw the passing of Angus Scrimm, but at least the rest of the original main cast has now seen its completion. … Continue reading Halloween Sensory Slashers II: When You Die, You Go to The Tall Man
Following a critical knife strike to September, I'm now officially excited to join many millions of others in welcoming October and Halloween. To modestly assist in spreading the fear, I'll be sharing media that pays tribute to timeless horror characters, and a few obscure monsters. For the first chapter, I present some lesser known compositions … Continue reading Halloween Sensory Slashers: Are You Ready for Freddy?