Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Final Black Earth Show

At work yesterday we were talking about time machines and bands we’d go see before they were big, at small intimate shows. Names like The Sex Pistols, Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, etc. All bands we look back with twenty

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Atheists are not militant

If a theist tells you about their faith they’re evangelical. If an atheist tells you about their rational lack of faith they get called militant. You know what’s actually militant? Guns, knives, and bombs like the type that fundamentalist use

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A beginner’s guide to stage presence

I’ve seen a bunch of great bands this week, one local but mostly larger touring acts and I contrast that with the local shows I’m accustomed to, the open mics and battles of the bands. Some performers really have it

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The history of the wine and cheese part 1

The first wine and cheese was actually sort of an after thought. Towelie and I were roommates and we went suit shopping. Then we needed a reason to wear them. And history was born. And then history was wildly inflated

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Another Talk About The Scene

As always when I get a chance to hang out with Tony Janicki (of Black Earth and Conniving Cadavers) we talk about the scene and possibilities for improving it. So there’s this idea of over-playing which I don’t entirely subscribe

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Death crystallizes a persona

The first death that actually effected me was my friend Larry when I worked at Zellers. I noticed then how I’d never called him a friend before he died but I felt certain and confident saying it afterwards. All the

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Tunnel vision

I’ve known forever that I plow, I get excited about an idea and then it’s all I care about until I have a the next idea. I pride myself on it usually, all my heroes have men of singular uncompromising

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