Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Rainy Day Fun Mixtape

Hurricane Irene is finishing up its NYC visit, and Le Poisson Rouge put together a playlist in tribute. I thought it was a good gag, and considering that I was kind of excited by the apocalyptic possibilities (and let down by the lack of same), I thought I'd join in the fun.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

In the beginning there was Napalm Death and Terrorizer

My buddy Mike Dabaie found a tape I made for him back from our trading days circa 97-99. I'm sort of tickled by my own unabashed metal geekiness.

Safe to say, not much has changed since then.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Break Thru Radio interview about metal and The Road Not Taken

I did an interview with my buddy Matt Lehtola for his radio program/podcast "In the Den." Matt's journey from teenage hesher to indie rock DJ is fascinating to me, as we're the same age and at one point in time were both listening to the same music; the way Matt tells it, he could've easily fit in with me and my friends as we stalked the hallways of our high school in black shirts and steel-toed boots. Yet at some point our musical journeys took very different turns; I figured it would make an interesting conversation to figure out when and why, a la Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken.

The interesting thing about this is we're still very similar; as a radio DJ, it's Matt's job to search out and document up and coming artists, which is something I myself try to do with this blog and my photography. So even though the genres switched, we're still living very parallel lives.

Listen to the podcast here.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

How many Napalm Death shirts is too many Napalm Death shirts?

What do you get a man who owns 4 Napalm Death shirts? Why, 4 more Napalm Death shirts.

Big shout-out to Indie Merch Store, because I received the order within 3 days, and the prints all look fantastic. They're definitely going to get some repeat business from me, though I wish I put in a smaller order so I could have taken advantage of the 15% discount codes they sent me. Live and learn, I guess.

The hoodie especially looks and feels amazing; putting it on was like slow-dancing with a girl for the first time. Seriously, if this hoodie was a woman I'd marry her immediately.

I think if you asked the 15 year old version of me how he felt about having a Napalm shirt for every day of the week, his head would have exploded. Actually, his reaction probably would have been something like this.