Music, Personal Shit

It’s more fun to do yard work if you can do it while simultaneously annoying the stupid-looking movie shoot that’s happening at the church that got gentrified into a wedding hall across the street by playing music you love (but they’ll hate) as loud as possible.

I would have left them alone if they hadn’t made me move my goddam trashcans.

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Metal, Music

tips for forming a nu metal band

As a once popular artist within the nu metal genre myself, I thought I’d be in a great position to tell this person exactly what to do and where to go.

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Metal

The Clanking Entrails of Baphomet Witch Riders

Did you know that Spotify is for losers? You should really get a YouTube membership. It’s only a few bucks to remove ads, they have all the tunes that Spotify is too lame to even know about, and I updated a great metal playlist for you–it’s got metal from every era and genre (except the […]

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History, Tulsa

Waite Phillips had tunnel vision.

I found myself cackling at this little interesting history lesson and tour of the tunnels beneath the streets of downtown Tulsa, my hometown. Apparently Waite Phillips, the founder of Phillips 66, was too scared even to walk the streets in front of his own buildings due to what the rich perceived as a rash of […]

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Fiction

my answer to a now-deleted question on Quora

I had fun answering this question on Quora, but in the middle of trying to add photos to my response, the folks at Quora removed it. Yeah, it was a weird, racist-y troll question, but I think I had a really good answer. Here it is. Did Armenians lose their ancient land, Antarctica, to penguins? […]

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Politics

Kavanaugh’s confirmation will spell the end of GOP hegemony (if we want it).

With their rush to nominate Kavanaugh, they’re actively working to piss off the voters they most desperately need if they want to keep control in 2018.

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Personal Shit

I just took a bath!

It was amazing. I felt like this. And then this. And a little bit of THIS. And that’s good. Because I was so dirty, I was afraid it was about to get like this.

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Bands

Just a reminder: Beach House are thieving scumbags.

We’ve talked about this before. But let us NEVER forget!!! In the very early 70s, a lovely, ramshackle folk trio called Tony, Caro and John released a very rare album with this song on it. It’s one of my faves: Decades later, the then up-and-coming band Beach House took that song’s ENTIRE lyrical and melodic […]

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Poetry

Ogden Nash

I think I’ve found my favorite poet of the week!  He’s the author of one of Gene Wilder’s best lines from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory:  “Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.” Reading his poetry is like giving yourself a warm witty smile.  It’s somewhere in the vein of Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss, but much […]

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A Rrose in a Prose, Lit Events, Literature, Los Angeles, Poetry

Trista Hurley-Waxali today at A Rrose in a Prose!

Another great author who will knock us OUT with her skill today is none other than the famous, the fabulous, the forthcoming-bookish Trista Hurley-Waxali! Trista Hurley-Waxali is the author of the poetry chapbook Dried Up. Her work has appeared in the journals FORTH, Enclave, and Street Line Critics, well as in the Procyon Short Story […]

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Civil Rights, Comedy, Personal Shit, Politics, Television

John Oliver, I love you.

I’m glad someone is preaching the healing truth about how fucked up our federal, state, and local governments have become, and how we’re making billions of dollars for private companies at the expense of the poor, and even at the expense of government. Thank you, John Oliver.

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