i've been around a variety of bands lately because my building is mostly inhabited by "artists". nearly every evening i hear them practicing downstairs attempting to polish their wears.  most of them are average to below average but that's nothing new.  it's always been that way & will always be.  call it the nature of any beast that allows anyone to participate in any given form a.k.a not ALL elitist views on society are "evil".  ANYWAY....the one thing i'm most struck by is how bad they look.....before anyone goes off on some "it's just practice" tangent i'll counter with they look exactly the same way in their flyers & on their visually crippled internet pages so let's just forego any deliberately distorted and/or exaggerated interpretation.  Before i move on there's only one word that fully describes their plight:  GUTLESS.   EVERYONE wants to stand out but it's a two-fold case of whether you can pull it off & whether you can stand the heat that it will bring.  Since most exist on the lower rungs it shouldn't be too difficult to understand that.  Just look at your own behavior & there's your answer.


i know this isn't just a midwest thing (even though that doesn't help).  i've seen this same shit scour parts of the hollywood scene.  just go to Spaceland in Silver Lake & you'll find band after band that make Silversun Pickups look like a bunch of overly self-conscious debutantes.

it makes zero sense to me.  it's not like they don't have role models.  i mean Jack White isn't exactly guyliner boy but at least he has style. besides the here & there event of Mr Cobain playing dress-up he was still a visually striking individual.  i don't seem to recall too many woman referring to him as "ugly".

it's too bad that so many try to laugh off the peacock element (& we're all supposed to pretend it of course has NOTHING to do with inadequacy).  those people forget that it's fun to dress up.  fun is pure.  just like it is on halloween.  isn't it ironic that the number one average chick costume is dressing up like a slut ??  i think band boys need to think about that concept more than a bit & run with it like banshees out of a true fucking hell.

it begs an obvious question:  if there's no difference between who's on the stage & who's in the audience why is there any stage at all ???  let's just skip it & invest the time in some other more worthwhile process...leave the faking to annoying theatre folk.  they're much better at the British accent anyway.

being able to play an instrument isn't enough any more.  i was a music instructor for almost ten years & i can easily state that a dildo who can play a guitar is usually little more than a dildo who can play guitar.....& in fact he/she has the ability to look like an even BIGGER dildo by walking down the street with it as if that seperates them from anyone else.  you might as well pull your dick out & start beating off on the street corner:  that would retain much more mystique...would be far FAR more potent in the originality department of "i'm such a rebel" ploys.

i think we can list SO many positive things the modern world brings to the table but one of the definite negatives is shining any light on those that truly do not deserve it via the internet & other platforms i wish Andy Warhol could have seen come to full fruition so he could have laughed at the irony of a world of non-stars thinking they're stars because they're the equivalent of fat girls sitting at McDonalds...super-sizing....& discussing everything under the sun except: their true WEIGHT.

who's to say who is a star ??  ANSWER: each & every one of you.  start with yourself.  raise your head from the bathroom sink & look in the mirror for 5 seconds & you KNOW the answer...in fact you knew it 5 seconds before you ever raised your head.  you knew it the night before when your head was laying on your pillow & every night before as well as after.

the word "star" IS pretty lame but it's a figure of speech to highlight a more important point.

you knew.

you KNOW.....& if you need any rock 'n roll breastfeeding about a subject such as this you're in the WRONG racket i assure you.

why am i investing any time on this subject ??  because i respect the form & when people shit on this (or any) form i hold dear i do what SHOULD be done:  i speak THE FUCK up.  i'm not a FagBook pussy desperately trying to say the right thing to get the bone.  most already have that all sealed up anyway.  i'll go after a bigger piece of another pie thank you very much.

the line is WAY shorter at the peacock buffet.  the food is better too.  you might like to pretend it doesn't have a stiff upper lip & does not put up with a lot & keeps going anyway....but you know.

you knew.

you KNOW.

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         :: SITE UPDATED ::  Nov 16 2018

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what can i say = LISTEN TO THE SONGS.  push all the short attention span theater shit to the side and LISTEN. music is embedded all over this site.  let the albums & EPs play from start to finish.  they are not just collections of random songs. also my music is for that end of the night nightcap in headphones not background for the party.  i suggest you approach it that way & engage it in that setting and the rest is up to you.

 

if you are looking for predictable simpleton drivel meant to appease empty Ameri-con trash you are in the wrong place i assure you.  the bulk of your friends list on Facebook will help you out if that is the mirror you seek. click that red link now and get your worthless tacky ass out of here QUICKLY.

 

i seek no press.  this website is receiving traffic from 100+ countries every month through word-of-mouth only.  there's no Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any of the other predictable whoring.  besides the United States the traffic has been incredible from Germany, France, Russia, UK, Italy, Australia, Canada, China, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Chile, and The Netherlands.  i want to thank all of you especially along with everyone else for listening, visiting, and whatever else.

 

my previous releases before the ones linked above are as follows: Chapter One was released May 18th 2013.  the Mrs. Produkt EP was released March 2nd 2013 & Der Schnitt was released February 9th 2013.  please go purchase them & support independence. you can name your price.  if you're broke put in $0 and take it for free with no strings attached.  i do not want your email.  i do not give a fuck about your "like".  i do not want to contact you.  what i want is for you to LISTEN.  click on any album cover to show you where you can download them.  COOL ??????????

 

  

 

 

BOTTOM FEEDER: THE SOCIALITE was released December 15th 2012.  this was my 6th full length album in 2012.  10 new tracks.

 

and this ever-evolving collection of covers is always FREE. click her to show you where you can download it now.

 

 

music as an industry is going to continue to reside in the gutter until more of you start caring for it properly again.  it's so PURR-fect that the Ameri-con way has sold so many on the notion that it's pointless to drop $10 on music but don't worry about doing the same thing at McDonald's a few times a week for glorified dog food.  that's COMPLETELY normal.

 

for now i only deal with Bandcamp because unlike iTunes i can keep it donation based.  i also deal with Bandcamp because they are the coolest & best company selling digital music on the web right now and they are aiding the cause not hurting it like iTunes.  PERIOD.  Bandcamp will covert your payment from almost any currency imaginable and you can get better quality downloads from them as well. you're not just helping me you're helping so many others including the audience of any genre outside the pathetic and predictable mainstream industry that is as marginal and washed up as it has ever been.  i can not be more honest than that.

  

yes this site is 1st and foremost about my music but it is also about many of the other things that i love OR hate and anything else i feel like in between.  if you search through the menu you will find all of my (currently available) releases.  but you will also find some of my paintings & photography.

 

the Journals & Written Word links in the menu above are loaded with my writing.  i am constantly updating it as well as every other section of this site.

 

up above in this column check the date of the last update underneath my picture.  it will always be extremely current GUARANTEED.  as part of the audience i know music/band sites for the most part are PAINFULLY BORING, infrequently updated, & lacking content so i hope to present something much more interesting & extensive.  i guarantee that every day you return here you can/will find something new.

 

i'm a complete hermit by nature so 99% of you will most likely never get to know me in person anyway so here's a virtual part of me instead.