The past several months I’ve been working on finishing an album that I recorded with my friend Jake Frye (of Jesus on the Moon fame) while we were both still grad students at Western Washington University back in 2009–10. That’s a long time to sit on recordings, I know, but we were so proud of them that we knew we had to do some sort of formal release eventually. But first we had to master the tracks, and then we had to have album art done. And doing all that stuff in your spare time usually makes it take time.
Posted in Amniotic Buzzsaw, Collaborations, Music, Writing
Tagged Amniotic Buzzsaw, Bellingham, Chas Hoppe, experimental, Indie, Jake Frye, Music, Rock
Just like my last post, I’d like to recount to you a cool thing I did many months ago, but that I’m just now getting around to sharing with you. I’ve been doing the Amniotic Buzzsaw project with my coconspirator Jake Frye since about mid-2009, when he called me up one night and asked me if I wanted to get drunk with him and write a song.
Well, we’ve now produced 13 songs, 10 of which will be seeing the light of day as our first album within the next couple months. Just gotta finish those final mixes. I am proud to say that alcohol has been involved in each of these cases.
Hello. I have been away for far too long. Had to go off and learn how to be a big, professional boy.
Gonna start posting to this site again soon. Redesigning some things in it now.
Good stuff is happening though. Got a chapbook out with the amazing Joshua Young called “The Diegesis.” You can check it out at Gold Wake Press here.
But what’s really cool, is that Gold Wake is putting out the full collection next April. I’ve put out a lot of books in the past year under different names, but this one will have my name on it, dammit.
In the meantime, here’s a disco song about hot man-on-narwhal action. You’re welcome.
Posted in Collaborations, Music, Poetry, Writing
Tagged Badassery, Bellingham, Creative Writing, Indie, Music, poem, poems, Poetry, Rock
This is my attempt at a ballad/pop song. Haven’t done one in a while. Also wanted to take a shot at Decemberists-ish storytelling, though I don’t know if I pulled that one off.
I want to watch the curtains closing
and strike the stage for the next act.
so I can retreat to the green room
and plan a way to win you back.
I’m not jumping
in front of you
So we’d been going through the motions,
but I’d kept my dignity intact,
it’s just that slackening of tension
that’s made me slowly come off track.
I’m not jumping
What difference between plots twists and betrayal?
Your seat lies vacant as the lights dim overhead.
The orchestra replays the themes
the intermission sets the scene
An hour left to go tonight
I can only hope I end it right.
Posted in National Poetry Month, Poetry, Writing
Tagged Alternative, Anyway Soon, Creative Writing, Indie, Lyrics, Music, poem, poems, Poetry, Songs, Writing
My drummer just posted this the other day. This is us playing “From the Sands of a Concrete Shore.” I want to say this was from our first Cabin show, but it might have been our second.
I do remember, however, that this performance is significant for the fact that I do not use my slide, which I usually do. I had put the slide in my pocket so I wouldn’t lose it, but then when it came time to play the song I’d forgotten where I put it, so I just winged it.
Here is how our show ended last night, and there was much rejoicing.
Here’s a video of me and Marc that I didn’t know existed. Yay.