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
So, it looks like we’re going to be surviving this whole Mayan apocalypse thing. That’s good. I have a book coming out next year and I’d like to have the satisfaction of knowing it was actually released before the world ups and quits on me.
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to make an apocalypse playlist. I asked my friends to come up with suggestions, then put this together on Rdio. Sadly some of my friends’ awesome suggestions were not yet available on this platform, but hey. If you want to add to the playlist, either leave a comment or subscribe to it on Rdio. I’ve left it open for everyone to edit.
Sadly, I can’t embed the playlist, but click here or the image below to go to it.
Posted in Humor, Music, Poetry, Writing
Tagged Armageddon, Chas Hoppe, End of the World, Gold Wake Press, Gwar, Joshua Young, Mayan Apocalypse, Muse, Music, Nine Inch Nails, NoFX, playlist, Poetry, Prince, Rock, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Soundgarden, The Diegesis
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
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.
So today my band Anyway, Soon was reviewed in What’s Up! Magazine, which you can read here. I just wanted to share the news. It’s so rare to actually here stranger say anything about my music that I tend to get all giddy when something like this happens.
I’ve been taking more steps to solidify this group lately, including a more active share in writing and (finally) helping to look for shows. I promised I would do this when I finished grad school, so I’m happy to be making good on that. More importantly tough, I’m having more fun with the group now than I ever have during our short one-and-a-half year history. In my opinion, our new songs are much stronger than our old ones, and I can’t wait to have recordings for all of you to hear.
If you haven’t noticed, you can listen to my band on the sidebar, or you can go here to buy a copy(yay for shameless self promotion). If you want to make me more giddy, you can tell me what your favorite song is in the comments thread.
Here is how our show ended last night, and there was much rejoicing.
The pace of the 90s off has clearly slowed down, but here are the past two rounds:
“Disgruntled Christmas” by Local H
“I Want an Alien for Christmas” by Fountains of Wayne
Posted in 90s Off, Christmas, Collaborations, Music
Tagged 90s Off, Chas Hoppe, Christmas, Covers, Disgruntled Christmas, Local H, Music, Rock