Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bringin' It All Back Home

Isn't she lovely? Cabinet aside, which was a gift, the rig is all mine. And every last bit was earned via writing.

I'm ink-stained again, friends.

I know it doesn't look like it, but this is supposed to be me hard at work.
Many of you know this already, if you're a Facebook friend or Twitter follower. But my rock journalist side has been fully reactivated. I'm back with the paper that, alongside Alternative Press, was my home in the '90s, The Austin Chronicle. I've been pumping out a hellacious amount of work there over the last month, which I'll link you to if you haven't seen it:

"Do I know this guy?" Chief True Believer Alejandro Escovedo and I, Feb. 2013 (pic: Todd Wolfson)

One Big Guitar - a big feature on the return of beloved Austin rock 'n' roll institution the True Believers.

"Do I know this guy?" Iggy And The Stooges guitar hero James Williamson visits after their SXSW set. (pic: Pokechoppums)
Blog on Iggy And The Stooges' return to SXSW, plus my review of their showcase, which I rate as one of the greatest gigs I've seen, and I feel my review is some of the best writing I've done.

Interviews with The Specials and Kid Congo Powers.

Reviews of showcases by The EnemyBilly Joe Shaver and Alejandro Escovedo

In addition, my work at Rock 'n' Roll Dating continues apace, with this recent chat with the great Mike Watt

Be prepared for tons more writing, radio, and rockin' in the coming months. Yes, you read correctly: Rockin'. The appearance of that rig above means I shall soon be reforming The Hormones with a new lineup, and be back to rockin' a punk rock pisshole near you. Stay tuned.

"Do I know this chord?" Okay, I know - the joke's getting old now....  (pic: Michael Adams)
Meantime, check out this interview Chuck at Apathy Trend did with me! Damn, if that boy knows how to ask a great question. doesn't he?

Oh, yeah. And Happy Easter....

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Whoa! New "RADIO NAPALM" Podcast up at Mixcloud, and I didn't tell you?!

Damn! What kinda self-promoting jerk AM I?! Letting THAT slip by?! Anyway, "RADIO NAPALM" Podcast # 2 has been up at Mixcloud since last Thursday, and it's a doozy! Great music by Buzzcocks, Complaints, The Strypes, The Troggs, early Rolling Stones, and more! Plus Ed The Engineer and Scooter and I are up to our usual hijynx, and my old station manager Woody buys out Mixcloud just to annoy me in his inimitable fashion! So, what are you waiting for? Hop on it! Click the link and RAWK!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

"RADIO NAPALM" is back on the air NOW(!!!) at Mixcloud Radio!!!

Irregulars, it's been a long time comin', but WE'RE BACK! Me, Scooter, and Ed The Engineer have just reopened The Garage at Mixcloud Radio! We're dishing up all the echo, screamin', classic commercials and jingles, and even some raw rock 'n' roll for ya! We're serving you heapin' helpin's of The Hangmen, OFF!, School Jerks, Night Of Treason, Muddy Waters, Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers, The Enemy, and scads more from across 50 years of punk rock history! And it's all right here! Click the link below, open your speakers wide, and rejoice - Punk Boss Radio is BACK!! Can your heart STAND IT?!!