It's been a while since I've written anything new. NYC was a kick to the gut, musically. I arrived with my dream album in tow, only to find that the only way to play live was to use session players at $100-200 a gig. I had 12 people on my last album. Do the math...
I created a mental musical block in my head. I didn't touch my guitar for a long time. I found solace playing drums in KiL, my punk band in NYC. But I finally got the old muse back and popped out a song. It was that same old feeling, trying desperately to write the lyrics flowing through my head, usually about 2 lines behind, before it evaporated into the ether. If I don't finish a song in like 20 minutes, I let it go. You can't force it. In the words of Donavan, it's like trying to catch the wind.
It's not my best, but it felt good to feel the rush of a song forcing it's way out again. I missed that.
It's on the Loosies page called Parked In Stillorgan.
I recently said good bye to New York City.
I'm gonna miss that town. I had a lot of fun and met some amazing people there. If you ever get the chance to live there, do it. You'll never regret it. It's everything people say it is and more. But, life goes on, and it's a great big world, so, onward and upward.
I landed in the wonderful city of Dublin, Ireland.
I've been wanting to live abroad for a long time, and all of the stars lined up just right for this move, so I took the leap.
I don't know that I'll be adding much more old content to this site since all of my stuff is now in some storage unit somewhere back in the states. But, I hope to meet up with some musicians here and have some brand new stuff to post as the days go on. There's a lot of music here, and great people as well.
To my friends around the US, you can always contact me here.
SKATE AND DESTROY
Just posted some amazing stuff my folks transferred from Super8 film. This is old school skating at it's best. Dig it!
The long awaited Negative Element re-issue 12" is out!
This really is a beautiful package from Alona's Dream records. This picture is of the limited edition run. I mean, c'mon. Banana yellow vinyl, a hand silk screened book cover (numbered, none the less!), with great cover graphics, and it comes with a patch, a button, stickers, a promo poster, and some vintage flyers as postcards. Also a great insert with tons of great pics and liner notes from the whole band. I think these may be sold out already, but the regular album on black vinyl is out and available all over. You just don't get all the goodies. It's also available on CD. Either way, I hadn't heard this restored recording in at least 30 years. This is from the same recording session that produced our track on the Meathouse comp. Listening to the test pressing was an amazing trip down memory lane.
If you're a fan, this is a nice addition to the collection.
Why people are still interested in this band is indeed a mystery to me.
But I have to admit... it makes an old man smile.
I posted a couple of choice pics from my trip to Philly to protest the DNC this summer. It turned out to be a real let down on so many levels, but hey, god bless the USA. Take a look here....DNC Protest.
Just posted a vid of a new song being born, well, not so new. But I didn't know I still had the footy, so it's kinda new to me, since I had completely forgotten this song. Catchy little number. I put it on the Loosies page. Give it a listen.
I just addded some live KiL videos from our most recent show.
Thanks to my brother Barry, I just posted some new E.C.A. tracks. They're from an old punk comp we were on called "Empty Skulls". It's a weird old comp. These are some weird tracks. circa 1984
I just posted an old recording of the time NEGATIVE ELEMENT ambushed a HS radio show. Good stuff.
I call it NEGATIVE ELEMENT vs WDGC. We managed to get ejected and banned from the station in less than 10 minutes.