Aside from my increasing interest in vinyl, the following quote speaks to my now abandoned hobby of growing giant pumpkins, as well as my never to be abandoned writing of novels:

For the truly compulsive hobbyist, there comes a time when a collection gathers weight — metaphysical, existential weight. It becomes as much a source of anxiety as of joy.

Source: The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records


Lemmy on Sabbath

[Black] Sabbath were fucking great. They seemed dangerous, and basically, you want [your rock stars to seem like] dangerous people. If you read history, you don’t read about the fucking medieval agrarian reforms. You read about Attila the bloody Hun and the Norman conquest of Britain–something with swords in it. The subject of evil is obvious for rock and roll. Look at the news every night. That’s evil. We’re all just singing about it. We’re not scared of it.

– Lemmy Kilmister, Motorhead


IMG_0537Hi, all. Remember that radio show I recently prerecorded? Well here it comes.

I’m hosting an hour of songs related to FELLOW MORTALS tonight (2/4) at 11pm EST, with a replay this Saturday (2/9) at 8am EST. I’ll talk between songs and sound professionally stilted. The show will be streamed live here:


FSG’s Book Keeping has posted a descriptive playlist I wrote to accompany the show. You can read that here:

FELLOW MORTALS Playlist, with Notes