Steve Henn is a poet living in the Midwest. He’s more than that, though. He’s a father, a teacher, a Cubs fan, and someone looking for a connection in this world. He played drums in a Guided By Voices-influenced indie rock band at one point, but I don’t think Steve puts that on his business […]Read More Steve Henn’s ‘Guilty Prayer’
B.R. Yeager’s Negative Space lives up to its name. It’s a book that seeps of negativity; sadness, indifference, grief, and an insurmountable weight of hopelessness that I hope to never revisit any time soon. Please dear reader, don’t take this as a condemnation of Mr. Yeager’s tome of loss, psychedelia, nihilism, and destructive escapism. Take […]Read More Negative Space by B.R. Yeager
I used to read all the time. Sometimes I’d have two or three books going at the same time, jumping back and forth from Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen King, and Howard Zinn like I was some vernacular juggler in a literature tight wire act. Reading a book satiated a certain appetite in me that nothing else […]Read More Gimme Fiction
Musician and composer Adam Michael Kozak makes dark, poetic electronic music as Burial Grid. He’s based in Massachusetts and seems to have locked into the oldest part of this country’s Gothic and sometimes bleak origins. But hey, in order to get better we have to look our seedy, wicked past right in the face and […]Read More “Disorienting, Terrifying, and Deeply Somber”: Adam Michael Kozak Talks Scoring Novel ‘Negative Space’
I grew up reading MAD Magazine. My dad, before he became a dad, husband, and clock puncher for 50 years at the same printing company, was an aspiring artist. He’d even applied at the Art Institute of Indianapolis his senior year of high school and was accepted, but due to lack of funds he didn’t […]Read More What, Me Worry?
Not much to report here today. There’s lots of things simmering on low heat at the moment, getting all the flavors just right. It’ll be a big week next week, so tune in. Besides gorging my brain on the MCU at the cinema tomorrow, I’m going to take the weekend and deep dive into Blood […]Read More Blood & Guts & Soundtracks On Vinyl