Hello everyone. A chill has descended on Houston, which means I can play drums in my heavy boots again and walk the avenues looking like a specter of punk past! Just a few notes to accompany the holidays. First I would like to thank Andres and Dolf at Trust, Germany’s lauded old school punk zine, for publishing my photo of Agent Orange in their Oct./Dec. issue!
Next, I published a mega-detailed, two-part interview with ladypunk icons Mydolls recently in the Houston Press, which you can read here.
Houston Press also just published my succinct, but savvy, interview with proto-punk, roots rocker, and singer-songwriter Peter Case of the Nerves and Plimsouls as well. You can read that here.
One of my photos snapped outside Tulsa, OK, graces the back cover of his new album HWY 62, and photos from that same road trip will also be included in an upcoming video culled from the album’s tunes. Here is a pic I clicked of Case just last week.
Both articles feature photos by me too.
I have also become a contributor to Razorcake, the well-respected not-for-profit DIY fanzine based out of Los Angeles, who will be publishing my interview with punk academic Daniel Makagon, author of a new book on house parties and DIY spaces, in the Spring. In the meantime, their website just published my interview with Bobby Sullivan, iconic singer of Soul Side, who just re-united for a smattering of intense shows across the country. To read the depthy, intriguing, and political-minded piece, please click here.
I just finished the third draft of my text about the Rockford, IL, underground music scene for Microcosm Press, so look for that sometime next Fall, and I also am awaiting the copy edits for my punk and politics book due out in early 2016 from Rowman and Littlefield. Here is a sneak peek of what I hope will be the cover!
Lastly, Dave Dictor, whose photo you can see on that front cover, and I have re-started our work on his memoir, which is almost done! And, hear the drum roll … Gary Floyd is visiting in Jan. 2016 to begin our next project: a collection of his lyrics!
So, stay safe, stay strong. Keep up the punk faith. Until next time, DE.