Back in the dark ages (the pre-Tumbr world), we used to receive A LOT of physical demos (CD/Cassette/LP/R2R/Cartridge/Glossy Band Photos), and this was our form rejection letter for virtually ALL of the submissions. Harsh sure, but honest and real. These days, we receive mostly SoundCloud and BandCamp submissions from the aspiring future Nirvanas, Shins, Mudhoney’s, and Bands of Horses of the world, and we just point them to this page, all of which feels much more impersonal than it used to, though much better on the natural environment in which we reside, I suppose. Anyway, as you were.
Much better than the rejections I’ve received.
Clever @RAN punking of @HersheysKisses over rainforest palm oil & orangutan continues with faux media warning about faux news release & tweet:
Jeff Beckham <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 4:03 PM
Subject: Hershey’s Hoaxed
Earlier today you received a falsified press…
Hang on to your wallet, resident hunters.
You’re fees are likely to go up, now that the pheasant population has plummeted.
Yes, plummeted. No way to sugar coat a drop of more than 50 percent - 64 percent, to be exact - in the bird count.
The dire back-channel reports on the August pheasant…
Let’s take more chances.
Wilco covers Pavement’s “Cut your hair”. Two great bands. One great cover.
SHOW PREVIEW: U.S. Royalty @ U Street Music Hall
Here in Washington, DC, we almost have it all, but we’re still missing one thing: the quintessential Washingtonian indie band. It seems we might have finally grasped that with the emergence of four-piece locals U.S. Royalty. Comprised of brothers John and Paul Thornley, as well as bassist Jacob Michael and drummer Luke Adams, these guys bring a sound that incorporates influences from all ends of the musical spectrum, from Fleetwood Mac to spaghetti-western composer Ennio Morricone. With stellar performances at SXSW and CMJ proudly on their repertoire, as well as a mention in a White House Press Conference by Press Secretary and fan Jay Carney, U.S. Royalty may finally be our Next Big Thing.
"Space is the place."
They changed our world.
Above is the trailer for my book, Psaurian: a novel of semi-intelligent design.
In Psaurian a drunken ex-military psychic stumbles into a ‘unifying conspiracy theory’ on a trip over the Grassy Knoll, through the Congo jungle to the desert outside of Las Vegas.
"Carr’s expository chops rival those of drugstore jockeys like Elmore Leonard, and his morbid sense of humor ranks right up there with Carl Hiaasen’s" — Washington DC City Paper