I just wanted to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Robin Rogers on her recent win as best female artist in the 2009 Blues Blast Music Awards. And congrats, as well, to her husband, Tony Rogers, who’s an old friend of mine, and who also contributed a lot to what makes Robin’s music so note-worthy. It’s… Continue reading Congrats To Robin Rogers – 2009 Blues Blast Award Winner
I drove up to New Port Richey last night to perform with the Just In Time Band, only to find out that the venue, Chickie’s Pub, had double-booked the night. Know what that meant? We didn’t play. So, I turned around and came home. It was a 75 mile round trip for me, and I’d… Continue reading Chickie’s Pub A Bust
Not the best performance we could imagine, but I’m tinkering with some video settings and conversions, so I thought I’d post this video on YouTube as a test of sorts. Check it out or don’t. Your choice.
Wow. Who would’ve ever thought it possible that Kiss would put out a song that I liked again? This song kicks ass. Yes, I know that’s not Ace Frehley or Peter Criss, even though those guys are wearing the make-up. Doesn’t matter. I like this song. Wish I’d seen this live – from what I… Continue reading KISS Kicks Ass On David Letterman
I laid my trust with a brother but he smiled and laid me low. I hid my pain from a mother She wailed that I treated her so. I knelt before a lover who lamented my selfish ways So I knelt before my maker that he might end my days. Words are trouble. Life is… Continue reading Shadows Are Not My Home
“Cynicism is an unpleasant way of telling the truth.” – Lillian Hellman
Oath Keepers, the militia/“Patriot” extremist group made up of law enforcement officers, military personnel and veterans, has posted a photo on its site showing (it says) “an active duty Oath Keeper in Mosul, Iraq” wearing two Velcro-attached “tabs” or patches, one saying “Oath Keeper” and the other “Three percent.” The flag patch beneath them is… Continue reading Oath Keepers Say They’re on Patrol in Iraq. But For Whom?
Oath Keepers, the military and police organization that was formed earlier this year and held its April muster on Lexington Green, may be a particularly worrisome example of the Patriot revival. Members vow to fulfill the oaths to the Constitution that they swore while in the military or law enforcement. “Our oath is to the… Continue reading Oath Keepers: A Particularly Worrisome Example of the Patriot Revival
[podcast]http://www.wicasta.com/music/mp3/anduan.mp3[/podcast] This was one of my other great experiments from the late 1980’s. This one was entirely improvised, recorded sometime in early 1989. The inspiration came from an event in a book I’ve tinkering on since I was in the 8th grade. Suffice it to say that in the book Anduan is the capital city… Continue reading The Fall of Anduan
Time is counting down to Systematic Chaos’ 2009 Guavaween Extravaganza. I’m psyched, to say the least. It’s going to be a blast. Maybe we didn’t get as much out the owner of the venue as we wanted (he basically offered us $50 and some Guavaween tickets by way of pissing on us). But what do… Continue reading Looking Forward To Guavaween