In Neil We Trust

Neil Robinson and Joseph
Neil Robinson by Joseph
Neil Robinson by Joseph
I had a terrific time talking to Neil Robinson of Nausea, Squat or Rot, Final Warning, Tribal War Records, ABC NO RIO, etc. yesterday at the Farmageddon veganic farm. Interviewer to go up early next week and it's frank and revealing. Neil's the best!

Posi Crew

Mark Andersen, Joseph, and Bull portrait by Karen Kirchhoff
Here's a bonus photo of Mark Andersen, the latest interview in the series, that also features me (left) and my brother Bull (right). The photo is by Karen Kirchhoff, who contributed four photos to the interview. This is one of my favorite interviews of the series (and I think it's the longest), so I hope you'll give it a listen and share your thoughts about it.

Site Issues Being Fixed

If you've seen a notice saying "This Site May Be Hacked," fear not. The issue -- minor as it was -- is in hand and being fixed. You'll have no issues with the site. I waited to put up the Mano Divina interview and some blog postings until this was sorted. Soon the notice will go away. In the meanwhile, please enjoy the site as you always have (or for the first time if you're new). Thanks to the great SEJ for taking care of this issue. 

I encourage you to share your thoughts about the site and the interviews with me. I'd love your feedback!

Extra Mano Divina For You

Mano Divina by Karen Kirchhoff
Mano Divina and Joseph in June 2015
Mano Divina and Joseph in June 2015

Here are some bonus shots of Mano Divina. The black-and-white shot is from Karen Kirchhoff's photoshoot. The two color shots are from the day of our interview. The interview just went live and it's a really great one. Give it a listen!

My Son, Now Gone

BBC and friends, early 2015.

R.I.P. to my "son," BBC the cat.

He was born in early 2001 (possibly very late 2000).

BBC was part of a colony of feral kittens who lived on my block in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. BBC and his sister OS were taken in to my rented home and soon moved to my house in the Roxborough neighborhood when I bought it in 2002. Socializing the siblings was a prolonged and involved process, but it worked out in the end. For 14.5 years we spent practically every day together since I've worked in my house the entire time. He was gentle and affectionate and quite delicate. On Monday morning he was struck ill and by early this morning he was dead, likely from a viral or bacteria infection. 

We will forever -- forever -- forever love and miss him.

MRR Online Part Two

The second and final "guide" to entering the L!F!P! project (along with some personal observations) is now up on the MaximumRockNRoll magazine website. This one was written by guest interviewer and former interview subject Stacey Finney. 

You can read it here.

The previous one, written by me, is here.

Thanks again to Grace Ambrose and Yoni Kroll for making this happen.


Karen Brings the Soul

Soul Glo by Karen Kirchhoff
Soul Glo by Karen Kirchhoff
Soul Glo with JAG by Karen Kirchhoff

Here are three more photos of Soul Glo by Karen Kirchhoff.

This was shot in my backyard.


Tea With Soul Glo

Soul Glo and JAG

I talked to two members of the young Philly HC band Soul Glo last night, Pierce Jordan and Ruben Polo. It was a conversation that went into some areas (race, the use of certain incendiary words, role models) that may prove to be rather provocative for some listeners. I'm curious to know what listeners think of it when it goes up. 

Karen did a shoot with the fellows last night, but here's a shot Hana took of the three of us before the interview. I am the rather small white person.

The MaximumRockNRoll Print Article

MRR #385 Article
MRR #385 Article
MRR #385 Article
MRR #385 Article
MRR #385 Article
MRR #385 Karen Kirchhoff Photos Two-Page Spread
MRR #385 Cover
Currently Reading: 
Days of Rage by Bryan Burrough
The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons
Today's Playlist: 
De Doden Hebben Het Goed by Wiegedood
The South Shore by Michael Vincent Waller
Varg & Björn by Murg

These photos are from MaximumRockNRoll magazine #385 (June 2015).

Sorry the photo of the two-page spread of Karen's photographs is a bit blurry.

Please pick up the issue for the real deal.