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Jonesy the cat, familiar of Helen U., and me.
Currently Reading: 
A Different Kingdom by Paul Kearney
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Today's Playlist: 
Ossification by Officer!

Yesterday my friend Sarah, the creator and maintainer this site, added sound uploading options to the blog area of the site so that I may post Darren Finizio's voicemail messages to me (see below post). This got me thinking about other uses for uploading sound to the blog. My plan as it stands is to sometimes use the blog as an ancillary interview site. That is, on occasional I'll present shorter interviews that may fall outside the focus of this project or follow-up interviews with folks who were previously interviewed here but with whom I may wish to speak about something we missed or things that have occured since the "interview proper." Having the option to present interviews outside the main thrust of the project and without a series of portraits (though they will likely be accompanied by some images, albeit less formal than in the interview section) should provide content for you and will allow me to explore some areas of interest that previously couldn't be brought to the fore in L!F!P!

Darren Finizio: The Voicemail Messages

Currently Reading: 
A Different Kingdom by Paul Kearney
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Today's Playlist: 
Dead Unique by Officer!
Ossification by Officer!

When I called Darren today to tell him his interview/photos have gone live, he granted me permission to put up the three voicemail messages he left me earlier this month as we played phone tag. In each of these messages (edited together as one audio file) he sings me a song. Darren feels these messages are representative of the music he's making now, so they are, in effect, new and exclusive compositions. Enjoy!

Presented For You: Extra Darren!

Darren Finizio portrait by Karen Kirchhoff
Darren Finizio portrait by Karen Kirchhoff
Darren Finizio portrait by Karen Kirchhoff
Currently Reading: 
A Different Kingdom by Paul Kearney
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Today's Playlist: 
Dead Unique by Officer!
Ossification by Officer!
Sirio 2222 by Il Balletto di Bronzo
Vestnik Preispednji by Propast
Without Sinking by Hildur Gudnadottir

Here are more of Karen Kirchhoff's shots of Darren Finizio from our shoot/interview last night.

Karen's Photography Exhibit

Dan Yemin and Son
The Ladies of L!F!P!
Currently Reading: 
Shadrach In the Furnace by Robert Silverberg
The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
Today's Playlist: 
69 Année Mélodique by v/a
Episodes by Richard Soutar
Rock Salt & Nails by Steve Young
Tekeli-Li by The Great Old Ones
The Quest For the Vajra of Shadows by Rahu
The Three Transcendental Keys by Throne of Katarsis

If you live in the Philadelphia area and missed Karen Kirchhoff's photography exhibit opening at the Grindcore House last Friday, June 6, it remains free and open to the public for the next several weeks (or perhaps two entire months). Stop on by to see not only photographs that appear on this site, but alternate and new shots. Some of these new photos will make their way over to the site in the weeks ahead.

Here are two photos from that night. One is of Dan Yemin and his son and the other of (L-R): Helen U., Karen Kirchhoff, and Vicky K.

Also note: New interviews! An interview with John Finn of the Philly HC bands Legitimate Reason and Stepping Razor (conducted by Stacey Finney) is in the can and will go up soon (likely later today). I'm scheduled to interview one of Philly's most interesting characters this Monday. If all goes as I hope (it's a volatile situation), the interview along with photos of the subject by Karen will go up early next week. This should prove to be one of the most popular interviews of the series.

B Movies Radio Show Appearance

Currently Reading: 
Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome by Anthony Everitt
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Today's Playlist: 
All Our Own Work by Sandy Denny & The Strawbs
I Feel Lonely In My Town by Fon Klement
Mystic Males 2 by v/a
s/t by The Shivvers
s/t by The Voices of East Harlem
The Feral Wisdom by Wormlust
Thrones by Aurvandil

Last night I was a guest on the B Movies radio show/podcast. We discuss Exhumed Films, Diabolik DVD, L!F!P, a remake of the documentary Shoah, and my most peculiar high school experience (among other topics, some quite silly). If you'd like to give it a listen, it's here.

Or you can go here and click on the "Click Here" next to the Exhumed Films logo.

I am introduced about 16 minutes into the show and I'm interviewed for about the next 30 minutes.

Karen's Photography Show Now Has An Official Flyer...

The Official Show Flyer
Currently Reading: 
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Today's Playlist: 
Punk 45: Sick On You! One Way Spit! After the Love and Before the Revolution: Proto-Punk 1969-77 by v/a
Within the Vacuum of Infinity by Arizmenda

...and this is it!

Philadelphia Magazine Profile of Sean Agnew of R5 Productions

Hey, this is mentioned in the Press section of the site, but I want to draw your attention to it: The most recent issue of Philadelphia Magazine has a profile of past interview subject and all-around nice fellow Sean Agnew called "Profile: Where in the World Is Sean Agnew?" In the article (written by Malcolm Burnley, also a super guy), L!F!P! gets mentioned, some past interview subjects are mentioned and/or quoted (Tony Pointless, Dan Yemin), and I have a few quotes. Give it a read!

The link for the online version is below. For the rest of May and most of June it should be on newsstands.

http://www.phillymag.com/articles/profile-sean-agnew-r5-productions/

Vern's 40th Birthday Video - Part 1

Here's recent interviewee Vern Laird's 40th birthday party video - part 1. It premiered on May 19, 2014 at Tattooed Mom's in Philadelphia.

If you enjoyed the interview with Vern, you'll want to see him doing what he loves the most: skating!

The End of the L!F!P! T-Shirts

The L!F!P! T-Shirt...again
Currently Reading: 
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Today's Playlist: 
Heathen by Stillborn Fawn
Orient-Occident 1200-1700 by Jordi Savall/Hesperion XXI
Stranded In Aracadia by Mars Red Sky
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Gallery
Womb of Pestilence by Warloghe

I only have a few of these beastly babies left. If any remain come June 6, I'll be selling them off at Karen's photo opening. If you'd like one of these never-to-be-reprinted t-shirts, send me a message through the site and we'll work out the details to ship it out to you. They're $17 including USPS First Class postage via Pay Pal. They come with a special treat, too.

Dean + Me!

Dean Sabatino/Clean and Joseph by Karen Kirchhoff
Currently Reading: 
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Today's Playlist: 
Heathen by Stillborn Fawn
Orient-Occident 1200-1700 by Jordi Savall/Hesperion XXI
Stranded In Aracadia by Mars Red Sky
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Gallery

A photo by Karen Kirchhoff of Dean Sabatino aka Dean Clean of the band The Dead Milkmen and me from the interview we conducted last now (now up on the site).

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