Next month should keep me pretty busy…and broke.
I haven’t been paid and I am already $200 in the hole.
Hey, I gotta eat and keep motor oil in the van if I go anywhere.
I need to see my doctor about this pain in my right hand.
I do not know if it is arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome.
But, I have been in constant pain for months and taking tons of painkillers daily.
Some days I can’t even move the sonofabitch.
He needs to refill my meds, too.
My van needs the transmission to be fixed, very badly, and the oil leak has resumed at full hemorrhage.
The first Island of Misfit Noise EP, Stone Soup & Mulligan Stew should be out soon.
I am wrapping up a few details and will be painting a cover for it, soon as I can get the materials.
I want to make up a bunch of buttons, magnets, and stickers to celebrate.
I also want to finally get myself a domain name and make this a legit website.
I want to re-establish my publishing company /label (Van By The River) and get hooked up with BMI and some distributors.
I am gonna record some new Mike Damn Nobody material.
This is my solo noise project.
So, if you enjoy artists like Merzbow, Masonna, Solmania, C.C.C.C., The Haters, etc. then it may be to your liking.
I want to rebuild a new-and-improved “Shitkit”, the “Not-So-ShitKit”
It will still be mostly composed of scrap metal and whatever junk I can find cheap or free.
But, I would like to add a Roland Octopad or Korg Wavedrum, maybe a nice brass piccolo snare, Lucite floor tom or bass drum.
Sometime this summer I would like to contact Mike Koontz, a local Michigan guitar luthier (one of the best in the country), to help me design a custom instrument or two.
I probably won’t have the funds to purchase it all at once.
So, I thought maybe he could help me work out the details in advance, so I don’t make a lot of costly mistakes.
Then, I could farm out each piece to a different manufacturer as I can afford it; a neck here, a body there, some electronics and hardware from this place or that.
After a few months, I should have all the necessary parts that I require.
Then, I could take them to the guy here in Michigan to assemble them and finish it up for me.
My live band, The Riverviews, is kind of in limbo right now.
I dunno what is going on with us.
I am focusing on home recording for the time being.
After I get a couple of songs done I may perform live again, with or without a band.
Maybe I am doomed to always be a solo artist.
I hope to produce more paintings and artwork too.
Maybe I can sell a few pieces and catch-up on my expenses.
Hey I can dream, can’t I?