I Dream of Space Cat

 

Recently, I showed my art and submitted a last-minute entry into the Planet 9 Film Fest, I Dream of SpaceCat. The festival is appearing in Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The Detroit date did not go as planned. Well, the event got relocated three times and was scheduled as a matinee. A few of the bar regulars and the filmmakers themselves showed up. But, I think that was about it. Oh well. Maybe it will get played in the other cities. I dunno.

If you were unable to see this short video in the full context of the festival, maybe you would like to see it here. I doubt that I will ever commercially release it, as-is. Maybe elements will resurface in other projects, someday. It’s possible. Admittedly, it’s not a cinema masterpiece by any measure. But, all things considered, for what it is it turned out pretty good, I think.

 

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Machine Gun TV @ Gold Dollar (1997)

I saw these two perform at the Gold Dollar twenty years ago, today.
I could not find a single bit of information about them beyond their discography.
But, anyway, here is a link to their Discog page. Enjoy!

https://www.discogs.com/artist/233493-The-Machine-Gun-TV

Happy 9/11: New World Order Day!

Mike Nobody

happy 9-11 cake

Happy 9/11, or as we should now call it… NEW WORLD ORDER DAY!

The word “conspiracy” gets thrown around pejoratively, as if they never happen.

It is just what happens when self-interests converge.

The Koch Brothers, Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch, etc. are very brazen that they have lots of money and power, and want more of it!

Why should that be surprising?

Not every guy that has questions or a suspicion is crazy.

Although, not every wingnut in a tinfoil hat is on the level either.

Let’s keep it real, okay?

David Icke can keep his lizard people.

Maybe he had a bad acid trip once and never recovered.

I don’t know.

Alex Jones isn’t ALWAYS wrong.

But, the guy doesn’t do himself any favors, often making himself sound like a fool by some of his rhetoric.

The official story of 9/11 has too many plot holes, strange coincidences, and…

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Gear Geeked

Mike Nobody Bass 02 - Jaguar Urge Bass

I was going through my hard drive, looking at designs for new guitars and custom instruments. I didn’t know if anybody would care about this sort of thing, except other musicians… maybe. Of course, lacking any money, I build these things as opportunities come along. I can probably work on the cheaper ones for awhile.

I always liked the customized design of Jimmy Page’s Les Paul Guitars, with push-pull knobs enabling coil-tapping and phase-shifting. But, I like baritone guitars a lot, too. The first draft at my version went something like this:

NegativeM+ Mike Nobody Jimmy Page Les Paul Baritone Guitar

I kept making further refinements. Although Les Pauls have a nice tone, the original construction needs work. The headstocks are notorious for breaking easily. So, I changed it to a Zachary Guitars “samurai sword” style headstock. Also, I prefer guitar bodies with an offset waist, for comfort. So, I would keep the maple top mahogany body, just shape it more comfortably like a Fender Jazzmaster or Jaguar.

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I played around with different pickup configurations, different woods, a graphite reinforced neck, etc.. I gave a Fender Bass VI style body a try.

MIKE NOBODY GUITAR 3

Mike Nobody Bass - Bass VIMike Nobody Bass 02 - Bass VI

Then, I moved on to basses. I want to combine a Fender Jazz, Precision, and Rickenbacker style tones together. Maybe a Gibson Thunderbird. Maybe not. But, I know it would not sound like any of them if I tried to do that. A close approximation would be nice, though.

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It is possible that the only way around this is to build a different one for each specific tone. But, I thought about including Line 6 Variax Bass wiring hooked to a piezo pickup for variety. Not sure if it would work.

This is all out of my price range, for now. I considered having the body made, then adding parts as I go along. The neck is the most expensive piece. I don’t know to what degree solid graphite necks can be customized. Having a comfortable neck is very important. I think a “Soft V” contour is the right shape for me. But, I’m not sure. If a pro shop could work out details like that with me it would be extremely helpful.

Making experimental “noise machines” is a lot easier for me to put together on a low budget. The most common that I like making are basically stringed instruments built from scrap wood and junk.

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Anything that makes a sound is fair game, though.

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One thing that I thought about getting, for a long time, is a DJ rack case & table. It could store all sorts of effects, make room to operate small devices, and give me something to stand behind. But, they aren’t cheap. This is at the very bottom of my wishlist.

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So, there it is. That is just some of the things I’ve been working on, for a long time. I’ll probably build the noise machines sooner than the rest. It would great if I could scrape together enough money to do the basses / guitars, though. I’ll just continue doing what I’m doing until then.

Online Punk Rock Radio Stations

Punx In Solidarity

Hardcore Punk Rock Radio Stations Update

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ONLINE RADIO STREAMS

STREAM FINDER

http://streamfinder.com/

TUNEIN ONLINE RADIO
http://tunein.com/

WEB RADIO CENTRAL
http://www.webradiocentral.com/

ROCK RADIO

http://www.rockradio.com/

RADIO TUNA
http://radiotuna.com/

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PUNK ROCK STATIONS

WHATEVER 68 RADIO
http://www.whatever68radio.com/

STENCH RADIO
http://stenchradio.com//stream.php

UNDERGROUND SKANKING RADIO
http://skankingradio.blogspot.com/

GUTTER PUNK RADIO
http://www.gutterpun­kradio.com

CORE OF DESTRUCTION RADIO
http://www.coreofdestructionradio.com/

PUNK FM
http://www.punkfm.co.uk/

A-O-S RADIO
http://www.a-o-s.info

PODUNK RADIO
http://www.podunkradio.com/

ANARCHY OF SOUND

http://www.anarchyofsound.d­e

V103 ROCK RADIO
http://www.v103.net/

REAL PUNK RADIO
http://www.realpunkradio.co­m

POV RADIO
http://www.povradio.com/

Dancing Punker

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Zine Review: Wiseblood #37 The Cat-Sitting Issue

Sea Green Zines

Wiseblood 37

Wiseblood #37 The Cat-Sitting Issue
Fishspit
fuzzybunnyflatbunny@gmail.com

Sometimes you read a zine, and all you can do is experience it. Not think too much because it’s better for you to go along for the ride.

This is definitely one of those zines.

I received Wiseblood #37 (along with another) in a trade with Fishspit himself. After such charming short messages, how could I not be curious about a zine with this cover?

The content doesn’t disappoint from the cover expectation. Inside you’ll find three stream-of-consciousness style stories with a silly sort of humour that I think most people can appreciate. They remind me a little of Billy Connolly long, winding story humour (obviously less long and winding given the format).

I must know his cat-whisperer secrets. Haha.

I was a bit shocked a little at some of the content and language. It’s been a while since I’ve read anything that’s…

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Zine Review: Wiseblood #62

Sea Green Zines

wiseblood 62

Wiseblood 62
Fishspit
fuzzybunnyflatbunny@gmail.com

Today’s review is brought to you by an early morning run to the dental hospital for Wanderer’s emergency, followed by a very long day.

How much do you love this cover? I wish I’d had time to take a better photo, because it’s excellent.

Before I get into the content of this zine, I want to mention how cool it is to see a zine that is on issue 62. Last week I reviewed issue 37, and that was impressive in and of itself. But 62? I only just finished Don’t Call Me Cupcake 2.

The Wiseblood website says “A Zine Since 1984”. It’s strange and wonderful to think about how this zine series has been going longer than I have been alive.

Wowza.

Many zines on, and Fishspit still has a stream of consciousness style of writing that picks you up and carries…

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