Building It Again

So here we go again. This would simply be an opening salvo…whereas once this site was active and a part of my regular life, that was a long, long time ago now…what, two posts in the past three years. Thinking I can do better, especially as I’ve decided to make a concerted effort to move…

It’s a love/hate thing…now featuring GoatWhore!

I woke up this morning in San Francisco, stumbled to the coffeemaker and then to my desk…and after turning on the computer, I put on the latest release by GoatWhore, one of New Orleans finest metal bands and leaned back in my chair. Coffee was good, not chicory good, but certainly Peet’s good. I heard shouting…

Across the bow…

Best of luck to everyone in New Orleans over the next couple of days…in my thoughts. More to come… PJ Harvey -The Words that Maketh Murder   And she ain’t talking about Steve Newhouse killing the Times-Picayune. Have a nice day.

Today would be that day…westward.

By the time any of you read this, I will have left my comfy confines in the Midwest for a far more uncertain future on the West Coast…San Francisco to be exact. Got some money saved, a lot of social work experience, several contacts and possibilities and a 2nd job interview already scheduled for three…

Dear Chris Dodd of the MPAA…SOPA/PIPA NSFW version

Hey Chris… It’s me, Drake… Just letting you know I haven’t forgotten what a whore you are/were for your big buddies of capitalism, those corporate cronies idolized in your wistful wet dreams of power that left you swooning so hard, you just had to become one more pathetic lobbyist… A lobbyist…do the world a favor…

A little personal indulgence today…

So, about five years or so ago, I’m walking up Van Ness Ave in San Francisco a few blocks from my apartment and I come across this line for a show at the Regency Ballroom, stretched round the block, and I was fascinated by the mix of people – you had punks and metal types,…

Be back Monday…the trouble with the (personal) economy…

So, four months from now on March 1st of 2012, I am finally out of the Great White North and heading back to what I thought might be New Orleans. Would certainly make sense with all the writing I do on this site that this town is where my interests lie, and it is, but…