Nor’easter photos

Hey gang …

A whole week without a post … geez!

We have been dealing with a ton of snow here in the Northeast, and I have been working crazy hours and trying to make the best of the weather.  Here are a handful of photos I took with my iPhone over the past week for your snow envy enjoyment, and while you’re wishing you were here, I will be working on my next post.

FYI … these photos were edited with Snapseed :)

Life Death And Other Famous Recipes – Whore

From my forthcoming book entitled, “Life Death And Other Famous Recipes.”  To find out more and sign up for the mailing list, click HERE.

Whore

Deranged puppets are we
Bloodied strings tangled on rotting thorns
We slit our wrists on empty prayers
To feed the whore with tainted blood

Seek and you shall find her
Legs spread wide
No fee
Only consequence

Her umbilical cord is a snake
Feeding off abandoned souls
Cremating their dreams

In her world
Angels dance with corpses
And heaven vomits up fallen stars

The night trembles in her presence

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Frequency Alchemy – Battleme

BattlemeI’m afraid to purchase this on vinyl for fear of wearing it out within a month!

I heard the song Touch from Battleme’s self titled debut album in 2012. Beside the fact that this was the most original work I had heard in a long time, I was equally impressed that one man, Matt Drenik, played, recorded and produced everything on his own.

A contributing member to LA’s The Forest Rangers featuring Katey Sagal and Bob Thiele, Matt Drenik’s music can also be heard on FX’s Sons of Anarchy and NBC’s Chuck.

On Oct 8, 2013 Battleme released a 4 song EP titled “Weight on the Brain” via El Camino comprised of tracks from the upcoming full length, Future Runs Magnetic, due out this month. Portland’s Zach Richards and Eric Johnston join Drenik to make up the rhythm section, creating a harder, but still vocally driven sound.

I’m afraid to purchase this on vinyl for fear of wearing it out within a month!

I foresee a successful future for Battleme, and suggest you give them a listen. You can check them out on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and the band homepage.