Friday Night Track: “White Keys” – Chilly Gonzales

Hey, remember when I said I was going to blog once a week? Well clearly I didn’t stick true to that resolution, but have excuses and I still have other resolutions, so for the time being I’m posting a Friday Night Track. It’s also not even Friday night but it IS Friday morning so I’m not even messing up my post concept here. It’s all okay. I like to mention...

Friday Night Track: “Everyday Is Halloween” – Ministry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXtX9u7_6F8

So it’s technically Saturday but I stayed awake trying to write during the last couple hours of my Friday and I stayed awake through Friday night so it’s still technically Friday in my POV. This song came out three years before I was born, in 1984. I know I need to listen to more Ministry, but when I listen to this song I just get so overwhelmed by how good...

Playlist: Better Places

Like a lot of writers, I try to make playlists for the stories I write while writing them. Sometimes the music I listen to doesn’t quite jive with the theme I have going, so some songs get nixed and replaced with other songs I’ve I’ve written/edited/published said story. Not all stories end up with real playlists, but every so often I end up with a tale that also gets a...

Seriously, Fuck November

It’s probably just the whole daylight savings curse of darkness, but November always beats the shit out of me. Like seriously destroys the caving walls that hold my soul together. It’s probably just because I’m a retail worker facing the impending doom of a first world capitalist Christmas, but November is basically that time of year where my sanity tries to hibernate from the threat of imploding on itself. It’s...

"Blue Hawaii" Playlist

What good is a story without a playlist? Playlists are fun, and hipster-inspired, so why the hell not? Although Blue Hawaii doesn’t take place in Hawaii, I wanted to try to portray that limitless feeling of a tropical vacation mixed with the angst that comes with the decline of cocaine addiction. The good and the bad. Tragedy and comedy, which is the overall theme of Nova Parade. The anthology comes...