TBWB interviewed by Carl Smith / Fresh Goose
A couple interesting items for you all today: first and foremost, I've recently conducted a discussion with local Austin artist and all-around good guy Carl Smith, which has been converted into an episode of his "Fresh Goose" podcast. It can be heard in its entirety here, and I'll also be adding it to my Soundcloud pages in due time. This is a rare opportunity to hear me actually having an organic conversation rather than reading a manifesto - nothing here is scripted, and there is previously undiscussed bio information galore, along with alighting on topics as diverse and seemingly unrelated as my primary contact with the Japanese noise underground, the Glitter movie, and comic dynamo Doug Stanhope.
"Global Ghettotech", take two
It seems like a number of my past articles from the intriguing Candian journal Vague Terrain have gone missing, and so I'm now making a concerted effort to place them on my personal website. I received a request from a professor at Bowdoin College to send along my 2010 article "What in The World is Global Ghettotech: Radical Riddims or Neo-Exotica?", and so that one has been fast-tracked to the front of that particular queue.
It's interesting how "current" much of that article still is, despite my having written it 7 years ago. I do have to add the caveat, though, that I'm effectively done with using Slavoj Žižek's writing to bolster any opinions of mine (largely, but not exclusively, owing to his plagiarism debacle of a couple years ago).
please don't forget to help out with my ongoing fundraiser if you can. Without funds to continue paying for housing, it's unlikely I will be able to stay in Austin and keep the creative ball rolling. The scenarios which will unfold after losing my home, of course, will be a lot more damaging in the long term and will involve much more serious consequences than just losing my ability to interface with an audience. More than any point in the past, I do need your help, so please take a look at the pitch page and see what you can do (and what I can offer in return).