INTERVIEW: Solitary Son // Noisey

At the dawn of 2014, Solitary Son’s first homebrewed steps into solo music-making hit YouTube. They very quickly did the rounds of the hardcore scene before reaching the fringes of mainstream internet mockery. What I saw didn’t make me laugh. I just saw a person fearlessly expressing themselves in mind and body, an army of…

INTERVIEW: The Girl Who Played With Marc Jacobs // VICE

My journalism background differs from most in that I was trained in profiling with more or less the same handbook used by the FBI et al. It’s a very complimentary skillset to have: You become difficult to lie to and building genuine rapport with even the most adamant stone wall follows gradually. In the past…

FICTION: All Gone // 3:AM Magazine

Of all the things a writer can do, I find fiction to be the highest order of the discipline. It is demanding, thankless. It is trying to capture the interest of a void, whose eyes are many and whose eyes you can’t meet with your own. Every word must count for something or intentionally count…

INTERVIEW: Duo-RAW: Seven-Foot Disco Goblins // DNA, Noisey

Anything that elicits a majority black or white response fascinates me. Drag culture is one such thing. Rarely will you find someone indifferent to a made-up man in a nice dress. They will either be revolted or elated (or pretending to be revolted. There’s some interesting correspondence from married motorbike enthusiasts in my friend Domino Trixx‘s inbox)….

INTERVIEW: Steel Panther’s Michael Starr // FasterLouder

OK, I’ll go right back inside and whisper it: Still don’t get Steel Panther. To this day, their appeal eludes me. I kinda got the feeling they were marketed so rapaciously and dumbly everyone sort of felt obliged to say they liked them, which in turn meant many a quietly befuddled promoter just went: “Fuck,…

INTERVIEW: The Woman Who Owns The Sun Is Using Her Powers For Good // VICE

56-year-old Angeles Duran legally owns the sun. Yes, the whole thing. It’s hers, and it provides her with quite the solar-powered income stream. I know, left? I was skeptical at first too – but a little Spanish lady from a little Spanish village does not upgrade those living conditions to ‘big’ and ‘Italian’ and ‘villa’…

INTERVIEW: The Black Dahlia Murder’s Brian Eschbach // Blunt

I’d spent the morning talking to (now former) Arch Enemy vocalist Angela Gossow about her patented ganja breakfast drink, which she’d just eaten, glass and everything, and was totally fucking high. In the afternoon I buzzed The Black Dahlia Murder guitarist Brian Eschbach and I swear, this is not some convenient hallucination I had, when…

2015 En Review: Vice Best of the Year // VICE, Noisey

I go about my days not expecting jack shit from anyone or anything. This is not pessimism on my part, but centered and centre-of-the earth personal. I consider my existence an ouroboros: Cyclical, relativist, and sometimes uncomfortably prescient. Let live. Yes I’m a complicated nightmare do not ever go out with me for longer than…

EDITORIAL: Final Fantasy X’s War On Organised Religion // IGN

First thing’s worst: I don’t review entertaining things and stuff anymore, hey. I sort of decided it wasn’t up to me to quantify art like that. Who am I to tell anyone What’s good? Go have fun with what ya like. Life’s short, babe. In rejecting this model, though, I discovered a whole new way…

INTERVIEW: NOFX’s Fat Mike // Hysteria

Fat Mike is a purveyor of fine absurdity and so am I, which is why I ended up talking to him for an hour about how his wifey (dominatrix of some renown Soma Snakeoil) kicks his dick around in big shoes. The subject of music was not broached once and that was and is actually…