Category Archives: Things my friends made

Adaptations to a Modern Age by Scott Steven Erickson

Adaptations to a Modern Age by Scott Steven Erickson

In the interest of disclosure, I sang in the background on some of the tracks on this album.
It is a fine album filled with many instruments, in motion.
It is unusual, like you. It has a song about bananas, which are filled with potassium, not unlike you.
Also, it has a beat and you can dance to it.
If this has not convinced you, you may listen below:

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“Bunny: Away from Home” by Richard F. Yates

Bunny: Away from Home” by Richard F. Yates

There is a bunny in the dark recesses of your soul.

Minty Rosa, Pretty Please

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Once it starts it never stops. The album is driving. No dead spots. There are very few perfect albums – albums like the first Ramones record, NoMeansNo’s Wrong, Rikk Agnew’s All by Myself – albums that inspire a desire to listen over and over again. Pretty Please by Minty Rosa is such an album. The voice is melodic and strong, punctuated with feeling. The music is punchy and heavy. An irresistible mixture of driving hard rhythm and melody, and at times slow and bluesy, the album manages to sound simultaneously vintage and modern. This is the second release from the band and the first full album. The production value is very high, the sound clear and powerful. The members of Minty Rosa have been playing for years in various bands in the northwest music scene and the experience shows clearly on this release.

True Stories of a Fictional Girl by Chelsea Baker

My friend Chelsea Baker has published the first of nine issues of her new comic “True Stories of a Fictional Girl” detailing her stint as a phone sex operator.

True Stories of a Fictional Girl by Chelsea Baker

True Stories of a Fictional Girl by Chelsea Baker

It is 20 pages long. It has a naughtiness factor of 2, on a strict scale of 1 to 2. A hard 2.  As it says, 18+.

Chelsea Baker is a graduate of The Evergreen State College and has a BA in Comics and Sequential Art. I checked this volume and everything seems in order.
She will probably sell you one.

Anomie by Scott Erickson

This is my friend Scott Erickson’s new video, Anomie, from his album Cobwebs & Constellations.

Family Resemblance by Richard F. Yates

Family Resemblance by Richard F. Yates