Talking ‘Unknown Pleasures’ at 40

June 15 marks the 40th anniversary of Joy Division's first full-length LP, Unknown Pleasures, and today I was a guest on Indie617's Morning Glory with Michael Marotta to sit down and talk about it. The two of us discussed a variety of the record's aspects, from the iconic cover to the fresh and "futuristic" sound... Continue Reading →

‘There’s No Ending When We Die’

It was 1994 and the majority of my musical diet consisted of mostly everything my grandparents wouldn't be into. If it didn't involve a pit, encouragement to jump on and launch myself off a stage in a concert setting, I was likely spinning it less regularly. The songs that would emanate from my upstairs bedroom... Continue Reading →

Exit BlackBranch MC, Enter MickChrysalis

As of today, my new Twitter handle is @mickchrysalis. This puts the final nail in the Black Branch Moonlight/BlackBranchMC social media casket I've been using for years. I stopped feeling it long ago and kept with it out of habit, waiting to redo it with something that fit...better I suppose. So where did this one... Continue Reading →

Needs More Skulls [V.I]

One of the descriptors of this blog is, "Skulls." It's meant kind of tongue in cheek but kind of not. I get asked all the time, "What's the deal with you and skulls?" The answer is a pretty simple one. Basically, the skulls I have around and tattooed on me are a reminder of how... Continue Reading →

No, This is Not Normal

[Re-post from my Facebook dated 21 January 17] I’m ashamed for not speaking up in a public forum until now, but have decided to do something about it, hopefully beginning the slow march toward a bit of personal redemption. Typically I keep my political leanings close to the vest, choosing not to engage with anyone... Continue Reading →

69 to 99 Moving Finds: Part Five

I've never really had a nice car. Well, maybe that one '85 Camaro Z28 for a few weeks until I took it out for an accelerated spin down a winding road after a rainstorm and ended up flipping it, narrowly avoiding death...but that's a story for another post. But no, having had ten cars (ten!)... Continue Reading →

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