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SOLITUDE, INERTIA, AND AUTUMNAL MELANCHOLY...

1 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments (S)llew la Wulf

This song has been doing the rounds on social media in the last month/few months... I heard the original version about a year ago maybe and liked it but this slowed down and reverbed version just does something completely different... I think, judgi...

Peace Masquerading As Boredom

24 Sep 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"How can anyone be happy when it's sunny every day?"  Pablo Smog   The neighbor kid came over last night to say goodbye before leaving town.  I call him a "kid" because I'm old enough to be his dad, but in fact he's in his mid-20s.  We're not great f...

The Last American Songwriter

15 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Is Fast Heart Mart the last American songwriter?  No.  Is he one of the last American songwriters?  I hope not. The answer to the question posed in the comment section of the documentary below, "why isn't Fast Heart Mart famous" is that a culture o...

Bad Americans

12 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

An interesting snapshot of the zeitgeist of the Bush years, when liberals were still interested in dissent and 9/11 truth, "Bad Americans" is from my 2008 album Blinded By Self-Righteous Degenerates.  At the time, it was still considered an indictmen...

American Ayatollahs & Artless Fundamentalism

5 Sep 2022 12 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I can't write about this topic anymore.  Not only because it makes me viscerally nervous and ill, but because to say it a thousand more times would be even more gratuitous than it already is.  The only reason I'm writing this is so I never have to wr...

Update: I Now Have an Album Available on Audius

30 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Great White Snark

In my last post, I wrote about Audius and mentioned that I'd be creating an account there. I've now done that. If you feel inclined to join, here's my invitation link. One thing that I wrote is that $AUDIO is an ERC20. That is actually incorrect. It'...

NEW Music Release - Play Me Like A JRPG by TrippyB3ats

29 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments amberbyers

The electronic musician TrippyB3ats released another new single titled "Play Me Like A JRPG" today and it's a great one! It's actually from their new album, which also released today, titled Game Over. You can listen to it on Web3 at Audius here. It'...

Mz. Independent: Earn Crypto for Your Music

28 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Great White Snark

A while ago, SoundCloud changed the content of its TOU/ToS. I was not happy with them, so deleted my content and account from their platform. About a year ago, I signed up with Band Camp. However, that's not ideal for two reasons:1. Although a lot of...

NEW Music Release - The Killer's Inside(s) by TrippyB3ats

21 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments amberbyers

Okay, I know this was supposed to be a book blog but I've decided it's whatever media form I want because I'm a multifaceted person. The electronic musician TrippyB3ats released their single "The Killer's Inside(s)" recently and it's a good one! It's...

Garage d'Or

18 Aug 2022 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Today is the 10-year anniversary of Garage d'Or, my distorted rock album.  Many of the songs were very old when they were recorded 10 years ago, but they never found a place on any of the other albums.  Tired of waiting, the songs started a mutiny, a...