Rob Sonic from Bronx, New York, has released his years-in-the-making masterpiece, Alice in Thunderdome, on OK-47 Records. Thunderdome, dudes. Thunderdome. Mind-bending hip-hop here at its finest. The kind that makes you laugh out loud at times. Got my pre-ordered copy yesterday. Stoked it’s signed! Mike Daily
The new Skweeky Watahfawls/Johnny Ciggs/Fan Ran joint See us on the Dancefloor (Gritty City Records, 14 tracks) dropped yesterday: https://grittycityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/see-us-on-the-dancefloor Album dedicated “For Roy Christopher & Mike Daily”
I bought this coffee mug four years ago. It says: “write your own story.” That line makes more sense to me now than ever. I’ve been busy writing a novel, Moon Babes of Bicycle City. Over a dozen notebooks, journals and sketchbooks were filled with riffs and research soon to be shown on Instagram at http://instagram.com/moonbabesofbicyclecity — glimpses of what’s been going into the mix of fiction and non-fiction that is Moon Babes of Bicycle City (Spring 2015).
Mark Lewman has read completed chapters of the novel. He wrote: “Fractured fiction latent 80s reverse rollback full of BMX action. Phrases singing like snake bellies on summer pavement jive lofted via curled knuckles whitened on typer handles hot and sweaty. But wondering if by moon babe you meant: betty? This is good and weird Mike.” Ha. Thanks Lew!
My editor is Cameron Pierce at Portland’s Lazy Fascist Press. Cover art will feature illustrations by Marc McKee. I’m also collaborating with Joe Gruttola in New York to record Moon Babes of Bicycle City.
Note to Self (with Thanks to Rick Moliterno for the “Trick Tip”): Must get one of these "Breaking Rad" coffee mugs for the Trader Joe’s Limited Edition Peaberry from Java that’s been fueling my morning scribble jams: http://society6.com/product/breaking-rad_mug#27=199 Art by Chris Piascik at Society6.
No Handed Whiplash
BMX Cologne 2014