THE STARS ARE RIGHT! Today I unveil my guerrilla label and action propaganda division: WYRD WAR! Why does the world need yet another micro record label? To put it as simply as possible, I've been involved in a lot of great records over the years - and I'm proud of every single one - but until now I've never had the opportunity to create projects with absolutely no restraints and no compromises. WW will release only a few carefully selected records each year with an emphasis on the strange and the beautiful and the unsung. In other words, you will be gravely disappointed. And I will soon go down like Icarus in a blaze of commercially unsound decisions. In the meantime, I invite you to "follow" the WYRD WAR Facebook page, which is where I'll primarily be conducting business until I get around to creating a more viable platform. I don't do anything in half measure so you can bet your pretty ass I've got an arsenal of surprises up my sleeve. Strange days have found us indeed. FTW!
Monday, September 01, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
To all our friends at East End, which was fucked by fire early Monday morning, here's hoping you're back in business very soon.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I was planning on writing a little something today about how I hope the suicide of an immensely popular comedic millionaire might become the catalyst that finally compels society to meaningfully focus on our increasing mental health crisis and failing mental health system with personal anecdotes about the three homeless youth in Portland - all under 25 - who took their own lives this past year and were not the subject of retrospective blog posts or weepy memes but...did you know Kenton Station has Fearless Scottish Ale on tap for $2 during happy hour??? Don't worry. Be Happy.
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
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Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Goddamn! What a day in Portland! Thanks to Tim Goodyear and crew for putting together the Frankenstein Comic Book Swap. It turned out to be way more than a comic swap and I will definitely be at the next one! Special thanks to the Lauber Clan and Pork Army for making my day. Also, thanks to Greg Hamilton for bringing Thor and Rock'n'Roll Nightmare to town and the big screen! Fuckin' amazing.
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Monday, July 14, 2014
ACHTUNG, PORTLAND: I'll be signing copies of ENTARTETE KUNTS at this here comic book swap on Saturday July 19th from 3pm until 5pm at the East Portland Eagle Lodge located at 4904 SE Hawthorne. My main man Patrick Rosenkranz will also be on hand to sign copies of his new S. Clay Wilson retrospective, so arrive early. Fuck Amazon! Support your local underground artists!
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Monday, July 07, 2014
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Sunday, July 06, 2014
And THAT is how you do it, Portland! Photos swiped from various sources but mostly A.K. Wilson, Jaykenta Redwood and Jason Charles. Thanks to ALL the bands for deliverin' the goods, everyone at East End for busting their asses so we could take the streets by force, the underager ragers circle pitting outside the gates, the thrashers, the stagedivers, everyone who helped spread the word and everyone who came up and said hello while I was playing records. Fuck off to the pretenders who said it couldn't be done. I'm scratchin' peace symbols on your tombstones. UNTIL WE ROCK!
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Here's a short interview I just did with Pork Magazine to get you ready for the East End Block Party this Friday!
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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