T.C. was a long-time scene maker in Anchorage, with his impeccable style and 50s and 60s-infused rock and roll. All driven by his ever-present Rickenbacker. Never one to mince words, he had a lot to say about local music history when we caught up via email a while back. He's been living in Columbus, Ohio… Continue reading The Decline of Northern Civilization: T.C. Ottinger
(This is an ongoing interview series about the alternative / punk music scene in Anchorage and its attendant culture, from the 80s through the 00s.) Jenn held down the punk rock fort in Anchorage from 2002-2006 with her zine AK INK. Local music live reviews, attitude, beer reviews? The local music scene needed an infusion… Continue reading The Decline of Northern Civilization: Jenn Gray of AK INK
I’ve known Laura for many years, via literary adventures, and have long been fascinated by her work. Laura, I’d like to welcome you as the very first poet in the Twenty-Four Hours Poetry + Interview chapbook series, which I'm publishing in June. Thank you! So, to start, I want to talk about your literary magazine,… Continue reading LAURA PAGE (Interview by Josh Medsker)
The first time I heard Lou Reed was in high school. It was 1990, and I was at this girl Rhonda’s house. Rhonda and I were on her bed, and I was wiggling my way up onto her, with one hand behind her head, and the other one fumbling to get the top button of… Continue reading Me and Lou (and Rhonda)
I first became aware of the Eagles when I was around ten years old. It was 1983, I was just beginning to listen to music, and generally, my tastes were quite diverse. My sister and I particularly liked their live version of Steve Young’s “Seven Bridges Road” from their Greatest Hits Vol. 2, and would… Continue reading I Love The Eagles! There, I Said It.
My god... I've written and re-written this so many times. Haha! I started to write a post about "the state of literature in 2019" and "why we consume literature in this digital age" and it was just too big of a topic. So, I'm going small. I have this habit, you might have it too...… Continue reading Controlled Chaos: What I’m Reading Now
I need to bring something very important to your attention. Snack food cannibalism. The taboo of cannibalism is well-established in cultures across the world. There are forces at work which are trying to dismantle this ages-old social more, using our snacks to normalize this repellent, barbaric behavior. I for one, need to speak my mind.… Continue reading Snacks on Snacks on Snacks – Guest Column by Tony Metz