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 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.
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
What I remember most is the giant hill covered in black ice and trying to climb it, wearing Doc Martens, supporting myself by grabbing onto side windows of cars on my way up to the liquor store. It was New Year’s Eve in Alaska—going into 1997 and I was at a party. I came with… Continue reading Born to Lose
Hey everyone! Brooklyn punk band RADIAC is using some of my CrassPoems for lyrics to their new work! And they feature longtime Joshmedsker collaborator Kevin Fitzgerald on vokills! Stay tuned right here for some musical updates and downloads! -JM
Hey Medskerians! Check out this sweet interview Trish Hopkinson just did with me, for the Disappearing Poems Project!