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!
I was extremely saddened to hear about Poly Styrene's death a few months ago. She was always one of my favorites... didn't stick to the punk formula. And she certainly was unique in the late 70s London punk scene, being one of the few black women around ('cept maybe Pauline from The Selecter). I got… Continue reading Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex
This piece will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first thing I wrote that I got paid for, launching me on my first (albeit short-lived) career. All thanks goes to Robert Meyerowitz for taking a chance on me. And Mark and Gretchen Fitz for letting me crash in their spare… Continue reading SEMI-VISIBLE HANK: Punk Icon Eludes Dogged Interviewer
In preparation for the unveiling of GEEZERS OF PUNK SPECTACTULAR (PART DEUX), the massive gathering of interviews with "punkers of a certain age" I've done for my zine / small press, Twenty-Four Hours, over the last decade or so, here's an article I wrote in 1999/2000 for a fanzine I'm quite fond of. Please excuse… Continue reading The Day of The Damned
This one was pretty fuckin' cool. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graveyard_poets What is this? Every day I write a poem based on that day’s entry from the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. For more info about joining Medskerpedia, or to chat about it, email me!