Last week when I sat down and saw the news that Robin Williams had died, my first thought was that it couldn’t be true. Obviously his…
On Putting on an Act for People
A few years ago, I decided to start talking to everyone as though they were available to me sexually.
PJ Harvey Tuesday #16: “Maniac”
Whether you’re a hardcore fan or a casual listener, PJ Harvey B-sides are a special treat. They’re like little time-traveling jewels—a new song to listen to, but, magically,…
An Interview with Biff Rose, Truly Weird Part of Music History
I first found out about Biff Rose a few years ago when my friend opened for him at a house show in Richmond, VA. He wrote the lovely “Fill Your Heart,” which David…
All the Advice I Can Think Of
The other day I got run off the highway by a truck and while it wasn’t really a big deal it did scare the shit out of me, and because I’m very maudlin this got me thinking I…
The Screams, the Screams: On my Brother’s Departure from the Bay Area
"He was never the same after the fire." An unquestionably factually true account of our co-founder Nate's move.
10 Things I’d Like to See in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
It’s time to start thinking about what might be in store for us Rocketheads (I’ve taken the liberty of naming Guardians of the Galaxy fandom Rocketheads, hope that’s cool)…
Pop Songs Illustrated: “03′ Bonnie & Clyde” by Jay-Z
A great Hov line, interpreted by Nate Waggoner.
PJ Harvey Tuesday #15: “Dress”
Like many of her early songs, it’s full of #misandry, which is made all the more delicious by the fact that all her bandmates are men.
Allen Ginsberg had to howl because too many of his pals were taking speed and suffering Blake-inspired hallucinations and I just watched a bunch of goons…
It’s the first week of junior year at Virginia Commonwealth University, and my roommates Evan and Collin and I are having an apartment-warming party. They are…
I know, I know: lately I only go in for apocalypse stories. I might partially even be considering this a new religion—is there anything else relevant, BESIDES…
Today we’re taking a moment of silence for our buddy Robin Williams who died yesterday.
Here is a collection of the best posts, which I don’t think will amount to some super-meaningful piece, but maybe I can get some kind of pretentious commentary out of it.
The Petrenkos were barbecuing people. They barbecued in sweaters and jeans, they barbecued in swimming trunks and bikini tops. The first clear weekend of the year,…