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Music Blog

Congrats To Robin Rogers – 2009 Blues Blast Award Winner

I just wanted to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Robin Rogers on her recent win as best female artist in the 2009 Blues Blast Music Awards. And congrats, as well, to her husband, Tony Rogers, who’s an old friend of mine, and who also contributed a lot to what makes Robin’s music so note-worthy. It’s […]

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Gigs & Appearances Journal

Chickie’s Pub A Bust

I drove up to New Port Richey last night to perform with the Just In Time Band, only to find out that the venue, Chickie’s Pub, had double-booked the night. Know what that meant? We didn’t play. So, I turned around and came home. It was a 75 mile round trip for me, and I’d […]

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Gigs & Appearances

“Tush” Video by Systematic Chaos

Not the best performance we could imagine, but I’m tinkering with some video settings and conversions, so I thought I’d post this video on YouTube as a test of sorts. Check it out or don’t. Your choice.

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Main Blog

KISS Kicks Ass On David Letterman

Wow. Who would’ve ever thought it possible that Kiss would put out a song that I liked again? This song kicks ass. Yes, I know that’s not Ace Frehley or Peter Criss, even though those guys are wearing the make-up. Doesn’t matter. I like this song. Wish I’d seen this live – from what I […]

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Poetry

Shadows Are Not My Home

I laid my trust with a brother but he smiled and laid me low. I hid my pain from a mother She wailed that I treated her so. I knelt before a lover who lamented my selfish ways So I knelt before my maker that he might end my days. Words are trouble. Life is […]

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Journal The Book of Wic

So THAT’S Why I’m A Cynic…

“Cynicism is an unpleasant way of telling the truth.” – Lillian Hellman

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Militia Groups

Oath Keepers Say They’re on Patrol in Iraq. But For Whom?

Oath Keepers, the militia/“Patriot” extremist group made up of law enforcement officers, military personnel and veterans, has posted a photo on its site showing (it says) “an active duty Oath Keeper in Mosul, Iraq” wearing two Velcro-attached “tabs” or patches, one saying “Oath Keeper” and the other “Three percent.” The flag patch beneath them is […]

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Other Thorns

Oath Keepers: A Particularly Worrisome Example of the Patriot Revival

Oath Keepers, the military and police organization that was formed earlier this year and held its April muster on Lexington Green, may be a particularly worrisome example of the Patriot revival. Members vow to fulfill the oaths to the Constitution that they swore while in the military or law enforcement. “Our oath is to the […]

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Lyrics / Songs

The Fall of Anduan

[podcast]http://www.wicasta.com/music/mp3/anduan.mp3[/podcast] This was one of my other great experiments from the late 1980’s. This one was entirely improvised, recorded sometime in early 1989. The inspiration came from an event in a book I’ve tinkering on since I was in the 8th grade. Suffice it to say that in the book Anduan is the capital city […]

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Gigs & Appearances Journal

Looking Forward To Guavaween

Time is counting down to Systematic Chaos’ 2009 Guavaween Extravaganza. I’m psyched, to say the least. It’s going to be a blast. Maybe we didn’t get as much out the owner of the venue as we wanted (he basically offered us $50 and some Guavaween tickets by way of pissing on us). But what do […]

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