Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This is a song that I sang

I wrote and recorded this a couple years ago, then recently re-recorded it at Bearhead Studios just for fun. This time we had live drums (Ken French) and badass guitar (Jared McSharry) instead of....whatever the hell I used on my solo version.

Thanks Steven Aguilar of Bearhead for his time and skillz. Hopefully this song will appear in some form on a future Moon Colony or Tallest Building In the World album.

The video is just for something to look at. It's my fucking hands in front of a webcam. Don't expect anything to happen.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This is a book that I wrote.

Hot off the British presses.

Fuck. Yes.

Oh and apparently you can pre-order the US version on Amazon already!

Maybe if the US publisher starts seeing a wave of pre-orders, they'll feel confident enough to let us have a jacket as cool as the British one...?


Saturday, September 11, 2010


I have just noticed something. I'm not sure if it's an accent, a result of genetics, or something more affected, but there is a distinctive male speaking style that I keep hearing lately. Actor Paul Walker has it. The guy who played Kirk's father in the new Star Trek has it. This guy hitting on this girl in this coffee shop I'm in has it. What is it?

Here's a couple videos to show you what I'm talking about:

For the moment, until further research can shed light on the condition, let's call it Douchevoice. I'm pretty sure we've all met someone who talks this way. The voice seems to be intentionally deepened, as if their normal speaking voice is too thin so they're forcing the timbre lower, further down into the throat than it naturally wants to go in order to sound manlier, which results in a weird, hollow, "I have a cold" sound. Douchevoice is also usually accompanied by a slightly southern, vaguely African American drawl.

I have no further points. Just another curiosity. But if you catch your friends developing this affected toughguy dialect, be sure to point out to them that they're speaking in Douchevoice, and help them return their speech to normal before they're lost forever in a downward spiral of doucheyness and end up dying alone on a spaceship being blown up by Romulans from the future.