My buddy Sean is back in the hospital and I think he could use some cheering up. I’ve had so many great times with Sean over the years–the albino necromancer’s guild, Doom LAN parties, rolling the plastic squirrel down the driveway, etc. He’s a good friend and I wish him a speedy recovery. So here’s some thoughtful silliness from Garfunkel and Oates.
I am fated to always be friends with at least one other Joe, just to make conversations with friends more difficult and confusing. Joe R. consistently promotes hobby boardgaming around central Vermont and I’ve had many great nights slaughtering zombies or placing workers in his basement. It seems appropriate to choose a guitar song to dedicate to Joe, so here’s some Sonny Landreth.
A bear of a man in every sense. I’ve known Hank since he was a lithe young dance instructor/college freshman. His physical form is more substantial now but I know he’s still a club kid at heart. ;) He’s a mighty prolific writer too, to the extent that I kind of envy him for it. This one’s for you, Hank.
Before the Internet it would have seemed super-weird to have a friend whose real name I don’t know. Norm (AKA Cat A. Strophea) is a video artist, psychotronic maven, and all ’round cool kitten. She also knows more about weird, bad movies than I ever will. That is NOT a compliment I give out lightly but it’s true: she puts me to shame. For her enjoyment I present the Horrorpops, a super-fun Scandinavian psychobilly band.
Suri: I can’t imagine life without you. Love you so much, hon! My music dedication for you is an old one from Ethiopian jazzman Mulatu Astatke, “Girl From Addis Abbaba.”
T-Dawg. T. Diddy. Fez-wearer, camper, game-master, ghostbuster, Whovian, woodchuck, Hufflepuff, man enough.
P.S.: I am guessing about Hufflepuff. It felt right.
This one’s for the metalhead, horror artist, loyal Joey, and all-around righteous chap known in our time as Dan Moran. (Please note that much of the art at the link is not safe for work. Not even a little bit.) I’ve been talking a lot about how much interesting metal is coming out of the rest of the world, but this is from good old ‘MURICA!! Enjoy some sludgy metal from Savannah, Georgia’s own Kylesa.