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|Posted by Soda on May 24, 2021 at 11:20 PM|
Finally! My Winter project has been realized. I'm very excited to tell youz that I have placed New York's very first Free Blockbuster! I repurposed/upcycled an old newspaper dispenser that was abandoned on the highway, and tada, a Free Blockbuster was born. Huge thanks to Jack Jack's Coffee in Babylon Village Long Island NY. This is the perfect place for the box, It's free to the community and I know will be a big hit. Thanks to Free Blockbuster for the guidance. As a physical media nerd this seemed like such an obvious move for me. Jack Jack's is full of delicious food and drink and are vegan and vegetarian friendly. The owner Michael was such a good sport and fully embraced this idea. I'm so grateful for open minded places like this who cater to all things indie...art, music and beyond. Make it a Blockbuster night! Tea and a movie at Jack Jack's Coffee House. I also threw some of my albums in there, go grab 'em!
|Posted by Soda on January 4, 2021 at 1:50 PM|
Hey everyone, hope all is well. Happy New Year. 2020 is finally behind us, thankfully. I've made a few basic updates to the site today. No big deal. I am also quietly and privately working on a few things, that when the times comes, I will be happy to mention. I am taking my time. Hope to see you all soon and hoping the world heals itself very soon. xo
|Posted by Soda on October 5, 2020 at 7:50 PM|
Hell-o! Wouldn't it be great timing to be on a horrorcentric podcast? Well...I was! It was great to be asked to nerd out with, well...some other nerds about movies and horror and some cheeseball goodness. The topic was "Unpopular Opinions", and oh boy, we sure have them. Thanks so much to the SPOOKY DOINGS Podcast for casting the line, I had fun talking wit chooz. SO...You wanna hear it, don't ya? Fret not! Click away. And don't forget to share!
|Posted by Soda on September 8, 2020 at 9:20 PM|
Seeking bassist for new project. Long Island based. Indie/Alt/Experimental. Rehearsals on LI, Thurs and/or Fri nights 7pm-? Everything is lining up. This year has been a struggle but I have fought to build this band and have two incredible gentlemen at my side, we just need our last piece. Rehearsals are clean and safe and cheap. We are thrilled with the material and basically have our first record written.
Influences include: Mineral, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Ours, The Police, Nirvana...
We have been approaching this with open and positive attitudes. No pressure. Judgement free zone. But we do have goals and need a responsible team player. Please inquire. We look forward to meeting you.
Email: [email protected] for more information.
|Posted by Soda on May 22, 2020 at 11:15 PM|
Tomorrow (Saturday 5/23) I will be on "Unlikely Places Pop Rock Radio" discussing some of my older songs with host Vinyl Man Jebb. The show is almost 3 hours long, my short feature is in the middle. If you feel like checking it out, the link is below. 7:30PM EST. xxx
|Posted by Soda on May 5, 2020 at 6:45 PM|
Hi friends. Hope you're all doing good! I wanted to tell you about this cool project I'm involved in for the next week or so. I am honored to be partnering up with Leesta Vall Sound Recordings for their Shut-In Sessions. I've always wanted to release a vinyl and now I have the opportunity because of this great project.
Here is some info: Each record will contain a one-of-a-kind live song JUST FOR YOU. I will begin all songs with a message directly to you. NO other copies of YOUR record will be cut. It is 100% one-of-a-kind.
You will see on my preorder campaign that I have 6 original songs for you to choose from. I picked 2 old, 2 new and 2 middle of the road. We have all had to be very creative during this time about how we run our lives, and this is just such a cool idea. Every order will be a different recording and message. Even if someone picks the same song, it will be a different version. Raw and urgent and very simply recorded in my home. NOTHING fancy, just a snapshot of survival. I can't wait for you to participate so I can make these for YOU. Thank you and I appreciate it.
Here is the preorder link. It will go off sale next Monday the 11th at which time I will do your songs, send them over to Leesta Vall Sound Recordings and then they will get YOUR record to you!
|Posted by Soda on April 3, 2020 at 3:50 PM|
Much needed incredible news in the mail today! NOX CULT has made it onto the first Road Rat Records compilation that came out last Friday! What an honor and what a way TO honor that bands little legacy. Our song "Elephant" from our FUCKING LIVE EP release is track 15 smashed in with a bunch of other kick ass punk, metal, hardcore and alternative artists. Check it out! THANK YOU ROAD RAT RECORDS.
|Posted by Soda on February 14, 2020 at 5:05 AM|
Happy Valentine’s Day! I have a new solo EP out today, surprise! It is a collection of live performances from my time on Ambush Radio. This would not have been possible without them. It is an exclusive Bandcamp only digital release and is free/name your price. All you have to do is click the link and go DL. The final product is one that truly captured the essence of my time there. No BS or tweaking involved. Please check it out and share it along. I’m happy to have something new, musically, to offer you. Thanks.
|Posted by Soda on February 4, 2020 at 5:05 PM|
Just heard from Ambush Radio that they are rerunning my show from a couple of weeks ago. So if you missed it catch one or listen again. So good! Thanks to Ambush and Guerrilla and to you if ya tune in! Kiss and tell a friend. xxx
|Posted by Soda on February 3, 2020 at 8:35 PM|
Excited to announce that a bunch of my digital art and photos are being showcased in Babylon Village for the month of February. Thanks so much to Babylon Village Arts Council. It is an honor. If anyone wants to view, it is in the lobby of Sterling National Bank. Here are some photos below (sorry for any glare)
|Posted by Soda on January 22, 2020 at 8:05 PM|
THIS Thursday night at 8PM! I will be performing NEW songs coupled with a deep interview on Ambush Radio - I'm also curating their playlist! Please tune in. I haven't given you new music or played for you in far too long.
|Posted by Soda on January 9, 2020 at 7:20 PM|
So, continuing the whole 2020 makeover...I have updated the merch section. You will find there some items that have been around for a while, some items that no longer exist, a few new/updated bundles and some really cool "new" old stock on sale for the first time ever on my website. Thanks for checking stuff out if you do and of course mega thanks if you spend any of your hard earned money on anything while you are here.
|Posted by Soda on January 6, 2020 at 11:50 PM|
Greetings Earthlings. I am currently working on giving my site a bit of a makeover for 2020. Initially I used to redo it EVERY year on New Years Day, but over the last few years I sort of let it stay the way it was. For me it was neat and concise and looked good, so...I just let it be. BUT now with it being 2020, a new look is a must. So, I'm hours into going crazy in revamping and hoping for the light at the end of the tunnel, cause honestly...it's a pain in the ass. Most everything I do is DIY...So, HAPPY NEW YEAR, let's rock!
|Posted by Soda on December 17, 2019 at 9:05 PM|
Check out this great Podcast I did tonight with Dave Fox and Arthur Roberts (both former Posies members) We had a quick chat with Hosts Jebb and Tyler for their "Jebb and Green Cast" - We discussed music, future collaborations and shared a few quick stories. This one won't take you more than 15 minutes. So lend an ear and share. There are also a bunch of other great episodes these guys have done. So please hit up YouTube and get into the JEBB AND GREEN CAST. The episode from tonight is called, "Your Friend Jebb Special Episode". Was a pleasure. Thanks to all the guys.
|Posted by Soda on October 28, 2019 at 11:45 AM|
Saturday, October 26th was the 9 year anniversary of my mighty Mother's passing. As if the day wasn't already historical enough for me I awoke to the shocking news that my friend, former Nox Cult bandmate and often Music-Survival-Guide co-host Ronnie "Monkey"...had left us. This news being even more earth-shaking as just Thursday night we went to his home with our Daughter and celebrated Halloween with his wife and kids, ate junkfood and watched The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was one of those perfect and simple moments we all take for granted. It is a moment I will now thank God for the rest of my life I was given as less than 40 hours later, he was gone. As a bandmate and professional partner he was not an easy man to work with, but, what I can tell you is that he could play everything effortlessly and was the best drummer I ever had. He knew his way around every piece of gear he touched and truly was masterful. When not doing music he worked for his Dad's company and maintained a ferocious work ethic we would all envy while providing for his wife and two children. Now, my heart aches for them. This is the fourth band member I have lost in my time making music, and I hate it. I lit a candle for them and my Mother. People...please understand that this life is a gift and nothing with it is certain. Make amends, make peace and try for happiness. I will do the same.