Documenting the weirder and louder since 2007. Chicago is home base.
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*NEW PERK LEVEL FOR The World Underground* Custom built guitar cable from Rattlesnake Cable Company!! Alright folks, this one is heavy. Based in Missoula, Montana, they have donated two (2) 15’ custom built cables to this thing. Shipping is included. It will be custom built for you, on plug configuration, and color you are in need of. These things are the REAL DEAL. Heavy braided shielding. Amphenol plugs. Ultra heavy-duty. Super quiet. Guitar nerds, get on this. There are only TWO available. *International interest please contact me.* Huge thanks to H.D. GRIP IT.
Spending Thanksgiving on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning with Joey Running Crane. Drove through Glacier on the way in. Have a good day all.
The Fallacy (Xinxiang) recording with Yang Haisong
A little bit of home away from home last night. Good to be back at the VFW. Miss ya, Chicago. If you aren’t paying attention, Missoula, Montana has a music scene! It rules! It’s gnarly as hell! Get out here! We’ll book you cool shows. We’ve seen White Mystery like 3 times now! Others : get on that shit! John Bellows in a few weeks. STOKED. We’ll send that fellow on his way right, no doubt. See ya soon enough. <3
Denver. One more flight, and a 3 hour drive back to Missoula. Not quite sure what to say. It’s gonna be a few days. You sent me to China to try and capture a moment in time in their music scene, and I’m happy to say I did just that. 9 cities. Over 10,000 miles. Over 40 bands. 7 practice space sessions. Countless interviews. It went better than expected. I still have no idea how I just did that. I return, brain melted, a teary goodbye, totally busted financially, and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks to all who helped along the way. This happened because of you. I can barely walk or hold my arms up. Nothing was stolen. Only a few things broke, but in the end, it was perfect, especially for a mostly inexperienced one-man crew. I’ll have to run another fundraiser for editing costs, but I’ll wait until I defray total meltdown and hopefully jump back into my job soon. This thing needs to come out as soon as possible, and keep going. China, Hong Kong, new friends and allies…thank you. The World Underground lives, and it’s more important than I thought. Can’t wait to flesh this all out. Much more soon. Cheers.