A while back, bored and laid up with a broken foot, I tried my throat at some low-key bedroom karaoke renditions of a couple of my favorite acoustic tracks by one of my favorite bands, the inimitable Clutch! Be disappointed below... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq6sbpc7to8 Bedroom Karaoke - Clutch's "Tight Like That" (Acoustic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZPmbe5MomE Bedroom Karaoke - Clutch's … Continue reading Bedroom Karaoke!
• • Digressed Mind has some new noise hitting the streets and interstreets! This next release marks a momentous occasion. Our first physical release to date! The excellent Transitional Void Records released this split with Pyewacket, a dark ambient project based out of the UK, on limited edition translucent purple cassette tapes. I'm pretty stoked … Continue reading Digressed Mind – Split With Pyewacket
Been a while coming, but I finally got one of my site pages updated and current! Terrible Melodies and Beautiful Things will be a running comprehensive document of my music and anti-music composition and recording efforts, largely explored through the lens of my solo harsh and experimental noise project Digressed Mind. You can navigate to … Continue reading Terrible Melodies and Beautiful Things
"Hey, Hank." "Hey buddy." "Been a weird one, huh?" "This? This ain't nothing." "I don't know whether to take comfort in that, or be fearful." "You're always fearful." "Yeah. I suppose. Don't mean it. But, yeah." "Why do you think that is?" "I should be asking you. Questions, I mean." "Don't deflect." "Well. I suppose. … Continue reading “The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer” – A Dialogue With Hank
I want to write. I want to document things. Show people things. Film. Photos. I want to. I dunno. Fucking leave something. Something out there some other piece of shit might find that opens something. Makes them think about or feel something they might not have otherwise. But then, at the end of the day, … Continue reading Oh, poor me…
I began a discussion with some online friends and acquaintances by asking for opinions related to art created by figures who have, for one reason or another, fallen on the wrong side of history, i.e. Richard Wagner, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, H.P. Lovecraft, T.S. Eliot, et cetera, and whether their work in light of what we know … Continue reading A Moral Quandary?
I spent the better part of the day today trying to run from the voices in my head, so I buried myself in clouds of medical marijuana and creative pursuits, and came out with a pretty shithouse music video for one of my favorite tracks made by the band for whom I do vocals. We're … Continue reading A Video With Music and Things
Title taken from SUMAC, "Thorn In The Lion's Paw" from the album The Deal Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us. -- William Golding September 14, 1953: On this day, William Golding submitted Strangers from Within to a publisher. The manuscript was rejected, but a month later a young editor picked it up from the reject pile. With … Continue reading In this wounded way, beast is born to wander crooked paths…
Title: Cage the Elephant, "Spiderhead" from the album Melophobia * Images by Christopher Ian MacFarlane Perhaps one of the times my head explodes, these spiders will come pouring out. There will be casualties. The truly hardy ones will scatter on remaining legs to those dark corners of existence where few would think to find shelter. … Continue reading It all works out in time (You may take my eyes, but baby I’m not blind…)
A significant portion of the American right wing population is perpetually calling for a return to the politics and economics of the Reagan era. I'm all for it. © Ryan Scott Sanders and Dharma and Belligerence: Mad Rants from a Free-Range Buddhist Hooligan, 2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission … Continue reading Reaganomics