Monday, January 21, 2013


It's been a little quiet over here at The Hedonist Jive of late, and that's not intentional. Just busy, is all. Maybe that's what happens when you're maniacally trying to run four blogs at the same time & have very little time for even one of 'em sometimes. Let me throw a few updates and promises your way, and I'll get back to posting soon once I can surmount the turgid miasma of daily existence and find some time to do so:

- Read a couple of books of late that I want to review for you: Max Hastings' "Inferno", and Michela Wrong's "In The Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo". One is a masterpiece, the other is not. Can you guess which is which?

- Oscar season! Get out your party dress! To that end, I saw "Zero Dark Thirty", "Lincoln" and "Take This Waltz" - in addition to other films I've already reviewed. I feel like I've seen all the ones I need to, and I'll let you know which ones you might wanna see soon, so you too can be ready for the big, big night.

- I posted a frothing, hard-n-heavy live show by the once-awesome WHITE ZOMBIE, live on my college radio show in May 1988, right here on my music blog/Tumblr Dynamite Hemorrhage. You can download it for free over there. Seriously, it's approaching Black Flag levels of searing-hard punk/metal, everything people say "St. Vitus" should have been and never were.

- Hoping to record another Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio podcast this week as well. You can download the previous four here.