Just recently I caused a small stir due to a post on facebook in which I wrongfully accused people who don’t read and who only watch movies of being sloths. That was rather harsh, I know, and I apologize for my hasty words. But like I did mention in my follow-up comments, I meant only those people who say that they’d rather watch the movie than read the book. To me, that’s a crime beyond words. Continue reading
These 3 Poisons is a band that I hold near and dear to my heart. Residing in Orange County, NY, Alex, Brendan, Brian, Mike, and Ryan are guys you want to have a beer with (or ten beers) all the while getting the vibe that you’re on deck with raucous, yet refined pirates. And of course you want to pop in one of their CDs and rage until your limbs fall off. I’m serious. Combining metal, hardcore and rock, they have a sound that cannot be pinned under one musical genre.
The most recent show I attended was on April 30th with Senses Fail at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY. After taking an elbow to the jaw while in the mosh pit, I realized not only do I need to brush up on my windmill, but also that these guys induced a ferocity upon the crowd that could only come from masters. Take a listen to one of the tracks off their latest EP, Three Sides to a Story, Your Side and tell me you don’t feel it too. “Sweet Needle of Death” has got to be my favorite, but you need to hear them all to know for yourself. Check out These 3 Poisons’ website where you can find out where they’re playing next, how to purchase their albums, and, of course, to see their lovely mugs. (You can also check out my sister from another mister, Mama Poison, who takes the raddest shots of these swashbucklers) Yargh, matey!
I’ve known Brian Kenny for several years now, but what I did not know until recently was that he has a book out called Brian Kenny’s Witchcraft. His artwork can be described as nothing less than mystifying. His muse is obviously the occult, and his medium ink on paper, showcasing his love for shadow and light. You can find his work at Ward-Nasse Art Gallery and facebook . Preview and purchase Witchcraft and his other work, Horrors of the Abyss at Blurb.com