Last night at the Crow&...

Last night at the Crow’s Nest at Ziggy’s

The night they drove old Ziggy's down: Breaking Season, Annandale and the Signature South Band became the last acts to play the Crow's Nest at Ziggy's last night. The Crow's Nest will be moving to the Gas in Winston-Salem in ...

Found Space Theatre

Found Space Theatre

Found Space Theatre in Greensboro performed William Inge's "The Apartment Complex", a series of six one-act plays dealing with suicide, murder, racism and addiction.

Elvisfest 2015

Elvisfest 2015

Some photos I took while doing sound at Elvisfest in Chapel Hill. The Raving Knaves also played.

HailSatanDarkLordoftheN...

HailSatanDarkLordoftheNight Fest

Lots of devilment at New York Pizza with Revolutionary Sweethearts, Damn Frank, Jack Carter, Daily Planet, John Kernodel lll and Vel Indica.

One night in Sanford

One night in Sanford

I don’t remember the exact date that I first walked into Don Cole’s Record Hut in Sanford, North Carolina. It was probably the spring or summer of 1984, less than two years after my family moved to the small town in the ...

Love is the drug

Love is the drug

In a world where love triangles are elevated to grand art, as in Eric Clapton’s “Layla”, it’s hard to figure out where grandiose romanticism ends and batshit crazy begins.

Richard Mao benefit sho...

Richard Mao benefit show

Amplifier ‘zine held a benefit concert for the family of Richard Mao, who was killed in a fire at a pawn shop in Greensboro. Acts included Other Minds, Ameriglow, Damn Frank and Bare the Traveler.

Kids Poetry Basketball

Kids Poetry Basketball

Kids Poetry Basketball is a literacy program founded by Clement Mallory (in yellow shirt, with kids). The held their championship game recently in Greensboro.

The sound of salesmen

Today was my first day attempting to sell insurance by myself, after I had finished most of my prescription deliveries. I stop at a convenience store to change into my “salesman” shirt, only to realize that the tie I’ve ...

Ampfest 2014

Ampfest 2014

Heart's Bonfire, Wolf's Mouth, Dante CK, Grant Livesay, Corporate Fandango and Black Squares/White Islands all performed at Ampfest 2014, the one-year celebration of Greenboro's "Amplifier" 'zine.

Phuzz Fest

Phuzz Fest

I took these photos at Phuzz Fest in Winston-Salem. Some were later used in a cover story for Triad City Beat

This Rock n’ Roll...

This Rock n’ Roll is Killing Me.

I remember my first gig. It was Halloween night 1987, 20 years to the day after the Stooges played their debut performance. My band Slow Funeral played on my back porch after our first choice of venue, the lead singer's ...

Selling out

Selling out

Tomorrow I go to insurance sales school for three days. This is something I have yet to wrap my head around. Of all the things I saw myself doing in my life, selling insurance wasn’t one of them. Then again, neither was ...

First Friday

First Friday

A selection of photos from First Friday in downtown Greensboro, an event for painters, musicians, poets and other artists.

Rock and Wrestling

Rock and Wrestling

Pro wrestlers-in-training strut their stuff while MurderAnn provides incidental music and between-match comic relief at a UIW event in Jamestown.

Jack Carter & the ...

Jack Carter & the Armory CD release show

Jack Carter & the Armory held the release show for their new CD, "Billy the Kid", at the Crown in downtown Greensboro. Other acts on the bill were Trouble and Totally Slow.

Insomnia

Insomnia

I should still be asleep. It’s 6:53 in the morning, and I woke up how many hours ago? Two, three? I don’t know. I’ve got a doctor’s appointment at 8:45 and after that it’s off the deliver prescriptions. I should be in bed, ...

The Rebel

The Rebel

I took a walk for the first time in a long time tonight, just a short one, down to the end of Lindley Park and back. I used to like walking; I’m not sure why I got out of the habit in the last year or so. Maintaining exercise ...

Don’t fear the re...

Don’t fear the reaper

I lost a patient today. Well, not really. She’s moving to an assisted living facility, and I won’t be delivering to her anymore. She’s been falling too much lately, she says, and can no longer live at the senior apartments in ...

Radio Reds, Dollar Sign...

Radio Reds, Dollar Signs, Ghost Foot, Wolves & Wolves

The show started at Guilford College in the Greenleaf Coffee Cooperative, but apparently Guilford College isn't as rock n' roll friendly as it was when I was doing sound at the Underground, because security showed up and shut ...

The Monkey Mind at Walk...

The Monkey Mind at Walker’s Bar

The Monkey Mind at Walker's Bar in Greensboro, just around the corner from my house. The place reminds me of the Mos Eisley cantina in "Star Wars"; I was standing next to the guy who came into my house a couple of months back ...

Before the Snow

Before the Snow

Some people are just assholes. Sometimes it’s their own fault and sometimes there are extenuating circumstances, but they’re still assholes.

The Accidental Rock Sta...

The Accidental Rock Star

I’ve never made much money playing music, so you can imagine my surprise when I received a 1099 from BMI saying I had earned 56.80 in royalties last year. You might also imagine my confusion, for while I’m registered with ...

My epic journey conclud...

My epic journey concludes

I’d already checked out the van last weekend, when Lowell and I went to look at it. Lowell is the formerly homeless mechanic who lives in the loft he built in our toolshed. Though he’s lived there for several years, I don’t ...

My hero’s journey

My hero’s journey

The worst thing about not having money is that every day becomes a series of epic struggles that would have Homer’s Ulysses shitting his britches and running for the hills, just one mind-blowing incidence of brain-frying ...

Running on empty

Running on empty

289… 190… 323… I’m counting up the daily mileages in my logbook as I prepare my taxes for the year. When I get through it will total over 49,000 business miles, a tally marked by milestones such as oil changes (one every ...

Amplifier zine release ...

Amplifier zine release party with Totally Slow and others

Went out to the release party for the sixth issue of Greensboro's "Amplifier" zine, with music provided by Totally Slow, Bare the Traveler, Wolf's Mouth and others. Didn't photograph all the acts; a guy performing music on a ...

Sugar Magnolia

It’s my post-Elvisfest ritual: I go back to the apartment I’m staying at and listen to the Grateful Dead’s “Sugar Magnolia”. The first time I stayed here it was on the Ipod that Chris had left to provide me with some ...