Hey everyone. Hope all is well for you.
I am doing ok. Ready for the weather to get warm and stay warm for a while.
Hanging out at my record store right now, hopefully will get called back to my construction job soon. My daughter is great, way smarter and cooler than me.
Cloud Rat has been busy getting our recordings all finished up, and they are now done. All we need to do now is round up some artwork! We recorded 11 new songs, two of which are going on the Xtra Vomit split LP (along with the 6 tracks from the cassette), five of the tracks are going on the Oily Menace/Wolbachia/Cloud Rat split LP (both LPs are being put out through IFB Records, the best folks ever), one is going on a Midwestern Decline cassette compilation (though we will probably eventually use it again on something), and the other three are being kept for the time being, probably to be put on another comp of some sort...
There are some exciting things happening, but I don't want to speak to soon. So we will wait and see what pans out.
I'm starting to get the tour bug again. We will probably start booking soon for a late summer tour, most likely an east coast extravaganza.
Ugghhhh. I'm just really tired of hearing about budget cuts on everything that affects us lower and middle class folks. Education? Fuck it. Health? Fuck it. Unbiased free news sources? Fuck em. Collective bargaining rights? Psh. Permanent tax cuts for the wealthy? Awesome. Huge military budget? Keep it rolling. More offshore drilling? Sweet, oily goodness. GMO foods? Eat em up.
It's all so fucked.
I'm just gonna stay vegan and do the best I can do to ride my bike and promote positive thinking and actions. Does that solve anything? Am I weak, or realistic? I don't know.
Sorry about the rant.
In other news, currently listening to Morbosidad, Laura Veirs, Carcass, Kittie, Atari Teenage Riot, ATB, Rival Schools, Shitstorm. Been watching Trailer Park Boys too much. Reading Discworld novels, and my friend Rob's new horror book "Dread Of Night".
Adrian needs to post here sometime. And Madison, ya gotta stop with all the damn videos. Haha.