Hey, Have You Listened To The Show?
I really have neglected this damn blog of mine haven’t I? Anyway, I’m back and I need your help. I’ve been inspired to become a shill for my podcast (thanks Matt!) I want everyone to check out Under The Bridge - the podcast Chris Farren hates most.
It’s a music podcast, but we (myself and co-host Ian Critchley) tend to go off topic a lot. Recent topics have included: The naming of Canadian money, getting a blowjob during a gig, what would happen if the two tallest men alive (Frank Turner and Tom Gabel) fought oneanother and the pointlessness of ska.
We’ve also had interviews with some great artists: Jonah Matranga (Far, Onelinedrawing, Gratitude, New End Original), Cynics, Well Wisher, Chris Farren (Fake Problems) and try to pass on some new music between segments.
So go on, download Episode #17 here -http://moonandbackmusic.com/archives/4878
Or subscribe on iTunes -http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/under-the-bridge/id382066848
We drink a variety of alcoholic beverages throughout the show, so prepare for it to go places it really shouldn’t.
So far we’ve seen a fantastic response this morning/afternoon
Hey Tumblfuckers (like that?), Matt and Mondo have something to announce. Go look at it!
however, I’m not sure that it’s enough to warrant a sweet announcement today.
I want everybody to reblog this and say why they love the podcast! Mondo and I have egos, and we need an ego boost haha.
(we really don’t have ego’s. My facebook picture is a landscape!)
Writing is the closest any man or woman will ever come to playing God (or a god).
Some will say childbirth, but that’s giving life, not playing God. Some will argue the cruel play at angry gods, but any animal can inflict pain; cruelty is not playing God, it’s playing Man.
Some will point to art or music, but the canvases - while valid & beautiful - are limited to what is heard or what is seen.
Film? I’m living proof that even chimps can make cinema if there’s enough talent to back it up; and the talent is never in the individual anyway, it’s in the group effort of many filmmakers - cast and crew - aiding the one in telling his or her story. I love film; it has given me everything I have today. But even filmmaking is not playing God.
Only writing – amongst not only all the arts, but amongst all of humanity’s waking endeavors – allows we mere mortals a true taste of all-encompassing creation along the lines of that which God (or a god; or a god-like energy from which the universe sprang) knew or knows.
You sit down with a blank page (let’s be honest: a blank screen) and you create a universe. You fashion a world. You populate it with whimsies and desires. You make the world the way you feel it oughta be. And you don’t have to show a single image to convey your creation to others: just words. The more you share it, the more your fiction becomes a reality – a reality that can even manifest itself in that most unimaginative and over-valued currency: cold, hard cash.
But for any writer, money is never the motivator: it’s that crushing need to get that story/blog/script/poem off your chest onto someone else’s mind. A writer doesn’t need motivation because a writer can never shut it off.
When you write, you are as a god – or even the God. Who needs motivation for that? You wanna enjoy the perks of godhood without some jackass nailing you to a cross? Go write something. Right now. Stop reading me.— Kevin Smith
Help Barlow Pass The Time
I might only have a small amount of followers, but I followed you all back so you must be cool as fuck right? I stole this idea from Matt Baldwin (MattyCantFail) (and he probably stole it from someone else, the bastard!), but fill this out and send it to my question asking thing. You never know, maybe we’ll run into oneanother some day. That way we’ll have something to talk about and I’ll buy you a beer! I’ll fill this one out…boredom did this. Blame him/her/it!
Name: Anthony Barlow
Age: 19 Location: Manchester, UK
Favorite artists/bands: Frank Turner, Alkaline Trio, Fake Problems, Crazy Arm, The Lawrence Arms, Hot Water Music,
Beer of choice: Hoegaarden (but I’ll actaully drink any old swill)
Favorite movies: The Warriors, Control, Riding In Vans With Boys, Dogma, Clerks
Favorite tv shows: Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, Chuck, Psych, Louis Theroux documentaries
Favorite sports teams: Manchester United, Denver Nuggets
If you could have one super power what would it be and why: Chuck Ragan’s voice (this needs no explanation and, yes, it is a super power!)
Favorite album of 2010: Fake Problems - Real Ghosts Caught On Tape
Favorite Simpsons characters: Comic Book Guy, Mr. Burns
Why are you following me?: I can’t help it. I write this shit. It’s here all day in the darkest corners of my brain.
Do you listen to my podcast?: I record my podcast so…Yes.
Any additional comments:Do this piece of shit!