Hello friend,

Hope you're great! It's an election year (you might have heard). Thankfully, this contest is a bit of fun. If you vote for me (in the Avant-Garde category), I promise to make my VP selection a really, really cute puppy (or kitten, if that's your jam).


 (Also, my esteemed colleague Michael Pierce is in the Electronic category as Leisure Service...)

Thanks so much!

Peace and Love,


Photo by Carosch/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by Carosch/iStock / Getty Images

the them hot tracks sesh

All-around great artist Michael Lauden suggested this session and generously gave his time and expertise to make it a reality. I'm so grateful for the now fully emerged new generation of musical intrepids. It had been a very full week, and this is the icing on the weekcake recorded in a revitalized (and thoroughly Athens) environment. Please enjoy this lovingly crafted exploration into the zen of busyness and xenconsonance of stillness. Thanks for listening.

Flagpole says

FREE YOUR MIND: Experimental compositional group Thunder O(h)m! released its newest set of recordings last week. Swerve Inversion is a collaborative project between the core group (Killick Hinds, Brad Bassler, John Norris and Jamie Thomas) with vocalist and poet Life the Griot. If you’re not immediately familiar with Life’s music, you might know him from his fantastic program Chess and Community (chessandcommunity.org); most of the lyrical content here reflects the ills that program seeks to address, clarify and correct. Killick notes that this collaboration was born out of both his and Life’s “inward journey through meditation.” It’s a powerfully effective record that feels improvisational yet deeply deliberate and considered. It’s movingly personal yet universally thought-provoking for anyone who doesn’t have a heart of ice. Listen closely at killick.bandcamp.com.

-Gordon Lamb, Flagpole Magazine, Threats & Promises, 5.4.16


exothermically disequilibriated

Super Charvel Grover

flavor ice up and over

Jackson Ms. Hippie

panmelodic rest fermata subingratiated

(whoa, noodler, trippy)

kids eat free jazz

kids eat free jazz

left before I could catch the "m"

it's a witty razz, a bitty dazz

complete the circuit ohm love hmm

jack your pepper, hot rocker

the night is soon


home loam program

favorable repayment berms

calcium deposit calculus

reverse cow patty

it ain't overa 'til it's overa

ride 'em

we here

trillium triumvirate Camus from outer space

an inconvenient Baby Ruth

sonic the hedge(fun)d man(a)ger

sketches of Maine

dicklog gap appendix starburst

ripoff star castle mousetrap your frenzy

put your Earth first

anecdotal anthracitic impish montmorillonitic churlish reverse

if a child lives with Monet well he learns to spin his Timex

if a child lives with paisley he goes out of his way

I've got nothing to say it loud say it clear we can't listen as well as...we here