I studied English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Taking part in the underground press movement, I edited and published the literary zine, The Crisp Fabric. My work has appeared in The Commonwealth Times, The Sirens Call, and countless zines. There is an e-book of my essays called Evelyn Avenue and Elsewhere that focuses on the time I spent living in Nashville.
This chapbook is a purge of pieces I’ve written throughout the years. Part I focuses on the things that happened during the time I spent in Nashville, Tennessee (1996 – 2001). Part II is a hodgepodge of social commentary and personal essays I’ve written, mostly in Virginia.
This e-book is not for children. There is some strong profanity and an explicit scene.
The photograph of Arrokot is from NASA. The “Bass & Pumpkin” portrait is by Stephen Brandt. All other photographs on the main page were taken by me.
Here are some friends and family whose help along the way has been invaluable:
Ann Koi • We exchanged zines long before we met. She came to visit for a few days. There wasn’t any funny business, we just hung out…mostly in silence.
Jim Shelley • Jim is a pioneer of the DIY movement. He’s a legend in the local scene. I have every cassette he gave me, even though I no longer own a tape deck.
Eric Bennett • We are on compatible wavelengths. We’ve conceived many great projects that will never come to fruition. He’s my go-to guy for graphic design.
Jhon Ackerman • Cinder Harvest was mastered at the Recording Zone. It’s a high-tech, custom-designed, fully functional recording studio. Jhon is an honest businessman.
Stephen Brandt • He could draw a perfect R2-D2. He made an anti-smoking ad that was shown in theaters. Now, he designs nicely illustrated decks of playing cards.
Cinder Harvest • My Final Musical Journey
these fourteen songs serve as a capstone, a swan song,
a requiem for the rock star fantasy of many, many years ago