I’ve been creating and writing about extreme music for three decades. In the early 1990s I co-founded the band Enemy Soil and launched Disposable Underground ‘zine. Since then I’ve appeared as a guest vocalist on numerous recordings, played in different bands, and written for various ‘zines, magazines, and a newspaper.
I’m a big fan of space science, do some photography as a hobby, and live and work in Northern Virginia.
My musical projects include those listed below. Check out the music at the links:
I’m one of the vocalists in this drum-machine-fueled band.
A two-piece electronic/industrial project I do with the artist Person 918x.
Drugs of Faith
A grind ‘n’ roll band I co-founded. It’s my main music output.
A grindcore band from the 1990s that I’m mostly known for.
A two-piece folk group. We recorded a free demo several years ago.
The guys in this hardcore band asked me to fill in and that led to me joining.
A one-off instrumental project featuring ex-members of Brutal Truth.
I played guitar in this band for a few years starting at the end of the 1990s.
A rock and roll/surf project that, like Nifties, is a little outside of my comfort zone.
In the early days of this grindcore band I played bass and did some vocals. (The recordings I appeared on aren’t listed at this link, but the band is still great.)
These bands were gracious enough to have me perform as a guest on their recordings:
Bent Sea, Biovore, Buzzard Dust, Crestfallen, CrusHuman, Early War, Karma Payment Plan, Magrudergrind, Misery Index, Neolithic, Non Serviam, Pig Destroyer, Pigeon Down, Reeking Cross, Snipers of Babel, and Wadge.
Below are some other activities in which I’ve been involved. Audio, video, and photos are at the links.
Countdown to the Moon
A “man on the street” interview about Humankind’s return to the Moon. (2020)
DCSWA Comedy Night
I did a brief open mic set for the D.C. Science Writers Association (DCSWA)’s science comedy show, which was a lot of fun. (2014)
Some of my pics I’ve taken with an iPhone and film camera over the years.
A spoken word event with the theme “outsiders.” I talked about the intersection of science, heavy metal, and one of my favorite bands, Voivod. (2017)
An interview from the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting 2018.
Photo: Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, December 2019