I've just endured about two minutes of an annoyingly self-indulgent, dirgish offering by an unsigned Bay area 'alternative jam band.' 1:40 into the song, they were still gradually introducing instruments, and hadn't even gotten to the vocals. All I could think, was: "The Ramones would have finished a song by now - and would have done a hell of a more with it, too!"
FORMER staff writer for Rockabilly and Pin Up America magazines.
FREELANCE credits include Counterpunch, Daily Caller, Huffington Post, Dissident Voice, Independent Political Report, USA Today, Des Moines Register, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Waterloo Courier, Cedar Falls Times, Marshalltown Times Republican, Cincinnati.com, IndyStar, Arizona Republic, No Depression, Goldmine, Blue Suede News, Rock and Rap Confidential, Crackerjack, Blues News, Rebel Frequencies, Wrecking Pit, Punk Globe, Rock and Roll Purgatory, Prairie Sun, Music and Sound Output, BAM. Fanzines Shake, Rattle, and Roll, Rebel Rouser, and Off the Wall.
AUTHOR: Shake, Rattle and Rocket!, Ghost Saucers in the Sky!, Stratosphere Boogieman!, Flesh Made Music, That a Man Can Again Stand Up, and Ideas Afoot. CONTRIBUTED essay on brother, guitarist Rick Larson, to anthology.
WORKED as 2004 Iowa coordinator for Ralph Nader independent presidential campaign; co-founded Iowa Green Party, also serving as statewide media coordinator; co-founded Black Hawk County, IA GP, serving twice as chair; press coordinator, 2002 Jay Robinson (Green) IA gubernatorial effort; also active on rights issues.