Born in Dallas TX, raised in SoCal, now happily living as a prisoner of war in North Yorkshire. Digs loud music, Axis I psychiatric disorders, Harvey’s Sussex XX Mild, and telling the same stupid jokes, over and over and over again. Expect wordy, hyperbolic rants about music to appear on an occasional basis.

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23 Responses to “About”

  1. Ron July 5, 2007 at 5:46 pm #


    I am searching for the Across The River recordings
    for such a long time (even tried SSt records), but
    can’t get a hold of a copy. Finally I find your
    great BLOG and after listening to the track you
    shared, I’m wondering If you could provide me with a copy on cdr (I will pay you, or trade).
    Please let me know something.
    Thanks, Ron

  2. mrowster July 5, 2007 at 6:11 pm #

    If I had em, I’d make em available. But I don’t have em (other than the track I’ve posted). Try writing bassist Scott Reeder! He’s got a website out there somewhere. If he doesn’t have em, I don’t know who would.

  3. Ron July 5, 2007 at 8:16 pm #

    Damned, I had hoped finally foud someone who had
    this long searched item.
    Someone I know, contact Scott already, but he never replied, I think I will try myself..
    Anyway thanks

  4. The Automatik July 17, 2007 at 7:06 pm #

    “telling the same stupid jokes, over and over and over again”

    HAHA, a man after my own heart.

  5. Ken Bewick August 31, 2007 at 7:27 am #

    Hey, Ken from 611 here. Loved your bit about us! I left a message there, too. drop a line, if you are so inclined.
    Thanks. It’s still a good day for weather, too.

  6. marco October 18, 2007 at 10:32 pm #

    Hi, your blog is great for finding something that i couldn’t imagine to find. so i try to ask you… i’m looking for some music:

    sleevers – unserely insecurity 7″
    “feeble efforts” – 7″
    plebs – a collection of question marks 7″
    “mighty feeble” – lp
    tragicomedy – hommage to nada 12″
    slovenly – after the original style lp
    invisible chains – invisible chains lp
    Do you know a way to discover that? if you don’t have it, where can i look for…?
    Thank you

  7. mrowster October 19, 2007 at 6:40 am #

    Thanks for reading.

    A few forgotten New Alliance titles (like the Slovenly LP) can still be found at http://www.roundflat.com . . . but those early titles were only ever released in small pressings, and aren’t easy to come by. So it’s back to Ebay, I’d reckon.

  8. mark November 13, 2007 at 10:20 pm #

    New Gone CD w/ HR is amazing. What a great mix. Check it out!

  9. mrowster November 13, 2007 at 10:30 pm #

    Holy shit – Greg’s second (third? fourth?) coming! I’ve died and GONE to heaven!

  10. mark December 31, 2007 at 6:10 am #

    Thrift Score today:
    DK’s-Fresh Fruit, original orange pressing w/ insert
    TSOL-first record
    Black Flag-Everything Went Black, w/ all BF references rubbed out (was this done during battle w/ Unicorn?)
    Crucifix-Debut record
    Nothing too rare, but shit, all for $4.00. Yeah! God bless you, Alameda Goodwill!

  11. mrowster December 31, 2007 at 5:32 pm #

    Right: that came out under threat of legal action from Unicorn. I recall Carducci talking about that pressing in one of his books, but I can’t seem find the quote right now.

    Last charity shop score of mine netted the first S/T STRAWBS LP, a couple rare as hen’s teeth FAMOUS JUG BAND recs, and a groovy late 60’s Trojan Records dancehall comp. Yep, I certainly do live in London. Indeed.

  12. mark January 1, 2008 at 9:53 pm #

    Strawbs are WEIRD. A neighbor in the apartment building I live in came over one afternoon, handed me the CD of Strawbs that her then-boyfriend had burned her, and, with a BEMUSED look on her face, said, “Mark, I think that YOU might like this”!!!!

  13. Dan July 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm #

    Scott Reeder from Lansing, MI, and PUddle Slug? Whaaaa?

  14. mrowster July 6, 2008 at 6:49 am #

    Dan: This Scott Reeder‘s from Pomona, CA.

  15. Bruce Duff December 9, 2008 at 10:22 pm #

    A buddy forwarded your write-up about me. I was pretty damn stoked. It’s nice to know it’s not all for nothing. Plus, I tracked down an old Jesters drummer who responded to the post! FYI, full-length w/ Circle comes out in Feb. 09 in the US, and my new band Angus Khan (with ex/Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs and B-Movie Rats) comes out hopefully in March. Still doin’ it!

  16. mrowster December 10, 2008 at 9:17 pm #

    Bruuuuce! Hey thanks for reading. Your freak bass quotient has been a big influence on the ears that still straddle my head today. If you ever make it over the pond to London to play some gigs, I’ll be the guy right up front, banging my head and screaming all the lyrics at the top of my lungs. Rock on!

  17. Bennett Williams April 4, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    What kind of guitar amp did you have when you were a teenager?


  18. mrowster April 4, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    Bennett: you must have me confused with an actual musician. Ok ok – so in ’85 I had a Fender Bassman amp to go along with my P-Bass I could barely play. Honest.

  19. Dennis Catron August 13, 2010 at 7:25 am #


  20. Dennis Catron December 29, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    Hello Michael, same high lonesome tone as Yawning Man though definitely not stoner rock :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LGt2N5L4JA

    Yawning Man are pretty much my new (old) favorite band. About the only time I’d be jealous of high desert people is the night time scene with these guys & Kyuss. Must have been a heck of a lot of fun.

    • mrowster December 29, 2010 at 8:41 am #

      Lanterna sound really good – most Chris Isaakesque. I really dig folks who attempt to make that moody, SHADOWS like instro sound relevant again in the modern era.

  21. Gaby June 15, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Hi! Cool blog. Hopefully you get to post more often soon!


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