On November 2nd, 2018 at approximately 4pm (or 16:00), a tornado warning was issued for my area in Polk County.
I quickly ran to my mailbox (which was left open ajar) to see if there was anything in it before I had to sprint back inside to avoid getting swept up by a Wizard of Oz reference (complete with Dark Side of the Moon synchronization)
In my mailbox was a bill from Sprint addressed to somebody else; presumably a previous tenant of this house. I'd been at this address for over 2 years now and I'm still getting mail addressed to two or three other people who apparently used to live here.
Also included was this mail art postcard courtesy of my friend Kai Holyoke, in Tampa!
Kai runs the diy garage-turned-venue the Red Light, which has hosted various events ranging from shows for touring artists to benefit shows to art galleries in the backyard.
All are welcome, but you've gotta ask-a-punk for the location! Also shows start and end early, so you'll have time to either get to bed early or wreak havoc in Ybor or catch a bunch of death metal bands play at 2am at the Brass Mug.
According to the signature at the bottom, the postcard was made on October 31st at midnight.
Maybe one of these days when I'm all moved out and somebody else occupies this space, they'll be receiving mail art still addressed to me and be like "WTF?!"
I started recording "noise music" in early 2004, completely unaware of any "scenes" or other individuals doing this sort of thing. A lot of lo-fi recordings on a portable tape player, oftentimes guitar or bass feedback drone and delay.