"Don't you dis-respect Ronnie James like that... You fucked it up" said the drunk man as he pushed the microphone into my face nearly chipping one of my bottom teeth. In a high pitched metal falsetto scream I called the guy out and suggested: "next time you sing it brother." and added “Ronnie James Dio, rest in peace.” I did screw up the end but I started off strong with Dio's "Holy Diver" at Rain dogs’ (a bar in the 5 Points area of Jacksonville, Florida) karaoke night. I paid five bucks to support a metal band called Cringe from Ohio who was playing in the back. Cringe was tight so I purchased a split cassette they were selling. Their side is titled MEMENTO MORI and includes three songs: "Searing Sin", "Tribulation", and "Flesh Famine". Crypt Rot fills the other side of the tape with a two song offering entitled NOCTURNAL DETERIORATION including "Butchered Slumber" and "Serpentine Atonement". Perhaps when my ears stop ringing I'll listen to the cassette. I missed the three opening bands as I was eating nachos, smoking a joint, and singing Peter Tosh's "Legalize It."
Earlier from 6 to 8:30 PM I played 12 string acoustic guitar and sang for mostly elderly women in a model home in some sort of gated golf community in Fernandina Beach. I heard that their husbands were all drinking scotch and playing putt putt. For some reason I decided to film the process of my dog Chaka and I driving to Earth Fare to fill our 5 gallon BPA free water container, purchase Kombucha's, and fuel up the Prius. The entire process took 55 minutes, and I later deleted the footage.
Swimming in a pool, walking along the freshly eroded gulf coast in Lido Key. At 1 AM Rob Demperio, Jen Sandwich, and myself all left WSLR in Sarasota, Florida. Rob was kind enough to invite us to partake in his radio show Lumpytunes! Definitely Difficult Listening 420 edition. The show airs every Tuesday evening from 11 PM til 1 AM and has for the last ten years. He talked to us about the experimental/noise scene in Florida and spun the live sets of Hal McGee, Fiver's Stereo, Dylan Houser, and Tom Miller from the Apartment Music 28 CD. The performances were recorded onto a type II chrome cassette at Hal McGee's apartment on March 24, 2018. I was happy to introduce Rob to the music of Ahleuchatistas from Asheville, North Carolina and had a blast hanging out during his radio show. Listen to Lumpytunes from 4/17/2018 at the WSLR archive link. Editor's Note: on the WLSR Archive page, SEARCH for "Lumpytunes".