I had a great conversation with my friend Jeannette the other day with how I was able to feel more confident in my interests and how blogging has allowed me to be more assertive with people in regards to my opinions.
The imagery I chose for this poem involves some movies and memorabilia in my small collection even though it’s not all of it.
Hope you enjoyed that poem.
It’s Cold Outside – Time for a Blogwarming
Irina from Drunken Anime Blog did a great post about my friend Jeannette Jonic. I think it’s awesome that people are spreading the word about her blog. Please check it out.
Check out Jeannette Jonic at http://jeannettejonic.blogspot.com
Here’s another spotlight from people on ZAP Records.
This is Dystopian Futures. It’s an experimental punk side project from Dave of The Old-Timers fame. They make some noisy and angular music that has a surprising message to it. The Fear EP is available digitally and on cassette (I have both, by the way).
Definitely check these guys out if you like some creative music!
This Katauta is dedicated to my little sister who’s birthday is today.
Happy birthday, Ren!
People shouldn’t be throwing scatological terms to other nations. Real talk.
It’s been a little while since I talked about some other bands or artists from ZAP Records, but I’ve known these guys for a few years now.
This is Praiser. They are a hardcore/punk band from Hamburg, Germany. They just released a greatest hits album called “20 Again” on ZAP’s Bandcamp page. These guys make some fun music. I like how that can make legitimate punk tunes that are socially conscious, have meaning, and they subvert so many cliches associated with Christian rock despite having that world view. I can’t think of too many other bands of that ilk destroying the Prosperity Gospel, calling out hypocrisy in religious sociopolitical circles, and even criticizing Christians who hold racist, sexist, or homophobic views. Good on them for being brave like that.
You can get this 20 song album for only $8 on Bandcamp. That money goes to making quality DIY independent music instead of some faceless musical conglomerate.
Check out Praiser at the following sites…
Labels can be so tiresome.
The constructs of branding those by race, gender, mental ability, sexual orientation, religion, and other factors is sickening.
Why can’t there be a level playing field instead of a wobbly one.
Yes, I just referenced Tech N9ne.
Here’s a quick blog post.
I want to thank anyone who’s checked out the Ospreyshire blog over the past year. Granted, this is still a small blog, but it’s great that anyone would want to bother checking out my content.
This was a big year for me in different ways. I had many ups and downs in my creative and personal life. One ongoing goal is producing weekly content with my Katauta 52 Project which has been stressful trying to fit this in between work, but I’ve been doing my best to get a video every Wednesday.
I also had a huge spike in stats because I now have over 1000 views on this blog. That’s incredible and I certainly don’t deserve it. I also got into making other blogs like C. M. B. Bell Fiction for my stories and Iridium Eye where I’ve been posting film reviews of lesser-known works.
I hope to make some more katauta videos, but I also want to make some more tracks. Who knows what will happen?
What things do you like about the Ospreyshire blog?
Anything I can improve upon with my poetry and avant-garde music?
What content would you like to see that would fin in this blog?
I got to use one of my Christmas presents for this Katauta.
It’s the first one of the new year, so I might as well write a poem about it.
However, I prefer goals over resolutions.
I wasn’t able to post this earlier, but I still met my Wednesday deadline.
I was inspired by watching the documentary Big Boys Gone Bananas!* earlier and I wanted to write a katauta based on the film’s message.
Interestingly enough, one of my Christmas presents is shown in this video. I really need to put it to use.
Can you believe I did 40 of these poems already?