I’ve had the opportunity to hear Possessed by Paul James play several times, twice with his stellar touring partner Delaney Davidson, but it’s never occurred to me to encourage others to seek these guys out. They put on another great show this holiday weekend at Dan’s Silverleaf—this time, I remembered to tell you about them.
I seem to recall having posted this, but I can’t find evidence of such. Anyway, it’s currently my favorite song. Just seems to sum up the zeitgeist quite nicely. (Damn, I even feel like I used that line.)
If you couldn’t already tell by all of the live music pictures, in addition to scotch, politics, and the economy, I’m also a big music fan. A recent conversation with some other enthusiasts re: music we were fairly certain the others hadn’t heard of inspired me to share a few links for some of what I’m into these days. The chilled-version. Enjoy.
Darin is the author of three novels—Noise (2010), Chimpanzee (2014), and Totem (2016)—and co-editor of the literary fringe journal Bahamut. With a Ph.D. in Literature and Theory, he works as an acquisitions and production editor at Resurrection House, having previously spent a number of years teaching writing and literature at several universities. He has also worked as the principal video game writer at id Software and has served in various editorial and design capacities for a number of independent presses and journals. He lives in Texas with his wife, where he dreams of empty places.
The second novel in the thematic cluster that began with Noise, Chimpanzee is an existential, Near-Fi conspiracy theory, set in a dystopian, post-collapse America. Learn more.
In the aftermath of the switch from analog to digital TV, an anarchic movement known as Salvage hijacks the unused airwaves. Mixed in with the static’s random noise are dire warnings of the imminent economic, political, and social collapse of civilization—and cold-blooded lessons on how to survive the fall and prosper in the harsh new order that will inevitably arise from the ashes of the old. Learn more.