Facebook Post: 2017-05-30T17:10:41

It is our goal this Pledge Drive to keep KMUZ on the air, and we have a very special show planned to help with the drive. Donors will receive a record from my personal collection as a thank you for keeping community radio on the air. And, tune in for a live performance by Bitches in the Beehive, a local pop combo that will warm your hearts and make you want to dance. The fun stars at 10 PM, sharp. Tune in!

Facebook Post: 2017-05-30T17:04:25

Free improv and jazz is on the program this Friday, as Toadstool joins us. For those who caught them at the first Sunday Service Showcase know what you’re in for, but for those who are interested, this will be an excellent chance to hear something you rarely get to hear in the Mid-Valley. Tune in at 10 PM, sharp, to hear something special.

Facebook Post: 2017-05-29T11:00:16

Sunday Service: Mutation Showcase 02 was fantastic last night, and we couldn’t have done it without a number of amazing people. Not the least of which are Stan Keightley & Summer Keightley of The Space Concert Club. (That brownie was fantastic!) Daniel Loren kept everyone well stocked in drinks. Also, a huge thank you to the bands: Uneasy Chairs, Depleted Your Cranium, Forbidden Love (Midori Hirose & Jason Bokros), Xapchyk (Kyle Stant, Jerry Soga & David Morgan) and The Giant Worm (Gary Dye, Robert Shepard, Colin Bryce & Art Law), who were kind enough to let me sit in with them. These shows are fast becoming one of my favorite things to do every month. I’m very excited to have this be a part of Salem’s musical landscape.

Facebook Post: 2017-05-28T09:05:05

Tonight! We are back in Service for our Monthly Sunday gathering, and this time with an all Free-Improv lineup that will tickle your funny bone. The Giant Worm headlines, and we have Forbidden Love, Xapchyk, Depleted Your Cranium, and a special drop-in guest! Fun starts at 8 Sharp at The Space Concert Club. See you then!

Facebook Post: 2017-05-22T12:27:54

This Sunday, we are back in service with our Mutations Showcase 02. This is an all free-improv show of artists that cover the last 30 years of Oregon Music history. Join us for The Giant Worm, Forbidden Love, Xapchyk & Depleted Your Cranium, all ready to deliver to The Space Concert Club some incredible music that you cannot hear anywhere else. This will be a lot of fun, and I hope to see you there! 8 PM, sharp!

Facebook Post: 2017-05-19T19:44:49

Get ready to start your weekend off right, with Mid-Valley Mutations. Tonight we’ll be interviewing Semi-Colin, of /root_DIR. Not only does he have a 7″ out that you should be listening to right now, but he’s been playing in bands for 20 years. We’ll be highlighting some of his work, and talking about what keeps him going, all these years later. Tune in to KMUZ, at 10 PM, sharp.

Facebook Post: 2017-05-17T09:22:18

I took FB off my phone a week or so ago. It’s been fun. I’m still online fairly often, but it feels a little freeing to have that off my phone. I feel like I was clinging to it too much, and was reflexively looking at my phone instead of talking to people. I’m still very bad with it, and I’m already thinking about ways I’d like to continue to reduce phone use. But for now, it is nice to know that I have to sit down at my computer in order to plug into this world.

Facebook Post: 2017-05-15T08:56:26

Not exactly a novel, but not exactly a zine, this collection of interconnected short fiction first saw print in 2008, and is now in a second printing. You can pick up a physical copy for $5, and help support local art and writing in your community. This, and all of my catalog going back to the ’90’s, is available at the WTBC store. Check it out.

Facebook Post: 2017-05-15T08:38:56

I would like a job. I live in Salem Oregon. I am over-educated, under-skilled, and cannot drive a car. Am I screwed? What kind of options exist for a middle-aged man who can write all day long, talk all day long, make music and movies, but doesn’t understand electronics or engines? I feel like I made a tragic error, at some point when I was five, maybe?

Facebook Post: 2017-05-12T18:21:29

If you’re gonna be in tonight, tune in for one of our patented audio essays, as we present a sci-fi story about receiving radio signals from… the moon? MKUltramegaphone is performing live for the majority of the two hours, and Uneasy Chairs is dropping by, too. It’s gonna be epic, and it starts at 10 PM, sharp. Only on KMUZ.

Facebook Post: 2017-05-12T08:02:03

We’ve been using Bandcamp to help distribute our digital music for a while, but they also have a merch section, where I have posted all our ‘zines (going back to the early ’90s), plus the CD version of the new comp, my short story collection / novel, and anything else we like to sell. If you feel like keeping this barge afloat, the best way is to pick up a couple of these, and enjoy.

Facebook Post: 2017-05-12T07:51:33

Just a quick programming note: the interview with Mustin Douch has been rescheduled. It just works out better for everyone, and we’ll get a better show out of it in June than tonight. In the meantime, expect something as awesome as he is to make up for it, and we’ll be talking to Mustin on the program very, very soon!

Facebook Post: 2017-05-11T09:41:27

Tomorrow, we are gonna have a fantastic time on the radio, chatting with a fixture of the local scene, Mustin Douch. We’re gonna talk about what it was like to grow up in the scene through the ’90’s, how it’s changed since then, and what it’s like to play in as many groups as this gentleman does. Mustin has seen it all and has a few new records coming out this year. All that, and more, on Mid-Valley Mutations.

Facebook Post: 2017-05-10T08:51:04

I want to live in a world where we build up our communities and focus on the things people do well, instead of constantly pointing to what sucks. Imagine if we tried to find a place for all constructive culture, and let the bile and nonsense dry up from lack of a useful discourse? The last few generations built their capital on drama, back-biting, gas-lighting and trolling, excluding those who are different, and encouraging elitism at ever turn. I think we owe it to ourselves to rise above that crap and build something awesome in spite of the last several decades. Everything we’ve done before got us here, and that includes cynicism and nostalgia. I think it’s time we all looked at each other, spoke honestly about what we want, and worked together to make that happen, we could really get down to the cool possibilities of ‘now’ and – as they say – fuck shit up.

Facebook Post: 2017-05-09T08:04:03

Here’s an event that’s for the whole family: A comic book swap. Trade comics with other comics fans. Finally, you can take the comics you’ve already read and swap them for ones that are new to you! Meet people who love the same stuff as you! Bring the kids! Eat and drink, and enjoy the summer, at one of the coolest places in Salem.

Facebook Post: 2017-05-02T19:13:43

Let’s face it: The two recent failed attempts at a TV and movie reboots of Rockford files does not mean we won’t see one in our near future. It is only a matter of time. Justin Hanlon and Leigh Stevens should probably help me recast the show before Seth Rogan and Judd Apatow do it, but please, you should weigh in, too.