Thursday, June 25, 2009
Here's a brief video clip from our surprise gig last night at the Pacific Rim. We appeared under the name 10 Years Gone. Though the band name Nuclear Suitcase seemed to be a popular choice, we learned that Devin, the guitar player on the left, who served a tour of duty in Iraq, had a friend who met his demise due to a terrorist bomb planted in a suitcase. This prompted us to seek out some different band name options. So we're trying out new names at different gigs...
The clip is an excerpt from the song Gray Sky Falling.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Marooned is a blog all about science fiction books that take place on Mars--but it also includes thoughts and information about Mars-related audio, music, movies, and of course NASA's Mars missions.
So check it out, and while you're at it check out the recent Marooned blog post about the Dire Planet series written by yours truly.
Monday, June 8, 2009
This is a snapshot of my band taken after we played at SteveStock. We've gone through a couple of name changes--primarily because names we thought of turned out to have been used already by existing bands.
Recently my bandmates have suggested using one of my book titles as a band name, and since I'm not about to sue myself over copyright infringement I agreed to this. At the moment we're torn between Dire Planet and Nuclear Suitcase.
Speaking of The Nuclear Suitcase, the novel, the proof copy is now undergoing intense editorial scrutiny. It could possibly see release in August, but don't hold me to it...
Band Photo clockwise from left standing: Micah Defreese (Guitar), Raj Punjabi (drums), Joel Jenkins (lead vocals & guitar), Eric Cooper (bass guitar)