The Case of Oggrim Ygrosse

For many years, I’ve been writing different aspects of a massive, dark fantasy universe. Fantasy was my first love and continues to be a huge part of who I am. Across millenia, continents, and lives of hundreds of characters, big and small, piece-by-piece, I’ve been building this thing. Occasionally, I might post little bits of it. This is one of those bits; a short story concerning a very small, but (I think) interesting character. In the scope of these larger stories, Oggrim Ygrosse is a very small blip, but I always imagine scenes that form a sort of pre-history, or outside story. Probably to distract myself from writing the monolith I made. Anyway, I hope it’s not a bummer to read this.

New Bubonics

I’m a fucking idiot, thought the Boy. A fucking idiot. The streets were quiet. No moon tonight, hidden behind clouds that threatened to expend their rains at any moment. The street lights were spotty at best, but they brought comfort all the same. “Tonk. Tonk. Tonk.” The sound of the crosswalk holding its breath before……

A Preacher with an Animal’s Face (An Exquisite Corpse)

TO MAKE A DADAIST POEM, DROWN YOUR BRAIN …the new bride of the golden veil It was nice to know you when I knew you. Is this your sole praise from a friend? Let us begin and carry up this lazy, lonesome monster, this corpse. Goodbyes always take us half an hour. For a good…

An Interview with Simon King

If you don’t know who Simon King is, go away. Or read this. He’s a Canadian comedian from Vancouver who moved to London, England last year, but has been back in Canada touring and regularly doing shows around Vancouver for the last several months. It wouldn’t be out of line to compare him to the…

An Interview with Kelly Carlin

In her own words, “ Kelly Carlin is a thinker, writer, talker and doodler. She’s funny, serious, silly and deep. Sometimes she wishes she were Carol Burnett, other days it’s Patti Smith, but mostly it’s Oprah Winfrey. It’s complicated.” She is also a performer and story-teller based in LA, and as you might have guessed,…

“Only Half There” Review

If you know me, and certainly if we’ve discussed music, you’ve suffered through me blithering about my favourite artist. If you follow this podcast, you’ve heard my fumbling attempts at sounding insightful. And if you are the man himself, you’ve offered me more time and thought than I deserve.

An Interview with Grace Savage

A four-time UK champion beatboxer, Grace Savage recently released her debut EP “Savage Grace,” featuring her incredible vocals, electronics, and, well…. Beatboxing. Self-effacing and thoughtful, Grace makes time in her busy schedule to work with children with special needs and teaches them how to beatbox. I’ve said ‘beatbox’ entirely too many times. It was an…