Joe Savage

10 Questions Interview - Joe Savage by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are honored to have Fort Worth's own Joe Savage join us today. 

You can catch Joe live all over the Metroplex, either solo or with his great band. Last year's Songs Worth Singing is available for sale on bandcamp and is perfect accompaniment to a day trip. --LB


Photo Courtesy of Joe Savage

Photo Courtesy of Joe Savage

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

JS: Other humans, a cat, the random water bug, a hundred fleas, a few spiders, and possibly a couple ghosts and/or Clairvoyants

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

JS: Adele

3) What can't you live without?

JS: Satire

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food?

JS: Taters and eggs

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

JS: Fox

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

JS: Build a bridge to an open door?

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

JS: Neal Cassady

8) Underdog you Root for most?

JS: Homeless people

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

JS: Albatross

10) Most important individual with the initials MJ? Why?

JS: Mary Jane - she's never let me down and always shows me something new

Photo Courtesy of Joe Savage

Photo Courtesy of Joe Savage


about the word writer person:

Lyle Brooks sometimes exists as The Flashbulb (IG:@flashbulbtx). Among a plethora of other cool things & happenings, Lyle has fetched water for John Cale, made copies for Morton Subotnick and once lit Jim Jarmusch's cigarette out in front of a Merzbow show. He has eaten Mexican food with Fungi Girls and Italian food with Yells at Eels and documented them both. Tho his vision comes and goes, we are pleased to report his ears are in working order

Show Poster of the Week - Kevin Aldridge, War Party, Joe Savage at The Chat Room Pub by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Once a week FWN features a show poster from the Fort.


This week's featured show poster has that Paul Klee color palette that makes me think of all the sweet ass sherbet flavors this planet has to offer. That's another way to say, "I like this show poster so much I want to lick it to death!"

The poster promotes an exceptional lineup of Fort Worthians in the form of Kevin Aldridge, War Party, and Joe Savage, all set to perform tomorrow night, Saturday, Jan. 28th at The Chat Room Pub

Doors are always open but the music starts at 9:30pm w/ Mr. Savage. As the poster indicates, this show is FREE!!!

Mind-blowing local Ft. Worth artist Devin Selby drew this dream-like image which was co-opted and converted to a show poster for tomorrow night.  

I see a man donning a powdered wig, or what could possibly be his own long white hair. And he's in a bad way, like, straight chaos surrounds him while he chiefs on some super-kill East Asian opium.

Am I wrong? Probably, but that's what makes art, well... art. The patron sees what they see and there's no right or wrong.

Like in a dream, there's no right or wrong. There's no clear path. This guy, if anything, looks to be conflicted.

Or maybe not...

Maybe he's a nihilist and all that chaos buzzing around his head means absolutely nothing to him. He's perhaps comfortable knowing that life is but war and savagery and this portrait, this imagery, it's nothing but a moment of cathartic contemplation on the vastness of nothingness.

Whoa, hold on a sec, "war and savagery" = War Party + Joe Savage. Now where exactly Kevin fits into all this, I'm not sure. Perhaps the dream part; he's pretty dreamy, that Kevin.

Anyhow, the pen work and color work are about as excellent as one could hope for. Big cheers to Devin for creating this visually ruminative piece.

See ye tomorrow at TCRP! 


about the word writer person:

Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”