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10 Questions - Zachary Edwards by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions. We're blessed by the presence of rock idol Zachary Edwards. Formerly of face-melters Ice Eater, currently guitarist in Oil Boom, Edwards also helms groove pirates All Clean.  

All Clean plays Denton's Backyard on Bell 3/15, 4/8 at IBK's Regal Room in Deep Ellum before they return to Fort Worth as part of the Main at South Side's 1-year Anniversary Party 4/14. --LB  

https://www.allcleantheband.com/

Photo by John Erwin (bandstalkerfw)

Photo by John Erwin (bandstalkerfw)

1) With which animals do you share your home?

Two cats and some animal ghosts probably.

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

Richard Karn. He’s been up to no good since at least 1996.

3) What can’t you live without?

Rumination and despair.

4) Most Important Morning After Food?

Breakfast burrito, for life.

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

Coffin Emoji. 

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

Build a bear, build a bridge, open a door - whatever it is, just be nice.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

Sabertooth. He’s mean af.

8) Who’s your favorite Underdog to Root for?

The Proletariat.

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

Since you didn’t specify it to be a real animal, I’m going to say Leviathan.

10) Most important person with the initials MJ from history and why?

Michael Jackson seems to have everyone beat, at least according to google, and that’s hard to disagree with.

10 Questions - BULLS by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are delighted to have two-thirds of Post Rock Noise Boys, BULLS: Ricky Del Toro and Jeff Schlueter. Dylan Holt had escaped into the wild prior to our exchange. 

Look for them live at the Ridglea Lounge Friday, February 2nd alongside Partaker and Better Now. And don't forget to check out their most recent release, 14 Minutes. --LB

 

1) With which creatures do you share quarters?

R: My wife and 3 year old son

J: Boy/Girl/Women/Dog/Bird/Rabbit/hamster

 

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

R: Alex Jones

J: Dylan Holt

 

 3) What can't you live without? 

R: Spicy Potato Tacos (sadly)

J: Kelly Kapowski

 

4) Ultimate Morning-After Food? 

R: Black Coffee, BC Powder and a long ass shower.

J: Menudo (the band)

 

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

R: My vegetable garden

J: Pizza with Pineapples

 

 6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door? 

R: Open a Door, build your own bridge. 

J: I hate Tom Cruise

 

7) Super Hero Alter Ego? 

R: Hacksaw Jim Duggan

J: Brutus The Barber Beefcake

 

8. Underdog you Root for most? 

R: Hacksaw Jim

J: Arby's

 

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

R: Tortoise, they live forever. 

J: A Tijuana Donkey 

 

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

R: Magic Johnson, because I never realized how much innuendo was in the name until now. 

J: Mama June, because America. 

FWN News! World Premiere / William Trouble / Done It Again by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Photo by Beatriz Zamora 

Photo by Beatriz Zamora 

Cleburne native Markus Midkiff has music running through him like electric current. His third rail was powered by years wearing his fingers down while wrapped around his cello. We are proud to to debut his new single, Done It Again, featuring the alluring photography of Beatriz Zamora. 

Midkiff's alter ego, William Trouble, came to life with the help of his Roland Juno-106, an analog synth manufactured between 1984 and 1991, used by pop luminaries such as Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. The middle 80s sonic palette is utilized with emotive perfection on this lovesick mid-tempo crusher, just as it was on his previous single, the pulsing driver, Runaway. 

These William Trouble tunes are produced alongside JD Tiner, who also partnered with Midkiff behind the board on a pair of Joe Gorgeous burners including How Bruce Lee Died. In fact, after a European walkabout, Midkiff convinced Gorman to move to Nashville with him, "we loaded up his car in Ft Worth and he moved up. We had some wild years. 

The first time I saw Midkiff perform with Kopecky Family Band, he moved with outstanding alacrity from one instrument to the next. Shortly thereafter, when I asked him to play his cello inside Richard Serra's 67-foot steel sculpture, Vortex, at The Modern, he kindly obliged on a hot Monday afternoon. 

William Trouble makes his Fort Worth debut at MASS on December 14th on a scorching lineup with Joe Gorgeous, Jake Paleschic and Sur Duda, the solo project from Cameron Smith of War Party. Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/130145624350236/. 

I Like This Song - Jack Thunder & The Road Soda's "Capt. Adaptive" by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

I Like This Song celebrates songs by local bands sans clichéd music journo over-analysis.

The furthest we take the dissection of songs featured here is, well, you guessed it: "I Like This Song." 

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Image via JT & RS Facebook Page

Image via JT & RS Facebook Page

Today's featured song comes from Fort Worth's Jack Thunder & The Road Soda's 2015 Dreamy Life release JT & RS. 

As A1 big time fans of any type of road soda, it's highly probable we're gonna like any song put out by JT & the RS based on principle alone.   

You can catch the Kerouac-esque duo road trippin' for the Fairmount Library anniversary party this Saturday, Feb. 11th at Shipping & Receiving w/ bonus musical virtuosity provided by Movie the Band, Programme, and Vogue Machine.

Show starts at 7pm, event details posted here.

Hold my beer, gotta do something real quick that requires 1000% of my focus ... I like this song.

Image via JT & RS Facebook Page

Image via JT & RS Facebook Page

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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.”

10 Questions Interview w/ The Me-Thinks + Stoogeaphilia by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to a Special Edition of FWN's 10 Questions Interview.

We are honored to have not one, but two legendary 817 bands - The Me-Thinks and Stoogeaphilia - combine their powers to bring you the most voluminous 10 Questions Interview to date.

We got Marlin from The Me-Thinks along with Ray (The Me-Thinks & Stoogeaphilia) plus answers from Ken, Matt and Richard of Stoogeaphilia. Revel in it!

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Image via The Me-Thinks' Facebook Event 09/10/16

Image via The Me-Thinks' Facebook Event 09/10/16

1. Dogs or Cats? Why?

RAY:  Cats.  Because they are Outlaws, Satan Worshippers and I love them!

MARLIN:  Pork or beef usually, but whatever.

KEN:  Self-evident. (Funny: Sir Marlin Von Bungy couldn't believe that there was someone in this band called "Katboy" and that it wasn't Ray. It isn't me, either.)

MATT:  Cats, because they don't give a fuck. Until they do, then they give ALL the fucks. And you must, as well, servant human.

RICHARD:  Both. Although leaning towards dogs more these days. I've handled my share of cat box treats.

2. Aliens. Do they exist?

RAY:  I fucking hope so.  No way humans are the A-#1 Duke of the Universe.

MARLIN:  Of course. But don't tell the orange president.

KEN:  I want to speak to an attorney.

MATT:  Statistically speaking, they must. Hopefully they are nicer than us. And if not, hopefully they never find us.

RICHARD:  Certainly.

3. Drug of choice? (None is not an option btw)

RAY:  Romantic Comedies (on Weed!)

MARLIN:  Depends on whether the question is coming from my probation officer. Lets just say none to be safe. But talk to me later.

KEN:  Endorphin.

MATT:  If I had to pick one, it would be Diet Dr. Pepper.

RICHARD:  A good ol' PCP laced, red wine enema.

Image via Stoogeaphilia's Facebook Page - Photo by Jose L. Serrato Jr.

Image via Stoogeaphilia's Facebook Page - Photo by Jose L. Serrato Jr.

4. Brown or white gravy? (Neither is not an option btw)

RAY:  I am allowed no gravy.  Sore subject.  Next Question!

MARLIN:  White.   

KEN:  Alfredo.

MATT:  I will avoid gravy-choice evangelism and say that both have their moments. White on biscuits, anything chicken-fried, potatos, grits, starchy things. Brown on turkey & dressing, potatos, beef dishes. Really, if somebody sets gravy down in front of me, it's going on my food. Period.

RICHARD:  I kind of agree with Matt on these things.

5. Favorite weapon of mass destruction?

RAY:  Favorite?  Giant earthbound Asteroid/Meteor would be rad on an Extinction Event/Out of My Control level.  But if I had to pick how I wanted everyone to die?  Maybe a heroin bomb.   

MARLIN:  Taco Casa Taco Lite.

KEN:  Stratocaster.

MATT:  Targeted asteroids.

RICHARD:  Music.

6. Favorite marsupial?

RAY:  Koala.  Because a Platypus is a Monotreme not a Marsupial.

MARLIN:  Never been to Mars before.

KEN:  My Wife.

MATT:  Possum. Did you know female marsupials have two vaginas, and males have bifurcated penises? Penii? Penes? Penae? I digress...

RICHARD:  Tasmanian Devils.

Image via Stoogeaphilia's Facebook Page - Photo by Nick Huff

Image via Stoogeaphilia's Facebook Page - Photo by Nick Huff

7. Favorite Superhero?

RAY:  Bizarro Ted Cruz.

MARLIN:  Wonder Woman.

KEN:  Jon Teague.

MATT:  According to my friend Daniel, I'm already a superhero. My super power is the Power of Indifference. If not me, then Zorlak the Avenger.

RICHARD:  El Duce!

8. Did Dez catch it?

RAY:  I was always a Keith Morris/Ron Reyes guy.

MARLIN:  that is between him and his doctor. None of my business. 

KEN:  Who is Dez?  What is “It”?

MATT:  This is a sports question, right? No clue, not a big sports fan.

RICHARD:  Is this a Black Flag reference?

9. When you die, if you were given the choice to come back as any animal, which would you choose?

RAY:  The Lazy Trinity of I do what I want…House Cat, Otter or Three-Toed Sloth.

MARLIN:  The one from the Muppet Movie.

KEN:  See first reply.

MATT:  An alien superhero, Zorlak the Avenger. Then I could prove #2 conclusively.

RICHARD:  Party Animal.

10. The best MJ is: Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Mike Jones, or Milla Jovovich?

RAY:  Mick Jones because he was in the Clash and Foreigner.

MARLIN: Is Mick Jones an option? That would be my answer. Either from Foreigner or the one from the Clash.

KEN:  Michael Jackson.

MATT:  Multi-pass.

RICHARD:  Mick Jones.

Image via The Me-Thinks' Facebook Page

Image via The Me-Thinks' Facebook Page

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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.”

I Like This Song - Animal Spirit's "Doom Surf" by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

I Like This Song celebrates songs by local bands sans clichéd music journo over-analysis.

The furthest we take the dissection of songs featured here is, well, you guessed it: "I Like This Song." 

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Today's featured song and accompanying music video comes from Animal Spirit and their soon-to-be-released album "This is Relevant," due out in February.

New music from this wondrous Fort Worth band started my 2017 on the right foot when they released the above vid for "Doom Surf" this past New Year's Day.    

If this track is a harbinger of what's to come, get stoked about their new record Fort Worthians.

Wait for it. Wait for it.

#Wait4It

*waiting*

*still waiting*

*ok, this is getting ridiculous*

I.

like.

this.

song.

Image via Animal Spirit's Facebook Page

Image via Animal Spirit's Facebook Page

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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.”

I Like This Song - Missing Sibling's "Color Inside The Lines" by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

I Like This Song celebrates songs by local bands sans clichéd music journo over-analysis.

The furthest we take the dissection of songs featured here is, well, you guessed it: "I Like This Song." 

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Today's featured song comes from Missing Sibling's recently released self-titled record that hit stores in April 2016 via Idol Records.

A quick aside, Missing Sibling may be my favorite band name of all-time.

Without further ado ... I like this song.  

Image via Missing Sibling Facebook

Image via Missing Sibling Facebook

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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.”