Monthly Archives: August 2015



X. Photo by Gary Leonard.

Five published articles this month, about par for the course. I wrote a round-up of different open mic nights for M, a bit on Milwaukee’s famous Mystery Lion for my “Monster of the Month” column, a random blog post, and write ups for the Shepherd on Lebowski Fest, and punk band X. That last one was a thrill for me, I got to do a short phone interview with one of the band’s singers and founding members, Exene Cervenka. When I was in high school, I had a shoebox filled with cassette tapes, all of which got played several hundred times. One of them was X’s Under the Big Black Sun. I’m excited to see them play tomorrow!

28. “Check…Check…Is This Thing Working?M magazine, August 2015. (P.100)

29. “Monster of the Month: Milwaukee Mystery Lion,” Forces of Geek, August 5

30. “Tea Krulos Summons the Haircutting Djinn,”, August 17

31. “You’re a Lebowski, I’m a Lebowski: Achievers bring Lebowski Fest back to Milwaukee,” Shepherd Express, August 18

32. “Punk Legends X Headline Sprecher’s Anniversary Bash,” Shepherd Express, August 26

Total 2015 word count: 114, 229