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Howling Feedback from the Mouthpiece of James

Watching for the card that is so high and wild I'll never need to deal another

Name:
maps_or_guitars
Website:
External Services:
  • maps_or_guitars@livejournal.com
Schools:
"All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position of nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive."
--RALPH WALDO EMERSON

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
--THEODORE ROOSELVELT

"You gotta hear this new box I got, it creates the most offensive noise ..."
--ROBERT QUINE

So much for my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.

This is My Lovely Wife:
mlw

My Lovely Wife and I live in Brooklyn with 4 cats. We've lost five and added three. Charles was the Orange Boy in this picture, and he was the best of all possible Orange Boys. Montgomery is the white and grey tabby, and he was the Best Boy. Both are gone now.
Charles and Montgomery

And this Thanksgiving, our matriarch - Shayna - ended nineteen years of life with us.

Shayna

Now it's Beansie, Longnose Stick, Spoon and Finnegan.

I work in Manhattan; my job is so square that it's cool... I sell antique maps. I can't ever leave this job, really, so I'll probably never go on tour with my music... Not any more than a week or so, anyhow.

I am a bassist and a guitarist, and program a mean drum machine. I write and record my own material, and front a band playing it: The James Rocket. It's power pop, basically. I've had people that I respect tell me they liked it, so hey.

I'm still playing bass in a A Bunch Of Girls. We kick ass and take names.

I used to roleplay a lot. I haven't had time nowadays with the music. I still have my books, so if the music goes south I always have Traveller and Tunnels & Trolls to fall back on. I like the look of the new edition of D&D but I'll be damned if I DM it before I get to play it.

My wife used to ride and wrench a '73 Honda CB750, but she's been slammed for time with teaching, so we let it go. When things get sorted, we'll get her a dual-sport. Or something

Did I mention we have four cats?

Sugar's awesome. She gets me the best birthday/Hanumas/anniversary presents EVER. Here's one:

the best birthday present EVER.

Gotta post the others.

We both gotta hit the gym more often but she looks like a million bucks no matter what she says.

I still mix drinks for My Lovely Wife but I kicked booze in the head in September of 2014. That decision may be up for review eventually, but apparently I sing better without it, so.
alesis sr-16, antique maps, bass, brooklyn, cats, cb750, creativity, food, gearheadiness, godlessness, guitar, home recording, indy rock, live music, loud music, music, my lovely wife, old guitars & amps, punk, rebirth of irony, rock, songwriting, tascam porta 01, vs840ex

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