Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Good Press

I’ve just been tidying up the old internet homestead; sweeping and dusting. I finally added a video link and some commentary to the Cable “Live” page of my site (punkmonkeypictures.com) and, drum roll, got this here blog fully integrated into my dot com as the "news" page. I like the convenience of a blog so I think this will be a permanent fixture.

The big story this week is that the January 07 edition of Decibel Magazine is on newsstands now. Pick up it and check out the killer review that Last Call got. Here’s a little of what they said.

“Cable were a great band. The fact that one needs to say that in the past tense is probably due to the fact that they were a great band for 10 freaking years and not nearly enough people knew it. Hence, this excellent compilation and DVD, a perfect bookend to a slept-on career.” 9/10 - Joe Gross, Decibel Magazine, Jan 07/No. 027

A 9 out of 10, not too shabby. There's lots more but you should buy the magazine.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Punkmonkey News

I’ve been doing other stuff and consequently my webpage has gone un-worked-on for more than a month now. It really is a pain to do things the way I was doing them, in a strictly html way, so I switched over to this blog method. Hopefully this will be easier to maintain.

I’m in the middle of two productions right now, both for Translation Loss Records.

The first of the jobs is music video for the Chicago-area metal band American Heritage for their song “Br00tal: Axxes of Evil”. I think it looks pretty good and I have high hopes for it. I would go so far as to say that this music video might be one of those career defining moments if I can get things looking the way they should.

I have lots of stills from this shoot to post, thanks to my friend and co-worker Bryan Pitkin and my good pal, the flash-happy shutter bug, Mick Mullin. I’m in the middle of editing "Axxes" and it might be a few weeks (or more) until I have something to show the public. More on this as it develops.

The other job I’ve been working on is a rehash of a “concert video” from the Philadelphia grindcore band, Total Fucking Destruction featuring Rich Hoak (Brutal Truth). I was asked to re-cut and polish the existing video, add new titling, and do some other tweaking. Mission accomplished. I’m waiting on re-mastered audio from Mick and then that one goes into the “done” pile. I'm not sure if I’ll be allowed to post video from that. The label or the band or both may have a problem with it. You might have to wait for the enhanced CD, or whatever it will end up being, if you want to see it. Incidentally, TFD is good stuff. I’m not really a grind-fan and I had a good time watching them, might even check them out this weekend if the stars align properly.

That’s all I’ve got for now. Tune in and stay tuned.