Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chuck Biscuits death a hoax

Chuck Biscuits 1965-2009

Reports of the death of Chuck Biscuits, the former D.O.A. and Danzig drummer, are a hoax, according to his brother.

Biscuits, whose real name is Charles Montgomery, is healthy and living in Seattle, according to Bob Montgomery, who spoke to CBC News from Vancouver.

On Thursday, CBC News and other media outlets reported the Canadian ex-drummer's death from throat cancer, but that has proved to be untrue.

The hoax appears to have originated with one U.S. blogger, James Greene Jr., and later was picked up by reputable music industry magazines such as ChartAttack and NME, as well as reported on a Facebook page purported to belong to Chuck Biscuits.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

I know a life of crime has led me to this sorry fate, and yet, I blame society. Society made me what I am.

I was cleaning up the template here at Things of the Spirit and came across a few unfinished posts and thought I should share them.

The movie Repo Man was a huge influence on me in my teen years. It was a quotable classic starring cool cars, cooler characters and a plot line stuffed full of bizarre themes. Plus it had an amazing punk rock soundtrack.

Recently Justin and I reviewed the film and J was able to assemble an amazing track using samples from the film, stringing together the character Miller's dialog involving the connectivity of all things in the universe, including a plate of shrimp. Check out the track here. The song will officially be released on the upcoming OvA album "Replicans not Replicants" the groups tribute to Gary Numan. Watch their Myspace page for details.

Now getting to the unfinished post part.

Over at Jalopnik, Repo Man creator Alex Cox chatted about how he picked the cars for the film and the site also posted a gallery of actual junkyard cars with the symbolic air freshener that Miller professes you will "find one in every car. You'll see.".

Remember...Repo Man's got all night, every night.