As a musician, you rarely get to witness the progression of another musician’s project from start to finish. Hashing out the concept for the album, the track selection, and recording the tracks are all processes that usually occur behind the scenes. If you work with the artist directly you may be able to piece together what’s going on, but most of the time the journey will be traveled by the artist alone. I’m very fortunate as a part-time writer/part-time musician because I get to see the best of both worlds; I’m able to see the journey other artists go through so I can gain a greater appreciation of their art and struggle. (more…)
(Captain) Ron Fortier joins Tom in this soon to be classic episode! Ron speaks about his comic book beginnings, Brother Bones and Captain Hazzard, the New Pulp movement, the popularity of Sherlock Holmes, and a whole lotta inside info on Airship 27! Better press play now rather than later fearless listener!
Pete Rose is perhaps the most polarizing figure in sports history. Baseball’s all-time hits king is banned from baseball, the sport he still loves. Now, Pete is oddly wrapped up with performance enhancing drug users, despite never having that particular cloud over his own career.
John Phillips of Pittsburgh’s 93.7 The Fan was able to interview Pete and has experienced a viraling effect since it hit the air waves. Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti spoke to Mr. Phillips about what Pete had to say, including some controversial comments about why he’s suspended, Pete’s recent relationship with Alex Rodriguez, his opinions on the steroid era overall and how those players would be better served in dealing with the public, and if Pete will ever be enshrined in Cooperstown, New York, at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Howitzer and Buzz-Saw Show sends many thanks to John Phillips for his appearance and commands anyone who hasn’t heard it yet to give their ears a massaging and listen to his one on one with Charlie Hustle, AKA, Pete Rose.
Just like Pete Rose conquered his baseball career on the field and John Phillips conquers 93.7 in Pittsburgh, Mike “the Buzz-Saw” Asti conquers sports radio, one day, at a time…
Garbage day. Maybe one day I’ll actually get back to putting it out the night before instead of getting up at the buttcrack the day of to do it. (more…)
Bobby Nash sits down with Tom for a rousing discussion of…well, all things Bobby Nash. Bobby explains how he got into writing and the process he went through to get Evil Ways published. He blames Sean Taylor for the creation of Rick Ruby and The Ruby Files and Bobby and Tom talk at length about the Domino Lady and Honey West! 50 minutes of pure writer-y goodness, don’t delay, press play!
The Boys Outta Brooklyn mark the passing of one of the greatest genre writers ever to work a typewriter by posthumously inducting Richard Matheson into The Hall of Great, Great Men. Join Tom and Derrick as they discuss key films both inspired by and written by Matheson, talk about the way he helped bring horror fiction into the living room and gives out some writing advice. You don’t want to be chased around by some freaking Zuni Fetish Doll, so get to clicking (and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow)!
Back from island. Despite Matthew’s opinion that this is a stupid feature, the questions remain. (more…)
A quick recap of what happened Saturday, June 29: A group of atheists wanted to tear down a stone monument of the Ten Commandments in Starke, Florida. The atheists failed, but got something else. They got to place a monument to state their beliefs. Which is to say…nothing, they don’t believe in anything, duh. Of course, in a turn of events, there was a group of Christians out protesting them. It’s rather ironic, because usually it’s the atheists that protesting Christian monuments. (more…)
If anyone doesn’t keep up on the news, let me fill you in. The unions have threatened that the workers for San Francisco rapid transit may go on strike Monday, July 1st. As you read this, it may be a done deal and a strike is already occurring. The union represents more then 2400 train operators, station agents, mechanics, professional staff and maintenance workers. The cause you might ask? Well, the union wants a 5 percent annual raise over the next three years. This is for operators and agents that average $71,000 a year. The answer was for an 8 percent annual raise over the next four years. Hmm, why am I talking about this? (more…)
Okay, this is probably not something I should write, but I figured, why not? I just felt like sharing my point of view as a modern man. In modern times, being a male isn’t that popular. The fact is, I can deal with this. It mostly has to do with feminism and general feminist views. (more…)