Black Metal In Paradise

CPH, you so crazy. After staying for about a week in one of the "happiest places on earth", I definitely felt as though the dream of blinding and interminable bliss was unattainable for me. Despite my positivity, despite my openness and willingness to smile at olde people (even when they scowl back because they apparently think…Read more Black Metal In Paradise

Copenhagen: Fokes with Spokes

And thus Feeled Recordings stepped into the global arena as I departed the United States. Norwegian Airlines: Not For The Thrifty of Heart I arrived in Copenhagen after approximately 10 hours on a Norwegian Air flight that did not include water or any food. It was like being in a flying prison that I elected to…Read more Copenhagen: Fokes with Spokes

Area Man Hears Mechanical Chicken of Youth, Turns 5

If there was a sound who's contours have remained nearly perfectly etched into my adult brain despite over two decades of absence, it was the clucking of a giant, mechanical chicken that lived in a glass box in a local sporting goods store. In the two-floor emporium of guns (and even a shooting range), fishing gear,…Read more Area Man Hears Mechanical Chicken of Youth, Turns 5

The Innkeeper Retires: Roll Credits

After 108 mystical days, my service is now complete as the Innkeeper of Alaska. It has at times been frustrating, transcendent, boring, and thrilling. It was uniformly cold. A great portion of my time as the Innkeeper was spent in hiding, reclusively retreating to my hermitage to mutter expletives about the guests under my breath.…Read more The Innkeeper Retires: Roll Credits

The Secret Masters of The Curling Club

The Iditarod came to Fairbanks this year. It's a big deal because the 1,000-mile race doesn't usually begin in Fairbanks, but thanks to shifts in climate (or not), the race was moved northward to the land of ice and snow. While I cannot claim to know the mind that compels a person to stand on a…Read more The Secret Masters of The Curling Club

Laughter Falls Dead on the Tundra

There is one coffee shop in Fairbanks. I mean, there are a handful, but there is really only one true coffee shop. By this I mean a place that has in it's employ at least one condescending barista, (who tried to sell me psychedelics with my first cup of coffee) a horn-rimmed, stick-and-poke barista, and ambient…Read more Laughter Falls Dead on the Tundra

Audio+Word: Majesty Descending

    (Birchlife: Doing Nothing>Keeping Smart Mammals Warm) The stately Birches have been swimming up to the sky since forever. Unflinchingly watching plagues, the rise and fall of empires, and all four Madagascar movies. All this to be hacked up in 2017 by a poorly-handled chainsaw and maul.   Their mangled majesty is stashed inside the nearby cabin…Read more Audio+Word: Majesty Descending