Thursday, April 1, 2010


we now interrupt our irregularly scheduled programming for a brief shout-out to one of my all-time favorite artists: d. boon would have been 52 today. the minutemen — singer/guitarist d.boon, bass player mike watt & drummer george hurley — have been and continue to be a huge influence on me, both in my writing and in the way i try to live my life. if you are unfamiliar with the work of the minutemen but are interested at all in awesomeness, i highly recommend you beg, borrow, steal or download a copy of the album "double nickels on the dime." shit'll change your life. (there is also an excellent documentary about the band called "we jam econo: the story of the minutemen." check it out.)

so this long weekend, while everyone else is biting the heads off rabbits to commemorate their zombie messiah, i'm going to grab my minutemen cds and instead celebrate the life of another man who died young, but whose words and deeds live on to influence the lives of us who would hear. ladies & gentlemen, d.-motherfuckin'-boon.