Michael Phillips

Drunken Blather... THIS IS NOT A TEST

Michael Phillips, a.k.a. MJP, a man of many talents, invited me to his house for a little (okay, a lot) of Four Roses Bourbon, and a little (okay a lot) of drunken blather. He's turned it into the latest episode of his podcast, THIS IS NOT A TEST. He's described the episode like this:

"An inebriated "interview" with author and artist Hosho McCreesh. Including discussion of telephones, Hot Pockets, the Guerilla Poetics Project, pre-established familiarity, Four Roses bourbon, apology and explanation, leaving your balls at Disneyland, buying fake purses in Juarez, all jobs are lousy, people who use typewriters are assholes, the shrinking world of the aging, binding books with Admiral Kurtz (a.k.a. Bill Roberts), writing running its course, being stuck on a tiny dust mote in a vast emptiness and lack of preparation."

Listen HERE. I guarantee at least 3 chuckles, a giggle or two, if not one or two out & out guffaws.

MJP's This Is Not A Test

Michael Phillips (MJP) says a few kind things about my writing in the latest episode of his podcast This Is Not A Test.

The podcast itself is MJP (who also built the internet's biggest and best source for information about writer Charles Bukowski) walking you through some of his favorites things -- books, music, guitars, playing in punk or reggae bands -- in an enjoyable, free-form kind of sermon. Give them a listen. I've enjoyed the chance to learn more about a guy I've personally never met, yet still shared a number of different orbits with, and chances are good you (whoever you are reading this) will have something in common with him too. He's just that kind of guy.