editorial

Jake La Botz for Inked

Jake La Botz for Inked

"Jake La Botz is a creator of dark poetry and haunting song, the kind of music that gets in your bones and rides you for days, a sound and vision only those who've been to the bottom and clawed their way back up can generate. His midnight gifts evoke Hank Williams and Skip James as much as Tom Waits and Dylan. Not everybody will get this music - because not everybody is ready for the truth."  

 - Jerry Stahl (author of Permanent Midnight)

 

Stay Gold, Pony Boy

Stay Gold, Pony Boy

I can't believe I haven't written about this, actually. 

If you know me, you know how much I adore Butch Walker. Seems I've listened to him since I knew what Rock and Roll was, and had my own set of speakers to listen to him through. 

Every time there was an opportunity to feature a musician, since I've been working at Inked Magazine, I would (try not to shout) "BUTCH WALKER". When our Pin Up themed issue came up this year... My editor in chief took me up on this... and... well... I got to interview the dude. 

Funny thing was, I just went to his show in NYC a couple of weeks prior. So, his talent and ability to perform was fresh in the heart. 

To read what I wrote... yup, I got to write the damn article... Keep on keepin' on. 

My Precious

My Precious

I took a leap of faith - put my work out there to be seen, to be critiqued, and to be given an opportunity to be shown.  The response has opened another opportunity to throw my work back onto the wall - a series I never thought I would have the opportunity to show in such a matter.

Proving wrong all of my conclusions, proving right to stick my ass on the line.

March 15th, Lura Restaurant & Lounge