Sept. 30, 2022


Travis Indovina recently suggested I write about the balance between corporate working and personal passions, and how that affects me psychologically. I think anyone could relate to this struggle, especially those of you following Grim. I started w…

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Sept. 23, 2022

Cantaloupe - I'm married

You ever do something so stupid, that you are filled with instant regret and wonder why the hell you did it? Hold my beer. I was around eight, maybe nine, when I ‘played a game’ so asinine it could have ended my life. I was home alone…

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Sept. 16, 2022

Nothing is Permanent

Mortality is interesting. Bear with me, things are probably going to get weird. I have always had a morbid relationship with death. People try to reason with me; you were born alone, you die alone. Everything that lives must die. Fuck that - I did …

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Sept. 9, 2022

Metal Meltdown

A long time ago, before Grim was born, Milkman (Brutal Postman) mentioned a monthly heavy metal happy hour at Record Archive we should check out, Metal Meltdown. I am not sure why it took us so long to go (likely our lack of social skills) but after…

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Sept. 2, 2022

Grim Moments Part I

All right – it is obvious how much love I have for the friends and family we made over the course of Grim Dystopian. I would like to start sharing highlights and moments I have experienced thanks to the friends we have made (and continue to ma…

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Aug. 19, 2022


I have mentioned before that above anything else, having fun and remaining a fan is of upmost importance to me when it comes to ‘our brand’. We walk a fine line between putting in hard work, sweat and tears, and enjoyment and fulfillment…

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I had to have braces on for about a year and a half before I could have surgery. In the fall of 2011, my braces were put on, and surgery was scheduled for summer of 2013. In between, I had waves of insecurity, doubt, panic, more panic, but really, t…

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Some stories shape who we are, some stories seem insignificant and then something happens in life, and you think back to those insignificant moments and realize they were consequential. Fast-forward: I was born with a birth defect that I held on to…

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July 29, 2022


My music playing journey has been interesting, to say the least. Ken has tried for years and years to get me attached to an instrument and we have had many failed attempts. The first (yes, there are several) instrument he bought for me was an acou…

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July 22, 2022


I have mentioned Barrett (Sevared Records) a couple times throughout my writings; he is part of the journey so here goes nothin’… Aside from Kris Piper (Popper), Barrett was one of the first dudes I met ‘in the scene’. I …

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