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michaeltfournier 2016-09-27 19:45:40 GMT >>
90's reclamation project #2: The Warmers

I did some writing on Amy Farina’s drumming for the Warmers on The Collapsar.

michaeltfournier 2016-09-23 16:59:00 GMT >>
Interview w/Sam McPheeters

I interviewed Sam about his new book ‘Exploded View’ here.

michaeltfournier 2016-09-07 19:22:59 GMT >>
Review: "Manor Threat" by Ben Snakepit

Here’s a review of Ben Snakepit’s new “Manor Threat” anthology for Vol. 1 Brooklyn. 

michaeltfournier 2016-08-19 19:24:09 GMT >>
Razorcake podcast #416

Here’s my third podcast for Razorcake, featuring new music by Dr. Identity, G.L.O.S.S., Bad Leg, Thick Tang, the Ergs! and more.

michaeltfournier 2016-08-17 18:46:24 GMT >>
Review, "A Paper Son" by Jason Buchholz

 I review Jason Buchholz’s debut novel “A Paper Son” for Cabildo Quarterly.


michaeltfournier 2016-08-11 17:50:09 GMT >>
Flipping Roger Clemens the bird.

A sordid tale of corporate seats and flat knuckleballs is now available in the new issue of Zisk.

tlorber 2016-07-30 00:22:02 GMT >>

A video posted by Terry G Lorber (@tgl2) on

michaeltfournier 2016-07-16 20:20:49 GMT >>
New poetry: Katelyn Kenderish


New Glasses

Putting them on the first time,
I see purple ground ivy
flowers, the scallops of leaves
sharply delineating
their shadows, concrete steps, wall.

We walk through the neighborhood
that runs parallel to the
interstate and everything
seems to rise up to meet me
along the sidewalk, shifting
angles of the red leaved shrubs
tilting parallelograms,
like levered stagecraft waves.

I feel short and everything,
beer bottles and piled apples,
are sweetly miniature
with sticker labels and crisp
outlines. A veil lifts looking
through filter spectacles
and there is no standing straight.

Katelyn Kenderish is a poet currently residing in Washington. Look for more of her poetry in a forthcoming print issue of Cabildo Quarterly.

tlorber 2016-07-11 23:52:34 GMT >>

Mention @1ApolloBot in your tweet of an Artist Album Song.  Watch for RT when a match is made.  Listen at http://dj-apollo.herokuapp.com/.


michaeltfournier 2016-06-22 20:13:30 GMT >>
New poetry: Robert Walicki



To break ground means to spit,
make them believe it comes natural.

Your Durango strut, smooth jaw, Brillo rough
and cut this frozen earth with pick swings, 7am.

You’re 20 and fresh out of art school, your masterpiece,
Mystical Autumn got an A minus,

but now, you are the thing you do.
Sweat jeweling off your boy body,

a skinny, jeaned thing, dizzy headed,
but thirsty to push a shovel down

into thick clefts of strata, the harpoon
in your shoulder, burning.

What they don’t tell you in school,
is that you’ll have to touch the snake,

50 feet of coiled steel, rust caked from its eely bath,
it’s shit journey down some stranger’s dark hole.

And when the plumber tells you to pick it up, you do,
because first years are dirt, fresh meat

primed to be broken, tentacles shaking in your dirty hands
nearly snapping your wrist like a twig.

You never thought you’d be here, riding shotgun
in a plumbing van, it’s dashboard, a landscape

of fast food wrappers, sitting next to Stu or Bull or Jumbo.
Everyone with tough sounding nicknames,

catcher’s mitt faces with cuds of chew.
And that man, called your boss with the crooked face,

his fat chest laughing it’s king of Hell laugh,
saying, This is how you learn. And good job
And keep moving.

Robert Walicki is the curator of VERSIFY, a monthly reading series in Pittsburgh, PA. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of journals including, HEArt,VerseWrights, I-70 Review, The Kentucky Review,Red River Review, and on the radio show Prosody. He won 1st runner up in the 2013 Finishing Line Open Chapbook Competition and was awarded finalist in the 2013 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition. He currently has two chapbooks published: A Room Full of Trees (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and The Almost Sound of Snow Falling (Night Ballet Press, 2015). He lives with his wife Lynne in Verona, PA. Look for more of his work in a forthcoming print edition of Cabildo Quarterly.

tlorber 2016-06-14 02:51:21 GMT >>


The 50 fatalities at Pulse are considerably more than the 33 victims killed during the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, or the 28 fatalities in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting in 2012. The 53 people wounded are also more than the number wounded in any other shooting, with the exception of the Aurora theater shooting in 2012, in which 58 were injured.

Read more here. 

tlorber 2016-06-14 02:44:03 GMT >>

Not quite right, but getting closer.


michaeltfournier 2016-06-10 20:57:58 GMT >>
Razorcake podcast #408.

Click here for the newest installment of the Razorcake podcast, featuring tons of new music. 

48-bottles 2016-06-10 01:41:12 GMT >>

Tasting Evil Twin Brewing’s Even More Jesus

Pours like a moonless night.
Fine, thick head, like hot cocoa from a machine.
Roasty, toasty, nose.
Thick mouthfeel, chocolate, coffee, sharp bitterness, clean finish.

michaeltfournier 2016-05-31 00:36:23 GMT >>
RS 500: "Disintegration"

Click here for a piece on the Cure’s 1989 album I wrote for RS 500.

tlorber 2016-05-26 04:43:50 GMT >>
Revocation - The Grip Tightens [OFFICIAL VIDEO] (Scion AV)

I’m still enjoying this.


michaeltfournier 2016-05-02 21:07:55 GMT >>
RS 500: "Wild Gift"

Here’s a piece I wrote on X’s second album for the RS 500.

michaeltfournier 2016-04-25 20:27:49 GMT >>
Queens: Topos 5/13/16 with Jes Skolnik, Brendan Kiernan, Mike Faloon

Get psyched!

michaeltfournier 2016-04-22 21:12:13 GMT >>
Razorcake | Punk Music Podcast | #402 with Michael T. Fournier | Razorcake Podcast

Here’s my first #razorcake podcast. Dig it!


tlorber 2016-04-09 21:15:05 GMT >>

Tasting Rinkuskiai’s Lobster Lovers Beer

michaeltfournier 2016-03-28 16:22:19 GMT >>
Cabildo Quarterly #9 available now, and audio from Ellen Goldsmith.


The ninth issue of Cabildo Quarterly,  featuring new poetry, fiction and essays by Laura Lee Washburn, Karen Lillis, Jacob Fricke, Matthias Holt, Josh Davis, Jennifer Bannan, Ellen Goldsmith and Rebecca Griffin, is available online now through issuu.com  and pdfsr.com.

Email us for print issues.

Contributor Ellen Goldsmith’s poem ‘Daybreakage’ can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/cabildo-quarterly/daybreakagetake3-ellen-sander-1

tlorber 2016-03-28 01:18:18 GMT >>

tlorber 2016-03-26 22:08:24 GMT >>

Holy Trinity

tlorber 2016-03-23 02:39:56 GMT >>

Lorbeer Tasting. Batch #33. Pours golden. Slight head. Apricot nose. Effervescent. Bitter.

tlorber 2016-03-22 22:36:02 GMT >>

Farewell, Old Paint. 1999-2016.

michaeltfournier 2016-03-16 18:37:20 GMT >>
PunkHistory.org – Punk’s not dead – it’s history

I’m psyched to be on this panel with Sara Marcus, Byron Coley, Tanya Pearson and a bunch of other talented folks. April 8th!


tlorber 2016-03-08 06:05:00 GMT >>
2016-03-07 07:50 Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker. Seen on suet-feeder.

tlorber 2016-03-04 23:50:23 GMT >>

Cat got the sopressata.

48-bottles 2016-03-04 01:46:29 GMT >>

Tasting Lorbeer #35

Pours crystal clear, honey/straw. Thin head. Malty nose. Caramel, sweet flavor. Mild.

tlorber 2016-03-04 01:35:37 GMT >>


4/14 @illegallyblindpresents TACOCAT - link in bio 🌮🐈🎉🌮🐈🎉

michaeltfournier 2016-03-02 21:31:01 GMT >>


ultra-special author reading @pehrspace coming up!

featuring @alice-bag, keith morris, michelle gonzales, and @michaeltfournier!

the one-and-only @jimvermin will be heading up a Q&A after.
plus! music by DJ Little D.

see you april 2nd, fools! RSVP here.

tlorber 2016-02-26 06:20:02 GMT >>

Chicago Land

tlorber 2016-02-26 02:33:35 GMT >>

Da Pork Chop (at Ditka’s Chicagoland)

tlorber 2016-02-20 16:18:40 GMT >>

Classic conditions. #sugarloaf

tlorber 2016-02-19 16:55:57 GMT >>

5 minutes before ski school pickup. #sugarloaf

tlorber 2016-02-19 16:16:55 GMT >>

Overheard in lift line: those are some retro skis! #sugarloaf

tlorber 2016-02-18 18:20:04 GMT >>

You should see the other guy.

tlorber 2016-02-17 21:13:55 GMT >>

Carrabassett Coffee Company is my coffee roaster.

michaeltfournier 2016-01-27 21:10:07 GMT >>


Todd Taylor, Michael T Fournier, and Mike Faloon! foto by Rebecca Griffin

michaeltfournier 2015-12-21 19:09:03 GMT >>
Two new “Swing State” reviews

Here are two new reviews of my novel “Swing State”:

The Compulsive Reader


48-bottles 2015-12-20 02:46:28 GMT >>

Mikkeller’s Hoppy Lovin’ Christmas

48-bottles 2015-11-30 03:05:01 GMT >>

Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project’s Meadowlark IPA
Fare thee well.

48-bottles 2015-10-25 20:03:37 GMT >>

This is the game, right here.

48-bottles 2015-10-17 20:41:36 GMT >>

Narragansett’s Lovecraft Chapter 2: Reanimator Helles Lager

michaeltfournier 2015-10-08 20:21:23 GMT >>
Protomartyr — The Agent Intellect (Hardly Art)



Let’s face it: the industry expectation is that rock music is for, by, and about young’uns. Protomartyr bucks these expectations. Singer Joe Casey is dealing with the unsexy reality of losing parents, the long look down the decline slope of what comes after age 40. Sonic precedents abound: it’s easy to hear traces of the Fall, Joy Division, Girls Against Boys, but The Agent Intellect is not retro. Rather, the record exists in and ruminates on the now, be it under the well-heeled dystopian umbrella of technology, or, alternately, the crushing mundanity of loss. The weight of this jumbled present is overwhelming, occasionally contradictory and senseless.  Rather than back down from the precipice of decline and confusion, Protomartyr has reported the situation as they see it in The Agent Intellect, an uncomfortable, honest and ultimately excellent record. 

Keep reading

On the new Protomartyr record.

48-bottles 2015-10-02 17:50:25 GMT >>

Lemony nose, trace head. Orange hue. Light and sparkling, citrusy sweet finish. BrewDog Pilot-013.

48-bottles 2015-09-26 15:33:22 GMT >>


graphs-i-made 2015-09-03 19:33:35 GMT >>


michaeltfournier 2015-08-13 17:41:53 GMT >>
Cabildo Quarterly #8 out now!


Cabildo Quarterly #8, summer 2015. Featuring new poetry and fiction by Ben Stein, Jes Skolnik, Erica Vega, Richard Katrovas and Ellen Sander. 

Available online via issuu and/or pdfsr. 

Hard copies available in/around greater Belchertown MA/Pittsburgh PA. 

Additional copies are a buck per – hit us via the gmail, cabildoquarterly.

All right!

champagnewehad 2015-06-20 23:30:25 GMT >>

9th Anniversary

48-bottles 2015-05-28 02:07:37 GMT >>

Really no comparison, but Batch 43 turned out nicely.

champagnewehad 2015-05-18 19:11:58 GMT >>

1st Anniversary

brdibkd 2015-05-18 03:47:31 GMT >>

Adapted from http://www.breadcetera.com/?p=71

300g poolish

200g KA Rye

550g KAAP

450g Water

15g Salt

2 tsp instant yeast


Add salt and yeast, knead by flap-and-fold

Let rise

Split into two

Let rise

Make boulets

Let rise

Bake @ 425*F 40min (15min steam)

48-bottles 2015-05-18 03:01:13 GMT >>
2015-05-18 03:01

Test post the thirth.

elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:40:38 GMT >>

elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:38:24 GMT >>

elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:36:03 GMT >>

elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:34:36 GMT >>

elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:29:29 GMT >>

elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:27:38 GMT >>

elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:25:11 GMT >>

elrollodemayo 2015-05-15 02:21:27 GMT >>

48-bottles 2015-05-14 21:13:48 GMT >>

Narragansett Brewing Co’s Innsmouth Olde Ale

elrollodemayo 2015-05-14 18:05:26 GMT >>

elrollodemayo 2015-05-14 17:53:34 GMT >>


48-bottles 2015-05-12 20:14:08 GMT >>
Best Ginger Beer

Adapted from MAC

1 qt water

2 oz grated or finely chopped ginger

4 oz white sugar

4 oz turbinado sugar

¾ tsp cream of tartar

4 taps cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)

Bring all to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, covered


1 ½ qt water

Juice of 1 lemon

Pitch ¼ tsp of Red Star Champagne yeast

Bottle and cap

Ferment at room temperature for 36 hours

Refrigerate to end fermentation

48-bottles 2015-05-06 02:54:00 GMT >>

F.G. 1.008 (7.09% ABV)

Primed with 5oz corn sugar

27 22oz bottles

3 12oz bottles

48-bottles 2015-05-06 02:51:27 GMT >>

Fermenting @ 68*F

Transfer to secondary

1oz Simply Select 6.6%

0.5oz Columbus 15.5%

0.5oz Amarillo 8.2%

0.5oz Apollo 17.7%

48-bottles 2015-05-06 02:50:33 GMT >>

Fermenting @ 68*F

1oz Simply Select 6.6%

0.5oz Columbus 15.5%

0.5oz Amarillo 8.2%

0.5oz Apollo 17.7%

48-bottles 2015-05-06 02:49:01 GMT >>

American Double IPA

5gal water @ 165*F strike

13.5lb Fawcett & Sons Pearl 

0.75lb Fawcett & Sons CaraMalt 

0.75lb Rahr White Wheat

60min. sacchrine rest @ 152*F

5gal water @ 170*F, mashout


60min 10mL HopShot 

0min 1lb brun leger

Flame Out

2oz Simply Select pellets 6.6% 

1oz Columbus pellets 15.5% 

0.5oz Apollo pellets 17.7%

15min (180*F)

1oz Simply Select pellets 6.6% 

1oz Columbus pellets 15.5% 

1oz Amarillo pellets 8.2% 

0.5oz Apollo pellets 17.7%

Pitched 1pkg Safale US-05

O.G. 1.059 @ 93*F

48-bottles 2015-03-26 01:40:18 GMT >>

Lorbeer Batch #32

48-bottles 2015-02-20 21:47:39 GMT >>

Smuttynose Brewing’s Big A IPA

48-bottles 2015-02-14 18:18:49 GMT >>

Smuttynose Brewing’s Durty

48-bottles 2015-02-14 18:17:27 GMT >>

Narragansett’s Lovecraft Honey Ale

champagnewehad 2014-06-27 14:38:53 GMT >>

7th Anniversary

champagnewehad 2014-06-27 14:37:19 GMT >>

8th Anniversary.

thomasjwalshfrombillericama 2013-09-22 16:20:06 GMT >>


Lowell Connector was in my graduating class.

Lowell Connector? Don’t even know ‘er.

thomasjwalshfrombillericama 2013-09-12 20:38:29 GMT >>
Neil Young debuts new song at Johnny D's (Somerville, MA) - 9/11/13

I had a pretty nice top-shelf goal at pickup hockey last night.  I guess that was worth missing this, right?


thomasjwalshfrombillericama 2013-09-12 17:47:09 GMT >>


I used the Chelsea Finagle to get to work today.  Sayin’

I went to high school with her.

thomasjwalshfrombillericama 2013-09-04 16:26:40 GMT >>

I should buy a 50’s-themed diner.

thomasjwalshfrombillericama 2013-08-31 15:11:16 GMT >>
JH Living Vocoder >>

thomasjwalshfrombillericama 2013-08-27 15:03:50 GMT >>

I should buy a vocorder.

thomasjwalshfrombillericama 2013-08-24 13:06:54 GMT >>
Human Highway

Given that we’re at 1982, when are tlorber and michaeltfournier gonna come over and watch “Human Highway” with me?

thomasjwalshfrombillericama 2013-08-24 04:30:12 GMT >>
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