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The folks over at NPR have hooked us up again–they just released the new SXSW Sampler for free via Itunes, with songs from Spoon, Surfer Blood, The Walkmen, and more!
While I don’t have the scratch to head down to Austin this year, you can hit up the great show being put on by Death + Taxes Magazine on March 18th, featuring bands like No Age, Japandroids, and Best Coast. Just remember to RSVP or you won’t be getting in to the free show. Its 21+. (more…)

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It’s been snowing for two weeks. New York City is under a cold blanket of whiteness. I wrote a “short story” a few years ago, prior to moving here, about a New York City under such a slushy snowy mess. Without further ado, here is “Dark Side of the Wall.”
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Doughnuts.

White.
Then, more white.
Then, an overweight, balding man in a striped cotton shirt with pit stains sitting behind a desk. His nameplate reads “Mr. L. Johnson.” A doughnut box on his desk is nearly empty. The room is plain, with many other cubicles side by side. Phones are ringing and people seem to be doing a lot of work, but there isn’t anyone walking around. (more…)

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The New Look!

As everyone might realize, this is the new look of the website! It’s got some little tabby things so that you can check out what else is going on on different pages. I also spent about 2 hours archiving the podcasts I’ve done and they are under the “previous podcasts” tab.
Hope you like it!
Johnny S

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Good morning, fellow artists! I’m pleased to announce a Short Story contest for the month of February. You may submit as many as you want, and the prizes are phenomenal. The only rule is that it must be under 5000 words, it must be otherwise unpublished, and you must give me your name and address if you wish to receive your prize. A list of prizes will be given in the coming days. Selected stories will be published on this website and judged by a poll to select a winner. (more…)

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Come Back Conan!

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Starving Artist Radio January Edition

Check out the latest episode of Starving Artist Radio, with Johnny giving tips on writing a “query letter” to get the attention of bigwigs, some info on bandcamp.com, which is a great resource for musicians that want to get their music heard.

Featuring music by Gumshen, Mini Boone, Me, Gerry Wall, Paulina Logan and an interview with comedy musician extraordinaire Kevin Prockup and his latest, greatest single.

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