February 13th, 2007


26Lies, Blog Four

"Ben Peek's Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth is a memoir in the form of alphabetical entries, ten or so entries for each letter. The book is also semiotic, social commentary, a meditation on the truth-telling responsibilities of a writer, a part-time comic book, funny as hell, profane, and melancholy. Like the best memoirs it's deeply personal yet engaging and universal. Peek lays out the truths and lies and is smart enough to trust the reader to fit everything together. Powerful stuff. Highly recommended."

--Paul G. Tremblay, author of Compositions for the Young and Old, City Pier: Up and Below, and co-editor of Fantasy Magazine.

Buy it from Amazon, buy it from Wheatland Press. Buy it anywhere, really, and buy it for those you love. It's full of the word cunt.

...I Give You Hatebeek.

"Face-crushing guitars, head-pounding drums, bass so low you'll vacate your bowels, and vocals so scorching, so extreme they simply can't be human! They're not. This death metal outfit with a parrot for a singer makes trashes the pathetic birdfeeder you call the metal underground!

That's correct, a parrot for a singer, savaging you with feathers of razored steel! This is not Jimmy Buffet's parrot - be warned! Try as one might, they will not escape the claw; nothing can dodge the talons of hate!! These three songs are an ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY beak in the ass of all things sacred in the underground. The holiest shrines of metal and hardcore seriousness are duly trashed, burned, laid to waste, smeared in Avian excrement. The pecking order has been established! For the last time, it really is a parrot, not the loser from Six Feet Under.

Groundbreaking, nest-crushing, egg-shattering! You can run, but you can't fly"

There is a sample here called 'God of Empty Nest' on the site which, really, I can't explain to you.
  • Current Music
    Hatebeak - God of Empty Nest