An Interview With The Hard Times

One of my favorite satirical websites, The Hard Times, has launched a non-satirical news/review section called Hard Noise, and they recently interviewed me about my time in Dead Kennedys and my accidental expertise about Hello Kitty.

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Hard Noise

I Directed A Music Video About A Masochistic Clown

I recently directed a music video for Fat Mike's alter ego, Cokie the Clown. The song is called "Negative Reel" and the video was as uncomfortable to make as it is to watch...

Interview on the Start The Music! Podcast

I was recently interviewed by Katrina Griffiths of the Start The Music! podcast about NOFX: The Hepatits Bathtub and Other Stories, "NOFX: Backstage Passport," my time with Dead Kennedys, and my new travel blog!

Check out the episode on the Start The Music website or download it via iTunes and enjoy it while you're supposed to be working! (The interview section starts around the 14 minute mark)

Now I Know How To Say "Hepatitis" En Francais...

"NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories" is now available in a French translation!

The French edition of "Baignoires Hepatites et Autres Histoires" also features some very cool alternate cover artwork:

Reading, Signing, And Q&A At "It's Not Dead 2" Festival

If you're heading to this year's "It's Not Dead" Fest, I'll be doing a reading from NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories in the "Punks Well Read" tent.

It'll be followed by a Q&A, so come prepared with any questions you might have about the book! Copies will be available for purchase on site and I'll be available to sign them after the Q&A.

(And then I'll be dancing to The Selecter! Hope to see you there!)

My New Travel Blog!

For years I've talked about starting a travel blog...I've finally turned all that talk into action!

You can also follow the blog on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (Any shares/likes/re-tweets/re-grams/wuphfs/piperchats/etc. are much appreciated!)

Articles coming soon about my recent travels to Tunisia, Oregon, Rwanda, New Orleans, and more!

Check out a sample of the NOFX Audiobook! (German translation and limited edition hardcover also available!)

Many people have asked about an Audiobook version of the NOFX biography, and the band has delivered! Fat Mike, Eric Melvin, Smelly, and El Hefe each narrate their own chapters, and Jello Biafra and Tommy Chong narrate the chapters of former band members Steve and Dave. Check out a sample of one of Tommy/Dave's chapters below:

You can pick up the CD version on Amazon or Barnes and Noble or you can download it directly from Audible.

German-speaking fans should also know that the book is now also available in Deutsch!

And Fat Wreck Chords has printed up a limited edition HARDCOVER version of the book that they are releasing as a collector's bundle. It comes packaged with a color 7" featuring four never-before-released songs that the band recorded in a basement in 1987 and an oversized Hepatitis Bath Towel!

Thanks again to everyone who has picked up a copy of the book (in whatever format or language) and thanks for the continually awesome online reviews!

More translations are on their way... Stay tuned!

An Awesome Review, Vermin On The Mount, and a Portuguese Translation!

An insanely flattering review of "NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other stories" by fellow rock memoir author Jim Ruland ended up landing me a spot in the lineup of his long-running reading series, Vermin On The Mount.

I'll be reading selections from "The Hepatitis Bathtub" at the 12th anniversary edition of Vermin on the Mount on Saturday, August 20th at 7pm at 3RDSPACE in San Diego.

Other authors include Lisa Brackmann, David Fromm, Rebecca Gonzales, Shelby Gubba, Shawna Kenney, and Scot Sothern. (Admission is free!)

Meanwhile, "The Hepatitis Bathtub" is being translated into several different languages...the first one that has become available is a Portuguese translation, available from

(More translations and an audio book coming soon!)