2015 NE Tours and Tips

I'm enjoying the wintertime and experiencing the winter things like the practical thoughts and kitchen doings and the study of the teachings of the fire, which keeps you warm while you are at it. So this is the fabulous winter of '14-'15. And it is respectable and of course our most important one at this time. Spring is in the wings somewhere ready to take over. In the pages of our books we consider many a thing that might even have nothing to do with nothing, as the saying goes. The Spring is in the pages there; read on. For me it means that I'll be a traveller once again. The second half of April and then some of June I plan to return the the northeastern states such as New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Ohio, Vermont and then to Quebec, Canada. These were my old stomping grounds before I defected to the vast northwestern region. Hope ta C ya! Plunking away as a solo performer with tunes new and old. Gotcha covered. I know that everywhere I get I'll be saying, "I think I'll move here!" I won't get to hang around as much as I will feel like. I'll be eating some delicious food and meeting some mighty fine people. All kinds of actions may be considered at various times but there probably won't be enough time to do these things. But I may take a picture and you may take one as well. But if you go and make a video of my set on your cellphone or similar device you will just me making me forget my lyrics and please don't post anything on YouTube. Check out the new pics here. What more can I say about the USA; take my advice; I'm going to Montreal, Canada twice, which is a boon for me because I am a listener to the CBC. And Ohio; me and Merle will be there in the same place and same time at the Nelsonville Music Festival. Hope ta C ya! What's going on?

Bad Mr. Mike

Brownsmead Hill OR


NEW album curated by SNOC
called DOC GMO
by various artists

FREE download here

New Book Available

(click on cover image to order)

The perfection of his craft is even more obvious on paper. The Words to the Songs of Michael Hurley is the first publication ever of Hurley's lyrics.

Cover drawing by Michael Hurley, cover typographic design by Kiva Tanya Stimac. Songs calligraphed by the author. Hand-stiched by Julie Doucet.
Foreword by Byron Coley.
Bilingual edition, translated by Marie Frankland.
48 pages. Format 5,75 x 7,75





More big news: Kornbred is real and he's starting a great new Automobile magazine right here on this site.  And as we Launch KORNBRED'S KORNER with the great cast iron wonders of the past, the very chevys that transported Snock and others on their peregrinations in the early days of their songwriting careers.  Get a load of these gas hogs before they haf to go to the crusher or be driven over a cliff with a brick weighted on the gas pedal, to burst into flame before striking the earth.  In Kornbred's Korner you get many pointers on how to supercharge your vehicle and which are the cool vehicles to buy,  Kornbred, an avid car thief, has driven them all and he could be said to know some things.  Everything you need to know about AUTO SOUND the bredman will cover in this exciting new department. 

And don't forget to keep on dancing the great dance; the MEASEL, Keep on measelin, spread the word: all will fall save those who crawl!
What is measeling?  Ask Mr. Snock to give you a demo when you see him.