Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Advertising on Beach Sloth



                Today on this old Blog I have a special announcement: I am offering advertising up to whoever is interested. By no means is this going to dramatically change much of anything. After a few years of pouring my heart and scroll into this fine invention I’m ready to take things to the next level. 

                Advertising is in a few forms. Anybody interested in advertising can feel free to contact me at the following address:

                pleasepaybeachsloth@gmail.com

                I use that address exclusively for anything payment or Beach Sloth business related. That address proved to be infinitely helpful whenever I have sold T-shirts or chapbooks. Anybody can buy either of those things from me still. 

                T-shirts, Buttons, Etc. go here.
                Chapbooks go here.
                Patreon (NEW) go here.

                I offer a few things for advertising purposes. As the blog is now an increasingly smaller part of what I do I also offer other places to advertise:

                My Twitter
                My Tumblr

                My advertising efforts have already begun prior to this post. Nobody has noticed yet so I figured now would be a great time to take things to the next level. Whoever is interested in advertising through any of my online platforms can do so. Simply email me, let me know what you need, what sort of prices you would be willing to pay, and what kind of advertising you are hoping to do (music, literature, other products, etc.). 

                Thus far my advertising efforts have been pretty successful since they have reinforced rather than taken away from what I have already done. Beach Sloth is a huge passion project for me. I hope to continue doing exactly what I love doing on all platforms. This project has taken on a life of its own. My initial estimate for the length of Beach Sloth was a year, tops, maybe two years. Now it is close to entering its fourth year, hence my desire to try and make this more sustainable for me. 

                Note that I am going to continue this Blog for the indefinite future. There is no specific end in sight for this site. I want to continue doing this with the least amount of interruption possible. I am infinitely thankful for everything everyone has managed to do for me. I have received great support for this project which is why it has continued this long. 

                Whoever is interested in simply donating me money (through the kindness of their heart) can do so via my PayPal account: pleasepaybeachsloth@gmail.com I will continue to blog for you. That is a promise.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Beach Sloth - It doesn't matter what you look like on the outside it’s what’s on the internet that counts 11.0



                Among the masterpieces of the world Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection is the best. Other forms of art are stupid compared to what Beach Sloth has effortlessly accomplished in his debut poetry publication. Writers yearn to truly navigate the depths of the human soul the way an anonymous dad sloth does with absolute ease. Throughout the collection Beach Sloth goes from hilarious to tragic in mere fractions of an inch. Of course this may be due to the font size but it is a grand testament to Beach Sloth’s powers as a highly blogging entity that his work appears to be perfected within these hallowed pages. 

                Trees give their lives for books but usually those books are not as good as Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection. Few things can be. Beach Sloth has for years, nigh decades, supported people. His credo of “Support Each Other” can be felt throughout the surprising debut poetry collection. At times dark and touching Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection takes a different approach from his actual blogging material. Yes the playfulness is still there. Yet there is specific commentary on some of the people that Beach Sloth truly cares for both people he has encountered and people he grew up with. For limiting the collection to random strangers, while fitting his blog’s aesthetic, is thrown aside for a more personal approach. 

                What is most interesting about Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection is the dearth of sloths. Throughout the collection Beach Sloth fails to mention much in the way of actual sloths. Maybe this is because Beach Sloth feels it is too painful to reflect upon growing up in a human’s world as a mere sloth covered in algae hanging off of trees. Currently few are interested in the secret lives of sloths excluding the valiant efforts of a select few biochemists who realize that sloth algae could provide a plethora of life-extending and life-improving pharmaceuticals. 

                Until such time as scientists are able to cure common ailments using sloth back algae, there is Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection. Sure maybe Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection will be unable to cure the common cold but it can improve the spirit and isn’t that just as good, if not better? There is a lot of harshness in life a lot of people who feel like doing it alone. Life does not need to be that way. People are social creatures and with Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection people will feel closer together. And that is better than any medicine. 


                Go HERE to learn more about the importance of Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection,how to order, and how to have a fun time in general. 

Note for Book Price: While I have a 'pay what you want' feature I would say that the minimum suggested price for the book is $13 US/Canada, $18 International (I figure I am going to be sending a lot of stuff internationally).

Monday, July 27, 2015

Beach Sloth is creating Blogs



                Beach Sloth is a project I created officially on July 27th, 2010. I love blogging about people. There is so much culture to explore and support. Ever since I began Beach Sloth I have not needed a TV for anything. My life has been fulfilled seeing what wonderful pieces of work made it online into my browsers, my emails, my PDFs, my videos, and my music. Honestly thanks to Beach Sloth I have been exposed to more culture than I could ever possibly wrap my arms around. 

                That is why I created a Patreon account. I could use a few sponsors to help me meet my monthly expenses which are pretty small. I live frugally. At this point I do not need much to survive since I have cut down what I consider my needs. What I do know that I need, what I am passionate about, is all the wonderful people I have reviewed on this blog. Countless individuals that I have been fortunate enough to meet have become incredibly close friends, the kinds of friends that I can confide in and treat just like those people I have met in person.

                Financial support for Beach Sloth gives me a reason to spend a greater amount of time on auxiliary aspects of the project. Already I have released an e-book through Amazon, a chapbook I printed myself, an album free for download, an e-book released for free through Peanut Gallery Press (which has been favorably mentioned by Dennis Cooper), and a book through Dig That Book Co. So I try to keep Beach Sloth as active as I possibly can. 

                Everything I create for the blog shall continue to be free. I have great plans for Beach Sloth, including an eventual full-length book, another full-length album offered free of charge, and smaller e-books and chapbooks. People who feel like contributing money to me via Patreon can do so right




                I also understand a lot of my readership cannot afford to support me via Patreon. My presence on Patreon will not change anything about what I can for the blog. All it means is if someone wants to support me financially outside of the usual avenues of:



And 

pleasepaybeachsloth@gmail.com – my Paypal account, which has since become an MEME 

             Recently I have also decided to start a Fiverr account which basically expands what I do on a regular basis into new forms. If you are interested in my Fiverr work (want something written, shared, re-tweeted, etc.) you can go:

Here!

They can. It is that simple. Nothing else will change. I shall continue Beach Sloth, this passion project of mine, because I think that what I do is rewarding in ways outside of mere monetary concerns. My ultimate goal for Beach Sloth is to have it financially support me and a small group of writers I particularly like (I have people in mind for this). That is far away but with Patreon that can become considerably easier. Thank you for reading this and thank you for coming to my little corner of the universe. 

                Additionally I would like to thank everyone who has been able to support me on Patreon. It means more to me than I can possibly express.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Patience is the Opposite of Waiting = BOOK RELEASE @ Mellow Pages!!



                Wow, Mellow Pages Library. It is the kind of place where dreams are made. A couple of MEMEs were made at Mellow Pages Library, some jumping up and down, poetry readings, poetry tweetings, really everything that has ever happened began at Mellow Pages Library. For a rare once in a lifetime opportunity there will be many new faces at the reader-y. 

                Beach Sloth, people know this guy. For the first time in a long time Beach Sloth emerges from his sloth-like shell. Done with catching up on beauty sleep, Beach Sloth is looking forward to reading at his first reading in a long while. After this week is over Beach Sloth shall once more return to his dimly lit lair and continue blogging on other people’s behalf. 

                Erika Moya has been made world-famous. Godspeed You Black Emperor dedicated one of their songs “Moya” from their “Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada” to her. No other Mellow Pages Library reader has had such a beautiful thing bestowed upon those legendary, shadowy, anonymous Canadian collective. For a native Californian, this is one of the greatest honors possible as Godspeed You Black Emperor loves fun sunny days hanging out on California beaches. Everyone looks forward to the delectable readings of Erika Moya. 

                Lily Rossebo will crush this reading like a recyclable aluminum can and receive a $0.05 deposit back. Yes this is going to be a very special time for quite a number of people. When she isn’t busy crushing cans and recycling them, she works fairly to extremely hard at bringing people the art they want to see in their lives. Additionally she also helps promote economic justice for all New Yorkers, something which always seems to be in short supply unfortunately via the expensiveness of the city. 

                Luna Temple lets individuals worship her lunar qualities. Just like the moon she remains in orbit wherever she goes. At night she rests within the sky offering the stars company. During the day she simply moves about in the world, happy to get a break from illuminating the night sky. For the daytime Luna Temple opts to control the tides and honestly that is more than enough to tide her over. Her work has been featured in the YOLO Pages, Shabby Doll House, and a bunch of other things on the Internet. 

                Die Dragonetti rocks. This entire weekend has had a heck of a lot of Die Dragonetti sightings. People are very excited about it as they should be for Die Dragonetti lives deep in the heart of somewhere in Pennsylvania. Coming out soon is Die Dragonetti’s once in a lifetime debut, because by definition a debut only happens once. Life is going to get a lot better for literature and Die Dragonetti is making that happen. 

                Kristie Shoemaker remains known far and wide for her ability to cobble shoes together. Her name indicates as much. People come from around the world for her to fix their broken shoes. And in a way a broken shoe is a broken dream, so that kind of makes Kristie Shoemaker the fixer of dreams. When Kristie Shoemaker is not involved in the creation or repair of shoes she writes. Her work has been around the Internet, via the Tweets and electrified cereals of the world. 

                Gea does essentially everything from drawing to photography to writing. For her reading she’ll probably draw the audience, hopefully. The audience for this reading is encouraged to sit very, very still for a prolonged period of time. That way Gea can capture their good side, if they have one. 

                The audience is strongly, strongly urged to drink a large quantity of coffee for the undoubtedly energetic reading of Lucien Angel. He is an incredible person. People who have met him have learned to love his wonderful antics. With a smattering of photography and poetry, Lucian Angel will rock the socks off of all audience members who will be wearing socks. Since it will be up to eighty degrees in New York City there is a strong possibility that many traditional sock wearers will be sockless for this reading. 

                Ending it off is a dear friend of all the writers of the Beach Sloth blog, all one of them. Nathan “the Earl” Rose shall finish off the reading in high-fashion with his poetry collection. Beach Sloth reviewed it, saw it was good, wanted to hang out with Nathan and was able to via the power of the airplane. Currently Nathan Earl Rose lives on the other coast, the west one (which some refer to as the ‘best one’ in a hilarious rhyme). Beach Sloth is happy to call him friend. 

                Yes this is the reading and it will be exceeding any and all expectations.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Archangel – Gone



                Full of defiance Archangel’s “Gone” is pure sonic bliss. This is the kind of song that requires the volume all the way up for it is an immersive experience. Rumbling with a heavy bass the entirety of Archangel’s “Gone” feels like freedom. Lyrically the song reflects and extolls the virtues of escapism. Archangel’s delivery and humor is particularly wonderful with nostalgic references to the great 90s, from Saved by the Bell to Monica Lewinsky. Behind the sound is some very serious palpable heat and energy, nicely centered by an infectious melody. Grooves help the song fly by and the beats hit hard. 

                Right in the beginning of the track the buildup is fantastic as the entirety of the song looms larger. The lyrics are peppered with the specifics, of 1989 Sega which feels particularly nice. Here Archangel seems to rise above it all, refusing to get involved in other people’s problems. He wants to live his own life not restricted by anybody else. One of the most playful lines is “Man I’m killing this shit/I should own a cemetery” showing off his colorful wordplay. For the final stretch of the song the synthesizers bubble up to maximum power before the song slowly fades out. 

                Archangel’s “Gone” is a piece that explores a full life from how childhood informs adulthood. The nostalgia, the need to become an adult, this all is explored in great detail throughout the song, from relationships to finding success.