Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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.

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).

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Chris Norwood - Year of the Bear

Chris Norwood’s “Year of the Bear” is a heartfelt album. With poetic lyrics that recall the earnest vocal delivery of the Mountain Goats, the album is a passionate pared back series of pieces. Every song feels akin to a short story with each story building off of the last. Arrangements are full of warm flourishes, relying nearly exclusively on the interplay between the strings, acoustic guitar, and the well-placed bass. From these few instruments a comfortable environment is developed for Chris Norwood’s confident delivery. 

“Afterglow” starts the album off on a high note as the violin soars above the guitar’s insistent rhythm. The song possesses an articulate narrative that develops alongside the impressive instrumental work. Quieter in tone is the dreamy work of “You’re Standing in My Place” whose violin work is superb. Downtrodden in tone is “Sorry ‘Bout That” as Chris Norwood’s voice searches for hope. With a slow buildup is “God Willing” which matches the lyrical content perfectly, showing the long difficult path to self improvement. Offering a great deal of space is the deliberate work of “The Seagull”. For this piece Chris Norwood lets the languid pace work with the length to create a deeply affecting spirit. Chris Norwood explores the quieter impulses, like on the stripped down work of “Before” as the volume serves as a way of growing closer to the listener. “Wishful Thinking” brings the album to a comfortable conclusion. 


Tasteful and refined, Chris Norwood’s “Year of the Bear” represents the future of folk. 

Let’s Party Til The Yard Sales Open by Marianna Hagler

Party City is where the parties happen. When somebody takes a job at Party City they learn about everything the party life has to offer the world. Lots of economic activity comes from Party City. Sales of decorations, alcohol, cupcakes, this is all party-related kinds of work. One of the greatest motivators of party comes from the desire to sin. Good people have bad parties. That is simply the way it works. Bad people create great parties, the parties people talk about for years after the fact. Nothing happens at most parties but then nothing happens at most places. 

Work helps create more long talks about nothing than anything else. The idea behind work is to keep people busy. It is called business (busyness) for a reason. Nobody wants to focus on the self so they focus on doing things who ultimate value can be quantifiable. Such things happen with a great amount of frequency. Conversations at work try to avoid learning about the other person and focus on the external world. Hence they talk about the people they work with, the various forms, the formats, communication being made key, etc. Praise within a work environment focuses equally on the person and on the work. Elements outside of the work rarely get much in the way of attention. 
Let into a person is a tricky thing indeed. Talk tries to forge a path into a person. With the right words the right things are supposed to happen. Passage of time adds to that experience as well. Necking is the first step to better understand someone. By fondling the airway passages one gets to truly know a person. Kisses are ways of gauging breathing abilities. If a person can breathe naturally as they are kissing that is a keeper. Individuals who need a moment to catch their breath as they kiss, well that’s a bit different, maybe not so much of a keeper. 


Humps start out as dry if these attempts are successful. Wet humping is commonly referred as sex. Few call it wet humping for reasons that remain unclear. The chants of two people revolve around their own perception of the world. These things are worth celebrating. Happiness flows out of these little moments to make their worlds better places. Loneliness is a thing that people try to avoid and being alone makes a personal world sadder. The parties of the world try to prevent this with the hopes that by sheer exposure to great sums of people that there will be success. It is basic math basic probability. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Chas Castell - Take a Breath

Chas Castell’s “Take a Breath” is an immaculately produced collection. Recalling Jon Brion and other similarly meticulous musicians, his work is imbued with passion. Beautiful, intricate, and quite moving, these are songs that come together to create a great whole. Pacing is pitch perfect throughout. Sonically there is a wide variety of styles from chamber pop to folk to full-on resurgent classic rock. Tying these many threads together is the articulate lyrics and the sensitive vocals. 

“Just So Hard To Love You” opens the collection on a high note. Polished, elegant, the piece unfurls gradually. Within the piece Chas Castell explores a more introspective approach to love. From there things move into a hushed whisper on the tender work of “Hold Your Hand”. Delicate guitar work introduces “Hold Your Hand” as the piece recalls the refined work of Grizzly Bear. Hazy atmospheres start the bleak work of “Pull Me Under”. Akin to a sad daydream the song is one of the most mournful trying to move away from negative influences towards more positive experiences. Crisp and clean “Oh Jessica” remains subdued the whole way managing to keep everything on the quieter side, with particularly lush strings bringing the piece to a gentle conclusion. Exploring a western twang is the collection’s aptly named finale, “Good Times”. With “Good Times” Chas Castell brings the collection to a wonderful, warm sing-along, the kind of song that demands to be played loudly. 


“Take a Breath” is a luxurious collection which forges its own unique path in the world of pop. 

Butt Teen by R.B. Glaser



                Aging teens settle in areas with other aging teens. They are called twenty somethings and they live in packs. With the right amount of numbers they can live luxurious simple lives. Everything around aging teens is gross. Plus they see their years pass by and realize that the twenties end and their thirties begin. Fortunately the passage of time happens with such slowness that they never realize any of it. Before they become old they try to get their youth out of their systems. Much of this involves lots of waking up late with the sun already hot and already making dirty rooms warm. 

                Two individuals wake up in a bed together. For some reason they are into the piles of socks and dirty clothes that litter their floors. Naturally this helps to set the mood. Lots of individuals enjoy being serenaded to various iTunes playlists while the individuals involved freely proceed to remove their clothing. The best part of sex is the anticipation before sex actually happens. Foreplay is the Friday night: an entire weekend has not happened, there exists that hope that everything people want to do will be done. Unfortunately this is rarely the case in both instances. 

                Lots of exhaustion prevents this kind of thing from happening in the morning. While people claim to enjoy sex they often opt for sleeping in for a couple extra hours. Pillows are the clouds of dreams. This is why people have them. A good pillow is a great way to rest the eyes for a couple of hours. Nestled within a pillow are those hopes and dreams that rarely are reflected in actual reality. Much of the world is disappointing when compared to dreams. Even sex can be better in the mind than outside of the mind. 

                Moisture is a must with any good and/or great sex. Messes happen. It is a part of having sex. No two people have neat sex. Instead there is that towel thrown down, the need to take a shower afterwards, dirty sheets, dirty socks, dirty shirts, everything becomes dirty. When done right the dirtiness becomes glorifying. Sure, some idiot said cleanliness is godliness but god enjoys a good mess every so often. A mess done right made in the right circumstances is the kind of thing that can create future creatures, maybe the sorts of things that god would be into for a couple years at least. By the end of any sex there is the come down, the realization that reality was escaped for a few minutes while everybody else on Earth did boring stuff and now the newly sexed must participate in that world once more.