All posts tagged: Neglect the Alarm

Menace | Lyrics

So many voices In my head Got me tightly wound I’m the villain In your nightmares I will take you down What if I can get to you What if I could just kill you What if I can get to you What if I could just kill you I should take my meds But I don’t won’t to See this gun I’ve found I’m the menace To your society I will break this town What if I can get to you What if I could just kill you What if I can get to you What if I could just kill you It’s good to see you It’s nice to meet you But I will cheat you And I’ll defeat you They won’t find out Cuz I will hide out There’s no penance Cuz I’m a menace Written in the summer of 2015 for performance as Neglect the Alarm. First performed live January 16, 2016. Currently unreleased. Copyright © 2015  brandonrucker.com | RuckerWrites | @RuckerWrites  Neglect the Alarm

Ruckin’ With You | 9.25.16 | On a Pre-Birthday Sunday

Late edition for the previous week. Smartly I launched this birthday weekend/weekbegin with a 4-day weekend off from work to commemorate my latest trip ‘round the sun. Before officially being another year older I decided to finally finish constructing the companion website to this one. The site is called RUCKERPEDIA. Long-term readers here may recall that as the former moniker of the blogsite you’re currently reading (succeeded by RUCKOLOGY and finally, Rucker | Writer). So what the heck is RUCKERPEDIA, you might ask? Essentially it is the site that will serve as my official online archive of fiction (of various formats and genres), poetry and lyrics. You could think of it like an online zine, but dedicated exclusively to my many various works. For posterior, if nothing else. It will also be a place to host some all-new writing that doesn’t quite belong elsewhere. I’m currently tweaking the layout now and then will begin to stock it with pieces over the next week. With any luck it will be primed and ready to launch upon an …

Workbook 10 | July: Time for Crime

This is a #workbook update on #ruckology by Brandon L. Rucker in which he reports on the productivity and counter-productivity of his author/musician life. Not a whole lot to report in this working update because I’ve been busy living (more on that in tomorrow’s The Evening Muse). Let’s get right to it. Comics Project: CrimeTime (with artist Joshua S. Hooten) – Nearing the end of preliminary work and beginning actually scripting this week so that Joshua can start producing actual pages this coming weekend. The plan is to compose a breakdown of the plot Sunday, and then actually script out the page-by-page plot beginning Monday. That is what I will present to Joshua as his guide from which to illustrate his story pages, a method known as the “Marvel Method” which was pioneered by the great and legendary Stan Lee as a necessary means of expedience because at the time in the 50s and 60s he was the editor-in-chief as well as the head writer, charged with the task of providing multiple scripts in short order …

Lifebook 1 | Belated New Year’s Brief

Hello! And, um, Happy New Year!?!? Yeah, I know, I’m really late. I guess it’s been a long minute since I’ve posted a proper update. A New Year has come and gotten well underway since the last time I discussed my life activities, or confessed in stark detail my ongoing creative struggles – or what I like to call the Writer’s Plight. The latter I will get into more this coming week, and the former I will touch on in this quick rundown of notable events this year so far: January 3rd – New Guitar Started the new year off with a instrumental acquisition: a 2015 Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro electric guitar with silverburst finish, special humbucker pickups with coil-tapping feature, a thin neck and decent string action on a rosewood fingerboard with medium-jumbo frets. This beauty — I named her Silvestra — made her debut in the next event . . . January 16th – NTA’s Debut My band Neglect the Alarm made its live debut on the Punk Rock Night stage at the historic Melody Inn in …

Workbook 5 | Quick Musical Update

There is much to update from the past two months or so, but I’ll just touch on the musical aspect because that requires less words to summon before I head out for the day. So my rock band of 10 months, Neglect the Alarm, has been putting the finishing, polishing touches on the five songs that will form our first release of new music into the wilds. We have slated our as-yet-untitled (though likely will be self-titled) 5-song EP to be recorded at the earliest part of November at Azmyth Recording studio in Indianapolis, IN, not far from the practice space we use every other week. The mini-album will be financed, produced, mixed and mastered by us D-i-Y style, and likely released digitally for free. (not final graphic) Group photo by Jason Fredriksz

Workbook 4 | July 26-August 1, 2015

Current Project: Me (my confidence, my outlook, my purpose) The week that was . . . Started the week off in a bit of a funk. Lacking confidence in my ambitions and lacking conviction in the possibility of actual achievement in my goals. Began to wonder if I should simply forgo writing fiction, which over the last few years has truly become hard work, and just take the easy way out and opt for nonfiction since that has been so much easier to do the last few years. Exorcised some of those negative demons in a Journal Juice entry and felt a little better after the expulsion of negative emotions. Agreed that even though I have serious doubts about my ability to pen a complete novel at this current juncture, I should still continue to work on my fiction, long or short, at any opportunity that I can, but should remove some of the self-applied pressure from myself so that I can still at least enjoy life while I continue to struggle. Current Project: Operation Remember Me? …

Workbook 2 | July 12-18, 2015

Current Project: Blood-Borne (codename) The week that was . . .  Continued working loose details into the skeletal outline, adding structure to the spine of the plot. Came to the sad realization that while the kids are out of school for the summer, and with a family vacation looming in a week, efforts on writing progress would largely be thwarted. Also realized while at a local live show featuring members of my musical brotherhood that with music always being the first artistic love and primary means of artistic gratification,  writing will take the occasional backseat as my own band activities increases in the coming months. That said, I aim to first-draft this puppy some time by year’s end to maybe February of the new year. The week to come . . . Document character motivations and resolutions. Lay out character place positioning stating where the main characters are at, where they’ve been and where they’re going. Create listening music soundtrack for the themes of Book One. Take tablet PC on vacation so that more of this can be continued during …