Celebrating Juneteenth

We’re celebrating Juneteenth & Hollow Moon’s one-year anniversary🎉!!!

In season 2, episode 1, we’ll kick off by hearing from Avery Bacchues on his experience as an African American/Black drummer in a band called The X-Hunters. The band was formed in 2010, inspired by the Megaman video game, mainly just so the band members could have fun. They play instrumental covers of video game songs, predominantly in the metal genre with bits of progressive rock sprinkled in.

You can listen to our conversation here: https://anchor.fm/hollowmoon/episodes/Avery-Bacchues–Black-Metal-e1k2an0

The X-Hunters’ music can be found on Bandcamp (https://xhunters.bandcamp.com/).

They also have a Facebook page too (https://www.facebook.com/TheXHunters).

I really enjoyed the songs below:

  • Mankind’s arrogance,
  • Kremlin Kong Quest

So how does one break into the video game music scene or even begin to listen to this wondrous genre? You can learn more about all things video game related, including video game music, by looking into MAGFEST.

Band/artist and recommended reads from Avery are:

  • Bad Brains, American Rock Band (“Rasta Punk”)
  • Sammus, Blk American underground rapper.
  • Rap on Trial Book by Andrea L. Dennis and Erik Nielson
  • It’s Bigger than Hip-Hop by MK Asante

Apart from this wonderful interview, please be sure to check out my interview with BookEnds Lit if you’re interested in my transition from literary fellow to a literary agent, you can visit the BookEnds YouTube Channel.

Thanks for stopping by!

Albatross

Published a chapbook of poetry.

“She faces east in the light of day, interweaves her fingers into clay, and prays.”

The albatross is an oceanic bird. It has an ability to travel long distances throughout the day, which highlights an admirable endurance.

Ramona loves the sea and aspires to embody the albatross’ spirit of freedom. This body of work adopts it as a totem, offering poetry as an escape tool. It takes you from land over flowing currents and into the horizon.