Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER FOURTEEN : Gerunding Fun

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 3 – CHAPTER 14: GERUNDING FUN We practice every Wednesday, or sometimes on a weekend, but always at least once a week. And that’s not including the times just a pair of us get together to work out some ideas, or refine certain parts. We spend so much … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER FOURTEEN : Gerunding Fun

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER TWELVE : Song Fu

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 3 – CHAPTER TWELVE: SONG FU                 “I still say subdued stances are the best. Where you’re like… you appear to be relaxed and like, just cool as hell, but from that stance you really have like all the energy in the world. Where you’re like, holding yourself like … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 3 – CHAPTER TWELVE : Song Fu

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER TEN: Secret Organization

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 2 – CHAPTER TEN: SECRET ORGANIZATION “The future isn’t now.See my button? Ask me how.”- Down With Strangers, ‘Seedy’                 The first meeting of the Conclave is in my room, all of us sitting around my coffee table, sitting on the floor, the sofa, incense burning and music playing … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER TEN: Secret Organization

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER NINE: A Run For the Border

About ‘Condition Oakland’Posted Sections Up So FarTRACK 2 – CHAPTER NINE: A RUN FOR THE BORDER We really have our shit together sometimes, with the band. I mean, sometimes we all get to practice early, when we plan it out, and we play songs on the stereo for each other. Songs we want to take … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER NINE: A Run For the Border

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SIX: Smoke and Mirrors

About 'Condition Oakland' Posted Sections Up So Far TRACK 2 - CHAPTER SIX: SMOKE AND MIRRORS  Charlin started coming to practices after our first show. If we practice at Mark’s house, Charlin is usually there, and when we’re at my house, he usually brings her. We start to have fun together, me inviting her to … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – TRACK 2 – CHAPTER SIX: Smoke and Mirrors

Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – CHAPTER FOUR: The Super Secret Experiment Lab

CHAPTER 4: The Super Secret Experiment Lab photo source Now, as far as what took place on that now infamous night when the four members met for the first time, now chronicled in many music critics’ memoirs and every single music history book written after that date: We were talking about the possibility of our … Continue reading Posting My First Novel: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: Confessions of a Naïve Punk With a Heart Full of Arson, An Oh, How the World Doth Quake & Burn’ – CHAPTER FOUR: The Super Secret Experiment Lab

POSTING MY FIRST NOVEL: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: CONFESSIONS OF A NAÏVE PUNK WITH A HEART FULL OF ARSON, AND OH, HOW THE WORLD DOTH QUAKE & BURN’ – CHAPTER THREE – ‘THE TRIUMVIRATE’

Photo by emily burtner on flickr CHAPTER 3: The Triumvirate Monica had a car. She and Laura were a year ahead of me, in the senior class. I know I said they were in my math class, but I was a year ahead in math, because I had already taken certain classes at St. Louis High. So, having … Continue reading POSTING MY FIRST NOVEL: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: CONFESSIONS OF A NAÏVE PUNK WITH A HEART FULL OF ARSON, AND OH, HOW THE WORLD DOTH QUAKE & BURN’ – CHAPTER THREE – ‘THE TRIUMVIRATE’

ABOUT MY FIRST NOVEL, CURRENTLY BEING POSTED IN SERIAL: Written Just as I Finished High School, This Semi-Autobiographical Work Tells the Story of the Band ‘Down With Strangers’: CONDITION OAKLAND by Cypress Butane

I am St. Louis author and cyberpunk philosopher Cypress Butane. I am a 35 year old white dude, been writing since high school, and originally self-published this novel in a 50 copy print run under my government name, in a different version, in 2004. I sold a few, gave most away, and didn’t do much … Continue reading ABOUT MY FIRST NOVEL, CURRENTLY BEING POSTED IN SERIAL: Written Just as I Finished High School, This Semi-Autobiographical Work Tells the Story of the Band ‘Down With Strangers’: CONDITION OAKLAND by Cypress Butane

POSTING MY FIRST NOVEL: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: CONFESSIONS OF A NAÏVE PUNK WITH A HEART FULL OF ARSON, AND OH, HOW THE WORLD DOTH QUAKE & BURN’ – CHAPTER TWO – ‘A NEW RELIGION IS KNEADED’

CHAPTER 2 A New Religion is Kneaded “I was born again the moment I realized everything’s in the delivery”Down With Strangers, ‘Born Again’ Lane was over, for the first time, spending the night. He was sort of weird about it though, insisting on bringing his own pillow and blanket. Anyway, once he got there we … Continue reading POSTING MY FIRST NOVEL: ‘CONDITION OAKLAND: CONFESSIONS OF A NAÏVE PUNK WITH A HEART FULL OF ARSON, AND OH, HOW THE WORLD DOTH QUAKE & BURN’ – CHAPTER TWO – ‘A NEW RELIGION IS KNEADED’