Full Blue Moon Dementia

Another year bites the dust. At midnight on New Year’s Eve, I was warm in bed, safe from a deluge of rain, as the rest of California flooded and slid away. While visions of the impending doom of a fascist takeover of America danced in my head, nothing is as it was before. I cannot...
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The holidays are coming and nothing says x-mass like the gift of a nice heartwarming memoir of punk rock, drug abuse, and debauchery. Just think how joyous your friends and family will be when they tear open all that glitzy wrapping paper and in their hot little hands is a signed copy of Anarchy At...
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It’s time for another book giveaway for an advanced (uncorrected proof) reader copy of Anarchy At The Circle K: On the road with Dead Kennedys, TSOL, Flipper, Subhumans and… HEROIN. We’ve got five copies earmarked for this giveaway. Winners will be picked at random on August 26th.* *DUE TO THE EVER INCREASINGLY HIGH COST FOR...
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Goodreads Book Giveaway Anarchy At The Circle K by Patrick O’Neil Giveaway ends July 18, 2022. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway
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My new memoir, Anarchy At The Circle K, is out now on Punk Hostage Press. Anarchy At The Circle K is literally a punk tour-de-force. An in your face gut-wrenching, and at times humorous, tale of Patrick O’Neil’s stint as a roadie, road manager, and drug addict during punk’s heyday of the 1980’s. Crisscrossing the highways...
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Apparently March was podcast month I was a guest on three cool podcasts Outcast Press Podcast: Interview With Patrick O’Neil A Podcast brought to you by the degenerate minds over at Outcast Press. Sebastian Vice and Natalie Nider interview “Patrick O’Neil, author of, among other things, the memoir Gun, Needle, Spoon. We discuss his roadie...
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Inflation is here and it’s kicking ass. Prices rose 7.5% in January alone. The only other time in recent history that inflation hit this high was back in 1982. Reagan had been in office for a year and totally fucked the economy with his “voodoo economics.” Yet even in that “economic downturn” corporate America still...
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This is a lecture/presentation on Spirituality that I gave at Marymount California University for their Wellness Program: February 11th, 2022. Spirituality Spirituality is universal—it touches all of us. It is a vast concept with room for many perspectives. The general idea is that it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and...
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My four week online course “Writing Through Trauma” starts January 17th. For a 10% discount use the registration code: ESCAPE When we experience a traumatic event, our memories are affected. Our perception of that event, and previous events can be negatively influenced. This negative influence can manifest itself as fear, resentment, and anger. All, or...
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Take off the mask, lock the door, pull the curtains, 2022 is here. It’s that time of year again and my customary literary endeavor is to muster up some gratitude, see the silver lining, find some meaning, acknowledge the hardships, accept the losses, embrace the successes, and wrap the previous year all up in a...
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