Phil Elverum of Anacortes’ Mount Eerie is a whiz at being a freak on the internet. His Twitter is so magically surreal that whole articles have been written about his unusual command of the form.
Today he unleashed his latest high-brow piece of internet poop: a long 2014 year in review essay that covers coal rolling, malaysian martial arts, tattoos, being a closet equestrian, waterskiing, and his meds. A brief sampler:
I’ve had a few tattoos over the years. Nothing to squirt over; I did the barbed wire thing on my left bicep when I turned 18 and the next year got the Deicide logo on my lower belly (just below navel). This year, though, I upped my body art game substantially. My wife’s best friend draws in Redding so we both went down a few times to get worked on. I’m roughly 40-percent done with a sleeve that incorporates Neo-Druidist and Celtic Reconstructionist imagery: ogham, runes, coins, etc. I also got the Joe Boxer smiley logo. (Don’t ask.)
Read the full essay over at Self-Titled Mag and watch the trailer for Mount Eerie’s upcoming new “Vikings and zen and real life” inspired LP, Sauna, below.