I am the host of Across The Board, early Friday mornings from 2-6am (Central Time US). I've had a love affair with Twin Cities radio since the early 1980's. Subbing on a wide variety of KFAI programs from fall 2004 to spring 2007.

You can see me DJ at Bondage A Go-Go at Ground Zero. Also, guest DJ for Transmission at Clubhouse Jager / The Varsity (and formerly The Hexagon & Imperial Room), Rusty Quarters Arcade (from 2012 to 2013), Crypticon MN Zombie Prom (2012 to present), The 7th St. Entry, Chamber at The Bolt Underground, Chamber Of Kink (spring 2013), Hard Mondays at The Saloon, Triple Rock Social Club, Club Underground, 2010 Twin Cities Dark Arts Festival, 2011 Gothic Valentine, 2012 & 2013 CONvergence, and Next Element.

18th July 2014

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A New Start 07-14-2014 4:24 (a work of fiction)

Insomnia. Can’t sleep. Got up so Jessika could get some extra rest. She has been tired & trying not to show it. I wasn’t up for much today. Still feel like Hell, but getting better. Went to a nutrition shop a few blocks away for a little help. We both went fully armed. Armor too. Jessika has gone from an accounts manager to a guerrilla a month. Life in war time does that. It seems like another life. This is just another warzone for me. I was good at that job, but it never sat well with me. I was forced by my “boss” to go into the thick of it the last time. No one will ever know I was the one who killed him because I’m the only one alive from that group of butchers. The moment I enjoyed pulling the trigger is when I knew I had to get out. And here I am. Finger on the trigger again. Two people dead because of me. But its all the same. Kill or be killed. The fastest trigger wins.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

13th July 2014

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A New Start 07-11-2014 19:14 (a work of fiction)

I’ve been out since Tuesday. Jessika went up for her jacket after weapons training. Came back to find me gone. I was not paying attention to my surroundings and was attacked. Tazed & drugged. Jessika still had her AR-15 when she saw “the nurse” (her nickname, she was in scrubs) trying to cart me off somewhere. She dropped me & went after Jessika with a baseball bat. Jessika unloaded the clip into her. I haven’t seen a mess like that since the battle of Kiev. She said I was awake yesterday, but groggy. I don’t remember anything. How did I get here? Still feel like shit. Need more water.

Tagged: the StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

12th July 2014

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A New Start 07-07-2014 23:28 (a work of fiction)

Stopped at my old place for a few things before we leave this city behind. Watching the rain come down again. I moved Jessika’s couch so I can stare out the window at the dead city. Occasionally I get a whiff from the other condos. The smell is getting worse. Living in the “windy city” has its ups & downs. I guess I should have lived a little and got a nicer place. Now, the real estate is VERY cheap. Jessika is curled up on the couch next to me. She mutters in her sleep. I think shes talking to Abagail. We were discussing our dreams driving back from the base. She said Flagg came to her last week after I shoot the guy outside. He tried to tell her I wasn’t safe, Id get her killed. Scared the shit out her. Now I know why she was skittish that day. I should wake her so we can both go to bed. Tomorrow I teach her about body armor & see if she wants the AR-15

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

7th July 2014

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A New Start 07-07-2014 13:49 (a work of fiction)

It took me awhile to find the office and the files, but I got the keys for the SUV still in the basement parking ramp. Had to bust down the door to the condo and search for the keys. Not the first time in my life I went thru the pockets of a corpse. At the gates of Truman Airfield, home of the 301st reserves. No sign. Still the same message from last week. The other item from the pawn shop: bullhorn. Obviously someone cleaned out their 1975 time capsule at the pawn shop. Time to see if anyone is home.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

6th July 2014

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A New Start 07-06-2014 16:03 (a work of fiction)

It took me awhile to find the office and the files, but I got the keys for the SUV still in the basement parking ramp. Had to bust down the door to the condo and search for the keys. Not the first time in my life I went thru the pockets of a corpse. At the gates of Truman Airfield, home of the 301st reserves. No sign. Still the same message from last week. The other item from the pawn shop: bullhorn. Obviously someone cleaned out their 1975 time capsule at the pawn shop. Time to see if anyone is home.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

5th July 2014

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A New Start 07-05-2014 15:03 (a work of fiction)

Signal is coming from the National Guard base south of the city. Looks we have a location to hit before we head out to Nebraska. They were smart to stay on base after everything. Weapons, food, water, etc. Enough for a few platoons, almost a years worth for one person if rationed right. Even more depending on how well stocked they are. A crate of MRE’s would be better to carry than the cans we have. Or a small trailer hitched on the back of my jeep and its the best of both worlds. If they’re still alive and sane we could negotiate. Or bring them along. As long as Nebraska & Boulder is where they want to go.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

5th July 2014

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A New Start 07-05-2014 12:11 (a work of fiction)

Got up early since I couldn’t sleep. Decided to hit the electronics shops in the city this morning. No luck. Then decided to check the pawn shops. SCORE! Found an old CB radio. Scanning through the signals for anything. I should assign myself a signal & write it on billboards as we leave. Might find other survivors that’s way. Let them know where we are going. Shit. Got a signal. Standard automated military beacon. They didn’t bother coding it. “Stay away. All are dead. Filter doesn’t work.”. Message is dated on the 1st. Going to try contact.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

5th July 2014

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A New Start 07-04-2014 23:12 (a work of fiction)

I’ve been enjoying a glass (or two) of some vintage whiskey while charting our way out of the city. Looked up to the black sky. For the first time in my life there are no fireworks today. Just a quiet, dark sky. What I hated about this country was the “patriots” who wore there flag shorts while chugging shitty beer from a red, white, and blue beer cozy. Right now I would happily be surrounded by their faces. Just aimlessly going about their lives, not knowing the real horrors in this world. Ok, now I’m getting sentimental. Time for bed. I’m sure Jessika is asleep.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStepehen KingApox Summer

4th July 2014

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A New Start 07-04-2014 18:09 (a work of fiction)

It cooled off today. Storm this morning helped. Heard rushing water while on a walk, the subways have flooded. We now have a beautiful underground river running thru the city. Even went down to the river walk, that was flooded too. This city will sink in 50 years. Factor in the horrid winters and it will all come crashing down. Should be interesting to see what happens in a few years to the cities of the world. The old world will crumble down & we will build anew. If we can get beyond all the old hang ups.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

3rd July 2014

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A New Start 07-03-2014 19:19 (a work of fiction)

Jessika had a lot of questions today. So we had a sit down so I could give her all the answers. She thought I was one of the crazy “preppers” she sees on TV. She saw the gear I brought from home, heard a few stories of my tours in Russia, and the the whole truth. What we know of our glorious government is no more, so I now have the freedom to tell my tales (I’m not looking for glory). I’m a little surprised she took it as well as she did. After our talk this morning we went outside to dispose of the body. It was gone. Looks like the body was there awhile before it was dragged off. Now we have another issue. Were they together? If not, why did they move the body? I hate variables like this. Too much chaos for my taste.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

3rd July 2014

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A New Start 07-03-2014 3:24 (a work of fiction)

Can’t sleep. We didn’t leave today. Jessika had a bad feeling while I was getting the jeep ready. She said “look outside and tell me I’m crazy”. She was not. The little fucker that was following us yesterday was 60-70 feet away in front of the cafe behind the tables. Idiot. The tables were upright this morning. Now they were on their sides. I could see him peering from between the tables. The barrel of the M-16 aimed at the garage doorway. He had the sun in his eyes, so I stayed in the shadow of the doorway. Shot one of the tables then ducked. The M-16 went off and unloaded. When he fumbled with the clip, I took my shot. Problem solved.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

2nd July 2014

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A New Start 07-02-2014 12:54 (a work of fiction)

Shes curious about who was following us. I wonder how long he was tailing us. I thought we were all alone in a city this size. Guess I was wrong. I think we really need to leave today. Still 8 good hours of daylight for safe travels. I stored everything in the underground garage. We only need a few essentials from here and then we can hit the road. Route set with a few alternates too.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

2nd July 2014

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A New Start 07-02-2014 9:36 (a work of fiction)

Still humid, but a littler cooler. Tolerable. We leave today. Head south to Nebraska, then on to Colorado. Abagail is telling us to leave soon or we will miss them. Also, we had someone tailing us in the city. Followed us for 4 blocks then stayed back. Didn’t tell Jessika until we got to her condo. She freaked out like I knew she would, which is why I didn’t say anything until it was safe. Shes a nice girl, a friend but not cut out for life under this much stress and grief. We both lost friends and coworkers. She has never watched anyone die before. Or lost everyone in her life. I’ve lost more than I can count on my hands and feet, but this is still hard. Even for a jaded fuck like me.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

1st July 2014

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A New Start 07-01-2014 13:36 (a work of fiction)

Fell asleep while Jessika gathered more items. Found myself in Nebraska again. Abagail said if we don’t make it there in time, to head to Boulder. Maybe we should head west now and just wait there. I’m not use to things being black and white. No one is pure good or pure evil. We are all grey. It all depends on the situation & where we are in life at that moment.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer

1st July 2014

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A New Start 07-01-2014 9:33 (a work of fiction)

Insomnia. Great. Its still morning & the day is hot & humid. We
are going over our supplies before hitting the road. Watched the
last sunrise over this beautiful city. One of the benefits of
insomnia. Cleaned the weapons I got off the soldiers. I swear
they used axle grease and stored it in a sand box. I would’ve
backhanded any one in my group for doing a shoddy job like that.
That what happens when you raise soldiers with video games & no
real world training.

Tagged: The StandCaptain TripsStephen KingApox Summer