In the late 90s I began doing some promotional marketing work for local Chicago musicians. I also ran a popular fansite for (the recently disbanded) Smoking Popes. The site tracked the projects the various members were involved in, and kept track of the efforts to release the last of their recordings.
Around that time, I became friends with Mike Felumlee, who was previously the drummer for Smoking Popes and at the time was drumming for Alkaline Trio. More importantly, Mike was owner of Double Zero Records and put out many record releases and promoted some really great bands.
When Mike, and a couple other members of Smoking Popes reunited in 2001 as a Christian band called “Duvall,” I became their webmaster, and as I was sometimes referred to, their “Fifth Beatle...Read More