Monday, March 3, 2014

R.I.P. Micah Nix

 Sadly we have lost another brother. Micah Nix, Parasite drummer from 1995-2004 passed away this week. Micah's been in many influential Oklahoma bands including Social Parasite, DG-F5, American Glamstand and more. There will be a vigil and benefit show at The Chameleon Room in OKC. Saturday March 8th. 7pm. Micah did not want a funeral so instead this will be the celebration of life that he wanted. The same night Christophe and The Prairie Fire will be playing in the building at Leon's Lounge where we will be sure to play a Parasite song in tribute before heading over to the vigil. 


Friday, October 18, 2013

Nadir's Zenith Kickstarter

 Nadir's Zenith, the comic book by Oklahoma natives Jackson Compton and Jerry Bennet, just started a kickstarter program that runs through the month. I've been a fan and supporter of this comic for some time. You can read a review I wrote about it here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/christophe-murdock/product-endorsement-nadirs-zenith/10151794032345664

 This kickstarter is to help put out the next two issues of the book. One of which there will be a Christophe cameo in. So be sure to check it out, and join in for some awesome perks!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/223920479/nadirs-zenith-comic-book-issues-4-and-5


Friday, August 2, 2013

R.I.P. Joe D.


 Joe Degraffenreid, my long time collaborator and longer time friend, passed away this week. He was the lead guitarist for many projects I've done over the years and the frontman for Social Parasite. This comes as a shock. When it comes to a time like this I don't even know what to say. I never saw it coming. Some people you feel will live forever. Joe was one of those people.

 Joe was an amazing talent. I first met him on the scene probably more than 15 years ago now. I would write for his zine Metal Hell. (The fanzine that morphed from the Kiss Hell International Fan Club) Way before Mockingbird Lane existed I had tried out for Social Parasite on bass. It was too intense. I thought, "This guy is too good, I'll never learn this stuff.". I never thought I'd be playing alongside him in that band a decade later even throwing in some tunes of my own. This guy has backed me up so many times and really pulled me through and helped me stick out. We did my solo thing, The Prairie Fire, some punk bands, Social Parasite even the Hip-Hop with The SouthSide KrazyKidz. 

 Joe, there is nothing I could ever put into words that would do justice to you or how I feel. You will be missed. Rest in peace brother. Until we meet again to jam out once more...



 Joe has been a long time force in The Oklahoma Music Scene. Below is just a sample of the things he's done.


 PRINT:
 KISS Hell (Want a taste? Check out The Ultimate KISS Fanzine Phenomenon 1976-2009 by Phoenix Books, 3 pages of by Joe and covers plastered throughout)
 Metal Hell

 MUSIC:
 Joe D. 
 Serpent Assassin
 Christophe & Friends

Monday, June 17, 2013

Press Release: The Hidden Cape allies with the Stan Lee Foundation


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Hidden Cape allies with the Stan Lee Foundation

Norman, Oklahoma – June 17, 2013 - The Hidden Cape is proud to announce a fantastic partnership with an amazing foundation. For the remainder of 2013, The Stan Lee Foundation will be represented by the Hidden Cape at comic book conventions across the country. The Stan Lee Foundation is a volunteer driven non-profit organization that seeks to provide access to literacy, education and the arts throughout the nation.

“This is a very exciting initiative! With the help of the Hidden Cape, it won’t be long until we will be able to make a strong impact in communities across the country.” - Brian K. McCarthy, Development Chair of The Stan Lee Foundation.

The Hidden Cape will focus on creating brand awareness and increasing donations in support of The Stan Lee Foundation’s operating expenses and endowment fund.

“We have been managing booths for our own foundation, The Hidden Cape Foundation, for several months and have received amazing support from the comic book community. Now, it is time for us to branch out, and we could not think of a bigger name or a better cause than The Stan Lee Foundation.” - Ryan Dawson, founder of The Hidden Cape.


Contact:

Ryan Dawson

Brian K. McCarthy


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 20th Tornado in Moore, OK

 On Monday afternoon tragedy struck Moore, Oklahoma. Moore was my home for years. I lived there, worked there, played music there. Many of my friends live and work there. I still haven't heard from everyone... There are a lot of fundraisers and relief programs happening all over Oklahoma. I urge all of you to help out in any way that you are able. This weekend I will be in Texas with The Hidden Cape Foundation playing music and raising funds. If you happen to be in Texas please come see us. Below is the statement from The Hidden Cape.

In the wake of such an awful tragedy, we want to send all of our thoughts and support to our friends, family members, and loved ones. We live, work, and play in Moore, OK and we are focused on supporting our community. We will be attending our largest event ever this weekend in Houston, TX and we will be supporting Moore with our proceeds. We want to help as many families in Moore as we can, so if you know a family that needs help let us know via facebook. The more support we get, the more families we can help. If you will be in Texas head to Comicpalooza in Houston to show your support http://www.comicpalooza.com/. If you will not be in the Texas area but you would like to support Moore families email us thehiddencapefoundation@gmail.com and we will help you make a donation.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Skid: Fly The Frenzied Skies Movie

 I did some more extra work on a movie called 'Skid: Fly The Frenzied Skies', due out I believe they said in the fall. I was an "airline passenger" for the day. This marks my first film where I'm not dressed as myself. So, when it comes out be sure to look for me. Here is the website: http://www.skidmovie.com/

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rudderless The Movie

 Rudderless is being filmed here in Oklahoma. It's being directed by William H. Macy and stars Billy Crudup and Laurence Fishburne. They've been casting a lot of locals as extras in the film. I happened to have a free day and was contacted to be "Guy in music store". We filmed in Guthrie on Monday the 22nd. I am in what appears to be a cut scene where Laurence Fishburne is finishing a conversation with Billy Crudup. I walk into the music store and Laurence greets me and shakes my hand. After the first take William H. Macy, Laurence Fishburne and Billy Crudup all came and introduced themselves to me, shook my hand and thanked me for being part of the film. Very cool. Hopefully it doesn't wind up on the cutting room floor. Due out in 2014, so keep an eye out.