The Rickety Old Shack

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Welcome to The Rickety Old Shack. This site features op-ed articles on a variety of subjects, music and movie reviews, and is updated several times each week.


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A Very Quick Update | January 19th, 2018

Just a quick note that there is a bunch of stuff coming down the pipe. I have some articles about a number of subjects coming, as well as music reviews. Sorry for the delay, it's been a very hectic week.
Posted by: Derek

Ringing In The New Year | January 8th, 2018

The holidays are now rapidly fading in the rear-view mirror, and my schedule has reverted to a more normal configuration. I have a lot of work planned, and hope to be rolling out a lot of new postings in the next few months — and not just a continual series of "stay tuned" updates.

The first order of business is finishing the re-posting of archived material. That is going to continue to be a slow-trickle, as I compile reviews of newer material, and gives me a buffer for weeks where I end up strapped for time. I was shocked to realise that my "How To Make A Death Metal Band" article is coming up on its 16-year anniversary; I can't remember for certain, but I believe I originally wrote it for White Trash Devil, back in 2002.

If you're looking for more variety in the music I review, and articles on other subjects, then keep checking back every few days.
Posted by: Derek