I was tagged by justmakesuresheeatsthemouse to fill out a questionnaire/survey. Here are my answers.


01. What is the last nice thing you did for someone that made you feel good? You smug Fuck!

Making an obscene CD-R & DVD-R collection of Prince bootlegs for a friend. Over 100 CDs, and I think 10 or 12 DVDs. It was ridiculous, and ridiculously fun to do.

02. What scary movie would you recommend to someone who doesn’t scare easily so they can be scared?

This is hard because I’m not really a scary movie person. I find bio pics of actual horrific criminals tend to bother and stay with me, so I’d probably suggest something like that.

03. What is an item that you have probably the most of in your home? Like do you have a lot of teacups, ink pens, shoes, bandages, etc.??

Vinyl records. Pretty sure I’ve got more of those than anything else. Although, I do have a lot of comic books boxed and stored away.

04. What is one of your books that starts with the letter “G”? No books, make one up so I don’t know you have no books.

Strangely, I don’t think I have any starting with “G”. On my “to purchase” list, though, is “God’s Demon” by Wayne Barlowe. Typically, though, I’m more of a comics reader than traditional books (my shelves are 99% graphic novels/TPBs).

05. What is in your purse, pocket or backpack right now? List up to ten items.

Absolutely nothing.

06. What is something you keep meaning to do but put off to go on your computer instead?

Writing new music and making other forms of art.

07.Describe in detail a typical outfit you wore in high/secondary school.

I went to Catholic school, so I had a plain uniform (gray & maroon stripe tie, white shirt, gray pants). Outside of school, I used to wear all black, t-shirt, jeans, and boots. Nothing very exciting or extravagant. No really fun or unique accessories. Very bland. I still dress pretty plainly.

08. What fictional character are you most like personality wise?

I’ve been told I have the neurotic streak of every character Woody Allen has ever played.

09. What smell do you enjoy?

Fruity Pebbles cereal. I love the smell of it.

10. Which of the seven sins do you commit the most often? (gluttony, pride, lust, envy, sloth, wrath, greed)

Probably Sloth, with Gluttony coming in at a close second.

11.What have you been told that you are good at?

Public speaking/reading aloud as a child, but I never thought it to be true. Drawing as well in my teens, but I was fair at my very best.

As an adult, I’ve been told I have a way with words when it comes to explaining something or finding ways to spice up something written plainly. Again, I don’t think I’m that great at it.

They said she’d maybe live a year. Today we celebrated her birthday (well, the one we gave her… And we were off by a day). She’s been with us for a year and she’s the healthiest she’s ever been. She took down that birthday bone like a champ.

Left: 9/5/13
Right: 9/6/14



PROTECTION’s debut EP available on limited edition 10” vinyl from FORMLESSNESS PRESS.

Protection is an experimental synth-pop duo featuring Daniel McKernan & Sam Houston, recorded in New York and New Orleans. This debut EP features Little Annie (Coil, Current 93, Swans) on vocals for the track “Jack/Rabbit,” which is also included remixed by Bruno Coviello. It is limited to 250 copies (with digital downloads available) and is shipping now from the new label, Formlessness Press.

While supplies last at: http://formlessnesspress.com

Prayer (Intro)
Popcycles In Bloom
Jack/Rabbit **
I Worry If You’re Warm
Before I Was A Man
Jack/Rabbit (Stereo Bass Relief Mix) **

[** Featuring Little Annie on vocals]

All tracks written and recorded by Daniel McKernan & Sam Houston in New York & New Orleans, 2011-2013. Mixed and mastered by Bruno Coviello (formerly of Light Asylum). “I Worry If You’re Warm” also features Christiana Key (Zola Jesus, Cult of Youth, Delphic Oracle) on violin.

Official site for the full 10” vinyl EP is here: http://formlessnesspress.com
Shipping now - August 2014.

Review on Soundblab.com (July 7, 2014):

Pre-order blurb on Brainwashed (January 10, 2014):

The EP on discogs.com with individual track info:

Also on iTunes: