Biographical

  • Interactive StoryMap: Bus Trip Across America, pt 1

    Here is another StoryMap, featuring journal entries from the 3 1/2 days it took me to get to California from Washington DC on an open-ended Greyhound bus trip I took around the USA in 1993.

    I rode from coast to coast and back in 11 days, these are dispatches from the 1st 1/2 of that trip.

  • Original Song: I Really Didn’t Mean It

    When I wrote “I Really Didn’t Mean It!”, I was thinking of a ‘Buck Owens meets the Rolling Stones in 1965 with the drummer from Blondie’ kind-of-thing. Throw in some Buddy Holly too.

    This song was performed by one of my 1st bands, The Revellaires, released on Top Records.

    Words + music (c) John Carmody.

  • Interactive JavaScript Game: O No!

    Click here to play this JavaScript game, an homage to my about-to-be-expelled-from-high-school years mainly spent dropping quarters in video game arcades listening to what is now called classic rock.

    Designed to make my friends laugh, this game is meant to drive the player crazy. So far I can sometimes score as high as 900, but no higher – can you do better?

  • Interactive StoryMap: Life on the Mississippi

    This interactive StoryMap shows highlights of journal entries from a 9-day open-ended Greyhound bus trip I took in 1994, going south and exploring bus stop towns along the Mississippi River. This was a 100% spur of the moment, anti-destinationist trip which started in the lushest of tasteless pulchritude and ended for the most part in a […]