Kyle Schmidt

Fire Escape Press is the collective resource for the visual and audio work of Philadelphia based artist Kyle Schmidt and affiliated partners. Feedback is encouraged.

Vampire Cat

Vampire Cat:: Play Live
Vampire Cat:: Eat Rocks, Chase Butterflies
Vampire Cat:: Visceral Gut. Despondent Shit.

Too young to be accumulating all of these birthdays. There's like hundreds now, while in my mind I am still sixteen or so wondering about growing up, enchanted by beer, dressing myself, a lean wolf ready to devour the wilderness of america, leaving scrabble and kickball and christmas behind. But now the rock and roll dream is a lost balloon. And I'm an ant in another burnt out backyard same as the neighbors. Wilderness -whiskey, I've already escaped from one maw, scratching out teeth for dicks and bitches. Now on my birthday I'm painting a door sash and suddenly washed in feelings of goodwill to all people. People I have neglected for months because I am dysfunctional and should probably never speak out loud. These are people I should call, people I should talk to and hold onto. But after work I am a shit again. I buy my birthday beer and watch television. We will write new songs someday. Punks not dead.