Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Beach Sloth is creating Blogs

                Beach Sloth is a project I created officially on July 27th, 2010. I love blogging about people. There is so much culture to explore and support. Ever since I began Beach Sloth I have not needed a TV for anything. My life has been fulfilled seeing what wonderful pieces of work made it online into my browsers, my emails, my PDFs, my videos, and my music. Honestly thanks to Beach Sloth I have been exposed to more culture than I could ever possibly wrap my arms around. 

                That is why I created a Patreon account. I could use a few sponsors to help me meet my monthly expenses which are pretty small. I live frugally. At this point I do not need much to survive since I have cut down what I consider my needs. What I do know that I need, what I am passionate about, is all the wonderful people I have reviewed on this blog. Countless individuals that I have been fortunate enough to meet have become incredibly close friends, the kinds of friends that I can confide in and treat just like those people I have met in person.

                Financial support for Beach Sloth gives me a reason to spend a greater amount of time on auxiliary aspects of the project. Already I have released an e-book through Amazon, a chapbook I printed myself, an album free for download, an e-book released for free through Peanut Gallery Press (which has been favorably mentioned by Dennis Cooper), and a book through Dig That Book Co. So I try to keep Beach Sloth as active as I possibly can. 

                Everything I create for the blog shall continue to be free. I have great plans for Beach Sloth, including an eventual full-length book, another full-length album offered free of charge, and smaller e-books and chapbooks. People who feel like contributing money to me via Patreon can do so right

                I also understand a lot of my readership cannot afford to support me via Patreon. My presence on Patreon will not change anything about what I can for the blog. All it means is if someone wants to support me financially outside of the usual avenues of:

And – my Paypal account, which has since become an MEME 

             Recently I have also decided to start a Fiverr account which basically expands what I do on a regular basis into new forms. If you are interested in my Fiverr work (want something written, shared, re-tweeted, etc.) you can go:


They can. It is that simple. Nothing else will change. I shall continue Beach Sloth, this passion project of mine, because I think that what I do is rewarding in ways outside of mere monetary concerns. My ultimate goal for Beach Sloth is to have it financially support me and a small group of writers I particularly like (I have people in mind for this). That is far away but with Patreon that can become considerably easier. Thank you for reading this and thank you for coming to my little corner of the universe. 

                Additionally I would like to thank everyone who has been able to support me on Patreon. It means more to me than I can possibly express.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Advertising on Beach Sloth

                Today on this old Blog I have a special announcement: I am offering advertising up to whoever is interested. By no means is this going to dramatically change much of anything. After a few years of pouring my heart and scroll into this fine invention I’m ready to take things to the next level. 

                Advertising is in a few forms. Anybody interested in advertising can feel free to contact me at the following address:


                I use that address exclusively for anything payment or Beach Sloth business related. That address proved to be infinitely helpful whenever I have sold T-shirts or chapbooks. Anybody can buy either of those things from me still. 

                T-shirts, Buttons, Etc. go here.
                Chapbooks go here.
                Patreon (NEW) go here.

                I offer a few things for advertising purposes. As the blog is now an increasingly smaller part of what I do I also offer other places to advertise:

                My Twitter
                My Tumblr

                My advertising efforts have already begun prior to this post. Nobody has noticed yet so I figured now would be a great time to take things to the next level. Whoever is interested in advertising through any of my online platforms can do so. Simply email me, let me know what you need, what sort of prices you would be willing to pay, and what kind of advertising you are hoping to do (music, literature, other products, etc.). 

                Thus far my advertising efforts have been pretty successful since they have reinforced rather than taken away from what I have already done. Beach Sloth is a huge passion project for me. I hope to continue doing exactly what I love doing on all platforms. This project has taken on a life of its own. My initial estimate for the length of Beach Sloth was a year, tops, maybe two years. Now it is close to entering its fourth year, hence my desire to try and make this more sustainable for me. 

                Note that I am going to continue this Blog for the indefinite future. There is no specific end in sight for this site. I want to continue doing this with the least amount of interruption possible. I am infinitely thankful for everything everyone has managed to do for me. I have received great support for this project which is why it has continued this long. 

                Whoever is interested in simply donating me money (through the kindness of their heart) can do so via my PayPal account: I will continue to blog for you. That is a promise.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Beach Sloth - It doesn't matter what you look like on the outside it’s what’s on the internet that counts 11.0

                Among the masterpieces of the world Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection is the best. Other forms of art are stupid compared to what Beach Sloth has effortlessly accomplished in his debut poetry publication. Writers yearn to truly navigate the depths of the human soul the way an anonymous dad sloth does with absolute ease. Throughout the collection Beach Sloth goes from hilarious to tragic in mere fractions of an inch. Of course this may be due to the font size but it is a grand testament to Beach Sloth’s powers as a highly blogging entity that his work appears to be perfected within these hallowed pages. 

                Trees give their lives for books but usually those books are not as good as Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection. Few things can be. Beach Sloth has for years, nigh decades, supported people. His credo of “Support Each Other” can be felt throughout the surprising debut poetry collection. At times dark and touching Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection takes a different approach from his actual blogging material. Yes the playfulness is still there. Yet there is specific commentary on some of the people that Beach Sloth truly cares for both people he has encountered and people he grew up with. For limiting the collection to random strangers, while fitting his blog’s aesthetic, is thrown aside for a more personal approach. 

                What is most interesting about Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection is the dearth of sloths. Throughout the collection Beach Sloth fails to mention much in the way of actual sloths. Maybe this is because Beach Sloth feels it is too painful to reflect upon growing up in a human’s world as a mere sloth covered in algae hanging off of trees. Currently few are interested in the secret lives of sloths excluding the valiant efforts of a select few biochemists who realize that sloth algae could provide a plethora of life-extending and life-improving pharmaceuticals. 

                Until such time as scientists are able to cure common ailments using sloth back algae, there is Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection. Sure maybe Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection will be unable to cure the common cold but it can improve the spirit and isn’t that just as good, if not better? There is a lot of harshness in life a lot of people who feel like doing it alone. Life does not need to be that way. People are social creatures and with Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection people will feel closer together. And that is better than any medicine. 

                Go HERE to learn more about the importance of Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection,how to order, and how to have a fun time in general. 

Note for Book Price: While I have a 'pay what you want' feature I would say that the minimum suggested price for the book is $13 US/Canada, $18 International (I figure I am going to be sending a lot of stuff internationally).

Monday, August 3, 2015

CLICHES VS. CONCRETE WORDS by Brandon Scott Gorrell

                Clichés leave out information, or do they? The thing about clichés is they remember their youth. Back then nobody had discovered them. Working as waiters at fancy tables they longed for the chance to impress somebody with serious clout. Once they were discovered by the right person the clichés made it on the big stage. People began to really enjoy the clichés. Unfortunately the clichés got overexposed. If a person heard the cliché they’d simply roll their eyes and say “yep, it is that cliché again”. Poor clichés have to deal with these kinds of problems. While it is hard enough to make it as a saying, becoming an overused saying means the cliché simply wastes its time floating on a floatation device in its in-ground pool. 

                Yet with that overexposure clichés still make an impression. They careen side to side. Clichés become out of control when everybody knows their name. For the select few who remain blissfully unaware of the power of clichés they simply figure whoever is speaking is quite smart. Life can eat up a cliché and spit it right out. Lots of sayings become clichés. Cleverness is cleverness if only a select few people know it. Once a cliché becomes popular the originators of the cliché say they used it before it become cool. Essentially a cliché is that hip underground band that made it to the big leagues. Yeah they might have gained more popularity but at the cost of their own legitimacy. Language hipsters, the anti-cliché people try to come up with infinitely stunning ways of expressing themselves. 

                Pure definitions of clichés are purposeless. They have no direct meaning. Outside of their native tongue clichés lose their meaning. By directing trying to convey the meaning of a cliché in another language it comes across as rather foolish. Soft as a baby’s bottom serves to show how creepy language can get, going around, touching baby asses. Although more nonsensical, cream of the crop at least is not going around feeling babies. That’s gross. For the cream of the crop is kind about how totally purposeless it can be. Other clichés point out what happens with the Matrix’s kind of thought: cut to the chase refers to that long-ass thirty minute car chase that took place with those hologram brothers or whatever they were. The origin of follow my lead comes from how lead paint used to be a major component of paint in homes, with people following each other’s move towards ignorance, via the ingestion of lead paint.

Sunday, August 2, 2015


                Breakups create loneliness. Memories of the gone relationship are reflected upon for an infinite period of time. This can be torturous. For nothing between two people ever officially ends. Rather it can go on and on until one person makes a decision. Getting to this decision requires a lot of external pressure. Not everybody has that many friends, enough friends to convince them to do otherwise. Peer pressure is a great way to do potentially stupid things and to potentially do brave things. Everything rests within that perception, the idea of knowing what is best. Due to the idea of fair representation the hope is that with enough friends a coherent strategy will follow. 

                Isolating oneself after a bad breakup is a bad idea. Those thoughts continually race through the mind. Without any place for them to go they move faster and faster until they create an orbit within the mind. Unable to escape they form a weird kind of gravity. People cry because of negative gravity. Late at night when the moon is at its absolute peak the pull of the moon forces the tears out. This is why people cry late at night into their pillows. Perhaps the saddest parts of the bed the pillow sees no action and absorbs lots of night drool and tears. At least the rest of the bed experiences the joys of providing comfort even companionship. 

                Friends try to bring out the sad person. Sometimes the sad person becomes attracted to their friends. This is perfectly normal. Everyone wants to see what their friends are really like, without clothes sometimes. Lots of people grow out of this need to hook up with their friends by their mid-fifties. Others though only have the feeling grow stronger. Whatever the outcome it is okay to enjoy the company of friends in more way than one. Without such a desire what good would there be in having friends? Besides sometimes there is the need to try and connect on deeper levels. 

                The strangeness of friends is that they can lead lives to move in entirely unexpected ways. With backup people are able to accomplish truly random bizarre things. If enough people are behind an idea the idea can often be followed through upon, whether it is a random drive for hours to meet someone from a lifetime ago, or to discover what love means. Of course the great thing is with enough people the impossible and insane becomes quite possible and coherent. Life needs company and thankfully it provides just enough to keep it interesting.