IT’S BEEN FOUR YEARS since the last time I had coffee with Daz Tha Punk.
Back then he was going by the performance name Bloodlust Abominator of Ritual War Incantations — Bloodlust Abominator for short — playing with a death-metal band called Necroholocaust.
In fact, though, he’s immensely talented, sincere, hard-working, a bit intense, someone who marches to the beat of his own drum, literally.
To me, he’s Darrell Sharp, a guy I’ve known since he was a teenager playing drums in the Kamloops Pipe Band. He prefers not to be called Darrell anymore, which we’ll get to in a minute.
We’re in The Vic, talking about recent, dramatic changes to his life and his music.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.