Half Life Lyric Video

AUCKLAND My New Fave Show – Kiwis turn out in spirit for David Duchovny #EveryThirdThought

AUCKLAND My New Fave Show – Kiwis turn out in spirit for David Duchovny #EveryThirdThought

If this is how David, Colin, Pat, Mitch, Keenan (Not Tom) and Seb set the tone for this tour, we are all in for many treats.

The VIPs entered the venue with their spiffy VIP badges tagged with both New Zealand Shows – which included all in our crew but me.

I went to pay the meter and hopefully find some free internet when a wonderfully nice lady popped out of her camper van RV. She had recognized my DUCHOVNIACS VIP pass (created for fun by one of our own @TKKarma).

“You must be headed to the show”  

At first she didn’t recognize the image of 10 year old David on my tee, but after a brief conversation I was invited in for wine and cheese. Inside she and her husband – hilarious with perfect impressions of Brooklyn and Red Necks – regaled of floating around the world on their boat. I was impressed. Soon later their two friends from Auckland joined in on the fun. e joked about being lured into strangers lair. I joked the wine and cheese in the van was like candy and ice cream for adults. We were meant for each other.

We all walked over to the venue and entered as General Admission guests. I quickly found fellow Duchovniacs and enjoyed the opening solo act guitar singer, who was also named David. He was great and a big Duchovny fan in his own right.

Then it was time for David and the band. Now that we have two albums plus bonus tracks, which tracks does one select for the live show? Everyone in the group had a different favorite and yet another regret for songs we did not hear live. Yet! 

Either way I think we all agreed this was one of the best shows David and the guys have ever staged. Every tune hit, David’s voice was impeccable and the band was beyond having a blast.

We have already heard a number of the new songs live over the past years. Every Third Thought, Half Life and Stranger in the Sacred Heart.  All these tracks have been infused by collaboration with every band mates input from the recording sessions.

Maybe I Can’t, which I thought was a bit weak in Vancouver, was phenomenal.  It fell right into place to let us catch our breath from bouncing and head bobbing. What a beautiful execution.

Quite notable were the singles from Hell or Highwater. Of course I’ve heard these songs live now more than a couple dozen times. But just as the new album reflects on the band’s deeper collaboration with David, many of these tunes had a bit of an over haul for the better.

Let it Rain was faster than I can ever remember at previous shows. Passenger had an interesting new guitar flair from Pat. Hell or Highwater itself was as good or better as expected.

Expecting the new songs to be more featured, I was surprised they followed EVERY THIRD THOUGHT (Opening Song) with 3000, and then ended with Positively Madison Ave. However, no regrets, especially as Pat virtually steals the show taking us home with that extended guitar solo. Always a show man – I already put the guy on a pedestal few could live up to – Pat surpassed and had more than a few kiwi jaws dropping. As I tweeted he may have damaged the guitar playing so intensely.


One of the weaker moments (relatively) was When the Whistle Blows. Still amazing, but the live mix was a bit lacking in David’s voice. The bluesy, grizzly low growl vocal utilized by David in this rocker requires a bit more microphone, as the lower range of any voice does not project as well naturally. But the band was still on fire – aka “lit AF.” I was also near the front where David’s monitors are so it’s possible the fans further back heard a better mix. Those of us that know the album rank “Whistle” as one of the best new songs. I’m probably being a bit picky here but it is worth noting, as I have so little to pick apart from this show as an amateur “critic”.

Of course I fear writing this next section (Only because it is not about a song David wrote)

Perhaps the true highlight of the evening, as the band comes back for a mini encore set, the guys play a rock band equivalent of the orchestra warming up. It is a cluster of tone, with cymbal rolls and subtle riffs. Mitch has set down the base for a guitar as he starts that simple chord pattern, akin to Tom Petty’s free falling. We are transported as Pat lays down some dissonant riffs, that simultaneously seem out of place and perfect. Musically there is a story of love and conflict. Then David sings, perhaps the best we have heard him ever. Sebastian later lays in some light percussion. By the end the band is rocking out.

As at the listening party, as I reheard via digital download of the album and as I am even now writing this little passage, I am moved to moist eyes listening / thinking to this amazing song.

This is how I experience Spiral.

A few were disappointed we did not get Marble Sun. My biggest regret was not hearing Last First Time live, yet.

There are so many gems that have not been played live yet, and old faves missed. We now are just starting to feel the angst of a Beatles or Stones fan that wishes for their lesser known favorite to appear on a set list.

Funny moment was when David and the band shared verses in The Weight (Cover for song by The Band). David put the microphone in the face of a young lady with no clue about the lyrics. I love their cover but have never understood the craze folks get for this song. I don’t know the words well either. But this is the MOST IMPORTANT SONG OF ALL TIME it seems for some.

Colin wowed all with his cover of Don’t Dream it’s Over by Crowded House. David said this song was too high for him but the band wanted to make sure they do a local band hit. David danced and entertained the crowd while the band played.

Like Europe, internet woes are keeping us from uploading faster. But we are trying. MUCH MORE to come… Also follow us to see some cool photos and videos of our amazing adventures in NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIA.


David Duchovny – More Album Press & Heading to NZ/AU

David getting in a little rehearsal before heading to NZ

More Every Third Thought Album Press:
AXS Interview: David Duchovny discusses his new album, ‘Every Third Thought,’ songwriting


We’ll be posting a full write up and album review in the next couple of days, probably in our travels overseas. Check back here for updates. We’ll be covering all of the shows except Wellington.

Here’s our own album video/vlog review..
CONTENT WARNING – These videos are uncensored! Proceed with caution!

David Duchovny – Every Third Thought Press & FANS LOVING IT!

We hope everyone is enjoying the new album as much as we are!

Here are links to a whole bunch of press & reviews about David’s new Album Every Third Thought


David Duchovny tries to learn from his past on new album Every Third Thought

David Duchovny Talks Becoming A Singer/Songwriter

David Duchovny on His Late Blooming Music Career & Gaining Confidence as a Singer

David Duchovny gives Track by Track breakdown of his new album, Every Third Thought: Stream

David Duchovny, No Stranger To Character Studies, Puts Them To Music


David Duchovny’s Second Album – Every Third Thought Out Today

Upcoming Tour Press:

Turns out David Duchovny’s a singer-songwriter and he’s coming to NZ

What do fans think of  Every Third Thought?
Check out some of the buzz on social media.

Walt’s cover (I know! Big surprise he did one!)
Half Life

Listen to Every Third Thought on SoundCloud

David Duchovny’s sophomore album “Every Third Thought” is set to drop for digital download on Friday but if you want to hear it streaming now it’s available on SoundCloud!

Check back here for our full album review.

Listen to Every Third Thought here:

All songs written by David Duchovny, Colin Lee, Pat McCusker and Mitchell Stewart

Produced by Colin Lee, Pat McCusker and Mitchell Stewart

Mixed by Mitchell Stewart
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY

Recorded November 2016 – February 2017 at:
Atomic Sound, New York, NY
Recording Engineers: Merle Chornuk and Dakota Bowman

Grand Street Recording, New York, NY
Recording Engineers: Ken Rich and Jake Lummus

Additional Overdubs Recorded at
Virtue and Vice Studios, New York, NY
Recording Engineer: Anthony “Rocky” Gallo

Horn and String Arrangements by Colin Lee

The Band
David Duchovny – Lead Vocals
Colin Lee – Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Pat McCusker – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Mitchell Stewart – Bass, Vocals, Electric Guitar (Track 8), Omnichord (Track 1), Synthesizer (Track 5)
Sebastian Modak – Drums, Percussion

Additional Musicians
Hannah Read – Violin (Tracks 4, 7)
Tamsin Wilson – Vocals (Tracks 3, 5, 10)
Sam Crittenden – Trombone (Tracks 6, 11)
Michael Fatum – Trumpet (Tracks 6, 11)
Patrick Sargent – Clarinet (Tracks 3, 6, 12)
Kerry Lee – Cowbell (Track 11)
Kaleena Hutchins – Harmonica (Tracks 13, 14)

Released by:
Westbound Kyd
Release date:
9 February 2018

Ghouli: The X-Files Season 11 Episode 5 Recap and Review #xfghouli #thexfiles

Ghouli: The X-Files Season 11 Episode 5 Recap and Review #xfghouli #thexfiles

First of all, thank you!

Walt Frasier

Thank to all the fans that demanded more X-files. Collectively we powered this phenom.

Thanks to all those involved on screen, behind the cameras, writers, producers, marketing teams etc etc etc

25 years later we may have just seen one of the best 42 minutes of X-Files ever.

It’s is hard to say that claim 100%, with so many classic favorites.

Ghouli: The X-Files Season 11 Episode 5 Recap and Review

THIS is the episode we have been waiting for since Chris Carter said Season 10 was happening. We may have just been given more answers than questions, which is refreshing.


Even knowing what we know the opening sequence may still give me nightmares. The actual real scenario is even scarier than the imagined monsters. Take away the special effects, which are William’s projections anyway, and we have two teen age girls slashing and dicing each other with knives. Horrifying! The full scene was gorier than expected.


Cut to Scully narrating her dream, which at first seems to be another Scully monologue, like MY STRUGGLE II and so many great episodes from the original run. As this expands to dialogue with Mulder we question the phenom until Scully sees the photo of Chimera.

James Wong says this episode was sparked by his own sleep paralysis encounter while shooting a film in Mexico. (TV Insider)

That’s an open XFiles – Mulder


Back down 95 South Again

Cut to Norfolk Va. Have these guys been following Mulder and Scully all along, or did they overhear the dream discussion and figured this is all leading to William?

Hey, that’s Louis Ferreira! This guy has been popping up on every Vancouver show, but most notably a reoccurring character on Travelers. A few weeks ago Louis had a decent arc on CW Arrow as a mafia boss, uncle to The Huntress.

The Chimera looks like a spot I would never let kids play, but would have definitely been there to explore in my teens.

As the girls regain consciousness, we learn their only connection is a mutual boyfriend. Jackson/ William is a player…. this did not sit with some fans… more on this later…

At the Van De Kamp house, Mulder and Scully arrive to gun shots from the house. Adoptive parents rarely get the appreciation they deserve.

Immediately, Scully’s look upon discovering “Jackson” tells all. She is beyond suspecting this is William; She knows.

And The Emmy Goes Too…

Gillian’s work here, and throughout this episode is beyond amazing. The range of intensity from the waking paralysis to the morgue monologue, to the final glimmer of hope, is deserving of awards.

As much as Karin Konoval as Judy and Chucky is an acting class in physical character development, Gillian’s performance should be studied for emotional performance range on camera. Any more would be too much. Any less would have felt empty and routine. As far as I am concerned, perfect.

Please go and RT me on this to get the momentum building…

David’s work is great on another level. He gets one line to truly reveal Mulder’s state of mind as he confronts the DoD agents. The warning he is not to be messed with says it all. Mulder has to focus on being there for Scully – and later William. He lacks the luxury of self reflection and emotion. Nor has he time for regrets. The situation requires he play the hero, the rock.

Another James Wong insight, from the Mulder Skinner exchange, is Mulder’s line, Thanks but you’re too late.

This was written as a scolding of Skinner, but David’s performance, under breath while walking away, turns Mulder’s comment on himself.

The question is will Mulder have time to ever show a break down. Curious about the next 5 hours left in Season 11.  Thank goodness next week is all about Skinner. We could not go into regular MOTW mode easily.

Speaking of Skinner, Mitch plays a very seminal moment masterfully.

Skinner has been walking the line. We don’t know for sure he is siding with CSM fully but he is clearly shaken upon learning Jackson is William. Suddenly Crossroads news hits harder. Is this the moment Walter turns against CSM?

Of course who did not love CSM  being back in Skinner’ s office? More WE ARE HOME moments in season 11.


With the heat William takes time and reaches out to Sarah and Brianna. Why does William even make this effort?

Does he feel guilty?

Does he feel a need to put the girls at ease?

A few questioned the actor’s performance here. I think it is brilliant. The writing and performance.

Listen to what William is saying.

It is my deduction that, one, William is being a teenager. He is discovering and experimenting with his powers, much the way a teen might experiment with drugs or sex – completely haphazardly. He is ignorant and unable to fully control, which leads to the girls near death experiences.

Two, he is only now coming to grip with his reality. This is a coming of age moment for William.

He is also learning a morality to using his powers

By the time he is explaining himself, and even a bit when running into Scully – both times – he is almost becoming priest-like. He begins to understand his purpose. His visions are starting to make sense. He is suddenly less teenager and more focused with the weight of the world, minus a few chaotic brief run for your life moments.

Now there is a stillness, akin to powerful XMen learning to harness their gift. Jedi – ish?

The self taught student is becoming the master, making the tough decision for the safety of all.

His insincere quality is a focus on the future. His words are apologizing for the past mistakes but his subtext is 100% focused on future tasks.

Super Psyched

… for Kitten. I finally met Mitch this past year, (WE took a brief selfie in Pittsburgh, 2015) but I have been a fan for 3 decades. I may have seen Shocker in the theaters. I certainly knew it before X-Files.

I take some credit (falsely I’m sure) for this season’s immense uptake in Skinner sightings. It’s was 3 out of my 5 things X-Files had to do for Season 11.

Maybe Chris Carter watched that?

Till next time…




DUCHOVNIACS EXCLUSIVE: David Duchovny interview with Walt & Laurice – New Album, Novel, #theXFiles MSR insights

Thank you to David Duchovny and all his team – we love you Brad & Kerry – for making this happen. Beyond flattered we had the time of our lives speaking with David about EVERY THIRD THOUGHT album and upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand.

I was floored when David brought up me wearing the milk carton T-Shirt and preparing to stage dive into my arms…

THIS description of Miss Subways has me more eager than ever to read a Novel by David Duchovny. This sounds fascinating. So much more than I expected.

And finally, David’s insight into the discussion between David and Chris Carter working out the end of #XFplusone was a truly unexpected delight.

David Duchovny – Live Appearances (Videos & Photos)

David and his Band at Paste Studio NYC

Good Day New York


We were able to visit the studio and watch the Build events live stream. Watch it here:


Photos from the event (Thanks to Edaise & Edy for sharing!)

Season 11 Episode 4 #XFForeheadSweat recap and review #thexfiles @thexfiles

Darin Morgan strikes again. I think its safe to say that thus far the comedic episode from DM’s hand steals the show yet another season. – Walt Frasier

Rhys Darby’s Werelizard was by far the fan favorite from 2016.

Darin Morgan has presented a more modern version of the Abbott and Costello styled comedic horror genre. The secret behind Abbott & Costello’s Frankenstein Mummy and Invisible Man comedies is that they were legit MGM horror flicks, if you simply remove gags.

At first glance one might think if The X-files had a token red shirt character, Brian Husky as Reggie Something would never survive the second act. Reggie seems more like the cubical guy than Mulder’s first partner.

The script is as wordy as Abbott & Costello with as many sight gags to boot.

Within the fake Twilight Zone opening, we get a Alien that almost plays a one man three stooges gag with three pairs of hands gasping for mouth, ears, eyes face-palm and other place seemingly important to the alien.


And my name’s not buddy (Meniacal Laugh) …

We learn later that Mulder remembers this as his favorite episode of Twilight Zone ever.

Cut to opening credits, without hidden message. Just the usual “The Truth is Out There” Anyone else feel gypped for about 35 minutes?

After the commercial break Mulder comes in dressed as Sasquatch. “I’ve been out Squatching” he tells Scully.

Squatching sounds like something you do in a hole while camping. More dookie, anyone? Is there anything more relaxing than hanging out in a itchy over heated mascot costume? NOTHING Simple & Uncomplicated about that.

We do get talk of a possible date, right? DINNER FOR TWO?

Hilarious moment wraps up the scene when Scully says she really does not need to hear the 35yo Big Foot mold story, and eventually hangs up. “Scully?”

Later that night Mulder awakes and notices the mysterious X taped to his window. It is a bit smaller than we are used to, and in the wrong place, or so I remember…


Mulder goes to the old rendezvous point to find Reggie. Are those sunflower seeds or is Reggie into a bigger nut?

SIRENS “I think your ride is here.”

Odd exchange seems to imply Mulder’s memory of Reggie has been erased. Reggie explains that Mulder’s favorite episode of The Twilight Zone – from the prologue – is fake; never existed.

They hear foot steps, Mulder makes Rod Serling (Twilight Zone host/creator) joke, Reggie vanishes.

At this point I am thinking about the possible alternate/parallel universe angle. Long before Mulder suggests it (must have been in the trailers) Did Reggie slip into another realm, another plane of existence?

<I took a break at this point and binged first 4 eps of Twilight Zone form 1959. I forgot how amazing that show was!!! All seasons available on CBS online. I forgot I signed up to watch Star Trek. Might as well take advantage of something I’m paying for… lol>


Mulder has torn his house apart looking for his favorite episode. Did his old apartment #42 have room for all this stuff? We get yet another Mulder break down moment.


How dare Scully confuse Twilight Zone and Outer limits. lol

“Can we talk about this over dinner?”

So over this already, Dana seems more hungry than eager to have romantic time with Fox. But still the idea of a date satisfies MSR crew, right?

Like a kid, Mulder declares he will never again be able to eat until he figures this mystery out.

Mulder’s memory of his first experience with The Twilight Zone is hilarious. I love that I was not spoiled by leaks on this bit. The folks at Fox have been doing WAY to much teasing and leaving WAY too little for us to discover Wednesday nights.

I fear spoiling fans with blogs and vlogs and live tweeting, but what is left to spoil after these daily video promo releases.

Does 8yo Mulder NOT look like the NY Lotto Guy. “Little bit O Luck” – Funny story I auditioned for this commercial 10+ years ago lol

Again Scully is done hearing the same old story again.

I am starting to see my own relationship here, with my old numerously recounted stories boring my wife.


Scully finally meets Reggie. Reggie presents the box of knock off Gelatin.


Scared and broken Reggie questions his own existence.  “Prove that I’m real”.


Well now Scully has a mystery memory of her own. She remembers GOOP-O A-B-C.

Mulder presents The Mandela Effect – the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect named for folks remembering falsely that Nelson Mandala died in the 1980s when he was actually imprisoned, later to become president of South Africa. CLICK HERE for a list of 200 classic false memories.

They decide to meet with Reggie together. “It’ll be like a date” looks exchanged…


Well this is romantic…

Ok, maybe not so much a date.

Reggie Something retells his story of the false memory of his favorite childhood book.

In this alternate reality Reggie says The Mendela Effect is actually The Mengele Effect for Josef Mengele (Falsely remembered by some as Joseph Mingla)

Bill Dow (Chuck) returns to the X-Files as Pangborn the purveyor of pop culture junk and useless trivial facts.

NO I remember the logo being racist is a different way

Pangborn puts the idea into Reggie’s head that the government knows and there is a conspiracy behind the Mingle Effect.

Darin Morgan spares no expense taking this gimmick to the Nth degree.

The edit makes it look as though the entire episode is manipulated as Reggie is about to say G-??? there is a skip, with the sound of a scratched record.

Questioning what we saw, we immediately re-watched that moment, catching up to the live view during the next commercial.

Mulder introduces theory of a parrallel universe.

Wait, whaaaaa?

Neither Sculls or Reggie dig that. Reggie’s response suggests he has heard Mulder make this claim before.

that crap gives me a headache

Ozzie’s Razor – Osborn lol

Occam’s (or Ockham’s) razor is a principle … that “Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.” or “when you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one is the better.” MORE MATH /SCIENCE STUFF HERE

Occam’s Axe?


awkward pause….

You remember those watermelon candies that taste like coconut

Watermelon Slice Coconut Candy Bars (Watermelon flavored coconut bars) 1.65oz, 24 Count

This conversation starts to get into modern times in a scary way. It is near impossible to keep a secret these days with the dawn of social media and instant information online. Flooding the internet with fake news and conspiracy theories allows the rich and powerful to hide in plain site. Folks will believe the many false scenarios and doubt the facts. #FAKENEWS & #ALTERNATIVEFACTS being tweeted by the president and his team makes this common practice among shady con artists in dark allies mainstream.


Apparently THEY is DR THEY.



FOX / X-Files needs to post this DR THEY video online.

HAHA Top Secret Nasa Operation Soy Bomb

Image result for top secret operation soy bomb

Speaking of flooding with fake news, I just spent 20 minutes Easter egg hunting looking for a Space Monkey named Perry from real NASA History, just in case.

Anyone catch the joke about crowd size at the last Presidential election? “100s of Millions in attendance” Considering America has less than 400 million people, that was one crowded mall LOL


Image result for dr the x-files forehead sweat

We finally meet Dr. They.

While talking about the mysterious guy, wondering how to find Dr. They, guess who calls?

This is a fun scene. Upon seeing a few early photos of David Duchovny shooting with the laughing statues, Duchovniacs took a field trip while in Vancouver to see David and the band.

My only issue with this scene? Of all the scenes shot in Canada, supposedly places around Washington DC area and all of America, this clearly is clearly a Vancouver landmark.

But this issue is minor. Otherwise the statues, combined with the bizarre smile, eyes and monologue by Dr. They – against David’s Straight-man Mulder – make an eerie tale. Fake News and Altered Facts leap out of the headlines and into the horror hidden behind slap stick laughs.


Who did not love this alternate opening credits sequence with a Capella voices and REGGIE SOMETHING. (Months ago I predicted this guy was Skinner’s equivalent to Miller & Einstein. In a way I was right).

I know Darin Morgan is reportedly upset he could not get Reggie into the ‘Walking in Memphis’ sequence from Post Modern Prometheus. But are there other insertions that did not make the cut. I could imagine a bunch of gems on future DVD releases. (Does anyone buy DVDs anymore?). Just put on YOUTUBE.


Let’s just say this next sequence is hilariously ridiculous. I LOVED IT! It is beyond words, except this is my new favorite spoof of Donald Trump. FAR surpassing SNL or anything in past 2-40 years.


The rest of universe rejects us because we lie too much.

Think on that.


Turns out THE LAST MARTIAN was not a TTZ episode after all. Yet another knock off brand. The GOOPO of anthology series.

But one last question?

Did Scully skip the tasting because of possible flavors of TAINT or just in case that mold actually might have 35-year old biological remains of a big hairy ape like man beast?

We might never know….



OH and fans are upset as we yet again were robbed of an on screen kiss.

David Duchovny – Interviews!!

David interview KFC Radio Barstool Sports – Source

David Duchovny on Kevin & Bean – Source KROQ Radio 

David Duchovny talks about his new upcoming book and says that he will be turning Bucky F*cking Dent into a movie with Roland and Gennaro on Roland’s Food Court.

Love the new album art! Looking forward to Feb 9th when everyone can hear this fantastic album!  Artwork & Design by Viet Nguyen