A.J. Hoffman is a former newspaper writer. He currently writes and records his own original material for Eight Armed Killer.
E.A.K. takes it's name from the octopus, the fiercest and most intelligent of all creatures in the oceanic kingdom. Hoffman's extreme local push for original music and label of being a writer above all else, along with the octopus' known dispelling of ink to counter enemies; the association with the dangerous fish seemed only natural.
His most popular disc, "The News," is a commentary on the media and his disassociation with the industry.
Hoffman's trademark statement, "have yourself a day," at the end of each show is an ode to his days as a news reporter where he was completely surrounded by the media, all day, everyday, during the summer or 2008. His living situation even included staying with a newspaper reporter. With the accompaniment of a broken heart, he wrote some of the best material he'd ever written - during one of the most depressing periods of his life.
Eight Armed Killer continues to perform all over the country. He continues to write from his home in Michigan. He will never stop. Comparable athlete: Ty Cobb.