I’ve always been a quote-collector. Scribblin’ ’em down in my notebook or CTRL+Cin’ ’em, and inevitably doing nothing with them except dumping them into the ol’ WordPress draft folder. I collected a bunch into a blog post in 2011, and another one in 2012, and it appears that I’ve backlogged another murder of quotes. So here they are. Read them. Continue reading
This year’s Transperformance theme was BEYOND BOB: Cover songs by any musician or band with a member named Bob. I joined up with UNICORN as a rhythm guitarist for a fast 5 song Replacements set. Unfortunately, we lost our lead guitarist a week before the gig. BUT WE MUDDLED ONWARD! Muddled right into a rain storm at the outdoor Pines Theater at Look Park. No one got electrocuted or anything.
Nice and sloppy.
Thanks to Dan, Jeff, and Cher for the video-taking.
I do not like Toby Keith. I think he’s a complete turd. I think his songs are audio turds. I think his entire career is a densely-packed pile of turds. I’m not a fan of modern pop country music, but in recent months ‘Red Solo Cup’ has infiltrated my taste bubble a handful of times. And my reaction surprised me: I didn’t think it was terrible. Continue reading
Now that The Demographic’s new video for “The Headliner” is finally done, I’ll briefly review some of the technical aspects of the production. I’ve had this project floating around unfinished in the background of my to-do lists since… oh Christ, May, I think? So though I am extremely proud of it, I’m also quite prepared to archive it and stop thinking about it for forever. Continue reading
As a few of you know, I’m always walking around with a crappy CVS notebook in my pocket, scribbling down ideas for my comic, or maybe copying a quote out of a book, or, more often than not, making unreadable to-do lists to offset my lousy memory. Another thing I like to jot down is weird/interesting (well, to me) statistics, facts & figures, and what-have-ya. Continue reading
Sturgis and I pulled out a bunch of recording stuff into the backyard back in July and hit “GO” and started going. I had a big notion of doing lots of different takes and camera angles, but when it came time to edit everything together, syncing stuff up proved to be a big hassle. So ‘Trends+Markets’ got the multi-camera edit, but I was too aggravated to do the same on the cover of Nirvana’s ‘Drain You’. Which is fine by me. Continue reading
Telecaster > Dunlap Volume pedal > Dunlop Crybaby (Brimfield junk booth for $10!) > TU-3 tuner (from Novamusik) > Sovtek Big Muff (beat to heck; a leftover from my bass playing days that makes me sound like a crappy J. Mascis) > Boss Space Echo (a superior echo pedal; allows for stereo output; also from Novamusik) > a bunch of sticky Velcro strips from the hardware store > hunk of kitchen cabinet > a One Spot Multi-Plug 5 Cable splitter > Boss PSA120S power supply.
15 Consecutive Tracks From iTunes Shuffle (annotated and expanded). A Facebook meme, copied and pasted here for no good reason.