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A recurring feature (the 50th installment, no less!) in which I present a collection of miscellaneous crap err, interesting things to look at that I have lovingly and carefully curated for your enjoyment. (more…)
We are a consumer culture, and occasionally we can look back on purchases as sentimental or even meaningful milestones in our shallow empty lives. HO HO! A thread on Gigposters got me thinkin’ about music stuff, so here’s some music stuff: (more…)
A recurring feature in which I present a collection of
miscellaneous crap err, interesting things to look at that I have lovingly and carefully curated for your enjoyment. For some of these entries, I may have spent upwards of three minutes cutting and pasting a URL and thinking of a four and a half word comment to accompany it. I hope you appreciate my efforts. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
Reviews of me ‘n’ Sturgis’ band. Page updated 10/2011.
The Demographic is a minimalist two-piece whose straight-ahead approach is reflected in the title of this EP. The band consists of a guitarist/ vocalist and a drummer, with a sound that leans toward the similarly constructed Japandroids, and showcases a love for both noise and melody. The songs are generally short and urgent, clocking in at around two minutes. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.