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1. DESIGN: I will be giving a little presentation at FOE Gallery in Northampton on Sept 26th. Topics to be discussed: Graphic design, writers, funny TV shows, musicians, people who jam econo.
3. ROCK: The Demographic plays an increasingly un-rare acoustic set on Saturday, October 5th at Luthier’s Co-op in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Come and say hello to me.
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.
The third and final CD by the mysterious The No-Shadow Kick, released back when I foolishly thought eclecticism was some sort of virtue. Ho-ho-ho. This album has something for everyone, and therefore probably something for everyone to hate, too. (more…)
After periodically thinking it’d be a cool thing to do, I finally dragged my old turntable upstairs and set it up in my office. Records! LPs! Wax! Vinyl! Whatever-you-calls-’em. I’m excited to have this often-ignored part of my music collection back at my fingertips. Hopefully it’ll encourage me to not sit like a lump in this chair for hours at a stretch. I commemorated my first day of listening by picking up a few 12″s at Turn It Up!.
DEAR EDITORS OF THE DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE:
I am disappointed (and frankly appalled) that in this day and age, your puritanical editorial tendencies would cause you to “creatively edit” today’s Family Circus with an “accidental” ink smear. (more…)
I was doing some house-cleaning and found a beat up old sketchbook with some paste-ups of Turn It Up! CDs comics/ads. I was given the luxury of having a pretty free hand on creating ads back in the day, and little narratives like this little back-to-school gag would often result. These are probably around 15 years old and predate my use of Photoshop. I used to print out the type on the store’s computer, because it had Sierra Print Artist on it. Cheap inkjet printouts + bad cutting job + Pro-White + glue stick + a generation or two of quality loss via photocopying at Kinko’s = Perfessional Grafik Dezyning.
(At the time, I felt very clever for coming up with “Superbman”).