Monday, May 25th, 2009
This is the last of it. I leave tomorrow at 7:30 to begin the long journey to Africa. I am excited about the YE show at Bubba’s tonight, but otherwise I have nothing coherent or intelligent to say about it. I can hardly envision what the next month will hold. All I have in my mind is a plane, and then just a mess of images, sounds, and motions, implanted mostly through movies, and discovery channel specials. I don’t know where the reality of Africa may lie, but I’m excited about attempting to find out. Updates from now on whenever possible…
Friday, May 22nd, 2009
It’s here! Dinner Table Issue No.1: Indianapolis available through MagCloud for $10 measly dollars. Thrill to the mores and minds of the Midwest. 10 strangers sharing a meal and their stories for an evening.
This is also the momentous first release for NaDA: NaDA 1. There is only the future from here. Meet you all there.
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
Here is a video of the Complaints Choir Chicago back from in 2007 I just discovered today. Not particularly relevant to anything, but worthy of a post. That was a fun time doing all that complaining.
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
A general info dump, since I haven’t had a chance to trickle this out, and likely will not until everything is upon me:
Tuesday May 26th, I will be outbound to Johannesburg, South Africa. Staying over a night there, and then on to Llongwe, Malawi. I will be traveling over there for the entire month of June, landing stateside (according to plan) July 1st. I will attempt to keep this site saturated with photos and stories for the duration.
I also have two shows coming up before I jet off next Tuesday. First up, at Space on Sunday the 24th: Hatreds (our new untested black metal duo), with A Primitive and Savage Land (thinking man’s power violence), and Book of the Dead (polite man’s death metal).
Then Monday the 25th at Bubba’s Sulky Lounge: Ye! With Rattlesnakes, and Shellshag (wonderful rock n’ roll garbage) from Brooklyn. Should be a fantastic show. If you are intercepting this transmission anywhere near Portland, ME, you should come check out the twitching carnage.
Until the future.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
The Dinner Table Issue No.!: Indianapolis will be dropping at the end of this month.
“The aim of the Dinner Table is to travel to communities familiar and foreign, find 10 people for dinner and conversation, document the experience through photographs, text, transcriptions, interviews, and design, printed and published for individuals within and without these communities to experience.”
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
Some thrilling photos turned up from our good friend Bryan Bruchman of Hillytown Click the picture for the set.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
Last night’s Drum Truck was an absolute and total blast. Aside from the long and unmoving line at U-haul there were little to no hitches …omitting the constantly blaring horn at Tommy’s Park when it became stuck. It was a while before we found that perfect combination of punches and curses that would stop its wail. There were cops everywhere we went, but never for us. At Longfellow square a squad car pulled up right behind us. I ran to him waving my permit saying “I bet you wanna talk to me. We DO have a permit.” He looked puzzled and said, “What? No, someone got laid out across the street. I’m not here for you.” I said “…oh, well… we have a permit.” He said “Great, have fun.”
click the picture for the first wave of photographs:
the Drummers were:
Jenn Batchelor drove.
Andrew Lyman was excited.
Thanks to Nick Schroeder and Katie Hatch for water.
Extra thanks to Katie Hatch for homemade oatmeal cinnamon chocolate chip cookies!
Thanks to Diane for letting me make buttons.
Thanks to everyone for being around when this happened!!!
Originally posted on MENSK
Friday, May 1st, 2009
First first Friday Art Truck show and with me at the helm. 7 drummers. 17ft truck. 7 stops. Rock and Rove!