Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
Here is, friends, the only thing written by Wife that ever got laid down. Not even by the full family, but by Doug Milliken as Ichabod Hate on his new album Rat Park out on Father Time Records. This is the video he put together for our song, Smacks of Ashely. Mike always wondered what that meant. There were vocals, but god knows what they were.
Also recently in the world of Doug: one of his other projects with another pal o’ mine Erich Schwann, the Yòü-Tü, just put out a brilliantly good and beautiful new album, Send Off Smoke. We’ve also just recently put up a bit of interactive planar fiction by Doug over at NaDA. Ben Nigra 1982 which can be read and folded online. It’s an experimental work in an experimental format. Check it out. Check Doug out. He’s been busy this Winter.
Friday, December 31st, 2010
My good buddy Doug’s (under the name Ichabod Hate) new album is out and arrived in my mailbox today. Buzzsaw instrumentals ala Ministry, Big Black, Foetus, etc. For sunny, pleasant days. Also, I did the album art for this slab o’ cd. Dig it.
I don’t know where or how you can still order this, but you could probably just drop Doug a line. I won’t release the poor boys e-mails to the wolves here, but I’ll set you up with it if you message (massage) me. Happy New Year.
Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Ole’ Douggy-kins wants your money bad. I gave him some of mine, so as to lessen the burden on all of you, but here he is, knocking down your door. This is his band that makes your teeth smell like wasps and your ears read. So go ahead and dig.
Friday, April 23rd, 2010
These were recorded last month when Astronautalis and P.O.S. were in Portland for a show. I guess this site Absoulte Punk is crazy about those guys so they arranged a “backstage session”. I met Andy (Astronautalis) through some mutual friends in Seattle a few years back. We were on the same team in Capture the Flag. The rest is pretty much history. Back then I just thought he was a really great guy- I didn’t know that he was also an incredible musician and performer. P.O.S., it turns out, is great too. That was one of the most invigorating shows I’d been to in a long while.
Anyway, why am I standing in the background of this video with three kinda big-deal indie hip-hop dudes playing guitar? I’m still not entirely sure, but I now know that sometimes it’s just who you know. If I have any advice to give it’s to make excellent friends.
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Wife show at the Fox Hole. Photo credits due Jon Donnell
Wife is: Doug Milliken, Mike Dix Thomas, Andy Lyman (and sometimes: Ed Knisely, Emily Dix Thomas, Eric Schwann, Kate Digby Skinner)
Monday, March 1st, 2010
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.
Monday, March 9th, 2009
Now it can be officially called a half-assed attempt. Up from the original eigth-assed attempt at the formalization of iPod swap.
A Facebook Group! Gasp!
If connected systems exist, use them.