Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Diary Comic Project

My friend Gariet and I are trying to challenge ourselves, and co-make a little zine for the month of November. We both kind of fell off the creative map after having kids and we decided to do a split diary comic together to get back into the creative world. Our Facebook page is here. Here are my first few diary entries.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Poor Substitute

I've been loving this new single and video by Robert Pollard's new band Ricked Wicky. The video is funny and beautiful, with pathos and a nice meta quality. The song is really good too, kind of a hard rocking ballad.

As a music collector, I've been suffering from too long of a wish list -- there are so many albums by so many artists that I want to get (on a budget) that I was feeling overwhelmed. I was also starting to feel that I was somehow missing out on a lot of my favorite artists. So I set myself the goal of spending most of my money on my four favorite active artists: 1. The Beach Boys 2. Will Oldham/Bonnie Prince Billy 3. Robert Pollard/Guided by Voices and 4. Kool Keith.

It's been working out really well so far, though I am still woefully behind. For instance, I haven't purchased ANY of Robert Pollard's 2015 releases (there have been two albums from Ricked Wicky alone). I have made great strides though on catching up on his older releases picking up these GBV albums and EPs so far: Vampire on Titus/Propeller, Sunfish Holyfish Breakfast, The Pipe Dreams of Instant Prince Whippet, Live in Austin, TX, and Normal Happiness (a solo release).