I’ve neglected blogging, and a lot of other stuff too, because I’ve had my nose buried in some freelancing that has nothing to do with the things I write that you might actually read.
Somehow, in the midst of that, I managed to spew four stories that you did read. At least, I think you’ve read them because you’ve been tweeting, sharing on Facebook and all that good stuff. I want to thank you for that. Continue reading →
Hi-Fructose Vol. 24 is out now. My copies came in the mail over the weekend and I was so psyched to see this gorgeous piece from Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen on the cover. I admit, I have personal reasons for being so excited. I did the interview with Uldalen for this issue. He is an amazing up-and-coming artist from Norway whose paintings frequently feature photorealistic images people floating. It was a real treat to have the chance to talk to him.
I also interviewed Josh Keyes for this issue. Keyes has done some of the coolest wildlife paintings I’ve ever scene. His animals mingle with symbols of contemporary urban life and are often submerged in geometric pools of water. Keyes is a really fascinating person to interview and I look forward to seeing more of his work soon. Continue reading →
It’s a little after 3 a.m. I’m watching Family Guy because, as much as I can’t stand that show, it’s still better than the two minutes of that Hairspray remake that I saw right before this. Too tired to type, too wired from the gig to go to sleep, so I’ll cut to the chase and just post my set list from tonight. Continue reading →
Blur turned 21 and, to celebrate, they released an epic box set, both on CD and vinyl, consisting of all their studio albums. I wasn’t keen on buyingBlur 21, as it’s well out of my price range. I just can’t spend $164.67 on stuff that I originally bought in high school, even if I didn’t buy it on vinyl.
Fortunately, Blur also released the remastered, deluxe edition albums individually. Since I already have a chunk of their work on vinyl, I figured I could fill in the holes in my collection with the anniversary editions. Today, I headed to Amoeba to check out the score. Continue reading →
Mash-ups are like everything else, there are some amazing ones and a lot of terrible ones. This, dear reader, is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time. Special thanks to my friend Sheyne, purveyor of all things awesome, for tipping me off to this. Continue reading →
Underground is Friday night and I have some new vinyl on hand. Thank you, Amoeba coupons! Whether or not I play anything off these records on Friday is up to you, so show up early, get on the dance floor and stay there. Underground is Friday nights at the Grand Star in Chinatown. It’s near the Chinatown stop on the Gold Line, which is now running until 2 a.m. or so. (Thank you, Metro!) No more of these “My car is in the shop” excuses.