Monday, March 21, 2011

Here's to Kerouac.

A washed out doodle of my Equinox.

I'm learning a lot about the beauty of ambiguity when it comes to storytelling. I very often find myself feeling very envious after reading/hearing a brief excerpt of a period in someone else's life that they feel is worth telling. I think to myself, "Damn, that sure must have been something". And maybe I'm feeling so enthralled in their life story because they're leaving so many loose ends to be tied and gaps to be filled. It's really up to my imagination to determine how moving and tear-jerkingly grand the parts that they didn't touch upon were.

So maybe when you're feeling doubtful of whether or not the things you've seen and heard are worth retelling, you can just remember that it's really not up to you to find beauty in them. But you can craft what you're saying to let the viewer find their voice in your own words.

Or something along those lines...


Noel(le) Longhaul - This Is My Name Now
Tags: folk, singer-songwriter, ambient

An example of what I believe to be gorgeous storytelling. Noel's become an acquaintance of mine who always excites me when they update me on the various things they've been working on. They used to be in Mallory back when they were still together, so that may peak some of y'all's interest.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sketchbook menagerie

Ink-soaked thread pressings

Charcoal & watercolor

Ink-soaked thread pressings & pen


How to Write a Song
I’ll look in the mirror and
wonder how I would look in that red shirt.
So I take off what I was
already wearing,
put on that red shirt,
stand in front of the mirror
and find out what I look like
when I wear that red shirt.

But other times
I just take all my clothes off
and stand in front of the mirror
completely naked
and say to myself
that’s what I look like.


Dandelion Junk Queens - No Amps No Masters
Tags: punk, junk, folk, jug

"Dandelion Junk Queens is not a Jug Band, nor are we pirates, nor Gypsies/Roma. Dandelion Junk Queens is a Junk Band."

I know I'm a little behind with this one, but I just got my hands on No Amps No Masters this winter and I figure there may be some fans out there who may still be looking for it. So here's Dandelion Junk Queens' latest album (And last too, I think. Sad!)

This release ensures that gang vocals, animosity towards adults and hilarious percussion remain a constant in this band's discography.