Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kids on Holiday.

Life of Fog

And when the fog rolls in, you question everything.
There's no answers in these shades of gray
but some people want the security
of knowing what's surrounding them.
And when the fog rolls in, you question everything.
Who's your king? Is he your friend?
Is there freedom to be found in the fog
when you don't know where to stumble to?
When the fog rolls in, you question everything.
Are those distant shapes your home?
Now there's nowhere we have to be
but with nowhere to be, where should we go?
Anywhere you walk is just a blur.
It's up to you to give it form.
Everything was simpler back then.
Now when I question anything, the fog rolls in.

"But I thought you said ambiguity was a bad thing."
"It isn't if you're not a wuss!"


Juana Molina - Un Dia
Tags: dream pop, folk, electronic, experimental

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ARGENTINIAN AMBIENT DREAM POP. I know next to nothing about Juana Molina. Thunderbolt Jackson gave me this just yesterday and I spent my whole morning listening to it while struggling to mount a heavy, wooden frame with push pins.

Friday, May 20, 2011


In The Orchard

Torn & stained paper, gesso and acrylic thrown together in a found frame.


Wisdom Tooth - Baby Neptune
Tags: pop, folk, garage, showtunes

I met John Andrews once. We talked about hay rides and working in haunted houses. A year ago he released this album and unfortunately all of the cassettes are now sold out. But it means that you can totally download it free of guilt now!
There's something beautifully childlike about this album. Y'know, there's just a youthful curiosity to be found amongst all of the showy weirdo-pop. But don't just accept my really awkward piles of adjectives as an accurate description. Listen to it for yourself!

Friday, May 13, 2011

"What's the point if there is no point?"

The current art piece featured in Madison Square Park is real cool. It's this giant, elongated stark white head that's probably about three or four stories tall. It has such a weird, ominous presence and it really makes you stop and question if it's actually existing in the space that it's standing in. If you find yourself at the bottom of Midtown, go check it out! It's way neat.

Inspired by a shelf of knickknacks in a friend's house.


What We Need to Hear on the Subway

There really isn’t much point in

overthinking how you feel about something

because at the end of the day,

the thoughts that made the most sense to you

were probably the first ones you had.


The Slick Skillet Serenaders - My Four Reasons
Tags: ragtime, blues, jazz

If you're into the Inkwell Rhythm Makers, Sour Mash Hug Bang, Crow Quill Nite Owls or any of the other really cool ragtime revival bands the Northwest keeps churning out, this is for you.

Speaking of the Crow Quill Nite Owls, who can hook me up? Anybody?

Friday, May 6, 2011

I think I can.

Yo, CT kids! Get out to New London next weekend to see some cool folky things!

Also, here are some school assignments, completely free of context! Oh, joy!

White charcoal, white ink

Charcoal, ink, gesso


HYENA - Outside, The Great Drought
Website: Bandcamp
Tags: indie rock, experimental, folk, no wave

So many truckloads of work were put into this album and it definitely shows. I'm getting better acquainted with the guys involved with HYENA and they make such cool, beautiful music. All I really want is for it to be heard by more people who would love it. The last three tracks are downright perfect. Please at least give it a listen on their Bandcamp!