Archives for 2010
A simple thing: did you guys know I’ve embraced more of the digital age? Well, I have, and you can do that whole “like” thing on that one site with the “Liking” if you want. And, more importantly (i’d say, though i luv you all), I have a set-up at Bandcamp, an absolutely wonderful site [...]
I figure I’ll do a countdown here, a Top Ten. I’ll start with tracks, and do an “albums” later. So let’s start with Number Ten, and count down from there. Cee-Lo Green: “Fuck You.” I’m not going to try to add any thing more than the general consensus has already said, but then I’ve also [...]
Yes, I’m still working! On many things (that’s left vague so I can make a longer post later). Recently, I applied (or whatever the word would be) to re-do the illustrations in a book about Kids meeting Kids and Having Friends. I haven’t yet heard back from them yet, but maybe they’re just taking a [...]
So, R.I.P. Beefheart. It’s interesting, because I’ve never had a strong affection/connection to the man and his work, though I will admit there’s always been a distant sort of “yeah, all right, good work” ghost-camaraderie. But I will be the first to admit, I’m one of those people who has tried many, many, many times [...]
I wrote a long-form essay on The Smashing Pumpkins and my Complicated Relationship to them. Here it is below: “It couldn’t be any worse than the name of the band.” —D’arcy, referring to the “pretentious” title of their new album, “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.” Is there anything wrong with making an album that [...]
Violet Mice— looking for a band. Need Drums, Bass, Keyboard (?), and certainly a brass/woodwind section— specifically one Saxophone and one Trumpet. And HERE are the songs we’d be rehearsing.
Yes, since graduating, I’ve been working on a grand book, Birds & Wolves, cha. Also that Low Spark thing, and a new Album, a new song, tons of things! But did you know I’ve also been illustrating books on the internet? Who knew? I did! Here is the link to the first one I did, [...]
Not exactly. Anyways, my new jam “James Dean Aurr” could be on a far out compilation done by Better Than The Van, another far out site. So, obviously you should vote for it!!! Here’s the link. There’s 174 other songs to listen to, too. You have to scroll to the bottom to find the Aurr. [...]
Remember how I’m in that band, Videotape? Sure you do! SO OBVIOUSLY you should come and see our SECOND SHOW!!! It’s at the Mutiny, just a few blocks north-a the Western Blue Line stop. It’s on Friday the 17th, not sure when we go on, 8? 9? who knows, so get there before haaand! http://www.myspace.com/videotapenoise [...]
It’s a new day, the end of one season, soon to be the beginning of another. It’s getting colder outside, and the sun is straining to keep up with your warmth. The time for summer songs is at an end, but there’s always time for one last time, one last trip up the mountain at [...]
Whoa, what a weekend! So, if y’all didn’t know, I recently attended the first-ever Minneapolis Indie Expo (MIX), and boy-howdy was it a totally great time! It was my first-ever tabling experience, too, so I guess it was a double-trouble good place to go. I couldn’t have asked for better table-mates, too, what with Ben [...]
Here’s a one-page comic I did for the lovely folks at Xerox Candy Bar a little while back: There are really two comics in this one. The one in the foreground, and the one in back.
Sometimes, really. It may seem like I’ve been doing nothing, like this site is an old one, one you’d find by accident, check the dates and maybe feel a twinge of sadness. Well, I assure you that’s not the case. I do, in my defense, post things often to my Tumblr, and while that’s not [...]
I’m in a new band, it’s called Videotape, with my friends AJ, Sophie, and Sarah. It’s totally great, some far out shoegazer pop jams. SO OBVIOUSLY you should come and see our FIRST SHOW!!! It’s at the Mutiny, just a few blocks north-a the Western Blue Line stop. Wednesday the 21st, we go on around [...]
“Let’s go,” Prince declares on “Bonus Track #77.” It’s followed by total silence: the end of the album. So where are we going, then? It’s almost certainly giving him too much credit to be this smart and self-aware, but the answer is right there: we’re going nowhere. It’s safe to say at this point that [...]
New mini, y’all! It’s called “Low Spark (1913-1938-1973-201?),” and it’s out, and it’s awesome (if I do say so myself). Plus, that picture of me holding a copy doesn’t really do it justice, as the copies I’m currently shifting around are fully hand-colored! WHOA! Anyways, like I said, it’s awesome. Quimby’s called it “Boss.” Boss! [...]
So, Violence, my …third? Yes, third album. Never quite got around to making a physical copy of it, so no one outside of my friends ever really got to hear it (no one outside of my friends ever hears my music, really, but instead of ‘difficult,’ it was just ‘impossible.’) It was a real shame, [...]
Hey y’all. Y’all knew I played a show last night? Well, if you didn’t, I certainly did! And here’s proof: You can see the whole set here! (THX AJ— & KENNY, too)
This is great. So remember when I said I’m playing that show on friday with my friend AJ? Well, he also writes some great songs, and I am privileged to be, now, in a band, playing his great songs with him. The band is called Videotape, and I’m sure we’ll be playing some shows in [...]
April 16th! The New Social Dichotomy @ Happy Dog Gallery 1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Floor Featuring Artwork by: Jean Cate Bridget Crowe Emily Irvine Millicent Kennedy Therese Kuempel Sarah Louden and Jessica Mazza And the Music Stylings of Brunejuice and his JIGSauce Violet Mice and Magic Milk Come experience an art and music extravaganza [...]
So, it’s been a while since a post. This is a drag! Especially since there have been many things happening! First off, earlier in the month I (and a fantastic companion) visited Toronto. Toronto is an absolutely wonderful and beautiful town, and I heartily recommend you to go there, all of you (grammar much?) Anyways, [...]
I feel in need of a recap, professionally speaking. By which I mean: I have five mini-comics out in the world (which you can regard at Quimby’s here in Chicago), of which I will write here, with short descriptions: It Won’t Be Long: A visual pun, a transition, youthful romance: Bob Dylan’s 115th Hat: A [...]
Rehearsal! Burque Spirit/Down On Crow from Ian McDuffie on Vimeo.