Around the time we recorded our new album, Flashing Lights, I was teaching some classes on Gestalt psychology. I got thinking about the nature of patterns and how we often form meaningful relationships of patterns or sequence out of unrelated visual stimuli. I then painted random coloured dots on about 300 pieces of paper. Fellow [...]
Erina Giblin took this photo of Peter Bramley a little while ago, but it remains one of my favorite images. Bramley runs the Vacant Valley label and plays in Penguins, as well as in a host of other bands. Pengins’ music is often pretty confronting and this photo is such a accurate graphic representation of [...]
David Halliday has figured out a way for Neil Young, Bob Dylan and basically every other name in classic rock to hang out as samurai warriors and talk in dialogue almost exclusively from their lyrics. Endless music geek LOLs. This is one of my favorite blogs.
Matthew Deasy plays guitar in dream pop duo, Do The Robot. Deasy is also a screenprinting marvel and has a cassette dubbing business that involves himself and one boombox. He also makes gig posters as an art project and they are amazing creations. His work reminds me of Wes Wilson’s, but with a completely different aesthetic. Each poster is handmade with a unique attention to detail. My room is plastered with them.
This video makes me very happy. People talk a lot about how skating can be ‘art’ but too often it descends into competitive jock-like bravado. Ray Barbee has something else going on. His skating is creative and infectious. This video captures a lot of what makes skateboarding important to me.