Okay, full disclosure, Miss Cassie is my wife and no longer technically a Miss, I suppose. Her artwork is dense and complicated, full of pathos, and never fails to inspire me. Throughout our 17 year relationship, I have watched her work evolve, grow, and change into what it has become today. I am particularly intrigued by her more recent work, which mixes a fascination with Japan, printing techniques, recent motherhood and frozen charlottes. I am looking forward to an exhibition in the spring at newly re-located Slingluff Gallery in Calicoon, NY.
The enigma of the artist known as Scott Walker has long been a fascination of mine. The lush orchestral sounds of his early work always hits a sweet spot when the cold months of December and snow descend upon the wilds of Pennsylvania.
The Fender Marauder combines two things I love: weird inexpensive guitars and Fender Guitars. It is based off a lost 1960’s prototype for a type of Fender that never made it past a few very rare proto-types which snuck out of the factory. It looks like they brought it back as an entry level Fender [...]
One of my favorite musical discoveries of the year is this band. They remind me of growing up in the ‘90s and having a secret band you found out about through some photocopied zine or a video clip at the end of a 120 Minutes on an early Sunday morning. I guess the ’90s connection [...]
Eww Yaboo are an indie rock quartet from the humble coal town of Wilkes Barre, PA (Sugar Notch, to be exact), located in the Northeastern section of state. A hard working and economically depressed region, which I hail from as well.
Robyn Hitchock is one of my all time favorite musicians. His green tinted acoustic based LPs (EYE, I Often Dream of Trains and the somewhat more recent, Spooked) always find their way onto my record player when the leaves start changing colors.