Friday, January 23, 2015

FEELING IT

it's late but it's here
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2015 touch calendar for touching
FEELING IT
included in this calendar are places to feel with your hands and fingers, hear with your hears, sniff with your nose, kiss with your lips, absorb with your forehead and fill wit your mind.
$30 in the SHOP
one color silk screen 18x24 edition of 50
thank you for looking still


Friday, January 16, 2015

new year

thoughts:

-there is a new classic hip hop radio station here in indianapolis. i turned it on the other day and De L Soul's "Me Myself And I" came out of my speakers. i was immediately reminded of a day-glo de la soul t shirt i owned in middle school. i can't believe i ever got rid of that thing. I have since listened to it 2 other times and i've heard "Da Dip" by Freak Nasty at least 3 times. with 20 years or so distance i can now accept that this is an amazing song. people just wanna party and feel good, man. let us dip.
also this video is amazing:


-i am getting ready for the los angeles art book fair at the end of the month. so much to do! printing! my friend aaron and i are planning on making a zine to kill time at the fair completely based on the member from 2 live crew who always had the broken arm. this will also be the basis for our new as yet untitled street wear brand.

-i heard they made a tv show out of "the man in the high castle" my favorite book by philip k dick. i hope it's good. if not, oh well, we still have the book, right? right.

-yes i made a calendar this year but just like most years it is late. i should have it next week. is that ok? i'll let you know when it's ready. we can talk more about it's meaning and purpose later. here is a picture of it. i wish everytime you touched it "da dip" would start playing out of it.
-it's been one year-ish since my son was born and you'll notice my daily posting has dwindled to monthly. i don't know what to say about that. maybe i have less time to just think about stuff and write? maybe i need tom ake more time for that. tell it to the diaper.

-i listen to a lot of steely dan with my son. we call it "uncle dan" and when uncle dan comes to visit we all feel good. it's basically children's music for babies and grown ups who are really just big babies. donald fagen is just a scared little boy inside no matter what he says. but that's cool and  ican relate. the beginning of "gaucho" is the theme song to the sitcom about my life. freeze frames of my computer crashing, of me spilling food all over myself, of me getting the wrong to-go order, of me falling down on the ice.

-let this new year be fille dwith all good things. i am trying to follow my instinct more, to try not to control the things i cannot and to be honest and generous with the things i think and think should be in the world. good luck to us!


Monday, December 15, 2014

randomizer


the struggles of balancing productivity and parenthood lurk around all corners! i am happy to know that  i am not the first but jeez!

winter is here but i need that spring!

in the very beginning of january i will be in california and i will be going to look at this and just wig out about it for months after.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

serious songs for adults


performance of some tunes with my friend Kipp Normand at the Big Car anniverssary at the University Of Indianapolis.
notes:
-even though i look like it, i was not super pissed about anything


Monday, November 24, 2014

your heart is true


there was a time in my life when i worked for a record store in berkeley selling things on ebay. things like records of course, but more often then not it was pieces from a vast collection of promotional materials accumulated over the years by the store's owners. one of those was an Andrew Gold press kit which consisted of a few pages of album info and a glossy 8x10 head shot of Mr. Gold. I didn't know who he was so as a curious young man i did a little research and discovered he was a songwriter and performer who's main claim to fame is writing a song that would later be adapted into a tv show theme song. i wonder how that must feel. like what if i licensed one of my drawings to a cartoon show to make a little extra money and then 30 years later people come up to me and say, "hey man aren't you the dootie dawg guy? he's such a rascal!" would a part of me think, if you like the dootie dawg, check out my fake book about being sad! that's the real deal! you know nothing of my work! (smashes window) but maybe another part would think, something  i did made someone happy and maybe that is all we can hope for!
in the end worrying about your legacy or in some way trying to shape your story might be futile and that's ok! if my mom came home and was like "i'm dating andrew gold" i would say "he wrote the golden girls theme song! remember when we used to watch that every friday night?!those were good times, mom!" and be stoked.
in closing, i should note that the press kit sold to a woman who claimed to be mr. gold's girlfriend.