Thursday, October 30, 2014

graves of the week

a few days ago i pulled this record (Graves "Summr Bummr") off the shelf and played it for the first time in a long time. i was drawn to it. and i've been playing it a lot the past few days while i'm drinking coffee or making dinner or playing with the kid. and now i am thinking about it and telling you about it. what a record. it's all the things i like about music and art: understated but thinking about the big things. it's not a crashing tidal wave it's a babbling brook. it's not a free ipad giveaway it's a dubbed tape you find in the shoebox. i can't stop listening to it. 
this record came out on a label called st. ives, which was a sub-label of secretly canadian and their whole deal was letting the artists do whatever they wanted and they made the art out of old SC jackets turned inside out. they started when i was living in indiana the first time and i bought all the first run of things. some of them were by bands that would get more famous later and i ended up selling those st. ives records on ebay later to pay rent. which was awesome! but sometimes i wish i still had those records. but it sure was great to be able to pay rent. 
back to Graves: they have a bunch of records and they are all of Graves, pieces of the puzzlei think. i recently went on Bandcamp and bought a tape called "gravesest hits" which is a collection from all the old records. i can appreciate that and i am appreciating it, and the tape will live in my car for a long time.
and this is what i am really into this week! i urge you to get into something this week! it helps! it works! 


Thursday, October 23, 2014

db / km





i like it when things that i like but think of as being seperate are in fact not seperate. like the alice coltrane record i got that has a drawing on it by gary panter,  it reminds us that none of us are all that seperate. there is a thing about the footage of a kid riding a skateboard in the early 90s that pulls on my heart and left foot. and there is a thing about this song by devendra that also pulls on my heart and my eyelid. i encourage you to find those things for you that bring us together!

Monday, October 20, 2014

ghost butt and smile


notes:
-i was recently reminded that in high school i slept on a waterbed
-i have this nagging urge that i should really know more about jim croce
-do you ever want to watch a  movie but just don't feel like reading subtitles?
-last week black francis played in town and i did not go. this seems like some kind of bummer milestone. my younger self is probably super bummed out.
-i just reorganzied my records and my reggae section is pretty slim. i felt bad about this.
-every night when i am trying to go to sleep i think about all the people i need to send a package off to and i feel bad about what  a flake i have become. to you: i'm sorry, really. i'm working on it.
-i was just thinking about these bright yellow Fuct pants i used to have.
-i'm into tapes these days. i support tapes.
-i want to go on a podcast. i am embarrassed about this. i don't know what it would be about i just would like to sit in front of a laptop and a mic and talk to somebody.
-my kid is so into sitting in a cardboard box and i am so proud of that.
-i can't have nice things


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

posters for your people

these are some new prints i made for my show at mollusk
all promotional posters for the present moment
in some way or manner





all available through mollusk in sf

Friday, October 10, 2014

fruit show

so into fruits and vegetables right now
there is a future in foods
gentelness banana

singing apple

peace fruits flag


Thursday, October 9, 2014

books

these are some books i made for my most recent art show at mollusk in beautiful san francisco california. they are without exception pieces of wood painted just so as to resemble an actual book. they are not real books that you can open and read. they are real things but a different kind of thing than they represent. or not? let's not dig too deep here.

a book about what you're expectig to happen

 don't we all need this? who knows what we're supposed to be doing here? i'll tell you: the person who wrote this for us.

somebody had to do it right? or some thing? here it is condensed.

there are so many ways to live it, here are several.


a collection of them all right here in a beautiful coffee table-suitable display.


new happenings in sad

this is how they handled things 1937-1938

a songbook of songs to sing about/for/to/in spite of all that surrounds

i really am!

finally it can be told! for us by us.