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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

TEST PATTERNS SHOW: PTERODACTYL, A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW, GROOMS, BOOGIE BOARDER.

SUCKS ANA LOLA ROMAN HAD TO CANCEL, I WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. ANYHOW, I RODE THE NIGHT DOWNING BOTTLES OF WATER, EATING TWIX BARS, AND SIMPLY ENJOYING EACH BAND THAT PLAYED DESPITE FEELING SHITTY AND LIGHTHEADED OFF OF DAYQUIL. WE WERE OUT OF THE NIGHT TIME STUFF. OVERALL THIS WAS ANOTHER AWESOME IMPOSE SHOW. READ THE FULLNESS HERE TEST PATTERNS PARTY NUMBER 5!

Monday, June 29, 2009

WHY DONT YOU TIE A DREAM CATCHER TO THAT RAT TAIL?

SOMEONE ONCE JOKED ABOUT WANTING TO TIE A DREAM CATCHER TO HIS MAKE BELIEVE RAT TAIL. I LAUGHED SO HARD INSIDE AT THE THOUGHT I PROBABLY PEED MYSELF A LITTLE. EW, NO I DIDN'T.

WHARTSCAPE 2009

ITS A HUGE BUMMER TO BE SICK IN THE HEAT OF SUMMER. I'M HERE NURSING A SORE THROAT AND HEAD COLD WITH SOME GREEN TEA AND A BOWL OF NO PUDGE FUDGE BROWNIES, THE KIND YOU MAKE WITH JUST YOGURT. YUM. WHAT REALLY SUCKS THOUGH IS THE FACT THAT NEW YORK EYE AND EAR FESTIVAL IS THE SAME WEEKEND AS WHARTSCAPE. NOW THATS A BUMMER! YOU SHOULD GO IF YOU CAN, THEY NEVER FAIL TO DISSAPOINT. LAST YEAR WE SPENT AN ENTIRE DAY WALKING IN THE SWEATY BALTIMORE HEAT TRYING TO FIND CUTOFF SHORTS FOR JEREMY. NOW THAT WAS FUN!

FOR ALL YOU NERDS OUT THERE: JEFFREY LEWIS AND GUESTS SPILL THE BEANS

Saturday, June 27, 2009

ALL THE GIRLS MY FRIEND HAS SLEPT WITH.

MY FRIEND ALLEN R. WHO'S IN SAY NO! TO ARCHITECTURE AND EFFING, IS DOWN IN VIRGINIA PLAYING A HOUSE SHOW. HE CAME OVER THE OTHER DAY AND ASKED IF I WAS DRAWING HIS EX-GIRLFRIENDS, I WASN'T SURE WHAT TO SAY, SO I SAID YES. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO THESE GIRLS ARE YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO ASK HIM YOURSELF.

PTERODACTYL, A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW, GROOMS, BOOGIE BOARDER, ANA LOLA ROMAN (IN BERLIN) YEAH!


SUPER BUMMED ABOUT MISSING GUITARKESTRA LAST NIGHT AT CAKESHOP, I'M NURSING A REALLY LAME HEAD COLD THAT SEEMS TO BE PASSING AROUND LATELY. ANYWAYS, TONIGHT'S SHOW SHOULD BE AWESOME..

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD.

AT AROUND 5PM TODAY ON OUR BACK FROM AN AMAZING NEW AND CHEAP GROCERY STORE WE JUST FOUND IN GREENPOINT, WE OVERHEARD ONE DUDE ON HIS CELLPHONE YELL, "MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD." I PERSONALLY THOUGHT HE WAS KIDDING, BUT THE TRUSTY TMZ TOLD US IT WAS TRUE. SO, WHEN WE GOT BACK TO THE APT, WE PUT ON THRILLER, MADE SOME YUMMY BLUE CHEESE BURGERS, SET ASIDE THE ACCUSATIONS OF MOLESTATION, AND MOURNED FOR MR. JACKSON. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT, GUT TELLS ME THIS MAY BE A HOAX, AND IF IT IS... WHAT AN INCREDIBLY SMART MOVE ON HIS PART.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SEX OFFENDER SOLD ME A BIKE.

IN COLLEGE I LIVED AROUND THE CORNER FROM THIS HOUSE THAT ALWAYS HAD A PILE OF OLD BIKES FOR SALE. INSIDE LIVED THREE OLD MEN AND I WOULD SEE ONE BIKING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD A BUNCH. AFTER CLASS I DECIDED TO BUY A BIKE ALONG WITH MY FRIEND MELISSA BECAUSE RICHMOND WITHOUT A BIKE IS KINDA LAME. I CHOSE A SIMPLE BROWN FRAMED BIKE WITH A NICE KICKBACK BRAKE THAT I CALLED PATRICK SWAYZE. I LATER FOUND OUT THROUGH MY ROOMATE AT THE TIME THAT THEY WERE ALL SEX OFFENDERS AFTER FINDING THEM ON A SEX OFFENDERS WEBSITE. THAT WAS REALLY FUN NEWS. I SHOULD SAY THOUGH THAT THEY WERE HARMLESS AT THE TIME I PURCHASED THEM CONSIDERING THEIR WRINKLED FLOPPINESS. I'M GUESSING THE BIKES THEY HAD WERE EITHER PICKED UP OFF THE STREET OR STOLEN. EITHER WAY I LOVED THAT BIKE, IT WAS THE BEST $15 I'VE EVER SPENT.

Monday, June 22, 2009

COLLAPSED BUILDING ON THE STREET I USED TO LIVE ON, MYRTLE AVE

I LIVED A BLOCK TO THE LEFT OF THE COLLAPSE, RIGHT IN FRONT OF THAT DISGUSTING NEW FUCK PAD YOU SEE GOING UP. I FEEL AWFUL FOR THE Y2FISH MARKET COMPANY, IT WAS A CUTE JAPANESE COUPLE THAT RAN IT, AND THOUGH VESPER BAR WAS KINDA LAME, EXCEPT FOR GETTING TO WATCH SOME NBA AND TENNIS GAMES ON THEIR FLAT SCREENS, I FEEL FOR 'EM TOO.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

AND, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

PIGEON LADY ON LORIMER STREET

THANK YOU PIGEON LADY FOR DUMPING OUT YOUR ROTTEN LEFTOVERS ONTO OUR SIDEWALK SO THAT I COULD NOT ONLY WITNESS IN DISGUST AT THE PIGEONS WHO EAT IT EVERY TIME I WALK OUT OF MY APARTMENT BUT ALSO TO GET SHAT UPON WHEN I RETURN.


PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ, GRAFFITI MONSTERS, EFFING, AVA LUNA AND TYBURN SAINTS AND NEW VISION FILM SCREENINGS!!

THIS REMINDS ME OF A TIME IN COLLEGE WHEN I USED TO BOOK SHOWS IN RICHMOND,VA. IT WAS A NIGHT WITH THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE AND A SCREENING OF TWO-LANE BLACKTOP AND THE WARRIORS. ANTON STAYED THROUGH TWO-LANE BLACKTOP MAKING REALLY FUNNY COMMENTS THE WHOLE TIME, THAT WAS FUN. ANYWAYS, PEOPLE WERE UPSET ABOUT HAVING TO PAY FOR DRINK TICKETS ON TOP OF THE $6 DOOR CHARGE, BUT ONE GUY CAME UP TO ME, GAVE ME HIS $5 FOR A CUP TO THE KEG AND SAID, HEY I COULD TOTALLY JUST GO OUT AND GET A 6 PACK OF PBR, BUT I WON'T BECAUSE I SUPPORT THE ARTS. I NEVER FORGOT THAT... ANYHOW, PROBABLY A REALLY LAME STORY TO YOU AND IN THIS CASE A $10 ENTRY MAY SEEM REALLY STEEP, BUT I'M SURE THE MONEY WILL BE PUT TO GOOD USE.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

MORE AWESOME COLOURS

TWO THINGS MADE ME HAPPY TODAY, NOT GETTING A HANDCRAMP FROM THIS DRAWING, AND THE GNARLY LOOK ON THIS BABY..


OHHH MYY GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWDDD

BIG A LITTLE a ON IMPOSE TV

I'VE BEEN A BIG FAN OF Aa (BIG A LITTLE a) FOR A LONG TIME NOW. HERE'S A VIDEO FROM SOMETIME LAST YEAR AT MARKET HOTEL FROM IMPOSE TV. I'M SURE YOU ALL WERE THERE!

I TRIED TO EMBED IT, BUT FAILED.

GO HERE INSTEAD... BIG A LITTLE a ON IMPOSE TV

Friday, June 19, 2009

BLACK SUCCESS

THIS BARBER SHOP LOCATED IN BROOKLYN HAS A LOYAL, DIE-HARD GROUP OF CUSTOMERS (SEEMS THAT WAY) AND BECAUSE I LOVE DRAWING HAIR i COULDN'T PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUMP UP THEIR AD CAMPAIGN. THANK ME LATER DUDES.

THE COOLEST FRENCHIE EVER

WE SPOTTED THIS FRENCH BULLDOG OUTSIDE OF SUPERIOR (AMAZING MEXICAN FOOD BTW). GAWD I WANT ONE NOW SO BAD.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL ILLUSTRATED

I WISH I COULD DRAW EVERYONE I ENJOYED WATCHING THIS PAST WEEKEND BUT THERE'S NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY AND I GOT A BUNCH OF TORTILLA CHIPS AND PERUVIAN SALSA TAKING UP A LOT OF IT. YOU COULD ALSO GET IN FREE TO ONE OF OUR IMPOSE SHOWS NEXT WEEKEND IF YOU COULD GUESS WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE..
NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL ILLUSTRATED




A NIGHT WITH: FIASCO, SLASHER RISK, CHAOS MAJIK, GRASSHOPPER, POWER ANIMAL, AND EFFING

AFTER FRANTICALLY SEARCHING MY BAG PRE-SHOW FOR THE TWIX BAR I JUST BOUGHT, I WAS ABLE TO SATISFY MY SWEET TOOTH AND ENJOY THE SHOW. AWESOME! I LOVE EFFING, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, THEY'RE NOT ONLY REALLY COOL GUYS WHO GET THEIR PERIODS LIKE THE REST OF US, THEY'RE ALSO VERSATILE AND TALENTED MUSICIANS. THIS WAS MY FIRST TIME SEEING POWER ANIMAL (FROM PHILLY, WHO HAD A CRAP LOAD OF PEOPLE ON STAGE ALONG WITH NEAT MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS) AND THOUGH VERY TWEE, I REALLY ENJOYED IT. IT WAS A FIRST FOR GRASSHOPPER (JOSH AND JESSIE) WHO MAKE NICELY CRAFTED NOISE AND LIKE TO BLOW INTO TRUMPETS AND WHATNOT AND CHAOS MAJIK (TODD PENDU) WHO RUNS THE NEW YORK EYE AND EAR FESTIVAL WHO PLAYED LOUD ABRASIVE NOISE THAT PIERCED RIGHT THROUGH THE MAKESHIFT EAR PLUGS I HAD ON. THE GREATEST SURPRISE OF THE NIGHT WAS SLASHER RISK WHO TOTALLY RULED IT ON STAGE DOING THINGS I WISH MOST BANDS WOULD DO LIKE PLAY GUITAR ON GUITAR AND SCREAM LIKE A MADMAN AT THE AUDIENCE. (THAT WAS REALLY FRIGHTENING) AND LASTLY, I'VE SEEN FIASCO A BUNCH OF TIMES, BUT THIS SHOW WAS SPECIAL IN THAT THEY DEDICATED IT TO THEIR LATE ENGLISH TEACHER, WHO APPARENTLY LOOKED LIKE SANTA CLAUS. UNFORTUNATELY THIS CLUCKY OLD CAMERA I'M USING SUCKS BALLS, BUT OH WELL, SHOULDA BEEN THERE.

EFFING

POWER ANIMAL

CHAOS MAJIK

GRASSHOPPER

SLASHER RISK

LUCIAN (FROM FIASCO) DANCE
video

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

EFFING, POWER ANIMAL, CHAOS MAJIK, GRASSHOPPER, SLASHER RISK, AND FIASCO ALL FEATURE IN ONE BIG ORGY SHOWING AT DEATH BY AUDIO.

IN CASE YOU HAVE SELF DIAGNOSED A.D.D. LIKE MYSELF, THEN YOU PROBABLY NEED TO BE REMINDED THAT THERE'S A SHOW TONIGHT AT DEATH BY AUDIO, AND HOW AWFUL YOU'LL FEEL IN THE MORNING FOR MISSING IT.

YOUR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THESE KIDS CAME FROM, BUT REALLY WHO CARES, I WAS JUST HAPPY THEY WERE AT THE IMPOSE SHOW THIS PAST SATURDAY. (THANKS TO NATE DORR AND REBECCA SMEYNE FOR THE PHOTOS)


AWESOME COLOURS

THIS DRAWING GAVE ME A SERIOUS HAND CRAMP LAST NIGHT AND I HAVE TO DORK IT UP TODAY BY WEARING A WRIST BRACE. GO ME.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL






THERE WERE SOME OF MY FAVORITES FROM THIS PAST WEEKEND, NOT SURPRISING, THOUGH IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I SAW BOOGIE BOARDER AND BILL CALLAHAN WITH HIS WHOLE ENTOURAGE.

Monday, June 15, 2009

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS


STAY TUNED...

AMEN DUNES TONIGHT

YES, I'M SURE YOU'VE HEARD ALL ABOUT HIM BUT CAN YOU SAY YOU'VE SEEN HIM? NO?? WELL TONIGHT YOU CAN WITH HIS RECORD RELEASE PARTY AT MATCHLESS BAR WITH MIKE WEXLER AND MESSAGES. NICE WAY TO WRAP.. THIS ONGOING WEEKEND!

***UPDATE:: JUST GOT BACK FROM THE SHOW, I WAS REALLY HOPING FOR SOME HOLY MOUNTAIN INSPIRED GEAR, BUT IT WAS JUST SOME DUDE NAMED DAMON IN WHITE SHOES, AND THE CHICK FROM EFFI BRIEST WHO DOESN'T CRACK A SMILE... EVER. I STILL ENJOYED IT THOUGH.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS ARE HORRIBLE.

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ACOUSTIC BBQ AT FORT TILDEN BEACH = GOOD VIBES

COULDN'T PASS UP A DAY FILLED WITH GOOD VIBES, SUN, SAND AND WATER TO NESTLE MY FEET IN. WE TOOK A CARAVAN RIDE THROUGH THE PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE TO GET TO THE BEACH THANKS TO TALK NORMAL. WE SAW PARK RANGERS HAGGLING THE CROWD, SOME TOPLESS DRUNK CHICK SCREAMING AGAINST A WOODEN CROSS, A NICE COVER OF "BIRTHDAY SEX," A LOT OF FAMILIAR FACES, AND BANDS DOING ACOUSTIC VERSIONS OF THEIR MUSIC. JEREMY PLAYED IN DINOWALRUS WHICH WAS A PLEASANT SURPRISE, AND I REGRETFULLY MISSED SEEING Aa PLAY IN A FAILED ATTEMPT TO RELEASE MY BLADDER.




LET'S SEE: FIASCO, SLASHER RISK, CHAOS MAJIK, POWER ANIMAL, EFFING


**UPDATED WITH REAL SHOW POSTER BY ALLEN ROIZMAN OF EFFING**
I SAW A LOT OF DEATH BY AUDIO THIS WEEKEND, I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE DID. ANOTHER NIGHT THERE WON'T HURT. IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN I SUGGEST YOU COME ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS IS DEFINITELY A SHODDILY MADE POSTER BUT BY NO MEANS REFLECTS THE QUALITY OF MUSIC. DUH. ACTUALLY MY FRIEND ALLEN IN EFFING IS MAKING THE OFFICIAL ONE, BUT I REALLY WANTED TO POST ABOUT IT TODAY. ANYWAYS, THERE WILL BE A LOT OF REALLY FRIENDLY SMART CHARISMATIC SWEET LOVING PEOPLE AT THIS SHOW SO DON'T BE SHY. SO DETAILS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH, I'M GUESSING 9PM, AND A VERY REASONABLE DOOR CHARGE. IT'LL BE WORTH IT I PROMISE.