Black Diamond + Ephemera.

faked by Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The latest Sandusky Review is about a mother and a daughter, both of whom have a history in pop music—the mother, in a fifties revival act called the B-Cups; the daughter, in a succession of metal and punk bands, beginning with Black Diamond. So I needed some fliers to go with that fictional history.


Black Diamond live at Frankie's, all ages, &tc.

This is done 100% in the flier-style I used to create dozens of bits of papers for dozens of bands for about fifteen years now. I always love that dialectic/fistfight between nature and technology. Also, DUDE, OCTOPI FIGHTING COMMODORE 64.

In these days of Photoshop, there’s also something really satisfying about finding a great octopus drawing and cutting it out with ye olde scissors and slapping it onto a Commodre photograph.

Recently Mix + Alec Eiffel wandered deep into “Jawja” for a show of truly legendary proportions. Yes, I’m talking about R.E.M. + Modest Mouse + the National. They sent along the setlist:

1. These Days
2. Living Well Is the Best Revenge
3. So Fast, So Numb
4. What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
5. Time After Time
6. Driver 8
7. Man-Sized Wreath
8. Walk Unafraid
9. Hollow Man
10. Ignoreland
11. Houston
12. Electrolite
13. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
14. Auctioneer
15. Harborcoat
16. The One I Love
17. I’ve Been High
18. Let Me In
19. Bad Day
20. Horse To Water
21. Orange Crush
22. I’m Gonna DJ
[encore]
23. Supernatural Superserious
24. Losing My Religion
25. Pretty Persuasion
26. Nightswimming
27. Fall On Me (w/ Johnny Marr)
28. Man On The Moon (w/ Johnny Marr)

Whoa. That’s about as complete as it could be. And Mr. Stipe himself was pushing that the crowd purchase a tee-shirt the National were selling, emblazoned by one of their best songs, “Mr. November”:


To-wit:


Yeah. Yeah, that’s pretty awesome.

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One Response to “Black Diamond + Ephemera.”

  1. Pinky says:

    I have something for you for the B-Cups I’ll send it today!! AWESOMENESS REIGNS SUPREME