Archive for November, 2010
I watched You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger this weekend, with a good friend who is a devoted fan (no matter what). Of course we’d have loved to seen a wonderful movie. Match Point was a great surprise that kept me talking for weeks. Some part of me is even fine with seeing a terrible movie, as long as it’s self-consciously bad, like Scoop. No part of me wants to see a leaden mess chock full of exposition and loathsome characters, which is Stranger in a nut shell.
Clix to embiggen.
There are still new Sandusky Reviews! And I am hawking them tonight at Fondren Unwrapped. Come by and high five.
Scratchboard, 2010. Click to embiggen.
Men from Nantucket are a supergroup that played in Starkville in 1998. They only lasted a year before the members went their separate ways with stints in Law of Nature, Poacher, the Persians, John Black Attack, and the Delicate Cycle. Now they’re coming back to do it again! See them at Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern on Friday December 17 or Saturday Dec. 18. There’ll be original songs and covers of bands like Pavement, Guided by Voices, the Pixies, and Dinosaur Jr.
Listen to a ton of solo demos by Nantucket Prince John Brocato.
I am reading about Hank Williams
and I feel like a jackass.
Dead at 29 with What to Show.
Glories, dozens of them, gold & silver,
bronzed busts—cold hearts and glass-
Feb. 15, 2010.
was already melting.
But its carrot nose
still rung orange,
still stuck out
high & proud
Feb. 15, 2010.
The sixth Sandusky Review is about being a rock and roll type person, what to do when Metallica sells you out, how it feels when you get fired by your own candy-ass lead singer, and how to deal with a broken heart.
“Little Mascara” is available post-paid for $5. The covers are hand-printed from linoleum block, and I will have a free pdf available soon. There’s 75 total. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1807 Saint Mary Street, Jaxxon, Miss. 39202.
UPDATE: We are currently sold out but contemplating reprinting with a snazzy new blue cover.
For now, you can download the artifact in pdf form:
Hey look, I made this thing, there’s 75 of them, and is it great, O MAN DON’T YOU JUST KNOW IT.
I am going home to staple some more together—I’m done printing for the night, although I’ve only done about 25. I gave the first one to Roy & Jerri of Light + Glass Studio (don’t get jealous, though, because I stapled it all goofy). They made me move two kilns tonight. Srsly. That’s just how they roll—they just move kilns around all the time. It’s UNSANE. I had just been telling my Pop that Roy had called and no matter what he needed me to move, it couldn’t be worse than the kiln we moved that time. HA HA HA IT’S TWO KILNS (cough).
Back to stapling.
In piecing together my Guided By Voices collection, I recently snagged a copy of Do the Collapse on eBay for a couple bucks. The kicker: no case. I wanted a digipak to go along with the Matador/TVT era GBV (all their Scat albums are in jewel cases), so I forfeited a completely unnecessary Interpol remix EP. The greenery is from an Anthropologie catalog that still gets delivered to my address, although I moved in like seven years ago. The random asides in Japanese are from a Coleman cooler.