Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Location

Hey all. So, I have this awesome website now called SDKworks.

I will be posting all my news/events/random stuff there from now on

also, all of my paintings, EPs, and mixtapes are there.

the address is

check it out!!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Doin It For Themselves


thought this video was funny. it's from the pixelhorse blog, which I check out now and then. If anyone reading this blog happens to be in Austin, Texas, you should stop by their party. Looks like a good time.

I actually have a funny story about this blog. I've been sending out demos to a bunch of blogs, ya know, to create that "blogosphere buzz", and this was one of the many many random blogs I sent the demo too. It just so happens that my good buddy Brendan Murray's ex girlfriend Elise O was one of the people running pixelhorse! Weird coincidence. I think she actually edited and posted the video above. Oh and then this girl Danger Dome from the dipped in dollars blog knew my sister Galen because she met her somewhere a while ago.

Apparently I know more people then I thought.

Also, SXSW (south by south west) is all the rage now, I'd never heard of it before, but apparently it's some kind of epic cultural festival in Austin, Texas. Austin, you say? Yes, Austin, the hippest shit in the universe.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Photo Shoot!

This is what happens when you and your girlfriend try to have a photo shoot where you're trying to look cool. Things go horribly wrong. Me and kate were out doing stuff, hanging out under a bridge, taking pictures, ya know. The picture of me where I look like a demented wood nymph was taken in some really mystical woods next to a parking lot. I like the one of kate though.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Indie? Pop? it's all good...

In interesting article over at pitchfork. read it here. For those of you who don't know, pitchfork is a music site, kinda like the mother of all indie music sites. I've been pretty impressed with them for a while now, well, with their writing anyway. The quality of their writing kind of makes up for the fact that they seem generally underwhelmed about all of the albums they review. This article is written by Nitsuh Abebe.

It's good, it's kind of an examination of how my generation thinks about popular/indie music in general, and how we decide if something is 'real' or 'pretentious', or whatever. Part of what I find fascinating about art, and music especially, is how there are so many other things going on in each song that really has nothing to do with the song at all. It's what it sounds like, what it's trying to sound like, what came before from the artist, and what time period/social environment this song is being created in.

I liked it almost all the way to the end, which I didn't like at all. Abebe goes along, talking about how we box music into different social classes, pretentious cliches, etc, but then he dihes out this AWFUL youtube video of this band Parenthetical Girls who I have never heard of before but who I now hate, thank you very much. After watching this video I literally felt physically sick. I honestly couldn't even finish it. This is a load of indie crap, dare I say, pretentious, nonsense. So congratulations, Mr.Abebe, you have made your point. The music I listen to and the things I associate with that music are usually one and the same.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go write some songs on my piano, walk around in the farmers market, go to record store, and then the thrift store. I mean, thats what Zooey Deshanel does everyday! How does she find the time to be so indie and also make cute little songs about cotton? wow...

Friday, March 12, 2010