August Tour w/ DAVID BAZAN

Jul 20 2008


Eye of the tiger in Unit 10

May 16 2008

I have a new neighbor across the hall. i met her when she nearly beat down my door speaking in this kinda yelping/laughing voice about something that had her very bothered. This new vernacular then got me excited and it kinda felt like we were starting a verba conga line of sorts… so I cross the hall. Now anyone who’s ever lived in apartment’s knows the pleasure of seeing how little others have done up their place and how drab it is by comparison, however this sweet’n’low addict made my place feel like a soup’d up cardboard box. After noticing the impressive thread count of her new carpet I was alerted to her blaring fire alarm. I grabbed the first towel I saw which, to my chargrin was quite damp, and proceeded to flop it enthusiastically and with a smile.

Crisis behind us we shook hands and I made my way home to el bario. I didn’t notice Miss Unit 10 owns a piano. Since then though I been kindly made aware at around 7 am each morning when she begins to practice. I’m an early riser so this doesn’t bother me in the least. However I beginning to pick up that , like myself, she’s not the most accomplished of players. This detection was made when, fer the 7th straight morning/evening in a row she literally played the beginning of “Eye of the Tiger” fer an hour. And sad to say as we round the corner into week #3 she’s still not hacking the Rocky-inspiring melody. So I’ve decided to learn the melody myself and “battle” her, kinda like Eminem’s early days on the mic. I’ll keep all posted… Apologies, I know this is a non-music post but while I’m readying everything fer the Australian release of “Whilst” I wanted to touch base with all you insatiable listeners out there.

hang loose dudes!

laughing lots

Apr 25 2008

after i’ve recorded an album, mix/mastered it, got the artwork done, paid fer said things, and am looking forward to selling 100,002 copies of it, there’s nothing I want less to do with than music fer like 2 month’s. the idea of picking up a guitar or piano (one of which is much heavier all you non-musicians) isn’t all that appealing.

So alotta those two month’s are fooling around with collage art. It’s nice cutting things out, laying ’em all round floor, playing music & chewing on a fresh paste stick . Fer this time i’m mostly all artrock and rocksteady, two types of stuff I luv. but both excited the imagination about possibilities. my favorite collage artist is Hannah Hoch. I don’t know how to do the umlat (sp?) but that’s not required to wiki her anyway. she has a few books collecting her work but fortunately there’s like $200 so I’m having to wait fer that 100,002-cd’s-sold royalty check. Here’s a coupla her photo montages A collage by Hannah Höch.