Farewell, Molina. Again and Again.

I am without armour at this juncture. And yet I feel protected, prepared, Jason's music so prevalent every step of my journey, his spirit an apotropaic force in my life.. Every corner I turn, there he is.

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Print Project :: The Wasteland

Two plexiglass plates each with a layer of my take on "St. Severin” by Robert Delaunay. Drypoint with oil-based inks, Peacock Blue and Bone Black. The print was printed on Rives BFK with the Poster type set in Illustrator and printed over. Typeface is Tiza.

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Sneak Peek inside our Home :: L & R

So my Love and I moved into this sweet little Boston apartment back in January, but frankly, we've just been too damn busy to have anyone over to warm our house, share any pictures with friends or family, or really get all the rooms squared away at once. Now that Ryan's going on tour for a few weeks, I feel like I have finally gotten our space to a more relaxed and lived in level of tidy. We are both explosive when we work, so there's always some sort of pile of instruments or art supplies in the way of something else.. {truth be told, I am probably more guilty of leaving my toys out than R is..} Please excuse the wonky exposures, I tried to shoot each room when it had the best light, so at different parts of the day.

The creepy doll was my Aunt Jean's doll. I think her name is Colette. The Pentax on the table was my Uncle Brian's. He has been shooting with that thing since the 70's.. and some of the old family prints {yet to post} I have been scanning in lately are from this camera. {it's a Asahi Pentax K1000 with a 55mm 1:1.8. I haven't developed any film from it yet as I'm still finishing out the first roll.. it's a beautiful camera.}

R got that sweet, tiny round box for me in Australia, the jar contains dried flowers from our trip to LA, there's a hunk of NC Kyanite I found, and an enlargement of the 4x5" image I made of R's Rhodes.

R's got the best area of the house! The three windows get great sun all through the day and into the evening, so there's almost always a nice glow in there. We created a nook within a room by using a large shelf as a room divider: storage on both sides and the benefit of separate but open work/play areas.

My side of the bed: Trumpet Jade from Kate & Evan, Samsonite from Mom, Vanity from R's Grandmother, clock from BB, Alabaster Owls from Leslie Branham Roberts {}, glass globe with owl feather from Heather, dreamcatcher from before I can remember.

Memory Trippin' With Howlies

While going through some old pictures, I found these shots of Howlies, from Hand Cranked Letterpress {when the studio Lance Wille and Suzie Millions shared with a few other artists was still on Tingle Alley} in Asheville in February 2009. Howlies had just played an in-store at  Static Age on Lexington Avenue and made a stop to visit Lance at Hand Cranked to bring him a copy of their record, for which he set the type on the back cover. We then took a tour of Echo Mountain and then ate a late lunch at Early Girl before heading to New French Bar. It started snowing and by the time they shipped out the next morning, there was a few inches on the ground. One of the guys made me a tiny snow man and left it on my coffee table to melt, as well as writing their name in the snow outside the house. I miss them. {more pictures below} [bandcamp album=1279156064  bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=366387 size=grande3]

oh yeah, and I was in their music video for "Aluminum Baseball Bat" keep your eyes peeled at 4:15


From Creative Loafing Atlanta:

When Howlies' drummer Aaron Wood announced via Facebook that the band was breaking up Oct. 5, it brought one of Atlanta's finer rock 'n' roll bands to an unceremonious end. When CL's Crib Notes music blog contributor Jhoni Jackson asked for an explanation, he responded, "I took a mastur-nap — it's where you masturbate and take a nap afterward — and then I woke up from my mastur-nap and I was like, 'Whoa, I'm gonna quit a band.'"

It was a lame stroke at humor and a slight disservice to the rest of the members of a band whose 2009 Kim Fowley-produced debut, Trippin' With Howlies, arrived bursting with the hooks and energy of an outfit that seemed destined for some level of success.

Since the initial announcement, Wood has also canceled Howlies' final show, which was scheduled for Star Bar's 20th anniversary/Halloween party. Though the rest of the band disagreed with Wood's decision, they've decided not to continue Howlies without him. "Aaron quit Howlies, and cancelled this show on his own. The rest of us had no intention of ending this band," Justin Brooke and the remaining members wrote via email. "This is the way one person has chosen to end a 16-year musical partnership. People have been asking if we'll continue Howlies without Aaron, but we don't feel like that would be doing you or us any favors."

Sweet Friends: Ice Cream

Michael Libramento and Evan Martin are both super-talented men of many bands. Currently, Michael is playing with Grace Poter and the Nocturnals, and Evan has recently played with Angi West and Floating Action. But none of this matters, because together, they are Ice Cream.

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