Thursday, May 26, 2011

More News from Germany

Another couple of reviews have appeared on the web, this time from Germany. Both written about the Kubrick album available for free on Bandcamp. I think they are pretty positive but again, it is hard to tell for sure.
Progolog (translated)
Das Kraftfuttermischwerk (translated)

LPE In Germany

The 2010 Littlest Print Exchange packages were sent out many months ago but, apparently, Johannes Mundinger has been traveling around and never found time to open the portfolio. He has some unpacking photos on his blog. Even though I'm a bit biased, I still think it looks pretty cool. The site is in German, but it seems like he was happy with it too.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dr. Doom

Another review of my music project, 57 Splits, has appeared on the internet. This one comes from the Latvian blog, Vilnis Kronbergs. Even after running it through google translate, I'm not 100% sure what the reviewer thinks about the music. The translation is pretty cryptic. It does end with the pretty definitive, "If a single word, then - brilliant!" so that seems pretty positive.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Inkteraction Community Portfolio Exchange

I've been working as an administrator for Inkteraction, a social networking community of more than 5000 printmakers across the globe. There are some annual costs for keeping this network afloat. We've decided to coordinate a portfolio exchange among network members to raise the funds needed to cover those subscription costs. If you are a member of Inkteraction, and want to participate, all the info is available on a dedicated, portfolio page on the site, If you aren't a member, it is easy enough to join. We'd love to have you.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A New Band A Day

While we were out of town, a review of my music project appeared on A New Band A Day. It is a pretty positive review with references to De La Soul and The Avalanches, not to mention the Beastie Boy's Paul's Boutique, an album that surely influenced me to try making this kind of sample-based music. I haven't had a chance to check out everything on ANBAD, but the bands posted over the last week or two sound pretty great. Of course, my stuff is still available for free on bandcamp.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


I'm sitting at the library applying for jobs since I can't get the internet at home to cooperate. We got home from our Portland trip yesterday and seem to have secured a decent apartment. I think we're both pretty excited about the move. The picture above is from our new neighborhood. The port (or the bay, or whatever it is) is only about three blocks away. You can see a little sliver of it in the background. There are a few more pics from the trip on Flickr.

Monday, May 9, 2011


All of my student's grades are in for this semester. We're driving out to Portland, Maine tonight to look for an apartment and we're hoping to be moved in by the first week on June. It might be a while before I have anything to post here. In the meantime, get out and take some pictures or make a movie or something. Start a website and let me know about your project. Here's a couple of pictures I used for film developing and/or scanning demos this semester.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Stanley Kubrick

Speaking of bandcamp, I finished a new 57 Splits release for the month of May and never mentioned it here. It is a tribute to the films of Stanley Kubrick. As usual, you can stream it, or download it for free. If you really like it, I wouldn't be opposed to accepting payment.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Kitchen Experiment

Kitchen Experiment put out a new album on Bandcamp. It is totally free to download or you can just stream it if you want. In any event, they asked me to make some cover art again. They provided the Alva Skates photo as a starting point. It reminded me of the Alley Picking series of photos I made a couple of years ago so I used a few of those and made separate art for each track. I hope you like it.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Merchant Street Musicfest 2011

The Merchant Street Musicfest is coming up again soon. I haven't been able to help out as much as I would have liked, and I probably won't even be able to attend, but I still feel pretty invested in the whole thing. The line up of musical acts is just about complete but applications from food and art vendors are still being taken. There will be thousands of people passing through the festival grounds so it is a good opportunity for vendors.

Check out for the current music line up and, while you're there, check out vendor forms for for food and for artists. And let me know if you have any photos or videos from last year.