Sunday, September 07, 2014

sad eyes, crooked crosses

Old country church and cemetery at dawn.
Pentax K5iis
DA 10-17mm Fisheye

Seen here via my instagram @socvsgreaser.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

fading island



3/16/2014 - Pewaukee, Wisconsin

A small island punctuates frozen Lake Pewaukee under a veil of light snow and low clouds.
This is 1978 newspaper article on this fading island. news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19781030&...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sleepless In Savannah




A debt of thanks to my friend Chad for unearthing this piece of mix tape history. I made this mix around 1992 I would guess. Listen to it here.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Invasion

Oil sticks on Arches coverstock. Framed it inside the top of an old door. I haven't seen this in years, it was made as a housewarming/ wedding gift for a good friend. My favorite bit is the cows being picked up by the UFOs. Here is the rough sketch that was used as inspiration.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

doodle



I recently read about the Harmony - Procedural drawing tool on Drawn! and had to give it a try. Drawn! is just about one of the best sites on the web, if you've never been there, it's a drawing and illustration blog full of some of the most talented people around.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Fugazi



February 11, 1992
Thursday

This was not the first time I had seen Fugazi, but it was one of the most memorable. Back home it had become a given that if they were coming to town you went. Now in my first semester in college it came as a surprise to suddenly be confronted with jaded, cynical hipsters who had "been there, done that". I didn't understand it then and don't today. More room for the rest of us I guess.

The night of the show we walked a few blocks and arrived to find a good sized crowd lined up outside waiting to get in. Once inside it was a big open room with the band equipment set up on the floor to the right. The band made it through the crowd and took their instruments and with apology let us know the power was going to be cut, but they would play as long as they could. Within two or three songs the power was cut. Lights out, still they played on lit by the streetlight shining through the window. The power would come back on only to go off again, finally they were told to end the show. The Knights of Columbus hall was in a residential area like most of downtown Savannah with row houses on both sides and apparently it was too loud.

At this point the lights are back on and the crowd is still mulling around. Now Fugazi could have left and that would be the end. Instead they chose to stay, shaking hands and thanking each of us for coming. That night I was able to shake hands with one of my favorite bands and then I babbled on like anyone would telling them how important I thought they were and the positive impact the music has had for me.

I was a starstruck kid what can I say.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Sonic Youth


November 10, 1990
Saturday
Ticket 713 of 1000

Sonic Youth was on tour for the album Goo. The opening acts were The Jesus Lizard and Babes In Toyland I think.