5/30/09

TONIGHT! MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Naturally
Solo & Collaborative New Works by Christopher Bowman & DWitt.
Back Alley Gallery
262 E 4th St LL#2
St. Paul, MN



5/29/09

Remember, this Saturday night...Naturally.



Naturally
opening reception-Saturday, May 30th, 7pm
Back Alley Gallery
262 East Fourth Street #LL2
St. Paul, MN

5/28/09

broken fricken record

Blah, blah, blah, haven't we heard this before? So what; someone went and co-opted your "culture"; boo hoo. Welcome to punk rock, Seattle, skateboarding, anorexia or about a million other things.

Dear Fixed-Gear and/or Single-Speed bicycles,
Sorry about that.
Love,
BikeNewBlack

Arisen!

After work, and immediately following a tire repair, I rode to the Triple Rock to see crust pioneers, Amebix. I walked in while Misery was playing, which, I might add, is always nice.

In between bands, and because I'm as punk as they come, I took the opportunity to text my gf:
me-Mississippi Market girl is here. Still wearing that crusty bandanna.
her-Ha! I bet you can smell it across the room.
me-Yes, I can. It smells like a vegan fart.
Some people have waited twenty plus years to see Amebix. I never thought it would happen, but since it has, I guess I've only waited about ten years. I suppose that makes me a poser.
The crowd, as expected, was predominantly the dread locked-patched vest-lifers. Smelled like it too. Authentic! Of course some of the usual Triple Rock-punk show going-folks were there too. You know the ones: They aren't really sure who the band is but they know that since they are "punk," that they should be there. Probably buy a patch or a button, or even a tee shirt...if it doesn't cut into their PBR fund, that is. I was thee only one in a flannel.
I thought the worse, when they first started playing, like "These guys are actually going to suck aren't they." But once they got to Axeman and Largactyl things started to warm up.

They were sorta rockstarish, in that they wouldn't start playing songs until everything was in tune. They did this several times. And they had like the hardest working stage hand ever but they treated him rather poorly. Especially the drummer Roy Mayorga. He has played with Sepultura, Soulfly, Nausea, and numerous others, so maybe he's earned his asshole hall pass.

Overall Amebix was really good and everyone seemed to have a good time. And that's all that really matters. So yay for that!
ps-All of the above pics are scratch and smell. So if you've ever wondered what day-old malt liquor spilled on a flea and lice-infested pair of army fatigues smells like, click away.

Naturally

My buddies Christopher Bowman and DWitt are having a show down at the gallery this weekend. The opening is Saturday night. Trust me, you don't want to miss this one.

Naturally
opening reception-Saturday, May 30th, 7pm
Back Alley Gallery
262 East Fourth Street #LL2
St. Paul, MN

5/27/09

hero tolerance policy

...Will this be the summer of hate? I'll let you know...

...If it is, all I ask is that you don't hate me because I'm beautiful...

...or because I got a new shirt...

...or because I'm going to see Amebix tonight...

...In other news...

5/26/09

5/22/09

and to know me is easy

...Hello, goodbye...

...My back is still fucked up: Crunch...

...and has made it difficult to ride the bike. So I'm back on the bus, which is fine because I found 10 dollars today. I used it to buy this and a sandwich at One on One...

...I also saw a G, who's chain had its own chain. Homie had big-ass gold chain hanging from his neck with another medium-sized-ass gold chain, hanging from the medallion of the big-ass chain. The medium-sized chain was encrusted with diamonds and had a crucifix hanging from it. I don't know about homie, but his chain must be hella religious...

...^^pics or GTFO...

...Overheard: "Anus to anus fart CPR."...

...Ty Evans at the Walker last night: He showed this and this and talked about his background in skating and film, followed by a Q&A. Rad dude is my age and still jumping fences with teenage kids. See Ma, I don't have to grow up. Thankfully I wasn't high like I was for Ed Templeton a couple years ago. No panic attacks...






...Afterwards I went to the Fine Line for a student music showcase. Some folks are going places: Touch Me! Touch You! play a style of pop-punk I'm normally not into. I gather from talking with bass player-Adam, that they are not really into it either; but it just happens to be that they do it really well. I can vouch for that; they do it extremely well and have a prominent stage presence. I am a fan. Wrecknificent, an MC with super nice flow, writes and produces all his own songs. He also maintains a commanding stage presence, bouncing effortlessly from an intelligent track about money being the root of all evil to a humorous take on life in apartment buildings. He also showcased his talents as an all-encompassing beat-maker with a chopped and screwed mix. Lyrically, and with his delivery, this cat reminds me of a young Musab. Like when he was Beyond...

...Not sure what Memorial weekend has in store for me this time around. The back is saying no camping. So maybe Soundset, maybe Murder Junkies...

...Things that make me look hungover and/or high but are supposed to do just the opposite: My new eye cream...

...Yes, I use eye cream...

...In other news...

5/20/09

on the shelf

...Overheard: "Olive Garden? Oh, you mean the Italian Perkins."-Jeff Cole...

...Twitter abuse: click...

...I hurt my back. This is what it feels like: clack...

...Art show: Naturally @ the B.A.G...

...After work, I'm going to the library to get this book: tick...

...and then to the Electric Fetus to get this cd: tock...

...Overheard: "David's Bridal is the Perkins of wedding dress shops."-Courtney...

...In other news...

5/18/09

thehomlessman.com

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"We'll take another pitcher, and can I see the deep-fry menu?"

Brad was here this weekend. It was an amazing visit that included, but was not limited to, jalapeno poppers, pizza, air hockey, dance-grind from Baltimore, battered mushrooms, waffle fries, plastic cups, air mattresses, farts, mma, Star Trek, tacos, burritos, an Oak 4B mini-reunion, lentils, metabolism critiques and lots of beer. Pretty sure he loved it.

5/15/09

streetlight people, living just to find emotion

...Courtney said she didn't like the way this joke worked the first time, so I'm trying it again: I'm wearing a striped shirt and polka dot socks today. If I wasn't wearing jeans, it would be like 2006 indie rock and 1988 hip hop are trying to get together and the only thing standing in their way is my cock. Think about it...

...Dan, talking about recording his band Touch Me! Touch You!'s upcoming ep: "It doesn't matter; it's only pop music, so it's all fake anyway."...


...Kid calling me out on being old last night: "You standing over here, looking all wise-like. I bet you used to be a b-boy back in the day."

...Brad will be here in like an hour...


...In other news...

the study of human population, its structure and change

Clicking on one of these photos is like showing my penis a picture of Drew in those Guess ads from the '90s. In other words: It gets gigantic!
















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