Choice Kuts

Thought this was just too bitchin’ NOT to post. Tommy Perez (who just sent us a paper Leroy C. to construct) created a miniature paper version of his cubicle. And I couldn’t help but notice the IC posters. Awesome.

The Spit Swap PDX

Well, The Spit Swap has come and gone. The 2-night stint with yours truly in Portland and Mr. Draplin laying it down in Seattle was one for the record books. Portland, I can’t thank you enough for cruising out to The Ace to watch me sweat it out up there as I attempted to tell our scattered story. It was a fun night of sharing great conversations with real folks. I had a blast. And Portland – your art, design and illustration community is one to be envied. Hats off to you nice people …

Massive high-fives to Eric Hillerns for the hospitality and for dreaming this baby up. Seriously. Aaron Draplin (and family!) for the obvious reasons. The man has talent in about a zillion areas, including the English language. But you guys knew that.

And of course The Ace Hotel, Lloyd Winter, Duane King, 52 Limited, Always With Honor, Portland AIGA, Fort Port … the list goes on. Thanks to everyone who helped out, brought beer, food, tweeted, you name it. THANK YOU!

A few rad shots of the night, courtesy of long-time broseph Mr. Arges:

We stopped by the mighty W+K to visit one helluva guy Lloyd Winter and to apparently have our socks knocked off by the sheer awesomeness in that building. Wow.

“Yup, that’s a bear”

Before the gig started, we stopped by Instrument’s new spot to see our buds and visit the infamous teepees. Incredible space. Incredible talent.

J.D. and Vince giving us the tour …

“Is this thing on?”

We meet at last …

Tyler and Elsa from Always With Honor with a touching and funny introduction … thanks again, guys.

Zac strong-arming folks into buying paper and sticky things …

“It’s just a theory” … Duane, Josh and a few others hear me out regarding my thoughts on relativity.

Anyways, it was a rad night. Thanks again, Portland.

Low & Behold

You may have seen a fairly vague posting regarding this last week, but here’s the lowdown: Low & Behold is a new project band that J Martin and I have been working on for a few years now. In a nutshell, it’s really stripped-down classic goth/new wave- for those of you that dig on the likes of Depeche Mode, Sisters Of Mercy, etc. The first release, a 12″ single titled Blood Red, is available for pre-order now here. The record features the title track, plus a b-side (Violent Sound), packaged in a gatefold sleeve, with a 11″ x 11″ 2-sided art print. So, yes, $9 is a steal.

Ridin’ The Rails

We’ll have 100 of these 3-color silk-screened posters for sale at our Spit Swap gig this Wednesday. Printed by the fine folks at Seizure Palace right there in PDX. Oh, and we’ve seen Draplin’s poster. Get ready, Washingtonians.

Thank You