Well, technically she broke Luke’s drum (I’ll replace the drum head, don’t worry.)
Listen to the songs here. The top three songs are the new ones, and if they sound like they were recorded in a rush in a basement with crappy recording software, it’s because they were! Thanks Olga for the guitar loan, and Luke, of course, for the drums loan!
They’ve started showing our apartment to potential renters. I haven’t mentioned it here yet, but I’m moving. Anyway, before they started taking people through, I decided to pack up my home office which was located on our kitchen counter, next to the sink, where our frinternet signal was the strongest. I thought it might look a little tacky to have a computer, scanner, wacom tablet, hard drive, and other office miscellany spread out where there should be toasters and cookie jars and a Slap Chop. So as long as our home is on display, I’ve kept my scanner (etc) in my studio, where one might say it belongs, and can’t really be bothered to move it all back and forth to scan my comic. Which means I haven’t been drawing my comic. Which means I haven’t been drawing at all (yikes).
So that’s my latest excuse! I’ll hopefully get back on track soon, although July and August are incredibly busy for me, so comics may be only occasional. We’ll see.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t listened yet, check out my brother’s songs!
Well, I wasn’t in the mood to color this, but to make it up for you, here is a song! It’s an example of my songwriting philosophy, which holds that if you end a song with enough chaos people will forget that the rest of the song was horribly out of tune! This one is about the weather, because Midwesterners love to talk (and sing) about the weather.
Ooh cool – my favorite musician just put the bulk of his catalog online. Who am I talking about? My brother Shawn of course! I highly recommend you peruse at Recreation Station Music. Previews of the upcoming Recreation Station EP, along with all kinds of previous projects including Author & Autopilot, Pilot & Painter, Super Budgies, Family Band, and other solo miscellany. If you’re not sure where to start, I’ve picked out a few highlights and posted them here:
Let me add, lest anyone question my safety (or my sanity) last night, this was not any kind of hard-core teeth-kicking mosh pit. In fact, there was a moment after one of the first few songs when a huge group of the slam dancers in front started holding people back in kind of a frantic crowd control, as if someone had gone down and was in danger of being trampled. But, when all was said and done it turns out that some guy had just dropped his glasses, and the other moshers were helping him to find them. How punk!
So I’m terrible at writing reviews of shows because usually all I can think to say is, “It was awesome!” but it was. Awesome. So that’s all I’ll say. 🙂
If anyone was really interested, here are the songs we played on Friday:
1. A song our friend Andrew wrote (don’t know the name of it!)
4. Long Dark Road
5. Decatur (Sufjan Steven’s cover)
6. You Are What You Love (Jenny Lewis cover)
7. Shipwreck (my friend Holly’s song that we used to play as The Art Table… sorry you missed that one Molly! I can play it for you on Friday 🙂
(That’s not a typo… Holly and Molly are different friends… I have multiple Holly/ees and Mollys…but each one is special!)