we livin in war times

16 wash and make yourselves clean.
Take your evil deeds
out of my sight!
Stop doing wrong,

17 learn to do right!
Seek justice,
encourage the oppressed. [a]
Defend the cause of the fatherless,
plead the case of the widow.

18 "Come now, let us reason together,"
says the LORD.
"Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.

Isaiah 1:16-18

I forgot that "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath was the inaugural album that we listened to on this tour.

Lighting our heads and ways with shaky hands.

So we have been having a swell time thus far on tour with new besties Shaky Hands and old besties Headlights. Whilst in Michigan we (well everyone else but me) had some delicious burgers from a hodge podge cafe that looked like quite the feat to fit in the mouth. We also had a lovely visit to Rochester, New York which I think is a rather punk/goth type of town but the houses were lovely and old looking and our friend Josh shared his nice house with us. On our drive to Rochester we listened to the modern classic "Mwem" by our friends Math Blaster. If you haven't heard them please do so because it is worth it. We then played on the wonkiest of wonky but we had a good time and it was Joey's birthday so we all hugged him. I also read "The Gunslinger", by Stephen King, in its entirety that day which is the first time I've ever done that and I know now why he is one of the greatest modern storytellers. We celebrated Joey's birthday the next day in Boston by getting extreme ice-cream at a place called J.P. Licks and it was very good. The next day our CMJ show was fun and we got to meet up with our new friends and UK labelmates The Answering Machine. They were great "mates." We enjoyed their British acccents so much that the next day in the van we tried to emulate them to the enormous amusement of ourselves, but might have offended anyone else had they been there. Goucher College with Jukebox the Ghost and Philly at Kung Fu Necktie were both fun. I guess the Phillys are going to the World Series. Congratulations. I hope that the Fresh Prince sings the national anthem for that. I would watch that.

Things we've listened to in the van so far:

Liars-"S/T" & "Drums Not Dead"
Dead Man's Bones-"S/T"
Deerhunter-"Flourescent Grey EP"
Mount Eerie-"Winds Poem" & "Lost Wisdom"
The Knife-"Silent Shout"
M. Ward-"Transfiguration of Vincent"
Various LCD Soundsystem, Os Mutantes, "Brazil 70" and Bruce Springsteen songs.
As well as the Nathaniel Mayer song "Dreams Come True" quite a few times.

love love love

Funeral pts 1-2

Hi everyone.
I just finished this as a present for Emily and don't have time to do art for it, but it will probably come eventually.

Funeral pts 1 & 2

I don't know yet if it's a project I'll continue to work on. There are so many other things to consider. But I hope you enjoy this at least.

Still waiting for it

Excited to hear the rest of the album

Ambient One - FIRS

Hey everyone.
I'm too excited to post something to finish something new. So here is something old.
It's a pretty early attempt but I want to try to get back to doing stuff like this more often.

Ambient One

More to come soon, hopefully!


"Future Trends/Hummingbird Choir" split single

This is a split single that my friend Andrew and I did. Hopefully more things like this will happen soon.

"Future Trends/Hummingbird Choir"

Follow lights in darkness

9 So the LORD said to him, "Bring me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon."

10 Abram brought all these to him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other; the birds, however, he did not cut in half. 11 Then birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.

12 As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him. 13 Then the LORD said to him, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years. 14 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions. 15 You, however, will go to your fathers in peace and be buried at a good old age. 16 In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure."

17 When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the pieces. 18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river [d] of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates- 19 the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, 20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, 21 Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites."

-Genesis 15


Me seeing Lightning Bolt back in the day.

Excited about their new album.

We are also playing on Fountain Square with a bunch of other great bands like Wussy, The Seedy Seeds and Bad Veins tomorrow night. Starts at like seven or so....

The other day a metal scrapper was walking down the street with his shopping cart and dog and we started talking then Josh came outside and we found out his name was Steve and he had a harmonica and played "Piano Man" and "Hoochie Koochie Man" and "Amazing Grace" for us then Josh brought his guitar out and he played us some blues but he kept saying he was better when he wasn't drunk. We gave him our cans and enjoyed him playing music for us for a bit and we talked for a while. We might start a band. His dogs name was Serena. She was nice and friendly.