today dan goldberg celebrated the release of his new, beautiful spookfish tape by playing its contents front to back in his new home, bohemian grove. every two songs we switched rooms, from the basement to the backyard to the kitchen, and he ended with car horn off of our earthbound split released last year on patient sounds. congrats dan, you can do it yes you can. and everyone else can purchase the spookfish’s ‘living room’ from the moscow-based tape label singapore sling :)
hi! my friend julie byrne is on tour now & if you live anywhere within the oblong rectangle of texas, chicago, maine, and florida i highly and strongly suggest being a part of the gorgeous energy that she creates. she’s on tour with our friend adam lempel, so when you see them please tell them both that i miss them. boston friends, they play the whitehaus tonight 💕
so dope seeing these up close. on the left is the original illustration for the reissue of ricky eat acid’s seeing little ghosts everywhere. on the right is the illustration for mutual benefit’s the cowboy’s prayer split w my own your loving brother. deep cuts.
this is nathaniel whitcomb! he’s one of my favorite visual artists, so when #utourpia passed through michigan last week it was an honor to stay with his family (including the qtest six month old bbgrrrl). nathaniel created the art for my split cassette with mutual benefit, ricky eat acid’s seeing little ghosts everywhere, and m sage’s a singular continent ~ to name a few. in addition to his solo work nathaniel is also behind the helm of @stadiumsshrines, contributing to the web development, content visualizations, and my personal favorite, stadiums & shrines ’ dreams series. in this picture he’s holding the collage made for emily and i which inspired our “dreams of bermuda (yoshi’s story)”. he’s an amazing dude, if those stacks of national geographics didn’t convince you, so look him up. nathaniel & his family are also moving to minneapolis this week! make them feel at home. 💕
hi! this is travis, known to the blog world as too many carpets, and if you operate a tape label or make music or organize within an arts space or have hosted a community arts festival there’s a large chance that travis has aided to keep that dream alive. he owns the majority of tapes from some of my favorite labels, knows the “back catalogs” of every musician and their former projects, has volunteered at multiple fmly fests and total bummers even after purchasing a pass, and on top of his radical generosity travis is genuinely one of the most interesting and humble dudes. for the next chunk of time he’ll be camping between chicago, colorado, florida, and the places he drives in between. let him know if you have a couch that he can crash on, trade life stories & ask him about his hot sauce.
on behalf of the universe, thank you athylia for being one of the most supportive & kind people to ever be. thank you for encouraging so many to pursue what makes us feel. thank you for contributing so much love to the community. i hope one day we can each do the same for you. 💕
haxxxors were ridiculous & awesome last night. it’s a duo between my buds ben [merlin monroe, farms] and tim [maymok] where they jam out on the musical capabilities of the nintendo 3ds. inspiring dudes inspiring #utourpia 🎶