Much has been made of Dave “Cracker” Lowery’s open letter in response to an NPR blog post recently. The contrast between these two points of view says a lot about the music industry, and how it earned it’s timely demise. » Read on »
Here we have the cover for the newest Generalissimo Record. » Read on »
Seems like this year I’m going back to working exclusively in black and red.
The Electrical Audio forum is a place I virtually hang out at a lot. It’s a unique place, full of extremely intelligent people from a wide swath of backgrounds.
A few months ago, a group of people from the forum decided to put out a quarterly series of records featuring some of the bands who hang out there. » Read on »
Cartographer are a great band from the bay area and good friends to boot. I designed and printed the sleeve for their latest record, Hats, Capes, Dark Arts. » Read on »
So I’m making a documentary about Michael Yonkers and The Blind Shake. They’ve been collaborating on some great music for a while now, and I decided to document it. » Read on »
As far as I’m concerned, this is the greatest live band going these days. » Read on »
Finally finished editing this video for Generalissimo: » Read on »
[I am trying to catch up on documenting work that I've done. Seems like a good thing for a designer to do on his website.] » Read on »
More information than you could ever possibly want about the San Francisco band The Dickheads. » Read on »
Herein you shall find the trailer for PLAYBACK IS A BITCH!, my 9 hour documentary on the making of my band’s new record.
People often ask me, “Colin, how do you get that crazy sound? You know, your sound – the Beatnik Dungeon Sound.” Let me show you. » Read on »
Electrical Guitar #334. All aluminum, hollowbody, with alumitone pickups. » Read on »
Saturday night, bathed in the warm glow of the Hemlock Tavern. » Read on »
If you’ve run into me in the last month, you’ve heard me babbling about The Blind Shake. True to my expectations, they delivered the goods live – documentation after the jump. » Read on »
Lester Bangs always seemed like a writer who got over his writers block by becoming a rock critic. He was smart, analytical, and funny, but his writing always seemed to veer outside of the idiom like it was a cage. I understand the thought process behind that (right: here’s what I’m supposed to do, now how can I subvert it in a vaguely topical way?), but ultimately I think that way of thinking is more about insecurity than insight. » Read on »
The bill was: The Moggs, Police Teeth, and Generalissimo. All bands were good. For various I-don’t-know-how-to-use-my-camera reasons, I didn’t get any photos of The Moggs, which is too bad. » Read on »
Here we have Bongwater, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Bob Weir, and the Fabulous Pussywillows, all on one stage for a song, broadcast on National TV: » Read on »
As I’m starting this blog, Lux Interior of The Cramps has just died of a heart condition. Technically he was 63, but really he was a timeless, in a way only true originals can be. I don’t mean that his music or his band were timeless (they draw heavily on early rock’n'roll but rarely pushed past those influences), I mean Lux himself was an archetype – a raconteur – and in that he’s timeless. » Read on »