Wednesday, June 3, 2009

In the name of progress!

Vocals: Done.

All that's left is some tambourine, a few overdubs and the gang chants; then "We Had A Danceoff In a Thunderstorm" will be done. Oh yeah, the future is looking some kind of bright.

By the way, does anybody want to buy a PS3? I need a new gas pump for Oliver, and I already quit my job. Fuck me, right? I don't think that delivery job was even legal: 10 dollars per an entire shift? Come on, I wont be that desperate till I'm down in Vancouver next year. ;)

Speaking of uplifting thoughts, please please please check out this guy's comics! They're usually quazi-relivant-semi-fictional comments on society today with shots at pop icons, and notible figures from history. Oh, and regular (read: indie/alt) people too. Very left wing. And delicious. Pro choice, pro love pro not being a douche and in touch with your inner feelings. Not in that creepy emo way though. Here's one that I am going to randomly link to as a starting point. Warning: Lots of words. Always.

Anyways, that's it. And not very iiiiinteresting. But yes, I'll cap it off with this and then I'm off to bed:

My to do list for the next while:
Finish album art
Make portfolio website
Repaint Oliver with a Tremclad painjob (Seriously, you can get sweet results - DIY!)

Ready Steady GO!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

No Longer a Bum

There comes a day in every young musician/college student's life when they realize "Hey, maybe I'm just a little too broke. I should get a job". Turns out instruments, books, tuition and gas are all things that cost money! And so thanks to Quizno's, I've become a delivery driver.

It'll be like Initial D but with sandwiches and a Volkswagen van. Alright. Oliver's gunna start paying for himself, I dare say.

With that said, I'll still have plenty of free time. Work on Sharks! On Fire continues. A few more vocal tracks and she's done! The album art is coming along too. Shots to come eventually. I can't wait till we can officially announce the name change from Tickets To Tokyo.

Stay tuned! And order sandwhiches to your house so I can come say hi.

PS; Download this shit:

Progressive Alternative Ghetto Rock. Trust me, you'll like it. It always amazes me how much good music comes out of the California music scene! Bands like Lemuria and Shinobu and people like Mike Park! I have so much admiration for them. Maybe one day I'll end up down there, and we can all go get some pancakes and pussy.

One last thing before I forget; fans of Shinobu should check out Bears. It's Bob's new band and they have the same kind of low-fi, catchy awesomeness that you've come to love from Shinobu - but plus some upbeat love.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I've been meaning to fix up my amp for awhile now. While I love the fuzzy effect it gives my synth at live shows, the three wheeled lo-fi junker I bought for a hundred bucks used just wasn't quite... asthetically pleasing.


I originally painted it 'robins egg green' awhile back, the original black of the box didn't suit my style. But after a few re-coats (I actually did a basecoat! What!?) I decided to take it a little further with a cardboard stencil - something super easy to do.


I wasted like five sharpies on this bad boy.



After taking off the three shitty metal wheels originally on the amp, I bought some upgraded casters for pretty cheap at Home Hardwear and just screwed them right in. Voilla. It rolls like a champ.



Monday, March 16, 2009


We've been playing in my bedroom for the last few weeks, and I love having the instruments around me. In my eyes, nothing beats waking up on a futon next to a drum kit and a green mic stand.

Anyways, I thought it'd be cool if I took some shots. I made two panoramas. The pics are huge, so make sure you click the thumbnails to open up the photobucket page. And then make sure you view them at 100%, it makes a difference. =]



And this is my kit, Prudence, in her current set up. Two floor toms, a Sabian HHX power crash, AA med crash, ride and high-hat. Actually the high-hat is a B8, but we'll just pretend. Gibralter hardware, Westbury shells:


And there we go.

Oh! And as long as I'm blogging...

I hope everyone knows of my infatuation with Quote Unquote Records... Well, one of my all-time favorite indie-bands, Shinobu, just released their newest/oldest full length for free to download on there. You should go check it out if you're into sloppy-lo-fi rock. Some of us are. <3

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

School Work

Fictitious magazine ads made by yours truely. Well, not really ads, but PSA for taking the bus?

Anyways, angst makes me work harder - thanks drama in my life. Sleep is for the weak! This was probably all 8-10 hours straight of work. School is in just under two hours. =]

It kind of has been a weird adventure into Typography. It's a subject I'm not great at, so I wanted to try my hand at it because I really like it. I'm not totally happy with some things still though, so I have some cleanup to do before these are actually 'finished'.

Full color:

Two color:

Black and white: