The ceiling of our apartment caved in so Brian Linek and I made this video for Jesu's "Why Are We Not Perfect" from the Jesu/Eluvium split LP.
Also, Akina and I are going to Germany and (probably) Italy the first week and a half of September. Got some spare euros?
Also also, I have a solo art show at CalArts October 14th-19th that I am not working on enough.
We moved near Los Feliz. It's nice. Hardwood floors, high ceilings. Akina is an intern at Black Dragon Society, and I might be soon. I got a $2500 grant from the Alumni fund to make a movie about three kids raised in a cult who drive across the desert in an old volvo going to thrift stores. I'll probably be shooting on a Panasonic DVX-200. A notch below the HVX-200, but almost my ideal. I need to hammer down a schedule. And maybe script some of it. We are working on canvas totes in addition to all the other stuff that I haven't finished yet.
Tomorrow there is an opening at Black Dragon in Chinatown, as well as some other galleries. Come, it should be fun.
Also, Mike Mills sent me these links to five videos he made for the new Blonde Redhead album 23. They are some of the best videos I have ever seen. You will laugh, you will cry, you will not puke. This is not Wayne's World. Check them out and show all your friends.
This one has Miranda July doing one pose per second:
This one is incredibly visual:
This one made me cry:
This one is beautifully subtle:
This one is a recut of Titanic:
Good stuff, no?
I'm working on some stuff right now, like a new zine in a new format, a Skelekid limited edition print, the Robot & Ninja comic, the script for the Skelekid graphic novel, music, and some videos.
I've been transforming bass tabs into sheet music so Akina can play them on her cello. We are working on some sweet covers. Maybe we will even perform them one day.
Coachella has pretty much lost its allure for me.
I really want a Panasonic AG HVX-200. My birthday is July 19th.
I just uploaded the Keyboard Funeral video and added it to the gallery. It might be my favorite video I've made so far. It's almost ten minutes long, so those with extreme ADD be warned.
I also started the script for the Skelekid graphic novel, which will hopefully become a film later on. Pray for me.
I just put a bunch of pics of drawings I have done lately into the gallery. I like them. A couple of them are even in color! Also, there are a couple of new color chioces for Lanky Monsters in the store. Check it out.
PS The Arcade Fire's new album is really good. I mean I am predicting it will be. Shh.
Lovestruck Lanky Monsters are here! Check them out in the store! Out in time for Valentine's Day! Many varieties being made in limited editions, so check back often. 10% of all proceeds are donated to charity, just like the rest of the stuff in the store! I'll have some more non-clothing items up soon-ish.
Hey gang, I just added the "A Ninja Could Kill You Easily" shirt to the store. I have sizes Small through X-Large. I promise I will add some non-shirt items very soon. And if you are on the mailing list there will be an opportunity to get one of them for free.
I am leaving to sell shirts at the Bob Marley festival at Pitzer College. So if you are around there tonight, look for me. Otherwise come to the Glasshouse next Saturday (November 11th) for the first Glasshouse swap meet. Then stick around for the Islands show. It is gonna be blasty blast.
You probably saw the sweet character select screen that is our front page, and maybe you realized that you will be taken to the page of the person you click on. Which means Akina's half off the site is finally up (albeit under construction).
I added some more shirts to the store. There is a now a Mummy "All My Friends Are Dead Shirt"(S, M, L, XL), and you can get a charcoal Ghost shirt in something besides X-Large (S, M, L). I am going to add some non-clothing items real soon, so keep your eyes peeled.
Also, I will be selling my wares at the swap meet at the Glasshouse in Pomona on Saturday, November 11 from 10am to 4pm. Afterwards you should stick around and go to the Islands show. It will be ten million kinds of awesome.
I added the Vampire "All My Friends Are Dead" shirt (black) to the store. The sizes in stock include Youth X-Large, Small, Large, and X-Large. Get 'em while they're hot.
Don't forget to join the mailing list. There is something brewing that only mailing listers will have access to, so get on it.
The new sizes are in the store. Get your shirts now, kiddo. I'll have non-clothing items in the store shortly.
The shirts I added are:
Penguin shirt (black) - Youth X-Large, Small, X-Large
Heartbot shirt (pink) - SmallHeartbot shirt (red) - Medium, Large
Have a blast kids, and if you have the money go to a Revenge of the Book Eaters benefit in your area. So far they have been enviably amazing. A David Byrne/Sufjan double team in New York, Ben Gibbard in Chicago. The LA one is tomorrow night at UCLA, and there are still tickets. If you have a spare $150 or so, buy three tickets and take Akina and me. Jenny Lewis, Dave Eggers, Sarah Vowell, The Mountain Goats, Andy Richter, and more, all for a good cause. Let's do it.
I updated the store and added the Heartbot shirt in pink. Right now there is only Youth Large and Youth X-Large, but I have adult smalls that I am about to print. I also have some red mediums and larges, and some black Youth X-Larges, adult smalls, and X-Larges, so keep an eye out for red heartbots, and black penguin and vampire shirts in those sizes. If there is something that you want that is not in the store, feel free to let me know, and I will make it available as fast as I can.
In other news, Islands is playing the Glasshouse in Pomona on Saturday November 11th, and I already have my tickets. Get yours, too.
So, this is my site. It's not a contender for "Best Web Design," but I think it is at least aesthetically tolerable. This is the news section, if I got the link to work properly.
Basically I finally decided to consolidate all my efforts under one site. Besides a news section, there will be a gallery of things I have created (art, pictures, videos?, and otherwise), a hopefully functional and profitable store to keep me off the street, a list of upcoming events I am involved in or looking forward to, info all about me, and contact info and a mailing list sign-up.
Hopefully I will keep this updated with sweet stuff that will make you giggle. Let me know what you think.
Also, an extremely large thank you to Will Stein at lavashark.com for the help with hosting the site. If you ever need a website or a place to host your website, go to lavashark.com, you will not be disappointed. Tell 'em Andrew sent you. No, don't really, unless you are talking directly to Will. Which you probably would be. Anyway.