Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Autumn Piñata

Autumn Piñata
Oil on Panel
36" x 24"

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Brilliant Pebbles

crop of a photo by Adam Hoff

The lady friend and I shot and edited a live video for local Chicago band Brilliant Pebbles. Fronted by Monika Bukowska, a "hyperactive immigrant from Poland", she roars and chirps through a hyper-emotional and theatrical mix of new wave, prog and disco while clad in day-glo and encrusted in cheap party jewelry. It's a mixture made even more unique by the video game sounding keyboards of Samuel Ng, "a classically trained alien from Hong Kong".

This was their last show with their fantastic rhythm section that included Philip Montoro, formerly of Lozenge. I wanted to capture the great dynamic that the group built for themselves over their couple years of playing together. The new line-up will be more beat and sample orientated.

Brilliant Pebbles has a new self-released EP out now. Go to their (unfortunately massively cluttered) Myspace page for more info and songs.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cake & Polka Parade: Chicago Field Recordings

The latest episode of my podcast on WFMU features field recordings from Chicago...thugs, drunks, firecrackers, sirens, late-night conversations, neighbors fucking, a brass band and many other audio oddities. Go here to listen to it.

image by flickr user kswcu05