Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Warren Aldrich

I met Warren Aldrich three years ago when he was visiting his best friend (my girlfriend) out in Worcester, MA, where we were both living at the time and he and I bonded over music, among other things. Now, whenever he comes to visit, he brings with him a vault to share.

Warren is also a brilliant painter. During this first visit, Warren and Celia came to see my band Family Junction at Harper's Ferry in Allston, MA. During the after party, Warren was witness to a weird and unusual creature floating about the house, which he painted the following day. That painting, though not below, is currently hanging above the fireplace of my current house in Boston, MA (will post soon enough).

As I said above, Warren is a brilliant painter and we share a deep love for discovering new music and obsessing over our finds (though I must admit he is far more skilled in the ways of discovery than I am). Last spring I was finishing up my first full-length album, "Thirty-two bit isn't really eight bits better", and asked Warren if I could use some of his paintings for the album art, which he happily agreed to. The third and fourth paintings below were used for the front and back covers, respectively.




Monday, February 23, 2009

"Lo Jo" and the seventeen pounds of gummy bears.




My old friend and filmmaker, Eddie Shore, wrote and directed this short titled, "Lo Jo." The film was shot on location in Prague and features an original score by Eddie (and great use of the one and only Ariel Pink's song "Are you gonna look after my boys?"). My younger brother, Michael, also helped with the film.

Povdgalsta!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

People in animal masks became

I made this video two point five years ago:



I was going to post a series of videos of other people in animal masks. Then I found this guy:



Here's his youtube site: http://www.youtube.com/user/NorthFur

All his videos are of him opening and closing his mouth in awesome latex masks that he makes.

I want to be friends with him so we can make masks together and I can wear them at my shows. High-five, guy.