I’ve been nominated for Best Album Art (twice!)

It looks like I’ve been nominated for Best Album Art (twice!) for Radio Milwaukee’s Fourth Annual Milwaukee Music Awards! Nomination #1 was for The Scarring Party’s “Losing Teeth” For this album I did the typography, layout design, and back illustration. The main illustration was provided by Ray Caesar. Nomination #2 was for Pezzettino’s “Lub Dub” […]

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This Year in Music, 2010

So as always I don’t care what year the albums were released, what matters is they’re new to me and for me they defined the year of 2010. Sad to say this isn’t a Top 10 list, but a Top 8. I felt a sense of musical lethargy this year and really have no right […]

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Two new albums worth checking out (and not just because I was involved)

The Scarring Party has been one of my favorite bands from its inception. Lead singer Daniel Bullock has managed to combine folk, old-timey, and punk ethos into a sound that isn’t duplicated anywhere else. And really, I’m not just saying that. Please let me know if you’ve heard anything remotely similar anywhere else. There are […]

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Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) wants to ban European Style Bike Boxes

“It’s basically about [rich conservatives] in Madison who hate [bicycles] and think everyone should [drive] to work. It is basically making it difficult to use [anything but an] automobile.” Sounds familiar, eh Mr. Nass? Fortunately neither are terribly true—particularly in Madison, one of the most bicycle friendly cities in America. Sure, there are some car […]

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This Year in Music 2009

It’s been a rough couple of years for music and while some powerhouses released albums this year 2009 was still kinda in the weeds. I usually do a Top 10 Favorite Albums that Defined my 2009 with an emphasis on my because I am often late to the game. Several years ago my number one […]

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