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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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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Mixtape: January 2009

I haven’t put together a mix since Muxtape was shut down months ago. I’m still hurting from that one. I’ve also been a bit out of the creative loop lately, producing very little of any substantial quality. That, however, is about to change. The last few weeks have seen a new creative burst of energy […]

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Top 10 Albums for my Personal 2008

2008 has proven to be a fairly conservative year as far as album purchases go. I’ve found my taste to be much more scrutinizing and it takes more than just hype to get me excited about an album. As a result the amount of purchases I made declined heavily, which is good for me, but […]

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“Merry Christmas” from Daniel Johnston

Daniel Johnston played a mesmerizing set and wished everybody a “Merry Christmas” at the Turner Hall Ballroom last night. It’s the middle of February, obviously, but as he pointed out, “With all this snow, you’d think it was Christmas.” That’s the kind of whimsical naïveté that points the spotlight on Johnston’s song writing abilities. John […]

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