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165: new york city pizza reviews, pt. i________25 June, 2015

hey friends,

for those of you i haven’t annoyingly emailed, MEAT is now live. please go check it out at okey panky! and while you’re over there, read some of their other stuff — they gots some gooduns. please reblog or otherwise share if you can!

in other news, i have left new york. i am sorry if i didn’t get to say goodbye to you and also sorry if i did and now i have said goodbye and will not be seeing you again for awhile. they ain’t no such thing as a free lunch!

to lessen our collective pain, please accept some long, long overdue montreal photos:

128: a little showy, a little late________21 June, 2013

i’m gonna be a day late on this hurrh update, i’m afraid. having some tech issues on the home front. still, i think the outlook is pretty good that you will have, at your fingertips, a new page of spade and harrier (i know, i know you’re dying with anticipation). i’m faceting (new multifunctional verb for facetious-ing and / or splitting into pieces. probably best not to get caught in the word “prism” these days, huh?)

anyway, speaking of prisms (young ones) and their sonic doppelgangers, i was at a ringo deathstarr show the other week. what nice guys. bumming it in the crowd. they’d make the scene that celebrates itself proud.

123: generationals________29 April, 2013

heyjjjjdurr!

don’t wanna brag, but i got to see generationals the other night! it was a fun concert (i ostensibly went to see splashh, who are sort of a sonic youth remix outfit of what appear to be eleven-year-old britons). they jam pretty nice too, although i can’t say i entirely care for the sonic youth style of singing (i’m being liberal with the term). what else is new? well, a bunch of things!

i’m acting as lead designer on a cool new edifice at brooklyn bridge park (more to come about that, esp. when / if it enters construction). that’s extremely interesting and i’m oh-so-grateful to ARO for getting me to work on the nuts and bolts of real, live (well) architecture! it’s cool because i’m spending my days exploring (and measuring) spooky, dank old buildings filled with mysterious, flooded machinery, as well as reading code literature, drawing wall sections, and talking with engineers. it’s like a dream!

also, and perhaps you’ll be more excited about this, i’ve decided to begin posting pages of the new graphic novel as i finish with them in a likely fruitless effort to building up some sort of following in advance of embarking on the great and onerous publisher search. i have to scan what i’ve done so far and do some photoshopping, but then you can look forward to more or less weekly installments of a new graphic novel! keep your eyes peeled. or open, anyway.

let the record show that my (normal) mouse batteries are dying. tanks.

119: buke and gase and bowery________9 February, 2013

i was pretty lucky to get into buke and gase’s only hometown show on their current tour — and i was a long way from disappointed. also in attendance: ahleuchatistas and STATS. my review is up on twhp, but i’ve dropped it in below the photos anyway (and unedited to boot!):

with the possible exception of STATS, it’s almost impossible to tack genres onto any of the performances witnessed at the bowery ballroom on wednesday night. wonderfully consonant in their complete disregard for musical convention, each act built on the next until buke and gase finally took the stage to an ecstatic full house. even in the middle of a grueling tour, the band’s enthusiasm for the venue and the home crowd (and, if they’re like us, the music) was hard to miss. when dyer comes out beaming with her beloved buke, it’s hard not to follow suit.

buke and gase, after minimal introductions, played an thrillingly characteristic show of technical mastery (probably the phrase of the night all around), riveting enthusiasm, and punchy, repetitive riffs and jags. it’s especially fun to watch the silent language exchanged between the arone (ecstatic, effusive) and the aron (stoic, focused). vocals and instrumentation could be typified as “a test jet with wheels accelerating into a series of hairpin turns”, only with distortion and ringmods. it’s really hard to look away, in the best of ways.

ahleuchatistas and STATS are deserving of special mention as well, of course. if you’re looking for extended-play, technically spotless, slightly math-infused metal, you should look no further than STATS. ahleuchatistas, meanwhile, played a set in which songs are less discrete objects, than constructed, developable geometries that bleed endlessly into one another, with melodies and rhythms hauntingly presenting and vanishing at a moment’s notice. in terms of stage presence, perlowin and oslance could hardly be more different, with the former a hairsbreadth from shoegaze and the latter somewhere between “spectacular freak-out” and “situationist artform”. don’t miss them.