This mixtape was created for you by the unstoppable (dig that cover!!!) Mr. J. Whitson who you may know or have heard of because of the godsend-of-an-Alabama-TV-show that he and his brother Matt have blessed us all with, We Have Signal ... and if you haven't yet seen any of the episodes, then you'd better GET WITH IT!
Each show is beautifully filmed at Bottletree Cafe and showcases a different amazing band, be it national or local ... such as Deerhunter, Beach House, Dexateens, Melt Banana, Camera Obscura, Teen Getaway, Black Lips, Jeff The Brotherhood and Dan Deacon, just to name a few ... You can also watch the shows via vimeo.com HERE. DO IT!!!
Here's J. himself to say a little something about the mix:
"Well, this is the new shit mix - which I will now dub Your Future, Today! - of complete randomness that still somehow all manages to work really well together. Quiet for the first 3/4's or so and then loud enough to keep you awake, culminating in what may be Harvey Milk's best song ever."
Yessir! And what a grand mix it is, too ... Perfect for any occasion, really ... If this'un won't wake you up, nothing will!
So get ready for yer future ... it's right HERE ... NOW!!!
First up, I'm excited to say that the opening reception for my fellow artist Daisy Winfrey and I's "I'll Be Your Mirror" painting show,(where we imitate eachother's paintings!) will be THIS Friday, September 3rd at Bottletree Cafe at 6pm ... come on out if ya can!
take a look at the flyer:
Also, try to come out to the Bad News Bearons' doubleheader game tonite at George Ward Park! The season's almost over, damn it!
But more importantly, I'd like to share with you these photos from when I went to see Ryan for his birthday ...
The next day we had a nice railroad track adventure ... I took a ton of photos that are down below at the end of this blog ...
Later that week, my grrreat friend Lucy who was visiting from California dropped by ...
She and Peter had quite a falafel overdose at Makarios!
In other Ryan news, he recently joined the amazing band, Three Happenin Guys and they played at Bottletree this past Friday ...
Here's Three Happenin Guys that nite performing Gucci Mane's "Lemonade":
It's video time again!!!
A new one from Male Bonding! And it'll make you squirm and itch! Yes!
This new Wavves video makes me laugh:
When I listen to Candy Claws (whom I love dearly), I never really think about what the band looks like ... so this open-air live thingy was quite revealing:
Wow ... I really dig this new Baths one:
Esben & The Witch ... this really gets ugly ... literally:
Another really funny one ... This time it's Underworld making you laugh:
And now ...dessert!!!
This time we have 2 tasty delights from from the man of the hour, Ryan ... thanks!!!
I can't believe this thing is real ... and yet ... IT IS! Hilarious!
This final one is by Ryan's favorite artist, the one and only Ryan Trecartin ... There's a TON more (full-length) videos on his site ... This stuff is truly whacked-out! I also love how original and bizarrely entertaining it is ... again, thanks Ryan(s!) ...