Friday, April 30, 2010

Jónsi Part 3, Final

I promise this is the end of the Jónsi posts, back to art on Wednesday. These are 2 videos from the concert on Monday. A great document of what took place but there was so very much more to the show then these 2 short clips. Go see Jónsi's tour if he is in your area and please pick up his new album GO. Peace.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jónsi Part 2, Angie's Review

"On Monday night I had the pleasure of attending Jónsi's concert in Milwaukee. The concert was an overwhelming emotional experience for me that at times brought me to tears. Why was I reduced to tears... Not only during points in the concert but the next time I heard Go (on the way home the next day)!?!?

I am a mother of three beautiful young boys. As a mother and wife I struggle and worry daily about what is best for my family- what we eat, how we interact with those in our neighborhood and those around this planet. As a human I struggle with my place in the world- how to positively impact the earth and make others become more aware of their impact.

The music, stage images, artist and audience became interwoven. The messages of lyrics did not need to be translated. We all struggle like the wolf, deer and owl. Destruction comes to our doorstep and sometimes we have no choice but run and hope the tornado passes. Sometimes WE are the tornado- words and action destroying from the inside.

No flashy slogans, no speeches, no mantra. Just a complete and whole experience like a mirror in front of our face.

And when I worry about my children's ability to find success and happiness, I will reflect on this experience. Talent and art may not always be well accepted.. But if it can touch a person like Jonsi's tour has done for me then I would consider that success. With this art experience Jónsi has overcome language, social stigma and rules of presentation.

Thank you so much,

photos by eytonz

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


In 1966 Andy Warhol set out on a multimedia adventure with the Velvet Underground to create a sensory extravaganza called the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. This event championed the audio and visual aspects of what a musical experience could be (and for that matter should be). This past Monday night Andy Warhol would have been in awe of the performance by Jón “Jónsi” Þór Birgisson.

The Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee on Monday night was the temporary home for one of the most impressive concert experiences I have ever seen. This event was so MUCH more then a concert, it was an artistic happening beyond ones imagination. I have been to a lot (and I mean a LOT) of concerts in my time and none of them can compare to the multimedia event Jónsi performed at the Pabst. Jónsi's performance along with the stage production by Fifty Nine Productions can really only be summed up as stunning. The visuals flowed seamlessly with the musical content performed by Jónsi and his touring band. The music was dead on perfection, simply impeccable. At times I was torn between watching the band and the stage visuals. The amazing thing, by concerts end the music, band and visuals all flowed into one overwhelming wave of emotion. Also the drumming of Thorvaldur Thór Thorvaldsson aka Doddi was mind blowing, hands down the best live drummer I have ever seen (& I have seen Grohl, Chamberlin & many more & this guy beats them all).

If Jónsi comes to your area in the near future make a point of going to his show, it will not disappoint. This is truly a multimedia event Andy Warhol would be impressed with.

The Setlist
1. stars in still water
2. hengilás
3. icicle sleeves
4. kolniður
5. tornado
6. saint naive
7. sinking friendships
8. go do
9. boy lilikoi
10. k12
11. new piano song
12. around us
13. jonsi new guitar song
14. animal arithmetic
15. grow till tall

jónsi - sinking friendships (live) from Jónsi on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Music & Jónsi Concert

Leaving Milwaukee right now so i will update everything Wednesday. Peace.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Jónsi Tonight!

On the way to Milwaukee for Jónsi tonight. Stories & pics to come over the next few days! Peace.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Blue Sunday Girl 3

Today's piece is the seventh in the Sunday Girl series titled "Blue Sunday Girl 3."


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cream Sunday Girl 1

Today's piece is the sixth in the Sunday Girl series titled "Cream Sunday Girl 1."


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Blue Sunday Girl 2

Today's piece is the fifth in the Sunday Girl series titled "Blue Sunday Girl 2."


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Music Tuesday

So here are some of my Tweets from the field on Record Store Day, enjoy.

"Another humdrum Record Store Day. Sad 2 hear record store owners complain that they only got 25% of what they ordered.

Year after year this happens on Record Store Day & I make a point 2 travel far & wide across my state visiting many stores.

The frustrating thing w/Record Store Day is that it alienates the new customer & discourages them from returning 2 the indie shop.

Why shop @ a store where u can not find the product u r looking 4.

Record Store Day needs to level the playing field (increase the # of products) & this would make everybody happy (& kill off the eBay crap).

Record Store Day is rubbish."

Monday, April 19, 2010

Chestnut Sunday Girl 1

Today's piece is the forth in the Sunday Girl series titled "Chestnut Sunday Girl 1."


Friday, April 16, 2010

Green Sunday Girl 1

Today's piece is the third in the Sunday Girl series titled "Green Sunday Girl 1."


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Red Sunday Girl 1

Today's piece is the second in the Sunday Girl series titled "Red Sunday Girl 1."


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sunday Girl

Spending time in the rabbit hole is no fun and it really cramps my art work and just overall abilities to function. I have a batch of art projects that should be done by now but once I start falling down that rabbit hole things become less focused and more frustrating. So when my best friend, partner and sidekick the super fantastic Angie suggested she wanted a piece done for her I kicked myself into gear to help out. The goal was to do 10 versions of the same piece (since everything is 10 this year) but I ended up with well over that. She was pleased and overwhelmed by the results and hopefully this is a sign I am reaching the opening to that darn rabbit hole. Much thanks to the great motivator Ang.

Today's piece is Blue Sunday Girl 1


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Back with New Music Saturday!

Took some time off from blogging to work on a few things. You will start to see those things pop up here on the blog (& Twitter) starting tomorrow.

This Saturday is Record Store Day which is a celebration of indie music and stores worldwide (not as cool as Comic Book Day). Over the last few years RSD has been a poorly run operation that provided hit and miss material at the stores they support so I am hoping this weekend will be different. I only want 1 thing this year and that is the blue vinyl re-release of R.E.M.'s first EP Chronic Town. Here is a short list of some other notable items up for grabs (quantities are usually below 8,000 pieces so go early if want something).

• Beach House – Zebra [EP]
• The Black Keys – “Howling For You” [12"]
• Bloc Party – Silent Alarm w/“Little Thought” [7"]
• Bon Iver/Peter Gabriel – “Flume”/”Come Talk To Me” [7"]
• Bright Eyes – Fevers and Mirrors [LP]
• Broken Bells – “The High Road” [7"]
• Bruce Springsteen – “Wrecking Ball”/“Ghost of Tom Joad”[10"]
• Camera Obscura-The Nights Are Cold/The Sweetest Thing [7"]
• Caribou – Odessa Remixes [12"]
• Crystal Castles – Doe Deer [EP]
• Cypress Hill – Rise Up
• Danger Mouse & Sparkelhorse – “Just War” (feat. Gruff Rhys) [7"]
• Deerhoof – Apple O [LP] [Kill Rock Stars] – Green Cosmos [LP]
• Deftones – “Rocket Skates” / “Rocket Skates” (M83 Remix) [7"]
• Dum Dum Girls / Male Bonding  – “Pay For Me” / “Before It’s Gone” [7"]
• The Fall – “Bury” / “Cowboy Gregorie” [7"]
• The Flaming Lips – Dark Side Of The Moon [LP]
• Goldfrapp – Head First [Cassette]
• Gorillaz – “White Flag”
• The Hold Steady – Heaven Is Whenever [LP]
• Hot Chip – Coming On Strong – “I Feel Bonnie”
• Japandroids – “Art Czars” [7"] [ – Post Nothing [LP]
• The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Just Like Honey” [7"] – “You Trip Me Up” [7"]
• Jimi Hendrix – “Valley Of Neptune” [7"]
• LCD Soundsystem – “Pow Pow” [12"]
• Lily Allen – “Back To The Start” [7"]
• The Magnetic Fields / Peter Gabriel – “Not One Of Us” / “Book Of Love” [7"]
• MGMT – “Siberian Breaks” [10"]
• Midlake – The Trials Of Van Occupanther [LP]
• Nick Cave – “The Mercy Seat” [12"]
• Of Montreal – “Back To School” [7"]
• Paul Weller – Amorhous Androgynous Remix Suite [12"]
• Pavement – “Cut Your Hair” / “Grounded” [7"]
• Pet Shop Boys – “Love Life” [7"]
• The Rolling Stones – “Plundered My Soul”/“All Down The Line” [7"]
• She & Him – “In The Sun” / “I Can Hear Music” [7"]
• Simian Mobile Disco – Attack Decay Sustain Release [LP]
• The Smashing Pumpkins – Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol 1 [EP]
• The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses [LP]
• Soundgarden – “Hunted Down” [7"]
• Them Crooked Vultures–Mind Eraser, No Chaser/Hwy 1/Vulture Speak [10"]
• The Thermals / The Cribs – “Separate” / “So Hot Now” [7"]
• Yeasayer – “O.N.E.” [12"]

and much much more.....