Category Archives: Life

I’ve moved

Well, not physically… unless you consider an internet presence a physical existence… Anyway, I’m moving my blog from a WordPress to a Tumblr account, in hopes that I will post more frequently. Here’s to the future. Fingers crossed. For new posts be sure to bookmark For older posts, check out Advertisements

renegade craft fair

once again, it’s time for the renegade craft fair. it’s huge. seriously. and there’s so many booths, you need two days to see it all. if you’re in chicago this weekend, you should take some time and go. it’s free.

it’s that time again

every year that goes by i think i’m getting further and further from microsoft windows… then i remember what my job is.


saturday, july 21st, 1979 – tuesday, july 21st, 2009 30 years, 10,958 days, 1565 weeks, 262,992 hours, 15,779,520 minutes, 946,771,200 seconds indianapolis, alexandria, zionsville, carmel, grand rapids, east lansing, lansing, bregenz, chicago 3rd, pleasant view, driftwood, gilchrist, west akers, hagadorn, nemoke, prospect, pennsylvania, cedar, racine, spaulding, sawyer eagle, children’s house, forest dale, ada, forest hills, […]

give the earth one hour

tonight is earth hour: do the earth a favor and turn off everything electrical between 8:30 and 9:30pm, local time. light candles, play music, go for a walk, take a nap, have sex. just do anything but use electricity for an hour straight. show your support to fight global warming by letting it cool […]


it smells like alex.

Kutiman Thru-You

If you haven’t seen his stuff yet, you’ve gotta check it out. Kutiman (twitter), a musician/producer/dj from Israel, recently launched a site dedicated to mashups of YouTube videos. In short, it’s effing amazing:

the chicago indie music scene may be in danger

The Chicago City Council is attempting to pass a law that would severely hinder and even prevent smaller and independent music promoters. The ability to book and host shows in bars, clubs, galleries, basements and lofts could soon be quite a costly endeavor if this legislation goes through. That means that any small artists wishing […]

6th annual lake county film festival

the schedule for this year’s running of the lake county film festival is up: last year, a video by my musical alter ego, james collin, was featured as a short. i won’t have anything shown this year, but i still plan on attending. they’re screening over 80 films and shorts from march 4th to […]

in the kitchen

i can smell the rain, coming up from under the back door. it makes me wish it were summer, on a warm night, a subtle breeze and the sounds of the city straining through.