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Madison

October 20th, 2008

I’m back from Madison, the zinefest, the highway, the house show etc.  I was really hung over yesterday because I decided to carry brandy around with me the night before.  All in all it was really the best trip to Madison I’ve ever had.  I only saw one spider.  I sold a few things, left CDs in some stores.  The Zinefest was a little weird because it was in a theater and the tables were in the audience area so it was really dark, and my table was set aside facing the bar (which was closed) where nobody else was and so I didn’t get that much traffic.

The house show went well, although my left hand locked up and got really stiff.  I can really only play the acoustic for like 20 minutes.  But the songs went well because the room was filled with people I’ve never met so I was really nervous.  I always play better when I’m nervous.  Maybe I should’ve been doing this stuff when I was 20, when I could play for hours and it didn’t matter.  Fuck.

Bought some records:
Scritti Politti - Cupid and Psyche 85
Iron and Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle

Back to my life.


Zinefest!

July 10th, 2008

I helped to found it, ran it near-solo for two years, and then ran away.  And now it’s better than ever!  I even heard it’s full.  I’ll be tabling at the fest and performing at the afterparty at the Pocketknife.  Come say hi.

www.zinefest.org


The PROKIEV CDR Box Set in progress

July 8th, 2008

I’m getting this project ready for the zinefest this weekend: 10 CDRs released between 2000 and 2006 packaged using beer cases. I’m selling them for $30.

Prokiev Box Set
I got this idea from looking at info about how to glue the binding on acoustic guitars. I cover the necessary areas with PVA bookbinding glue and wrap the whole thing in one long piece of picture-hanging wire. Inside is 11 CD cases all taped together. I used 11 because I wanted room for the zine that goes with it and just to ensure that it won’t be too tight.

Prokiev Box Set
Finished box set with a sticker on the front.


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February 2nd, 2008

The first group meeting for the zinefest was today. It was great because we have five people organizing so far, and I’m no longer the head of the fest. Most of the program is now out of my hands. I’m responsible for the distro and the library.

Afterwards I tore my kitchen cabinets apart and threw a bunch of stuff away and organized my office supplies and files. (I’m not quite done moving in yet.)

My new blog is done. I managed to customize it and get it working how I want. Eventually I’ll stop using LiveJournal. Until then, I’m posting simultaneously on both.