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Pay HOMAGE

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Speak People

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Goose Island, Illinois

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The 20 for 2012

So much great music came out this year I actually had a tough time cutting this list down to 20 albums but here it is, my best albums of the last year:

01. Beach House — Bloom
02. Antibalas — Antibalas
03. Metz — Metz
04. Divine Fits — A Thing Called Divine Fits
05. Grimes — Visions
06. Killer Mike — R.A.P. Music
07. Frank Ocean — channel ORANGE
08. Nas — Life is Beautiful
09. Santigold — Master of My Make-Belive
10. Pulled Apart by Horses — Tough Love
11. Ceremony — Zoo
12. Kendrick Lamar — good kid, m.A.A.d city
13. Jeff the Brotherhood — Hypnotic Nights
14. Tame Impala — Lonerism
15. David Byre & St. Vincent — Love This Giant
16. Grizzly Bear — Shields
17. Cat Power — Sun
18. Paul Banks — Banks
19. Future of the Left — the plot against common sense
20. King Tuff — King Tuff

1 comment December 3rd, 2012

This is Jay Everyday

Big thanks to my friend Kevin Finney for letting me ink some of his sketches. Guy’s a beast of an illustrator. Hopefully more of this kind of stuff coming in the future.

Add comment May 2nd, 2012

The Top 15 Albums of 2010

I thought 2010 was going to be a great year for music and I don’t think it disappointed. So here it is without further adue, my top records of the year.

01. The Black Keys - Brothers
02. The National - High Violet
03. The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards
04. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
05. Beach House - Teen Dream
06. The Sword - Warp Riders
07. Devo - Something for Everybody
08. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
09. Spoon - Transference
10. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
11. Best Coast - Crazy For You
12. Vampire Weekend - Contra
13. No Age - Everything in Between
14. Die Antwoord - $0$
15. Apples in Stereo - Travellers in Space and Time

If I missed anything let me know, I’m always looking for new stuff to listen to. P.S. I’m going to try to update or redesign this website this year—Have a great 2011.

1 comment February 3rd, 2011

Nine Best Albums of 2009

It was so hard to come up with a list this year because most of 2009 was such a down year for good music. It seems like most of the music industry runs on hype now and the legit mainstream stuff gets bought up quickly and inserted into Cadillac commercials.

Still, it wasn’t all bad so here’s my list for the best new music of 2009. I’m not entirely sure the order is right but I tried to go off of how much I listened to them over the last year.

09. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
08. Jay-Z - Blueprint III
07. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II
06. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
05. Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand
04. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
03. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - S/T
02. Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is!
01. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Like I said, pretty crummy stuff this year. Leave me note if I’ve missed anything or if there is something out there I gotta listen to. Hopefully 2010 restores some of my faith in the industry.

2 comments January 20th, 2010

When It Rains It Pours


I just wanted to re-draw the Morton’s Umbrella Girl and add a little twist—I have no idea why. I think this would make a great cut vinyl decal or t-shirt someday.

Be cool to animals everybody.

1 comment May 18th, 2009

Venus Painting


I’ve been trying out a few new ways to make oil-like paintings in Photoshop. It’s only a study but I thought I’d share it with you guys. I have a ton of stuff I never show and I’m working on to be more open with it so please be kind. Anyhow, I think this one turned out pretty good for a first shot at it. Might try the real thing next or make these a series.

1 comment May 12th, 2009

The 10 Best Albums of 2008

I’ve being mulling over whether or not to do a Top 10 list for 2008 for a while now. The fact is that 2008 was a crummy year for music no matter how you want to slice it. There wasn’t a great selection of new stuff to choose from but I finally made it down to a final ten so I thought I’d share it with you. (All the links go to youtube vids.)

01. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
02. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
03. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
04. No Age - Nouns
05. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
06. Beach House - Devotion
07. Blood Red Shoes - Box of Secrets
08. Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head - Glistening Pleasure
09. Black Milk - Tronic
10. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair

Better late then never right? As always, let me know who I’m forgetting!

2 comments May 11th, 2009

Comfest 09?

I designed an entry for this year’s Comfest theme. The contest is on March 4th so I should find out sometime soon if I’m going to see this on some beer mugs. Wish me luck! Also, I know the site looks a little plain jane right now but give me some time to fix it up. I want it to look nice for you.

4 comments February 27th, 2009

Overprinting 101

Here’s my entry for this years CD101 calendar poster contest extravaganza. The judging isn’t until the November 1st gallery hop so I don’t know if I’ll even make the final 20 yet. I figured since I have no shot of winning I might as well try my hand at something new, a 4-color PMS job with some overprinting. I’ll be amazed if it looks right when I get it back from the printers. I’ll let you know how it goes.

5 comments October 27th, 2008

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