Category Archives: Art

Mekons Documentary

The Mekons are one of my favorite bands. They’ve transformed themselves over the years, passed through personnel changes and reincarnations. I’ve only managed to catch them live once, many years ago in Austin. Various members live in the U.S. and … Continue reading

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Rich Needs To Become A Famous Solo Artist; Let’s Help Him Out

Old friend Rich Malley, drummer for a multitude of Austin bands, Kamikaze Refrigerators, Scratch Acid, Happy Family, The Horsies, has recorded a new album, as ManChildATX. It’s called My Mouse Finger Is Insured for $10M and is sure to provide … Continue reading

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Stepan Chapman

Stepan Chapman died. I knew him only briefly and not very well. His novel, The Troika, was an amazing piece of wacky and thoughtful weirdness. I hadn’t seen him in several years. He had a starring role in the The … Continue reading

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Fanciful Flight

Some time ago (maybe April 2012, because that’s the date on the web page), Liz Hand posted a link to an article about a friend of hers at the Smithsonian who has made models based on pictures of fanciful flying … Continue reading

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The Great West

Cool image from an 1889 book on railroads and harbors that I found while researching stuff.

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Western Novella

That’s what the contract says. I sold a surreal western novella to PS Publishing. Now all I have to do is write it. (Note: this is not how I normally do things; I usually crawl along, stapling words together, getting … Continue reading

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