Thursday, April 16, 2015

WEREWOLVES – What Kind Of Pet Defines You?

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WEREWOLVES’ newest album, “WHAT KIND OF PET DEFINES YOU?” drops this coming weekend, but for the next couple of days you can pre-order the album and listen to a couple of tracks on the Werewolves’ Bandcamp page HERE. I am proud to have recorded trumpet on a handful of songs on this album and I believe this might very well be my favorite Werewolves release yet. I am especially fond of the track “A.H.F.P.”, which sits squarely in the part of the Venn diagram where Graceland-era PAUL SIMON and ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI overlap. The horn line sounds, ahem, especially tasty, in my humble opinion. But don’t take my word for it…you can listen for yrself HERE. There are even lyrics that you can read and sing along to as well. Poetry in motion. RIYL: The Mountain Goats, Neutral Milk Hotel, indie pop, folk-punk, folk-folk, or punk-punk. Yay for new music!

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Book Launch and Win a Flossy

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I am excited to announce that you can take part in a drawing to win one of my Flossy Bobbin thread holders to celebrate the launch of a great embroidery book! The book is Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops, and it will be out later this month! You can enter to win my Flossy (and other great stitching supplies) right here!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hey Bulldog!

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The annual BULLDOG INN ART SHOW is tomorrow night and we couldn’t be more excited. We blogged about the one we went to TWO YEARS AGO, which was totally surreal, bizarre, and a whole lot of fun. We went to last year’s Bulldog Inn Art Show as well, but, because we were preoccupied with running the MINI GALLERY at the time, we never got around to blogging about it…until now.

The art show is held at the titular Bulldog Inn, which is a seedy and rundown motel at the outskirts of Athens, Georgia. Every year, for the past handful of years, artists rent rooms from the Bulldog Inn and transform them into performance art and/or installation art pieces…unbeknownst to the regular customers who had the fortune/misfortune of renting a room on the same night, which adds to the edginess of the show. The mixing and mingling of artists, patrons, students, hipsters, townies, celebrities, movers, shakers, fakers, and various ne’er-do-wells adds to the spectacle of the night.

The first thing we saw was this “station” where you could trade a drawing for a piece organic fruit or vegetable. Missy traded a freshly-done drawing of TOFU BABY for a banana, which prompted some folks to take photos of Missy posing with her drawing and banana:

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STEVEN TRIMMER and friends (I think KILLICK? and one other musician I don’t know) performing experimental music in one room:

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some live-action drawing happening in the window of one other room:

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LATTICEWORKS built an entire façade over the entrance to their installation:

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The FLEABAG CIRCUS room featured SLACK LINERS, HOOP DANCERS, and JUGGLERS:

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Our favorite room of the night was the one by CHELSEA LEA. Her installation basically consisted of two TENTS, an army of TROLL DOLLS, and several hundred EMPTY WHISKEY BOTTLES. While the tableau was deceptively simple and whimsical, it was layered with so much meaning, intentionally or not…

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An assemblage of bungee cords, ropes, and lights seen through the window of one room:

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Some live action video manipulation in one room while next door, people gather around a window to watch two dudes make…sandwiches?

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