FOLKS – if you’re in the Athens/Georgia area today, please join Missy and fellow zinesters, JOE CARLOUGH and KATIE HAEGELE, as well as musicians K & KEIKO (KISHI BASHI!) at AVID BOOKSHOP tonight at 6pm. Joe and Katie are on a weekend-long tour from Philadelphia, sharing and reading from their self-published oeuvre. Missy will be opening with a few readings from her comic-journals, and she’ll also have a handful of her zines and books for sale. Festivities will close with music from the amazing K & Keiko Ishibashi. We would love to see you all this Sunday evening!
This past weekend we checked out the first-ever TV GALLERY POP-UP SHOW at the newly minted INDIE SOUTH boutique in Normaltown, here in Athens, Georgia. Had a great night hobnobbing with friends and looking at art from local Athens and Atlanta artists. In true pop-up style, the exhibit was up for only a scant 2 HOURS – blink and you missed it!
Life imitates art:
A couple of weekends before that, we met up with our friends LEIA and MARTIN who were in town to attend the Athens Popfest, all the way from Oberlin, Ohio. We met at the ROOK & PAWN, which is a great little cafe/bar in town where you can play games from their immense collection of board games. We were going to try this game called “OH GNOME YOU DON’T!” but decided that it would take too long to learn (too many rules and details). So we decided to go with JENGA, which is incredibly fun to play when you’re either drunk or jittery from too much coffee…
After a while, we just started improvising our own versions of Jenga…
FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – Hanging out with Ruth and Cotton (and MonkE and Hank!) at the dog park at the VFW Hall.
RAOUL – TV Gallery Pop Up Show.
WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – Oreo getting a tummy ache.
RAOUL – Our bunny, Oreo, getting sick right before we were leaving for work.
FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – Making up business names for Missy Town.
RAOUL – Watching Lil Tasty answer questions live on Facebook.
WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – “Monday Gold”
RAOUL – “Smudge, don’t judge”
FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – Your nachos from The Grit!
RAOUL – Nachos from The Grit for dinner.
WORST MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – Noodle bowl from The Grit…but only because I liked your nachos better.
RAOUL – Special omelet for brunch at The Grit. It was just ok. I should have just stuck with my usual.
THE NUMBER-ONE THING ON YOUR TO-DO LIST FOR THIS WEEK?
MISSY – Get rest.
RAOUL – Post the missing “Weekend Wind-Down” that was supposed to go up during Christmas break.
PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY – The Smiths, My Bubba, Calvin Johnson, Kate Bush, Siouxsie & The Banshees.
RAOUL – The Cure, April March, The Smiths, Morrissey, New Order, Flying Lotus, “Modern Wild Dub – Dread Meets Disco Punk Rocker Downtown” compilation.
Missy designed the cover of the current BACK TO SCHOOL issue of FLAGPOLE MAGAZINE (our local culture/entertainment mag), which is on newsstands now all over our little college town of Athens, Georgia. Needless to say, we are beyond stoked about it!
Missy was happy to bring back the cute BULLDOG AND CHICKEN bandmates from the Flagpole cover she did about a year ago: