Wednesday, April 1, 2009

See you Monday April 20th-Chicago-The Hideout

Spring is coming and I'm pleased to announce an evening of light mirth and entertainment featuring animator/illustrator Arthur Jones, "This American Life" contributors Starlee Kine and David Wilcox, and painter/entrepreneur Derek Erdman.

HEAR tales of depression, complacency, mental retardation, juvenile delinquency, physical fitness, parricide, and marshmallows!

WATCH as Jones brings those tales to life in beautiful black Sharpie on little yellow Post-It Notes, then projects them onto a screen at more than ONE HUNDRED TIMES their normal size!

HOWL at the absolute genius of it all!

FORK OVER $8 at the door to get in. Or LOG ON to to purchase tickets in advance.

Monday, April 20, 2009
8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia
Chicago, IL

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Hampshire, my new home, sort of

Happy New Year etc... etc... Here is a picture of my new home (for two months) at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. As you can see it's a winter wonderland a lot like the mythical land of Narnia. I'm living in a green shingled cottage and  everyday a picnic basket mysteriously arrives for me full of lunch. Just in case you asked, "Yes I am living the dream." This place is awesome. I'm a lucky man.

In less lucky news, it took me 13 1/2 hour to get to this amazing Narniaesque place thanks to Greyhound who inexplicably dropped me off in Springfield Massachusetts and made me wait 6 1/2 hours for a connecting bus to Keene, New Hampshire. I hope the C.E.O. of Greyhound,  John Coughlan, has signed up for a google alert for the words "Greyhounds Sucks" because his company does indeed suck and I want him to know just how much I think they suck. Greyhound really takes advantage of its customers, who often have no other travel option. 

"John Coughlan, your company sucks and you shouldn't sell bus tickets to people on your website when the bus that ticket corresponds to doesn't even exist. Shame on you Mr. Coughlan."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Starlee and Arthur Review...

Starlee and I have been working on a series of animated shorts reviewing various things for a website named L Studio. In this episode we review Season 4, of LOST. I will post more soon. We are really proud of these and hope you like them.

In other news Starlee was in the New York Times recently talking about her favorite internet moment of the year, Christian the Lion

Friday, December 12, 2008

W I R E T A P Part II

The hits keep coming from Wiretap. Jonathan talked to Starlee and Ruby a while ago and they sure were charming . Listen to it here.  Over the radio/internet you can't hear just how red Ruby's hair is. Ruby, Come back to New York – Starlee's dog needs a walk and I need someone to update this blog! Help!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Jonathan Goldstein does a fantastically entertaining radio program called Wiretap for the CBC. A couple of weeks ago Starlee and I were on his post-Obama-landslide-election show. Listen to it here. In August Jonathan joined us for a show at Bumbershoot in Seattle, which was awesome. I will post his story on the site soon. Jonathan seems to look slightly scared in this photo or perhaps he is transfixed by a shiny object that it is just out of frame.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Chris Duhon has a penis shaped nose

This NBA season has been a weird one. A lot of disappointments around the league but the biggest has to be the sad slow skid the Pistons are on since the Iverson/Billups trade. Why is T-Prince bringing up the ball? Why is Rip shooting like the ball is made out of a hardened, shellacked turd? Last night they lost to the Knicks and worst of all they let Chris Duhon pick them apart for 48 minutes. Chris Duhon is terrible. Last spring, when he left the Bulls I didn't think he'd play in America again. I assumed he'd be in Russia, or the Philippines, or some place where prostitution is legal and the drinks are cheap. The last two years in Chicago he was a benchwarmer who played unreliably. He seemed more excited about giving lap dances at bachelorette parties than running the point. But now in New York he's tearing it up playing in their fast-paced slop-ball style. Pffftttt.... totally... pfffttt.... 

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Vote 2008

The best thing about MTV's Subterranean is that it makes you nostalgic for MTV's 120 minutes. Ahhh... the early 90's, breath it in. Subterranean put up a year end poll and feel free to vote for the video I made with my friend Zander for the band Man Man. True story: I had to remove the controversial word "Tits" from a poster in the background of the video to make is suitable for broadcast. The incident was like my own little version of "nipplegate".