The 20 Dollar Scanner…

I’ve almost completely filled a notebook full of collages and wanted to get them into a digital format. I started by purchasing an app for my phone but was frustrated with the quality of scans. I thought…”Is it stupid to buy a scanner in 2020?“. I haven’t used a scanner in probably a decade or … Continue reading The 20 Dollar Scanner…

“Playing Records”

Austin Kleon’s most recent newsletter contained a link to an article by Gary Panter on the point of making pointless things during this time of quarantine. Here’s my favorite part: In America everyone expects to achieve. But in life, trying, simple trying, has great value. Try it out. Lower your expectations to achieve some pleasure in … Continue reading “Playing Records”

Go Away

I haven’t kept a public journal of our quarantined days. I decided to keep most of those thoughts private. I’ve not been posting here very often and I think that has to do with the shock of working from home and not leaving the house for days on end. You think at first it will … Continue reading Go Away

Maran Curiua

I found this LP by Los Indios Tabajaras last weekend at my local thrift store and thought it would be worth giving a spin. Just look at that album cover. I had to hear it. The second song, Maran Cariua, is my favorite track with the haunting vocals on what is mostly an instrumental album. … Continue reading Maran Curiua

Last One To Die

Rancid announced they were playing in Nashville this May which is exciting news since it’s been close to twenty years since I saw them last. Rancid is one of those bands that keeps popping back up in my life. They never go away. One song that I play loudly in the car whenever I’m feeling … Continue reading Last One To Die

Bo Diddley

I found several great albums this weekend while thrifting and this one is probably my favorite. This is Bo Biddley’s 1958 mono pressing of his first album on Chess Records. The LP itself looked pretty rough, but I cleaned it up and it actually played…okay. It’s not perfect sure, but it plays through without skipping. … Continue reading Bo Diddley