Friday, May 25, 2012
In December of 2009, I flew to Pennsylvania to meet up with Chad Serhal, Christopher Thomas, and Aaron Richardson. We spent a day in the studio as Calibretto to record a song for a benefit comp. It had been a long time since any of us had played as Calibretto, and it was the first time the four of us had ever gotten together to record. I like what we came up with.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
This is a song I wrote for Geoff Arbuckle. It's the theme song for a show he's been trying to get off the ground called Late Nite Creature Feature. It was performed by Harley Poe and recorded by Gregg Manfredi, who also played bass and keys. Wes Plantenga played surf guitar, and Cristian Riquelme played drums. To find out more about the show, check out latenitecreaturefeature.blogspot.com
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
These songs were recorded back in either '09 or '10 with Chad Serhal. I drove down to his apartment one day, ate pizza, sang and played guitar, and after I went home he embellished each song with his mad skills. "American Psycho" first appeared on Calibretto's Dead by Dawn ep, and "Class of '97" is a cover of the Statler Brothers' "Class of '57" classic. The other three songs have each appeared on one or more of Harley Poe's releases. Enjoy.
Check out what else Chad Serhal is doing at Chadserhal.bandcamp.com or shedoesismagic.bandcamp.com
Monday, May 21, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Directed by Phil Tucker and only 63 minutes long, it won't take up too much of your time, and copies are cheap and easy to find. Pick up the Image Entertainment release for a good transfer and theatrical trailer.
I've paid homage to this gem by creating my own Ro-Man from polymer clay. I used dead plants and caulking for the landscape and a small apparatus I found in my Grandpa's shop for the space helmet. Check it out.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Last Halloween, the girl with whom I share my children bought some mums. They were gorgeous orange flowers that lasted through the month and were thrown under one of our pine trees when they died. Days ago I found the withered flowers that once gave color to our dark porch, and now they're looking more beautiful than ever. I used an old lamp base to hold the mums and created three little ghosts to reside underneath this once sad and lonely plant. This is one of my favorite pieces. Hope you like.