Friday, July 31, 2009
Look what came in the mail yesterday! My own sewing machine. Been wanting one for a long time since I'm always ripping clothes apart and forcing Mom to make me dresses because I don't want to spend $300 on department stores, well now I can do it myself-er well attempt. I am excited to start playing around with it and finding out all it can do, it's super nice and digital! Thanks Mumzie, you're the best :)
Posted by EB at 6:45 AM
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Working a new illustration for my brother's band again, since they are now short one member or something like that. The last one I did was very loose, daytrotter-y style. Maybe going with something like this next? BROTHER: Respond to me via any communication device, I need your input!
Posted by EB at 9:43 AM
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Got an email this morning about this company Soundscreen that has these poster "frames". Theyre basically wood at the top and bottom of a poster to hang on the wall- glassless, so they're affordable and moveable. I think I'm gonna get a few when I move into my new place**, because I think I'm going to buy a few amazing posters from some of the studios around the city/beg for a job. haha.
** Oh yea started looking for a studio apartment yesterday, saw some ok ones, good ones, and some yikes NO ones. But I'm pretty sure the neighborhood I'm going to like/afford is boystown!! I think it will be really nice to live there :).
Posted by EB at 8:31 AM
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
This weekend my brother Garrett, my sister Shannon, and our friend Tyler came to visit me for a weekend of Chicago goodness. Tyler started his x-country journey by bringing me my two younger siblings (he's on his way to Seattle and who knows where after this). They came for Pitchfork but we crammed a lot of fun/touristy things in. On fri I showed them the city, since it was Gar's first time in chicago. He loved everything. I could have just taken him on a bus and shown him a dirty alley and he still would have loved it. We played tourist and went on a skyline boat tour and acted super cheesy with it. I took them to the Art Institute and we mainly ran around the new-ish modern wing. We walked around and made immature jokes about a lot of the modern "art". It was really cool, tiring, but cool.
The rest of my photos are here.
On saturday we went to Pitchfork Music Festival, the main purpose my sibling were visiting me. Two days (well three actually but we just went to two) of some of the best bands:
Saturday:DisapearsCymbals Eat GuitarsThe Dutchess & The DukePlants and AnimalsFucked UpThe AntlersThe Pains of being Pure at HeartBowerbirdsFinal Fantasy - dude's crazyPonytailYeasayer!!! - the sounded amazing, played so many new songs, one big dance partyin the rain!Wavves -This guy seems like a jerk. Was his first show since his freakout in Barcelona and he played with a broken wrist because he broke it skateboarding. What a tool.DoomLindstromBeirut -sounds just like his cd's, tons of instruments + eastern european languageson stageMatt and Kim - Really fun, hard to see, Kim's super excited all the time.The Black lips - Ehhh... didnt like getting smashed in a mob of people and dudesmashed his guitar on their first song!?The NationalSUNDAY:Michael ColumbiaThe Mae ShiDianogahFrightened Rabbit enjoyed these scottish guys.Blitzen Trapper as always, sounded greatThe Killer WhalesPharoahe MonchWomenThe ThermalsDJ RuptureThe Walkmen sounded good, played forever it felt like.JapandroidsM83 -Ok so someone told me M83 sounds horrible live...LIES!!!They were amazing. So much more dancy and fun thantheir album. Awesome.Vivian GirlsMewThe Very Best ---was the very best! Check them out on myspace. So much fun.The whole concert was seeing flaming lips' theatricalperformance while only a handful of us checked out The VeryBest, and it turned into a crazy dance party that ended in their"Will you be there?" Awesome.The Flaming Lips - I mean we walked by it for a second, counts right?
The rest of my photos are here.
Posted by EB at 1:30 PM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
While looking for a bike on Craigslist i found this. Haha.
Womens 10-speed bike. Red Ranger. Ultra super duper fast.Tires are goodBrakes are goodNo problems with the derailleurOverall, this bike is in great shape. I bought it earlier in the summer for my girlfriend. She has since left me for a better looking man, so I’d like to erase all memory of that little heart-breakerLadies, if you are looking for a solid road bike that travels faster than the wind blows, please send an email.Thank you!
haha. Poor Guy.
Posted by EB at 10:04 AM