I wrote “This is Our Science” about the last 7 years of my life touring, traveling, drifting, and working. About the friends I’ve made, the lessons I’ve learned, and the stories I’ve lived on this endless exploration into my art, my mind, and the world at large. Throughout this adventure, there has always been a place that I kept my stuff while I was gone; sometimes in boxes in a basement, sometimes on a bookshelf in a bedroom, but I have never had what I would consider a real home. I always said, “the world is my hometown, and all the countries are just neighborhoods I like to visit”, but that definition never felt right to me. Something was missing.
It wasn’t until I really started writing the album that I took time to sit back and reflect on this life lived without an anchor, and it was then that it became abundantly clear that home may never be a place for me. I won’t find home in a building, or on a patch of land, or in my warm bed. Home will be in my stories, my memories, and more than anything…my friends. When it came time to make merch for this album, I didn’t want to just slap my name on some crap, have the lowest bidder silk screen it all, and ship it off to you. So I looked to my stories for inspiration, to my history for focus, and to my friends for their skills and creativity…and this is what we all came up with:
-Jamie Lyn designed a necklace to protect you, sharpen your spears, and open all your brown paper packages tied up with string.
-Kendall Tull-Esterbrook designed you a bandana to mop your brow, bandage your wounds, and give you a better grip on that twist off beer cap.
-I, with the type and icon work of Adam Garcia, made you a sharp looking t-shirt…because hey…who doesn’t like to look sharp, right?
-Lastly, and certainly not least, a whole host of friends and I made you a soundtrack; something to sing a long to throughout all of your own explorations, adventures, and stories.
I had my friends silk screen the soft stuff in their garage, I’ll etch the brass stuff in my bedroom, and my homies at the record label will put it all in a box and ship it off to you…wherever you are. Whether you scrape your nickels together to preorder the super nice package, or you just download the album off itunes, the motivation and inspiration behind all of these products is the same as the motivation and inspiration behind all of these songs on this album. It is easy to lose sight of home when you are out there in the big wide world, but as long as you carry a bit of that home around your neck, in your heart, or just stuffed in your back pocket, wherever you go, you’ll never be lost.
I did a Podcast for my friend Height’s Podcast website , that consists exclusively of songs that I enjoy from CD’s I found in the dollar Bargain bin over the years , and a few scraps from unmarked CDR’s of my creative efforts .
Pokemon , Fat Boys , Anthony Robbins & more are featured .
This is a podcast by Jackson, aka Mrs. Paintbrush from Grand Buffet. It is, in all serious the single greatest podcasted anything I’ve ever encountered. It’s in my ipod as a track and I listen to the whole thing on the regular. Think of it as a mixtape from a technicolor thrift store deity.
Did you guys know Cap and Jon interviewed Thomas Dolby and Andrea Phillips!!?
Full interview in this episode!
Alternate realities are clicking in and out of existence with every breath you take. Our 2019 might not come close to resembling its Blade Runner counterpart, but couldn’t it have? Think how simple shifts in the outcome of World War II, an already globe-reshaping event, could have altered our collective existences even further. Exploring alternate realities is the very essence of fiction, and in an age where video games are bleeding into every day life, fiction has become a part of the everyday. Stepping directly into alternate pasts and alternate futures, via our increasingly augmented perceptions we can learn more about ourselves, our present, our futures, and even our pasts.
In this episode of Nerdy Show we tackle these heavy themes via two incredible discussions. First, we interview synth music legend, Thomas Dolby and alternate reality game designer, Andrea Phillips (Perplex City) about their recently-launched web game, A Map of the Floating City. Dolby is on the verge of releasing his first studio album in twenty years, and for the occasion he’screated a totally unique alternate history online game with brand new tracks hidden in it. They share with us the origin of the game as well as some secrets about how it works, Dolby discusses how he built his own synths growing up, his film scores, and Andrea shares with us the core concepts behind transmedia gaming, where the future of AR gaming is headed, and how fan fiction is a powerful tool for interactive creativity.
Next we have Luke’s Late to Everything, our reoccurring segment where special correspondent, Luke McDuffee shares with us his first time experience with something important and nerdy that he’s totally missed out on. The subject for this episode: Philip K. Dick’s sci-fi novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the text that Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is based on. We rant about Blade Runner all the time, so it’s only fair that we’d give the source material some love. We discuss the novel in depth as well as the graphic novelization of the book, other Blade Runner books, the video games, and the movie, which Luke also saw recently. When it comes to questioning your place in reality, what’s real, what’s not, and what it means to be human, Dick is a master, and by the end of this segment Luke demands to know what we truly feel about the humanity of skin jobs… All that plus some robotics-centered sci-tech. Tune in!
I’d previously been using it as a personal blog alternative to my more work-related (and now very dusty) blogspot. I’ve gotten mega busy since then with myriad projects chiefly, my podcast/website Nerdy Show and internet video channel Cluster 1. Since that time Tumblr has evolved into a crazy environment all its own that I can’t really describe, but I dig it. And yet, I haven’t been participating. I don’t have much in the way of free time on my hands, but I’m going to be using this more. If I post a picture to flickr, I’ll post it here too. Other cool stuff as well, time permitting.
What’s new? Well, we just put out a new episode of Nerdy Show. We do a monthly donation drive to let fans choose an episode topic that we make a deluxe episode for. Celebrity interviews, whatever we need to do. When we started we joked that since it was the internet we were inevitably going to be given the topic “Dicks”, just like when you try to name your Pokemon on 4chan. Our second month doing drives it happened: $232.53 and the topic “Dicks”.
So here it is, a 3 hour+ hilarious discussion on penises. You will learn something guaranteed. We interviewed a surgery technician and the head of Intact America, an organization combating circumcision. Listen to it HERE