Friday, July 1

Summer Tour!

Hey everybody!

So, I'm touring this summer through the midwest and south east with Mitch the Champ & my French friend Giz Xtramedium; we had an awesome show at the Hobbit Hole on the 17th with The Taxpayers, Harpo, Tim Blood and Hail Seizures before taking off the next morning.

I don't have the time to regail you with stories at the moment because we're about to start a show at Cream City Collective in Milwuakee, WI!


Thursday, June 16

Longest of Overdues - Typrojeckt 2011

Whoa, I would apologize for this taking so long for me to upload, but I just have no motivation for this blog or documentation or the internet these days. Anyways!

Click Here to download all the typefaces! They can belong to you, for free!

And now I'm off for the summer! I'm leaving for tour with Mitch the Champ, Tony (the superhero) James, and Harpo! I'll be back in August, but who knows if I'll actually come back to this blog; I hope not!

peace and love, kids
I'm out!

Tuesday, May 24

Mosquito's Bites

I'm going to pretend that these itchy bits surrounding my fresh tattoos all came from the same bug. I'm going to choose to believe that now they're now (at this very moment) sitting in a tiny room, lit by an even tinier lamp doing calligraphy because of they've sucked ink blood of an ampersand.

But then, I also believe that I'm a typographic wizard casting spells that manifest through the relationship of flour & water, but bread is some sort of miracle.

I just spent a moment going back through my archives and it was pretty cool seeing me develop before my eyes. Both in terms of style, what I'm doing, what I look like and who I'm hanging around with (I see Allen come into my life, then The Fighting Trikes and now that my images are slowly waning Diamond Pony is kicking it & I'm making excuses of being too busy dancing to upload proper blog posts with photos and/or videos).

It was SO COOL going back through and reminding myself that I can draw and sketch and I do do do do awesome things and I'm surrounded by awesome people! I don't particularly see that inspiring me to do more proper blog posts, but hopefully maybe some sort of fantastical event will change that because it would be nice to continue to track my progress as a person.

then again, maybe my current progression is simply an expression of thoughts instead of images?

It really is a bit too bad that I can't just export my facebook updates, pics & videos onto this blog so that we could really see a growth pattern.

Wednesday, May 18

Keeping up with myself

Someday maybe I'll post some pictures or videos of all the awesomeness that I've been involved in and surrounded by, but until then I'm just going to enjoy it and share it with those around me (sorry I don't consider you in my immediate proximity, blogger based internets)

I've been posting as much as I can to the facebook because that's where I can tag everybody, immediately share with everybody, conversations happen and my friends are already hanging out there like it's a friggen water-cooler!

Just to glaze over it all:

Spring break was absolute insanity.

I came back to Cheney afterwards and was so inspired by our adventures I wrote a song that's been catching like wildfire! I've since stopped playing music as State of Nature and I've re-adopted the musical moniker of Paco. BUT I've been trying to play fewer and fewer solo shows because I recently helped start a traveling singer / songwriter band called The Sky is a Suitcase! Tony James, Allen Duffy, and I play old State of Nature songs, Tony James songs, Duffy Allen songs, old folk songs, AJJ & the like, and we collaborated on a new song, too!

The Hobbit Hole has been hosting a whole heard of happenings! Bonfires on the roof, sunset blush with the sunrise, brunches that last from 10am to midnight, stick and poke tattoo parties, awesome music, great food, and wonderful people!

Sometimes I feel silly using so many exclamation marks, but I'm not sure how to accurately express how excited I am about everything (damn near all the time).

The weekend of Friday the 13th was absolute insanity.

and it just keeps going and going and going!

On the horizon is my Senior Thesis exhibition for my BFA in VCD and I'll finally release what I've been working on for so long! The reception is at the art building gallery 6pm on May 27th. We get to start cleaning, paintings and hanging works this coming Saturday! Whoo!

Anti-Squatch is coming up! Instead of traveling across the state and spending a million dollar bills, a sizable crew will be traversing across the palouse fields for a free concert with some epic bands (and free camping)! Homemade circuit bending workshops, a million bands, and campfire rock?! Yup.

THEN Mitch The Champ is going to be in town!

I'm having enough trouble keeping up with myself, let alone trying to keep you up to date with me ;)


Friday, May 6

Wicked hang time with that air time!

Wombo Combo was recently invited into the lovely local radio station of KYRS for our friend Mikhael's broadcast the All Ages Show! Our good friend Colin Osgood was kind enough to video tape the nonsense that followed for those of you out there populating the internet. Enjoy?

Then Tony James kicked out a brand new, fresh jam!

So of course I had to join in with the fun :)

Speaking of State of Nature there's a facebook link for us/me on the ShmeriousBlahg home page. AND we are / I am playing a show at The Gazebo in Spokane on May 13th along with our friends Fizzlin Dicks, The Lot Lizards and the party pizza that is Wombo Combo!

Speaking of Wombo Combo, we did get a 'song' recorded on Monday to play on the radio show; we couldn't exactly get a video of that so I posted it on my personal SoundCloud site. Check it out, Wombo Combo - When Reptile Dysfunction Man Strikes.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 29

State of Nature & Silliness

Whoa! I finally got my shit together for State of Nature and made a Bandcamp page! It's got my first two mini-albums with album art and all mah lyrics (it felt good to finally get it all down).

My first ukulele based album, I Got Nothin.
My first guitar based album, Powered By Greed.

Hopefully someday soon I will finish tabbing everything out and be able to put that online, too! We'll see if I'm able to do 'I Got Nothin' or not because I definitely don't know how to play any of those songs anymore... I'll probably upload some stuff for 'Powered by Greed', but almost all of those songs have been re-written (maybe I'll get some multi-instrument recordings online someday, too!)

Maybe in the near future I'll be posting some new songs! Here's the rss for that page if you want to keep up to date:

In the meantime, here's me not getting enough sleep last night!

Thursday, April 21

Covered in Characters

For the 2nd Annual YoSpo Arts Extravaganza I put myself on display! For the four hour reception I covered myself in typography with ink and a dip pen. I drew inspiration from overheard conversations and clips of quotes.

Partway through the night I took a half hour break from my pedestal to perform with the band Wombo Combo, but returned to my room to finish inking as much skin as I was able.

The event was totally awesome and I hope to be more involved with the wonderful people behind this!

Friday, April 15

YoSpo Zine Titles

Tonight and tonight only, The 2nd Annual YoSpo Arts Extravaganza!

I will be there doing both performance art (between 7-11pm) and then Wombo Combo will be playing a set at 9pm. If you're in the area, come on down it should be a blast!

So, there were a bunch of awesome literary submissions to the event and the fantastic Ryan Weech asked me to typographize some titles for the pieces. I can't wait to see what the finished zine looks like, but here's a preview of what changed hands. (click for larger image, of course)

Friday, April 8

You're the best

I did this papercraft as a present for my good friend Nick Bellotti. He was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease while on the most epic of adventures in California. Now he's settled up in Spokane and all those that surround him love him, he's amazing. He's the best around and nothing ever gets him down.

Don't Worry, Be Happy.

Love you Nick.

Friday, April 1

WOOO! Spring Break!

A sketchbook I handmade for my Spring Break trip to Portland (and then Oakland/Petaluma, CA). Drawings from March 17-March 27 (with a few addition before April 1)