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This section is to post sketches, recordings, writings or other odds and ends. It functions as both a sketchpad and a personal archive. I'm uploading old posters, handbills and other things I've collected here, for lack of any better place to put it.

Silver Apples, Apples in Stereo, Notwist, Meisha

posted almost 10 years ago; from 04 November 1997

A battered but intact poster from a concert at CMU that I remember attending my freshman year of University.  Doug Mousrak who I am still friends with organised this and designed the poster, which has a lovely, shimmery metallic feel to it that probably doesn't come across well in the scan.  This was a great concert, as I was quite a fan of Apples in Stereo at the time, liked the Notwist (particulary 12, which I think they were coming off of, and the once fantastic instrumental heavy jam they played), and was just exploring 60's psychedelia, so Silver Apples were a great thing to see fresh off their reunion.  I knew Meisha then though I had not become super-close to them yet.  I remember this being in the big auditorium and the vibe being somewhat compromised by the rows of seats looking down at the stage, but the sound being good.  A CMU janitor walked onstage during the Silver Apples set to ask them to move their van which was parked illegally.  Apples in Stereo were good and I met them that night and somewhere have a photo of C. and myself and other friends with them, which I recreated with Robert and Hillary in 2005 when I lived in Lexington (with a different supporting cast).
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Lied Music in Leeds poster

posted over 11 years ago; from 19 March 2006

Here's the first of several posters from the 2006 Lied Music tour with Ben Reynolds (all shows documented on the promotional poster).  I guess Phil Todd made this poster since he booked the show.  Hardly anyone turned up and we didn't play particularly well from what I remember.  Ashtray were rather blisteringly loud in a good way.  I'll always have a soft spot for the Cardigan Arms.
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Notes on 'Memories of the Future' seminar

posted over 11 years ago; from 07 December 2005

During my postgraduate degree I took a great seminar called 'Writing the Disaster', taught by Professor David Pascoe, that investigated various forms of disaster literature over the 20th Century (from Wells to Vonnegut to Ballard).  I presented during the 'Memories of the Future' seminar, which covered Resnais' Hiroshima, mon amour and Marker's La Jetée.  I found these notes that I put together when I was cleaning, and for lack of a better thing to do with them, I scanned them here for anyone who might find this loose collection of quotes and links to be useful.  (Three pages)
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Lied Music / Ben Reynolds tour promotional poster

posted over 11 years ago; from 12 March 2006

Luke made these posters which we mailed to all of the people promoting the different shows across the UK.  I liked how he did this - it certainly fit in with the aesthetic of the old tape reels and low-budget yet distinctly 1960s/70s feel that we were going for.  You can see this particularly in his artwork for the LP we never put out.  Scanned 25 July 2010.
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Intro to Pterodactyl setlist

posted over 11 years ago; from 27 December 2003

Intro to Pterodactyl (which was myself + Caleb Waldorf ALWAYS, and then usually with Rob Dingman and sometimes Pat Crawford) only actually performed once, on December 27, 2003, at the Horrible Room in Lexington, KY.  Here was our "setlist", which was really a more formal set of instructions + lyrics as we attempted to reconstruct some of the music we recorded on our still-unreleased album.  There was a video shot of this performance which I used to have, but don't anymore.  It was intended from the beginning that I would sing "Brittle" from inside the closet, as that was an attempt to mimic the processed vocals of the album.  Scanned 25 July, 2010, in anticipation of our first performance since this one (to occur 12 August 2010 in Helsinki).  (two pages)
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