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Jul 23, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
As in years passed – the Doublenauts and I packed up and headed off to Chicago for the Flatstock poster show / Pitchfork Music Festival. This year the boys brought along Ross who is a very talented young designer from Ottawa who is spending the summer in Toronto working with the guys at 132 Oss.
Jul 17, 2012
I spent another super fun and super draining weekend in Chicago with the Doublenauts for the Flatstock poster show / Pitchfork Music Festival (more on that soon) but before I left I dropped my moto off at Solid Cycles (aka Frank The Tank) so he could install that Black Beauty I’d been lusting after for so long.
I was going to do it myself… I’d installed done a fair bit of electrical on my last bike (including signals / tail light) and, I think, got pretty good at it but the modern electrical seemed much more complicated… I was right. There is a little electrical junction hidden inside the tail light that ties the signals to the main wiring harness so Frank had to make a few additional wiring harnesses to tie them all back together… Throw in a fender chop and I’m happy to have paid a pro to take care of, in a few hours, what would have easily taken me all day to figure out… If not longer.
Aug 12, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
We got up, packed up, hit J Crew, secured our spots in hell…
…got some more cigars…
Stuffed our faces, yet again…
…and got the fuck outta dodge!
What is in his shirt? Dog? Baby? Sandwich? Vote!
I saw a Dick that needed a little Tation!
Oh, you guys are fucked! I wish I coulda gottan a picture of Calvin pissing on Obama on the back…
Thanks to Rez, Sean, Karen, Matt, Joe, Billy, Jason, Sarah & Jenny for a stellar weekend and of course to two of my very best buds Matt & Andrew for taking me with you… Until next year.
Jul 21, 2011
The boys and I were in reasonably decent shape the next day but it was clear almost immediately that we weren’t going to be drinking very many of the 36 beers we brought with us that day.
Guess who had no problems?
Just building new weaponry to launch things at Lil Tuffy, across the way…
I’d like to interrupt this post to bring you some essential Jonah Takalua moments…
Back to your regularly scheduled programming… If you didn’t watch that, you won’t get this next picture and you’re probably don’t like jokes.
I hadn’t spent enough time over the weekend checking out all of the amazing designers at the show so on the last day I did a proper tour and started to put together a short list of things to take home with me…
I got a few of these Darwin prints from Delicious for Holden, Alistair and William but they were sold out by that day so they’re going to send them to me. Tops!
I got a couple of Aesthetic Apparatus prints that are pretty rad, but my big score from them was the “Nice Beer Lake” beer tumbler set – last one in existence!
TV On The Radio was awesome… Check out how good my view was!
Joe D’s hula girl friend was there just shreddin’ it…
Got back to the booth close to the end of the set and started to help tear down…
We were all pretty hot & sticky at this point…
Matt made the #1 Fan to keep cool…
Why don’t you watch MTV for once?!
Guess who is still goin’ like a champ?
We hit up the Twisted Spoke on the way back to the hotel which was pretty sweet…
So much to choose from!
Do you want the COCK SMASHER or…
…maybe the Gutter Slut?
Either way, the place was pretty awesome and the food/drinks were great. Andrew couldn’t finish his… I had to finish it so they wouldn’t think we didn’t like it.
While we were at the Twisted Spoke, in a move that would prove for lots of lolz at my expense for the next two days, I shazam’d the song playing and found a new band that I’ve been diggin’ on pretty hard since being back…
Jul 20, 2011
Conked out the night before from a long day of sun & suds so we got up, well rested and got to gittin’.
Call me Spongebob, stackin’ Krabby Patties, bitch I go to work! Do my CatDaddy…
On this day we would meet Joe D, who would prove to be a legitimately hilarious bro who never once failed to bring the LOLZ all weekend long…
Oh, and we’d drink margaritas to get the day going.
R Kelly approved.
Billy from Delicious Design League, along with his business partner Jason’s son was in the house.
Matt Kelly was in the house.
Cold Cave was in the house, surprisingly upbeat and wearing black leather while it was hot as fuck out. Dark Wave don’t wear t-shirts, son!
Speaking of inappropriate articles of clothing, Joe D dons the dogsuit and shit gets real from here on in.
Keith Morris was in the house.
The best “missed connection” you’ve ever seen, I swear. The non-plssed fella in the yellow shirt was stalled in that spot long enough to come and buy a print. Sick!
As the show let out we pumped the soul jams, had a little dance party and Joe D made sure that hands got slapped and stick-in-the-muds got put on notice!
Still love those Chicago train bridges…
Still love this beat up little 450…
Still stackin’ crabby patties…
Basically, we got the worst room in an otherwise swanky hotel which also happened to be a smoking room… When in Rome…
Oh, you thought that was it? Nah son! We dos it big in Chi City! DJ Khalid! Reeeeeeeeemix! We Da Best!
We headed over to this rad bar called Alice’s that serves up the brewskis all night long… And some seriously awesome Karaoke jams! We met up with our Bubble Buddies along with Karen, Matt, Joe D (still in dog suit) and Jenny & Sarah from Lure Design and we all proceeded to basically run tings all night long
What the fuck?
Aner and I served up a little Ginuwine xxxtra spicy!
Sick sunnies approved!
I’d wager to say Aner & I do it better…
Any of those in attendance that may be reading, can you confirm?
Jul 20, 2011
The boys went to the show earlier to set up and I set out to The Chicago Diner for a vegan montecristo, some hash browns & a side of mac n cheese. Jesus Christ!
I still had some time to kill before I’d be able to get in officially so I just started walking in the direction of the festival… Did that for about an hour and a half before it got to be too hot and I found myself in a bit of a no-man’s land so I opted to flag down the first cab I saw (took almost half an hour!) and got the fuck outta there!
Went and got a flat of Bud and some ice for the cooler, met up with Andrew and settled in for a long day of drankin’ and slangin’ wares.
Last year, the boys shared their tent with the fellas from The Bubble Process out of Cleveland & Brooklyn and they’d already foretold of the good times we were sure to have with these dudes (and their bud Karen who was in from Florida) – I was not disappointed… I could tell within 5 minutes that this was going to be a super fun weekend with some super fun new buds.
Lil Tuffy in the house.
At these things, we don’t really watch many of the bands… The truth is, unless you’re going to get right up there, there isn’t much point in trying to watch… You can just watch on the big-screen in which case you could just stream it at home… I just like to go for the atmosphere, the hang-time and the occasional jam.
On day one we caught a couple of Neko Case before returning to home base for… you guessed it… buds & buds.
As per usual… Of the many food vendors at the festival, one of them is the aforementioned and afore-gushed-about Chicago Diner. Corn dogs and Cheese steaks for days, son!
This guy had a hat set-up to record bands. Apparently the sound wasn’t very good. Big win.
I forget this fella’s name, but he was one of the other designers that the boys knew… I liked his shirt which is apparently made by Miles To Go Clothing and is an homage to The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury… Their Moby Dick shirt is pretty sweet, too.
Matt: Think so? Just wait…
Matt: There he is…
Yvonne: That’s sweet…
Matt: Think so? Just wait…
Matt: There he is…
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
My man Teddy P (not THAT Teddy P) was kind enough to lend me his GF-1 for my weekend in Chicago with The Doublenauts for Pitchfork / Flatstock 2011 – (Last time I went along was 2009) and I figured I’d want more than my iPhone for the trip. It takes lovely photographs and I’m stoked… Thanks Ted!
Jul 22, 2009
The Doublenauts were kind enough to let me tag along with them on their annual pilgrimage to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival, more specifically the Flatstock poster show series. I didn’t really care much for any of the bands playing (save for Fucked Up & Pharaohe Monch) but It’s been a while since I got out on the road so how could I not go and do my best to cramp the F out of their S?!
I can’t wait to get my phone bill – between GPS & text messaging I’m screwed!
Ballin’ outta control.
Beachball on the head is the new two hats is the new one hat.
I ate, like, 10 of these. Seriously.
Andrew is seriously impressed with text messaging. Seriously.
Ladies, you’re going to need one of these mirrors so you can remember just how beautiful you are.
Novelty cowboy hat is the new beachball on the head.
Budai kept selling out so he started drawing…
…then he started selling those.
Ladies, rub on your titties. Yeah I said it, rub on your titties!
I also ate, like, 10 of these.
She don’t use jelly.
Not gay… Not gay at all.
Apparently I really like bridges.
It was really nice to spend some quality time with some really close friends, make some new ones, see some of what looks like an amazing city – I’m going to try to go back in the fall and bringing my bike next time!
Big shout outs to Budai, Beth & Mark from Hero Design & Sound, Allison & Craig from Strawberry Luna, Billy & Jason from Delicious Design League & Jackie & Riley who rolled out from Wisconsin with The Small Stakes.
Biggest thanks ever to the boys for taking me with you!
Despite the massive amounts of pretty pictures I managed to keep my purchasing down and only walked away with a Small Stakes designed Constantines jammer, a Hero designed Black Angels / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club hoohaw, a Strawberry Luna designed alphabet print for my nephew and a cardboard Budai 1 of 1. Grand total… $20 for the Cons print. I don’t like to pay for things; thank you all for your generosity!
Last night Andrew also brought over this here Magnolia Electric Co. print that I fell in love with in Chicago. It’s got some really lovely details that you don’t see until you look up close – just the way I like it.
Oh yeah! I just found these in my bag – vegan marshmallows! I hadn’t had a marshmallow in almost 15 years. Thanks Chicago!
Speaking of new stuff, because I like stuff; the night before I left I got a mail drop from Transient…
…and this here vintage gas light.
I don’t know much about it other than it was converted to electricity sometime in the 70s and hung in a hollywood studio ever since. I need to extend the cord on it so I can’t hang it yet but it’s going to make a pretty serious addition to my living room!
Weekend theme song: Double Up, playa!
On a much more serious note; shout out to my man Mitch who was apparently hit by a cab on Friday night and suffered an epidural hematoma, underwent emergency surgery and is apparently now recovering.
The entire cycling community is in complete shock! Cabbies NEVER run down cyclists, there must be some mistake…
Heal well, friend.