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Grrrr…Stylist out of town for two more weeks. Pentagonal curly hair with an 80s side part pouf… Kinda #normcore and not even trying. Take that little hipsters! #gpoy

#drinksforjesus (at Pleasant House Brewing Company)

Kinda wanna pay a visit to my one-time home Urbana to see her at the Rose Bowl on 4/26

#zombiesofoz #deadmeatdesign

"Stream Thee Oh Sees: Drop on Pitchfork Advance"

Liking it so far….


Hysterical Literature; reading with a vibrator.

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credit where credit is due — these are done by the brilliant photographer/artist clayton cubitt, not whoever watermarked these GIFs

Oh my. No animated gif will ever top this. Ever. #blushing

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Hello internet. What’s shakin’?

Feeling pretty lucky lately….

  • Saw two shows last week: Tim Kasher in a living room (dear god) and then Trail of Dead played “Source Tags and Codes” at Empty Bottle.
  • TWO DAYS OF BASEBALL! OPENING DAY in Bridgeport AND Wrigley.
  • Met a real boy Friday through friends. It’s been awhile since I’ve experienced this mutual sense of giddiness with someone. Instant connection. It feels pretty nice.
  • Saw the new doc “Finding Vivian Maier" last night. I love this story so much. I can’t believe I’ve been following it as long as I have.
  • Buddy checked my bike this weekend; hooked me up with new tires, a new chain and cassette. Bought a rear Knog Blinder (my fave). Bitch looks hot.

Thankfully this week is chill. No shows (until Coathangers on Friday and The Men / Basic Cable Saturday), no work events (except for in-store demos tomorrow and Thursday). Hoping to get in a lot of tv watching, biking and couch/bed time.

What’s happenin’ with all of you?

Three hours of drinking at Gman. ..and here we are. @revbrewchicago in da haus!!! (at Wrigley Field)

Eleven delicious @revbrewchicago beers. Wish I could’ve taken the train. (at World of Beer)

OPENING DAY IN STYLE WITH @revbrewchicago!!!

Come hang out with me tonight and snag a copy of the comp we made for all these Jukebox Hero parties.

JH is our Black IPA that was released this month for those of you who are curious. It’s good shit.

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Michael Jackson,
The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection


As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.

Wow, this is pretty cool.

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