Monday 29 November 2010


Looking for handmade goods to give to all your favourite friends and family members this holiday season? Check out these two craft shows coming soon: A Handmade Holiday & City Of Craft! They each include a diverse list of impressive makers. I dare you to leave either event empty handed.

As per usual I've left everything to the last minute (you can't teach this old dog new tricks!) but pressure tends to be a fairly decent motivator for me. At times. My new apartment has a laundry room that I've commandeered as a screen printing shelter. It's a little low in the ceiling, but having a door to close on all the messes I make is a pretty great development indeed.

Thursday 25 November 2010


A promotional video for A Handmade Holiday by My City Lives.

Thursday 18 November 2010


Tomorrow we release our record, A Year's Supply of Rabbit's Feet. So you know I'm going to get a little sentimental about it here. This record took us quite some time to make, and I'm really happy with how it turned out in the end. My bandmates/pals and I took our sweet time, trying to make an improvement while still maintaining some of our roughness. We experimented a little bit by adding some piano, a little violin, and a few expertly played dollar store windtubes (ha). And we were able to accomplish a long time goal of ours by pressing it to vinyl. Anyone that's been in a band before can appreciate how much patience is required for long term projects, but at the same time how fun and rewarding it can be to work with others towards a common goal. And at the risk of sounding like a total sap (who cares!) I really enjoy making music with these guys (and taking breaks from making music to drink beers, play darts, sit on picnic tables, eat pizzas, light fireworks, etc).

A couple reviews: here and here (thank you).

Wednesday 10 November 2010