Monday, September 29, 2008


"This burger is so amazing I want to sew my ass shut."
—- Barney, How I Met Your Mother


Whatever you wanna call the work of artist and designer Keetra Dixon... it's good. REAL good. Enjoy.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


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If you haven't seen this by now... well, you probably live under a rock. But, its still funny as hell.


Thursday night... here's what I remember - a delicious BBQ at Brian's house, some beer, free tickets and a backstage pass to one of my all-time favorite bands Lagwagon at The Ogden, more beer, Lagwagon playing an incredible show, Jagermeister, even more beer and shots... and that's where it gets fuzzy. According to the following photos, and a few stories I've been told, I had a great time backstage enjoying a fully stocked booze fridge with my friends Joey, Virgil, Andy, Caroline and the band. Thanks for the tix, Virgil.

I also posted some videos on my YouTube page.
Enjoy... I sure as hell did.

Joey, Joey Cape, Virgil, yours truly, Caroline... before the show in the green room backstage.

Joey getting his gear ready to trim that dirty little moustache on stage.

That is one handsome duo.
P.S. - This was a little surreal for me because I've been a huge Lagwagon fan for 15 years. See kids... dreams do come true.

MxPx... live. I've never been a fan because of their religious ties, but they put on a damn good show.

Ghost on stage.

Yes, ladies... Andy is single.

More MxPx.

Something's not right with this dude's arm.

We were lucky enough to watch the entire show from the stage, and I gotta say the view is pretty great.

After their set, the MxPx guys kicked it for a while backstage. The drummer was giving Andy a bit of an extended massage, but I'm pretty sure he liked it.

Then... Lagwagon took the stage and the place exploded.

Jon Snodgrass (far right) joined the party.

Dave Raun, also the drummer for Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, was beatin' the hell out of those drums. Insane.

"Hey guys, you know what we should do? Drink way too much." "Sounds like a good idea, Jon. Let's do it!"

Rockin' on stage.

The roadie diggin' deep.

"Seriously Joey... I need another beer. Don't worry about how much I've already spilled on my shirt."

"Ahhhh... me, too."

God damn... that was a good night.

Long time buddies, Jon Snodgrass and Joey Cape.

Friday, September 26, 2008


I know its been out for a while, but I finally watched the documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. It was incredible. This is a film about an exceptionally talented artist, both visually and musically, who was also deeply troubled. The directors did a great job with their depth of research, interviews and honesty. Watch the trailer and run out to your independent video store to rent it.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


French graf and "street" artist ZEVS does it again with his installation of "liquidated logos." I know there are a lot of "drip" haters, but these are pretty damn cool. If you like this, you should check out the work of KR, the creator of KRink.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Well... it says all my videos are "Live," but they aren't showing up when you go to my YouTube page. So, here is a list of the videos I have uploaded so far from the Suburban Home Anniversary weekend. Remember to "watch in high quality" - it makes a big difference. If you know the names of any songs I left as "Untitled", please let me know -

The Columbine
Andy Thomas - Crime Scene Clean Up Team
Andy Thomas - Untitled
Johnathan Coody - Restless Rubes
Mike Williamson - From Hank to Hendrix (Neil Young cover)
Mike Williamson - Untitled
Mike Hale - Skulls (Misfits cover)
Mike Hale - Easy Come, Easy Go
Mike Hale - Leatherface Fan
Austin Lucas and Mike Hale - Shoulders
Austin Lucas - Untitled
Scooter James - 1939
Scooter James - Angelfuck (Misfits cover)
Scooter James - Sister, Sister

3 Kings Tavern
Austin Lucas with Mike Hale, Jon Snodgrass and Shane Sweeney - Shoulders
Ninja Gun - Untitled
Two Cow Garage - Humble Narrator

Suburban Home Records warehouse
Andy Thomas - Martha Midwest
Andy Thomas - Bleeder (Alkaline Trio cover)
Andy Thomas - Here's To...
Austin Lucas - Untitled 01
Austin Lucas - Untitled 02
Austin Lucas - Little Mermaid

More soon... keep checking back.


The long weekend of music and boozin' started off Thursday night at The Columbine in Golden. On a rainy night, Chelsea and I headed into the bar to find it chock full of guys in black shirts and Converse... not your normal site at The Columbine, which is usually full of off-duty Coors employees. It was great to walk into a place where almost everyone was a familiar face because we were all there for the same reason - to celebrate Virgil's 13 years of sticking it out as an independent record label. This is no easy task and he's had his ups and downs, but he's made it work and put out a lot of great music. This accomplishment definitely deserved a party.

Due to the rain, all of the musicians played inside the tiny bar... with the jukebox as a background. It was the most intimate show I've ever seen. The acoustic line-up that night was Andy "Totally" Thomas (Only Thunder), Johnathan Coody (Ninja Gun), Mike Williamson (Jr. Juggernaut), Mike Hale (In The Red), Austin Lucas and Scooter James (Love Me Destroyer). Check out videos from that night at The Columbine on my YouTube page.

Andy "Totally" Thomas (of Only Thunder fame) kicked off the night with a GREAT set. Every time I see him play, he gets better and better. I can't wait until he releases a solo album.

Up next was Coody from Ninja Gun. This Southern boy can play anything, and have a good time doing it. A couple of crowd favorites were "Tard Strong" (about super-human strength) and "Wheelchair Buffet" (about being so fat that you have to wheel yourself to the buffet). I'm hoping those gems show up on the next Ninja Gun record. He was also handed a request on a bar napkin to play some Hank Williams and he obliged by playing a Hank Williams, Jr song. Amazing.

Mike Williamson of Jr. Juggernaut took the mic next. He said it was his first solo appearance, but you would never have known it. Aside from being an incredibly nice person, Mike's voice was so strong that it was hard not to be totally drawn in by it.

I know it looks like Mike Williamson is reaching out to pinch Austin's cheeks, but he'a actually lending a hand to a unruly mic stand.

Austin Lucas, the newest member to the Suburban Home family, has one of the most legit country voices I've ever heard. He also has the guitar skills to back it up. It was crazy to see a kid with a crusty punk background play these great country tunes. Behind that baby face is a truly talented musician. I'm proud to say that I will be designing Austin's upcoming album for Suburban Home. Stay tuned.

Mike Hale, singer for Gunmoll and In The Red, traded his punk voice that night for a soft, introspective tone. Because of the size of the bar, we were all sitting within a few feet of Mike and it was the perfect setting (aside from the noise) to see him play... intimate and full of friends. I was really excited to meet Mike that night because I've been a fan of both his punk and acoustic endeavors for a while... and he definitely did not disappoint. I am also happy to announce that I will be designing Mike's upcoming solo record on Suburban Home.

The gang... and the man with a plan, Virgil Dickerson, dead center in the crowd.

Forest and Fogal were in attendance. It was like a mini-Gamits reunion. Try not to look too happy, Chris.

Here's Ethan showing off his new doo rag, and proving how tough Thornton really is.

The Columbine is essentially (and literally) Scooter's second home. He's been drinking and playing shows there for years. The locals were proud to see a Golden boy take the stage and play some damn good tunes.

That night was also Ethan's birthday... and we all made sure he was having a good time. Apparently, so did a young lady in the parking lot. Hmmm...

Aside from being washer's partners... we're also part-time models. Sexy, I know.