Ships Log, May 13, 2014. Yesterday was summer but today bursts the illusion of spring. Seasons run backwards, the rivers fill will blood. Croaking frogs fall from the sky. Cracks appear in the caterpillars that dangle on chalky white web from scarred dead trees. Worse yet, a new Black Pus song "Blood Will Run" popped up on a few music sites.
It's the easy listening song off my upcoming split LP with Oozing Wound, a song that casually references the senseless killing of Florida teen Jordan Davis. The as of yet unheard second song off my side of the LP, "Total Eclipse", is a 14 minute Kraut rock noise sprawl that balances out the pop of this first track. They work together. Pre Order the 12" split here. It's already got a review at No Dice Mag, which google translate tells us goes something like this "a snare drum that sounds like person and a simple but effective game" or "both pleasurable madness as completely unsustainable" and in closure "Anyway, when you know a snowman behind it , it is actually not more surprised than minimum it and say the same : ' to piss off the neighbors, this is downright good!'". Thanks for that!!!!
Look for Black Pus in a European city near you in a couple months!
ALSO. MY SILKSCREEN PRINT STORE "THE BOTTOMLESS PIT" IS NOW IN FULL EFFECT. HANDMADE LIMITED EDITION WHAT HAVE YOU. I HAVE STURDY CARDBOARD MAILING TUBES AND I KNOW HOW TO USE THEM. BRIAN CHIPPENDALE AT STORENVY!
I want to thank MICKEY ZACHILLI who told me about Store Envy template and how easy it is anyway she rules this is her WEBSITE, this is her STORE, and this is her KICKSTARTER which is about to end HURRY!!! MICKEY DRAWING BELOW
ALSO. I recently received a secret handshake that lead me to this perfect drawing spaced out soundtrack music; PSYCHIC MOLD.
Also,(oh how i love ALSO), i uncovered some past ships logs when i started in on this new entry.
Ships Log, March 15, 2014. Winter is keeping it's grip on Providence Rhode Island. In a few days I'll jump on an airplane keeping my fingers crossed that i don't end up like Malaysia Air Flight 370 and disappear into oblivion somewhere off the coast of New Jersey. This destination is Mexico City for a one off show as part of the Aural festival. One off shows are great if they are low profile ordeals in a party basement or grimy mill in New England, but more high profile one off shows make me nervous. I like to hit high profile shows while I'm in the midst of a tour and "in the mode". There is nothing like tour mode for a musician. You can cut like a knife. It feels great to feel proficient. But, when a Mexico City offer comes up in March and you can escape the 20F weather you best take it. So away I go. If i am lucky I'll be able to get a piece of the furious power i had going on in this video from last autumns European tour. I love this video which was kind of a jam i was developing over the course of the tour, reached a peak with this show.
A short feature on me from the same night as above
Ships Log, September 2013. I haven't printed a silkscreen LP cover in quite some time. Let's see, there was 750 copies of Lightning Bolt's "Yellow Album"back in '98. i think that was 4 colors. Then there was Ride the Skies around the turn of the century which i did 1000 copies of (5 color cover) and then printed another 300 later. That sucked. Then I printed 3 copies of Wonderful Rainbow, just enough to get one right so we could photograph it or scan it to produce the regular LP covers. That had very many colors. maybe a dozen? I did a couple seven inches but those are small and you do a lot at a time so no big deal. And now it's Black Pus. Black Pus Zero, Ultimate Beat Off to be exact. 500 copies at 6 colors a copy. Enough to make the legs a crickity. crackity. crumpility. crampitility. I was dreading the job which made it very easy to find things to get in its way but i finally finally knocked out a bunch of them. Track one down, put it on your turntable, and perhaps it will knock out a bunch of you as well.