Punch The Camera is a bi-annual photography zine inspired by adventure, exploration, and open spaces. All things I personally am a big fan of. For the latest issue of the zine put together by Justin Parkhurst, I was lucky enough to be one of the photographers featured alongside Foster Huntington, John Kilar, Justin Parkhurst, Jim Mangan, Kevin Trageser, and Bryan Schutmaat. If you want a little taste of the wanderlust evoked by this book of photos you should pick up yourself a copy right here.
The Ain’t No Spring Chicken Record Review.
Posted By Jason – 28.02.2013
Hey guys. Sorry I blew up at you last time. You know I love you, it’s just I get a little bent out of shape when I think about all the stuff you don’t have a God-Damn clue about because you’re too busy shazaming each other and playing facebook.
The album I wanna turn you little spastics on to today is easily my favorite of all time: Grant Lee Buffalo’s debut, Fuzzy. You know all that whimsical, haunting, ‘look mom, I’m having feelings again’ music you kids listen to? These guys invented it. And they don’t get a lick of credit for it! It’s actually an outrage. They should’ve been huge and I can’t understand why they weren’t. Michael Stipe declared them ‘the best (band) of (all time) hands down, (or my names not Michael Wendell Stipe),’ so they can’t be that bad can they?
‘Maybe they sucked,’ I hear you say, and ‘Shut up,’ I reply. ‘You wouldn’t know good music if it came up and offered you a vol-au-vent and a hand-shandy. ‘Perhaps they weren’t trendy or cool,’ you mumble, your cheeks flushed with the hot shame that comes from being admonished by someone you love and admire. ‘Possibly,’ I say. ‘But I’m the coolest cat I know and I’m into them–ipso facto they’re cooler than a snowman with a wallet chain, a ponytail and one of those cool hats girls on holiday wear...Fedoras I think they’re called.’ We both nod and stare into the middle distance. Then I wrestle you to the ground and fart on your head because that’s the kind of relationship we have.
Maybe you’re right though, maybe Grant Lee Buffalo weren’t very cool. If the audiences I’ve seen at their gigs are anything to go by, they were very uncool indeed. But then Pavement were meant to be a ‘cool’ band, right? You should’ve seen all the balding nearsighted midgets that attended their reunion show in Brooklyn a few years ago–yuck.
Anyway, Fuzzy is an amazing album. I bought it based on the first single (also titled ‘Fuzzy’) in 1993, way back when you were doing the sidestroke in your dad’s ding-dong; 20-years later and I’m still listening to it.
Knock Knock is a free online arts publication featuring interviews from artists from the street and graffiti scene. Issue 4 ‘Travel’ features some household names and some great emerging talent including Ben Quilty, Mark Drew, Geoffrey Lillemon, Dave Cragg, Sobekcis, Sheryo & The Yok, Onur Gulfidan, Rosek, Haribow, Maaden, Beatrix Curran, Kate Florence Knowlden, Val Kelmer, Jess Howell, Robyn Aubrey, Arman Nobari, Embassy, Spoonty and DoubleTrouble.