Drawing by John G. Berry
One of my favorite possessions - this little framed drawing has been leaning against the back of my drawing desk for years. John is a friend of mine who I’ve not spoken with in a while — we met while I was in grad school at Indiana University. We’d go out for drinks once a week and talk about the music industry, films, the East Coast, and teaching. John’s a great painter. Link above.
my journal guts
derekconnely said: Hi David, I must express my profound appreciation for your art. It speaks to me as I too aspire to create music to which people can relate. Heavy Ghost came to me as an otherworldly obelisk. Your monumental, inspirational album was a catalyst for friend Omar and I to connect, and eventually collaborate musically. Both hugely infuenced by your music, we'd love to cross paths with you - perhaps opening for DM Stith or The Revival Hour? My band is High Waters, and his is Eraserheads. Kindly, Derek
"Otherworldly Obelisk" — a shake in the old thesaurus dice-cup — "Supernatural Shaft."
Can’t believe the legs that album has had — love hearing that it’s been involved in such good memories for you and your friend. Introduce yourself next time I’m in your town.
Anonymous said: What is the purpose of human life.
Anonymous said: love your site love your art love your music . I am a cur
We’re all cross-breeds, really, aren’t we?
Anonymous said: a) you're brillant. b) who built your website? it's brilliant too. ~k
tumblr did it! I designed the little header, but it’s just a tumblr preset. No big.
Anonymous said: Hi there - I'm listening to your music on Pandora and love it so much I want to buy it! Thanks for your beautiful songs. I'm in NZ though and don't want a CD mailed (I don't have a cd player even) - I've emailed Asthmatic Kitty 3 times to ask if they offer an electronic purchase of your stuff but had no response at all. Amazon have electronic versions but I'm geo-blocked from buying it. Can you please tell me how I can buy your music?!
Geez! Golly and Gosh!! Just read your message. Sorry that it’s taken me so long to get back to you. I thought we had distribution in NZ, but apparently we don’t I’ll do a little investigating and get back to you. Message me again with your email address and I’ll write to you personally.
I made a poster for Shara. Go see her tonight at Bowery Ballroom in NYC!
Details from a thing.
Dolmen Music, by Meredith Monk
Try listening to this on a long walk home through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
I love that so many people carry cameras in their pockets, so now we have the honor of witnessing a moment like this.
#mastermixhat @YepRoc @RedHotMusic I ❤️ Arthur Russell