Category “Ace, bro”

Trivia relating to Awesome Ladies

I recently learned that….

The incredible Amber Tamblyn (who has been kicking ASS in the media lately) is the daughter of “Dr. Jacoby” on Twin Peaks! I vaguely knew Dr. Jacoby was played by Russ Tamblyn but I never connected the dots. Love Twin Peaks! Love Amber Tamblyn! Love, love, love! Here is Amber talking about her path to directing the movie “Paint it Black”. Inspiring.  <3  <3  <3

The incredible Lucinda Williams wrote “Passionate Kisses”. I always thought it was Mary Chapin-Carpenter. Nope. Here’s Lucinda talking about writing that song and others for her demo album, and subsequently getting told there was no ‘place’ for her music in country OR rock.

The incredible Aimee Mann is one of the nihilists in the Big Lebowski! How did I not know this!?

Three amazing women creating their art on a global scale… and leading the way for the rest of us.

I like it a Latte

I like it a Latte

Actually the coffee is a flat white, not a latte, because this picture was taken in New Zealand! It is one of my favorite pics from the NZ trip in March. Simon had just found that cat t-shirt at a thrift shop (called an ‘op-shop’ in NZ), and we stepped inside a cafe for a slice of Kiwiana… bacon and egg pie.

This photo reminds me that even though the worst sort of people are attempting to be the boss of America right now, there are still happy moments galore.

AND there’s great television.

I’m loving the Starz American Gods series, based on the Neil Gaiman book of course. I (and many other people apparently) signed up to Starz just to watch this series and it’s so much fun to look forward to a new episode each Sunday night!

The tv series is really highlighting the topic of American immigration, and boy is the timing terrific. It’s almost an antidote to the xenophobic bullshit that’s plastering the airwaves right now. One of the story’s premises holds that whatever people believe in, becomes physically manifest, as a god… believe in Jesus, and he becomes a reality; believe in the Stay-Puft marshmallow, and now a 200-ft marshmallow man is in charge.

This seems like a fascinating explanation of why Donald Trump was elected president. People believed in a heroic, straight-talking businessman-turned political leader, and the power of their belief was enough to temporarily create him.

I haven’t been able to justify signing up for Showtime on top of that, so I’m trying to avoid all news of the Twin Peaks reboot. #NOSPOILERS

Silhouettes music video

 

incredible music video from directors Pablo Barquin and Junior Martínez (Barcelona)

It’s happening

It’s happening

Oh my goodness! 99 problems cover art is in progress! The little zine is finally happening! This is very exciting for me. I’ve had such a fun time making these problem drawings, and putting the final booklet together is going to be even better.

Warped Record

Warped Record

BOOM! I don’t know what song this is, but turn it UP!

And the beat goes:

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