In 2010, I had the great pleasure of interviewing video artist and musician, Chris Lael Larson, of Deelay Ceelay for Japan’s SHIFT magazine. Larson and percussionist, Delaney Kelly, fuse live instrumentation with synched projected visuals. Check out this video of a live performance of their song Deelay Ceelay vs. The Beach Boys. My personal favorite!
I interviewed the married couple and art collaborative, Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen, for SHIFT magazine in Japan in 2010. The artists’ idea-based practice fuses history, fiction, autobiography and commentary into a wide variety of material works. Check out the full interview.
On a road trip from Portland to San Francisco in early 2006, Scott and I stopped at a 50s and 60s themed roadside diner for a bite to eat. After a confusing chat with the waitstaff, they allowed us to plug in our portable turntable and play our favorite record: Foghat LIVE (1977).
Hart’s Cafe, Susanville, CA.
I screen printed an edition of these Foghat shirts to sell at the merch table at a Sincerely, John Head event in 2006. They sold like hotcakes.
One of the early Sincerely, John Head tailgate parties took place in front of the Shotgun House on Pine Street in SE Portland in 2005. Pictured above, from right to left, is the inspiring duo of Charm Bracelet: Brad Adkins and Christopher Buckingham; along with Scott Porter and myself.
As both a ‘cover’ and a contribution to Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen’s 100 Posterworks, we cruised around Sapporo, Japan with our poster and had people take pictures of us. During my three years in Japan, there was never a time when I wasn’t Wingin’ It.
What do Sid Vicious, Nina Simone, and Frank Sinatra have in common? They’ve all covered the song, My Way, originally written by Claude Francoise, then popularized by Paul Anka in 1967. I first heard My Way on a punk mix-tape a friend made for me in the early 1980s. And My Way has become one of my go-to jams when I sing Karaoke. I made this piece as both a self-portrait and an homage to the three vocalists.