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Old Friends & New Friends

bfastclubfriday night jenny & i walked to salon kitch for third fridays in old overland park. we got to hang out w/kitch and featured artist brew lamb aka spaceship zulu. it was kind of bittersweet because the salon will be closing in a couple of months. kitch and penny are moving & we will miss them. they have become like family to us. over the years they’ve introduced us to fellow artist friends like brew & polly. last winter brew, penny, polly, and i went to a meeting for artists who were applying for local grants. there were 30 other people there, but i felt like we were our own little outsider gang.

Holy Archie Andrews Batman!

Archie-Meets-Batman-66-Francesco-Francavillathe fictitious worlds of archie andrews and bruce wayne are going to collide this summer! according to the retroist archie meets batman ’66 is a joint project between Archie Comics and DC coming to a comic book stand near you this july! as the title suggests, archie will team up with the adam west version of batman, so hopefully we’ll see “OOF!” and “KA-POW!” when fights break out.

Countdown To Motel Mancini

buzzholy cow, it’s just a few more saturdays until motel mancini plays at homer’s! the countdown started in april & and now we’re just 4 weeks away! all that’s left is a few more numbers before master control gives us the “all clear!” this is NOT a test of the emergency broadcast system!

Bill Murray Was The Human Torch

Bill-Murray-Human-Torchlook! up in the sky! it’s a bird! it’s a plane! wait a minute… that’s not superman. before saturday night live, bill murray was a superhero on the fantastic four radio show. the series only lasted a few episodes, but you can hear them all on archive.org. here’s a clip from 1975 when bill murray was introduced to radio listeners as johnny storm aka the human torch.

Tomato Red Time Machine Van

tomatoredvantuesday i saw a van across the street from homer’s that gave me flashbacks. it looked just like the one i drove in the late 1980′s. back then i delivered donuts before the sun came up. chris mull would join me when he couldn’t sleep. we would ride around industrial parks from 5 – 8 in the morning eating donuts, drinking coffee, and rocking out to the classic rock hits of 101.1 FM. flash forward to the present: it’s 30 years later & now i work on mondays making coffee before sunrise with chloé… chris’ daughter.

I SOLD THE JEEP!!!

smallercashi stood on my head ’til my ears were turning red– but i finally sold the jeep! it only took 4 months, 6 test drives, and half the original asking price (i walked away with 40 $20 bills… you can do the math). breathe in. breathe out. sigh.

Monday You’re Not So Bad

mondayyourenotsobadjenny & i heard jeremy messersmith sing monday you’re not so bad when he came through kansas city last october. he was doing a potluck / house concert tour, so we got to see him in someone’s living room. a music video for that same song went online in april & i’ve been meaning to post it for the last two weeks.

Previous Wilder Beeps

bliptronicandbeepitthis is an entry about my time near the corner of 18th & wyandotte. i started making electronic noises 6 years ago in the crossroads art district. one night tom geeding and his daughter michele showed up, and asked “what the heck is going on here?” so i gave them each a gadget and we made crazy robotic sounds for the next two hours. this took place before i found out i could play vegetables like a keyboard. before beep goes the weasel there was mondo beep. it wasn’t music– but it sure was fun.

Quick Sketch McGraw

illustrated mea quick sketch drawing of yours truly was unearthed about a month ago. ok, well, it wasn’t actually IN the earth, it was stowed away in the mull house. apparently a music fan drew it when chris & i were playing at homer’s years ago. one of our neighbors (barb) saw it and said, “you’ve put on a few pounds!” i wanted to say, “yeah my right arm is longer than it used to be too.”

Spencer Sights & Sounds

FULLundulationlast sunday josh fairman & i set up beep goes the weasel for day of creativity at the spencer museum of art in lawrence, ks. folks who attended were encouraged to “explore the intertwined relationships of art, science, people, and the plant world”
- from the field guide brochure
our table had carrots, bananas, spinach leaves, and a theremin. it got noisy from time to time, but every once in awhile a melody would break out. there was also an interactive display of plant molecules (pic above) just a few feet away.