Archive for April, 2013

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Mr. Someone

April 30, 2013
copyright Jamie Coghill 2013!

copyright Jamie Coghill 2013!

Check it out: Aussie musician Jamie Coghill aka The Jimmy C just released the first of this year’s coming two EPs! Titled Mr. Someone it features the single version of the title track with seven bonus songs – all in the more or less the same vein as his recently-released Orbital Debris album.

Like I already wrote, the vibe of his new album differs from the great Glamour & Fame album and delivers some tunage that reminds me of The Kinks‘ circa Face to Face period. This release offers some nice jangly pop with darker edges plus the occasional quirky track. Check it out and visit him on Facebook too!

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Available now!

April 29, 2013
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Get yours!

I just received the news from my pal Troy Church that the poster I created for The Bigfoot Diaries is now available for sale! Six different designs in total with every print being a 11″ X 17″ limited numbered edition and made of the highest quality card stock – many signed by the show’s guests (not me though).

All proceeds will go to maintaining business costs like PO Box fees, business cards, webcast production, etc. and is a great way to support grassroots journalism! On sale as of now at $10 a pop with an additional $5 to cover postage – international rates will be higher – so check it out here and order yours today!

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Out Now!

April 29, 2013
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copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

Here we go: The final Call Me Greenhorn release of April! Entitled Chasing the Dawn this is actually way more 80s New Wave than my other stuff and there’s a background story to that. A couple of months ago I stumbled across this kick-ass movie project to start production this fall and immediately got in touch with the producers trying to pimp my shit, uh, let them know I was willing and available if they needed some fitting audio.

They replied with “Great, thanks!” but informed me that the They Call Me Superseven tracks I sent as examples of my work wasn’t that retro-sounding as they had in mind – the movie in itself is very 80’s – so I spent that following weekend channeling John Carpenter recording the title track and the chase-theme Across the City just to prove that yes, I can do New Wave too! Mission accomplished as they got back with a much more positive response they’ll definitely get back to me to secure either one of the tracks or having me create a similar one for their feature.

Three tracks in total, including the kinda weird Skulking – that sounds like some damn trippy theme for an old Nintendo game – so check it out on my Bandcamp here, give it a spin below and share away!

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F-Bomb

April 28, 2013
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copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

Here we go: Making friends. Dropping the f-bomb. Heading for mainstream success. Been quite a busy weekend and it finished off with killer news followed by even more killer news – I’m gonna wait a little while longer before I make that piece of news official, so all I can say is now is that when it rains it sure pours. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative thing. Gonna practice my John Hancock to make sure my signature looks just right. Heck, I might even frame the damn thing once everything’s worked out.

Anyway, while your scratching your head over that one, howsabout some soothing music to ease your neurons? Just finished up Call Me Greenhorn‘s Yeah, Well Fuck You Too and decided to upload the unmastered track on my Soundcloud to whet the appetite for the full length release in June. It’s kinda funny – if you’ve got my weird sense of humor that is – and it’s always nice doing something aimed towards the less-than-open minded music fans out there. Or – even worse – musicians. But the feedback’s been cool so far so I guess it wasn’t as “out there” as I imagined.

The artwork was once again one of those made-up-on-the-spot kinda deals using an idea originally intended for the full length. But I already used robot imagery for The Norliss Tapes and if there’s one thing I really don’t like it is repeating myself. So, coming in roughly two months from now, check it out below and once again please share!

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Armageddon Dub – the video

April 25, 2013
copyright Robert Boud 2013!

copyright Robert Boud 2013!

I’M EXCITED AS HECK TO ANNOUNCE that UK photographer Robert Boud will be directing the video for Call Me Greenhorn‘s  Armageddon Dub based on his Aftermath Apocalypse Photography project. He’s perfect for it as his imagery fits the feel of the song so good it’s eerie.

copyright Robert Boud 2013!

copyright Robert Boud 2013!

Drawing inspiration from surrealism and horror, his portfolio shows work that is dark and powerful without ever resorting to cheap shock value. It’s thought provoking and visually stunning – disturbing pieces of art, but art nonetheless.

I am thrilled beyond belief to have him do this for me and can’t wait to see the finished results. Make sure you check out his portfolio at robboudphotography.wordpress.comI’ll keep you updated on the video as it progresses.

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Spoonful

April 25, 2013

For those who enjoyed Richard Gale‘s The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon I wrote about in 2012  – and the last time I checked it had over 22 million views on YouTube so there’s no doubting its popularity – I was happily surprised discovering that the story of poor Jack and his utensil-loving nemesis Ginosaji has continued into a web series!

Three parts so far, and if you thought the original ten-minute short film was silly and surreal you should definitely check out these episodes. I’m not gonna spoiler but Jack kinda snaps, rides a bus, goes to the Happy Place and there’s a squirrel involved as well. Check it out!

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Chasing the Dawn!

April 25, 2013
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copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

COMING NEXT WEEK! As April draws to a close it’s time to launch the third (and final) Call Me Greenhorn release of the month: Chasing the Dawn! Three 80′s sounding tracks in the sort of New Wave vein written specifically for an upcoming feature film set in 1980’s Los Angeles. Think Carpenter, ninjas and neon.

There’s an unmastered rough mix teaser taste available on my SoundCloud, so go get a taste here, or just listen below. As always share away and spread the word!

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Pic o/t Day

April 24, 2013
GFYS

GFYS

Yeah. I’m working on a new song for Call Me Greenhorn. It’s called Yeah, Well Fuck You Too. I’ll send you an MP3.

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Vivian Maier

April 24, 2013

This is just amazing: The most important American street photographer of the 20th century was a 1950’s nanny who kept to herself and never had a single photograph sold or published during her life time. Meet Vivian Maier – born in the US, raised in France (with some connection to Jeanne J. Bertrand) who moved to New York in the early 1950s and spent all her free time from the sweat shop she worked at to document the street life of her home town as well as Chicago. Following a career change to nanny she held that occupation for over 40 years, while still continuing her hobby.

Decades later, and by sheer coincidence, Chicago real estate agent John Maloof bought a huge box of undeveloped film at an auction, for the asking price of $380. Slowly developing her work he discovered the massive talent of the then-unnamed photographer and became obsessed with trying to find the creator of the 100,000+ negatives. In 2007 he found her name. In 2009 he found out she had died the previous year at the age of 83. Deciding to tell her story to the world he started working on the documentary Finding Vivian Maier – soon to premiere this year. In the mean time her work is rocking the exhibitions in cities like London, New York and Los Angeles.

In a day and age where most of us can spam the shit promote everything from our selves to our local garage band having their debut show, a friend’s art exhibition or just what we’re having for lunch via social media etc., I found it both fascinating and heartbreaking her work was completely unknown. Watching it now at the official site I am impressed by the quality of her photography and find a weird sort of comfort that even though she’s passed on she finally gets some recognition. Read up on her story here and spread the word!

copyright Vivian Maier. Year unknown.

copyright Vivian Maier. Year unknown.

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Aftermath Apocalypse Photography

April 24, 2013

Yes! Might have some kick-ass news coming soon – if nothing else a future post regarding the phenomena “synchronicity” – but up until then make sure you check out UK photographer Robert Boud‘s video project Aftermath Apocalypse Photography on YouTube. It’s pretty stark imagery but still oddly beautiful.

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