22nd May 13
My old pal Katie Beach knows that the most appropriate way to mourn is to go record-shopping. “They also had a copy of Robbie Krieger & Friends,” she told me, “but Ray was not listed as a friend so I abstained.”
Katie Beach was really, truly a friend of Ray Manzarek.
In fact, if Katie Beach had hosted an imaginary television talk show in 2002, the guests would have been as follows: Kathleen Hanna, Chandler Bing, that emo girl that hung out in the student union and watched Pokemon all the time, Klaus Kinski, art instructor Burne Hogarth, Dock Ellis, that sleazy personal injury attorney that kicked his dad out of his own family law firm because he was taking up too much space on the back of the phonebook ads and then started calling himself ‘The Kentucky Hammer,’ and finally, Ray Manzarek. With all that talent, she probably still would have had Ray Manzarek on as the final guest — to put a fine point on everything we’d just seen and heard.
21st May 13
Hey, look, it’s “COACH,” the beloved spokesmascot for Flip Saunders’ Frontage Road Pancake Emporium, conveniently located at 394 and Highway 100 in Golden Valley. Coach and I were in conversation as part of the annual Church of Pancake festivities, chatting about his experiences with the Twin Cities’ most-loved destination for pancakes and other related breakfast products since 1986.
And that’s what Peter Hajinian and I did this weekend.
16th May 13
If you like books with illustrations of other books inside of them, then you will love Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow, available this fall from Coffee House Press. If you don’t like books with illustrations of other books inside of them, then to hell with you.
10th May 13
A map of some of the many hand-painted signs around Minneapolis and St. Paul. I made this for the American Craft Council’s recent Library Salon with filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, and signpainters Forrest Wozniak and Phil Vandervaart.
Faythe and Sam’s documentary on signpainting premieres locally at the Trylon Microcinema on June 17-18.
9th May 13
7th May 13
Mangled Latin for “behold the cab.”
6th May 13
An anti-New Wave t-shirt offered by the entrepreneurs at Barbaric Enterprises. From the August 1984 issue of Hit Parader.
Sick of wimpy display typefaces? Support Windsor!
26th April 13
Via Scott Stulen, a doodle I made for Drawing Club a couple of years ago.
18th April 13
Better yet, I should also mention that Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow will feature photographs by the great Carrie Thompson.
18th April 13
Come October, this is something you will be able to buy from your local bookseller, courtesy of Coffee House Press. You can leave it out on your living room table to impress dates when they come over. Your date asks, “You have a book about tape, flags, meetings, and city buses?” and you say, “Yes, I do,” and your date says, “This date just got interesting.”