Bickerdike Square Park, Chicago
This was such a great show!
It was a thrill to open up for Sharon Van Etten at Bowery Ballroom the other night. She sounded amazing and made everyone there feel welcome at her family reunion. My friend Ben Syverson was kind enough to send me some pictures from our opening set. It was a really great night to be a part of. Richard Baluyut from Versus played bass in my band (which was amazing) because he totally kicks ass. Hannah Cohen joined me on stage and we got to sing Don’t let the Darkness gather me as a duet for the first time which was fun. And to finish the set Sharon was generous enough to come out and sing on I Blame Baltimore with me. Thank you Sharon.
I filmed a lot of visual effects plates for Sebastian’s video. Here’s an unused outtake that I really liked.
Analog glitchery made for the I Blame Baltimore video
Magic Missile live at The Mopery, Dec 5 2009
Composite with CG clouds and miniature model in Sebastian’s music video
I’m still using a lot of PostScript fonts from the late 80s. Can you name another technology that allows 20 year old files to see such routine and widespread use? Not only that, but PostScript is still state of the art. They had to cook up OpenType (bells! whistles!) just to keep selling fonts.
I mean think about it. Every single day I use font files that are older than recent college graduates. I used some of these exact files on my mom’s Mac SE-30 in 1988, and every Mac I’ve had since. I’ve never had to convert or upgrade them, and they work even better today (thanks antialiasing!) than they did back then. That is insane.