Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Scrappin' Sundays (on Tuesday)

Theodore Boggs and I begun our ritualistic scavenging this sunday.  He acquired a really nice wagon and we drove around for 6 hours.  Here are some pictures of our finds, two packs of cigarettes and 90 miles later we halted our efforts and headed in.  Til next sunday.

Milwaukee Art Museum

Here is some documentation that me and Britt went to Milwaukee and visited the beautiful art museum on Lake Michigan.  Aside from having an extensive collection on modern and contemporary art, as well as artifacts, the exhibition that stuck out was the 'Act/React' show (all the pieces needed human interaction).  All in all a good day trip with the lady.

Big Time

Here is a new mural type piece done at the Halfway House on Milwaukee Ave in Chicago.  Probably the biggest size I have ever worked on and hopefully more commissions to come.  Thanks to Matt Hendrickson for taking pictures and general support.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Doctor Who?

Jump about fifteen years in the future from our last Haack! post.  The seventies produced some of the best music thus far, and here is the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.  The place where all BBC radio and television sound effects were created.  The musicians included Ron Granier, Delia Derbyshire and John Baker, plus about forty more.  The sounds were mainly creatd from keyboard/synthesizers and homemade instruments.  A career that spanned decades and produced thousands of songs and effects.  The earliest and most famous works are those of Doctor Who, where colonial men and futuristic robots run free.   

Hello, one, two, three, four...

Here are some more recent photos from my final installation at school, hopefully these will be put to use in some other location than this small shitty space, but anyway here they are.  These party bulbs are definitely getting mileage.  

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Mambo Marilyn

The first installation of documentary Sunday's.  Todays focus will be on a documentary that our glorious friend Don is working on, and I bring you Mambo Marilyn.  The most interesting 69 year old that I know, we visited her studio today and had a very nice conversation about all things, including voodoo rituals and Nigerian civil unrest.  Here is Marilyn amongst a fraction of her collection, including her zombie dog, Pancho.  Oh...and some real human skulls!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

follow up

here are the follow up pictures from last weekend's show at the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport.  Here are the two pieces from the show and the legends as they are, Vince and Theodore.  Thanks all for coming out, i was shlitzfaced.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Electric Lucifer

Another important installment in the pioneers of electronic music series, I present to you (the viewer near and far) Bruce Haack, early electronics meets pop sensibility.  1970.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


For those of you in the chicago area and beyond, i am part of a show opening at the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport, come one come all.  Pictures to follow later.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Century of Rose

this is a post for the Teichen family, just to show that we are taking care of the vehicle, minus the mishap with the broken window and stolen stereo, the asshole who stole it was very courteous i must state, carefully removing the stereo with the greatest of ease, leaving cables and connectors perfectly intact.  im going to steal it back from him at maxwell street market, maybe tip him with a bash to the boys.  all things aside, this puppy hums and gets us from A to B.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


in order to understand the current climate of shit electronic music, it is necessary to explore the evolution of experimentation with invented objects, we know now as 'keyboards' and before anybody heard of kraftwerk, there was a small movement of composers who took the leap head first into the bitmapped world of gadgets.  Raymond Scott along with J.D. Robb and Robert Moog paved a new mentality on how our apocalyptic situation reflects the beauty and awe that we have for machines.  although relatively rudimentary in design and construction, using known components, these composers showed how through delicate manipulation, the idea of the composition evolved.  In Raymond Scott's 'Manhattan Research' the full range of otherworldly blips and glitches find their place.  in both mind and body, i bring you men at work. 

Friday, October 3, 2008


this word machine should have been started a week ago (possibly years), but again negating my responsibilities for self-promotion, here are pictures from last thursday's art show @ 321 S. Jefferson, organised by Eman Aguilar.  The space was beautiful and expensive, and a great turnout to boot.  The show was titled, "Toil and Yield" and this is what may or may not have happened.  Thanks to all who attended.


*things are happening.
this thing* is an action, in which i will hopefully be able to 'organise' and 'catalog', in hopes for someone to dig it out of a hard drive, a thousand years from now.  don't believe the hype.