June 11, 2013

40 Whacks demo

materiaobscura:

Check out the demo from new DC band 40 Whacks (Lindsey Porambo on bass and vocals, James Berbert on guitar and vocals, Shira Mario on drums). I recorded this yesterday. We did the drums, bass and first guitar track live in the room, then overdubbed additional guitar tracks for James. I was pleasently surprised by the sound quality and ease of recording live, rather than track by track.

http://fortywhacks.bandcamp.com

Actually going on tumblr to post this. This is my band Forty Whacks’s demo! We will have tapes in a few weeks.
July 19, 2012

jtwiggjtwigg:

20kunderdc:

      

On tonight’s show we’ve got Meg and Jenna, two of the organizers behind the DC Zinefest. Taking place Saturday, July 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, the Zinefest is a really cool event that brings together DIY folks of all stripes. It’s a great way to see some neat art, meet creative folks from around the District, and even pick up some zine-making skills of your own.

On air, Meg and Jenna talk a little about the history of the zine, why self-publishing is important, and how to get involved creating your own work.

gettin pumped for DCZF and seeing my loves next week! meg and jenna are so rad, listen to them talk about zines on the radio here (waahhhh i am listening to it right now and meg said the nicest things about me and jenna talked up stranger danger & jami and i just wanna hug everyone and sob)

(via meganna)

July 12, 2012
totaldilp:

Meet Max and Ollie. They are so adorable. 

Meg, this is Lilly and Bella, not Max and Ollie. Lhasas, not Shih-tzus

totaldilp:

Meet Max and Ollie. They are so adorable. 

Meg, this is Lilly and Bella, not Max and Ollie. Lhasas, not Shih-tzus

June 1, 2012
blurb about a DC Zinefest event in the Washington Post Express! come out this Sunday, folks!

blurb about a DC Zinefest event in the Washington Post Express! come out this Sunday, folks!

March 18, 2012
theheroappears:

jtwigg365:

top: meg, shira, and i in metropolis, where we all (briefly, in my case) lived in 2006, age almost 21
bottom: me, meg, and shira at jacob c’s house, 2003, age 18
this is important and relevant because it is lady punk friend sisterbrother love that has lasted over 10 years. why did meg and i create the short girl wall of death? we were tired of dudebro bullshit at shows before we even had adequate language to explain it. so we got together and made something without them, even if it wasn’t perfect and didn’t last as that particular thing. i remember sitting in meg’s dad’s kitchen with a pile of tshirts and fabric paint and iron ons, painstakingly cutting out stencils because we didn’t know how to screenprint, eating ramen with the radio blasting classical music. sometimes i forget to give myself credit for all the ways i tried and resisted and created alternate choices, in my own way, even when i look back and remember feelings of isolation. i also remember these strong bonds that have endured and grown so solid, the bonds i can’t imagine living without or who i would be absent them.

Ten years later, holy smokes. I still have my Short Girl Wall of Death shirt. Jen, Shira, and Meg may never have known, but they made an incredible impression on me and I am who I am today because of it. In 2002 I was a freshman in high school and met an amazing group of friends through two bands called Spoont and The Max Levine Ensemble. From the start I really looked up to Jen, Shira, and Meg as incredibly radical and strong ladies. I found an understanding of feminism, of punk, of eating well, of thinking about privilege, about politics, and of living and making choices thatwere for me and being accountable. I always felt on the outside because I was younger and not allowed to go to Fort Posi (I remember that argument very clearly with my mom) or stay out very late at night, but my own shame for my own youth was only something I felt, and never something seen or validated by the group of friends I called my community. A lot has changed in ten years and the Baltimore/DC divide seems bigger than ever for me now, but the impressions are permanent. It’s been a good decade. And I hope that somewhere along the way I was able to pass on the love and support I was lucky to have in these three to other amazing young ladies.
Thanks for the guidance and friendship, y’all.   

awww Hillary! I love you!
I remember not feeling like I belonged in short girl wall of death because I was 5’7”—NO. JOKE.

theheroappears:

jtwigg365:

top: meg, shira, and i in metropolis, where we all (briefly, in my case) lived in 2006, age almost 21

bottom: me, meg, and shira at jacob c’s house, 2003, age 18

this is important and relevant because it is lady punk friend sisterbrother love that has lasted over 10 years. why did meg and i create the short girl wall of death? we were tired of dudebro bullshit at shows before we even had adequate language to explain it. so we got together and made something without them, even if it wasn’t perfect and didn’t last as that particular thing. i remember sitting in meg’s dad’s kitchen with a pile of tshirts and fabric paint and iron ons, painstakingly cutting out stencils because we didn’t know how to screenprint, eating ramen with the radio blasting classical music. sometimes i forget to give myself credit for all the ways i tried and resisted and created alternate choices, in my own way, even when i look back and remember feelings of isolation. i also remember these strong bonds that have endured and grown so solid, the bonds i can’t imagine living without or who i would be absent them.

Ten years later, holy smokes. I still have my Short Girl Wall of Death shirt. Jen, Shira, and Meg may never have known, but they made an incredible impression on me and I am who I am today because of it. In 2002 I was a freshman in high school and met an amazing group of friends through two bands called Spoont and The Max Levine Ensemble. From the start I really looked up to Jen, Shira, and Meg as incredibly radical and strong ladies. I found an understanding of feminism, of punk, of eating well, of thinking about privilege, about politics, and of living and making choices thatwere for me and being accountable. I always felt on the outside because I was younger and not allowed to go to Fort Posi (I remember that argument very clearly with my mom) or stay out very late at night, but my own shame for my own youth was only something I felt, and never something seen or validated by the group of friends I called my community. A lot has changed in ten years and the Baltimore/DC divide seems bigger than ever for me now, but the impressions are permanent. It’s been a good decade. And I hope that somewhere along the way I was able to pass on the love and support I was lucky to have in these three to other amazing young ladies.

Thanks for the guidance and friendship, y’all.   

awww Hillary! I love you!

I remember not feeling like I belonged in short girl wall of death because I was 5’7”—NO. JOKE.

(Source: jendilemma)

March 3, 2012
ker-bloom:

Inside title page to issue #94. I wish I’d had access to this dolphin image when I did my zine about sailing, when I actually saw dolphins like this. Better late than never.

can’t wait for Chicago Zine Fest for a million reasons, one of which will be getting the newest Ker-bloom and giving Artnoose a high five

ker-bloom:

Inside title page to issue #94. I wish I’d had access to this dolphin image when I did my zine about sailing, when I actually saw dolphins like this. Better late than never.

can’t wait for Chicago Zine Fest for a million reasons, one of which will be getting the newest Ker-bloom and giving Artnoose a high five

February 23, 2012

michaelcantor:

Moon pt.1, roll 1

featuring an exceptional Dugtrio portrait

January 31, 2012
tinatattooer:

On Shira! I wish this picture was better, this is not quite done, but I’m SO pleased with how it looks in real life. Better picture later, I was too excited to wait. 
tinatattooer gmail

wow, lookit my thigh!

tinatattooer:

On Shira! I wish this picture was better, this is not quite done, but I’m SO pleased with how it looks in real life. Better picture later, I was too excited to wait. 

tinatattooer gmail

wow, lookit my thigh!

(via tinatattooer-deactivated2012083)

January 28, 2012
octopussinboots:

My Power-Twin, Jaekwon the Chef, made this for me the other day & slid it under my door. He really gets me.
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I quit tumblr, but when it’s really important for me to reblog something I will do it anyway. Jacob Mazer, you have skills.

octopussinboots:

My Power-Twin, Jaekwon the Chef, made this for me the other day & slid it under my door. He really gets me.

x0x0

I quit tumblr, but when it’s really important for me to reblog something I will do it anyway. Jacob Mazer, you have skills.

January 18, 2012

materiaobscura:

Retreat to the Moon, Winter 2011-2012

Here is the Moon Retreat video, that I posted the stills from the other week.

Shot on an iPhone 4S.

Music at the beginning is an instrumental version of “Specters of Projection” by Michael Cantor, recorded on a TASCAM 424MkII 4-track cassette recorder. (stay tuned for the full recording + some other Mikey songs, coming out later this month)

Music at the end is a live version of Auld Lang Syne, recorded by the campfire at midnight on New Years, as played by Mikey C, Dave R, Shira P, Jen T, and myself (with backup “singing” by the rest of the Moon retreat crew)

just on tumblr to reblog this.