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(Made with the I Don’t Know What I’m Doing lyrics and wordle)

Posted on - June 11, 2008 [at] 10:56 pm by Brad
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Server outages bring out the doodler in me. Gig poster for the show on Friday:


(Here’s the PDF [3mb].)

Did you know: 60% of the bands playing Friday start their names with “the”.

Also I was asked to deface a t-shirt with my signature and lyrics from Dirtbag:



Spot the errors, I’m an idiot.

Posted on - June 2, 2008 [at] 10:46 pm by Brad
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A long time ago I put out a call for album art for the new record and got a lot of great submissions in the forum thread. A few complications arose that I hadn’t realized — mainly that for printing I need a super high-res version. Plus a cover isn’t enough for a CD, you also need the back, the inside and the disc face, etc, etc. I’d love to put the submitted covers in a gallery so people can use them as the cover art if they want.

Here are some of my favorites:

outofit-cover-01 outofit-cover-02
outofit-cover-03 outofit-cover-04

(credits: Douchegordijn, Ash, Forsten, onemorechris — thanks to everyone who submitted!)

I also had a difficult time deciding what really fit with the album. I take that kind of stuff maybe too seriously and felt lost. When I was whining about my lack of direction a friend reminded me that the best way to find a focus is to go personal, find something meaningful to me. Without an anchor in reality I just float around.

ANSI art was a big part of my life during my isolated nerdy teenage years. That time was largely defined by dropping out of high school, hanging out on BBS‘s, having no friends, playing video games, rarely going outside and antidepressants. The songs on Out of It are all about those sorts of feelings, so I felt a strong connection. I’m not sure it’s one many people will pick up on at first glance, but it’s important to me that it’s there.


And now I’m gonna go play some video games. Life is so different now!

Posted on - May 1, 2008 [at] 2:33 pm by Brad
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Here’s what my next CD will look like:



The entire design is in ANSI art by Fredrik Olsson.

Posted on - April 28, 2008 [at] 4:49 pm by Brad
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I’m trying to find a way to spice up my t-shirt selection. I’ve got a bunch of ideas chicken-scratched out but I’m no artist. I thought it would be nice to find people who could turn those into viable designs. I looked on Spreadshirt and Threadless but came up empty.

Mr. Coulton recently had a post about a collaborative t-shirt design site. Which would be sweet but is obviously a pretty rough thing to set up dealing with paying out royalties all the time.

I’d be satisfied if there was simply a site with talented t-shirt artists I could buy designs off of easily.

Posted on - July 22, 2007 [at] 12:09 pm by Brad
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Guess I should post this here also (already in the forums):

The title of my next album, barring mind-changes, will be “Out Of It”. I’m looking for album art & ideas.

I want to go with a different style from I Don’t Know What I’m Doing, so nothing too cartoony or that looks like a kid drew it.

Stuff you’ve made (that I can use) or things found through the Creative Commons search would be sweet. Thank you!

Figure I should get a jump on it. Thanks!

Posted on - June 14, 2007 [at] 9:36 pm by Brad
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This collection of the worst album covers has some gems. On the down-side this was going to be the cover of my next album:

Back to the drawing board.

Posted on - December 18, 2006 [at] 6:17 pm by Brad
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Finnish artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen collected the pet peeves and angst-ridden pleas of people in Helsinki and then composed this choral work around the list of complaints. Music composed by Esko Grundström.

Posted on - November 26, 2006 [at] 7:11 pm by Brad
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Ziggy Stardust comic – scans of a David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust comic. They should revive the Rock Fantasy line of comics and do indie bands. Everyone can be working day jobs and have no time to fight crime.

Posted on - March 3, 2006 [at] 11:19 am by Brad
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I’m trying to put my Brad Sucks gallery back together. I lost a lot of that stuff in some sort of server disaster long ago. If you’ve done any Brad Sucks artwork or videos, feel free to send them in. Also I’m trying to remember the credits for some of the things in there.

Posted on - February 20, 2006 [at] 3:21 pm by Brad
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