Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Watch List

1. The Atomica Project: One of the most beautiful projects to come out of Chicago in a long time. They remind me a lot of Everything But The Girl, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! Hopefully there will be much more to come on Wade Alin and vocalist Lauren Cheatham. Listen to: Gravity (mp3)
2. This Ivy League: Billed as one of the best pop groups of 2008! Listen to: The Richest Kids (mp3)
3. Sumkid: On the count three, one, two, three.... Chuck Norris on Drugs (mp3)

1. "Where I Live" by Jill Summers: The best pure storyteller in Chicago.
2. "Telepathy (for D.A. Levy)" by Bradley Mason Hamlin: Incredible pace and imagery
3. "What Disappearing Tastes Like" by Andy Bailey: Sights and thoughts while jogging.
4. "The Coffin Makers of Ghana" by Matt Rager: What would you like to be buried in?
5. "The Greyhound" by Chad Halliday: A story about life and addiction.
6. "Phelp's Grove" by Colin Bassett: I read this story. I drank more coffee.
7. "Scrape" by Utahna Faith: "Eat it or I'll Shoot"... oh yeah!

1. Speakerdog Says Get Out & Play PowerBook GelaSkin by Ben The Illustrator
2. Obama Spoke Cards: I want these not to put in bicycle spokes, but to remember how cheesy and comercial this election has been. $1

1. Iniciativa Colectiva Issue 10: Still the best pdf art zine around!
2. Revolution Art Issue 12: Art, Music, Modeling (?), Advertising (at least they're honest), and Design.
3. MP3 Goodies: Amplive - Of Montreal vs MGMT (mp3), Poison Control Center - Make Love a Star (mp3)

1. Interview with John Gall that deals with publishing and cover design.
2. Mike Doughty: "Fort Hood" (Here is the youtube link)
3. The Dollar Store Reading Series returns! The Hideout May 23rd @ 7:00pm $1

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