Sunday, December 21, 2008

Orange Crush

I just finished up this series. It sat around for a long time and I had no motivation to finish it or what I was going to do with it but then as it happens... inspiration struck. The song is Orange Crush from R.E.M .


When it rains....

I went so long without painting that when i started on that series i just finished i wanted to keep going. 
My friend Braden had wanted me to do something with City and Colour and i was never feeling it until well... now.... .
this is the progression of one painting as it has yet to be finished

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Hello there friends. For those of you that listened to my radio show last night and liked it so much you had to have or to those of you that missed out and wish you would of heard my favorite songs of 2008 here is the show in 2 parts!
i hope you enjoy!!!!

Part one!!!
Part Two!!!

Part one!
Dr. Dog the rat the rabbit ...
Dears, The Disclaimer
wintersleep Weighty ghost
laura marling alas i cannot swim Ghosts
An Horse Not Really Scared Scared As Fuck
Tim Fite Gone Ain't Gone Big Mistake
amanda palmer Oaisis
Tokyo Police Club Your English Is Good
Ra Ra Riot The Rhumb Line Too Too Fast
matt and kim Daylight
The Decemberists Valerie Plame
Kings of Leon Only By The Night Sex On Fire
Wolf Parade Call It A Ritual
Man Man Rabit Habbits mr Jung Stuffed
Islands arms way Creeper
Be Your Own Pet Kelly Affair
Subways, The Girls And Boys
blood red shoes box of secrets Adhd

Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound Old White Lincoln
The Loved Ones Build & Burn Sarah's Game
Los Campesinos! we are beautiful we are doomed We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Johnny Foreigner Waited Up 'Til it Was Light Salt Peppa And Spinderella
tom gabel heart burns Random Hearts
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Woodfriend
japanese motors Single Fins And Safety Fins
delta spirit Trashcan
City and Colour The Girl
Kanye West Love Lockdown
Cool Kids Single Bassment Party
Black Keys, The Strange Times
lukestar Shade You Hide
army navy Snakes Of Hawaii
army navy Get Right Back
plants and animals Bye Bye Bye
Mother Mother wrecking ball
jessica lea mayfield ---kiss me again

Sunday, November 30, 2008

its been a while but ... paint can still be my bitch

Decided this red one is done so thats good. And started work on a new series ....
let me know what you think .
Search Paint if you want to see some older ones!

In other news tune in this Monday night for the last show of the year for me. 
its going to be my favorite songs of the year ! Check the post after this one for all the show details! !!!! 

Monday, October 27, 2008



or something like that 

Contact me during the show!
AIM: theanimalarrg

CMJ 2008!!!!!

Well that was exhausting. CMJ 2008 is in the books and it was a great time.
Above are photos of The hard Lessons and Settle from our Pirate! CMJ party!
Lets see if i can remember some highlights for you, in no order:


I am also very proud to announce that Pirate won for 3 College Radio Awards including Promotion company of the year!
I won for Best Promoter and Canada won for Best Mentor here are the other winners :

Radio Station Awards

Station Of The Year
KEXP (Seattle)

Music Director Of The Year
Omar Husain (CJLO)

Specialty Music Director Of The Year
Jesse Novak (WWVU)

Best Student-Run Non-FM Station
CJLO (Montreal)

Biggest Innovator
Tenni Gharakanian (CFRE)

Most Groundbreaking
KEXP (Seattle)

Music Director With The Best Band That Doesn't Suck
Omar Husain (CJLO)

In It For The Music
Cynthia Luna (WBWC)

Best Podcast
KEXP (Seattle)

Best Use Of The Web (Cincinnati)

Most Likely To Reinvent Radio
KEXP (Seattle)

Biggest Asset To The Community
KEXP (Seattle)

Best Use Of Limited Resources
KSSU (Sacramento)

Most Fun
Omar Husain (CJLO)

Best Team Effort
CJLO (Montreal)

Industry Awards

Promoter Of The Year
Doug Blake (Pirate!)

Label Promoter Of The Year
Mona Dehghan (Sub Pop)

Promotional Company Of The Year

Best Mentor
Canada M. Fox (Pirate!)

Most Ahead Of The Game

Best Online Resources

Best Genre Specialty Promoter
Tyler McCauley (Terrorbird)

Most Legit
Lisa Hresko (CMJ)

See you next year!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Well i have been trying to post the new video for Daylight from Matt and Kim.
I can't stop listening to this song and wanted to share.
but i can provide you a link !
so go get it !

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thank you for a great season.

This year i went to close to 50 baseball games and saw the red sox about 20 times.
Good year... and there is always next year.

Monday, September 29, 2008

I love Texas

Its true. I do love texas. Austin and Fort Worth are fantastic places.
it might be hot but its a lot of fun, lots of good places to eat. Lots of places to drink.
Its rather fantastic. I was in Dallas for the Redskins vs Cowboys and here are some fantastic photos from the weekend
enjoy! turns out i cannot upload any photos stay tuned for later this week when i can!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Laura Marling LIve on KEXP!

Hello friends last week i had the pleasure of sitting in with Laura Marling and John in the Morning on KEXP!
They played a few songs and it was rather fantastic. I recorded one of those songs with my camera and poof here it is for you!

A reminder for everyone to tune in tonight at 7pm on WMSC! for my radio show!

good times!
thanks for reading

Monday, September 08, 2008


For those of you that do not know I really really really love radio. And tonight
at 7pm will mark my long awaited return to the airwaves via WMSC!  Long awaited by who you ask? well really just long awaited by me. I have not had a radio show since i left WRBB in Boston a good 4  years ago. So tune in tonight at 7pm to listen to me mess up at least once or twice and for me most likely to say some sort of nonsense.  So that is TONIGHT on WMSC from 7-10 PM !!!!  Listen while you watch football, do homework, eat tacos, whatever it is you do on monday nights!  

Monday, August 18, 2008


Last week Lisa from CMJ did a profile for Pirate! with myself providing the answers. If you click on it you should be able to read the article and let me know what you think! 
So check it out for fun times!!!!! 

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Sunday in photos.

From the top to bottom. 
1) we went to sharon jones at summer stage and ate some ice cream. 
2) dan eats some ice cream in the park
3) christine also eats some ice cream
4) I take the N train
5) There are monkeys in the subway. 
6) I walked past the Empire state building.
7) I walked by this statue.
8) This building had a different animal in every window
9) The zoo also had lots of animals 
10) The line for sharon jones was out the WAZOOOOOO!

And that was my Sunday. Thank you for reading. 

Thursday, August 14, 2008


A few college radio things to talk about. Head over to CMJ to check out the line up thus far for the Marathon this October! Also I was reading another blog PRETTY MUCH AMAZING and they had a great idea to make a chart of the top songs played in dorms. So i know some of you live in dorms so go check it out and email PMA!!!!

and lastly a random jpg of a cloud ... making it rain..

until next time!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Cowboy Dan is a major player in the cowboy scene.

Hello everyone from lovely Tennessee!!!! This weekend was another in a long line of fantastic weekends! The Pirate!crew went down to Athens Ga for the Team Clermont summer camp! This year the Kickball game was decided in an epic 3 run walk off home run in the bottom of the 7th! Giving the W's the come from behind win! We all went to Chuck E cheese to celebrate! I put up a bunch of photos from the trip so check them out!

Monday, July 28, 2008

How paint became my bitch.

Paint did not just become my bitch over night. Ok maybe it was over night. It was back in 1999 on my Compaq computer when I came home a little overserved from the bartender. I turned on the microsoft paint program and went to work. Somewhere in a closet are the originals but after much prodding by my roommate I decided to put them to canvas, and the rest as they say is History. So if you wish to peruse all my old paintings by searching for PAINT. But the reason for this post is with my new phone there is a program where I get to paint on photos! So it's sort of like paint is my bitch 2.0. SO here are some of those photos from my recent trip. Enjoy

Monday, July 21, 2008

Los Angeles California Days 1-4

So much has happened in the last 4 days it has been a fantastic whirlwind of fun and excitement! 
Let's look back and see what I have been doing starting with Thursday! 
Thursday we got into town and went out for drinks with some friends... not too exciting but i did get to ride in the back of a truck. Unlike the south this is frowne
d upon so I had to hide

On Friday we went to go see THE DARK KNIGHT and it was really everything I had dreamed it would be. Such a good time. Then we had a BBQ and played a game called Celebrity 
and i really think everyone should play. 
here is how it works
2 teams best with more people but lets say teams of 3 ... i think it could work with teams of 2. 
Get a big bowl and a bunch of paper cut into pieces big enough to write a few words on. 
everyone spends time thinking of "celebrities" and writes them on the papers, folds them in half and places them in the bowl. 

Examples: can be as straight forward as Ted Danson or as strange as "the turtle boy from the internet" However whatever is written down is the Clue you have to get your team to say.

Once all names have been filled out one person on the team gets one minute to go through as many names as possible.  For the first round anything goes. You can say anything except what is written on the paper. The first round goes on until all the papers are gone. After each minute the teams take turns going and alternating between people on the team. 

After all the names are gone you tally the scores and put all the papers back in the bowl. Then you start round 2 but this time you can only say one word.  You go through all the names the same way and then tally the scores.

Then in round 3 you can only say the word penis. Seriously it is a blast and a half.  Let me know if you have any questions.

On Saturday we went to a Wine event up in Santa Barbara. 90 wine vendors and free food. There was so much good wine, thank goodness it only went on for 4 hours or i have no idea how we would have gotten home. After the event we drove down to Newport and went out on a boat, played some skee ball and of course did some Kareoke. 

On Sunday we got to go see the Sox play the Angels to round out the perfect start to the trip. 
I am here until Friday so let me know if you want a Postcard!  Talk to you soon! 


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