Monday, December 14, 2009

I don't want the world, I just want your half

So I am slowly making progress and I think the above subject line is the title now. For now at least.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

ETSY

If you like any of my paintings and would like to buy them check them out here.


thanks

douglas

Just started


I have been very....very slow to do any new paintings as of late but a few months ago I bought my largest canvas yet. So I thought I would post the progress as we go along. I am taking a different approach on this one as I actually drew out what I wanted it to be before hand. So check it out

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CMJ painting!


This CMJ at the Pirate! party I painted. Later I gave the painting to one of the people at the party. It all went very well and I thought I would share the painting here. It's the only photo of the painting I took. The words in the center are taken from a Built to Spill song and a Tegan and sara song.
Built to spill--center of the universe " I don't like this air, but that doesn't mean I'll stop breathing it"
Tegan and sara--"Stop crying in the ocean, stop crying over me"

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Making thinks other than paint my bitch.


I made beer a few weeks ago. I made this label a tad too late so it won't be used. However i am sure it will blow your mind when we drink it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

How to save the record industry( or at least stop them from wasting so much money )

Earlier today I received in the mail three copies of an EP from a major label artist. I IM'ed my friend and said, "I bet you if major labels stopped sending out 4 copies of records to people they would save a lot of money and would not be doing so poorly.". He said to me " No kidding!!! Over the past month I have gotten in a lot of the Modest mouse single" So I pressed and tried to see how much he had been sent. Overall he got in 2 copies of the first single sent overnight to him. Then he got 3 copies of the record on a CD-R . Then when the next single came out the same thing happened and then again when the full EP came out again.

I am no rocket scientist but this seems like a no brainer. Lets say we are just talking about the world of college radio. If you are overnighting a record to radio
( let me take a second to say how stupid this is in the first place, It has become so easy to send a record, a single, anything over the internet instantly why ever ... and I mean EVER would you need to overnight a CDR or a cd? EVER!)
So back to what I was saying if you overnight a record to radio it is going to end up costing you ( on the low side because they do so much volume and thus get a "deal" ) five dollars a pop. So you are sending this record out to 1000 people at least, that's a waste of 5000. Then you do this for the next single and then for the full record. thats 15000 you could of saved from one artist. Believe me when I say these numbers are on the low side of things.
How much would it cost to send all this out digitally? I believe that would be too small of a cost to meeter really.
And yet it seems the major labels, for the most part, are more hell bent on protecting the CD. Going after anyone and everyone that makes them loose money from missed sales due to downloading. When really major labels are hurting themselves more than the consumer ever could. How can you say a CD is worth 10-15 dollars when you WASTE 1000 cd's for promotion.
My friend told me well they can't stop sending records people will complain. Let them complain I say. If one of the major labels were to stop sending promotional copies out and only service records digitally, slowly they all would.
When something gets too big it becomes hard to manage. Things fall through the cracks and poor decisions get made. While cutting mailing CD's to radio stations and press people might not "save the record industry" It would save them a TON of money.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

I am still a Baseball fan.

You knew it was coming. I did at least. And it's not over by a long shot. I am talking about the whole Steroids "era" that has been clouding baseball over the last 10+ years. But I am tired of it, in fact I stopped caring about it a long time ago. BUT IT WONT GO AWAY

Enough is Enough.

Baseball players did/do Performance enhancing drugs. Why does it matter so much when its safe to say football players do all the time. I am willing to bet basketball and hockey players take drugs. GASP Shocking I know. The point is really I am tired of this FAKE outrage towards baseball. Chances are your favorite player did drugs, but does that make his base hit / strike out any less awesome. NO. But I suppose it does give someone with nothing better to write about something to write about.

In 1994 , after the strike, baseball had to make a big comeback. Everyone was PISSED off that everyone just quit on the game. So there was no World Weries and there was a lot of work to be done to get the game back to where it once was.

We famously had the home run chase between Mark Mcgwire and Sammy Sosa. Do you seriously think no one knew they were on something? Come on. There was too much money to be made by journalists. "oh look everyone baseball is awesome" "home runs are fantastic" "OH the game is back!"
And now all these holier than thou reporters need to move units again by tearing down the sport they pretend to love. Those that were yelling Home runs are awesome are now screaming that drugs are bad and anyone that does drugs should be suspended. They do this on the pretense that its for the fan . But the fan's do not care. When I listen to talk radio or read sports blogs I hear the "fan" chime in and ask why people are still talking about this. They really do not care that much about the PED's. This is so obvious by just looking at Manny in LA. Everyone there LOVES him SOOOOO much. They could care less he got caught taking drugs. Many other cases could be made, attendance was projected to be down because of the economy. However if people really did care that much, wouldn't they just stop watching?
The only people that seem to care are the talking heads on the radio and TV.

Well I for one am bored with all the steroid talk. Can we move along? I doubt we can. I mean if the media can't even see that Ricky Henderson should of been voted in to the hall of fame by 100% of baseball writers ( along with a lot of other players I am sure) Then how can they see that this story is getting old.

Ok I am done ranting for now

Here is a good article that is most likely a lot better written than mine.

Friday, July 17, 2009

So this is summer.

1) if it is in fact summer you should not be on a computer reading this nor should i be on a computer writing this.

2) lets pretend that none of this happened.

3) lets go outside and get sand in our shoes and start talking again when it rains.


thanks.


Monday, June 08, 2009

Set your DVR!

This Wednesday June 10th 2009, Discovery Channel. 6:30 PM EASTERN. 
New episode of CASH CAB ....with ... ME!!!!! 

Monday, March 30, 2009

Playing Catch up!

Hello friends, as some of you may or may not know by reading the header above, this blog was started to showcase my Paintings. However I got lazy and it turns out I have not really posted all my paintings so the name "Paint is my bitch" may not make much sense when I tend to ramble on about music but really aside from Blog and Main what website name really makes any sense.

So I wanted to take today to reintroduce you, the viewing public, to my paintings. Having recently sold 5 of them I thought why not list the rest of them to be sold as well. So I just put my remaining paintings up on ETSY . So Feel free to head over there and check them I have also posted them here for you to check out as well! So thanks for reading!









Thursday, March 26, 2009

I told you it keeps going and going

Our friends that helped put on the Pirate! party at SXSW, Break Thru Radio
have started putting up music from the show! Up today is the Mason Proper set! They are putting a new one up every day so be sure to look for Say Hi,  Jessica lea Mayfield and the An Horse sets! 
go check it out  here! 

two posts in one week! INSANE 

Sunday, March 22, 2009

SXSW...It keeps going ..and going and going


Where does the time go! I honestly have no Idea. A lot has gone on since I last posted but lets stick with my most recent awesomeness and thats SXSW in lovely Austin, TX!   I got in on March 14th, and it seems like a month ago.  So lets recap as much as I can! 


I ate a LOT and I mean a lot of BBQ for those of you heading down there soon check out County line, its a bit outside of the city ( by bit i mean 10-15 min drive..maybe a bit longer) but it is soooo worth it!   I had Brunch THREE TIMES... for those of you that have not accepted it as fact BRUNCH IS THE BEST MEAL OF THE DAY!!!  I had Brunch at the Iron Cactus, it was good.. a lot of food of course and everything was very fresh.   Then I had Brunch at the 4 seasons, pretty much the best bacon you will ever eat and then pretty much the best Brunch of them all was Moonshine! OH my lord white chocolate bread pudding... I don't think I need to say anymore.  

Aside from the food I spent a lot of time outside and the weather could not of been better I think it was 72 and sunny ( mathmaticly proven as the perfect temperature ) every single day. If only I could of played tennis as well it would of been perfect!  

And of course I saw A lot of bands and here are all of them: 
(if you are looking for highlights the best bands I saw all week were  Silversun Pickups, Decemberists, Matches, An Horse and Dillinger Four)   If you want to know the worst bands you will have to ask I am sure they don't mean to be the way they are.
But here is the master list:  

WED

Barcelona
Loney, dear
Drink up buttercup
Hot panda
Dmg'S
Splinters
Pre
Deer tick
garotas suezas
Beachhouse
Vivian girls
Human highway
An horse
Decemberists

Thursday!
Blue eyed blacks
An horse
Say hi
Mason proper
Mean creek
Jessica lea mayfield
Jason lytle
Tweekbird
Glossary
Handsome furs

Friday

Bishop allen
MAE shi
Gent reg
Golden boots
Ace Enders
D4
Here we go magic
Mumford and sons
Matches

Sat
ViviAn girls
Grates
Thermals
Lucero
Gil mantera party dream.
Peakers
HolleradoSay hi
silversun pickups
Bedowin soundclash


I think that about covers everything! Thank you for reading and I will try and post more! 

OH and I got to hang out with KENNY POWERS!  
(if you have not watched this show it really does grow on you) 


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy NEw Year!

I am not really sure how it became the 27nd day of January already, I am sure they explained it on last weeks episode of lost but who knows how time really works... So welcome. I just got back from VEGAS so i wanted to share with you the glory that is VEGAS!  Check it out! 

If you wish to see more check out Punk rock bowling online!   


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