This Sunday, my assistant and I will be pushing my art on the mean streets of Narberth, PA. Swoop in and scoop one up. Click here for more information.

Songbird, Jolie Holland, and I recently rapped about music, art, religion and Daniel Johnston at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live. Listen in.

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Topics: Our Sixth Year of Podcasting, Podcast Future (broadcasting live in the city!), Worst Live Concert Moments, Words with Friends, Russ ♥s James Blunt, Jeff Hates My Morning Jacket, The Gift of Napkins, Rhapsody Review, Stress-Inducing Children’s Games, Favorite White Rappers and Sublime, Ukulele Music, Janelle Monáe and Nick Kroll.

Preview: “I played Lady Bug… Pac-Man was a little too macho for me.”

Playlist: Keene Brothers, Buke and Gass, GIVE, Neutral Uke Hotel

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Topics: The Pros and Cons of Parades, Best Music of 2010, The Soup, Zooey Deschanel is the Worst, Great TV of 2010, Beatles, Todd has Sick Voice, Conan Needs a Little Help, Community vs. Modern Family!, Andrew Bird Really Loves Whistling, Dumb Spitting Wrestlers, Good Comedians, Unemployed Sidekick, eMusic Blows and New Sherlock Holmes

Preview: “Parades? Firetruck, firetruck, tank, karate class… alright, done.”

Playlist: Whole Sky Monitor, Paper Bird, Versus, Bad Plus

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Ink on Paper • 12″x12″ • Now Showing

Formed during a recent printmaking course, this printet will be featured in an upcoming two-person gig. (more…)

Ink on Paper • 12″x12″ • Private Collection

Over the past two weekends, I’ve been whittling away at a some graduate credits by whittling away at linoleum. Behold the the block printed fruits of my labor.

Pod Foul

Topics: Keeping Twitter Fun & Informative, Tweeting Comedians, Bad College Beer, iPad Flipboard Review, Todd Defends Foursquare and Gowalla, Russ Defends DJ Music, Jeff Reviews Scott Pilgrim, Arcade Fire Hype, Comedy Central Roasts, Viggo Mortensen, Frank Zappa, Poop Book, Thin Magazines and Cool Yeasayer Video and The Worst Song in The World (Hi, Train!)

Preview: “C’mon Todd, the band X! John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom??” “As far as I know you are making this band up.”

Playlist: Javelin, Bottomless Pit and The Young Veins

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In 29 short years, MTV has ruined music, television, New Jersey and birthday parties. That’s literally a bold statement, allow me to build my case:

Exhibit A) Sure, image, marketing and visual appearance have always had their places in pop music… but it wasn’t until the popularization of the music video that those things completely eclipsed musicianship. Janis Joplin would NOT have a record contract in a post-MTV world, nor would Justin Bieber in a pre-MTV world.

Exhibit B) The first season of The Real World aired in 1992. Arguably, the series’s success was instrumental in America’s reality TV explosion. It is the illegitimate father of The Simple Life, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The Hills and any number of little person, human litter-raising and/or cake decorating docu-crapperies. The majority of reality TV programs celebrate the worst of humanity and grant celebrity status to dismal people for doing dispicable things.

Exhibit C) New Jersey has long had its problems but Bon Jovi and Jersey Shore is a one-two punch from which the garden state may never recover. A conservative estimate is that 80% of all Jerseyites idolize and/or emmulate one or both.

Exhibit D) My Super Sweet Sixteen taught us that a birthday party isn’t a celebratory gathering of loved ones nor ritualistic rite of passage… it’s a pissing match for rich people.

Case closed. The floor is open for debate.

The Doggone Girl is Mine

UsedWigs Radio Podcast 73 is an iceskating, bun-baking, polarizing music and little person sundae with a Julia Brown interview cherry on the top.

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Ink on Paper • 36″x48″ • Private Collection

Sure, I painted this rock quintet but the real credit belongs to the owner who framed, hung and lit the work far beyond my expectations.