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Posts tagged "Mercury"
An Exercise in Musical Mythmaking: The Prayer Chain and I, Part 1

An Exercise in Musical Mythmaking: The Prayer Chain and I, Part 1

When I was in high school, my favorite band was a little known outfit called The Prayer Chain (see the photo above). I listened to the band’s 1993 album Shawl so obsessively that, in a feverish frenzy to hear something new from the band, I asked my church’s resident audio expert how to play my...
An Open Letter to Everett True: 5 Songs from the Boy Who Listened to "Nerdvana"

An Open Letter to Everett True: 5 Songs from the Boy Who Listened to “Nerdvana”

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I originally posted this piece on January 9, 2012. On April 1, I received a tweet from Everett True regarding this piece. It said, “I reckon we should reprint that on Collapse Board. what d’ya think?” He posted the article on the evening of April 2 here. At the top of the piece,...
Nobody Wants to Be the Stinky Kid: CTJ Creates Planetary Recycling Poster for Allen Press, Inc.

Nobody Wants to Be the Stinky Kid: CTJ Creates Planetary Recycling Poster for Allen Press, Inc.

I created the above poster (click on it to enlarge it) for Allen Press, Inc., my place of employment here in Lawrence, KS. First, I sketched the shapes and facial expressions for each planet. Then I used GIMP, a freeware raster graphics alternative to Adobe Photoshop, to “ink” the images. The whole project took me...