Wednesday, September 22, 2010

herms vanity fair

super into all of ians new paintings! the explanations are crucial as well.

"Recent depiction of multi-cultural golden globe-nomination inspired Herms. They are gathering around backstage in the dressing room. They are getting ready for the big broadway show. The black clouds seeping through the vents in the ceiling, billowing black seaman into the Herms vanity fair dresser droors. It looks like nasty black oil, all over their hands, dipping them in and again, Dairy Queen style. Loving those apple dippers.. gettin’ em real sticky. Everyone was enjoying their wine, it was a belligerent night, stressed and loney, some were moody and envious of others beauty, and gritters of course. Everyone kept powdering and applying aveda institute inspired face creme. This can been seen by the black herms face turned filthy peach colored in the left vanity, as her secret admiror gazes into her eyes, getting teary and emotional, easily noticed by her drippy blue eye shadow."

3voor12 baptism performance

we played an awesome festival on an island in the netherlands called 'into the great wide open festival'. we took a roily ferry ride to the island and when we arrived we were greeted by a DJ and 6 people in purple onesies doing the macarena. super weird. we hurried over to this pond and did a couple songs before our set. the second one is a new song that we've been playing called extra fast.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

holland un-sleep fun!

it's sunrise here in holland, and i can't sleep a wink, so here i am on the www! we're staying with our friend/booking agent/tour manager/awesome fella Bob, and trying to get back in the correct headspace after the flight. turns out we're all super sensitive to jetlag, and it's been a real emotional whirlwind since we landed. yahooooooooo!
the city we're staying in is beautiful- 20 mins outside amsterdam, 1000 year old buildings, canals and bikes with interesting/beautiful people ridin em everywhere. this city has managed to make bikes by far the most popular way of getting around, and i think everyone in holland has like 2.2 bikes (maybe an official number?). all you chunks in portland would be super psyched on the bike use, but maybe not so much on the bikes. all are old rusty cruisers- which i think are rad!- but some of you more bike nerdy oiloids might have the urge to fix all 500,000 bikes up, and it might drive you nuts.
we played a show with the tallest man on earth last night. it's real great to hang out with kristian again, and he tugged on everyone watching's heartstrings as usual. tomorrow (today?) we take a ferry to an island where no cars are allowed and play a festival! if i wasn't so durned sleepy, i'd click my heels.
maybe next post i'll be fluent in dutch.

Monday, August 30, 2010


i just finished a video for my friend's project Gulls. check it out!
i think about it as the inner-workings of clyde drexler's psyche during a game. he has all the world's pressure on him and has to overcome some personal issues like self doubt etc.

Gulls - "Vetted" from BOOMARM NATION on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

september fun tine!

hey oiloids!
real psyched to say that i just bought our airplane tickets to europe! yippee! if you see me there, say hello. i'll be the guy freaking out at how old all the buildings are.
this has been a weird indoor summer for me, and i'm glad the other two oiloins have gotten out and snapped some super rad photos of the outdoors for me to look at so i don't forget about the sun. i got a head transplant (throat surgery) two weeks ago but that was surprisingly a breeze, and i'm back in action now doing everything as normally as if nothing had happened, except with a memory of an eternity in Tube Land, which was where my "spirit" was when i was drugged for the surgery. there weren't literal tubes, but everything was made of tubes, and i knew it, felt it, lived it, saw it. if you're familiar with superstring theory, think of this in terms of that, but instead it's tube theory- and when you're in tube land you even feel like a tube. Tube Land, everyone should visit at least once.

before we go to europe, we're going to play a show at holocene in portland with some of the oiliest musicians in town. i'm seriously so stoked to play with these guys. this show has been sort of a fantasy for me for a long time, and there's going to be some real neat installations there to boot.


here's our shows for the next bit!

08/26/10 Portland, OR- Holocene w/ dragging an ox through water and operative! so oily!
09/02/10 Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg w/ tallest man on earth! yeah!
09/03/10 Vlieland, NL - Great Wide Open Festival with a hundred rule bands
09/06/10 Utrecht, NL - Tivoli
09/07/10 Venlo, NL - Perron 55
09/08/10 Tilburg, NL - 013
09/09/10 Paris, France - Cafe de la Danse w/ women! alright!
09/10/10 Lille, France - Radar Festival
09/11/10 Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival with a hundred more ule ule bands
09/12/10 Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
09/14/10 London, UK - Lexington

Friday, July 23, 2010

beach days.

haven't been in summer hangout mode much lately, but we had a giant beach party posse recently. the sun and beach hangout fried my brains like the eggs in those "this is your brain on drugs" commercials.

Monday, July 19, 2010

dark summer

a few black and white /// fever dream summer photos. lurkoids. creeplers. watching from outside your window. lurkoids creeping on lurkoids.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010



we'll be in europe in sept///

here are the dates, there may be a few more added soon. where it says tbc

04-SEPT tbc
05-SEPT tbc
10-SEPT GRAND MIX, LILLE (FR) (radar festival)
12-SEPT tbc
13-SEPT tbc

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

bike tour!

i recently just rode my bike from portland, oregon to arcata, california with a bunch of awesome people. we were trying to make it to san francisco but funds ran low. anyhow, it was amazing . . . beyond description. i took a bunch of photos. here's some, and there's more at my flickr page:

Sunday, June 27, 2010

i like this record

beyond the valley of ultrahits- by richard youngs

i've been into richard youngs for a while, but hadn't heard this record until i found out about it via jagjaguwar rereleasing it.
this is what they say about it:

"Make a proper pop album."

Thus was the simple dare handed to Richard Youngs from his friend Andrew "Paz" Paine during their weekly Sunday meet-up. Ever the modest master, Youngs said in accepting this friendly challenge that he merely endeavored to capture the "beats and hooks" of contemporary pop. He's never attempted to disguise his gift for catchy musical phrases, though they may have come by way of careening, pleading, soothing or challenging multi-tracked voices.

here's the first track off the record

i really like the idea of marrying interesting experimentation with a pop format. i've been in love with arthur russell's record "love is overtaking me" for the last while. from what i gather he took a similar approach musically. started out making experimental pieces and later decided pop and experimentation are not necessarily mutually exclusive. i think most of my artists are people that do this well.

your truly

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

rule photos (maybe not safe for work?)

our friend meg has some awesome photos up on her new photo blog

especially the bodies made of space.

dark oins

Sunday, June 6, 2010


our friend tyler kohlhoff put posted some photos from sasquatch

Friday, April 16, 2010

tallest man on earth tour = best vibes

got a few minutes in a mofe shop, got a few words to say! 2 shows into the tour with the tallest man on earth, and we're all smiles. kristian (sp?) aka the tallest man on earth is as nice as he is talented, and i'm really looking forward to this next month! kristian is already making 99 percent of the girls in the room swoon, blush, and fall apart, and performing the heckoutta real good folk songs.
this rules!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

winter video by hans lo!

Nurses "Winter" from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

as soon as we saw hans lo's work he was instantly one of our collective favorites. we were super stoked to work with him on this, and plan on collaborating on some really exciting things with him in the future.

bad timing/my face got funny

my face got really infected over easter weekend. it was due to a botched root canal i had done a few years ago. apparently it's been infected this whole time, but the bacteria just won the battle and they're running amuck. looting stores, peeing off balconies, swearing at children.
i had to have my tooth pulled and my face is really big and swollen- both from the infection and the tooth being pulled out of my head.
sorry we had to cancel the spokane/minneapolis shows. i'm resting in bed trying to get better so we don't have to cancel anymore in the future.

this is normal me and me with infection- before i went to the dentist. at least it's kind of funny. i'm in good spirits, just can't sing for a couple days. wish me well. hopefully you will see normal me real soon!

the people have spoken, toothpain!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

things we want to do on tour

usually on tour we don't see a lot of the cities we're in. maybe you can show us around. we want to do some of these things-

pool party/watering holes
yoga class
eat good/healthy food. maybe you work at an awesome restaurant?
rad lectures
nba games!
book club meetings?
haunted houses
secret society meetings. (or you can just tell us your secrets.)
local landmarks

anything you think is awesome?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

fun, etc

here's a list of our shows in the next bit, in an easier to look at way than ad.
we'll be adding to these in the future.

Friday, February 12, 2010

this image

this image is strangely pleasing. like putting your toes in jelly, or like when you chew gum until it's almost sand, but instead of swallowing it or spitting it out, you put it in your upper lip above your teeth and just let it sit there for a long time- or when you tape two of your fingers together for a the day.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

this blog is neat! cut up re-arranged mexican billboards = interestin' oin cool

Saturday, January 2, 2010

happy nye

we made this, and a bunch of other videos, for holocene's nye party- the theme was 100,000 years in the future. zone out/in.