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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 20:12:59 +0000(Whispering) Hey. Hey you, It’s here. Go listen. Suicide Fences by Explone
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:56:01 +0000Finally, we have a release date for Suicide Fences! August 9, on vinyl and digital. Links to come. Until then, here’s the first official music video from the new record, a cover of “Dead Set On Destruction” by Hüsker Dü, filmed and directed by Garrett Gibbons, who’s done a lot of excellent video work for … Continue reading First new video from EXPLONE: “Dead Set On Destruction”
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:51:37 +0000Here’s the second part of our album promo video (part one is here). “Suicide Fences” will be released in August. Seattle concert details are here.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:38:31 +0000This here blog is gonna mostly about EXPLONE as we roll through the summer and on to the release of our new full-length album “Suicide Fences” in late August. Our friend Thor Radford — who created our first music video back in 2010 for “St. Yesterday” — put together this cool promo video for us. … Continue reading Watch this new EXPLONE “Suicide Fences” promo video
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:22:46 +0000This year marks my eight year as the bassist of EXPLONE. How is that even possible? I’ve been a member of of this band longer than I’ve been with any band. Later this summer EXPLONE will finally release our new album “Suicide Fences” and we’re priming the promotion engine with a new single. Please enjoy … Continue reading New single from EXPLONE: “Running Up That Hill”
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:15:02 +0000The company I work for has a brand new office building downtown. I don’t work in the building yet, but I took an employee shuttle there to check it out. One of the fancy new lobbies uses conveyor belt wheels and axles as decoration. These wheels and axles are nearly identical to the ones fabricated … Continue reading Wheels
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 14:00:52 +0000Hey, hi! It’s been really gratifying to see the reaction to RED MOON and I thought I’d write up some “making of” notes here. RED MOON was based on a short story that I wrote when I was 19, I think, about a stowaway vampire making its way to a human colony in space. I … Continue reading Making RED MOON
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:10:49 +0000Look, I made a Halloween thing! I spent most of September and October putting together RED MOON, a short horror story done in a graphic novel style, with some pretty cool animations and special effects for modern browsers. There’s an image-only “standard” edition for all devices, too. RED MOON is based on a short story … Continue reading RED MOON: new Halloween special comic at Neat Hobby!
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 20:37:59 +0000Kirby Krackle had the unique honor of being the house band at Bungie’s Destiny: The Taken King release party last night at the MOHAI in Seattle. I got to meet a few devs and showered effusive praise on those who identified themselves as testers. I also got to dedicate our cover of AC/DC’s “Highway To … Continue reading KK plays Bungie’s The Taken King party, doesn’t die
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:57:14 +0000It figures that a week after I posted about how drawing on an iPad sucks, Apple would go and release a new iPad and stylus combo optimized for illustration. Obviously I haven’t tried the iPad Pro with the new Apple Pencil myself, but Apple’s sizzle video sure does make the experience look luscious. Daaaammmn. My … Continue reading Oh, NOW a stylus is cool…
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:25:31 +0000This week marks one year since I launched my webcomic Neat Hobby. A full 52 strips, once a week, never missing a week! Rather than celebrate by getting hammered on cheap bubbly, I thought I’d take this opportunity to write up a retrospective of my first year as a Newbie Webcomic Person. Be warned: this … Continue reading One Year of Neat Hobby, or What I Learned From Starting A Webcomic In My Forties
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:54:29 +0000Yep we recorded and released another Kin to Stars tune! This one’s called “Better Things” and you should absolutely NOT play it at your wedding or anyone else’s wedding or anywhere near a wedding. This recording features the prodigious talents of Kirby Krackle keyboardist/secret weapon Bryce Francis on piano and Don Gunn on drums. Don … Continue reading Announcing: another new Kin to Stars single, “Better Things”
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:52:53 +0000What better way to let this summer kick your ass than with heat-shimmery new music from Kin to Stars? That’s me and Jerin Falkner, with help from Kirby Krackle keyboardist Bryce Francis and audio engineer Don Gunn on drums. Tap the big image below to listen: First Day Of Summer by Kin to Stars We … Continue reading New Kin to Stars single, “First Day Of Summer”
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:46:39 +0000Things have been quiet around this website since the Mutate, Baby! release. We played another enormous Kracklefest show, ran down to Portland to play a concert at Things From Another World, then Kyle jumped on a plane to Australia to spend two weeks at Supanova. This resulted in an unexpected three-week vacation from rehearsals, which … Continue reading Works in progress
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:36:49 +0000Inspired by Alien: Isolation (which I’m in the middle of playing) and Callum Watt’s concept art I tried doodling up my own Alien but then had to go and ruin it. Gonna have to go add the original movie to my queue, as I’ve definitely got Aliens on the brain.