Friday, 23 September 2011


Random Moments From September (so far): 1. The giant, ravenous, popcorn eating fish of Canada's Wonderland. 2. My sister worked her shift in a bar, took a 3am Greyhound bus to Toronto from London, and then went to Canada's Wonderland in the morning. Her dedication to having a good time is impressive. Healthy breakfast choices for under-slept sisters? Funnel cake. 3. Prize winning country pumpkins. Other notable prize winning categories? Best Scarecrow, Best Darned Sock, Best Decorated T-Shirt, Biggest Carrot, etc. Note: My crew of babes did not agree with a lot of the judges calls. 4. Taking in a demolition derby on the steepest, bumpiest hill known to man. MC'd by a verbose, purple haired grandma. 5. Pink clouds. 6. Roadside tart shop scores (which were not long for this world). 7. Food and beer tickets. 8. I'm kind of in love with a weed smoking Australian man-dog. 9. The TGB Travelling Family Band. More here. & 10. The Port Hope Fall Fair Midway.

It would appear that when I'm not holed up on my computer these days, I'm at amusement parks and fairs. Sounds good to me.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011


Lately: 1. A new City of Craft ad for Worn Fashion Journal. 2. A header for the blog a few pals and I started about re-reading the Christopher Pike novels of our youth. No posts yet, but lots of intense analysis coming soon?!! 3 & 4 & 5. Listed some printed tank tops and a wishbone print in the shop!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


After checking in at a couple local magazine depots, I finally got my paws on a copy of Yen (Australia). This marks Deadweight's first magazine appearance (fun!), and I'm stoked to have been included in such a neat one, all full of pretty ladies and good stuff.

Friday, 2 September 2011


This is the last of my August lake porn shots, I swear. Last weekend I went up to a cottage with my bandmates and a few of our favourite partners in crime. We listened to copious amounts of classic rock radio, floated in the lake, drank beers, played a rousing game of Apples to Apples, hypothesised about what the loud shirtless dudes at the cottage next to ours were doing, and lit up some marshmallows. There was a surprise fireworks show across the lake one night which seemed to happen shortly after discussing how much we wished we had brought fireworks - magic! And last but not least, on the morning of our departure we woke up to Nigel's note and accomplishment - somehow he managed to put together this snake cube brain teaser thing that tested the patience of a few of us over the course of the weekend. We looked it up online and watched a torso and hands put it together on youtube, only to have the end shot reveal a 12 year old boy. See ya next year, summer.


Behold! A couple artifacts from Zine Dream...

Screen printed stickers and a poster from the happiest girl in the room, Eunice Luk. Mischievous raspberry? Yes please. Check out her blog and Fantasy Camp for more.

And I spent the day beside a champion of black and white image manipulation, Raymond Biesenger. Who also plays music in the band The Famines. His pamphlet How To Book A Maybe Successful Tour For A Band That Hasn't Received Hype on Pitchfork, etc
is a useful read for bands that want to book their own tours, and an entertaining read with good reminders for any band that has planned their own tour. Lots of good looking art stuff worthy of peeping in his shop too.