Thursday, April 30, 2009

building demolition


Building being torn down in Fall River, MA.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

sappy stump


Tree murder.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

This Car Up


This Car Up at a house on Franklin St. in Allston.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

blue house white house


Shot from the train, somewhere between Georgia and Virginia.

Stockpiler - Swim For Cinders


Listen to Swim For Cinders by Stockpiler.

Friday, April 24, 2009

dwarf trees


You're out of luck if you're just regular pregnant. Come back at 10 months.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

sculpted Indian


At Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA, where you can learn more about Native Americans - and yourself - than is necessary.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

clothesline pt. two


I think this clothesline might make for a good series.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

the brook pt. two


Companion to this one. Mounted on black board.

The Clearing - Spellbinder


Listen to Spellbinder by The Clearing.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Patriots' Day


Have you heard that America rocks? TOOOOOOOOOOT!!

Triangle hat.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

1921 bridge


Looking its age.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Annie


Annie at Great Scott, 2006.

The Woods - Cowcatcher


Listen to Cowcatcher by The Woods.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

burn & rip, pt. six


See more "burn & rip" pieces here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

nightstand paintjob


When I was little I used to get so frustrated when I couldn't color in a coloring book without going outside the lines.

Many years later I am able to slop some paint on a piece of furniture without caring even a little bit about whether or not it looks good. That's what I call personal growth.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

icy snow


Winter at night, almost Christmas.

Stockpiler - You're Writing A Book


Listen to You're Writing A Book by Stockpiler.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

laser scorpion


Do not mess with it.

Happy Easter


Worship the rabbit god.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Holocaust memorial


New England Holocaust Memorial, in Boston.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

danger box


They really want you to stay out of whatever this thing is. Considering the X's and the fact that it's near the ocean, I think we can assume there are four treasures inside.

The Clearing - Rays Of The Winter Sun


Listen to Rays Of The Winter Sun by The Clearing.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

bird shmutz


Time to clean those windows, it's blocking the beautiful view.

Stockpiler - Total Repair


Listen to Total Repair by Stockpiler.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

swoopy face


Photo of a magnified reflection.

The Woods - God Ring


Listen to God Ring by The Woods.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Harvey Milk



Harvey Milk at Great Scott, June '08.

It's not a very good picture, but it captures the same sort of lurching, tortured feeling that the band's music has. Like it's physically painful to make the sounds they make.

The Clearing - King Tyrant


Listen to King Tyrant by The Clearing.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

burn & rip, pt. five


See more "burn & rip" pieces here.

Stockpiler - Gaza Rocks


Listen to Gaza Rocks by Stockpiler.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

pond flower reflection


Sometimes I just like things better upside-down.

The Woods - Taking Turns And Keeping Score


Listen to Taking Turns And Keeping Score by The Woods.

Friday, April 3, 2009

drive-by pt. two


Taken out the car window, Medford.

The Clearing - Dead Sea Siren


Listen to Dead Sea Siren by The Clearing.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pretty & Nice pt. two


Pretty & Nice somewhere beneath Allston, Aug. 13, 2008.

Stockpiler - Assassin's Dream


Listen to Assassin's Dream by Stockpiler.

Stockpiler is music I make by myself.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Apt. 5 shower


Bathroom in a temporarily uninhabited apartment.

The Woods - Drink Black Ink


Listen to Drink Black Ink by The Woods.



Timeline of The Woods/The Clearing:

The Woods
March 2007:
- James (guitar) and Luke (drums/production) look to form a band, and ask me to play bass for some reason. I had never played bass before, but I decided "the heck with it!" and began my quest to wield that axe like a champion.

March to September or so, 2007:
- We begin jamming in Luke's recording studio.
- We record everything we play. For the first few months it sounds like anemic kittens sighing on guitar strings two rooms over. Really wimpy.
- Jams of failure, with brief flashes of catchiness and technical skill, although this is almost always accidental.
- As time goes on, the audio quality of our recordings improves.
- Sometime during the summer I acquire a better bass, a huge amp, and an overdrive pedal. I start to sound like Mt. Everest punching the Sun in the face with a tank.

September 2007 to March 2008:
- Jams are still full of failure, but we start to bust out some really good, heavy rock-ish songs on a much more consistent basis.

March 2008:
- Luke moves to the west coast, effectively ending The Woods after one year and over 400 songs recorded, although many of these are re-takes and aimless jams. Which brings us to...


The Clearing

March 2008 - March 2009:
- James and I doing the same exact thing, but without drums. Until...

The Clearing (v. 2)
March 2009 - likely March 2010, if history is any indication?:
- We finally found a new drummer named Kenny, who has played with us a few times thus far. We've already come up with a couple decent tunes. Any additional progress will be posted at The Clearing website. Thanks for listening.