Gloom Balloon-“Brush My Teeth” Video Premiere

The third (and possibly last) Gloom Balloon album came out a while ago. Patrick Tape-Fleming made videos for all the songs, so he’s sitting on some great stuff and I’m relieving him of another great clip. Previously I premiered the video for “Alone In My Head,” which featured the singer spinning on a merry-go-round. “Brush My Teeth” does not show Patrick at all; instead it … Continue reading Gloom Balloon-“Brush My Teeth” Video Premiere

Gloom Balloon-“Alone In My Head” (Video Premiere)

Any occasion to share new music from Gloom Balloon is reason for excitement. The release of Patrick’s latest album is still a month away, but he made videos for a bunch of songs and is slowly debuting each one on different sites. He asked me which one I’d like to host, because we have a good relationship, and I chose “Alone In My Head.” I … Continue reading Gloom Balloon-“Alone In My Head” (Video Premiere)

80/35 Portraits

I’m not big on doing portraits most of the time. I’m not a great poser of people. But, 80/35 gave me a great opportunity to shoot some people that are amazingly talented and humble and collaborative. I wanted to feature as many local bands as I could, and I hope that I accomplished that. Raven Lenae (local to me in Chicago) Patrick Tape-Fleming and Chris … Continue reading 80/35 Portraits

Top 50 Albums Of 2015

   50. Jeff Bridges-Sleeping Tapes 49. Gary Clark jr-The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim 48. Ultimate Painting-Green Lanes 47. Lionel O-MLO 46. California Wives-Heavy 45. Dave Rawlings Machine-Nashville Obsolete 44. Rhiannon Giddens-Tomorrow Is My Turn 43. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds-Chasing Yesterday 42. Hiatus Kaiyote-Choose Your Weapon   41. St Lenox-10 Songs About Memory And Hope 40. In Tall Buildings-Driver 39. Big Grams-Big Grams 38. Jessica Pratt-On … Continue reading Top 50 Albums Of 2015