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Chronicling the creative process for Pop Zeus, the forthcoming Guided By Voices/Bob Pollard tribute comic- including sketches, concepts, finished art and whatever else is in my brain at the moment.
Sorry for the lack of updates in late oh-eight, good people. December was a beastly month for your boy- mountains of life, work and holiday stress. But the good news for you fans is that Robert Pollard's Facebook page has had consistent updates by yours truly for much of 2008. And the simple interface makes it a lot easier to keep up with than this blog. So if I disappear round here, you can rest assured that all the latest news and updates can be found over there.
1/2/09 Update- As reported by Defamer and Variety, Hugh Jackman is out for leading man role Marc Anthony in Cleo, citing "scheduling conflicts"...
Happy Thanksgiving! Here's a special holiday treat to savor while you loll off into a ubiquitous food coma- Guided By Voices (the Jon McCann on drums configuration) performing the classic Alone, Stinking And Unafraid on the rarely seen 2001 HBO Reverb show. And is that Bababooey in the crowd at the beginning of the clip!? Anyway, enjoy the music and see you in December!
Doug Gillard's fantastic new album Call From Restricted is now available for download on iTunes! Physical CD copies (and with any luck, vinyl?) will follow and be available shortly- stay tuned.
Hey now! Long time, no post. Been uber busy with work and life- you know the deal. And as always with the ever-prolific Mister Pollard and Co., there are tons of news items to catch up on. So please stay tuned to this blog in the coming days for more noteworthy updates...
Guitar god Doug Gillard and his band will be appearing at New York City's CMJ Music Marathon And Film Festival next Wednesday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 25th! The first Wednesday gig will be at Alphabet Lounge on Avenue C in Manhattan starting at 8 PM, followed by an 11 PM appearance at Southpaw on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn for a Surfrider Foundation Fundraiser.
Guided By Voices (including Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Kevin Fennell and Greg Demos) broke out into a spontaneous "Wished I Was A Giant" during a soundcheck at Canal Street Tavern in Dayton, Ohio on April 6th, 1996. And thankfully, Dayton resident and frequent mid-90's videographer Scott (aka Chapter 18) was there to capture the moment. Great stuff and look for more of the same in the upcoming Some Drinking Implied 2 DVD. Thanks Scott!