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.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Guided By Voices - Alone, Stinking And Unafraid Live 2001 Video

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!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Doug Gillard's New LP "Call From Restricted" Now Available For Download!

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.

I had the pleasure to preview many of the tracks on Call From Restricted, both live in 2007 and as a regular MySpace and Facebook friend of Gillard's. And that early excitement was more than confirmed over the last few days of careful listening. The same brilliant musicianship and unique pop/rock songwriting of 2004's Salamander (if you don't own this, for shame!) comes roaring back with a vengeance on Call From Restricted. Highlights include the relentless guitar blast of the title track, From What I've Done's anthemic wall-of-sound, the angular pop of No One Above You, and my favorite surprise- the moody timelessly melodic (When Will You Be) Driving By. Juicy harmonies, guitar solos to make you weep, sweet production- the Doug Gillard you know and love is back.

And if you are lucky enough to live in the Austin, Texas metro region, go see Doug and his band tomorrow night (11.25.08) at Club Deville, with Cavedweller and Jacob Schulze...

Robert Pollard Limited Edition Collage Prints

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...

First on the docket is Robert Pollard's debut set of art prints, the first of which, "Greetings From Camp Confusion", is already for sale at Rockathon Records and Hard Pressed Studios (each website selling half of the run)! Produced in conjunction with Hard Pressed Studios, this set of five high quality fine art screen prints are strictly limited to 100 copies each. Every 15" X 20" print is numbered and signed by Robert Pollard. So don't delay- this low cost alternative to purchasing original Pollard collages won't last forever...