14 Sep 14

T is for They Might Be Giants,
the longtime eccentric rockers perhaps best known for writing the most popular song ever about the name changes of Turkey’s capital city, as well as the theme song to Malcolm in the Middle. And now, we get to introduce our own children to their genius: along with a string of fine albums “for adults” starting in the early 80s, they’ve done film & television and children’s music. We have particularly been enjoying No! and their eponymous album. Alphabet of Nations, I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die, In the Middle, and Robot Parade all feature vintage wordiness, weirdness, and strangely addictive tunes that are a great example of listenability for everyone, regardless of age.

And our daughter designed and the letter with a power drill and 1 1/2” screw :)
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T is for They Might Be Giants,
the longtime eccentric rockers perhaps best known for writing the most popular song ever about the name changes of Turkey’s capital city, as well as the theme song to Malcolm in the Middle. And now, we get to introduce our own children to their genius: along with a string of fine albums “for adults” starting in the early 80s, they’ve done film & television and children’s music. We have particularly been enjoying No! and their eponymous album. Alphabet of Nations, I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die, In the Middle, and Robot Parade all feature vintage wordiness, weirdness, and strangely addictive tunes that are a great example of listenability for everyone, regardless of age.

And our daughter designed and the letter with a power drill and 1 1/2” screw :)
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#44rockstars #typography #tmbg #theymightbegiants

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10 Sep 14

Yes. Bedtime was long ago. But there just seems to be something cosmically unjust about walking in on your son quietly working his way through a Shel Silverstein classic and taking it away. And of course we would never want to be cosmically unjust. 
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Yes. Bedtime was long ago. But there just seems to be something cosmically unjust about walking in on your son quietly working his way through a Shel Silverstein classic and taking it away. And of course we would never want to be cosmically unjust.
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Scholars.
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Scholars.
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9 Sep 14

Mixmaster Mike furiously painting up a quick canvas before supper. 

"This is an alligator. And there’s you, Daddy. And the alligator’s going to bite your head off. Should I add some more gesso to the red?"
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Mixmaster Mike furiously painting up a quick canvas before supper.

"This is an alligator. And there’s you, Daddy. And the alligator’s going to bite your head off. Should I add some more gesso to the red?"
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#44artinprocess #jxil04 #long2014 #mtnorway

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8 Sep 14

S is for Sia,
the Australian pop writing songstress with a genius for big hooks, dynamic buildups, and infectious choruses. Pop music, at its best, can be accessible, innovative, and GOOD. Been really enjoying her last couple albums. 
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S is for Sia,
the Australian pop writing songstress with a genius for big hooks, dynamic buildups, and infectious choruses. Pop music, at its best, can be accessible, innovative, and GOOD. Been really enjoying her last couple albums.
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#44rockstars #typography #sia #fabricscraps

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My daughter teaching me the art of #kanzashi , a form of Japanese fabric folding. Cutting out pattern for the flower. Addicting.
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My daughter teaching me the art of #kanzashi , a form of Japanese fabric folding. Cutting out pattern for the flower. Addicting.
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#44artinprocess #mdl07 #long2014 #mtnorway

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5 Sep 14

Art, Kerouac-style.
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Art, Kerouac-style.
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4 Sep 14

Just a tiny inch or two of glass preventing them from snuggling up for some lazy afternoon snuggling. Rats.
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Just a tiny inch or two of glass preventing them from snuggling up for some lazy afternoon snuggling. Rats.
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Independence. 
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Independence.
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3 Sep 14

We found a massive frog, and named her Frederick. But then, she hopped away, teasing us on a game-hunt through the marsh. Finally, we had to give up, because she got lost. We had to leave, and my heart is breaking, knowing that she is hopping sadly along in the swamp, all alone. We’ll come back for you, Frederick. Someday, dear frog. Someday. 
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We found a massive frog, and named her Frederick. But then, she hopped away, teasing us on a game-hunt through the marsh. Finally, we had to give up, because she got lost. We had to leave, and my heart is breaking, knowing that she is hopping sadly along in the swamp, all alone. We’ll come back for you, Frederick. Someday, dear frog. Someday.
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#jxil04 #mdl07 #long2014 #44vancouver

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