Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Moving to crandolphc.com (soon)!

Hey folks!
I will be moving this blog to crandolphc.com
I will retain this blogspot as an archive and/or for some other project.
It may involve consolidating my main blog to make it less broad.
These decisions will be made in time.

Currently, I am posting a photo essay on my recent visit to the Whiskey Island Coast Guard Station (abandoned). I should have that up in another day or so.

I will transfer the interesting links and followed blogs from this page, to further encourage visits to those wonderful places here on the webber-net. Yes.

Do stay tuned and join me at crandolphc.com

-C. Randolph C.

Thank you and god(s) bless!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

7-23 approaches, flier appropriated

Per that which a spoke of on Twitter, yes we are preparing for our show next Thursday(7-23) at Now That's Class. This flier was made available, very good. Looking forward to it!
Cintron and I worked also on a quick recording, which we are hoping to make available for sale at said event. I added his blog to my list of links, check it out!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

-O- Live on CKUT 90.3 in July!




Some friends of mine from Montreal will be performing on the radio throughout the month of July.
They rock! Check them out. I was unable to stream the show today, therefore I will find it among the station archives.

-O- will be at CKUT 90.3 fm Montreal July 14, 21, 28 from 3pm -5pm.

http://www.ckut.ca/listen.php

Find -O- here: -O- on Myspace
and here: www.uncercle.com/

Summer time fun with....


July 23rd show at Now That's Class!

11213 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102-2405
(216) 221-8576
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Begging Priest
Fascist Insect
Dead Peasant Insurance
Fang Face
Craig Chojnicki / Dave Cintron Duo

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Friday, August 21st
Bela Dubby 13321 Madison Ave. Lakewood Ohio 44107

Flat Can Co. (Cle)

Craig Chojnicki/ Sam Harmon Duo:

C. Randolph C. of 9-Volt Haunted House & Frass Accolades, Sam Harmon: Host of Press The Button, Glacial Communications.

WALLOW (Tusco related project) (Cle)

And TBA????????????????????????????

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More info soon???????????????????????

Monday, June 29, 2009

WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH THESE THINGS!?!?!?


I really got to find out what these things are called. For a lack of what they may be, these will be called "J-fold" side cards from compact disks as they sit shrink wrapped in the store. They seem to act as an extra advertisement that says "no, buy me!" They sort of mimic the look of a digi-pak, but conceal yet another jewel case. They are found often on import CDs in addition to releases from Ryko and Tzadik. To most people they simply serve as superfluous packaging to be discarded. I sort of dig them. Yes, they are a bit wasteful but they make great bookmarks. I have so many of them though (as indicated by this small glance at my music collection). It may be time for them to serve a greater cause. Epoxied to a table top? Shadow box or framed collage, hanging on the wall? They have much craft and graphic design potential. I don't know.








































Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hojo rizing/razing halted!






Here's some typical Cleveland stuff: One of the city's ugliest sights, aptly nestled right next to the FOX 8 Studios Building– the old Howard Johnson’s Motor Inn (5700 South Marginal Road) - viewable from I-90, ready for demolition is "saved" by a judge intervention.
Read the story HERE! So irritating!!! It was suggested that the city didn't give the current owner "a fair shot to get their project going."
Anyways, it was also irritating to obtain these photos due to the diligent security staff on hand.
Even though I parked next door to the HOJO property to take a few pictures, I managed to agitate the vigilance and steadfast prowess of the rent-a-cop/security personnel. Oh no.

Let's see, it went something like this:

"Who are you?!?!"

"What (are) you doin(g)?!?!?!"

After she continued to yell and I explained that I was "photographer," she continued to yell and make clear that she is somehow an authority.
As I stepped forward towards the HOJO lot (still on the sidewalk) to speak calmly to her, she then screamed:
"Don't come onta da property!!!!"
My reply:
"I'm not, I'm on the sidewalk. I was just trying to communicate with you because you were yelling at me from a distance."
Her reply:
"You can't take no pictures!!!!!"
My reply:
"Oh yes, yes I can."
So this went on like that for a few minutes or so.
I eventually went around the side and back of the next door property and took a few shots from that perspective. This was a great view of the gaping wrecking-ball wound.

Upon leaving I just waved "good-bye" to the guard and shrugged.

Here is another resource of the history of the site.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This Friday: Scarcity Of Tanks, Lakewood Ohio

A good show soon:

Friday, 06/19/09BELA DUBBY CAFE13321 Madison (just west of 117th)Lakewood, Ohio
Cost: Donations for bands
Show: 9 p.m.Ph: 216-221-4479
Info: http://www.myspace.com/beladubby
ALL AGES========================
SCARCITY OF TANKS
INSTANT COFFEE (mem of 1/2 Japanese, Matmos) (BALTIMORE/NYC)
SEAN MCARDLE (DC)======================== More info:http://scarcityoftanks.blogspot.com/
http://www.wcsb.org/forum/read.php?7,14473

Friday, June 12, 2009

So, you're trying to tell me...



...in your comic book that Native Americans battled dinosaurs in a blizzard without wearing a coat, on a dangerous cliff somewhere (in time and space). OK, I dig it. Perhaps this 1950's comic book could provide an alternate explanation for this place that fancies itself to be a "museum": http://creationmuseum.org/
Charming...

I found a delightful and spirited discussion about the place here:
Buzz Flash Blog

So saddle up America! Until next time...


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Art Behind Bars! Asterisk Gallery 6-6-09 (part 2)

Dana L. Depew of the Tremont Asterisk Gallery created a triptych based on three different drawings by serial killers John Wayne Gacy and Richard Ramirez. The drawings include:
"Red Skull" (2000) by R. Ramirez, "Jackie" (1994) and "Mona Lisa" (1993) by J. W. Gacy.
Depew's work, "Chain Gang (Rubberneck Composition)" (2009) is a mixed media monster!
Depew's realization of this triptych is an elegant treatment/commentary or collective response to these drawings of murky origin.