Echo Chamber - coming this summer! →

I’m really excited for three months of events and workshops at the old location of Echo Curio in Echo Park.

It’s… Echo Chamber!

— 4 weeks ago

This is us at Pehrspace on Friday with an invitation to see us at the Smell next Friday. Remember that freedom of choice isn’t freedom from pain, y’all. Filmed by Fudge Dredd. 

— 1 month ago
#soft sailors  #pehrspace  #the smell  #fudge 

Here is the second recording from Soft Sailors! Soft Sailors is the name of my new band with Jenna Eyrich, Tyler Sabbag, and Duncan Thum.

We play tomorrow night at Pehrspace (325 Glendale Blvd in Los Angeles) — it’s our first show! Hopefully you’ll consider coming. After all, we’ve been practicing! The show is being presented by Mountair and will also feature Untoward Children, GalaxyKat, and Flight Crew.

You can RSVP to our first show on Facebook. Also, you can read a bit more about the band over here or at LA Record’s Staff Blog.

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#geoff geis  #soft sailors  #pehrspace  #mountair 

explore-blog:

The Mini Book of Major Events – a barebones take on world history from illustrator Evan Lorenzen, the minimalist version of Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything

(via Laughing Squid and the rest of the internet)

(via pehrspace)

— 2 months ago with 2631 notes

This is a “teaser single.” Hopefully it’ll make you want more… 

— 2 months ago
#soft sailors  #geoff geis  #vanity projects  #music  #soundcloud  #mp3  #los angeles DIY 

nemfrog:

During their courtship a young man regularly sent his fiancée letters in envelopes on which he made a series of winningly charming and funny drawings.The examples here make up a small part of a larger collection. The Marin County (California) Free Public Library has published this description:

The 46 illustrated envelopes presented here were hand-colored by Joseph Dennis McNeil, and sent, with a few exceptions, to his fiancée,Ellen Josephine Redding, who was living in Nicasio and San Rafael during their courtship. This collection spans the years 1925 to about1933. At this time, Joseph was working for Schmidt Lithograph Company in San Francisco and then in Los Angeles. Joe and Ellen had met as youngsters in Nicasio. They were married on August 9, 1928Joe and Ellen raised their family in Los Angeles.  Joe and Ellen were married for 47 years before Joe passed away on August 8, 1975. Shortly afterwards,Ellen relocated from Los Angeles to the family property in Nicasio with one of her daughters, Martha. On June 13, 1987, Ellen died at the age of 87.  Read and listen to Ellen Redding McNeil’s oral history interview from July 15, 1980http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/ohp/id/691

(via pehrspace)

— 2 months ago with 106 notes
ffirstffridays:

This is tomorrow.  A little bit of a departure: it’s a fundraiser for Franklin Elementary School.   This parent band is the one that Mary and Eli play in once a year.  Parent Band is all covers.  Mary is singing Sabotage, for instance.  Admission is $5 or a donation of school supplies. With an all-parent lineup. Music starts at 8:30. Marty Barrett and Fogelfoot Josh Lewis Alright Alright Bad Mother Fathers (The Franklin Parent Band) Dawn of Sequins

I’m going to pay to get into this show with #2 pencils.

ffirstffridays:

This is tomorrow.  A little bit of a departure: it’s a fundraiser for Franklin Elementary School.   This parent band is the one that Mary and Eli play in once a year.  Parent Band is all covers.  Mary is singing Sabotage, for instance.  Admission is $5 or a donation of school supplies. With an all-parent lineup. Music starts at 8:30.

Marty Barrett and Fogelfoot
Josh Lewis
Alright Alright
Bad Mother Fathers (The Franklin Parent Band)
Dawn of Sequins

I’m going to pay to get into this show with #2 pencils.

— 2 months ago with 3 notes

theatlantic:

In Focus: Upside-Down Houses

Around the world, a number of groups looking to draw tourists have constructed upside-down houses, complete with inverted furnishings and decor. Collected here are photos of four recent examples of his topsy-turvy architecture in China, Russia, Germany, and Austria, As a bonus, all of the interior shots are interactive — click on them to flip the view and see it “right side up”.

Read more.

— 2 months ago with 530 notes