Czarshark: now in color.

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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Pierre Party Saturday August 22

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

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Return of Chebook

Friday, August 14th, 2009

The Che’s Lounge Facebook disappeared, so I have recreated it:

Che’s Lounge on Facebook
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Friday @cheslounge

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

ninakahootsS

http://www.myspace.com/kahoots / http://www.myspace.com/ninaviolet

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Concert, Saturday.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

I’ve taken on duties for some online promotion and poster design for Che’s Lounge, (redesign for their site is in the works) so this is my first poster. Hopefully many more to come:

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Come to the show on saturday, and follow @cheslounge on twitter for up to the minute updates!

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Abandoned Car Found in Seven Gates

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

I wanted to mellow out on my lunch break the other day so I drove up to seven gates to go to a little obscure corner i like to sit and think at sometimes. On my way in, there was a vehicle that, a few months ago, had not been there. The tires were all flat, plates were removed, and it was full of cobwebs. Cars get abandoned all the time, yes, but I didn’t expect to find one on such a high brow part of the island.

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Us V Them: Underdog shirt design for WVVY

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

I came up with this while I was driving today, I wanted to create a shirt design that used the new WVVY logo but was not exclusively the logo. I’d been thinking about ideas, and then the LCD Soundsystem song “Us V Them” came on with the line “Us V Them Over and Over again” and I just envisioned this group of small people staring up at a giant glom of antennas, intimidated but empowered to press on and attempt to let their voices be heard amongst the din of noise that clogs the airwaves.

So this is what I created, from that idea:
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(click for larger)

And the back would be like this:

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and here’s the mockup of the shirt:

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The logo could also very well be used, I suppose, in the context of any low power radio promo, but it was designed specifically to fit the theme of WVVY

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Man Breaks into Dairy Queen, Steals Only Ice Cream and Jimmies

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

picture-11I stopped by the local Dairy Queen the other day and talked to AJ, the manager there who I have known since high school, and he told me about how a man had broken into the Dairy Queen the other night and had spilled ice cream on the floor. I laughed at the ridiculousness of the situation and wondered how he knew exactly what the guy had done, little did I know there was video footage of the event.

The MVTimes posted the footage on their website today.

Edit: Added Youtube version:

Edit: Update from Nelson Sigelman, author of the article:

The Edgartown Dairy Queen break-in is solved. Zachary L. Gould, 25, a seasonal Oak Bluffs resident, went to the Edgartown Police station Thursday morning accompanied by attorney Charles Morano and his father. He admitted he is the man a surveillance camera captured breaking into the popular ice cream shop early Saturday morning, officer Chris Dolby told The Times late Thursday afternoon.
The video was posted on The Times website and photos were published in the print edition. Mr. Gould went to the Oak Bluffs Library Thursday morning and read the newspaper online.
“He called this morning after seeing your website,” said officer Dolby. “He said he was so intoxicated at the time that he didn’t recall really even doing it, but once he saw the website this morning, he had fast recollection. He called an attorney, and turned himself in today at the station.”
Police plan to seek a complaint of breaking and entering, and malicious destruction of property. A court date is yet to be determined. He will be arraigned sometime next week, said police.
Mr. Gould received his undergraduate degree in public policy and law from Trinity College. He is currently enrolled in law school. He is a former intern to Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut.
Police thanked The Times for publishing the photos and video. “It’s good when it works out like this,” officer Dolby said. “There’s no mystery, and it’s all wrapped up. More people need to put video surveillance in their stores, as far as I’m concerned.”
He said the police had received many telephone calls from people who thought they recognized the man in the video. “We thank you for your help,” said Mr. Dolby. “If The Times would put a little brief up, it will eliminate the calls that are coming in from tipsters.”

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My First Geocache

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

I went on my first true Geocaching adventure the other day. It started on sunday night, when I got back from UMass. I had downloaded the Geocaching app for my iPhone before I returned home, my brother had told me about it months before and we went on a not-so-successful run (found one cache in edgartown and failed on 3 others). I decided to go out that evening but I neglected to bring a flashlight with me, so I found myself scouring the cache site in the dark, attempting to illuminate the location with the light of the phone and failing. I gave up on that site, but decided to reattempt a site my brother and I had failed at in the winter. After much digging behind rails and making myself look like a crazy person on the side of the road, I found it, deep in a bush by the bike path. My excitement was overwhelming, especially the feeling that I had done it myself, with no help. I was determined to do more.

The next day, I went to Vineyard Haven and found myself wandering into the middle of the Memorial Day picnic at the Waterworks, smiling and nodding while glancing down at my iPhone and looking for familiar landmarks based on the clues on the website. I found the cache excitedly, but realized I’d forgotten a pen. I wandered back to my car and found one. Another small cache, there was little room for anything but my signature. Another one was nearby, so I walked until I found it, up a hill on the overlook. A friend drove by, honking and waving as he passed, surely wondering “what the hell is he doing?” as I leaned over the guard rail to look behind it.

A huge log here, soaked but loaded with names and thanks, and a path tag, the same that my brother and I found months earlier but left in Edgartown. It was neat to see the same thing come back. I put a bugs bunny figurine inside and went on my way.

Now I was in a flow, and I decided to go back, quickly, as the sun began to set, to the location I’d attempted the night before. After much frustrated leaf kicking, I found it hidden next to a tree, further back than I’d thought it would be. An ammo box! I excitedly pulled it out and dug through it, finding all kinds of relics and a very comprehensive log book, dating back to 2003. I had no idea it had been going on so long. I filled out my piece, dropped in a bunch of goodies, and left, satisfied. I decided to give one more cache a shot, as the sun continued to set and the light was dimming, I lost myself in the woods of edgartown, down numerous dead end roads and avoiding private property signs. Finally, I found the right track, and then wandered along the beach until I found an alcove with a field, overhung by a canopy of trees. I entered and searched the area, consulting my GPS and tips all the while. Eventually, I found it buried next to a tree, another ammo box, this one filled with several tagged objects, tracker bugs, and so on. I snapped some photos and put a Metrocard inside. This little hobby was taking me to places I’d never seen on Martha’s Vineyard, and it was a very exciting prospect. The next day I purchased a Time Capsule at the thrift store to create my own in the near future. I took several photos, here are a few that highlight the experience, particularly the sunset on the beach. I only wish there were more on Martha’s Vineyard, but I’ll do my best to make that happen on my own.

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Tonight on MOTL and Tomorrow at Che’s

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Tonight on Monkey on the Lam I have a couple songs from an Advance of Sofi Thanhauser’s new album
I also have new stuff by:

Soap & Skin
The Vandelles
Wilco
Tortoise
Manic Street Preachers
Riceboy Sleeps (guy from Sigur Ros side project)

and more!

Listen up tonight at 8 PM

AND show up at Che’s Lounge tomorrow night for Sofi’s CD release party where I will be pumping out the beats on my laptop, DJing

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