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A Gallery Of Language, Both Heard And Writ.
To Be Shared.
Long Live Plywood Violins
&
The Red Flags Of Lost Children

My Love, On The Anniversary Of Your Birth (and an attempt to promote other photographers (while still glorifying ourselves))

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Another UMS has come to pass. It’ll be some time before I can afford to develop those rolls of film, but in the meantime we have the ever-stunning work of Gary Isaacs. I highly recommend checking out his website, and following him on Facebook for a body of work not published anywhere else.

The frame above is a gift. It is a frame to celebrate my muse, Erika Ryann Sedmak's 22nd birthday. Happy birthday, darling. We love you very, very, very, very, very, very, very much.

I recently wrote something about another of Gary’s frames that I think applies here as well:

Another incredible piece by a very benevolent and kind-hearted man, who, as an artist, contends to be my favorite living photographer. I consider him both a friend and (whether or not he knows it) a teacher; studying his art and watching him work constantly pushes me to progress within the form (if only to some day show him frames that I am truly proud of). Thank you, Gary.”

Needless to say, it is more than an honor for Gary to take your portrait. Amazingly, this is the second time (LOOK). Thanks again, Gary.

Part Deux:


Erika recently played a show at the lovely Stephanie Dorman's house, along side Stephanie herself, our dear friends, Poet’s Row, and traveling Austin-native, Picardy III. The show was fantastic and, luckily, documented beautifully by a very sweet man named Lance Ferguson. Being that this is the vanity article that it is, and being that I’d like to start featuring other photographers, I thought it would be appropriate to share some of his frames (specifically ones feature our narcissistic selves).

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Thanks again, Lance! We love you, and we think your work is gorgeous.

More photos from far less-talented photographers (who are not my friends) can be found after the jump. They are mostly shit (sorry, Reverb) but I didn’t know where else to put them:

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"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Ezra Furman

from The Year Of No Returning, released on Kinetic Family Records

I’ve been following Ezra for years now. Over time his sound has gotten heavier, while his writing has become even more delicately honest than ever before. I’m excited to hear a new record from him, as well as some very exciting news that will be acting as the flagship for a new tendency within the zine:

Ezra Furman is one of the first artists announced for this year’s Denver UMS!

For readers outside of this state, the UMS is like our miniature SXSW, featuring hundreds of bands (both big and local) playing over 4 days in 20+ venues lining a stretch of South Broadway (a stretch containing some of our favorite bars and, most importantly, our absolute favorite fucking venue in the city, The Hi-Dive). We’re especially excited because we just moved up the street and will be able to enjoy the shows fully, with no need to worry about driving home when all the fun is over each night.

We will be continuing to highlight UMS performers as the line-ups are announced. By that I mean to say that we will be featuring the artists that we are most excited to see live, as opposed to featuring all the headliners and a couple local spots in a general feature.

UMS 2012! I’m so fucking excited!

Bad Weather California: UMS 2011

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All photography by Z. Saint James

Fox & The Bird: UMS 2011

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All photography by Z. Saint James

Photos of E.R.S. and I taken by the incredible Gary Isaacs at the 2011 UMS in Denver. For trivia’s sake,  Gary shot the cover and all the promo material for the last Devotchka album ( as well as just being an amazing portrait photographer… click on his name up there to visit his site).
As for my own UMS coverage, Timber Timbre is the only thing I’ve developed thus far. I have 10 more rolls waiting until I’m no longer broke.
(and, incase you still didn’t catch the links above, here is his website: http://garyisaacs.com/)

Photos of E.R.S. and I taken by the incredible Gary Isaacs at the 2011 UMS in Denver. For trivia’s sake,  Gary shot the cover and all the promo material for the last Devotchka album ( as well as just being an amazing portrait photographer… click on his name up there to visit his site).

As for my own UMS coverage, Timber Timbre is the only thing I’ve developed thus far. I have 10 more rolls waiting until I’m no longer broke.

(and, incase you still didn’t catch the links above, here is his website: http://garyisaacs.com/)