April 19, 2012

I like sending mail art to friends and sometimes artists and musicians that I am inspired by. Sending things by mail or receiving a letter is a dying art, that I am particularly invested in reviving. Toronto hosts an art event called Images Festival every year and they put out a beautiful catalog of all the events. I thought it would be fun to make a few collages from some of the images in their catalog to make my own images.

Yo La Tengo Review

January 4, 2012

I am a huge Yo La Tengo fan and this is something that I found on their site a few years ago, I still think it is hilarious and extremely cute (in a non-patronizing way) and thought I would share one of the pieces:

Dear YLT,
Here are the student responses to your music… They are a grade 2 class (7 and 8-year olds) at an elementary school in Toronto. I hope you like them. Some are pretty funny! They weren’t shy about giving you advice on how you can improve, so if you’re interested in widening your target audience, pay attention!
— Julie Coleman

Hi Julie,
Thanks a lot for sending these. I think it’s given us some insight into people’s response to our recent album. Have you ever read the music magazine The Wire? This is a lot better than that.