Thursday, July 27, 2006

Inspiration from Tibor Kalman

“In my lifetime I have witnessed the creation of the greatest accumulation of
wealth in history. More than we need to feed the hungry, house the homeless, cure
the sick throughout the world. In pursuit of this wealth we have already endangered
most of our environment. Consumption is a treatable disease. Consumer culture is an
oxymoron. Wealth is poverty. Religion works better for corporations than for people.
Most media, architecture, design and art exist for the sole purpose of creating

Your children will smash your understanding, knowledge and reality. You will be
better off. Then they will leave. You will miss them forever. But I’m not
pessimistic. Future generations not burdened by the egotism of having created wealth
will be able to create a righteous society, l ive in harmony with nature and
germinate culture from the few grains not yet destroyed.

Rules are good. Break them. Good designers (and writers and artists) make trouble.
Eventually you’ll forget all this but there will be plenty of new ideas to choose
from. And I believe that they’ll be better.

Everything is an experiment.

The perfect state of creative bliss is having power (you are 50) and knowing nothing
(you are 9). This assures an interesting and successful outcome. As soon as you
learn move on. You’ll see it better if you look upside down. Success = boredom.
Mistakes, misunderstandings, and mis-comprehensions provide fresh ideas.

New ideas exist in high art (often called art) and low art (sometimes called
vernacular). I have never found much in between. Good clients are smarter than you.
Bad clients are dumber than you. Graphic design is a means, not an end. A language,
not content. I am ever in search of the simple elegant seductive maybe ev en obvious
IDEA. With this in my pocket I cannot fail. This must be true because I am writing
it in the middle of the night.”

thought for the, julie

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Weeds Press Release

"Marijuana and music go hand in hand, and Showtime's
hit series "Weeds" has stepped right up to take
advantage of this relationship.

For season two of the show, "Weeds"' theme song,
"Little Boxes" by Malvina Reynolds, will be
reinterpreted each week by a different artist.
Musicians signed up for this cover extravaganza
include Elvis Costello, Death Cab for Cutie, Jenny
Lewis, the Polyphonic Spree's Tim DeLaughter, Regina
Spektor, Englebert Humperdinck, McGarrigle Sisters,
Tom Maxwell and Ken Mosher (formerly from Squirrel Nut
Zippers), and Ozomatli. There has been no word as to
whether or not these tracks will be released.

The second season of the series kicks off on August 14
and will feature guest appearances from Zooey
Deschanel and Snoop Dogg, who will play himself and
record a pot-related number on the show. "

Thursday, July 20, 2006

2 news shows just for both go on sale Saturday July 22nd at 10am...give us your ears for an evening

The Polyphonis Spree
Sunday September 10, 2006
Henry Fonda Theater
6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
w/ Philip E Karnats

The Polyphonic Spree
Thursday September 14, 2006
Emo's (Outside)
603 Red River
Austin TX 78701
w/ Pilotdrift & Philip E Karnats

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Another show...a headline show just added....a few more to be announced soon.

The Polyphonic Spree
Wednesday September 13, 2006 8pm

w/ Pilotdrift & Philip E Karnats

Granada Theater
3524 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

Tickets go on sale on Saturday 7/15/2006 at 10:00 am CST via