Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Hey Houston! Some Events Coming Up Soon

blog updated April 6th to add Poopy Longstuffing, Emerald Mystiek and Flakey to to the Cardboard Art Show. REALLY keep up with the Cardboard stuff here. Also, Brad will not be doing work for the show but will grace us with his entire body for the opening Friday the 13th.

blog updated March 31st to add Marie Catrett and Mike Switzer to the Cardboard Art Show

Thursday April 12th - Come out to Rudz for the Mathletes, Bright Men of Learning and the Redo Makeshift Honorary Band feature the boys in de Schmog, Ramon Medina from LP4, Mike Switzer, Joe Mathlete, Chris Bakos and others. Should be a good one!

Friday April 13th -
Cardboard Art Show at Super Happy Funland including work from many great Houston artists and some surprises, sponsored by the Birdhouse Museum.

This event ties nicely into a cardboard theme going on in Houston at this time. There's a Oiticica exhibit at the MFAH which features many of his works on cardboard. This exhibit is up until April 1st. I saw it over the holidays and really dug it. The main exhibit at the Menil from Feb 23rd to May 13th is Robert Rauschenberg - Cardboard and Related Pieces. How fitting! I'll definitely be going to that.

Cardboard Artists include but are not limited to:

Justin Crane - former KTRU DJ, musician and the creator of very clever and unique Christmas cards

Keith Reynolds - I own a self-portrait on cardboard of Keith's that I bought for five bucks maybe eight years ago. It was a steal. This is Houston's original cardboard artist.

Joe Mathlete - Check out Joe's blog and you'll see why he's got to be there.

Electramummy - used to bartend at Catal Huyuk and has her work online. She now lives in Alaska and is the dj for the Nonalignment Pact.

Joel Orr - Houston puppeteer and organizer.

Brad Moore - Brad Moore is the Breeze.

John Cramer - Houston psych-metal guitar wizard of Mike Gunn, Project Grimm fame.

Rosa Guerrero - Houston rock photographer and writer. Look out.

Allen Pocius - Chicago cardboard artist. The originator of the Birdhouse Museum series of cardboard art shows.

Denise Ramos - Houston artist and club proprietor.

YET Torres - Houston based artist

Marie Catrett - Austin Artist and Writer.

Mike Switzer - Houston musician, actor writer.

Saturday April 14th - The Infernal Bridegroom Productions 2007 Gala, the Tortured Artist Gala. I wormed my way into the gala band for this one. If you can afford it, support your local theater and come out! This will be a blast.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Hey Chicago - Friday Night Activate!

churchbus plays at 11 PM tomorrow Friday the 23rd of March at Activate.
2215 S. UNION (at Cermak Ave.) in Pilsen, Chicago.
f r e e s h o w

The image is an exquisite corpse made by the band in the churchbus.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Cococoma in the Reader

Cococoma (which features Mike and Bill from THE LATEST) got a good write up in the Reader this week. Check it out.

Photo Courtesy of

St. Pat's at Bernice's Tavern

Hey Chicago - I'll be playing Saturday night at Bernice's along with Donny, Joe Ryan and others. Dory is cooking up some irish stew too.


P.S. Early warning, churchbus plays next Friday 923rd) at 11 PM for the Underscene event Activate. Gonna be a good one.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Funny things that happen on the internet

Several weeks ago I made a "click me" gif out of a photo Tricia took on our Pacific Northwest road trip. I stopped using it on the disclexington site but the image is still on

Anyway I was looking at a traffic report and noticed that several "hits" come from sites that have nothing what so ever to do with disclexington, except that folks are grabbing this "click me" image and using it for their own dealies. Like a comment you can find on this NOT-for-office-children myspace site.

The image is of a dog we met on our travels when we stayed with his owner who was generous enough to put us up one night on Wallowa Lake. Very friendly Oregonians. Good times.

So if you see this image out and about, now you know its story.