Posts tagged "@DJGKCMOUSA"
The Tragicomedy "La Femme": FREE Album & "Behind the Music"-esque Retrospective

The Tragicomedy “La Femme”: FREE Album & “Behind the Music”-esque Retrospective

ABOUT “LA FEMME”: Tracks 1-9 were produced by Scott Patterson. Tracks 10-12 were recorded live at the Nu Brew Coffeehouse in Springfield, MO by Bryan Carlstrom. Tracks 13-15 were recorded as demos to cheapo boombox by one Chad Thomas Johnston. All lyrics and music were written by Chad Thomas Johnston except 1) “Grace” (Lyrics/Music by...
Santa's Naughty & Nice List for Me and My Twitter Friends

Santa’s Naughty & Nice List for Me and My Twitter Friends

I wanted to give a shout-out to my Twitter friends simply because we are all involved in an ongoing effort to take over the world, to connect with infinite others, to write endlessly, to broadcast (or podcast), and to sharpen one another like so many infomercial knives that can cut through shoes. In light of...
Let's Get Monochromatic!

Let’s Get Monochromatic!

In the fall of 1999 I was in Bruce West’s black and white film class at Missouri State University.  I found a collection of photos from that class in an old brown paper sack and decided it was high time I gave them their due on the Web.  I spent hours in the darkroom, developing...
"Howser' Book, Chad?"

“Howser’ Book, Chad?”

Art above and below by DJG Design for the forthcoming book, The Stained Glass Kaleidoscope. Ever since I took it upon myself to wrap up work on my book by September 15th, people I see on a regular basis say the same thing whenever they see me:  “Howser book?” This means “How’s your book?” At...
The Stained Glass Collide-o-Scope

The Stained Glass Collide-o-Scope

My collaboration with DJG in picture form.
From the Hurricane Brains of CTJ/DJG

From the Hurricane Brains of CTJ/DJG

While I have already rounded up several of you to be designated readers when I complete the current round of rewrites and revisions, I need feedback from the rest of you about an idea for pitching the book to potential agents.  We are not quite at that stage yet, but we are getting closer, and we want...
Technicolor Childhood

Technicolor Childhood

My nieces Valerie (a.k.a. Val Pal) and Caroline (a.k.a. Monkey, Carrie, Carrie-okie/Karaoke, Silly Goose, Mountain Goat) are here this week with their parents, and they have provided endless entertainment at our house. Last night Becki and I babysat while their parents went out for a night on the town. Becki fell asleep on the couch,...
All the Weirdness of His Wilderness

All the Weirdness of His Wilderness

Kansas City artist Danny J. Gibson (www.djgdesign.com) has created a plethora of original pieces for my book.  He spent 10 hours on art this past weekend alone, which is really no special feat for Danny.  I suspect he would not sleep at all if he did not have to, just so he could create art...
Egyptians Brushing Their Teeth With Urine: Book Art by Danny J. Gibson

Egyptians Brushing Their Teeth With Urine: Book Art by Danny J. Gibson

Online Art Exhibit: Book Art by Danny J. Gibson