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Vegas knuckleheads!

…sometimes known as Erik Rose and Matt Averhoff.

A better time could not have been had.

More later,

-Shady

Damn you, Erik Rose!

Touché.

Apparently, I’ve got a Half.com shopping cart full of kryptonite,

-Shady

As many of you probably already know, back in 2008 I wrote a graphic novel titled The Roberts that was illustrated by my good friend Erik Rose.

To be honest, in a lot of ways, The Roberts is what brought me out to Los Angeles; the book had interest from film producers, got optioned, and landed me my first agent. That was over five years ago now.

Since then, bringing the story to the silver screen has proven to be a roller coaster ride. Because of this, I’ve held back on giving updates of any progress. But if you’re friends with me on Facebook or follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that, lately, I’ve been posting images like this:

"THE ROBERTS"

Cryptic, I know.

The truth is, recently, progress on The Roberts has been moving along at quite a clip, so I thought I’d take a moment to give you a quick update.

It’s my pleasure to announce that Erik and I have been working with producers Elliott Lewitt and Julie Kirkham (3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom) and directors Durul and Yağmur Taylan (collectively known as the Taylan Brothers) on bringing Robert Sprunger and Robert Steib to life on the big screen.

TEAM ROBERTS... minus Julie, who shot the photo.

The Taylan Brothers will be directing the film from my script, which I adapted from the graphic novel a few years ago. If you aren’t familiar with the Taylans you can learn more here, and definitely be sure to check out their 2009 film Vavien, which sold Erik and I on having them direct.

Of course, making movies is a long and arduous process, but I finally feel confident enough on where things are currently at to be able to share them with you. Look for more updates soon.

2014 is turning out pretty okay so far,

-Shady

…and got rid of a ton of old clothes.

Most weren’t worth noting, but I wanted to give a proper sendoff to a few items.

First, this t-shirt that my good friend Dwellephant did the art for (I think it was for a Camel-sponsored party at the old Lady Bug Club in Milwaukee):

Bon voyage!

For that same event, my good friend Erik Rose did the art on this shirt:

Buh-bye!

Dwellephant also gave me this t-shirt many Christmases ago. It features my main Milwaukee man-crush: Mike Gousha!

Auf wiedersehen!

A shirt for Columbus-based band Cotton Jackson (I drew up that logo for them over a decade ago):

Au revoir!

The Teen Girl Squad shirt the Brothers Chaps sent me after I interviewed them for Tastes Like Chicken:

Farewell!

And finally, this not-so-old COCK hat from Goorin Bros., which shouldn’t be falling apart but for some reason (i.e. a severe drop in product quality) is:

So long!

At least I was able to save the patch.

Now hanging on a rack at the Council Thrift Shop on Pico,

-Shady

After a recent white elephant gift exchange, I (unfortunately) ended up with a box of Anne Geddes stationary.

Now, if you know me, you know that I love Anne Geddes about as much as I love the Dread Pirate Dale Chihuly. (That’s an art nerd joke.)

But rather than turn the stationary into scrap paper, I decided to have some fun. I took ten horrible quotes from ten terrible people in history, and then jotted one down onto each piece of paper. I then mailed it off to an old college friend (hence the “CCAD” at the bottom of each one) with no explanation inside. The only direction I included was: “Find a way to post this.”

This morning, I received my first one from my good friend Erik Rose.

So enjoy this first installment of what will (hopefully) be a ten-part series:

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: ERIK ROSE (8 of 10)

ANNE GEDDES' WORDS OF INSPIRATION: ERIK ROSE (8 of 10)

Nine to go,

-Shady

Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks"

For our twelfth, longest, and final entry, Erik and I discuss the album’s thirteenth and fourteenth tracks, “While I’m Still Here” and “Black Noise.”

We also talk about our favorite Nine Inch Nails tracks! Ooo… the suspense! And I realize that I babble endlessly!

Listen to the songs here and here first, then download or stream our review below.

Episode 12 – “While I’m Still Here” & “Black Noise”

The beginning of the end,

-Shady

Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks"

For our eleventh entry, Erik and I discuss the album’s twelfth track, “In Two.” Listen in as Erik oozes with love for this track, and seethes with hatred for the Red Hot Chili Peppers!

Listen to the song here first, then click below to download or stream our review.

Episode 11 – “In Two”

Ten,

-Shady

Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks"

For our tenth entry, Erik and I discuss the album’s eleventh track, “I Would For You.” We also talk about Trent Reznor and Tori Amos’ weirdo date that may or may not have happened!

Sharon Tate doesn’t want us to eat this chicken!

Sharon Tate loves Mao Zedong... but hates chicken!

Listen to the song here first, then click below to download or stream our review.

Episode 10 – “I Would For You”

Number ninenumber nine,

-Shady

Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks"

For our ninth entry, Erik and I discuss the album’s tenth track, “Running.” We also get to hear Erik perform key instrumental parts of the song with his mouth!

Erik is the new Bobby McFerrin!

Listen to the song here first, then click below to download or stream our review.

Episode 9 – “Running”

Remember to check out number eight… and everything that came before it,

-Shady

Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks"

For our eighth (and easily shortest) entry, Erik and I discuss the album’s ninth track, “Various Methods of Escape.” We also run a test to see who (if anyone) is actually listening to these reviews!

Listen to the song here first, then click below to download or stream our review.

Episode 8 – “Various Methods of Escape”

Seven… minus Gwyneth Paltrow’s head in a box,

-Shady

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