Thursday, December 17, 2009

Anna Heath

here is the house the avalanche swept away, the conductor and a shadow, inspired by this slow and quiet winter white

a soft brizz is blowing a tenda brizz it kisses your eye gentil brizz it kirresses your face but strange feeling without and within a love messsige in slo scrawl ing h is for hel lo

anna heath live in gainesville, fl will go back home to the ocean
someday untill driving countryside and meeting member of the
williston woodturning club

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pete Ritchey

mostly about last transmission, but there are elements I picked up from other songs in there as well.
x Pete

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christy Gast

Duet from ch ga on Vimeo.

In the misty vista of Appalachia, playing Art Teacher, I found you, and mistook the meaning of your hollow resonation.....

Christy Gast lives and works in Miami, FL, down the turnpike from the Holopaw exit. She has been two stepping to the soft strains of Holopaw since that fateful Halloween a decade ago.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Jesse James Arnold (1 of 2)

Jesse James can be a bit literal at times. He likes his iPhone Scrabble, New York TImes Crosswords and listening to the wordplay that comes from the ever-quivering voice box of Holopaw. Throughout the new record, it became a game to find the recurring phrases that would come and go like reappearing extras in some small-town stage play.

Jesse has set up shop in his new basement office in Brooklyn and is continually looking to work for friends so he can remember why he started making stuff in the first place.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Adam Shecter

Here's something I kept thinking about while listening to the "art teacher and the little stallion." man/sea hybrid lovers. In my head they kept diving into each others hearts but I decided to leave them blowing alongside each other in the wind.

Friday, December 4, 2009

John Orth (3 of 6)

The last time I was in New York I made 20 small paintings of Holopaw icons. These icons have shown up in various places on our website (see downloads page) and were recently gathered together as a t-shirt design for our last tour. I copied the paintings and cut out the icons intending to collage them together as part of this project. In the end, I used the negative space left behind and not the icons themselves. I collaged into the empty space images from a vintage pamphlet called Good Head I bought in the Tenderloin years ago at The Magazine. The zine is printed in red ink on matte paper. The images inside are various shades of washed out pink. Beautiful.

The Magazine

Thursday, December 3, 2009

John Orth (2 of 6)

"How could you know that I was only bleeding?"

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

John Orth (1 of 6)

I thought I was finished with the making portion of this release. After working up artwork for the cd, the record, the 7", buttons, a poster and t-shirts, I felt spent. But as the inspiring submissions for The Retelling began to arrive, I felt myself getting reeled back in. So much so that I've created six submissions to date and have ideas for many more. The first is my imagining of the Little Stallion character who reoccurs throughout the record. I drew it at my boyfriend Alan's apartment in Williamsburg. He has a small collection of silhouette portraits of boys. The silhouette I modeled this drawing from is a true dandy...clever hat, cascading curls and a ribbon at his throat. "Little Stallion kicking up the sand, run free."
yrs, J

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I originally thought I would try and do my own album cover and try and utilize those crystal looking things that john draws. Then one day this vision came to me of a lamb (john's voice has a lamb-like quality) standing on a cloud with a crystal forest in the background. Easier said than done right? Well, this is what came from that vision. I think of it as an advertisement.

I am a pizza shop owner who likes to paint and collaborate with john at work.