The Great Pumpkin ran for about four years from 2008 through 2012 and covered topics that ranged from music, food, Brooklyn, art, music/food/drinks/art all together and more. Personal projects have picked up, and I’m busy other places on the internet as well.
You can find me in these places:
Making cassettes with Mirror Universe Tapes.
Editing and occasionally writing for a new cassette blog called C86′d.
Making & musing about ice cream over at Confessions of the Ice Cream Eaters.
Shooting photographs on Flick // …it disappears…
Thanks for the support and reading The Great Pumpkin over the years.
Tunabunny is headed to New York this week to celebrate their upcoming release, Genius Fatigue, and headline the Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records Showcase at Public Assembly (with gprecs favorites Ocra Team!).
One thing I never really thought about was how intimidating it would be to be unfamiliar with the food in New York and trying to find reasonably priced places to eat and drink. Tunabunny wrote an open letter seeking some help in that area, and I’m going to attempt to give some good reasonably priced options near their showcase!
Nacho Cano is the mind behind Twin Cabins. Nacho was born near Mexico City, but now resides in California and is attending CalArts. I’m Sure is the debut album by Twin Cabins, and the product of many years of bedroom recordings and one that was well worth the wait. During the hectic time leading up to the August 14th release of I’m Sure Nacho took some time out of his days to talk with us about eating and growing up in Mexico, traveling in Spain, moving to California, and life in general.
I was in college working at 52.5 Records, and had become obsessed with John Darnielle and the Mountain Goats when I discovered a little album released on Absolutely Kosher Records titled Martial Arts Weekend by The Extra Glenns. I quickly learned that the Extra Glenns was a collaboration between John Darnielle and Franklin Bruno. This was in 2003, and since then I have followed both of their careers.
Franklin has been busy with solo recordings, various books and other writings, and his new band the Human Hearts over the past couple of years.
Dott is from Galway, Ireland and their first EP Buttons was released by Popical Island this past May. Popical Island is a Dublin based pop collective that throws shows, and releases music (they have two great compilations for free download, and a new up that can be streamed. These comps feature the likes of So Cow, No Monster Club, Patrick Kelleher, and many more. Stream one of them after the jump!).