Posts by John Gills

Harvest of Hope 2010 Mixtape

Volume 1 of the annual Harvest of Hope Mixtape for HOH 2010.  You can download the mixtape here.

Track Listing

1. Billy Bragg – “A New England”
2. Delta Spirit – “People C’mon”
3. Bear In Heaven – “You Do You”
4. The Mountain Goats – “Genesis 3:23”
5. The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band – “My Old Man Boogie”
6. Freelance Whales – “Generator ^ Second Floor”
7. Portugal. The Man – “The Home”
8. Strike Anywhere – “Instinct”
9. Small Brown Bike – “Deconstruct/Rebuild”
10. Fruit Bats – “The Rumiant Band”
11. Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Higher Than Stars”
12. Sea Wolf – “You’re A Wolf”
13. Rogue Wave – “Sightlines”
14. Stars of Track and Field – “Movies of Antarctica”
15. Dr. Dog – “My Old Ways”
16. Dead Confederate – “Heavy Petting”
17. Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Cold Spring”

Link to 2009 mixtape.


Filed under: Music

Estevan Oriol talking about his life as a photographer

Great video, montage of Oriol’s photos with his commentary on what it’s like to live his life

Filed under: Art, Photography, ,

Harvest of Hope Fest Mixtape


Here’s a mixtape for the road trip to the upcoming harvest of hope.  Download here.


1.  Against Me! – Sink, Florida, Sink

2.  The National – Fake Empire

3.  Girl Talk – Play Your Part pt. 2

4.  Lucero – My Best Girl

5.  Murs – Lookin’ Fly

6.  Bouncing Souls – Kate is Great

7. Tokyo Police Club – A Lesson In Crime

8. Ra Ra Riot – Dying Is Fine

9. The Black Kids – Teach You How To Dance

10. Bad Brains – Stay Close To Me

11. The Mountain Goats – Woke Up New

12. Diplo – Rhythm

13. Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers

14. Bad Brains – Jah Love

Filed under: Music,

Barack Obama » cubeecraft.com

Cubecraft has crafted a Barack Obama paper doll that you can assemble.

Pretty damn cool.


For Lost fans, there’s a John Locke.

I’ve crafted the Halo Master Chief, Stormtrooper and Dr. Venture.  Works best if use a slightly thick paper stock.

Filed under: Funny, Graphic Design

Subscribe to Flavorpill and Help Me Win A Trip to NYC

Your friend digs Flavorpill and thinks you will too. Flavorpill provides great info on events in the cities you love. When you sign up, you’ll be entered into a contest for a weekend in NYC, where you’ll get an exclusive tour of our NYC.

If I win because of you, I’ll take you.

Filed under: Art

Finally, Weekend at Bernie’s III

Weekend at Bernie’s III: operation greenpeace

BBC NEWS | In Pictures | Week in pictures 24-30 January.

Filed under: Funny

YouTube – Pole Dancer Fail

YouTube – Pole Dancer Fail.

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Run Rabbit Run – A Wise Voice is Quiet Today

Iconic writer John Updike dead at age 76 – TODAY: Book news – MSNBC.com.

John Updike was full of wisdom and helped me understand so much of the subtle logic of life that makes it so confusing for those of us who can see clearly.

Below is a collection of his greatest quotes.   I will paraphrase one thing he said that I can’t remember word for word and can’t find anywhere, but have thought about all my life.   It goes something like this:

The old world around us is always dying and going away.  A new world that we don’t know is always being born forming all around us.  And because we only know the old world and not the new, we feel like we are losing something, not realizing that we are gaining just as much.

Here are other quotes from John Updike:

  1. We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.
  2. America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
  3. We take our bearings, daily, from others. To be sane is, to a great extent, to be sociable.
  4. Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.
  5. Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
  6. I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.
  7. Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.

Filed under: Art, Authors

The Black Lips vs. India

The Black Lips flee India, scared they’d be put in jail by angry tour sponsors.

we have had to flee the country of India due to

having our whole tour canceled and having to escape being held by

police for indecent exposure during our most rawkus set in Chennai at

the Campus Rock Idol showcase.

via MySpace.com Blogs – The Black Lips vs. India: 1-0 – Black Lips MySpace Blog.

Filed under: Music

Langerado 2009 Artists

Start getting hyped for Langerado in march.   Listen to a stream of the artists here on imeem:

Langerado 2009 Artists.

Filed under: Music