Friday, November 12, 2010

Just doing the best I can

Sooo much stuff going on... been workin hard.

A couple of weeks ago I screenprinted this poster for the CMJ college radio awards. 4 color silkscreen in a edition of 50. In return for my service I was given a CMJ badge which allowed me access into pretty much any show happening in New York City. It was kind of overwhelming, because I could only check out a handful of bands, and there were hundreds playing on a given night. I was also given vendor space at the CMJ headquarters. So the first thing anyone saw at CMJ was.... me haha.

After spending the day networking and spreading the good word, I headed over to webster hall to check out some music.

who are these guys? I have no clue.

Saw some hip hop chick named domique young unique (I think that was it), and then these guys ^ called Francis and the light. I wasn't really impressed and had a train to catch, so I blew that joint!

I said earlier that I've begun a love affair with gouache painting. Heres my first test, a study of "things that are badass," which is my theme for my advanced printmaking class.

The lovely dancers at Purchase asked me to make a poster for their musical, and of course I couldn't say no. 2 color screenprint in an edition of 35.
If you look at this with 3-D glasses on it, like, totally, pops out at you.

Rich Russo from 101.9 rxp, needed some posters made for one of his shows, and I was honored to make them for him. 3 color screenprint in an edition of 50. I think this is the coolest poster I've ever made.

What else have I been doing?
Playin my fair share of shows.
These were some pics my girl Kellyann Petry took from our show at the Purchase CO-OP last Saturday. We've got a show on Monday 11.15. with the Biters, and the Danvilles (two amazing bands) at Don Pedro's in Brooklyn.

If you can make it out to brooklyn its going to be a great time!

I took a walk in the woods the other day, and I had forgotten how nice it is to just wander, not go anywhere in particular and just stray.

"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each others eyes for an instant?"
-Henry David Thoreau

Have a good weekend!


Sunday, October 31, 2010

I've been messing around with gouache painting recently.
Heres a new one:

"Time heals all wounds" Gouache on paper 20"x 30"

I came across this photo of myself on the 101.9 rxp website. Its from the Steel Train show a couple months ago, and its probably the most epic photo of me ever ha

I'll be putting more stuff up soon,


Friday, October 22, 2010


As with any artist I'm constantly trying to find new forms of inspiration. I recently discovered the lovely text-based, wall art of Ripo. Reminds me of Stephen Powers. check out his stuff at


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

For all the haters...

The Deli magazine has ranked Wyldlife the 25th best Indie Rock band in New York City. Oh yeah and its out of 300.
check it out:

There was a crazy thunder storm up here a few weeks ago. Its was quite a challenge snapping this photo at just the right moment.I probably took 200 photos just to get this kinda good one ha.

Heres a poster I did in September for a show at the purchase stood. 2 color screenprint, editions of 35.

I never got a chance to blog about my tattoo. Adam over at Jersey City Tattoo co. did an amazing job. Being an artist myself, I had high expectations and he did everything I wanted and more. Its a real cool place, with really great artists. Its even owned by Jake Casualty from the punk band the Casualties!

up close look:

check out their website:

I swimming in work at the moment, trying to keep my head on straight and not get to stressed about it. Maybe you'll see some of this new work soon....


Friday, October 8, 2010

So I was asked to design and print a poster for CMJ. Yeah CMJ. I'm talking about the New York City wide music marathon festival. Some of the artists playing this year are: Phoenix, GZA, Surfer Blood, Ghostface Killah, Senses Fail,and Bayside, just to name a few. And I mean a few, hundreds of bands are playing. I was seriously jumping up and down when I got the email. Heres an idea of what its going to look like..

Monday, October 4, 2010

Screwed, Blued, and Tattooed, what a fun weekend

What a crazy weekend. I threw a party Friday night, which was off the wall...

There was a mosh pit in my living room!

A few weeks I got my first tattoo. Sorry mom, sorry dad.

photos by the lovely KellyAnn Petry.
Seriously, the most fun show we've ever played. I want to thank all those who came out, I love you all. Definitely not the last Wyldlife party this semester...

But the weekend was far from over...

Saturday night we played the 4th street festival in Jersey City, which was an abosolute blast.

One guy even wrote a nice review for us on his blog:
he took this video as well:

There is no better feeling for me than playing a good show. Nothing else compares. And its an even cooler feeling when other people appreciate what you do, and enjoy it just as much.
Thanks everyone for making this such an amazing weekend!


p.s. I'll be posting some new work shortly!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

More epic end of the summer adventures!

So I played a show in Brooklyn, at the very hip Monster Island basement. We played pretty well, and after the set we immediately hit the road for Iowa.

Into the trunk you go Feldman!

We ate at Culver's, because we couldn't find a Sonic anywhere. I guess we just had to find out what the hell a turtle concrete is, and I'm still not entirely sure...

Dave really needed to clip his toenails...

We drove straight through to Iowa, no stopping. I still can't believe we did that haha.

After 19 or 20 hours of driving, we landed at the doorstep of our friend Dora. We dropped our bags and took this funny hat photo.

Then we proceeded to the Iowa state fair, where you can buy weird stuff like tiger heads, and....

I wish that was a joke.

Petting zoo!

Dora and Sam rode the romantic gondola ride, which left David and I together...

This poor fella was all alone.

We rode the olde mill ride, which is nothing more than a dark tunnel filled with water...

After a few turkey legs, fried pickles, and a fried milky-way bar later, we hit the bar with some locals.

This man almost ran us over with his truck..

He clearly had a few loose screws. You should click on this photo, and see how crazy this man's face is, chills me to the bone...

We did some grilling, which was great, but let me tell ya about those pesky Iowa mosquitos!

Then we broke out the fireworks!

Dora's Dad owns a sailboat, and he took us out sailing.


99% of Iowa is cornfields.

Dave and I slept in Dora's little sister's room. There were a lot of creepy dolls staring at us while we slept.

Man, I love cats.

We departed Des Moines and headed for Iowa city.

We spent the night at Dora's friends John and Andrea's apartment, who were extremely hospitable. Feldman and I walked the streets exploring the college town of Iowa city.
The next day we visited our friend Mayim, who is one of the coolest people I know!

We finally said our goodbyes and set on the 20 hour drive home...

We stopped by the world's largest truck stop!

You can buy all kinds of cool knives and daggers there!

The drive back to New York was pretty smooth, other than the fact that we got pulled over twice for speeding. The cops the first time were pretty cool, I think they thought we were smuggling drugs into New York, which is clearly not the case, but they joked around alot, calling us the Jonas brothers, and asking why we wear such tight pants.
The second cop was not so kind and gave Dave a speeding ticket with a fine of $125!

Luckily we made it back safely, and just in time for our show at the bowery electric, which was put on by our pal Rich Russo from 101.9 rxp. The show was sold out and we opened for the band Steel Train! I even saw Steven Van Zandt's name on the guest list, which completely blows my mind, I'm not sure if he was there, but just the idea of him watching us play blows my mind! Ahhhh!

So summers over and I'm back at Purchase, beginning my senior year! Looking back on this summer I'm quite proud of myself. It was really tough and stressful finding an apartment, a job, and supporting myself but I did it, and it was totally worth it. I'm really lucky to have been able to share it with such a great group of friends, you know who you are, and I love you all.

until next time,