Archive for October, 2009

More about Norway

Friday, October 30th, 2009

I posted some thoughts on Norway and Alchemy along with some pictures at  Head over there for the thoughts but here are some more photos from the trip.


Saturday, October 24th, 2009

A few from the road:

akershus slott

akershus slott

Illustration by Odd Brochmann

Illustration by Odd Brochmann


off Karl Johans gate

off Karl Johans gate

Last minute show added in Bergen

Friday, October 23rd, 2009




What I and I is not

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

I came across this amusing little non bio today.  Some of it needs a little updating but WTH:

What we are not
I and I is not a typical band in many ways.  It is not the type of band were person A plays instrument A, person B plays instrument B and so on.  I and I may not even be a band as such.  I and I is not currently consisting of any one over the age of 35 nor under the age of 25.   I and I’s music is not easily described.  I and I did not exist before spring of ’05.  I and I is not adverse to the idea that mackeson triple stout is the best beer on the planet, although any beverage purveyed by the Hawks brewing co. could be argued to hold that claim.  I and I does not hate computers.  I and I is not limited to musical pursuits but is currently focused on them.  I and I does not sound like anything but I and I, but some people may notice similarities with other things they have heard.  The people involved with I and I do not wish to tell you that they have hobbies ranging from organic gardening, bycicling, illustrating, baseball, travelling, architecture, reading, designing and wood working.  I and I is not confined to using a set of instruments i.e. only acoustic instruments or only guitars, bass, and drums.  I and I would not argue with the fact that your time could be more well spent.  I and I does not mind telling you that eating is itself an agricultural act.  I and I is not solely the work of Adam Sarmiento.  I and I is not located in one place but most of the persons currently involved live in Norman, OK usa.  I and I is not happy with the state of the world but is not always sad or mad about it either.  I and I’s songs are not auto biographical but are nonetheless influenced by real events.  I and I’s songs are not solely about dreams but many of them are.  I and I is not the first project of the persons who make up I and I.  I and I isn’t strictly anything but is not strictly nothing.  I and I is considering the idea that less is more but is open to the fact that this statement should be followed up by the qualifying statement “more or less”.  I and I will not go away unless there is a nuclear holocaust that wipes out all humanity and it’s digital and analog forms of music storage.  I and I refuses the notion that we are strictly material beings that should concern ourselves only with things material.  I and I does not believe in religion but does not begrudge others the right to theirs.   I and I does not like elitism.  I and I is not rock music but is informed by all previous forms of music.  I and I are not solely inspired by astronauts.  I and I is not sure if it will always be this way.  I and I and it’s members are not staring at you through tiny cameras in your computer screens as you read this.  I and I is nothing more that the music made by people using the name I and I.

Hand Printed White Noise shirts

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

I’ve always loved the process of screen printing and DIY t-shirt making.  In the old school days we would make shirts for our skate team (team L.I.F.E.!) or band with black sharpies on a white shirt.  Later I graduated to a home screen printing kit bought from a hobby/craft store that we used to print shirts for my first real band The New Tribe back in the 90’s.  Today I had the pleasure of getting some new I and I shirts hand printed by the artist/musician Kyle Combs.  The design is similar to that of the last album art and I think they turned out pretty nice!  They’ll be for sale at shows and here at the store on my site via Paypal.





Norway shows

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Well, the time is fast approaching when I set off for a few shows in Norway.  I’ve been busily rehearsing, arranging and getting CDs and some new shirts (more on that later) ready for the trip.  Here are the details for the shows:

Oslo, Norway
Wed. October 21st
Glassbaren at Chateau Neuf
Slemdalsveien 15
9:30 pm doors at 8

Kristiansand, Norway
Thurs. October 22nd
Charlie’s Bar
Vestre Strandgate 12
10pm doors at 8

Stavanger, Norway
Fri. October 23rd
Nytorget 14
10pm doors at 8


My Hovercraft is full of eels

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

I’m trying to learn a little Norsk (Norwegian) for my upcoming trip and this website Omniglot has some useful information like how to say my hovercraft is full of eels.

YACHT again

Monday, October 5th, 2009

I wrote something about YACHT’s latest record a while back and though I haven’t yet purchased said record I’m now even more inclined to do so after watching this _______ (insert adjective here) performance on

DIY Mellotron made of Walkmans

Monday, October 5th, 2009

melloopen for more info.  Send me your finished projects!

Firing back up the CD factory and new shirt design

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

mcf factory