Thursday, November 30, 2006


nightmare, originally uploaded by Jeffro Tull.

Illustration I did for a driend in Korea who was writing a sci-fi book.

someones message

someones message, originally uploaded by Jeffro Tull.

Someone being warned in a not so discrete way.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Art by Chris Becker

Created with found paper and glued together till the book couldn't take any more.


hug, originally uploaded by Jeffro Tull.

Pastel on paper

Saint John High-love and you will be loved back (seen shortly after the montreal school shooting

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

ghost sign

ghost sign, originally uploaded by Jeffro Tull.

taken in SJ

Monday, November 27, 2006


Stark, originally uploaded by Delicious Wolf.

Photo taken by my good friend Charlene in Halifax. I think they look like friends.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

head stencil

head stencil, originally uploaded by Jeffro Tull.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Simply Amazing


Cambodia, originally uploaded by Jeffro Tull.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day

This video is better than the one after it.

Sufjan Stevens Casimir Pulaski Day (live)

I'm trying to learn this song on guitar...I love this song so has a magical effect on me.

Some recent artwork for your enjoyment

Friday, November 17, 2006

Iron and Wine- Naked as we Come.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Pretty good video of some of elusive street artist Banksys work.

Quality of Life

I'd very much like to see this movie. Looks amazing.

Elbow Toe

One of my favorite street artists Elbow Toe.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Shooby Taylor- He blows his own horn...

Ya know...there are a lot of interesting underground musical artist out there, but one of my favorites has always been Shooby Taylor. What he did took guts, and its hard not to appreciate an artist so obviously passionate about what he does. Here he is on The Apollo being humiliated but he doesn't show it...poor guy.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Papa M- Krusty

Straight out of Louisville, David Christian Pajo is a musician. PAJO is a new name in the world, but Pajo has been involved in much great music over the course of the last two decades. He first played out in the mid-1980s and went on to instant infamy with the group Slint. During the 1990s, Pajo played with King Kong, The Palace Brothers, Stereolab, Royal Trux, The For Carnation, Matmos, Tortoise and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.

In 1995, Pajo started the M franchise, issuing a single and a split single in short order. As Aerial M, he released several singles, a self-titled album and the remix album Post Global Music. As Papa M, he produced Live From a Shark Cage, Papa M Sings and Whatever, Mortal.

Up until Papa M Sings, Pajo's music had been instrumental, but with this release, he did as the title promised, singing folk- and country-flavored compositions. This approach was combined with his instrumental style for Whatever, Mortal and a singles series that followed.

In 2002, Pajo joined Billy Corgan's Zwan, with whom he released an album and toured the world for two years. It was during this time that the Papa M singles series represented for Papa M while Pajo's energy was focused elsewhere. After the demise of Zwan, Pajo played with Early Man and participated in the reunion of Slint, who curated the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in England and toured Europe and America.

Hole of Burning Alms appeared in 2004 - to date, the last Papa M record. This collected Aerial M and Papa M sides to form another long-playing link in the M chain. Since then, David Pajo has recorded as PAJO. His self-titled first release came in the summer of 2005 - a collection of solo recordings made on the road.

Now comes "1968," the next collection of PAJO songs and sounds. The sound of drums is in the mix this time, along with a widened color spectrum.

Over the past year, PAJO has played live very sparingly, shy of a few dates in New York and a tour of Australia. His shows this summer will be an opportunity for fans and friends to see the PAJO sound enacted live and in person.

Check out Papa M's site here.

Guided By Voices- I Am a Scientist.

I'm embarrassed to say that I am a late bloomer when it comes to GBV. They are easily one of the most original endearing bands I've ever heard. They have a shit load of records...check them out.

Spike Jones!

The only orchestra leader in history who successfully conducted with a baton in one hand and a pistol in the other!

Rummy gone...but oh what a poets muse...

Who would have thought that some of D Rumsfields comments and ramblings were actual metaphysical puzzles....(there are even more the the infamous unknowns gem) Even more interesting when put to music, as many have done. WFMU is one the best spots for free form radio on the web. I found this song (mp3) by the Gate 5, its slow breezy Rummy ramblings..
This song is originally from the band's "Rummy" EP, on the Dramaphone label. From the CD insert: [The Rummy EP was] without a doubt inspired by Hart Seely's column at in the Spring of 2003 "The Existential Poetry of Donald H. Rumsfeld". Lyrics are based on official transcripts of press briefings given by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, as posted by the Department of Defense of the United States of America on its official website."

Monday, November 06, 2006

we suck

With all the hoopla goin on with U.S. elections I thought it only fitting that I post this pen and ink drawing showing how I feel about 'most' people in politics.


leader, originally uploaded by Jeffro Tull.

Do Make Say Think

Do Make Say Think are easily one of the most original bands I've ever heard. I've been lucky enough to see them play live and they blew me away. Atmospheric like Sigur Ros, clever and all this without the use of vocals. Their first album is my personal fav and is summed up nicely on Do Make Say Thinks label: Constellation Records.

Do Make Say Think self-released this debut album in Toronto in1997, and we heard it the following spring. The band's infectious spacerock-cum-swing approach to sweeping instrumentals, and their brilliant realization of the potentials of 8-track recording, hooked us instantly. Rhythm syncopation, reverb-soaked guitar, the occasional horn, and some of the finest saturated synth tones we've ever heard - this record conjures up rainy streets and wet cigarettes with the best of them. A classic modern lounge album that also shreds, with widescreen breakbeat blissouts driven by punk-rock guitars. An exuberant debut, containing all the building blocks DMST has been transforming into sublime music architectures ever since.

They have a few videos on Youtube, here is one:

And here is a link so some complete excellent quality live shows you can stream or download for FREE. Thank you o wonderful Live Archive.

Enjoy. Don't be shy to comment....lemme know yer out there..

Street art using tape by Buff Diss

Art made exclusively with tape. I love it when artists push the envelope with the medium they use. Nicked from the Wooster Collective.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

alone sometimes

alone, originally uploaded by Jeffro Tull.

Sometimes we are alone and all we want is for someone to fill us up.

Some Pictures I took in Korea a while back

Some of these pictures were exhibited in an art show shared with local Saint John textile artist Andrea Butler, The Show was called 'Cultural Walls'. Andrea did very time consuming textile representations of the photos I took in Korea. I have more photos from the shaw and will upload some of Andrea's photos when I can dig some up.

The Amazing Bruce Bickford

How to Draw a Bunny

How to Draw a Bunny is a film by first time documentary maker John W Walter about enigmatic a reletively unknown artist Ray Johnson. The film is really well done and is one of my favorite documentaries. Johnson was most famous for his unique mail art. Made in 2002, How to Draw a Bunny is a fitting tribute to one of the most mysterious and influential artists of the 1960's and earlier.

Ray Johnson (1927-95) is the subject of John Walter’s absorbing documentary portrait How to Draw a Bunny. An art-world prankster, Johnson made an anti-career by using the U.S. Post Office as the major distribution system for his complex, punning collages. As a good American, he was preoccupied with celebritude�appropriating images of Elvis and James Dean and founding obscure fan clubs�even while cultivating his own obscurity.

“His whole life was a game, like his work,” one colleague says of this Duchampian figure who turned every attempt to sell his art into a Zen exercise. “Ray wasn’t a person,” another elaborates. “He was Ray Johnson’s creation.” One of the pleasures in Walter’s documentary, which won a special jury prize at Sundance and leaves little doubt of Johnson’s significance, is the parade of veteran painters, confounded dealers, and miscellaneous bohos who expound upon the subject’s mysterious personality without ever explaining him: “Everyone had a story about Ray Johnson.” Even I have one. During the first week of 1995, Johnson�whom I’d never met�called me out of the blue with a question concerning the framing of a photograph in a book I’d written. A week later, he jumped into Long Island Sound and drowned. “If none of us could understand his motive for living, how could we understand his motive for dying?” someone wonders.

Walter’s documentary ends with the police video taken of Johnson’s house in suburban Locust Valley, Long Island. Unprepossessing on the outside, the place turns out to be all studio, filled with boxes and meticulously stacked pictures. There is nothing on the wall and no image facing out except one oversized, deadpan portrait of the artist. That Johnson’s suicide was obviously his final work is a most disquieting form of integrity.

If you are interested in watching this amazing film, thanks to greylodge I can direct you to this torrent

The Human Behavior Experiments

CBC The Big Picture
The Human Behaviour Experiments

A U.S. Army report contains testimony from an army team leader saying photos like those taken at Abu Ghraib were also taken in Afghanistan but have been destroyed to avoid "another public outrage."

Why would four young men watch their friend die, when they could have intervened to save him? Why would a woman obey phone commands from a stranger to strip-search an innocent employee? What makes ordinary people perpetrate extraordinary abuses, like the events at Abu Ghraib?

Answers to these contemporary questions can be found in past social psychology experiments. The Milgram obedience experiment shocked the world by proving that most people were willing to kill fellow human beings if an authority figure was held accountable. A famous diffusion-of-responsibility experiment sought to understand why 38 people who witnessed a brutal murder in New York did nothing to help. Finally, the Stanford Prison experiment showed how the world of the jail could transform a decent, moral person into a brutal, sadistic guard.

you can download it here
From greylodge easily one of the best ever destinations on the web.

The Amazing Mr. Frank Zappa tellin it how it is..


Friday, November 03, 2006

CiTR -- LaughTracks: The Generation Exploitation Podcast XML Feed

CiTR -- LaughTracks: The Generation Exploitation Podcast XML Feed

my good friend kliph nesteroff maintains this excellent podcast showcasing many of his comedy lps. this shit is good! don't miss it folks...

Richard Brautigan

Richard Brautigan was born January 30th, 1935 in Tacoma, Washington. Little is known about his childhood except that it was a troubled one. It was something he didn't discuss. It's rumored that he didn't know who his father was and that his father wasn't aware that Brautigan was his son until the announcement of his death. It's also rumored that at around the age of twenty, he threw a rock through a police station window and as a result was committed to Oregon State Hospital where he was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic and given shock therapy treatments.

He moved to San Francisco, California in 1955 where he became part of the Beat movement almost immediately. “The Second Kingdom,” his first known poem, was published in 1956 and his first book, "Lay the Marble Tea", a collection of 24 poems, was published in 1959. These two publications "bookended" his marriage to Virginia Dionne Adler in Reno, Nevada, June 8, 1957

In the late 1960s Brautigan's work was gaining popularity and was the period when he published some of his most well-known works, such as "Trout Fishing in America" and "In Watermelon Sugar". In 1972, he moved to Pine Creek, Montana, just north of Yellowstone National Park, where he allegedly refused to give lectures or interviews for eight years.

In December of 1979, at a meeting of The Modern Language Association in San Francisco, Brautigan participated in a panel discussion concerning Zen and Contemporary Poetry with Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Robert Bly, and Lucien Stryk. He published his last book, "So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away", in 1982.

On October 25, 1984, friends broke into Brautigan's house in Bolinas, California to find his body next to a bottle of alcohol and a .44 caliber gun. It was assumed that he had committed suicide.

gettin the day started

Thursday, November 02, 2006

What is in your head?

my first post: i think i'm going to try and focus of photographs and videos in this blog. i like the idea of having a blog, i remember as a kid trying my thing at keeping a diary...and well havin a blog is pretty similar to a diary of sorts...except the whole bloody planet has a chance see whats up in yer've been warned. haha.