Monday, March 24, 2008

Agora 2008!!!

Hey everyone it's the time of year again to submit work to Agora.
I included a link that takes you right to their website and there you can sign up and submit your work!
You have the rest of the month (sorry this was a little late) to upload images and after the end of the month they choose the works that will be in this show.
If you're not familiar with Agora, it's an event that happens twice a year and it allows artists, visual and musical, to get their work out there. The show has grown tremendously in the past few years and brings a lot of people in to see YOUR art!

SO, I hope you all take this opportunity and submit work and I'll hopefully see you there!

Friday, March 21, 2008

New jack 7" on Dull Knife Records

Dull Knife Records

April 2008

Side A: New Jack/Any Way You Know How

Side B: I don't hate the city

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Davie Allan and the Arrows

stick with this one

Monday, February 18, 2008

Coke and Sympathy

Hi everyone, my name is Alex Walp and I'm doing an art installation at Skylab on March 1st and 2nd. The Opening is on the 1st and will be from 6-10 PM. The additional gallery hours on the 2nd will be from 12-3 PM. If you need a map you can get on at my website:

The video above is the first promo video for the show and there should be another one coming next week. I also have a promotional DJ mix that I'm handing out for the show, so if you see me ask for a CD. You can get the tracklist to the mix by going to my blog.

I hope everyone can make it, I think it will be a really good time. If I forgot to put any info here check my website or email me at

Friday, February 8, 2008

RTFO Bandwagon Updates

1. Valentine's Day @ Cafe Bourbon St.
w/ Shooting Spires (cardboard records)
w/ Black Phantom Thousands (Jen and Tony's neighbors)
w/ Frankie P

2. CD re-release in roughly 3 weeks

3. 7" single coming soon on Dull Knife Records from Houston TX

4. Interview on People With Animal Heads

Monday, January 21, 2008


Check out Thee Sons of Daughters. We're working on their album right now.

click here

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Yo, Popular Sovereignty And All That

This is a political quiz thing that quickly and accurately matches you with the candidate that is closest to sharing your views. It even provides links and citations to prove that it's not tricking you into believing that "candidate X" is the (wo)man for the job. Its quick, easy, and more than a bit helpful.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Once When I was Flying Show.

Hey Everyone!
This Saturday is the first undergrad juried show put on by the OSU Art Student Union at Juncionview Studio. It's from 6-9pm so come on down and be prepared to look at some art, dance, and eat/drink.

It should be fun times and it'll be even more fun if YOU come along.

It's on 889 Williams Ave. in Grandview (same place as Agora).

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

How eXtreme Are Your Crafting Abilities?!!

Katie Parker has intrigued me by her post about Garth (Extreme Craft) Johnson's lecture/potluck on her blog, Columbus Is Okay. I have been an interested bystander to the alternative craft movement for two years, and am anxious to attend. Any Griddle bloggers/fans who want a good excuse to kick it with me and eat potluck food while taking crafting TO THE EXTREME should attend.

Get the details on Katie's post on the event at Columbus is Okay.

We Got Some Love From Columbus Rides

Ray George has linked to us on his blog, Columbus Rides. Naturally, I'll return the favor. For those who don't know the good news, Columbus Rides very comprehensively chronicles cycling in Greater Columbus.

My favorite posts are the Monday Night Ride reports. His recaps are concise and at times humorously to-the-point. Sometimes Ray even adds a Google Map of the ride with his GPS device. Nerdgasm!

If you want to get involved in Columbus cycling, or already are and need an RSS feed to stay abreast of goings-on, Columbus Rides should be your first stop.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Hey Everyone should come out and see a shit ton of ART and MUSIC this Saturday Oct.13 from 5-MIDNIGHT at the Junction View Studio.

Come Check it out!!!

AGORA Website!!!!

I even have some work in it. WHEEEE!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

[Freakonomics] How Much Do You Think Paul Feldman Will Pay for the New Radiohead Album?

On the Freakonomics blog yesterday morning there was an interesting post (read here) about Radiohead's pricing strategy for their new album: allow fans to download it legally for whatever price they would like.

While at the very least an interesting economics experiment, this "new school" model is something which should be given consideration, particularly among bands which have a small yet fervent following.

Two interesting comments:

I predict that the experiment will be a flop. This is basically radiohead asking for a “tip” for their work instead of charging a fee. Most of the people we usually tip in everyday life are perceived to earn low incomes (taxi drivers, bell hops, wait staff, etc.) Tipping also thrives when people might feel shame for not tipping. Most tipping is done in person and lots of people feel guilted into leaving a tip for fear of people thinking they are cheap. When tipping is done online (an impersonal environment where no one would ever know if you are being cheap or not) and for a band who clearly is already quite wealthy, I think people will be less than generous. There will be a few die hard fans who pay a premium, but I predict on average people will pay less than the would be pricetag.

The only hope is to lure more people into buying through price discrimination. If everyone were perfectly honest then it would seem it would be possible to capture sales for the entire demand curve and the expirement would turn out well. The people who would have bought anyway would largely pay a premium and the people who otherwise wouldn’t have bought may buy, albeit at a lower price. I think because people are largely self-interested the average sales price will turn out to be what people perceive to be the cost of producing the album. Much lower than market

Posted by Tom

I paid $3.99.

A normal album costs around $12.99 - $17.99 at a record store, or $9.99 on iTunes or similar digital downloads. Since Radiohead is not going to pay their record company for distribution/other fees, doesn’t have to pay apple for rights to use iTunes, and doesn’t have to pay the cost for packaging/delivery - I felt the $3.99 to be a fair amount. This pays for the studio time needed to record the album, provides a healthy salary for the musicians involved, and allows me to purchase music at an affordable price.

Posted by George

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Good Vibrations

Click here to read a favorable review of Flagships from, a great site to find out the skinny on local shows.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Looks like maybe we can rejuvenate this thing over time. I'm going to try to be better at updates. Here's some:

Go to Karl's movie tomorrow! (see below)

Marie Corbo began recording recently for her upcoming CD with the Pancake Factory.

Looks like RTFO will be recording a 7" soon - this is exciting. Go buy a record player if you don't have one.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

climbing poetree

Climbing Poetree tonight Kafe Keroac 8pm

Friday, September 21, 2007

Columbus IN Focus!

I stole this from the Facebook event Karl made but I'm bored at work and want to invite EVERYONE to come out to the Wexner Center Tuesday Sept. 25th at 6:30.

Here's the description:
Columbus in Focus
(Karl Baumann and Aaron Covington, 2007)

Tue, Sep 25, 2007 | 7:00PM
Film/Video Theater

Produced by Ohio State students, Columbus in Focus examines the history of film production at the university and in the city, from the heyday of OSU’s Department of Photography and Cinema as one of the strongest programs in the country, through the department’s disbanding, and up to the present, when filmmaking is enjoying a campus resurgence through endeavors like Reel Buckeye Productions, a student-organized production effort inspired in part by HBO's Project Greenlight.

The film was originally intended to be a “behind-the-scenes” documentary chronicling the production of 3 Easy Payments, Reel Buckeye’s first film project, in 2006. It expanded to explore not only filmmaking at OSU but the state of Columbus’s filmmaking scene and the new possibilities presented by digital video and the Internet. (75 mins., video)

check it out on facebook too :

So come on down and have a good time and at the beginning there will be local video/film work up and at the end of the film there are some other video/film work (ps one is mine!!)

See ya there!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The most important meal of the day!

Hey Dude and Dude-ets,
I just wanted to invite you to come and check out my blog Muffin Palace. This is a collection of my video art of the simple things in life expanding to experimenting with editing.
So, if you're bored or interested click on the link below and enjoy!!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Look Ma, Hands!

completely wonderful. thanks to Stockholm Beat Connection for this one.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Pancake Breakfasts

Pancake breakfasts at our new house starting whenever we're set up in the new place -second week of september. They'll be every sunday around 1 or so. Whenever everyone wakes up. Syrup or jam?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

iCal Feed for our Events

SO, I noticed that there was an upcoming event listed on the blog, and I got pissed because there was no way to add it to Google Calendar. I made a publicly searchable calendar so that people can keep track of CPF events alongside all the other shit they have to worry about. Don't worry, I'll throw any Facebook events on here as well, so no one's left out. We will frequently update the calendar, so you should subscribe if you want to keep that hot hot efficiently coming your way.

Columbus Pancake Factory Calendar
| iCal html xml

Questions? holla back.


So I mentioned Adam Torres in an earlier post about Southeast Engine - Check out his project Nostra Nova. Amazing.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The call for entry has been extended to a new due date: August 27th.
I am going to have multiple artists on diplay in Close Quarters for the duration of Consumption Junction, which is going to be a kick ass art exhibition. It deals with overconsumption and excessive waste in society, and showcases artists that expose or provide solutions for these problems: This is an image of reanim project, a series of "crutches" for broken chairs and furniture created by a design group in Paris: 5.5 Designers. They are sending us these works, and we are going to find broken furniture to apply them to. here is there website:

For Close Quarters gallery I'm looking for artists who deal with these same issues to coincide with the show. A link to the post with requirements:

On a related note: I was surprised to hear that people do not know about the greater columbus green map: maybe you all know but for those of you who dont: Green maps are made for cities all over the world: ours is availible at libraries, rec centers, and metro park nature centers free of charge. They also will be availible at the Opening for Consumption Junction. It has trails, parks, markets, restaurants, and anything "green". beware: the online interactive green map sucks and should not be looked at.

mom zuchini talk

Combine and mix
1 c. oil
2 c. sugar
3 eggs

3 c. flour
1 zuccihni
4 tbl nutmeg.
1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
3tsp vanilla
1 c chopped nuts (if desired)

Thoroughly blend
grease and flour 2 loaf pans

350 for 50-60 minutes

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Ahh, You're My Cuckoo

RTFO Bandwagon Album Pre-Orders

So, you can help us put out our self-titled album, due out on Sept. 22 by pre-ordering it online or in person. Feel free to hold off until September, since it will be available at shows for a reduced cost of $5 (in-person pre-orders get this rate, too - the internet route is more expensive because of fees to the middleman and shipping and handling costs). I feel kind of bad about using this forum to promote this, but it would be kind of cool to forget you had paid for the thing and then have it show up in the mail, right? P.S. There are 14 songs. And how about this artwork courtesy of Zachary Severt?

Friday, August 3, 2007

my pants have been charmed off

So, I went down to Athens last night to practice for Leo Maymind's Spanish Prisoners CD release party. It was a pleasure to meet Leo DeLuca, Adam Torres, and Steve (last name?), the other guys in the backing band (I'm playing bass). Check out Leo and Adam's band, Southeast Engine. They recently signed with Misra Records. The band is one of the opening acts for next Friday's show at The Basement, so these two guys will be playing in both bands. I was not feeling so well at the practice and it was really awkward because Steve drove down from Columbus after getting off a flight from Portland and he was reeaaally late. But I'm telling you - these guys from SE Engine are darlings. And thank the Lord for that.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Fried Bananas

I made fried bananas last night and I wanted to share with everyone how easy they are to make.

In a bowl, mix a handful of flour and some cinnamon
Peel bananas (probably a banana per person)
Cut banana in half and then cut again crosswise so that you have four pieces per banana
Coat the banana pieces in the flour
Melt butter or margine in saucepan
Fry the bananas just turning them once or twice, until they are golden
I put cool whip and chocolate syrup on the bananas, it was really good.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


In this day and age this is almost old news, Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni both died on Monday. It is a bizarre concidence that two of the greatest directors that ever lived, died within hours of each other.

Antonioni- Blow Up

Bergman- Persona

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Alzheimer's Sufferers Demand Cure For Pancakes

Alzheimer's Sufferers Demand Cure For Pancakes

Does anyone have a zucchini bread recipe?

new wes anderson

Unfortunately, I can't embed this



Come Check out Totally Michael with Prizzy Prizzy Please and Penny for the Poor.

52 W. Maynard Ave. around 9pm

it'll be a good time!!!!!!!!

Pancake Factory Graphic

Monday, July 30, 2007

friday farm series

Ive been goin to Stratford Ecologial Center the last few fridays to vollunteer as a farm guide for childrens groups that come out... I take the kids to see the animals (including 2 wk old baby pigs), pick fruit and veggies from the garden, collect eggs from the coup, and lead a hike around the preserve... Its fantastic, let me know if you are interested.

Fixin' up the blog

Andrew, if you would like me to help fancy-up the blog (page layout, background images etc.), I took a blogging class and am somewhat familiar with html. Let me know.


CCAD Gallery Call for Artists

The deadline is August 3rd.

Tonight @ the Wexner Center

This is a roundtable on the role of art in the process of revitalizing neighborhoods.


So, back in the day they used to gather at the general store, right? Who knows, we didn't live back then. Anyhow, I thought that we could maybe benefit from having a place to share info on the internet that was a little bit smaller and more personal than other networking sites. This is a place where you can let everyone know about events that you're throwing or going to so we can all meet up without wading through the mess of messages from half-strangers.