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Little Giants Volume 1: Don Pendleton Trailer #1

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Mumble Magazine and Don Pendleton

Bill Frisell Prints

I’ve been fortunate to have taken most of my closest friends and family to see Bill Frisell play throughout the past 13 years in various groupings and solo performances. He resides in that personal-space as one of my most cherished musicians.

In recent years, his drawings have appeared on the cover of his album, “The Willies” and his book, “An Anthology” but for the first time, 3 Serigraph prints and a postcard drawing are being offered. This short run is in an edition of 16.

We wanted to share our signed edition of prints before we get them framed.

Oh yeah, all Solitary Arts orders will include a Bill Frisell postcard until we run out of them. Thanks to Bill Frisell and to Adam at Songline/Tone Field Productions for the support.


Signed print, edition of 16

Signed print, edition of 16

Signed print, edition of 16

The Willies

An Anthology

Jet Black Crayon "In The Interim"

April 8, 2008 is the international release of Jet Black Crayon “In the Interim”

Jet Black Crayon re-emerges with their fifth release, the CD + DVD In the Interim. The JBC trio—Tommy Guerrero (Quannum Projects, Mo’Wax, Galaxia, Function 8), Monte Vallier (ex-Swell, Def American/American Recordings, Beggars Banquet) and Gadget (Function 8)—created this next level of collaboration by working with independent filmmakers.

Seven of the nine tracks on In the Interim are complemented with short films. The filmmakers include Andrew Paynter (music photographer, artist), Dan Wolfe (skateboard filmmaker: Real Skateboards, Nike SB, Adidas SB, etc.), Greg Hunt (skateboard filmmaker: DC Shoes, Transworld Media, Alien Workshop), Cheryl Dunn (filmmaker and photographer: Beautiful Losers) and Christophe Beaucourt (independent French filmmaker). – FUNCTION 8

Zip Zinger Rally @ DLXSF

GM: Boards Magazine, Issue 11 Volume 8

Ed White, Senior Editor of Boards Magazine sent this our way today. Geoff did the cover and though it was out in November of 2007, I hadn’t seen it so I thought I’d share.

Issue 11’s theme is, “Music In Advertising” and Geoff had this to say about the cover art, “I wanted to illustrate how music is a mechanized thing, sequenced sounds of hammers hitting strings, or bleeps from a computer. I wanted the image to represent how working with someone who is a genius can feel sort of out of control and random, but in the end you are surprised at the precision of the outcome. Advertising often talks about the same things over and over. To make things feel new, new language is created to say the familiar. Music and art are the infinite raw materials for it to draw from.”

Thanks Ed!

Blue Magazine No. 10: GM

Thanks to Takashi Tomita for keeping us in mind and sending us every issue of Blue Magazine from Japan.

and on page 11

Geoff @ SAM

Geoff & SAM

Olympic Sculpture Park

Geoff McFetridge

“In The Mind”

Opens March 29, 2008

“Each year, a new artist will be invited to create a site-specific project in the Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion. This year, the inaugural installations by Pedro Reyes and Glenn Rudolph will make way for a project by Los Angeles–based Geoff McFetridge.”
- Seattle Art Museum; Olympic Sculpture Park

The Pocket Horn Is Being Built

We’re currently building the next complete release for the Solitary Arts. It’s called the Pocket Horn and it’ll be the sister of the Traveler. It was featured in Geoff’s show at REDCAT GALLERY and can be viewed until April 6.

This one is 9-plys of hard-rock maple both to resemble the original Traveler as well as for added strength. This way, you can charge on this little board and know that it’ll survive at the bottom of the hill. Again, with all of our boards, it comes complete. Tracker Mid-Tracks (85mm), Black Eggs (50mm 87a duro), and laser-cut S.A. grip. This one is half the price of the OG Traveler. Available soon on our site as well as through our fine selection of retailers. Aloha.

Michael Leon ON RADIO: Mumble Magazine

Listen-in on Michael Leon’s interview with Mumble Magazine. Michael tells us the worst thing about skateboarding. We have to agree.

kenny forever

solitary arts
mini skate shop

jef hartsel

bob lake

ez ryder
is jef hartsel and jay adams

geoff mcfetridge
interviews yong-ki chang

our inclusion
in stuff

equal dist. is
yong-ki chang
in the bay area

champion don't stop
is geoff mcfetridge
in atwater village