Freakinskull For Sale

Netsuke. The Japanese art of miniature ivory carving. These tiny gems of craftsmanship are designed to engage the senses of sight and touch, making them charming examples of early interactive media. The only thing that sucked about netsuke is that they were made from ivory. It’s terrible that elephants were killed to provide ivory for netsuke. At the same time, netsuke are so beautiful that I can’t help but admire them. But what if you could own a great, big netsuke that’s made from 100% elephant-safe materials? Now you can. The FREAKINSKULL is a modern American spin on a classic…

Legend of Pee Wee Marquette

Pee Wee Marquette and Count Basie Pee Wee Marquette is another of those characters who, like Moondog, found a niche in New York’s cultural ecosystem and carved out a life for himself “back in the day.” It was not probably what you’d call a very good life, but, what the hell, he’ll remain a sort of Jazz legend long after we’re all forgotten. Pee Wee was the 3 foot 9 inch announcer and MC at Birdland, the famous NYC nightclub, and can be heard on the intros to countless classic live Jazz records from the 50s and 60s. There’s even a…