This Saturday and Sunday, September 18th and 19th, will be the Project Comic-Con convention in Maryland Heights, Missouri. I will be there in full effect with the Ink and Drink Comics crew promoting our first release, Spirits of St. Louis, an anthology of horror tales by Indie comic artists. Come by the con […]
Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category
Recently I was interviewed by the Riverfront Times about Pretentious Record Store Guy, music, comics, vinyl life and art. Good times if you’re into that sort of thing.
Read it here: http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/atoz/2010/07/carlos_ruiz_pretentious_record_store_guy_comic_red_rocket_7_st_louis.php
“If I had to choose a rapper, my favorite MC would be me.”
- A Tribe Called Quest
Eddie Argos is one of my favorite singer and songwriters working today with his work for Art Brut and Everyone Was in the French Resistance Now. And he also does a column about comics for Playback magazine. What’s not to love, right?
So when I was asked to come up an illustration for his […]
1) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Beat the Devil’s Tattoo
3) Broken Bells
4) The Editors
In This Light & On This Evening
5b) Magnetic Fields
5c) Titus Andronicus
Did you catch any of Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosting the Oscars the other night? They had some funny parts, and some parts that felt a little stilted because the jokes that were written for them were not really their kind of jokes. Overall, I thought the awards were pretty well done. […]
I love Tuesdays! Not because it’s not Monday, but because it’s always New Music Day. No matter how bad your upcoming week will be or how bad your weekend hangover has left you, all is right with the world because every Tuesday brings with it a range full of new possibilities, new favorites, […]
Big News! Kevin Wolf and I are doing an instore book signing at Star Clipper Comics in the Delmar Loop in Saint Louis on November 11th from 5pm to 8pm. Tell all your friends and bring all your cash because you’re going to want to pick the newest Pretentious Record Store Guy and […]
The Decade in News
by Pitchfork Staff
The most important news story of the past decade doesn’t concern a specific band or genre or trend. It’s the story of how music news itself has changed. Think back to the turn of the millennium: How did you find out that your favorite band had a new album coming […]
From Rolling Stone Magazine
From Weezy and Mariah to Weezer and the Flaming Lips, some of 2009’s most anticipated albums are hitting stores this season. Big debuts from Adam Lambert and Monsters of Folk are due, along with eagerly awaited releases by Pearl Jam, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent and Shakira. Read up on 60 of the […]
Well, ladies and gentlemen, the Monsters of Folk are Jim James, Mike Mogis, Conor Oberst and M. Ward and their album drops next Tuesday, September 22nd.
Run out and pick it up on CD or on vinyl. For tour dates and to find out more, check out the Monsters of Folk website.
The wide-ranging instrumental palette […]
What did you do today?
I listened to the entire remastered Beatles catalog and then played Beatles Rock Band all day long, but first I came up with 50 All New, Brand New Cool Band Names today because my genius should not be kept to myself and lately I’ve been feeling generous, so enjoy my sharing […]
This is like opening up a bottle of awesome and then washing it all down with a side of amazing…
A while back, I wrote and drew a strip of Kevin Wolf’s wonderful comic Pangaea, one of my favorite web comics out on the information super highway. You can see it here: http://www.paradeoffreaks.com/2008/09/29/kevin-wolfs-pangaea-with-wings/
Now it’s time for Kevin to return the favor, which he did by drawing Pretentious Record Store Guy in his natural habitat. Enjoy. […]
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The Beatles (Remastered Stereo Box Set)
Release Date 09.09.09
The albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London. The result of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since its original release.
Box Set Includes:
-Hard black glossy lift […]