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From The Digital Sweatshop
The Music, Art and Travels of Alan D. Oldham a.k.a. DJ T-1000.

The Birthday Present.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Today's theme song: "Judith" by A Perfect Circle.

What a beautiful day in Chicagoland. Spent the morning doing new artwork for Djax (a big order!), then had lunch down in the Loop with Giaxia. This is the first day in 2005 I've been able to rock shorts! I'll miss this kind of weather when I move to Berlin. I guess I'll draw some more later, then dub over some lowtempo tracks to send to a friend of mine who needs music for a CD-ROM she's putting together.

This girl I met in San Diego, Gina, sent me a present for my birthday! It's the book "Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book." It's written by Gerard Jones. Back in the late '80s, in my comic book days, I actually tried out for a comic book he was writing, "The Score." I did some character studies and a couple of art pages (unpaid). Mark Badger ended up getting the job, though. DC put it out thru its Piranha Press imprint (the precursor to what is now Vertigo). Although the editor of Piranha, this nice guy named Neal Pozner who has since passed away, liked my stuff, I was too young at the time to have pulled it off.

She also sent a Mr. Spock birthday card!

Thanks for the gifts, Gina!

So the lesson here is, if you know how to spin and rock good shows, beautiful women will buy you stuff ;-)

PS: Back in 2003, This guy John Scott bought me "The Animatrix" DVD for my b-day as well! I know John reads this, so I thought I'd give him some long-delayed dap. I didn't have a blog back then ;-)

-AO :: 3:11 PM ::

Comments:2

  • Hey Al,

    It was John SCOTT, not Smith, who gave you the Animatrix DVD (can't even give me the proper dap, damn.....). Hope to make it to Smartbar next week.

    John

    By Blogger jscott, on Saturday, June 04, 2005 9:55:00 AM  
  • Damn, dude, my bad! Since I messed up, I'll let you slide and call me "Al" this time, nobody calls me that except Mike Banks and Jeff Mills. See you on the 9th!

    By Blogger -AO, on Saturday, June 04, 2005 12:20:00 PM  

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