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Truthisms Teleports to New ChicagoNow Home

In Art Consortium, Teleportation, Truths on October 22, 2010 at 11:05 am

These Extractions of SnapCracklePop et al. are no longer to be found on WordPress!

This is the new banner for Truthisms designed by Silas Reeves.

The blog officially relaunched this week as part of its move to the Tribune’s blog network, ChicagoNow, so you can find future posts and musings by going to:

For inquiries, please feel free to send me an email at

You can also add me on Twitter @photoscriber, become a fan of Truthisms on Facebook, and add Truthisms on ChicagoNow as a friend.

May the truth find you all, you prospect punks.


DEERHUNTER Secret Chicago Show Location Announced!

In Art Consortium, Truths on September 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Chicago spot just out, guys!–Motormouth Media announced the location earlier today. Deerhunter will be playing the Levi’s + Urban Outfitters Generator Series show this Saturday, September 25 @ 4pm at the Chicago River Underpass (560 W Grand).


The show is FREE, and people will be admitted until it reaches capacity, so get there early to soak in all the new Halycon Digest material live. UO has some more detailed info on the event here. If you don’t make the show or get blocked out by the hundreds of fans camping out (hey, it’s possible), worry not–the guys will be coming back to play Metro in late October.

Here’s what they have slated for Fall:
FRI 10/1 ATLANTA, GA Variety Playhouse
SAT 10/9 CHAPEL HILL, NC Cat’s Cradle
SUN 10/10 RICHMOND, VA Canal Club
TUE 10/12 WASHINGTON DC 9:30 Club
FRI 10/15 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
SAT 10/16 BOSTON, MA Royale Nightclub
SUN 10/17 MONTREAL, QC La Tulipe
TUE 10/19 TORONTO, ON Opera House
WED 10/20 DETROIT, MI Magic Stick
THU 10/21 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland
FRI 10/22 CHICAGO, IL Metro
TUES 10/26 VANCOUVER, WA Commodore
WED 10/27 SEATTLE, WA Showbox
THU 10/28 PORTLAND, OR Wonder Ballroom
FRI 10/29 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American
WED 11/3 PHOENIX, AZ Clubhouse
FRI 11/5 DALLAS, TX Granada
SUN 11/7 AUSTIN, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
MON 11/8 NEW ORLEANS, LA House of Blues
TUE 11/9 BIRMINGHAM, AL Bottletree

R.I.P., Jim Carroll, and “All The People Who Died”

In Truths on September 14, 2009 at 9:23 am

Teddy sniffing glue, he was 12 years old
Fell from the roof on East Two-nine
Cathy was 11 when she pulled the plug
On 26 reds and a bottle of wine
Bobby got leukemia, 14 years old
He looked like 65 when he died
He was a friend of mine

Those are people who died, died
They were all my friends, and they died

G-berg and Georgie let their gimmicks go rotten
So they died of hepatitis in upper Manhattan
Sly in Vietnam took a bullet in the head
Bobby OD’d on Drano on the night that he was wed
They were two more friends of mine
Two more friends that died

Those are people who died, died
They were all my friends, and they died

Mary took a dry dive from a hotel room
Bobby hung himself from a cell in the tombs
Judy jumped in front of a subway train
Eddie got slit in the jugular vein
And Eddie, I miss you more than all the others
And I salute you brother

Those are people who died, died
They were all my friends, and they died

Herbie pushed Tony from the Boys’ Club roof
Tony thought that his rage was just some goof
But Herbie sure gave Tony some bitchen proof
“Hey,” Herbie said, “Tony, can you fly?”
But Tony couldn’t fly, Tony died

Those are people who died, died
They were all my friends, and they died

Be well Jim.

Vegas Style Marriage, Lady Liberty, and Faux Woodstock

In Art Consortium, Truths on August 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm

It was a big month for the Truthist…I got pretend married to a long-time kindred soul–Vegas Style–and the Wall Street Journal was there to document the whole shebang.

I also braved the mud in Jersey City’s Liberty State Park for three days straight with a few extraordinarily mighty soldiers.

9 portraits + write-up were published in A.V. New York!

Spending three days trekking through an all-too-vivid reimagining of Tim O’Brien’s shit-field passage from The Things They Carried isn’t the way most festival-goers envisioned their All Points West (aherm, Wet) Festival experience. Some came to New Jersey’s Liberty State Park equipped with Hunter rain boots for a romantic, rainy set by The National; others gave up on footwear (and outerwear) entirely to make it to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs apocalyptic sundown performance. The second day quickly turned into hardcore fan night as swarms teemed to see My Bloody Valentine and Tool back to back. One thing was certain after seeing Coldplay on day 3: while it was no Woodstock, rainy UK festivals have nothing on New Yorkers and Jerseyans.

Note: the New York edition of The Onion A.V. Club has shuttered, and no longer hosts this article.

For complete coverage on Yahoo! Music’s Maximum Performance blog, click here.

And if you’d like to see some of my shots intermingled with concert bimbo footage (thanks Blender), go for it.

American Apparel Finance Effects Not Limited To Models

In Truths on March 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm

$80 Million finance deals aside, obsessive AM APPY online shoppers can find Dove Charney’s finest posing with their equally groomed pooches (trying so hard not to rhyme with that word).


But for those of y’all who have stayed on the site for so long you even sexualize neon berets (or wear them, yuck), this spread is for you.

Now imagine seeing that hanging on the billboard over Houston St.

Beam Me Up, Buttercup, to the 1980s!

In Teleportation, Truths on February 27, 2009 at 11:23 am

Wondering when the Teleportation bit was coming in, were you? Well friends, I kindly transport you to two different lifelines (narratively, although it is becoming more and more possible these days):

January 20, 2009: I admit this isn’t too far back, but give a gal her break. Only a few months ago I made my second great visit to the Windy City to work as a salesgirl at the infamous, so-large-it-needs-its-own-zip-code Merchandise Mart, and the lovely Koh came up from med school in Urbana to stay (erm, party) with me. During one of our many visits to the ultra hip Wicker Park, we found a vintage leather shop where Koh convinced me to buy a ridiculously overpriced purse that looked to be the bastard child of an early ’70s/mid ’80s conjugal visit…but that’s not what sold me. Just as I was putting it back on the rack, I noticed a strangely stiff-looking middle zipper pocket. And from thence spilt a double decade flashback, to…

19-Eighty Farking-9!!

The owner of my funky purse, who judging from these business cards, shapes up to be a middle-aged-to-elderly lady (you’ll see why) and boutique owner back in the ’80s. From now on, she shall be called Crumplecake Anders-Quinn.

C.A.-Q. lovvves her Holidays! But more importantly, she loves her arts & crafts.

There is SO MUCH MORE to love about Crumplecake after the cut. Trust me, you want to see even the deepest, most private innards of her/my purse.
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UNIQLO Spring T-Shirt Campaign: Streetcasting 101

In Truths on February 24, 2009 at 10:36 am

One of the most exciting things 2009 has brought so far has been the freelance assignment I accepted to cast models for the Japanese clothing line UNIQLO. Fellow scribe Trafficjamsandtea and I raged through Williamsburg, East Village and SoHo all weekend with my sexy Nikon D70s, getting paid to speak with and photograph New York’s beautiful young faces. I don’t want to get all Sartorialist on you, but I couldn’t let some of these photos go to waste: some are so beautifully human, others are the very definition of truthist-imagism (my douchey word for image-conscious and/or awkward).

Here are some of my favorites:

Only you, Estonian princess currently signing with a New York model agency, could make the puffiest of parkas look elegant.

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The first truth

In Truths on February 23, 2009 at 11:03 am

Hello birds, soothsayers and seekers of truth. This is my inaugural post, and to avoid too many heart-warming introductions, I link you to my About Page and Resume, in hopes that you will return soon for a daily dose of Truthism. If the furious climate permits, I should be posting a published snippet a day along with periodic insights of the pop culture variety.

Please, have a wonderful day!