Friday, May 20, 2011
I don't know long your "Things To Do Before (Maybe?) Being Raptured" list is, but I suggest making a little time for My Idea of Fun. The Johnstown-based artist collective is celebrating the Glorious End of Days by releasing everything they've got –older recordings by Hit or Miss Engines and Higher Fives, new stuff from Narrow Berth, visual art from Jacob Koestler and Olivia Locher and lots o' other stuff -- via their new online store, which goes live May 21st.
If that's a bit too much media to consume on your last earthly day, sample from the My Idea of Fun Blog. Daily posts over the last three weeks have served as an apocalyptic count down, and a showcase for the various musicians, artists, and writers who fall under the MIOF banner. The countdown may seem a bit thematically loose at first, but Koestler explains that, as people who tend toward the esoteric, "it was our first crack at being informative, our first attempt at not being cryptic." While there are some brand new items, some of the more perplexing posts of yore are re-posted, and explained. I, for one, am glad I can cross "find Endless Mike's secret recordings" off my Rapture list.