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Busekrus : Welkin : Banana Grafeeks
October 18, 2009, 6:51 pm
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This is not news really, I mean the cd came out over a month ago. I’m terrible at keeping a calendar… post it notes galore and I still manage to let stuff slip through the proverbial cracks.

Never you mind… here it is. I’m super proud of the way it turned out.. and I know the band is really stoked with production of the songs. They sound amazing. You can’t get it just yet on iTunes, but soon, and I’ll post the link to their myspace, but I don’t think the news songs are on there yet either… but friend them anyway! They’re great friends.

busekrus welkin cd


what’s up
August 27, 2009, 9:56 pm
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Man.. I’ve been getting some really great projects lately! A new album design for the band Busekrus (it’s called Welkin), an invitation for Word of Life with a complex Photoshop concept, and I’ll be doing live painting at the Loft in chinatown, Honolulu, this Friday for The Deadbeats ‘Four Elements of Hip Hop’ show. I’m a little nervous about the live painting, truth be told.. Mostly because my current techniques don’t really lend themselves to a span of a few hours in a dimly lit room. About the only thing I really feel I’m gonna have going for me is the loud ass music that’ll be surrounding me as I create.. as that is, well.. normal. If anything, i think it’ll be a great experience because I’ll be out of my comfort zone and that does tend to turn out good results. I’ll just have to keep my fingers crossed. You can cross yours too if you want… thanks.

I can’t post pictures just yet… the Busekrus album is dropping next week, the WOL invite is still in progress, and this Friday is still two days from now… but as soon as I can I will, fo’sho!

Until all of the above come to fruition… I will leave you with this little sneak peep. This is the CD Release show poster for Busekrus… and of course you’re definitely invited!

busekrus poster

S1-Atomic – Hawaii Hardcore
March 26, 2007, 2:35 pm
Filed under: Haps, Moosak

Hawaii hard to the C-O-R-E, S1-Atomic will rock your blocks off then wag a finger at your silly school girl tricks. So of course Banana Grafeeks was more than happy to help them put their best foot forward… Their mission? Spreading the truth about this nation’s current dictatorship and pathetic self serving lifestyles to a generation thirsting for truth. Parch from years of being spoon fed steady diets of Real World reality dissolution and saturated fat with their sides of Celexa.

There’s a new menu in this town… The main entrees? Black Square, 86 List, S1-Atomic, and Upstanding Youth are just to name a few of the local bands here in Honolulu challenging all that we’ve been told we have to accept, and they’re not just doin’ it… they’re doin’ it well!

s1-atomic logo

Black Square digs
March 4, 2007, 11:31 pm
Filed under: Haps, Moosak

Just in case you were wondering where I’ve been the last month… here’s another kickass design Banana Grafeeks hooked up for the local godfathers of the underground music scene here in Honolulu, Black Square, werd. They rOck! I thought you knew !?! Ha… really tho, they’re new album ‘One Glass of Water’ jams and they’re live shows are a sea of bouncing bodies and crazy antics sure to make you shake your bum, lift your feet and skank all night to their reggae beat…

black square t-shirt

December 19, 2006, 11:18 pm
Filed under: Moosak


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If you’ll kindly reference {fig. 1} you will see an example of what i am. It seems that I missed the sketch crawl because it was actually on the 9th. That was the U2/Pearl Jam concert… ha! oh well, I’ll catch the next one and definitely let ya’ll know it was.

speaking of U2/Pearl Jam I did say I’d post a pic of the rediculous poster I scored at the show. It’s silk screened so the colors are matte and bright… pretty pimp. sorry keith :<


Sweet U2 with a side of Pearl Jam
December 14, 2006, 2:37 am
Filed under: Moosak


Sorry. I know you probably can’t tell from this crappy phone picture just how unbelievable the concert was. In hindsight I wish I could say I’d joined the thousands who ignored the no camera rule, but alas… I cannot. Trust. I have learned.

U2 had scheduled their Vertigo tour date here back in April, but due to a family emergency they annouced they would have to postpone the show. No new date was set and folks were told to just hang on to their tickets. Would they reschedule… would they leave Honolulu hangin’? My friend Jason was one of those people. He had purchased two floor tickets, way back when, for he and another friend of ours, Liz. It was in August, around the time when Liz was moving back to Cali, that U2 annouced the new date for their show would be December 9th. But with Liz moving Jason was left without his concert wingman, and so he pondered. Who? Hmmm?

That’s where I come in, playing the part of the lucky person, which rarely happens so when it does I make sure to give extra props. Nevertheless, I hesitated for only two seconds before I was like, “Hell yeah!”. Because something really badass was afoot. Pearl Jam, who had wrapped up their tour at the Blaisdell Arena the weekend before, had asked to joined the line up. Yes, Pearl Jam. Now, because I usually don’t afford myself the lux of concert tickets I have missed just about every one of my favorite artists in show, not that I’m complaining. After all, I do own their music. I’m just trying to set the stage, and it’s a stage that just gets bigger.

After Pearl Jam’s set, which included an absolutely spellbinding performance of Israel Kamakawiwoole’s “Hawaii ’78,” U2 took the stage, playing their new jams as well as the classics, “Where the Streets have No Name,” “(Pride) In the Name of Love,” and “One.” Then at a time when they’re political agenda couldn’t have been clearer, Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day came out to play a cover of Scottish punk band the Skids’ “The Saints are Coming” with Bono. Sweet. They continued with a couple of my faves from my high school daze “Angel of Harlem” and “Rattle and Hum,” and then Eddie, Mike McCready & Bono all jammin’ Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World”… which was just one of the finest moments of crowd clarity I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of. They debuted their version, with new lyrics, last month during an anti-poverty benefit in Australia. And somewhere in the middle of all that a very lucky guy they pulled from the crowd came on stage and played “Whose Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses” on the piano with the band… It was really a night full of surprises, in front of a sold out Aloha Stadium, and I found myself standing in the middle of it all… Speechless. Starring in wonderment. I don’t think that’s a werd, whoa it is! I just looked it up on… cool.

I guess to sum it all up… it rOcked. Yes, with a capital “O”. Thanks-o-ton to Jason, and to Trae for being our taxi man so we didn’t have to fight the traffic! Oh, and when my camera comes home I’ll totally post a pic of the killer poster I scored commemorating the show!

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