Here’s a holiday window display I did at the ModCup coffee shop in the Jersey City Heights. It’s a tribute to Christmas movies that are a little more offbeat, dark, or rarely thought of as Christmas movies. I started with the idea of John McClane jumping from a giant explosion as though the tree itself were the Nakatami building, and the whole thing grew (no pun intended) from there. All in all, it’s 15 separate hand-drawn illustrations on a hand-built cartoon tree. The movies are: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, A Christmas Story, Gremlins, Scrooged, Home Alone, Iron Man 3, Trading Places, Jingle All The Way, Ghostbusters 2, Batman Returns, Bad Santa, and The Empire Strikes Back.
You can check it out in person at 479 Palisade Ave in Jersey City, NJ from now through New Year’s, and see more detailed photos at the end of this post.
Here’s a concept I’ve been wanting to try for a long time, and finally got around to doing and showing publicly: impressionistic portraits of jazz legends paired with abstract representations of some of their greatest albums. They’re available for purchase at my Storenvy shop, and can be seen on this Saturday, December 13th at Northern Soul in Hoboken at the closing party for my “Portraits Of Awesomeness” show. ENJOY!
“John Coltrane” and “Giant Steps” diptych, 18″ x 24″ each, acrylic on canvas
“Miles Davis” and “Kind Of Blue” diptych, 18″ x 24″ each, acrylic on canvas
“Charles Mingus” and “Mingus Ah Um” diptych, 18″ x 24″ each, acrylic on canvas
Craig is joined by Greg & Mike from the band Last Perfect Thing, who talk about the history of the band, their upcoming Gulf Coast Relief benefit, and play a few tracks off their album and live acoustically.
Craig talks to 3/5 of Long Branch’s own improv comedy group, Helicopter Dance Off. They discuss the group’s history, play some improv games, and reflect on incestuous makeout sessions and robot cockblockery that took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
On today’s Podcast, Craig fights through exhaustion to bring you his take on life as an anatomically correct male, remind you what everyone always forgets about Jersey Shore summers, and tell you that not liking the World Cup doesn’t make you a close-minded, xenophobic “Ugly American”.
I wanted to get this up last Friday, but WordPress was being a little bitch about me signing in, so… For those of you who didn’t get a chance to listen over the weekend, here’s my podcast with Amber Forbes of jerseyshoredivas.com. We chat about Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, some great local eating and watering holes, and I finally reveal the crazy, soap-opera tale about my ex-wife, my ex-friend, and why I left my last job.