Les Beaux Arts

OK, so here’s the deal. A coupla years ago I’m writing these songs that would eventually become We Shall All Be Healed, and I’m trying to fit myself inside of my younger skin, and toward this end I start messing around with magazines and scissors and construction paper, making little handmade Tijuana bibles only with less porn and more dread. Each little booklet I made was titled after the working title of the album, which was Chavo Guerrero Is Champion Of The World. When the album was finished, I stuffed all the little booklets into a box and hid it in a closet.
A couple of years and one move eastward later, Brooklyn Fire Proof writes to me and says they’re doing a show of musicians’ art, and do I have anything that might fit in with the idea? I fetched my little booklets from the closet and looked them over, and now they’re slated to be part of this exhibition, which will run from November 18th to December 18th. They’re a little pricey, both because they took a fair amount of time and because they’re kind of special to me…but they make great Christmas presents for the Mountain Goats fan who’s already got all the early cassettes, and are rather more personal than a lot of my stuff tends to be. If you’re in New York around the time of the exhibition, anyhow, have a look!