order of oddfish cover

The Order of Oddfish


Too dark park

I got jumped by four Humboldt Park hooligans last night. Somehow I made it out with only a shiner.


Let’s open the metafictional mailbag

This past weekend Heather and I went to Michigan for the wonderful Order of Odd-Fish release party that was thrown by my mother and sister. I’ll have much more to say about that in a future post — but first, I’d like to share a letter I got about a week ago, with no return address but “The Order of Odd-Fish”:


I don’t know what to say. I’m humbled. I’m honored. I’m wondering how they got my address.


The talented Joe Conserti

I’ve been meaning to post about Joe Conserti for a while. He’s done some gorgeous posters for Brilliant Pebbles. I’m told he draws them freehand, in pen, within minutes. Here’s his poster for when we opened for Bobby Conn’s 40th birthday concert:


And — my favorite — Brilliant Pebbles reimagined in Dungeons & Dragons style:


Here I think Monika is a dark elf, Sam is a lawful evil cleric, Philip is a sturdy dwarf, and I’m a kind of magic user. Fantastic work, Joe!


Another talented friend-of-the-band is Stuart Tiffen, an up-and-coming reporter who wrote an article about Brilliant Pebbles for the “Windy Citizen” newspaper. (Lordy, though, that’s a terrible name for a newspaper). He saw us open for Dengue Fever and came to the Secret Chiefs 3 show to interview us. Stuart also attended one of our rehearsals, and he made a flash presentation about Brilliant Pebbles. Click on the little red planet to see the video interview part.


Thanks for making us look good, Joe and Stuart!