i love grabbing photos of the photographers.



this one is of my friend joe longobardi who came out to a recent music video shoot to act as “a fly on the wall” during the filming process. he got some great shots and posted them on his blog over here and his flickr album over here. he’s a wonderful photographer and i recommend checking out his other works if you’re into photography.



check out the music video that joe was taking pictures of here:

Wow! It’s so amazing when visual artists feel inspired to create while listening to TAMDF live. We though it’d be fun to show off some of the artwork that has been gifted to Marc after performances. Whether on the street, at a concert hall, or in someone’s home (house shows woot woot).. these spontaneous creations never cease to amaze us with how well they capture musical moments in time.


We start with a simple sketch. Simple yet complex, this piece was created and gifted to Marc at a house show in Rochester New York back in July 2011. It was a phenomenal night with TAMDF playing alongside Jeffrey Lewis, Seth Faergolzia, and John Ludington! This art piece definitely was the icing on the cake! Unfortunately the artist never told Marc her name. Very mysterious and beautiful!


Next up is a moment in time. It’s an amazing capture but we’re not sure who the photographer is. This was at a house show in Asheville North Carolina.


Here now is an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING piece that was “photographed” by the very talented Henry J. Sullivan. Henry was passing through Asheville and happened to catch Marc performing on the street last week. What a beautiful piece of art! Marc has this framed and it is on display in his studio.

Ok so it may be weird to hang up artwork of yourself but because this is such a beautiful piece, that should make it ok and not weird!


This piece was created at a show back in July 2010. The artist is Evan Galbicka of The Church of Holy Colors. It was done on a 6″ x 6″ block of wood and was gifted to Marc after the show. It’s so neat to see visual interpretations of music!


Next is a sketch that was done just last Sunday. That’s right, less than a week ago! The artist, whose name is unknown (unless you can decipher the signature), caught Marc performing in downtown Asheville in front of an art gallery. This is better than any tip put in Marc’s tip jar!


And finally we thought it’d be fun to add this beautiful piece into the mix. Although it wasn’t done at a live show, we’re pretty sure Alma Elaine Shoaf was listening to TAMDF at least some of the time while she created this piece. Haha. This poster art was commissioned by Marc and is available for purchase at live shows.

To all you visual artists out there… if you’re ever at a TAMDF show and feel the desire to do what you do best, please don’t hesitate to break out the pen and paper or the camera or even the paint brush! We’d love to see your creations! And to all the artists that have created while listening to TAMDF, whether live or with a recording: Thank you for creating something beautiful and intertwining TAMDF’s music into the process. It really does mean the world to Marc!

Well how about that? To All My Dear Friends is in an art gallery! And for all of April, you can check out the installation at The Alexander Breast Museum & Gallery in Jacksonville, Florida.


Andrew Keller, graphic designer, created a design thesis based around rebranding TAMDF. He did a wonderful job at creating all sorts of fun merchandise items.


At the artist reception there were buttons, business cards, and bumper stickers galore! The photo session was done by Laurel Housden Photography. Andrew Keller, who works under the pseudonym Keller Productions, made some neat concepts based off Laurel’s photography. The reception was well attended with a warm response.

And the best part about this all? Being featured in an art gallery of course! Although it’s pretty silly strolling into a gallery only to see giant posters of your face on the walls.


It was an early Saturday morning at the local farmers market in Gainesville, Florida. I was hanging out with my good friend Mustafa Kamal, better known at the local market as Gville Sweets. Mustafa creates caramels and baked goods from scratch, selling his sweets at various Gainesville markets and stores. People love his creations. Repeat customer after repeat customer come up to compliment him and restock for the week. One of those customers happens to be Laurel Housden.

Laurel Housden is the owner and artistic operator of Laurel Housden Photography. After briefly talking about music and photography, Laurel and I realized that we needed to work together. Here are some of the photos she took in Micanopy, Florida.