Author Archives: Jesse Conlang

About Jesse Conlang

Jesse Conlang lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he has trained squirrels to operate pens and pencils at his whim. You can probably tell that by the quality of the work.

Activity: Fake Christmas Songs

I’ve been working retail during the most christmassy time of the christmas. Constant Christmas music has rotted my brain. Without using google, guess which of these songs are real and which ones are fake. Takin’ Care of Christmas – Bachman … Continue reading

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This is also a music blog now, I guess

Let’s talk about a funny thing that I hate. That video by the Axis of Awesome is legitimately hilarious deconstruction of I-V-vi-IV, probably the most common chord change in popular music. It’s well done, and I really like the goofy … Continue reading

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Protest Songs of the 2015 Election, Reviewed

Now that the votes have been counted, the victory champagne and consolation whiskey sipped, and the school gymnasiums returned to their regular functions, it’s time to get some serious analysis on one of the most important issues of the 2015 … Continue reading

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Refinishing my ukulele

Back in 2009, before I rode my bike from Edmonton to Thunder Bay, I went to the now-defunct Gordon Price Music and purchased a $20 ukulele. The idea being that I’d have something to practice on, loosen up my hands … Continue reading

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Homemade Wire Brushes

Wire brushes made from bike parts. Continue reading

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I built a cajon!

With the indispensable help of wood shop mastermind Derek, I constructed and stained this excellent cajon, which, if you don’t know, is a percussion instrument based on a shipping crate that probably came from Peru, although it depends who you … Continue reading

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Reinterpretations!

I’m so famous, small children in China* dress up as me. http://pupumom.pixnet.net/blog/post/182772009 it turns out that my wolf mask is popular with more than just furries. This appears to be a performance of the three little pigs, and the wolf … Continue reading

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Portrait of the Artist as Homestar Runner

I bought pencil crayons! Here’s a very, very hasty self portrait. I feel like a portrait of me as strongbad would be fundamentally unsatisfying. I’ve got a fairly big thing in the works, and pencil crayons are involved. Stay tuned, … Continue reading

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Heroes of Evolution: the Trilobite

I broke a spoon; I carved a trilobite with my pocket knife and a nail. It’s a teaser because now I should find some sandpaper and stain. I love these little guys. They’re like a rough draft of a horseshoe … Continue reading

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Is there a word for simultaneous disdain and admiration?

I think I have that for steampunks. Here is the coal powered laptop I’m running. It’s actually not much of an exaggeration. I have a ten year old macbook pro, and it runs hot enough that there might actually be a little … Continue reading

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