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Thursday, January 29, 2015

01.17.15: A Benefit For Don Hill @ The Wilson Abbey

My current place of employment is run by the folks at Jesus People USA who live in community on Wilson Avenue in Chicago. These same people brought the festival I loved & spent 9 summers attending - Cornerstone Festival. Across the street from the community house is a coffee shop called Everybody's Coffee & venue space called Wilson Abbey.

On Saturday, January 17th, 2015 there was a show at Wilson Abbey put on by some folks from the electronic music scene, primarily industrial, noise, & drone styles for a guy who is part of JPUSA as well as an artist in their scene. As an artist he is known as Millipede & as a man he is known as Don Hill. I have had a few brief encounters with him…enough to know he is a kind & loving man who unfortunately developed a fatal cancer. It seems this night was a success in many ways & financial support was raised for Don beyond expectation. It was RAD to see this.

Though Don did not perform, many friends of his did so I put together this playlist of the artist including a clip from a couple of the guys who helped organize the event.


Artists in the playlist include Candle Nine, Aphorism, Polyfuse, Noise Theorem, PBK, mindfluxfuneral, & Chicago Drone Ensemble.

Filmed using a Sony HD Bloggie. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini. Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Monday, January 19, 2015

12.20.14 - Noise For Toys

There's a whole lot of footage I need to add to this page from the last half year.

Sorry…life is hectic when you propose marriage to a girl 3 states away & it leads to uprooting your life to transplant. The setup I use has basically been unplugged for the last 2 months…but now it's up and semi running here in Chicago.

The night after I officially moved here, some friends were in town to play one of their annual toy drive shows. It happened to be at a location I hope to call my home church while living this chapter of my life.

The toy drive is put on each year by the guys in F.B.S. as a way to give back. Guitarist/vocalist Josh Detty was blessed by folks at Toys For Tots & other outreaches as a child & it stuck with him through the years so he wanted to use the platform this band gives to help others.

We bought a couple toys to give along with the cover & headed over to Risen Savior for a nice of punk rawk!

Also on the bill were locals Brick Assassin, 6'10, & Flatfoot 56.

Here are the clips:





It was a fun show…right after, Elphie & I drove to Pennsylvania to begin the holiday family visits then return to Chicago for New Year's by way of Cincinnati.