Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fun with copic markers

In my daily doodling/sketching practice, I've stumbled upon the lovely combination of copic markers with gray toned paper. The paper is heavy enough to handle a good amount of marker so I can shove color around. I love the water color textures!

At first I was simply playing with gray scale, trying to understand how to blend and shade.

I can resist through a little white colored pencil onto to make certain features pop, and before I knew it the kitty was in color.

 The background was generated on the back of the page, so all of the color you see is bleed through.

Liking how the markers bleed through the page, I tried and experiment with this purple cat. All of his color is applied on the back of the page, using a blending marker to move and blend colors. Fun! Then, on the front of the page, I added black lines to complete the image.

This is so much fun, I want to see how far I can push this :)

Friday, April 10, 2015

COREFEST 2015!!! MCDP set list for 4/10/2015

This weekend is Corefest 2015!!! What is Corefest you ask? Every year 90.3 the core puts on an epic show with all up-and-coming local bands from around New Jersey. It's this Sunday in New Brunswick, and I highly recommend checking it out if you're in the area.


Macabre Carnie Dance Party 4/10/15
"Lampshades on Fire" - Modest Mouse - Strangers To Ourselves
"Clarence" - This Way To The Egress - Mighty Seed
"The Time Is Now" - Big Little Lions - A Little Frayed, A Little Torn
"Jasmine" - Cold Weather Company - Somewhere New

"Drive" - ROMP - Sorry, Not Sorry*
"The Cloud Song" - Meiko - Dear You
"In The Backseat" - Arcade Fire - Funeral

"Baba Yaga" - Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys - Soft Time Traveler
"Oh So Psuedo" - Napalm Death - Apex Predator - Easy Meat
"In The Absence Of Light" - Behemoth - The Satanist
"Panasonic Youth" - The Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine
"Clang Boom Steam" - Tom Waits - Real Gone
"Hoist That Rag" - Tom Waits - Real Gone

"Gates Of Horn and Ivory" - The Agonist - Eye Of Providence
"Waking The Jetsream" - The Go! Team - The Scene Between
"Song Of The Sun" - Timbre - Sun & Moon

"Fall In Love (feat. Fred Phillip)" - Young Instruments - My Exodus*
"Constellations" - Perennial Wheel - Live At 90.3 The Core*
"I Met Meg Ryan" - El Americano - Demos*

"My Heart Belongs To Daddy" - Jinkx Monsoon - The Inevitable Album
"Wash Your Hair" - Sparkleshit - Live At 90.3 The Core
"Limbs" - Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain

"Burning Car" - Screaming Females - Rose Mountain
"Crushing The Kingdom" - Screaming Females - Chalk Tape
"Honey, I Shrunk The Kids" - Professor Caveman - Grape Ep - Live in The Studio At The  Fortress of Solid Dudes
"I Believe You" - White Lung - Deep Fantasy

"I Want Candy" - M.C. Chris - AquaTeen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theraters Colon The Soundtrack

*bands included in Corefest 2015


Sunday, March 8, 2015

...and the MCDP 03/06/2015 set list...

I've been diggin' Michna and this album all week and last.

I forgot to bring my laptop to the station this week, so all of my sets were pulled off the new music shelves. I was okay with this, because it had been some time since I really delved into the new music. So many bands, so many I've never heard of....

When I became a DJ, I had two personal goals. The first was to discover new music. The second to challenge myself.  I wanted to participate in the active practice of making decisions on the fly, trusting my gut, and allowing mistakes and regrets happen. Too often in my life I've become frostbit with anxiety. Sometimes I play bad music, but those risks have lead to falling in love with dozens of bands I might never have given a chance otherwise.

And now, on to those mistakes (I kid I kid).

Macabre Carnie Dance Party - 3/6/2015
"Black Bubblegum" - The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
"Our Fortress Is Burning... I" - Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
"What The Hell Have I" - Alice In Chains - Nothing Is Safe: Best Of The Box
"Devil's In The Details" - Walter Sickert And The  Army Of Broken Toys - Soft Time Traveler
"Puffin' Down The Dart" - Professor Caveman - Prof. Caveman Vol.2

"Got Me Going" - Paperwhite - Magic
"Getaway" - Mother Mother - Eureka
"Get Out Of The Way" - Mother Mother - Very Good Bad Thing
"Nuroq Legacy" - Michna - Thousand Thursday
"Portrait" - ROMP - Sorry, Not Sorry
"Close" - Crying - Get Olde/Second Wind

"Coffee And Wine" - Jinkx Monsoon - The Inevitable Album
"Little 15 (Depeche Mode) - Between The Buried And Me - The Anatomy Of
"Buring Car" - Screaming Females - Rose Mountain
"Date With The Night" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
"Close Up The Streams" - Therion - Fever To Tell
"Crazy" - Gnarles Barkley - St. Elsewhere

"2^25,000:1 Against And Falling" - Beardyman - Distractions
"Lucky Day" - 11 Acorn Lane - Time For Tea
"Modern Warr" - The Adventures Of The Silver Spaceman - Sun Songs
"Babylon" - The Black Ryder - The Door Behind The Door

"Really Love" - Body Language - Really Love
"Rosebud" - Andrew St. James - The Shakes
"Brain" - Beardyman - Distractions

"House Of Leaves" - Tropics - Rapture

You can listen to Macabre Carnie Dance Party every Friday morning from 9am to 11am on 90.3FM The Core or stream online at www.thecore.fm!

Friday, February 27, 2015

EGRESS' New Single!!! and the MCDP 02/27/2014 set list

Egress' new single! Egress' new single!! Egress' new single!



I am so very excited about This Way To The Egress' upcoming album. The single is super catchy, and the new songs I heard last weekend at their Wicked Faire performances were amazing. Egress' newest drummer, Zach, brings this complexity to their sound with his crazy drumming. There are many tricks up their sleeves and I CANNOT WAIT to hear Great Balancing Act when it releases.


And now, on to this week's MCDP set list!

Macabre Carnie Dance Party - 2/27/2015

"Duck Tales" - Scott Bradlee's Saturday Morning Slow Jams - Saturday Morning Slow Jams
"Trust (Tennis Remix)" - Ski Lodge - Trust [EP]
"Notget" - Bjork - Vulnicura

"Better" - SAINT PEPSI - TOUR Sampler
"Bury Our Friends" - Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
"Lucky Day" - 11 Acorn Lane - Time For Tea

"Ripe" - Screaming Females - Rose Mountain
"Toca La Guitarra" - Professor Caveman - Prof. Caveman Vol. 2
"Professor" - Tom Kane - The City Of Soundsville
"Born For Love" - The Magnetic Fields - Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
"Strawberry Skies" - Games - That We Can PLay

"Farewell, Mona Lisa" - The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
"Storming The Bastille" - Polyphony - Truer Words
"Controversy" - Prince - Fabric 43 Metro Area

"We Won't Go" - This Way To The Egress - We Won't Go [Single]
"Cherry 2000" - Michna - Thousand Thursday
"Anytime You Fall" - Violent Mae - Violent Mae

"Really Love" - Body Language - Really Love
"Heat Lightening" - Centennials - Demo
"Icelene's Loss" - Sonny & The Sunsets - Talent Night At The Ashram
"Static Attraction" - Toy Guitar - In This Mess

"The Clear At The End Of The Path" - Lord Dying - Poisoned Altars
"Drown With The Monster" - White Lung - Deep Fantasy
"Deathbound" - Mastadon - Deathbound [Single]

"Miss Adventure" - Princess - Princess
"We Got Muscle" - Atomic Bride - Electric Order
"Empty Head" - Screaming Females - Rose Mountain
"Cherry Bomb" - Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - College Sampler
"Arcana Hereticae" - Behemoth - The Apostasy


You can listen to Macabre Carnie Dance Party every Friday morning from 9am to 11am on 90.3FM The Core or stream online at www.thecore.fm!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Macabre Carnie Dance Party - set list for 2/20/2015

Macabre Carnie Dance Party - 2/06/2015

 "Messe Noire" - Behemoth - The Satanist
"Something About Science" - Polyphony - Jazz Lingo EP
"28 Seeds" - Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys - Soft Time Traveler

"March of the Hare" - What Time Is It Mr. Fox? - And Other Stories
"Villainous Things" - Shayfer James - Counterfeit Arcade
"Delicious Cabaret" - This Way To The Egress - Delicious Cabaret

"Let It Snow" - Shimmy - This Is Your Life
"Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)" - Sarah Vaughan - Caro Emerald Presents
"People Are Strange" - The 69 Cats - Transylvanian Tapes
"Armada" - Ballroom Thieves - Ballroom Thieves [EP]

"I Believe In Evil" - Screaming Females - Power Move

"De Vermis Mysteriis" - High On Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
"Informal Gluttony" - Between The Buried And Me - Colors
"Everybody's Girl" - Jinkx Monsoon - The Inevitable Album
"Coconut Congo 64" - Professor Caveman - Prof. Caveman Vol. 2

"Boat" - Mount Eerie - Sauna
"Mistral" - The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
"We Decide" - Dr. Steel - People Of Earth
"Cup Of Brown Joy (Tea Bag Remix)" - Professor Elemental - The Indifference Engine
"Hoochie Coochie Girls" - Circus Contraption - The Gran American Traveling Dime Museum
"Horror Cartoon" - What Time Is It Mr. Fox? - The Other Stories
"Sorry, Not Sorry" - ROMP - Sorry, Not Sorry

You can listen to Macabre Carnie Dance Party every Friday morning from 9am to 11am on 90.3FM The Core or stream online at www.thecore.fm!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Macabre Carnie Dance Party - set list for 2/06/2015

A few days late, but here is the set list from Friday's radio show. If you tuned in, you may have witnessed a few mishaps, we were having an off week :P Also, now would probably be a good time to inform you that MCDP had a time slot change; now you can sleep in for an extra hour and catch us at 9am to 11am every Friday morning.


Macabre Carnie Dance Party - 2/06/2015
"A New Kid" - Screaming Females - Castle Talk
"Super Sonic" - Polysics - Now Is The Time!
"ZTO" - Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient
"Red Noodle" - Circus Contraption - Grand American Traveling Dime Museum
"A Dying God Coming Into Human" - Celtic Frost - Monotheist


"Something About Science" - Polyphony - A New Kid
"The Nacht Time Is The Racht Time" - Mothguts - Mothguts III
"We All Wear Cloaks" - Jack Black - Beck: Song Reader

"Fire And Brimstone" - Trombone Shorty - Fire And Brimstone [EP]
"Droog And Devotchka" - Walter Sickert And The Army Of Broken Toys - Soft Time Traveler

"It Is 'Bro' Isn't It?" - iwrestledabearonce - Ruining It For Everybody
"Lament For A Toy Factory" - Dr. Steel - Dr. Steel 2: Eclectic Boogaloo
"Diskhat1" - Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoust Part 2 [EP]
"War Of Attrition" - Crying - Get Olde/Second Wind

"Leather & Lace" - Radiator Hospital - Torch Song
"Drive" - ROMP - Sorry, Not Sorry

"Samsara" - High On Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
"Trespasses" - Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
"Son Of The Tongue's Prison" - Hierophant - Great Mother: Holy Monster

"Puffin Down The Dart" - Professor Caveman - Prof. Caveman Vol. 2
"No Need For Eyes" - The Growlers - Hung At Heart
"Exitlude" - The Killers - Sam's Town
"En Mktig Hr" - Finntroll - Ur Jordens Djup

"Jack And The Giant" - A Love Like Pi - Jack And The Giant [EP]
"What Spins, By Your Hand Was Spun" - Half-Handed Cloud - Flying Scroll Flight Control
"Jasmine" - Cold Weather Company - Somewhere New
"Hangers" - Bang Bang Eche - Live At 90.3 The Core

"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" - Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah!
"Dana" - Terror Pigeon - LIVE IT UP BEFORE YOU DIE IT UP!
"Bubble Universe" - William Orbit - Hello Waveforms

Listen to Macabre Carnie Dance Party every Friday morning from 9am to 11am on 90.3FM The Core or stream online at www.thecore.fm

Friday, January 30, 2015

Domain name change!

I'm shuffling around my domain names. It didn't seem right to have Saltwater Acorns under www.sarahmgilbert.com, so I'm working on moving that over to my portfolio site.

From now on, to access this blog, you can simply go to:

www.saltwateracorns.com

Makes sense, no?

Macabre Carnie Dance Party - set list for 1/30/2015

Macabre Carnie Dance Party - 1/30/2015

"Octopus Has No Friends" - Mastodon - The Hunter
"Poor Jackie" - Man Man - Rabbit Habits

"Red Planet" - California X - Nights In The Dark
"Coconut Congo 64" - Professor Caveman - Prof. Caveman Vol. 2
"Milk Lizard" - Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works

"Cats Song" - A Love Like Pi - Jack and the Giant [EP]
"Oh My Molly" - Centennials - Demo
"Drive" - ROMP - Sorry, Not Sorry
"Steer" - Cold Weather Company - Somewhere New

"Bird" - The Knife - Shaken Up Versions
"Veritas" - Oceaan - Veritas [Single]

"Coffee and Wine" - Jinkx Monsoon - The Inevitable Album
"Survive Songbird" - Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys - Soft Time Traveler
"I Believe in Evil" - Screaming Females - Power Move
"Something About Science" - Polyphony - Jazz Lingo [EP]
"Thinking Allowed" - Jaze Baqti and Writer Jones - Jaze Suite: 5110
"Freedom Eagle" - Mothguts - Mothguts III
"Wrestlevania" - Youngblood Brass Band - Pax Volumi

"Aimless Arrow" - Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
"Would?" - Alice In Chains - Nothing Safe: Best Of The Box

"Endless Fantasy" - Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy
"Quicksand" - Bjork - Vulnicura
"Loligo's Pickled Punks" - Circus Contraption - Grand American Traveling Dime Museum
"6 Count Swing" - This Way To The Egress - Mighty Seed

"Babylon University Of Agriculture And Mining" - Feudalism - Form/Function
"My Gypsy Auto Pilot" - Gogol Bordello - Pura Vida Conspiracy
"Santa Fe" - Beirut - The Rip Tide
"Honeybee" - Steam Powered Giraffe - The 2 Cent Show

What I'm diggin' this week:




Listen to Macabre Carnie Dance Party every Friday morning from 8am to 10am on 90.3FM The Core or stream online at www.thecore.fm