on this tour, we will have this zine available at the merch table. it is a one time printing of 150 hand-numbered copies, and only 5 will be sold each night of tour. after the tour, the remaining copies will be made available in some way we haven’t yet figured out. thats all for now, thanks.

the yowie chat was really fun. thanks so much to erica for setting it up for us, and we apologize if we were super awkward or if some of the guys were a bit soft spoken. and that damn cute cat that popped into the frame every now and then.if you missed it, i think you can watch the whole 100 minute session here: a couple notes about stuff we talked about:Our mailing address isLa DisputePO Box 6552Grand Rapids MI 49516.we’ve received a bunch of nice letters and postcards and records and stuff, and really appreciate it.also, our new merch store is here: comic book (if there are any left) is available at the no sleep store and more of my artwork at my website. forgive me for shameless plugs.hopefully we’ll be doing stuff like that more, we all had a good time. our bud dave summers gets here tomorrow so we can show you some photos and maybe videos of us working in the studio. we’ve been working really hard and it sounds awesome so far, can’t wait to show you the result.

buy left over merch at thanks!

If you have seen us in the last year, you might have seen the flower logo we’ve been using:It’s been on shirts and flyers and whatever. I hand drew it and it kind of bugged me when I enlarged it because some of the proportions were weird but it served it’s purpose for a while.Since I had some down time on this tour, I redesigned the logo to make it clean and geometrically sound.Leave a comment and tell us what you think of the redesign. And all our new merch after this tour will have this one instead of the old one, starting with stuff on the Canadian tour with Alexisonfire and Norma Jean.Lastly, speaking of new merch, we have a couple exclusive designs for sale online now at are in limited quantities so order quickly if you’re interested. the prints on these are INSANELY well done, thanks to Ryan at SnD and the folks at Liberated Images.

Down – I lost everything on my computer. Every program and file that I didn’t have backed up somewhere (which was most) got erased. Life happens.Up – I got to replace my old photoshop CS1 with CS3 and have been exploring all the new features today. also replaced fruityloops 8 with 9, not much difference there. still hoping to get adobe illustrator cs 3 or 4; i downloaded 4 but had a problem with a keygen.and from my messing with photoshop and my tablet comes the following. what do you think of it as a shirt design? might be getting some made before the december tour with native. if you like my artwork, you can see more of it at my sporadically updated blog of my own, copySide note, our best friends in Touche Amore are coming through our neck of the woods soon and it is our goal to show them a crazy good time. We’ll be with them for 4 days, the 19-22 in Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Chicago respectively. We aren’t playing the GR show, but some of us are in another band called ENDS and we might play it. There is more information about all of these shows in our shows listing, but for the sake of staying on topic of things i made today, heres a flyer for the first of four: kalamazoo.11192009 copyI miss my old fonts and photoshop brushes already. If you have any suggestions for things I should do with my newly revamped computer, leave a comment. And get a new one isn’t a valid suggestion, unfortunately; i haven’t a nickel to my name.<3I'm a lot happier now than I was this time last year.-vass

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