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{ Monthly Archives } October 2009

YOU WHO! part 2

Hank with the unmasked owl team, Jesse and Chandra.  Long ago, Jesse made him that robot suit out of cardboard and silver spraypaint.  It’s seen a lot of action.


Last Saturday was the debut of You Who, a monthly Portland kid’s rock and variety show organized by Seann McKeel and Chris Funk (two of my favorite people) and hosted by the Kennedy School.  The format is basically a half hour of variety (cartoons, music, shadow puppetry, trippy stand-up comedy, dancing human-sized owls) followed by [...]

New tattoo!

(It’s trillium.)

We <3 Stumptown Printers

I just stumbled upon this nice short film about Stumptown.  They printed our baby announcements and our wedding invites along with all the Colin Meloy Sings CD sleeves, all letterpressed.  Everything they do they do well and with much love and attention to detail.  Bands looking for beautiful, distinctive, eco-friendly packaging ideas should check them [...]

PAM Drawing Workshop for Teens

Check out the blog for the drawing workshop that Dana Dart-McLean and I are teaching at the art museum.

Thursday, November 5th at The Portland Art Museum

I’ll be giving an informal talk about “Homesteaders”, a painting by Oregon artist Arthur Runquist, as part of the museum’s Artist Talk series.  “Homesteaders” is a classic example of WPA sponsored painting and really nice.  I can’t share it here because of copyright reasons – you’ll have to come see it in person – but [...]

You know what’s awesome?

Breitenbush Hot Springs.

Dear Andy

Amazing, airborne Colin

photo by Troy Fish


I’m in this epic horror anthology, along with Lemony Snicket, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Lane Smith, Jonathan Lethem and a million other talented authors and artists.  Go to to find out more, buy the book, and/or submit your own very short, very scary story.  A portion of the proceeds go to First Book, [...]