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Random #10 eZine – Available Now!

….. Random Zine #10 - John Freeborn

My first eBook is now available on the Apple bookstore. This digital zine is 100 pages long with work from 20 artists and is my first forray into this new form of publishing. Check out some samples below. Huge thanks to everyone who participated and if the world buys a few copies, then I’ll do more. It’s just a buck, spread the word.

Artwork by (in order of appearance) Hershel Baltrotsky, Sonia Yoon, Clint Woodside, Ryan Wallace, Rich Jacobs, Jim Houser, Kendrick Shackleford, Tom Maher, Ben Horton, Eric McDade, Chris Sembrot, Joseph Hart, Matt Sohl, Dave Delaney, Sam Croswell, Carlos Miaco, Matt Curtius, Amy S. Kauffman and Jordin Isip.

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Mixtape: JFX.04.27.2010.Commercial Indie

Mixtape number 3, is themed on music from TV that was once only the domain of select indie music junkies. They have probably written off half of these bands now that they’ve sold their souls to Sony, Nissan, Sprint and the like–but oh well. Sometimes it’s a good thing and introduces you to music you’d never find. Other times, like the Wendy’s spot listed below, it’s just a little creepy. The photo is by Craig A Rodway via Flickr. You can listen with the player below or click through and listen here.

Such Great Heights, The Postal Service – The M&Ms people use a nice acoustic version in this nice little M&Ms spot
Stars, The Weepies – My wife loved this song from this heavily played Old Navy commerical
Souvenirs, Architecture in Helsinki – Sprint used this song in their very cool light streak ads
Sleepy Head, Passion Pit – I kind of hated these Palm ads
Blister in the Sun, Violent Femmes – Wendy’s used the pro-masturbation Femmes song to sell hamburgers. The main character even wipes his dirty mouth in it.
We’re All in This Together, Ben Lee – Kohl’s & Ben Lee… so American
Coming Home, The 88 – Target & Sears introduced me to The 88
Here It Goes Again, OK Go – Nike + Apple = cool ad
Gravity Rides Everything, Modest Mouse – This Nissan mini van ad had hipsters losing their minds
Kodo [Inside the Sun Remix], Yoshida Brothers – This spot for the Nintendo Wii played about 3 billion times.
My Mathematical Mind, Spoon – Acura usually does good ads
All That I Want, The Weepies – JCPenney used another Weepies classic
Island Of The Sun, Weezer – Beaches used this Weezer song to very poor effect.
Heartbeats, Jose Gonzales – Sony has a knack for doing great advertising. This Bravia ad is easily my all time favorite. Be sure and watch it in HD.

iPad icons

The iPad is coming, and whatever your opinion, it’s going to make noise in one way or another. I personally want one… but for now these icons will have to satisfy me. Desktop icons for Mac (full 512×5212 glory) and PC –> Download the mac icns version, Download the PC ico files

Things I Don’t Need: Part 4, eBay(ed)

Ok, so some of the stuff that I have is silly and I don’t mind just giving it away. There is more of that coming soon. But other things are worth a few bucks and eBay is a great place to “give away” some junk also. The Apple coasters are sold already (sorry), my old GameBoy pocket (also sold), a nice Beastie Boys poster, my old Tivo and lastly a Skype phone that never really got used too much. Some of this is still up, but it’s really still about getting rid of the random stuff that I’ve held onto for way too long. –>my eBay

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