Friday, October 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Further Adventures of a Cybronaut (Movie)

Team MALONE has risen to the occasion and completed another 48 hour film slam! MALONE was one of 9 teams who assembled in Bradford, VT on Friday evening. Each were given the same prop (a crutch), location (The Brick Store in Bath, NH), and line of dialogue ("Shut up and give me your pants"). Each alsoteam randomly drew a genre out of a hat, with one chance to redraw. The genres were "heist film,""mistaken identity," "sci-fi fantasy," "mockumentary," and "superhero movie,"which was the one Team MALONE drew.
Beginning at 7:00pm on Friday night, each team had 48 hours to write, direct, edit, and render an entire 7 minute movie. It is a grueling task, and some members of our team got very little sleep. Chico got a grand total of 3 hours, I believe.

Here for your viewing pleasure is our latest effort:

The Further Adventures of a Cybronaut!

There are the other competing teams' submissions! (I will post them as they become available...)
Team Walrus Dice: "Robbery In Progress"
Team Now Shooting: "Dead Drop"
Team Fondue Pneumonia Party: "All the Wonders"
Fairy House Productions: "Miss Taken Identity"
E and E Productions: "Super Annoying"
Team 1215: "A Grave Heist"
Team Old Lady Dancers: "8th Dimension"

Friday, September 13, 2013


Greetings, cybernaut travelers!

Today we opened up an Etsy store!
So, believe it. Right now it's pretty limited, but I believe it will expand rapidly. Feel free to leave me a comment here to request things for me to put up there.

In other news, Team MALONE! is doing another 48 Hour Film Slam in Bradford, Vermont next week. The contest begins on September 20th, and the showing of the finished films is on Sunday the 22nd. Once that's all done, the next issue will be getting my full attention...

Here is the second film we ever made for a 48 Hour Film Slam:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Where is the elusive "Oh You" found?

Well, summer is dwindling down like a fire that's running out of furniture bits. This, of course, doesn't mean that it's over. There is still summer warmness, so I've stocked several locations with our magazine.

The first is the Valley Flower Company in White River Junction, VT. It's a truly magnificent flower shop. If you don't know much about flowers, that's all the more reason to go there. They have neat  greeting cards, stuffed animals, decorations of all sorts, cool buttons, and curious items abound. Also the staff rules.

Second is Revolution Vintage, also in White River Junction, VT. This is the cat's pajamas of clothing stores in the area. Serious style lurks around every rack of clothes. They will also make you espresso, and possibly your day...

Thirdly, for those in southern New England, is Feeding Tube Records in Northampton, MA. This is my personal favorite record store; I am always able to find something there that I never knew existed. They have recently expanded into the realm of books as well, so dust off those dusty readers. A truly excellent store, no matter how much or how little obscurity you desire.

Something I found for you...
It's the porcelain cat with the shirt and tie!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

My life as a blog!

There we go! We finished issue 14, and ate up our donuts. All is well with the world. In other news, my band The Caring Babies and our friends Pliable Tones just released our split album too (Side A / Side B)! As a celebration for finishing these projects, we went down to The Listen Center to find you some more cool stuff. The expedition was a success!

What we found for you...

It's a portrait of Toni done on slate! I love cats!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Issue 14 is upon us...

Well, summer is well under way, but it shan't be over anytime soon. Henceforth, I bring you issue 14: the summer issue! A bit overdue, but it's right here in our grubby little paws and we're just clutching it like miserly little minature raccoons. Anyway, I hope you can get a copy if you need one. Feel free to request one via email at:

There. That ought to be easy to select and copy for you. Now back to reposing in the donut induced state I'm's not very often that I eat donuts, you know.

Sincerely, Matt

P.S. Oh yeah, and this is our 50th blogpost. Huzzah!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer's on it's way, and so is issue 14!

Welcome, again! I guess the two issues I finished up earlier this year got the best of me, I haven't blogged in months. I've been slogging away at several projects. I seem to be in archival mode. I feel like I've spent the last month just pouring over old recordings and artwork. It's a good thing too, because it's a lot of work, and I'd like to get it done someday.
   As for now, I can point you to The Case of the Missing Records where you can see some of the work I've been doing. Also I drew you this picture of Old Man Summer. Hope you like it. You can expect to hear from me again soon...

Something I found for you!
Gummy bears who formed an alligator!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Movie: The Hard Reboot (by Team Malone!)

Team Malone entered the Montpelier 48 Hour Film Slam this past weekend. On Friday night, they were given the criteria for a film. It was to be created entirely within the span of 48 hours. There were 3 stipulations. The required prop: a reel of film. The required location: a local shuttered ice cream shop. The required line of dialogue: "Is this your idea of a good time?" Genres were drawn from a hat, and they drew "sports comedy" for their genre. Since the first draw may be discarded, they decided to draw again, this time drawing "sports comedy." They muttered something unintelligible before getting down to the business of making their film.
The first night began with visiting the required location. A lot of teams showed up at the Dairy Creme, and the police were called. It all turned out okay, and our license plates had their pictures taken. Next was hammering out of an idea for the script. In true Team Malone form, this quickly segued into building a robot. There were dremel tools, hard hats, baking pans, calculators, spray paint, and duct tape, all going full force, and echoing through the halls of the Econolodge. The robot was finished by 2am and the team got a bit of sleep.
The next day, everyone went out to start filming except for Matt; he was to begin work on the soundtrack. When Matt joined up later, Nick Zandstra had arrived to help. Thankfully, Nick Charyk lent his entire house to Team Malone for use as the laboratory and the fighting venue. Very gracious of you, Sir Charyk. Nick Zandstra lent his powerful announcing skills to the film. Team Malone once again owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Zandstra.
After That, Team Malone went out on the town with Ben dressed as our robot. It was a brave thing for Ben to do, seeing as the robot suit had near zero visibility. All in all, the good folks of Montpelier really took a shining to that robot. People do like to high-five robots.
The latter half of the day was spent back at Nick Charyk's house. The lab scene and fight scene still had to be filmed, and Katie still had to do the make-up for Drew as St. PetersBorg 2000. They stayed up until 4am filming there (though Matt left for several hours to write more music).
Chico edited straight through without sleeping, as is often the case. Matt got up to write the final songs. The movie turned out great, and Team Malone prevailed, taking first place among many finely crafted films. Another fine entry in the files of Team Malone!
(Clockwise from top right) Drew and Chico filming, Matt on an undated computer,  Drew as St. PetersBorg 2000, Lucas in repose, Ben as a cool robot, Chico not sleeping (photo collage by Katie!)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Welcome Blog!

Salutations! It's back to the old blogstone again. There is much to do these days, and it is good. Work has begun on the spring issue, and I expect that this will be out later this month. I've devised an appropriate recipe, and the crossword should be stellar.
Don't expect another record issue until at least fall, but we are going to start recording one. Recording is the first step, we make the artwork for the cover next. We then submit the recording and the artwork to the record company in Nashville. They make a mold, and send us a couple of records, or test pressings. We have to approve them before the printing can begin. Once this is done, they spend a few weeks printing up copies, and we have our record. Sounds simple, but it does take months to complete the process.
I've started plotting out the next batch of Cool Monsters. These are the little glow-in-the-dark guys whom I sell out of the Vend-O-Matic 2000000. I'm making 8 of each figure again, and I've gotten the white buffalo finished so far...
The Green Mountain 48 Hour Film Slam is in a few weeks, and Team Malone is poised to participate. Team Malone, for those of you who don't know, is a group of film makers, many of whom are contributors to Oh You. They enjoy cereal, movies, and staying out late eating cereal and making movies.
That's all the news for now, but I imagine that I'll write again soon. Cheers to all you readers out there, you make all the typing worth while. Though, I must admit, I kind of like the clicking sound too.

Something I found for you!
Okay, fine! I made you a christmas cookie.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Issue 13 just got a little more completely finished!

I finished the new Oh You just in time for a dreadful storm to envelope New England! Why a new issue so soon? Well, you see we had these glow-in-the-dark records made, and it seemed a shame not to make some comics to go with them. We went ahead and did it. For this issue, Mister Hope drew up a Caring Babies coloring booklet! Ben Peberdy contributed a beautiful comic strip that is sure to boggle minds! Fred Polizzi gave a magnificent flourish that couldn't be contained in a single page! And Rebecca Weber lent us a bit of her literary prowess with smashing results! We ate doughnuts straight away when we finished this issue (we kind of forgot to with the last issue.) We will experiment with printing techniques, as the 7" booklet has a color cover. Expect variations as we print out more copies. Many thanks to all the supporters of self published comics and records, you are kind!
Glow, you magnificent record!
Buy it from our Etsy shoppe...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Winter Issue!

So, the holidays are done, but there's still plenty of winter to go around. Luckily, issue 12 is just the thing for those cold winter nights (Well, maybe issue 12 and hot chocolate.) It's even got a crossword and everything! It took me a bit longer than anticipated, but we're on the right track to be a seasonal periodical. 3 issues in 2012, our new personal best. As for those glow-in-the-dark records, well they showed up! See?
A glowing Record. The Caring Babies!
Mister Hope has worked up a coloring book, and it will accompany the glowing records as well as a new record-sized issue. We've got our sites set on February for a release, so look out!