Monday, July 12, 2010


by Erkuden Sakana, Company Secretary:
giant tire
(photo by Erkuden Sakana)
The misanthropes awoke at the crack of noon, after a long and successful Saturday at the Shadow Art Fair. There was just enough time for a throughly overindulgent breakfast with friends at the Bomber, a heartily recommended purveyor for all your bacon and egg needs.
Then, bellies swelling with greasy bliss, the members shoved themselves back into their respective vehicles, leaving Michigan for Indiana.

signs for Canada
(photo courtesy of

This was as close as the Company has been to the homeland in quite some time and the roadsigns for the bridge to Canada prompted an unexpected pang of homesickness in some of the members. The pull of magnetic North is a strong one, but there are still many miles to go before the caravan runs full circle back to Toronto in September.

Home Sweet Home #7
(The members' homesickness manifested in Home Sweet Home #7)

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Lounging at Jerry Lee's (photo by Becky Johnson)

Back in Midwest, the Company's Indianapolis friends had once again prepared a space for the misanthropes to hold their protocols, meeting and making session. It is an absolute luxury to have such accommodating allies scattered across the continent, providing auxiliary workspace, housing, homecooked meals and sundry resources along the way. These fine upstanders have become vital in the viability of touring for the Misanthrope Specialty Co.

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Indianapolis to Los Angeles
(a proposed course plotted out for the next couple of weeks)

The Company has been vacillating between the Eastern and Central time zones long enough. It's time to blaze through Mountain Time and into Pacific as the Misanthrope Specialty convoy moves West to deliver Screaming Hell Hogs Eat Shit and Die to it's California purchaser, as well as to make its fortune at Renegade Los Angeles and Renegade San Francisco.

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road to Indianapolis
(photo by Rufus Spaulding)

In related news, the Company has agreed to contribute to Renegade Handmade"s web log. Those Chicago-based mavens of craft want to run a "road to Renegade" series of posts, chronicling the cross-country trip to the Los Angeles show.

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