Thursday, August 16, 2007

Perry Farrell takes over Milwaukee!!!!!

Today, Perry Farrell was in town with his new band, The Satellite Party. To tell the truth, I was not impressed by the new groups music and did not have much interest in catching their show tonight. I then got the last minute announcement that were giving a free show in the afternoon in the Beans & Barley parking lot and decided, have to go!

I thought it would be a great experience to take both of the kids to (hopefully) see Perry up close and personal. The show exceeded our expectations! The little stage was about 18' high and we were right up front for the performance.

The Satellite Party kicked out a song off of their new album (so-so), then what I think was a Porno for Pyros song and yes....2 Jane's Addiction songs!!!! It was Perry in all of his glory! I thought that I would never get to see Jane's Addiction live. This satisfied me to say the least.

After their short set, Perry was nice enough to talk with fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. I was very happy that my whole family was able to go to the show and we were able to get a group photo with Perry!! Look out for Christmas cards this year!!

Cheers - Brad

Monday, August 6, 2007

Check out artist, Phil Hansen

I just read an article on artist, Phil Hansen of St. Paul MN. Definitely check it out. He has lots of time laps footage of his work in progress.

Yahoo just featured him here:

His personal site

Take Care - Brad

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Hi....we are here.....

Hello all..... after fighting the urge many many times to create a blog, I figured....'tis time. I hope to have enough time to maintain it so it is not a dead spot on the wonderful world wide web. I hope to document the life and times of MODESTo!

For those not familiar with MODESTo!..let me introduce ourselves. MODESTo! is the love child of Brad and Stephanie Towell. We currently live in the wonderful, Milwaukee, WI. We make whatever our little hearts desire.... we screenprint, dye, sew and destroy clothing, gig posters, art prints, dolls, etc. Our stuff is sometimes availible for sale on etsy. We also have a neglected website,

As long as you are surfing, check out Stephanie's site... to see her amazing assemblage work.