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Showing posts from September, 2020

Live thing tomorrow.

I just really miss playing. Gonna stream me playing my parts along with the band's backing tracks. It's what I would be doing if they were there right? Check it out at Saturday night.

Closed the shades.

Wish I would have thought of that during the first three I have recorded.

Two more months.

Or maybe new years they said we could get back in the train too so I don't even know.

Squirrel attack.

I spent the rest of the bike ride laughing about the weird faces I made while it happened.

Planning a music live stream.

Could be fun or it could go horribly wrong. Either way, I have the stream scheduled on my bands YouTube channel

Spider in my car.

It was a good five minutes before I didn't feel it was on me anymore.

Podcast interviews.

With all the artists out there I have a hard time contacting them one by one. I thought doing this would be a fun thing to try! This way anyone who wants to talk can set up a time.
Here is the link to the appointment calendar on my Facebook page
The interviews times are Tuesdays and Thursdays - 1pm and 3pm (Central time) Sundays - 2pm (Central time)

Thinking out loud during a live stream video test

As I was trying to figure out the new video set up I want to do for the new season of my art podcast, I was wondering how it would look, how it would sound, stuff like that. 
Then I figured, why not just test it for real? So I turned on the camera and just let it run.

While I was doing that I thought out loud about some of the things I wanted to do for the new season of the podcast. 
I ended up talking about why I set up my entire website and webcomics using the free options offered by Google
I use things like Blogger, Google Sites, Google Photos. It works for me and I only pay 12 bucks a year for the domain I use. Everything else is free.

Plus, my mom was in the chat during the video stream, so that was kinda funny! 😁

Not sure what I did.

And I connected it to the wrong Facebook page but after several days of trying it works at least.

Local meet up.

Although I do regret agreeing to meet them during rush hour traffic.

Got cold.

It's probably a temporary dip, I just really don't like cold weather.

Oh, it's a holiday.

Not that I was gonna do anything for it anyway.


The timing of it was comically perfect.

R.L. Stine Joke Book, Block Puzzle, Raccoon Mario & Wooden Pig Tom Ray's Pop-Culture Roadshow 200904

This time on the show I learn the story behind these vintage/retro items. A Hermann Eichhorn block puzzle, Raccoon Mario figure, and R.L. Stine used to write joke books under the name Jovial Bob Stine! Plus, a wooden pig.

Running around.

The estate sale turned out to be really good! Got tons of vintage board games and Illustrated books.


I wonder if it was filming something and I ruined the shot for whatever it was. But it was probably just someone playing with their toy.

Dead-end street.

I ended up just looking like a crazy person standing there waving at cars for like 10 minutes before the person I was meeting showed up.

Only in bottles.

It's just a weird thing that it's suddenly not available in cans anymore. Also, and I don't know why, but it feels strange drinking it out of a bottle.

How losing access to my physical space helped me sell online - Tom Ray's Day 200901

My YouTube channel -
It's been a year since I had rented out a 1930's train car to start my own store. A month after was in the place, construction in the area delayed me opening it for over a year. I'm still not able to use the space while I make this video.

And while all that was very annoying at the time, it forced me to rethink how I would do things. Then, after the world shut down I was oddly prepared because of it.

Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic.

This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work.

More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store