2013: love! insanity! awesome! yes!


hey everyone! 2013 was a crazy year for me (erik) with velvet crayon. let’s see: lots of carnivolution and sideshow madness! met some amazing people and friendly faces (performers and spectators alike). recorded the album “koala vs. squid pt. 1”. i redid the entire velvetcrayon.com website! put the entire musical catalog on bandcamp. made the “koala overtakes me” video. played more shows than i have any other year! oh and i got electrocuted!? that was crazy. let’s not do that one again, okay?

carnivolution christmas was a lovely last show of the year and i’d like to thank everyone who came and filled me with the must love and support! i didn’t not expect it and it really touched my heart. thank you.

sucks that i didn’t get to tour in 2013 but that won’t be the case in 2014! yes! tours!! yep, you read that right. multiple tours! more info on that as the year begins. 2014 should be even more shows than 2013!

a few thanks are in order for the awesomeness of 2013. first, maryn, she does so much for this thing called velvet crayon (and for me) and i could never even begin to explain it all or thank her enough. second, the squidling brothers, matterz squidling, & jellyboy the clown; you’ve helped me grow so much in 2013 and play so many shows and opened up so many opportunities for me. thank you! can’t wait to explore this craziness with you more in 2014!

shit, i started naming people, but my brain is blank now.. there’s so many people i should thank by name but they know i’m scatter brained and i ask them to use their love for me to forgive me for my blankness. i love you.

thanks to everyone who came to shows, everyone who clapped and laughed and cried and booed and called me “mr. president” and listened to rambles or didn’t mind late night text messages from the hospital. thanks to everyone for all the love and awesomeness. love you all more than i could ever explain. velvet crayon would be nothing without all the people who are kind enough to share their love with me. thanks!

i know i said i was going to record 3 full length records in 2013.. that didn’t happen. i didn’t actually record any of those albums? but i played a ton of shows. next year i am going to try to take time to record more and release more music for you all to hear! not going to make so many specifics this year. but there will be new music, i promise that.

i think that’s all for now? 2013 is coming to an end and i can’t wait to see what 2014 has to bring. see you in the year of new! love! love! love!

p.s. i’m sure i forgot a billion things, sorry about that. i’m tired. but i’m looking forward to spending 2014 with you! thank you for a lovely 2013.. no more electrocution.. let’s make 2014 even better!


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