Replacing hinge in plastic-framed glasses

May 27th, 2013 by Geoffrey Hing | 24 Comments

I’ve broken numerous pairs of sunglasses at the hinge where the temples connect to the rest of the frame.  As frustrating as it was to just toss the otherwise useful glasses, it just seemed like too much hassle and expense to try to fix them.  The surfaces seemed too rough and small to solder the […]


Secret performances

May 9th, 2013 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

In a thread about recent shutdowns of houses doing DIY shows in Chicago and the best way to balance keeping things on the downlow and still accessible, someone shared this awesome piece of history from The Missoula Oblongata: At the time, Missoula’s punk and DIY community was undergoing a crackdown by the fire marshal, who […]


DIY spaces and gentrification

April 26th, 2010 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

About the map This is a map of Chicago community areas, the number of DIY spaces in each area, and the socioeconomic state of the neighborhood based on an index developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The index used statistical changes in factors like median family income, percentage of families below […]


An Experiment: Nate Powell

April 19th, 2010 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Nate Powell has performed in bands like Soophie Nun Squad and now sings in the melodic hardcore/metal band Universe.  He also draws comics and illustrations with his graphic novel “Swallow Me Whole” winning the 2009 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel. Nate was in Chicago this weekend on a mini-tour with Universe scheduled around the […]


The Door-keys, Hot New Mexicans, and One Reason @ 624 S Washington. 9p. $5.

February 6th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Wow.  What an awesome show. The return of Bloomington’s the Door-keys,  One Reason, and The Hot New Mexicans Mp3s: One Reason, The End Never Mattered Hot New Mexicans – Walk the Day The Door-keys on MySpace


Dirty Dishes #1 – DUH-Ritos!

February 5th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Justin and Derek (and others?) have made this awesome Bloomington-produced DIY YouTube vegan cooking show.  In the first episode, they show you how to make vegan dorittos. Link


potluck @ heartbreakers + rumpshakers house (1222 west kirkwood ave). 7p.

January 13th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments


fix me

November 1st, 2006 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

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homewoods bowl

August 11th, 2006 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Pat posted this photo of the construction of the bowl at Homewoods.  I have yet to go out there since last summer, but it looks sick!  They need folks to help with the pours today and monday at around 1p.


madison, wi diy spaces

July 30th, 2006 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Justin, a boy that I met at PIX fest and when we played in Madison pointed me to this article about a diy warehouse space near where the freewheel bike project used to be.  The space is currently shut down as a result of publicity and related enforcement of building codes.  The tone of the […]