Category Archives: Mustard-In-Law
Performance on the Leisure Screen Live show.
Recorded at the University of Iowa TV Studios in 2017, mixed 2019.
Muuma Wuuno was Mustard-In-Law with Ben Uhl making live improvised analog video magic, which you can see in the background.
Public Space One turned sixteen and held their annual art auction. This is Mustard-In-Law’s submission. 16 sprawling tracks (3.5 hours) on three clear tapes & an infinite LOOP tape, dedicated to your quest for small ‘a’ art. Compiled by Tyler for our favorite art spot, with original collage cover by Jay.
Our xmust tape.
We utilized a wide array of samples from many classic holiday tunes and films.
Mustard-In-Law was given a shout-out in Little Village’s end-of-year issue noting all the local faves.
Iowa City’s Public Access Television Station, PATV, asked me to exhibit some work for their monthly event, PATV Underground. My CAT SHOW went up on the first day of the Iowa ArtsFest, and displays until the end of June. Pieces are $50. At the gig, Mustard-In-Law performed in the TV studio, in front of an audience, and live streaming on PATV’s YouTube channel. We played with a green screen behind us, and brought an appropriate video to key in….
Once again, our beloved PublicSpaceOne called on the doers of do to raise funds with an art auction, and Mustard-In-Law dripped up to the plate with a six tape box set.
We provided a listening station and easy access to the contents.
The booklet was six feet long!
Although the physical release went to the highest bidder, you can download the entire 9-hours (!) of audio, along with high-quality beeps of the super-long booklets at this link here: mustard-in-law.bandcamp.com/album/dear-future Any money made from these downloads goes straight to PS1, to keep small a art alive in our town.
Listen & weep……………………………………………
Also, I sold this glistening painting of mine.
The winner now knows everything we know, may they live forever in mustard.
Collection of excerpts from live performances, March to August, 2017.
6/17 at Bluelight Festival, rural Wisconsin//
6/5 at Wasted Land 2 film installation party, RADinc., Iowa City//
8/4 at Mountains of Dub, The Smokestack, Dubuque//
3/26 at Matt’s house, Indianola, Iowa//
5/1 on Leisure Screen Live! at the University of Iowa Television Studios in Seashore Hall, IC//
6/13 at RADinc.//
7/28 at RADinc., Iowa City//
7/20 at The Lighthouse, IC//
8/2 at Monk’s, Dubuque, with special guest Victor Cayro as “The Mustard”//
The physical 30 minute tape is available only at shows. Artwork made from leftover flyers. Download includes performance shots, flyers, and audience videos.
We played a bunch of shows in a few weeks. At Monk’s Cafe in Dubuque, famed comic book artist Victor Cayro joined us on stage. Please strap yourself in, it’s wild.
Nobody bought any merch!
Kevin Greenspon & J. Hamilton Isaacs
Mustard-In-Law played our first out of town gig for a holiday get-together at Matthew Crowe’s house outside Indianola, Iowa. Matt ordered up a hot slice with extra mustard, and specially requested that we do a two-hour set including the chef’s entire range of select dipping sauces. We were able to stretch our legs’ ears, and we thought it was the best thing we’ve done in front of other people. If you didn’t catch the whole thing in person, here’s the line-in audio. Warning: may cause enchanted brain syndrome, leaky dream sequence, or discrete bowel malfunction.
Mustard-In-Law pieced together this giant assemblage of discarded materials for the Pitch In! exhibit at Public Space One.
Awkward Portal was an auction by and for our beloved local art community space, Public Space One. In addition to contributing a painting to the auction, Mustard-In-Law made a special four-tape box set, named Awkward Portal.
Tyler with the winner, friend, and fan, Narciso.
Designed this mustardy shirt to go along with the tape of the same name.
Order from a variety of colors and sizes:
Mustard Mountain shirt. Available in a variety of sizes and colors.
Inquiries: jay.schleidt (gmail)
We still have some of these originals, ready to squish onto your body.
At 6pm on August 16, 2016, we hit record on the video camera and proceeded to film a battery of prepared visual stations without stopping the recording until the 30 minute mark. At 9pm, we arrived at the Governor’s Mansion and set up our sound equipment facing a blank wall. Using the projector on the camera, we splashed the recording from earlier onto the wall. All of the sound was improvised live while watching the film. The audience gathered behind us, able to see both the projection and what we were doing with our hands.
Mustard-In-Law “Grey Poupon for Bing Bong” appears on the compilation “Pfff! Monument to The Noise” from Italian web-label, MAV Records. Besides being full of genuinely profound vaporized audio, the cool thing about this release is that it does have a special physical edition. There is a USB dead drop in Collegno, Italy, which houses the files, free to access by any passer-by.
The compilation can be heard and downloaded at: