Mustard-In-Law is Tyler Luetkehans and Jay Schleidt
Mustard-In-Law is Tyler Luetkehans and Jay Schleidt
This is a DVD of four collaborative performances between Mustard-In-Law and acclaimed comic artist Victor Cayro, who just so happens to have a thing about pouring mustard on himself! It was an ambitious project, editing this disc. The laughter squeezed from those who see it leaves them paralyzed in spastic chortles. Eventually, I overcame the potency and was able to weave audience members’ footage onto our own to achieve more perspectives on each glorious drizzle. Bonus menu includes a slideshow of art from Victor’s HAVE SEX exhibit, which is where one of these performances occurred. Cover art and handwriting by the living mustard himself, Victor Cayro. Released by Dubuque label Personal Archives.
Here’s a great review from someone who saw one of these mustard shows… https://www.splicetoday.com/music/ultra-sonic-love-poems
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.
Victor Cayro, acclaimed comic book artist, had an exhibit of his works, entitled “HAVE SEX,” in the gallery above Monk’s in Dubuque, Iowa. For the closing reception he invited a few musician friends to play as entertainment. He also asked Mustard-In-Law to perform, during which time he reprised his award-winning role as the living embodiment of Mustard….
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 displayed until the end of June.
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.