These are more abstract, mm-hmm.
Holy crap, was popular television keyboard music really this nice in the 80’s? I guess so.
Humanity is gone, smoked up in a gravity bong
by a democrat republican Cheech and Chong
Immortal Technique, you never heard me preachin’ a song
I’m not controversial, I’m just speakin’ the facts
Put your hands in the air like you got the heat to your back
and shake your body like a baby born addicted to crack
Artist: Immortal Technique
Song: Leaving the Past
OMG ROFLOL Roffle Roffle etc… All sound effects are real, obviously.
As I unpack from my recent move, I’ve rediscovered certain art materials. I found some excellent biege/yellow printmaking paper this week, and made some ballpoint pen drawings upon cut-up sections of said paper:
As some of you know, I’ve spent the past week or so totally jamming out to the samples/mixes/mashups of Girl Talk. Anyone who mixes hip-hop beats/lyrics with riffs from bands like The Pixies, The Rentals, The Breeders, and so forth (including a sweet mix of what sounds like Yo-Yo rapping over the sweet double-bass part of Metallica’s epic “One”) is a good artist in my book. This is some total hipster shit.
I usually get totally obsessed over one artist for a while and totally burn myself out on them after a month or so. It’s happened with HORSE the Band, Genghis Tron, and now Girl Talk. And I have a feeling Lil’ Wayne may be next…
Yes, I am a total girl.
Anywayz, after downloading Girl Talk’s “Night Ripper” album from illegal art and jamming out on it for a few tracks, I saw similarities between his album cover and the cover art of Mercyful Fate’s “Melissa”. Nothing too obvious, but I found it interesting enough to post on my blog for future reference, mm-hmm.
Girl Talk – Night Ripper
Mercyful Fate – Melissa
I watch CBS
And I see BS
Song: Sly Fox
We ain’t eager to be legal
So please leave me with the keys to your Jeep Eagle
I breathe ether in three lethal amounts
While I stab myself in the knee with a diseased needle
Song: Bad Meets Evil
We are not the same, I am a Martian
So approach my Phantom doors with caution
You see them 24’s spinnin? I earned them
I ain’t no preacher but here’s my Erick Sermon
Artist: The Game
Song: My Life
I don’t know how long this “Fresh Rhymes” category will last, but I’m putting it up now because there are so many examples of excellent wordplay out there.
I only wish I could be so quick and on point as some of the examples I will be posting soon.
I never thought I’d hear or see the day when Metallica starts recovering from their recent shittiness. I remember asking former co-worker Eddie James a few months back: “What if Metallica’s next album is totally awesome?”
I was joking at the time, but as it turns out, Metallica’s most recent album is indeed quite awesome!
Considering the circumstances of reality, the new Metallica album (Death Magnetic) doesn’t blow me completely away like their first 4 albums, but it certainly seems to have the capability to do so once I’ve listened to it as many times as the first 4. I’m totally stoked and relieved that Metallica, once the greatest metal band ever, is starting to push back into that position.
And here is the true Metallica discography, according to me:
Kill ‘Em All, 1983
Ride the Lightning, 1984
Master of Puppets, 1986
…And Justice for All, 1988
Death Magnetic, 2008
As you can see, it’s been a long, long time coming…
It’s hard to maintain composure from time to time, as this emotional fellow knows all too well.
Here it is again, in stage two of its Epic Progress.
And again, the hammer is very important for conveying the ideas of Thrust and Damage.
Here’s a sweet panorama of highway 36 heading into Boulder, CO. As you scroll to the right, you will notice how sloppy I am when it comes to iPhone photography and half-assed image stitching. But the mountains should make up for it.
Here are some other new paintings with some nice yellow slashes all across the face, mm-hmm.
I finished these small acrylic paintings last night. They appear here on this blog just a bit smaller than actual size.
It’s from a dvd cover, which may or may not be lame, but damn. Here’s a photo of the piece in progress:
The hammer is there to provide dramatic tones and intimidating imagery…