Year: 2008

Humanity is Gone

September 30, 2008

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

Drawings on Yellow Paper

September 20, 2008

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:

Album Cover Similarity: Mercyful Fate vs Girl Talk

September 19, 2008

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 Correction: It’s actually Lil Mama 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


September 18, 2008

I watch CBS
And I see BS

Artist: Nas
Song: Sly Fox

Diseased Needle

September 18, 2008

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

Artist: Eminem
Song: Bad Meets Evil

I am a Martian

September 18, 2008

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

New Category: Fresh Rhymes

September 18, 2008

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.

Metallica is BACK!

September 16, 2008

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…

An Emotional Fellow

September 14, 2008

It’s hard to maintain composure from time to time, as this emotional fellow knows all too well.

The Highway I Take to Work

September 13, 2008

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.

Slash Paintings

September 13, 2008

Here are some other new paintings with some nice yellow slashes all across the face, mm-hmm.

Red-Face Paintings

September 12, 2008

I finished these small acrylic paintings last night. They appear here on this blog just a bit smaller than actual size.

Bill Hicks Painting

September 8, 2008

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…