Category: Music

Polite Dance Song

July 20, 2008

I’ve been sitting on this video for months now, and I’ve finally decided to put it on this blog:

I love this video.

Today’s Favorite YouTube Videos

September 22, 2007

After working late for two nights, I forced myself to do absolutely nothing today. Hooray for me!

When I say “absolutely nothing” it usually means watching music videos on the youtube.

So, for lack of any recent interesting art pieces on my part, I will wimp out and post some of my favorite youtube videos. This post could become completely worthless, but here we go anyway:

HORSE the band – New York City

Naglfar – The Perpetual Horrors

Cradle Of Filth – Nymphetamine

Cryptopsy – The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness

I have no idea how long these video links will last, as it seems content frequently gets deleted or moved on the youtubez.

Death Metal, Two Drawings

August 1, 2007

Wow, I’m listening to the early Entombed album, Left Hand Path and it’s excellently amazing me how much Mortification’s Scrolls of the Megilloth gained from this band.

As an atheist, I try not to talk about christian death metal much, but I fail on occasion.

Anyway, here are two drawings:

Man, Skull, and Bird

Bright Eyes

Art, Music, and Work

January 5, 2003

I was just reading some journal entries from people on the livejournal, and it inspired me to write another entry. Usually, I think of good things to write whenever my computer is off. Then I forget about them.

So here’s today’s entry of importance:

I’m trying to get some of my paintings back from a local tax business/art gallery here in Iowa City, and I have found that is difficult to do when operating on this damned night-work sleeping schedule, which I will hopefully not be talking about much longer. I overslept about a half hour on my day off and missed the (kind of) appointment I had with the owner dude, so I will see him on a weekday, I imagine.

Furthermore, my good friend from the Kansas City Art Institute sent me a good CD of mp3s for Christmas, and I would be listening to those. Iron Maiden, Kraftwerk, David Bowie, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and Grob are always good for a quality listen.

The other day I was having trouble falling asleep, so I thought of all the shitty short-term manual labor jobs I’ve had in the past and present. It was a good technique to get me tired, and I do recommend it.

Staying in Iowa City

November 19, 2002

I’ve decided to stay in Iowa City for a while. Now I’m trying to figure out what I should be doing here. I’m thinking of doing something that doesn’t involve working the night shift.

Meantime, I’m digging on the Iowa City hip-hop stylings of The Sucka MCs.

Looking for Work, Public Library Music

October 16, 2002

So I haven’t been looking for work much lately. I think I’m getting scarily comfortable with my current night stock job at the Hy-Vee. As I stay on longer, they give me more new things to do.

Yesterday I was actually bossing a coworker around, which is hard for me in the first place, and this guy is in his forties, much older than I. Then he asked me if it was okay to do something. I was like sure, dude—shit!

How is some 40 year old guy getting permission from me? This was happening at my webmaster position last year, also. I was supposed to tell these web developers with 7 years experience how and when to code. When I had 1 year experience and did not know what the hell I was talking about.

Yesterday I went to the Iowa City Public Library, which is a damn good library. I think it’s even better than the Brooklyn Library I was going to a few months ago. I picked up the following “def” cds:

Souls of Mischief
93 ’til Infinity
The Brand New Heavies
Heavy Rhyme Experience: vol. 1
Ice T
Original Gangster
The Cranberries
No Need to Argue

Some good classics which I haven’t heard enough of lately. I’ve been called gay for liking that Cranberries album, but what can I do? Souls of Mischief, Digable Planets, and A Tribe Called Quest are some of the jazz oriented rap groups I’ve been getting into to counteract all that crazy Brooklyn shoot your ass off rap. DJs can create some LARGE beats from some jazz loops, and I would be listening to those beats going, “Ummmgph.”

My Musical Tastes May Suck

July 7, 2001

Reminiscing about the music I used to listen to in college, I remember and severely recommend the LAWNMOWER DETH, the Atom and His Package, the Kraftwerk, the Pixies, the David Bowie, the Suffocation, and the GangStarr.

But lately as I have been out of college for one year, I recommend the same bands as above, as well as the Mobb Deep and the D12. My musical taste is not yet very sophisticated as a white man in Brooklyn, but it does me fine so far.

In other words: My musical tastes may suck, but at least I’m not all that ugly.