Monday, December 19, 2011

2011 favorite music releases in video pt.1

This is the 1st installment of an alphabetically ordered list of music releases I loved from 2011. The rest of the alphabet will follow in another post & then lastly my favorite FAVORITES of 2011! SOme of these albums didn't have video, so some are fan video's so thats a grab bag for visuals but treat it like the old days of mtv & ride it for the listen if it doesnt melt your mind! Lets get rad into the future!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Urban Sax

Dangalang! In my mind David Bowie is one of these men in disguise as he is quite a lover and aficionado of the saxophone

Friday, December 2, 2011

Soft Metals

Experimental ½ Hour - Episode XXII: Soft Metals & Pierce Warnecke from Experimental ½ Hour on Vimeo.

This band has been one of my favorite local to me to listen to, also probably a favorite in general! They have neatly made themselves musically out of all of my favorite elements of different electronic music genre's and hit it not only just right, but also with absolute creativity and attention to detail. Not to mention they still maintain a pop sensibility that is hard to keep when making such epic dance-floor zone traveling pieces of sound! I am in love. In a dream I would be riding a black leather couch that is soaring in circles around this 2 piece group while they perform, and I would be wearing my witch costume that I am most comfortable in, jumping ecstatically, dancing vigorously to appease them, to there sound on my flying leather couch!!! I wish I lived on that couch near them at all times!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Recently in the rentals













These are a slew of movies I have watched or rewatched over the last 2 months (among several others) That have been really powerful for me in one way or another, that i wont probably ever forget. But Just incase..... I put them here for memories sake and also to recommend all of them. There are a few of these I could talk about forever and felt like I should write a detailed post about them, but I have thrown them in here instead of giving them there own spot in the light. I am afraid to expose my feelings about some things and also afraid to get too dark. Some of these films creators I wish to gush upon this blog about down the line but feel inadequate. My love for Catherine Breillat & all f her ideas is one of those. All of these are magic that I wish I could obtain the secret of and regurgitate it filtered through me in some way. They all make me restless to get rad.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

An Artist For President


Susanna Dakin, A driven artist who wanted to make a change during the political nightmare of the 80's, not to dissimilar to our current situation has most recently released a book that chronicles her experience running for president. She ran for president as a both very seriouse attempt & also a performance piece however I feel the seriousness of both should not be separated. She ran as an artist who would change the world through art and make the world beautiful in, of, and as art! Its one of my favoite ideas I have seen folowed through and is incredibly inspiring to me. I dont know how to express the magic it makes me feel or the thrill it gives me to know that things that seem so big are possible!
I have had the privilege of meeting for dinner & drinks with Dakin, as she is the proud mother of my friend as well as fellow artist Andrice Arp (who makes a brief & priceless cameo in this clip as a teenager) whom I look up to (not only because she is so tall!) as an inspiration of greatness and infinite possibility as well. It was super fun to get to discuss topics like the Fluxus movement & Yoko Ono and her feelings on a number of awesome things I rarely get to talk about.
Pure real magic!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Warm Leatherette







You just cannot mess this up! Even if you are trent reznor & peter Murphy in current time!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Svankmajer


I saw this movie when it came out & was terrified to laughter! In fact I think I told myself I could never watch it again and left it in the dark part of me that thirsts for movies like this. rewatching it now I am not sure it is as intensely gnarly as I felt about it the 1st time. I do recall I watched it late at night before boarding a train I believe, and was in an already extremely anxious mode.
This movie is perfect.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Graveyard Girl


Last night I spent hours coloring and dancing to my version of goth, Neu Goth dance music! I am fully ready for Halloween! Lets get mysterious Spooked & gross!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Suzuki

A few weeks back I finnished watching all 3 of these on a tip from my friend Daria. They had gone unregistered by my radar & upon watching the 1st in the series of this thematic & stylistically related trilogy, I felt like I had been missing something forever!



These are all pure magic and flow with such a strong current of seemingly effortless surreal pulse.
I hope I can craft things this strong one day. So perfect!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Dunes


This movie has been playing in the back of my mind since I watched it now several weeks back. I am crazy about it. It works so strangely. The main characters of all of this filmmakers movies are always unlikable asswipes but somehow all of the happenings around them are so incredibly tense & keep you needing to see what happens to & around them. This one in particular really did it! It was so tense that my pants felt like they might pop off of me at any moment. I fell in love with the woman in the dunes hard.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Post World On A Wire


I have seen it now, there is in reality only a few very very perfect and essential films. Loads of favorites but few essentials. I have just seen one of them & I will never be the same nor shall the world I am in!
Wold On A Wire is the world. I wish every minute of life was as rad as this movie!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Something Going on!


Epic drums & synth's by the red faced era magician Phil Collins! I wish I lived in Frida's room with her triangle motif interior design

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Valie Export

About a month ago I rented this movie called Invisible Adversaries by filmmaker & artist VALIE EXPORT. I picked it up soley based on it title and minimal cover image. After reading the back I thought, "there is no way this movie can be what i want these words to mean". I watched it and fell deeply under its spell and found myself being reminded of the alien world woman truly still live in. I dont want to go into detail about all of the things i felt, or all of the vision I gained. But this movie truly gave me more perspective and moved me in ways I hadn't been in a long time, making me feel more love and simultaneously making me fear more of what is in woman. I have found a new artist to obsess over for certain. It would be shocking to me if Miranda July was not very very aware and into VALIE EXPORT (her name she adopted is to be displayed in all caps at all times).





Thursday, July 7, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Way of seeing

This gets really good half way through..... But the 1st half is totally necessary for a full experience.




This gets really good half way through..... But the 1st half is totally necessary for a full experience.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm Glad this happened

Experimental 1/2 Hour - Episode I: Princess Dies, Oregon Painting Society, Caldera Lakes from Experimental 1/2 Hour on Vimeo.


Interactions no one else will remember.
The girl in the 1st band "Princess Dies", I 1st met at some coffee shop in town and we talked about Crass (not my comic but the band) and how she saw a bunch of kids get nuts dancing to Crass's "Penis Envy" album on the street and how rad that was. I agreed. I was super inspired by that possibility. Some time later I saw her perform inside a geodesic dome at an event I contributed to. She had a band called "some weird sin" which had the same aesthetic as this but with more noise and a different and older male half. I remember the name because the song; its origin comes from is one of my all time favorites by Iggy Pop. This juxtaposition of that name, my feeling for the name/song and a girl screaming about cooking dinner and washing for some asshole lover was amazing.
The second group, "Oregon Painting society" is one of my largest sources of current time inspiration.
I was recently reminded of them after I found a copy of a new comic/art collection called "Mould Map" which featured one of its members Brenna Murphy (who made the amazing video below as well). Her page in the comic was amazing. I once saw another of Oregon Painters society members at a karaoke bar I was frequenting on Sundays for a stint. He got up decked in denim and a psychedelic baseball cap, with ratty hair crisply flowing from under it. He then with utter confidence and supernatural ease, performed "no woman no cry" but with new lyrics I believe he freestyled. The lyrics were about going to a cosmic central place with a being made of light and love, but kept Marley's chorus. This performance was insanely moving and inspiring. He made it very difficult for me to feel comfortable or rad enough to perform myself. He left, and I eventually performed Iggy Pops Lust for Life with four friends backing me in muppet voice, and I felt great again.
Inspiring moments I hope to never forget.

Conversation from Brenna Murphy on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Reincarnation


You must watch this whole string of 6 parts total to truly BELIEVE!!!!
P.M.
psychedelic magic!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Electric aviary soundscape


I wish this was near my home. I feel like I could sit in this environment forever and be continually fascinated in a similar but more involved way then watching patterns and connecting synapses over all of the drawn connections:)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Underwater scooter fleet!


I used to put deep buckets over my head and pull them down under the bathtub water and just breath in there for as long as that oxygen would circulate. It was like magic!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Ealy morning 1994 noise!!!







This morning I woke Amy up by pretending to be this batch of clips in sound body and spirit! It felt great!!! I was laughing the whole time!

Monday, March 14, 2011

The mystery of Coral castle!


So magic, so amazing, I could think for hours on this without words, but would love to hear what is thought.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2004

In honor of Radiohead releasing a new album (which by the way sounds like kieren Hebden took Radioheads entire back catalog, remixed and spliced it all into one new album. Which by the way is not a complaint, becausese Kieren is a geniuse and radioheads back catalougue is pretty rad in spots.) I present one of the raddest and most pretentiouse but sooooo rad t.v. shows ever. Its a show made by Radiohead in the early 2000's. This brings me back to fort mega when me and my brother had our own pad and we made people watch this and just cackled and drooled with delight! Its called "radiohead t.v. the most gigantic lying mouth of all time". I would have added the words "massive penis" at the end of the title if I had been involved with the show.







2004 vdeo FX revival revival. This may have been the precerser to Witch House, and Chillwave>

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mobile dreams


My buddy Goodyear passed this video to me, which was originally passed down from his father. I have watched this over and over again captivated like a child watching a classic loony tunes episode for the 10th time. My jaw drops with the feeling that I know these images intimately and and yet am surprised every time by each crazy turn! I feel as though I myself created this video in all its concept and delivery. Its even subtitled and appears like the 2 woman are speaking in a futuristic half telepathic dialect not unlike my own psychic video's. AMAZING! Thanks Goodyear!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Spalding Grey

Dear everyone, witch is more frightening, to go out as yourself, or to go out as a character?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

more then togue can tell!


I love this episode so hard!
To see the full episode google twilight zone, I sing the body electric cbs.
youtube only has part 1 & 3 for some reason?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Vince!


I love watching how clearly mad into working he is, and how its almost intrusive for the camera to be there, but he's so excited to show us what he loves!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The mirror of your dreams.


I wish I could break through the confines of reality to live inside this world everyday.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Elephant Bowie


After you watch this please search on youtube "david bowie elephant man" you will find better, more in depth fottage covering that. For unknown reasons, the embebed feature for me to display them were all asked to be removed....... by whome? mystery.
I cant tell how I feel entirely about the concept of the direction being that Bowie was made to act with no prosthetics or make up. The challenge for the actor (Bowie) is obvious, and would be very difficult being that you must convey the characters physical troubles through emotions, exaggerated movement, and vocal stability. Also it lends itself thematicly to the story with the statement of John Merrick (the elephant man) bieng a normal man like any man, his appearance aside. However David Bowie himself is not just some normal man. I feel like ticket sales to see Bowie acting with little clothes on, the actractive pop sex symbol he is best known as, was likely the best option for ticket sales. The interest in seeing Bowie in extensive makeup to be disfigured would certainly draw audiences who were not regular theater gowers, along with regular ones skeptickle of its stars credibility. But I cant help but think, they figured this way would draw more, and would apear complelling. To me it seem to actually be weakening your ability to truly fathom John Merrick's troulbles. I do however love what I can see of the performance and am captivated by its oddity on so many levels that it seems to function, maybe even better on other planes. Magic!

Friday, January 14, 2011



In the Real Ghostbusters all the soundtracking is so terrifying and good synth work, that it actually legitimately keeps me uneasy through every episode!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

CINDO!!!


This gives me such a good feeling:)
Don't discriminate, its not my fault I was born this age. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

Thursday, January 6, 2011