Monday, September 16, 2013

iron eagle - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK sheet music guidebook!!!

Total taser classic! Louis Gossett Jr. at his finest (and Jason Gedrick too, probably, I don't know if was in other films.) If you haven't witnessed this shit, jam it immediately.
Thanks to the terrific digging talents of Ms. Leah Yeppi, I am now the terrified owner of the Original Soundtrack sheet music book!
 The line up features wicked jams by such artists as: Dio, King Kobra, George Clinton, Adrenalin, The Jon Butcher Axis, and other notable _____'s.
The cover also reads "PIANO/VOCAL/CHORDS CONTAINS PROFESSIONAL FAKE PAGE ARRANGEMENTS". I have no clue what that means. Fortunately, I also don't know how to read music. Win/win.

Here's a taste:

And yeah, there's a term for jackasses who race dirtbikes against airplanes. It may simply be 'Jackasses'.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

where's my bloody luncheon?!

yes, i am blogging about a blog.
 a rad collab between j. shelley harrison and i. 
she of all people knows best about my strange lunch (or lack of) habits. photos and dialogue ensue on a nearly daily basis, in realtime, at lunchtime.
still images | still life | still lunch...

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I'm no popcorn expert

from the always sensible Doug Aamoth (@daamoth):

Pop Secret Addresses the Challenges of Popcorn-Making with a Free Helper App

Let's face it: Making popcorn isn't for the weak, the stupid or the faint of heart. It's a complicated process that draws on more than one of your senses.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

puppy vs. dyslexia- against all todds

recorded in 2005, with final tracks added and mixed in 2011, and now finally released in 2013 thanks to magnetic south!

good times...deck your tape.

from magnetic south:

artist: Puppy vs. Dyslexia
title: Against All Todds
format: C66 [TYPE I - pro-dubbed]
released: 05/23/13

Magnetic South is pleased to present the (mostly) first time packaging of inscrutable Kentuckianian rare birds' 2005 studio work. Puppy inhabited it's own relentlessly google-eyed un-naturalist universe haunted by nude, Lisa Frank-headed contortionists where ritualistic sensibilities blurred the boundaries of sexual horror and adorable fluffs. The sound of depraved children blasted by speedy acid, boredom, and Boredoms that escaped to develop a unique lexicon of manic trance and transformational shamanic hootenanny.

Glossy full color double-sided insert & pro-dubbed clear cassette with white imprint inside clear hardshell case.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

doing cartwheels on sugarcubes

Things like the recent death of Ray Manzarek, the Source Family documentary, and other events ended me up in a spree of watching old episodes of Dragnet...especially episodes that involve sub-culture.

From the ridiculous and improbable situations, to the amped-up lingo, all filtered through white bread, it holds a bounty of commentary, ready for harvest and reinterpretation.

Never been much of a fan of The Doors (think Love kinda conquered that territory in a better fashion), but Mr. Manzarek was a true taser master. Something I heard him say in an interview, kinda zapped me. I'm not gonna repeat it here

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

thinking out loud with andrew irving

pretty taser project...
grabbed from kpcc-
[Despite all of our mass communication technologies – from smart phones to emails to smiley face emoticons — It can still be pretty hard to tell what other people are thinking. However, a new study by anthropologist Andrew Irving, attempts to bridge that gap and "gain a better understanding of the interior dialogues and imaginative lifeworlds that constitute people’s experiences of urban life."
Irving asked more than 100 New Yorkers to wear headsets and record their thoughts as they went about their day. Participants went about their daily lives while speaking their innermost thoughts aloud as they walked through the city. 

Though the study does not claim to be a comprehensive approach to understanding a person's thought process, it does offer a glimpse into human thought patterns. Some of the examples Irving shares include a woman who's  thoughts dart from trivial to tragic to a man engaging in an inner argument with himself.]
though i often get caught talking to myself, i feel i would not perform very well at this. wish i had time to write my take on this. rather powerful.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

i CAN stop smiling

i've been a velocity girl fan since like '95, i have no idea why i'm posting this video. super weak when compared to anything from the noisier, shoe-gaze, love-pop gem copacetic, or the slumberland release before that, but i like this video at the moment.
maybe it's that i work on the outskirts of the photo industry i think it's fun, or my current obsession with post-murphy brown ladies styles, or the retro-'50s guy thing that reminds me of the mid-90's, ren + stimpy(?), being stoned on my parents' couch and watching conan o'brien...when it was new.
sarah shannon was also my dream girl, though i think bridget cross was better.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

giuseppe licari - 2 pieces

giuseppe licari makes a lot of very taser factory work, but on the subject of trees, this sicilian artist has it covered from top to bottom. 

from HUMUS:

from The Sky In A Room:

i can say a lot about how these two installations make the different sections of trees seem worlds apart from one another, and how striking they crash on the rigid environment of the gallery spaces...but his site says it all, and better, and more:

Saturday, March 9, 2013

experimental bed-making

the experimental bed-making book... an oldie but goodie! this beauty was brought to life several years ago by the collaborative efforts of goatmother industries, j. shelley (smallkit) harrison, and william winchester claytor, but saw a second run a few months back here in LA. 

i had the honor of helping out with the binding of the 2nd book, which i believe is now in the loving claws of some angelino. 

you can find the first one in indiana university's library thing, and scope out the pages online here: