15.Sep.2010 Inspiration: Muti Randolph – Multimedia Artist
I’m taking a moment to share this video with you. This guy’s work is incredibly interesting and fascinating to me. Take a peep:
Can you imagine experiencing those spaces? Wow! Has anyone seen anything like this in the states?
30.Jun.2010 thats why i hold you
For a change, I’m tasking myself with something fairly straight forward: review a music video by one of my favorite bands.
I just watched, in HD glory, Interpol’s recently released video for a single off their new album. The song is called Lights. This is the first time I hear this song as well. And this is just my gut instinct, I’ve only watched it once.
First off. I’m confused. I don’t love it. I don’t dislike it. I feel like I need to look up the director or the lyrics. Is that a bad thing? I’d say that I like being confused. Things that make me think. But right now my take on it veers slightly towards the negative. Maybe its because I’m freshly out of work. Worn out from errands and still there’s a growing to-do list. Maybe I’m just in the mood to have something handed to me. I think this is when people are most likely to watch re-runs on tv. At least I can remember a time when I lived for CSI Las Vegas reruns on Spike after work.
Maybe that kind of relaxation is good for your brain. Or, I should probably just do something relaxing. Meditative. Instead of trying to figure this video out. But… how the hell do you turn that off? Plagued by curiosity, hunches, and intuition. I don’t belong in this place.
Anyway, here’s the video:
So… drinking milky liquid off a microscope slide. Bathing with black loofahs (where do I pick up one of those) followed by a close shave with some straight razors. Ok. That makes sense. If I was going to coat someone in latex, that might indeed be a good idea. And now for the release… white milky liquid oozing out of her mouth.
If that description doesn’t make you want to go watch the video if you passed over it, I’d wonder whats wrong with you and how your neat little mind got here.
Song sounded like typical Interpol. Doesn’t make me want to run and pick up the album. Especially after checking out their 3D glossy logo on their website. Romantic-scifi-neo-noir-porn? Sure, why not.
07.Jan.2010 introducing… vj ghostmeat
I make music to visuals in my head. Always have. I’ve thought doing so “professionally” (or at least with other people around to share my work and interpretations with, heh) would be pretty fun so I’ve been chipping away at it. I use to make visuals for PHX DNB but they were just looping dvd’s with pre-mixed video, many of which was my own creation (via after effects ect). Here is an example of what that looked like:
The theme of that party was “construction” and urban grit and the headliner was Goldie. The construction footage was taken by myself with assistance from MechSoul. Actually he did quite a few clips in this particular set so I cant take all the credit.
Anywho, that was some time ago, like 3 years. Last month I was invited to participate in a new night in Phoenix called Culture Shock and here is a video of the performers that night with visuals Mech and I made in the background:
There is a Culture Shock event going on this month: Friday January 22nd @ Yucca Tap Room. It will be my first LIVE vj attempt. I just purchased my first controller actually. And I’m in the afterglow of geekdom.
I felt like sharing
03.Jun.2009 spring / summer concerts 2009 – v01
this post brought to you by (from top to bottom): psyopus, cattle decapitation, cut copy @ the house of blues in vegas, nicole @ my florist, daedelus @ eastermoon, nine inch nails, jane’s addiction, & opeth.
my ears are still ringing.
29.May.2009 afternoon delight.
did this little ditty some time ago and am finally posting it. concept and production by myself with some help from mechsoul. and that’s my chihuahua pichu. yes she skips.
23.Feb.2009 I showed up to work today…
Gilbert discusses the origins of “genius”, considering ancient Greek daemons, or the divine, attendant spirits from distant, unknowable sources that influence creativity. In ancient Rome, dismebodied creative spirits were called a genius, believed to live in the walls of an artist’s studio.
She encourages the idea that creativity can be a “peculiar, wondrous, bizzare collaboration” between a person and a “strange, external thing”.
06.Feb.2009 more. give me more. give me more…
02.Feb.2009 the making of forever
Strip away everything of yourself that is conditional — your name, your relationships, your language, your acquired knowledge, your body parts — and what is left? Nothing is left except a point of awareness. Since it is independent of all that is conditionally you, your awareness is identical to my awareness and to everyone else’s. I don’t mean identical as in “separate but the same.” I mean identical as in “one and the same.” I am you and you are I. We are the same being taking different points of view.
- reality sandwich
04.Oct.2008 Everything must run it’s course.
(previously embedded video removed. peep link for tune)
I’m feeling rough, I’m feeling raw, I’m in the prime of my life.
Let’s make some music, make some money, find some models for wives.
I’ll move to Paris, shoot some heroin, and fuck with the stars.
You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars.
This is our decision, to live fast and die young.
We’ve got the vision, now let’s have some fun.
Yeah, it’s overwhelming, but what else can we do.
Get jobs in offices, and wake up for the morning commute.
Forget about our mothers and our friends
We’re fated to pretend
We’re fated to pretend
I’ll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms
I’ll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world
I’ll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home
Yeah, I’ll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone.
There’s really nothing, nothing we can do
Love must be forgotten, life can always start up anew.
The models will have children, we’ll get a divorce
We’ll find some more models, everything must run it’s course.
We’ll choke on our vomit and that will be the end
We were fated to pretend
We’re fated to pretend
15.Sep.2008 And now its time for a nightmare.
*warning: kinda disturbing. also nudity thus NSFW
17.Jul.2008 throw your keys in the bowl
In Radiohead’s new video for “House of Cards” from the album “In Rainbows”, no cameras or lights were used. Just data
read more about it here.