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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sorry it's been a bit, I've been a little occupied with school work and what not. Anyway; I'm sure the majority of my readers out their are familiar with the next artist I will be highlighting here, Salvador Dali.
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), commonly known as Salvador Dalí (Catalan pronunciation: [səɫβəˈðo dəˈɫi]), was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres.
Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.
Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to a self-styled "Arab lineage," claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.
Dalí was highly imaginative, and also had an affinity for partaking in unusual and grandiose behavior, in order to draw attention to himself. This sometimes irked those who loved his art as much as it annoyed his critics, since his eccentric manner sometimes drew more public attention than his artwork.
Below and above are some of his more famous works. Also here is a very interesting compilation found of youtube highlighting the different branches of his works.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Halcyon Digest (2010)
In early January, it was revealed that the group would serve as openers on the upcoming Spoon tour to promote their album Transference. Along with the Spoon tour, the group also announced some shows of their own, including stops at the 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and All Tomorrow's Parties (curated by Simpsons creator, Matt Groening.) During these shows, the band began to debut some new material, including the songs "Helicopter," "Primitive 3D," "Fountain Stairs" and "Revival," all of which would end up being recorded for their next studio session to follow.
In June, Deerhunter took a short break from touring to record Halcyon Digest. Initial news of the album became public when music industry firm, Milk Money, posted a message on their Twitter account that the band had been mixing the new record with Ben Allen (who also worked on Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion and Fall Be Kind EP.) A week later the band launched a new website where they announced the title and release date of the LP, along with aguerilla style marketing campaign. The first single "Revival," was made available to fans who had assisted the band with promotion for the new album through a link via official email. In the same month, director John Albrecht posted a trailer for an upcoming live video on his Vimeo page set to be released later in the year.
Wikipedia spoke it so it much be true. Enjoy guys.
Sadly I was arrested this past (not this past weekend, but the weekend before that) weekend, and to honest with you interweb bastards its really put a tole on my inhibitions. Of doing anything really. All I wanna do is roll over in bed and stare at the Melvins and Ralph Steadmen poster that grace the right hand side of my dorm room. What was I arrested for you ponder? Friggin' possession of a regulated substance (oxycodone), a bit o' weed, and a pipe. The only thing that really truelly railed me as far as the eyes of the law is concerned was that oxycodone charge, WHICH TURNS OUT TO BE A FELONY BRAH! It's fucking obnoxious the hypocrisy that goes on in America today, especially on a college campus where one witness's binge drinking on not only a weekend basis but literally a daily one. Anyhoodle, now I have to pay thousands of doll hairs for an attorney not to mention the 550 I already chucked out for bail.
Thought I'd mix it up a bit and rant a lil' today. Enjoi the Ralph Steadmen pix and Zoroaster music video. It's a way of venting, what can I say.
I know usually that this is a blogspot devoted to music and or the likes of music, but on this early Monday morning I feel like sharing some of my favorite Banksy pieces. If you are unfamiliar with this English street artist please refer to the wikipedia article below:
Now alot of his work is placed on the sides of buildings but from time to time he releases works that are designed for more of a generic art collection feel. The header to this blog is actually a Banksy piece from the side of an English building. Anyway, above and below are some of my favorite pieces from him. So enjoy. Feel free to make them wallpapers or whatever.
Also here is a link to Banksy's supposed website:
Sunday, October 17, 2010
A Place to Bury Strangers are a New York–based noise rock band composed of Oliver Ackermann (guitar/vocals), Dion Lunadon (bass) and Jay Space (drums). The band plays a heavy, atmospheric wall of sound-influenced blend of psychedelic rock, shoegaze and space rock. The band is commonly known by the initials APTBS.
This is their second release and it fully envelops alot of the workmanship they spent probable hours morphing. It's their easier accessible album and it really invokes a feeling of nastolgia. Enjoy.
Let's bring some ruckus shall we? These southern sludge kings new album, Jason the Dragon, should be coming out any month now. While we wait, lets just dwell on the heaviness. Seen these bastards a few times now and they only get better.