Sunday, February 25, 2007

Cal Schenkel did a bunch of sprightly album covers for Frank Zappa, back when everyone in the world was on drugs. I still like his collages, because I like collages. Plus, here is a great screensaver, which is packaged with a wonderful midi version of a Zappa song. I don't which one it is. It's pretty awesome in Nintendo-vision tho.

Why aren't you watching Panique au Village yet? Snap to it, son! (hint: when you get to the site, click on the postcard on the bottom right, for animations)- thanks to Fous D'anim!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Psst! Pass it on! is probably too cool for me, but the trailer is pretty scintillating. (thanks to stashmedia)

All the Vladimir Vysotsky you could ever want, for no dollars! Now you can thumb your nose at the communists and the capitalists at the same time! With a click of a mouse! (thanks to metafilter)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Q: Why is your homework not done?

A: I was blinded by an enormous squid.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Hey! I'm working on a comic book!

In the meantime... I found this and I wanted everybody to know (a) Menomena sounds good (maybe Flaming Lips with Soul Coughing?), is free, and stimulates writing a comic book; and (b) the cover art by Craig Thompson is really top-drawer.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

I don't particularly like cats, but I think this sounds like Thelonious Monk playing some short Satie pieces. After listening to a bunch of Steve Reich.

And also, this is good news! Shane Acker's wonderful short "9" will be made into some sort of feature film. It will probly not be boring, and it could be super eerie. Stay tuned at Shane's site. Heads up from Cartoon Brew!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Umm... whoever Matt Bergman is, he has some mighty swell clips available on youtube.

I'm just sayin'.

PS Yes, yes... here are millions of Swedish Chef clips. Because February, only 28 days long, is still 28 days too long. Is a good time to watch millions of Swedish Chef clips and pray for sunlight.

I give up. Anyone know any good visual links for Douglas Gordon, or do I have to drag my pasty little behind to a gallery to experience this crazy-sounding stuff?

Such as, say, his experience of watching Otto Preminger's Whirlpool... "two copies of the film projected simultaneously, side by side, with the left-hand version projected 'correctly,' and the one on the right horizontally flipped - almost as if the artist were creating a Rorschach doubling with projectors" (from Perpetual Motion by Chris Chang, in Film Comment Sept-Oct 2006)... plus, by the way, he removed every other frame, so the film strobes.

Plus, he made a projection of Psycho that lasts 24 hours.

And on and on. Sounds amazing... yet he is not available for us gallery-avoiders. So, off we go to NYC or someplace I guess...

Interkosmos is a movie by Jim Finn.

There is a better-than-youtube version of the trailer (that's all there is here... that isn't the whole movie, silly) on the website. Vas-y!!

Kirk D has outshined all the stars in the firmament, again, with his expansive screed (and secret fun bonus flash animation!) about Tulsa, Oklahoma's creepy fun-ride Phantasmagoria! Don't just read it... let it inspire you to be more appreciative of the world around you.

Kirk is the Walt Whitman of kitsch. Wow.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

I hope this passes me on the highway.

Mary Worth is a goldmine of comic dialogue, actually. I did not know.

Thank you Drawn for filling me in!

Thursday, February 01, 2007