Art I Bumped This Week (3/16)

March 16, 2010 at 9:24 pm (Uncategorized)

I’ma do this every week… just take a minute to mention the art I’ve been eating recently, getting inspiration off. Comic books’ve been big for me lately, and right now I’m reading one of the best I know of by the legendary Grant Morrison:

The Invisibles by Grant Morrison, 1994-2000.

A highly psychedelic and experimental comic about a secret society trying to…… I’m not sure yet. Still early into the series and apparently the nature of this comic is that you really don’t know the story until you’ve read a lot of it. Grant Morrison’s amazing, the comic is almost mystic in a Jodorowsky sense but much filthier, taking place mostly in the grimier spots in London. Main character is just this street kid who breaks out of the reform center they sent him to (involves the literal destruction of the brain to make subjects “sheep”), spends a while bumping around with this mad genius homeless dude, and winds up with this secret society of flamboyant badasses.

Dr. Octagonecologyst by Dr. Octagon, 1996.

I’ve been on a Kool Keith kick lately. Listening to a lot of Ultramagnetic MCs too and some of his other projects like Dr. Dooom. Hopefully you’ve already heard this shit. Dr. Octagon’s some of the best surreal hip hop ever… it’s funny though, listening to Dr. Dooom and Dr. Octagon close together, because at this point Kool Keith is sick of Octagon and spends some time on the Dooom album just shit talking it, saying it’s dead. I don’t blame him; a good amount of people only know Keith for Dr. Octagon, but the guy’s put out like fifty albums under so many alternate characters. But there’s a reason we’re all still listening to Dr. Octagonecologyst.

The Animation Show, Volume 2. 2005.

Take LSD and watch this show. Lotsa different short films. I don’t remember much about it, to be honest. Volume 2 is supposed to be a lot better than Volume 1.

Stones Throw podcasts

Stones Throw is my favorite record label going today. They’re constantly putting out more and more interesting music; sometimes they’ll even give it away for free. Check the podcasts… I’ve been bumping the Peanut Butter Wolf “Soul with a Hole” podcast, full of that good old school soul stuff, which is podcast #57. Grab ’em here.

2 Comments

  1. Jason Bailey said,

    Dr. O is probably my favorite hip-hop album of all time. The Bartok sample in Blue Flowers is many manners of pleasing to me.

    • forrestarmstrong said,

      Hell yeah. A friend of mine once made this super trippy animation to Blue Flowers but it’s totally lost now. I think Kool Keith woulda appreciated it.

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