Sound Effect Renditions of Wallpaper Designs

I’ve been deeply mired in what is some fairly obscure bits of research lately. Things like, ‘what did World War One nurses wear?’ and ‘why the hell is HD video not performing on my damn computer?’. I’ve also been digging into some of the more elusive parts of...

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Kristin Hersh to Narrate Steven Cerio’s New Film

Steven Cerio sends us news that he is polishing up the script for his film “Magnificent Pigtail Shadow”, which he is shooting himself and Wow Cool is co-executive producing. Check it out on KickStarter.com Singer, songwriter Kristin Hersh  (Throwing Muses, 50 foot Wave) is now on...

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R.I.P. Jimmy Dean

R.I.P. Jimmy Dean

I mourn the loss of any of the pioneers of TV variety very greatly and closely. Jimmy was one of the last of the greats of the golden (OK, black and white) era. Jimmy and Rowlf the dog (Jim Henson on voice and one hand and head and Frank Oz on the other hand) was

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Creature Comforts Get It On

Creature Comforts Get It On

Three quarters of nickname: Rebel also get it on as the band Creature Comforts. They were featured on San Francisco’s Pirate Cat Radio on Saturday, June 12 in the Cheap Hooch Show. It is highly entertaining and you should download and listen to the podcast of the broadcast now. download...

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R.I.P. Joseph Strick

R.I.P. Joseph Strick

One of the most memorable scenes in all of cinema for me is that in Joseph Strick’s version of James Joyce’s Ulysses of the tower and the famous breakfast scene. This maverick of independent cinema has left us aged 86.

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R.I.P. Sigmar Polke

R.I.P. Sigmar Polke

One of the true greats has left us. Sigmar Polke, known here – at least in the 80’s – as one of the ‘new German painters’ – has died at 69. A serious inspiration to myself. I love his circles and colors and will be sad that there are to be no more of them.

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Al Columbia Interview on Comics Comics

Get up close and personal with Biologic Show and Pim & Francie creator Al Columbia in this in-depth interview on the Comics Comics blog with Nicole Rudick. At the beginning, I’m really into it, but then you come to a point where you realize the whole day you’re going to be drawing...

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Nao Bustamante on Bravo’s Work of Art

Nao Bustamante on Bravo’s Work of Art

What will secure Troy, New York’s place in history… it’s mark on the map? Sanforization? Arrow Shirts? Uncle Sam? Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute? No. I think it will be Nao Bustamante‘s run on Bravo’s new TV show “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist”...

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Kitchen Mittens and Skull Measurements

Kitchen Mittens and Skull Measurements

I have certain fascinations, passions, interests and obsessions. Always having a camera in my pocket means I now take thousands of photos related to them. Sometimes the meaning can only be demonstrated in sequence or juxtaposition. Most of the time they just sit undisturbed on a flash card or...

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Steven Cerio in latest Signal to Noise

Steven Cerio in latest Signal to Noise

The newest issue of the excellent Signal to Noise Magazine (#58 – The journal of Improvised & Experimental Sound) features a great spread of several of Steven Cerio‘s concert posters and a good sized interview with the man talking about his history, art and music. Interesting...

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Random Wow Cool Bits Here and There

This is a first. The pressing plant for Evidence’s Final Goodship Tuesday record, blogged us up on their site. The record will be out next Tuesday, June 8. Avoid the Future reviewed my “The Girl From Mars” contribution to the Newave! Minicomix book from Fantagraphics, saying...

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Introducing JenOhSays.com Natural Living Site

Introducing JenOhSays.com Natural Living Site

My awesome wife Jennifer Oh has finally launched her own web site – JenOhSays.com. If you’ve ever wondered about the inner working of the Oh/Arsenault household then here’s your chance. Jen chronicles our long, strange journey into healthier and more natural living, something...

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nickname: Rebel in Session on Dandelion Radio

nickname: Rebel in Session on Dandelion Radio

nickname: Rebel has committed it’s second exclusive session for Mark Whitby on Dandelion Radio. Featured are four new tracks, each featuring new drum genius Robb Cole (formerly of Brevator, To Hell and Back and Kitty Little). Three of these were achieved with the assistance of Mr. Andrew...

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IF is the Middle Word in LIFE

IF is the Middle Word in LIFE

This is pretty great. Had never seen it before tonight. There are a few of Dennis Hopper’s films that I wanted to say something about and it was a big fail on the YouTube getting decent clips. And then there was this staring at me. Who knew that Hopper telling Sheen that IF was the

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I’ll Take you to Hell

I’ll Take you to Hell

The original film of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre is arguably one of the few pieces of shock cinema that transcends it’s genre and stands alone as a piece of art. Truly great art. Astounding in its visual scope. The sequel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, is merely totally fucking awesome. The...

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Out of The Blue And Into The Black

Out of The Blue And Into The Black

One of the very few films that somewhat understood punk and that awkward time of someone being pretty sure they want to be punk, but not doing so hot at it. That part may be a little to familiar for many. The rest of it, hopefully less so. Genuinely disturbing. Nice writeup at Blastitude. Out...

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