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All My Friends Are Dead: Morbid “childrens” book
07.30.2010
07:59 am

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The saddest book in the world by Avery Monsen and Jory John. One is the loneliest number.

All My Friends Are Dead

(via Pretty Heart Attacks and DW)

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Brad Laner: Eyes Close
07.30.2010
07:31 am

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I mentioned before about my new LP of experimental pop tunes, Natural Selections coming out on August 24th, remember ? Well now my fabulous associates at the Hometapes label have released another mp3 and lovely video for the lead-off track, created by my brother Josh in advance of that event. You’ll note the Los Angeles theme of the video which ties in neatly with my Bunker Hill post from yesterday. See how I did that?  I’ll be posting again about it all soon, tempting you with gorgeous product shots of the groovy swirly colored vinyl edition. Meantime, please enjoy a few minutes of my personal madness. Thank you.

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Girl In A Cage
07.30.2010
02:45 am

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Burlesque
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Bondage Up Yours

 
The girl in a cage is one of the most mysterioso slices of vintage exotica I’ve encountered. This jungle Barbarella has penetrated my consciousness like a switchblade made of pink flesh. And man, what a groovy soundtrack.

Thanks to Something Weird.

 

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A Ghost Town In Belgium Becomes A Canvas For Graffiti Artists
07.30.2010
02:07 am

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Doel, Belgium, a town known mostly for it’s proximity to nuclear reactors, has become a virtual ghost town. Fortunately, radiation didn’t figure into Doel’s fate.  The townspeople of Doel were forced to move in order to accommodate the expansion of Antwerp harbor. Other than a handful of diehard citizens, a few businesses, and squatters, the town is uninhabited and will soon be demolished. In the meantime, Doel has become a huge canvas for artists. Cesare Santorini made this short film documenting the incredible and ephemeral street art of Doel.

I wish Santorini’s choice of music in this video had been better. You may want to turn down the volume.

 

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Mega Freaky Japanese Children’s Book Art By Gojin Ishihara
07.29.2010
11:11 pm

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These wild illustrations by Gojin Ishihara are from Japanese children’s books published in the 1970s.

The illustrations are from the Illustrated Book Of Japanese Monsters and various educational and entertainment-oriented publications for children.

 
More wildness after the jump…

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Knife Throwing Mother
07.29.2010
10:55 pm

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1950s Newsreel

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Lau Nau and Kuupuu: a lovely drone jam live on WNYC
07.29.2010
07:24 pm

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Lau Nau and Kuupuu are Finnish artists that I had been utterly unaware of until this afternoon when my brilliant friend Shannon Fields posted this clip to his FB whatsis. I think Lau Nau mostly does more song-y stuff (see the rest of the performance at the WNYC site) but I thought this was an exceptional drone improvisation, especially the layered vocals and her totally cool understated guitar feedback.
 
Lau Nau and Kuupuu on WNYC

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‘In the late 60s I discovered I could breathe underwater without equipment’
07.29.2010
07:12 pm

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“But I might point out that I had one beer before I did that.”

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Dr. Ralph Stanley: The Most Deeply Soulful Video You’ll See Today
07.29.2010
06:51 pm

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Dr. Ralph Stanley

 
This is haunting, soul stirring and just plain powerful

Dr. Ralph Stanley singing ‘O Death’ at the Hills Of Home festival near Cintwood, Virginia in 2008

On the hillside behind him lies the grave of his brother, the great Carter Stanley, as he petitions the grim reaper to spare him over till another year.

 
thanks artp1g

 

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Outsider Web Design: Yvette’s Bridal Forum
07.29.2010
06:49 pm

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Over at J-Walk Blog I stumbled across the most awesome of awesome web sites, Yvette’s Bridal Forum. One of the commenters at J-Walk sums up this delightful little goldmine perfectly, “It’s the ultimate anti-aesthetic shock site. Sort of like Goatse, but for web designers.”

Click here to try drugs.

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