The Official Historic Royal Palaces Shop says, “These portrait pants were created for Betty Jackson’s show at London Fashion week ‘08. Hand printed on fabulous cotton gym knickers. Available in green, burgundy and blue.”
They’re plastic rats. They fit on your fingers. And they shoot light out of their noses. Lights of many colors. Which, according to the packaging, is “Ideal for Night Blogging!”
What? You haven?
Bump… Swoon Magazine, the awesome Los Angeles / New York underground fashion mag that I covered previously on Dangerous Minds is now shipping.
This issue features on the current Los Angeles and New York music scenes (and this stuff is actually GOOD. I hate most music and especially indie crap but editor Kelly McKay is an adept at finding and publicizing Truly New and Exciting and Interesting bands that people haven’t heard of and really should. This stuff WILL expand your cultural knowledge base about 17 chess moves past the party line.)
Bands featured in this issue:
From LA: We Are The World, Weave, Rainbow Arabia, Marfa and Ne-af, Fancy Space People, Hard Place, Hecuba, Jer Ber Jones.
From NYC: Preacher and the Knife, Bellmer Dolls, Lights, New York Night Train, Golden Triangle, Patrick Cleandenim, Rebecca Cherry, The Nasties, Electric Tickle Machine, The Beets, Light Asylum, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, White Diamonds, Class Actress, Bunny Rabbit.
We’re big fans of artist Derek Erdman here at Dangerous Minds (his painting Fortunate Teens Party With Morrissey (1994) hangs in our office). Derek made a trip (dark pilgrimage?) to The Gathering of the Juggalos (i.e. fans of The Insane Clown Posse rock group) and he’s put up an appropriately insane photo gallery of what he found there. Here are some of our favorites.
Charming, eh? Here’s a group shot of some Juggy buddies and a couple of Juggettes:
Her sign reads: “$2 to see nice big ole titties” but offers a dollar discount if you happen to be a “down ass Ninja.” Another sign, on a food truck read “Show us your tits or dick for a free drink”!
And there is the video version. Reminds me a lot of Heavy Metal Parking Lot, obviously.
DARK CARNIVAL OF SOULS: The Juggalo Gathering 2009 by Derek Erdman
Thank you Chris Campion!