March 29, 2014

This is not goodbye forever

Until the end of this semester (mid-May), don't expect any posts. Too much schoolwork. Sorry. If you just can't get enough of me, feel free to check out my tumblrs. Otherwise, see you then.

March 3, 2014

The Tim Trilogy

The Replacements hated music videos. They even devoted a song to how much they hated them. But then they signed to a major label and they forced them to make a few because they wanted them to be the Next Big Alternative Sensation. So the Mats decided that if they had to make music videos, they were going to make the most halfass boring ones in the world. You have to admire that kind of dedication to obscurity. 

Yes, I did say "ones." They made three of these.

 "Left of the Dial" is a different clip of the exact same thing. It doesn't include the guy putting on the record, it's in black and white, and there are other little differences to show it's a different take, but you're still just staring at a speaker and a guy smoking a cigarette. (This is one of my favorite songs ever, by the way.) 

"Bastards of Young" is the not-so-grand finale of this trilogy. Yes, once again you get to watch a speaker and a guy smoking a cigarette, but at the end, something actually happens! Just to add to the general laziness, there's a little bit of the song after "Bastards of Young" at the very end, like they couldn't even be bothered to cut off the video when they were supposed to. Even though I adore this song, I cannot stand watching this video because "Bastards of Young" is sped up or pitched up the tiniest bit and it makes me irrationally mad. (Here's the album version if you want to compare. I'll wait.) I like to imagine they did this on purpose, as one last fuck you to everyone watching.

February 26, 2014

See Through Head

This is "See Through Head" by the Swedish garage rock band The Hives. This song rocks, and its main hook during the verses... I don't even know how to describe it, haha. It's weird. You can see from this slideshow video that the band always wears some matching style of black and white suits. Also, they have a "sixth member" called Randy Fitzsimmons who may or may not actually exist. All their songs are credited to him and there are hints at a sixth person in their videos and album art.

February 25, 2014

Scroll while looking

Adam Ferriss makes these fantastic flickery pieces of monitor/eye abuse. I'm not sure exactly how they work but they're so rad.

February 21, 2014

Cat Punk

Here are some punk kitties I drew as a Christmas present for the fabulous Allison on tumblr. One has an earring, one has a Santa hat and Milo glasses, one has a spiked collar, one is a kitten who was born with a mohawk, one is super shaggy, one looks really devious, and one looks really confused. There's an extra close up of the shaggy cat because he's my favorite.