This is me, escorting the decoration for this friday’s project at the Lowlands Festival in Holland. I will be doing a live drawing-and-button-making thing in the ARTtube tent together with Johan Kleinjan and this guy…. (fotocredits: Maud van Velthoven)
The Johnsons a.k.a. Xangadix; hard to find but pretty cool dutch horrormovie (1992) about seven (superscary) brothers born from the evil seed of a surinamese demon. Besides playing the jew’s harp and sneaking up on people, their sole purpose is to escape from an asylum to impregnate their sister (!?) in order for a supreme badness to be born. One of the few dutch horrormovies I actually really love! Script written by Leon de Winter who isn’t usually known for writing crazy stuff like this.
Best birthdaygift ever <3 straight outta Motto Berlin; a book with handpainted signs from Jamaica! Especially cool because it reminds me of the works of personal favorites Lawrence Hubbard and Wilfred Limonious; two artists that the giver of this gift knew nothing about! I want to have one of these on my living room wall!
Mort Garson's Plantasia (1976); a 30 minute album with synth (Moog) compositions entirely devoted to stimulate the growth of plants. Apparently plants like to boogie gently and who doesn’t like titles such as ‘You don’t have to walk a begonia’ and ‘Rhapsody in green’? Listen to the full album here (great relaxing tunes for a sunny day!)
I don’t know how my friend does it, he’s always working (I wonder now if this is true)… but seems to know exactly when all the new stuff is coming out! Anyway, I’m told that Shabazz Palaces has a new record coming up on july 29th. It’s called Lese Majesty and it’s going to be brutal and dark again as far as I can tell.
Awesome picture with pet snakes by Patrick Obrien-Smith.
Just finished reading A Feast Of Snakes by American author Harry Crews (born in Georgia in 1935) and my head is still upside down..
The whole thing started with my friend putting a list of books on facebook that aparently inspired Nick Pizzolatto when he wrote the script for HBO series True Detective. Among H.P. Lovecraft, Ann Rice and Edgar Allen Poe was the name of Harry Crews, whom I’d never heard of. But when I looked into it I found out his writing revolved mostly around southern customs, superstitions and fucked up family situations and I knew pretty soon I was going to like his macabre sense of humour.
The story is set in a small southern town called Mystic around time of the annual Rattlesnake Roundup 1976. Which basicly means the town is filled with folks from all over the area that have come together for a big (and hysterical) snake hunt. This sets in motion a series of events that involve lot’s of moonshine, a castration, suicide, dog fights and loads more. Very funny, very dark, hot and quite impressive.
"Daddy would say to wish in one hand and shit in the other, see which one fills up first"
I really really recommend! If you’d like to read it, don’t do as I did, and buy the one on the left with the pretty snake on the cover instead of the horrible version on the right, you don’t want to be seen with that one in public!