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David Bowie by Tony Oursler

Bowie

Girls

Girls Girls Girls

Sirens of Titan

Sirens of Titan Cover

“Oh Lord Most High, Creator of the Cosmos, Spinner of Galaxies, Soul of Electromagnetic Waves, Inhaler and Exhaler of Inconceivable Volumes of Vacuum, Spitter of Fire and Rock, Trifler with Millennia — what could we do for Thee that Thou couldst not do for Thyself one octillion times better? Nothing. What could we do or say that could possibly interest Thee? Nothing. Oh, Mankind, rejoice in the apathy of our Creator, for it makes us free and truthful and dignified at last. No longer can a fool point to a ridiculous accident of good luck and say, ‘Somebody up there likes me.’ And no longer can a tyrant say, ‘God wants this or that to happen, and anyone who doesn’t help this or that to happen is against God.’ O Lord Most High, what a glorious weapon is Thy Apathy, for we have unsheathed it, have thrust and slashed mightily with it, and the claptrap that has so often enslaved us or driven us into the madhouse lies slain!” -The prayer of the Reverend C. Horner Redwine”
― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

Saturn from Titan

Madeline

Madeline

Whiskey

Whiskey

Targets. The Movie. 1968.

Targets Poster

The story concerns a quiet insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran named Bobby Thompson (Tim O’Kelly) who murders his young wife, his mother and a grocery delivery boy at home and then initiates an afternoon shooting rampage from atop a Los Angeles area oil refinery. Several motorists and passengers are wounded or killed on the nearby freeway. When the police respond and start to close in on him he flees and resumes his shootings at a Reseda drive-in theater where an aging horror film icon, Byron Orlok (Boris Karloff) is making a final promotional appearance before retirement. Orlok slaps the murderer into submission and the police arrive and affect an arrest. Thompson wonders aloud about the exact number of victims.

Targets Movie Poster

Voyager 1

Voyager 1

The Sprout and the Bean. Joanna Newsom.

Joanna

Newsom was born and raised in the small town of Nevada City, California. Her mother, Christine (née Mueller), is an internist, and her father, William Newsom, is also a doctor. Her parents were “progressive-minded professionals” who previously lived in the Bay Area. Newsom’s family includes her brother, Pete, a fellow musician, and sister, Emily, who inspired her song “Emily” (and contributed backing vocals). She is the second cousin, twice removed, of Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom of California.

Joanna Newsom Album Artwork

As a child, Newsom was not allowed to watch television or listen to the radio because she was raised by parents who she described as, “kind of idealists when it came to hoping they could protect us from bad influences, like violent movies, or stupid stuff”. She was exposed to music from a young age. Her father played the guitar and her mother was a classically trained pianist who played the hammered dulcimer, the autoharp and conga drums. Newsom attended a Waldorf school where she studied theater and learned to memorize and recite long poems. This skill helps her to remember lyrics while on tour.

Joanna Newsom

At the age of five, Newsom asked her parents if she could play the harp. Her parents eventually agreed to sign her up for harp lessons, but the local harp instructor did not want to take on such a young student and suggested she learn to play the piano first. Starting at the age of four she began playing the piano. Only later did she move on to the harp, which she, “loved from the first lesson onward.” From her instructor, Joanna learned composition and improvisation. She first played on a smaller Celtic harps until her parents bought her a full-size pedal harp in the seventh grade. During her teens, she and the instrument became inseparable, and she describes her relationship with the harp as similar to “an artificial limb or a wheelchair. It’s almost part of me, but more to the point, it serves a purpose, and if it wasn’t there I would wonder what was supposed to fit in its place.”

Corporate Murder

Corporate Murder

Quiet

Shut Yer Face

I am not a suspect

i am not a suspect

Leaked copy of America’s stance on Chinese people.

image

Beginners

Beginners

Hamburg Crossing

majestic

Dance on the table

Champagne

More Than Honey

More Than Honey

Ah Pook The Destroyer

America. A Nuclear Device.

America. A Nuclear Device

Girl with automatic assault weapon

girl with weapon

Take a Road Trip

Road Trip

Subtract

Subtract

Thankfull

Thankfull

Mistake

Mistake

The Absurd

Business Man

In philosophy, “the Absurd” refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life and the human inability to find any. In this context absurd does not mean “logically impossible”, but rather “humanly impossible”. The universe and the human mind do not each separately cause the Absurd, but rather, the Absurd arises by the contradictory nature of the two existing simultaneously. Absurdism, therefore, is a philosophical school of thought stating that the efforts of humanity to find inherent meaning will ultimately fail (and hence are absurd) because the sheer amount of information as well as the vast realm of the unknown make certainty impossible. And yet, some absurdists state that one should embrace the absurd condition of humankind while conversely continuing to explore and search for meaning. As a philosophy, absurdism thus also explores the fundamental nature of the Absurd and how individuals, once becoming conscious of the Absurd, should respond to it.

Absurd Threatre

Because of the world’s absurdity, at any point in time, anything can happen to anyone, and a tragic event could plummet someone into direct confrontation with the Absurd. The notion of the absurd has been prominent in literature throughout history. Many of the literary works of Søren Kierkegaard, Samuel Beckett, Franz Kafka, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Eugene Ionesco, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Albert Camus contain descriptions of people who encounter the absurdity of the world.

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TV Heads

You’re Nice

you're nice

Kelloggs Freckles

Kelloggs Freckles

Bedtime Holidays

bed travel

Kick Ass

Kick Ass

Comet magazine cover

Sci Fi Mag

Comet in Moominland

Moominland

Stuck in Traffic

Traffic

Racing Is Life

Racing Is Life

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Houdini

Houdini

Cross of Heaven and Hell

religion art

The End Title

the end

The Tank

Altered States

Pressure

Pressure

Sunshine

sunshine

The Follies

The Follies

Do Something

Do Something

Make War Not Work. Rattlebag Medicine 3

RB3 Front Cover

The third and final installment of my ‘Rattlebag Medicine’, freeform music mixes. Double click for link.

Red Riding Trilogy

Red Riding

Mountain Survival Stories

 

Aaron Richardson

Think Big

Think Big

Happiness

 

Happiness

Santa Claus

 

spend

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Chase your Dream

chase the dream

 

Nin

Anais Nin

The Bed

 

This Image

Creative Adult

Creative Adult

Wild

Artist

 

Internet Brain

 

Connected

 

Before

 

Love Poster

 

Question Authority

 

V

 

More Dogs. Less Bullshit.

 

‘Untitled’ inside

 

You will Succeed

You will Succeed

get dirty

get dirty

Love On

Love On

Fuck Art, Let’s Dance!by Robert Hellmundt.

Fuck Art, Let’s Dance!by Robert Hellmundt.

Passion

Passion

Let Go

Let Go

I'm The One

I'm The One

Ben Terrett

Ben Terrett