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Brian Jones Doomed?

”Mick and Keith Had a Vendetta, a Real Vendetta” ”Brian was always a perfectionist in the way he was talking, choosing his words. He did want to catch your attention when he was speaking, to captivate you.. Then he had the way he moved, and his hair, which was captivating and I’m sure the Stones […]

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Alex Soria

Friends Recall the Brilliant Montreal Musician Too Few Heard by CHRIS BARRY  Up until his tragic passing at age 39 last December, Alex Soria was the impetus behind one of Montreal’s finest rock ‘n’ roll bands ever, the Nils. One of the first punk bands on the local scene, going all the way back to […]

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William S. Burroughs vs Andy Warhol

Photo above by Marcia Resnick Warhol’s Screen Tests Warhol directed over 400 screen tests, and they serve now and forever as a remarkable archive of the personalities of the New York art scene and the Factory. Artists, male and female prostitutes, art dealers, transexuals, collectors, critics, writers, musicians, lesbians, actors, poets, dandys, painters, sculptors, dancers, […]

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Old Stones

The Rolling Stones in the 60s/Video Playlist A playlist of the best old tracks from the Rolling Stones   A Little More About The Stones…   Little did the Rolling Stones know how apt their name – inspired by the title of a Muddy Waters song, “Rollin’ Stone” – would turn out to be. Formed […]

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I Was a Punk Before You Were a Punk

Above: Down The Tubes Inside the Gonzoid Mind of Fee Waybill Sticky Zippers by Chris Walter I vaulted over a steaming heap of vomit and dodged an obese Shriner with a greasy red fez. The midway shrieked, rattled, and buzzed around me—a dizzying smorgasbord of screaming children, tiny doughnuts, and games of no chance at all. […]

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BRUTALISM

Bold, Brutal Concrete Brutalism, perhaps the most reviled of all architectural styles, has seen a bit of a renaissance and it’s now cool to think of Brutalist buildings as forgotten masterpieces. There’s no denying that these striking, massive concrete buildings appear as bold and dramatic in black and white photos as they are austere,  dehumanizing […]

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¥O-LANDI VI$$ER

SPOOK ASEM We see here Yolandi Visser completely undertaking her role as ”Mumma” as it is required in the movie ”Chappie”. This was filmed way back though when Yolandi was pregnant with her beloved daughter Sixteen Jones Die Antwoord , a South African rap group formed in Cape Town in 2008 formed by rappers Watkins Tudor Jones a.k.a Ninja  and Yolandi Visser, and producer […]

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The Outrageous Lie (Part 2)

by Tobe Damit Around 1969, Patti became quite involved with the Warhol drag-queen crowd They were part of the same cast in some plays and were all hanging out at Max’s Kansas City, It was around that time that they developed the concept of the Outrageous Lie. The idea was that if you simply lied, […]

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Vivian Maier

Streetwise ”Mary Poppins” Never Missed a Shot! by Tobe Damit Vivian Maier never displayed publicly any of her pictures while she was alive but left behind a very impressive collection of photographs. She was never published and many of her negatives were never even printed while she was alive. Impressive in quantity for sure, but also […]

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A Shaded View on Fashion

Now I Wanna Be Your Dog Check out this subversive fashion video for House Casting in New York City. It is based on the Iggy Pop song ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ and was played at the Center George Pompidou in Paris in September 09, as part of the ‘A Shaded View On Fashion’, during the […]

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A Taste of Brandi Milne’s Broken Heart

Acquired Tastes From Candyland Southern California artist Brandi Milne was born and raised in Anaheim. She grew up happily, surrounded by a wealth of inspiration as a child, taking pleasure in classic cartoons, crayons and coloring books, Sid and Marty Kroft creations, toys, candies and kitschy fabrics and notions of the times. Self-taught and emotionally […]

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Bob Dob

”I love to create worlds where the dark side of human nature is present. Life isn’t always good times. While in our youth we experience many things we would rather forget but this is what defines us.  That’s why my characters have an adolescent quality to them.  I’ve been very fortunate in experiencing and hearing […]

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Burning Man

Mad Max meets Alice in Wonderland Burning Man conjures up all kinds of outrageous images for the uninitiated: from naked New-Agers dancing till dawn to polyamorous pursuers fueled by drugs. Yes, the Playa (the desert stage location where the Man, the temple and much of the art is) is a culturally curious place, one part hedonistic, one […]

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The Paintings of Naoto Hattori

The Eye’s Mind I came across Naoto Hattori’s work in Juxtapoz magazine back in the 90’s, and have periodically checked up on his latest creations ever since.He makes swirling amalgams of humans, animals, aliens, dolls, plants…intertwining like a grand mad scientist DNA experiment. Naoto Hattori was born in 1975 in Yokohama Japan, studied Graphic Design […]

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Electrik Emotions

Jimi Hendrix by Moebius 1966                                                                A few images of Jimi Hendrix done in France by the creator (after the great Jack Kirby) of Silver Surfer, the famous French […]

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The Dark Angels of Altamont

Gothic Requiem for the Flower Power      I thought it would be interesting to gather some bands that, for a short while during the late 60’s had a look that was some sort of mix between romanticism and what is nowadays called ”goth” with a slight psychedelic touch. I thought some of you might not exactly […]

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FAN XIAOYAN’S FLESH AND STEEL

Steel Dreams Are Made of These.. It’s the arrival of a new era, a new kind of human being, a new power, a new sen­sa­tion… a sur­re­al­is­tic vir­tual world in which men and women are equally physically adapted in terms of strength and abilities.  Fan Xiaoyan‘s series of sculptures flesh and metal are combined with an […]

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Beat Punks

A Brief History of the Counterculture from William S. Burroughs to Kurt Cobain An interview with Victor Bockris on his book Beat Punks by Phil Weaver I’m a huge fan of Victor Bockris’ book Beat Punks, a collection of interviews and photographs documenting the relationship between the Beat generation and the punk movement in the 1970s downtown […]

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Alien Zone

Vintage cult horror film, 4 short stories with a common thread plot: A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns out to be […]

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The Fishing Net

The Tightrope A blind funambulist A bucket list A Thin thread And, at the very end The Kiss of Death. And yet, and yet… We all try to win that stupid bet, If you fall; A safety net? You’ll just drown, see? Down under the cold, dark sea One last look above Not a Sea […]

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Montreal Punk Fest Riot 1979

Photo above by Louie Pepin Being punk today is very well accepted but with the 40th anniversary of Montreal first Punk Fest taking place, let’s remember those who paved the way. Those who were ridiculed, spat at, beaten and bitten didn’t have it easy. I am lucky to have a first-hand witness who was right […]

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Beating Time

 I Got Believers – Believing Me This is Angela Womann and This is BEATING TIME   Caution: this program may contain coarse language and/or material which may be considered offensive. Please be advised.

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