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Hayley Arjona/Overripe

Exhilarating Psychedelic Satire! I’ve had the pleasure to post previous paintings by Aussie artist Hayley Arjona already and it is my great pleasure to do it again because her work is always refreshing, exhilarating, even musical! Bursting out with life and a very acute, disturbing sense of humor. I love it! Hayley Arjona delves into […]

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Death Before Punk

Punk was definitely born in Detroit with 3 bands that all took a very daring step towards uncharted territories. The Stooges, the MC5 and another obscure, almost totally overlooked band from Detroit called DEATH. You might think it’s not a very original name but back in 1971 when the trio of brothers Bobby (bass, vocals), David […]

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Bangs on Fun House

 Of Pop and Pies and Fun CREEM—December 1970 A program for mass liberation in the form of a Stooges review. Or, who’s the fool? by Lester Bangs Part 1: Anatomy of a Disease Like most authentic originals, the Stooges have endured more than their share of abuse, derision, critical condescension and even outright hostility. Their […]

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What’s Welsh for Zen

Q and A with Victor Bockris   In a previous post, I reviewed John Cale’s autobiography and I would like to point out that even though ”What’s Welsh for Zen” is (duly and rightfully) qualified as an autobiography, co-writer Victor Bockris played a huge role in helping lay out Cale’s life in this very powerful, attractive and […]

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John Cale’s Autobiography

”What’s Welsh for Zen?” John Cale’s autobiography, co-written with Victor Bockris, is a book that you will most definitely want to own for the form as well as its content. What’s Welsh for Zen? is the best illustrated books about John Cale and it so happens to be his only autobiography. By the way, it was […]

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The Runaways

The Girls Band That Rocked the World! Cherie Currie is known to be the lead singer of one of the best punk-rock girl band, The Runaways. She wrote her autobiography “Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway” (Harper Collins) and a movie was made based on those memories. Looking at their story it really brought […]

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Weapons of Unique Creation

Bull Shotgun Paintings During his later years in Kansas, Burroughs developed a painting technique whereby he created abstract compositions by placing spray paint cans in front of, and some distance from, blank canvasses, and then shooting at the paint cans with a shotgun. These splattered canvasses were exposed in various Galleries during the early 1990s.  In an interview with […]

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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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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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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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The Beauty of the Beast

Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story by Victor Bockris Updated after Reed’s death in October 2013, Transformer, The Complete Lou Reed Story definitely offers a lot more than one can possibly expect from a biography. Saying that Transformer encompasses everything you can possibly want to know about the life and times of the rock icon/artist/persona would still be a huge understatement. Going way […]

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Stalker

“The Past Is Just a Story We Are Telling Ourselves.”                                                                            

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Nico 1988

 A Biopic About Nico By Moze Halperin       When it’s announced that a figure with a famed history is getting a biopic, it of course feels a. inevitable, b. secretly kinda exciting insomuch as it prompts internal dream-casting brainstorms, and also prompts the often very unmet hope that perhaps this could be one of those biopic that doesn’t suck, and c. […]

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Warhol’s Bio/Recent Movie Deal

Above: Andy Warhol and Victor Bockris, New York Mudd Club, 1978©Marcia Resnick Interview with Victor Bockris Following my review of Andy Warhol’s biography by Victor Bockris, I was pleased to know that the author himself was kind enough to grant me an interview regarding the book itself as well as the recent deal that was made regarding […]

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Rest in Peace Billy Name!

The Silver Factory  Darkroom  Ghost By Nate Freeman William Linich (February 22, 1940 – July 18, 2016), the primary architect, foreman, lighting designer and archivist at Andy Warhol’s Factory,  film-maker and photographer, who used his camera to immortalize its denizens, has died at age 76. To look through the snapshots taken by Name in the 1960s is […]

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Charles Burns

The Atrocious Dimension His plots play out like fever dreams, swirling through time and perception, but Charles Burns’ aesthetic style alone is enough to make you queasy. In a class on underground comix, I was assigned Burns’ most popular tome, Black Hole, as an introduction to contemporary comic art. During the second session on Burns, a few of my […]

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White Trash Punk Playground

The two books go well together, giving a representative look at the intersection of music, art, scene-making, fashion, hustling, and hanging out that made the early New York City punk scene so indelible. Vintage Photos of New York City’s 1970s Punk Playground By Mark Murrmann    Two notable recent books from Glitterati Incorporated take readers […]

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Timothy Cummins

Revealing Dark Chilhood Fantasies Figurative painter Timothy Cummings has a wild fantasy life and a dark side. He is also one of the few enviable people who has known all of his life what his purpose is, and has been pursuing it like a heat-seeking missile since his childhood.   Cummings was born in Albuquerque, […]

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VU 1972 Reunion at Le Bataclan

Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico on French TV JUST CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL FILM VERSION.  In 1972, Velvet Underground alumni Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico reunited before the cameras of the POP2 TV program at Le Bataclan (yes that very place where those terrorists killed 89 people on November 15th 2015), a well-known and very intimate, Paris venue . […]

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The Stooges by James Marshall

Absolutely, Definitely RAW! The Stooges are my all time favorite group so I really felt I had to hook you guys up on this article written by James Marshall in pleasekillme.com that is really complete and interesting. I also included a few clips that I thought you might enjoy as well. It is really important to me […]

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FUTURO HOUSES

A FAILED 1960’S ATTEMPT AT UFO LIVING The UFO-shaped house in Royse City, Texas, sits alone in an overgrown field, a vision of some solitary failed retrofuture dream. The Futuro House was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the late 1960s. Made of new materials like plastic and manufactured to be portable and adaptable to diverse terrain with its raised legs, […]

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Creepy Nightclubs

Weird but Awesome Those that are drawn to the more creepy side of life will be thrilled to find out that 1920s Paris was obsessed with all things macabre. And that goes for nightclubs, too. During the 20th century, a number of different cabarets opened across the city, complete with gargoyle ceilings, bone chandeliers and […]

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Travis Louie

Strange Discoveries Travis Louie’s paintings come from the tiny little drawings and many writings in his journals. He has created his own imaginary world that is grounded in Victorian and Edwardian times. It is inhabited by human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters who appear to have had their formal portraits taken to mark their […]

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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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The Mudd Club

As remembered by Richard Boch! All about the NYC’s notorious Mudd Club where art and music intersect with sex, drugs and the slumming glittering elite!! “I was a Long Island kid that graduated college in 1976 and moved to Greenwich Village. Two years later, I was working The Mudd Club door. Standing outside, staring at […]

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IN-SHADOW

A Modern Odyssey by Lubomir Arsov Embark on a visionary journey through the fragmented unconscious of the West, and with courage face the Shadow. Through Shadow into Light. “No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” -C.G. Jung This film was created with earnest effort, diligence, and […]

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Vice

Viceland I’ve been a fan of Vice ever since back when it started as a magazine only. I equally appreciate Viceland and the reason simply is that I feel challenged, surprised and that they really are doing their best. I notice that when I listen to it, certain association of words, quotes and/or dialogues resonate […]

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