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Love & Rockets #33 (August 1990)

theblackestofsuns:

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Those were the days.

Auto-reblog for “strong candidate for my favorite single issue of a comic book ever.”

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Sep
22nd
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This was the best thing that ever happened to Times Square.

velveteenrabbit:

yoaguanto:

Jenny Holzer - SURVIVAL, 1983-1985 (exhibited as part of Creative Time’s 42nd Street Project 1993)

"Like the Jenny Holzer pieces, you’ve got a lot of people saying, ‘What the fuck is that? What the fuck is that supposed to mean?’ And it’s like, well, why are you angry about that and you’re not angry about anything else you see here? About drug dealing, about people with drugs, about homelessness, but you’re getting mad about this sign because people feel it doesn’t belong here. And they feel all the other stuff does." (Theatre Electrician) (x)

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Aug
11th
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thinkofacity:

020: Simon Gane & Rob Williams
Also: find Simon here and here, and Rob, here and here.

thinkofacity:

Also: find Simon here and here, and Rob, here and here.

Jun
23rd
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The Wicked + The Divine is Gillen and McKelvie as Lennon and McCartney, sitting down to “write a swimming pool,” or Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, sweating out the hooks of “Waterloo.”

The always good Douglas Wolk over at Comics Alliance, reviewing the first two issues of The Wicked + the Divine. No spoilers, but lots of excellent thematic riffing.  Read the rest here.

Also, today is the last day for your shop to Pre-order THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #2. If you haven’t expressed interest, now is a good time to.

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Jun
20th
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holyfrittata:

Some nail art thoughts since I might go do them this weekend…
The last two are from ulisesfarinas's judge helm and Foley Fox from the IDW MC2 series.
I’m such a dork

Day. Made.

holyfrittata:

Some nail art thoughts since I might go do them this weekend…

The last two are from ulisesfarinas's judge helm and Foley Fox from the IDW MC2 series.

I’m such a dork

Day. Made.

Jun
13th
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Greg Keeffe (Big Flame): Looking back on it, I was amazed at how intense it all was. I lived for the band in a way that only kids can do. I spent hours and hours playing stupid guitar riffs, making them so different that nobody else would even know how to play them. And I look at it now, and it seems the antithesis of everything that music’s become, really — because it was political and meaningful. I work at a university [now], and I teach architecture. I’m quite close to a lot of young people, and obviously the first thing they do when they’re in your class is Google you, and they find out you were in a band, and they all think it’s absolutely unlistenable. I think it’s interesting that there was a popular culture that was so far from the mainstream. (via The ‘C86’ Compilation Oral History | Wondering Sound) —I helped put together this piece! That’s a picture of Stump up above, by the way.

Greg Keeffe (Big Flame): Looking back on it, I was amazed at how intense it all was. I lived for the band in a way that only kids can do. I spent hours and hours playing stupid guitar riffs, making them so different that nobody else would even know how to play them. And I look at it now, and it seems the antithesis of everything that music’s become, really — because it was political and meaningful. I work at a university [now], and I teach architecture. I’m quite close to a lot of young people, and obviously the first thing they do when they’re in your class is Google you, and they find out you were in a band, and they all think it’s absolutely unlistenable. I think it’s interesting that there was a popular culture that was so far from the mainstream. (via The ‘C86’ Compilation Oral History | Wondering Sound) —I helped put together this piece! That’s a picture of Stump up above, by the way.

Jun
11th
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postcardsfromspace:

chezniimura:

Kyle Baker's “Why I hate Saturn”, a love letter to comedies in movies.

This comic is responsible for way more of my speech patterns and sense of humor than I generally care to admit.

Jun
9th
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doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Stereolab: The Live Project
Three discs worth of live Stereolab, 1991-2002? Yes indeed. Thanks to Moodles over on ILM for hooking me up with this, so I can in turn hook y’all up too. I feel like Stereolab aren’t quite as highly esteemed as they should be these days. Why is that — did they stick around long enough to be taken for granted? Maybe. It might also have something to do with the fact that in this brave new world where we can dial up any old obscure krautrock/exotica/whatever LP on YouTube, Stereolab’s influences/borrowings are perhaps more apparent than ever. Kind of like seeing the wizard behind the curtain (Not that the band wasn’t always totally upfront about all of that to begin with). But I don’t think this development diminishes the music one bit — in fact, a quarter century after they formed, the records sound as fresh as ever.
Andy Zax nailed it all the way back in 1994: “In some alchemical way, Stereolab have escaped the post-modern cul-de-sac that has left so many other bands with good taste and large record collections choking on their own exhaust while searching for an exit that’s not the same as the entrance…Neither imitators nor ironists, Stereolab are idealists building a better world out of thrift-shop discoveries.”
Anyway! These three extremely entertaining volumes of live ‘Lab will remind you how great a band they were (and how great a live band they were). I don’t have all the details about where/when exactly all of these recordings were made, but there is this slightly terrifying relic of a website devoted to it. Click if you dare! 
Also, maybe there’s a Stereolab revival in the works — it looks as though several of their albums are being reissued properly in the near future. And maybe even new music? Let’s hope. In the meantime, here’s The Live Project. 
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doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Stereolab: The Live Project

Three discs worth of live Stereolab, 1991-2002? Yes indeed. Thanks to Moodles over on ILM for hooking me up with this, so I can in turn hook y’all up too. I feel like Stereolab aren’t quite as highly esteemed as they should be these days. Why is that — did they stick around long enough to be taken for granted? Maybe. It might also have something to do with the fact that in this brave new world where we can dial up any old obscure krautrock/exotica/whatever LP on YouTube, Stereolab’s influences/borrowings are perhaps more apparent than ever. Kind of like seeing the wizard behind the curtain (Not that the band wasn’t always totally upfront about all of that to begin with). But I don’t think this development diminishes the music one bit — in fact, a quarter century after they formed, the records sound as fresh as ever.

Andy Zax nailed it all the way back in 1994: “In some alchemical way, Stereolab have escaped the post-modern cul-de-sac that has left so many other bands with good taste and large record collections choking on their own exhaust while searching for an exit that’s not the same as the entrance…Neither imitators nor ironists, Stereolab are idealists building a better world out of thrift-shop discoveries.”

Anyway! These three extremely entertaining volumes of live ‘Lab will remind you how great a band they were (and how great a live band they were). I don’t have all the details about where/when exactly all of these recordings were made, but there is this slightly terrifying relic of a website devoted to it. Click if you dare! 

Also, maybe there’s a Stereolab revival in the works — it looks as though several of their albums are being reissued properly in the near future. And maybe even new music? Let’s hope. In the meantime, here’s The Live Project. 

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Egalité

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Jun
8th
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lisagidley:

Six 8”x10” color photograms from my 2010 series Aircolors. Each is a unique object made in an analog color darkroom, using bottle lids and cardboard boxes plus varied exposures of colored light. 

Jun
7th
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oleg89:

Преступление дня: Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two #5

Moments like this I really wish I could read Russian.

oleg89:

Преступление дня: Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two #5

Moments like this I really wish I could read Russian.

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