Friday, March 18, 2011

If I May Redirect Your Attention....

Followers of this blog:

Things change. My interwebs 2.0 artistic efforts these days are either going into places with richer sharing features and community (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr) or especially my new blog, Garfield Grows Weed.

About that....

For decades now--since the cartoon first appeared in our local paper circa 1980--I have been fascinated by Garfield. My fascination first took the form of teaching myself how to draw him and his fellow characters (Jon, Odie, Nermal, Lyman [RIP]) at age ~9. By 5th and 6th grade, I'd written my own (albeit short and fairly lame) Garfield book, and I wanted to "grow up" to be a cartoonist. By college, my brother, Aaron, and I were taking white-out pens and fine-point art pens to real Garfield books and twisting the pictures and dialogues into sex-, drug-, and rock-n-roll-oriented meanings. (That was the golden age of art-within-art criticism/parody, a la Beavis and Butthead, Mystery Science Theater 3000, etc.) Jon became Jong, Odie became Orie or Die, and so on. In the years since, I have refined my techniques of d├ętourning Garfield books by taking them via scans into Photoshop, even going so far as painstakingly constructing, letter by letter in FontLab Studio, a Jim Davis font.

So, I figure it's about time I began to broadcast some of my Garfield alterations to the world. Hence, the new blog (sample below). They are, of course, NSFW and for mature audiences. Much Love. Enjoy!

Garfield Grows Weed

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Streaking For The Shy

My first experience doing sound for a film was for this short independent one written and directed by my pal Splotchy. (Previously.) Now completed, here it is on Vimeo. Sort of NSFW. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Faceboobs: Gullible Men Wanted

I am the repeated target of ads for dating sites on Facebook that feature (sometimes ridiculously) large-breasted women. Are you, as well? I'm not complaining yet, really, just noticing and blogging. Here is but a sampling. Enjoy.















I particularly like OvernightMatch's campaign for "responsive men" because, yeah, the problem with most dating sites is that the average man typically won't respond to a profile posted by an attractive woman with an enormous set. Note that I have not investigated any of these sites since I have no interest at all in signing up for any of them, but if they're anything like the mainstream dating sites I have used (Match.com, Yahoo Personals) I'm sure they're what one might call "sausage fests" of plenty-responsive men and understandably hesitant women. So, I'm only guessing that these are somewhat false advertisements, provocative and entertaining though they may be.

Monday, January 25, 2010

smsatnahP





Courtesy of Joe at Electro-Faustus, the music from my previous post reversed and sped up 50%. Thanks, Joe!

smsatnahP (3:12)

Link

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Phantasms


Electro-Faustus EF102 Photo Theremin running through wah-wah pedal. Visualization by Rovastar+Geiss (Snapshot Of Space [LSB mix]).

Update: Electro-Faustus has now posted this video to their home page!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

There's My Photo Theremin

My brother gave me this for Xmas. It's an Electro-Faustus EF102 Photo Theremin. It's like a traditional theremin, but instead of interfering with radio signals you play with the amount of light reaching a photo sensor. Less light reaching the sensor results in a lower pitch, more light a higher pitch.





The following piece of sound was my first recorded experiment with the device. I turned the lights down in my studio and used my hand and a flashlight to play the thing. The piece is nothing special, but I have to say, a photo theremin is fun to play. Next time I'm running it through the wah-wah pedal.

Fall and Return (4:12)

Link

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Real Dinosaur Sounds 2


Another field recording in binaural of real dinosaurs, this time from the Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago. I found myself in a forest full of pachycephalosaurs (Stygimoloch). There was much discussion. Listen with headphones to get the full effect.

Photograph by Cryptonaut, taken at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina USA. Used with permission under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Original audio recorded 11/13/2009 in Springfield, Illinois.