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Saturday, August 30, 2008

FUZZASS MY NEW FAVORITE BAND

THIS IS ONE OF MY NEW FAVORITE BANDS THEY ARE FROM Ibaraki, Japan, I DON'T KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT THEM OTHER THAN I LIKE WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE. CHECK 'EM OUT. IF ANYONE ELSE KNOWS ANYTHING MORE LET ME KNOW. THANKS
JG




CLIK THE IMAGE FOR THEIR MYSPACE.

FUZZ ASS MYSPACE

About FUZZASS
Fuzzass formed on march 2005 in Japan as a guitar trio with rap top. We played our first show on february 2006. In december of that same year we played the East Coast of the US with shows in Manhattan, Blooklyn, New Jersey and Boston. Now currently working on new songs and sounds with drummer.

Monday, August 25, 2008

KOZIK X DRAVEN: COLAB PICK O' DA' WEEK

HEY FOUND THESE 2 DAY FRANK KOZIK FORMERLY OF AUSTIN(HE'S BEEN GONE QUITE A WHILE, CURRENTLY SELLING HIS SOUL IN ON THE WEST COAST IS OFFERING UP THE BELOW TO THE SHOE GODS. YOU CAN GET THEM DIRECT @ WWW.DRAVEN.COM, OR WWW.PICKYOURSHOES.COM HAVE THE CHURCH BURNERS & THE EL COMANDANTE GRAP 'EM WHILE YOU CAN!!!

GOMISTYLE TV: BLOG FIND OF THE WEEK!!!!

FOUND THIS ON THE WEB, & it's AWESOME! WE DRAW FROM THE SAME REFERENCES CHECK OUT THEIR BLOG...

GOMISTYLETV (Clik link)

Gomi Manifesto

Gomi is a slang word meaning trash or junk. It’s originally a Japanese word for dust or garbage, but it’s now used to describe anything that we discard or no longer value. It was introduced to English speakers by the best selling fiction writer, William Gibson, who is also credited with coining the term “cyberspace” back in the 1980’s. Gibson used the word gomi frequently to describe the near-future dystopia of our material culture gone haywire.

“Rubin, in some way that no one quite understands, is a master, a teacher, what the Japanese call a sensei. What he’s the master of, really, is garbage, kipple, refuse, the sea of cast-off goods our century floats on. Gomi no sensei. Master of junk.”

From The Winter Market © 1986 William Gibson

This quote describes a possible near future - One not very difficult to imagine. It is a world in which the monumental amounts of trash overtake the landscape to become the soil upon which humans build our lives. Where does the gomi stop and the world begin, he asks. Gibson describes the artist Rubin as working with these discarded things without acknowledging them as his defined palate of materials. He doesn’t refer to them as junk, or found objects. They are simply his medium, the air he breathes, the tides in which he’s always swum. The materials are the common, the base, the unimportant. They were once raw materials, turned useful as technology, discarded as trash, to be rediscovered by the eye of the artist, this time as the building blocks for works of art. In this truly inspired way, the medium is indeed the message.

GOMI voids the warranty. GOMI breaks the rules. But GOMI is responsible.

GOMI strives to give renewed life and purpose to existing materials and technologies, so it is obviously pro-recycle and pre-cycle, but it is not anti-consumer. GOMI materials were consumer goods - perhaps they’re past their obvious prime, but still useful and viable to the creative eye.

GOMI has skepticism for much of the mainstream corporate greenwashing currently in vogue.

GOMI doesn’t want to turn back the clock and “return to nature”. Just the opposite, It is a decidedly urban mindset, reflecting a forward-thinking cyberpunk aesthetic. It’s the young trench coat hacker kid, and it’s also the phenom founder of this week’s “it” IPO. GOMI can segue from Burning Man to the boardroom without difficulty.

GOMI is DIY. GOMI endorses off-grid living and disaster preparedness. As recent events have shown, one should expect to be self-reliant for an extended period of time regardless of one’s location. A survivalist mentality is just as necessary in the city as way out in the boonies.

GOMI is tech-positive and sees the benefits of continued technological development. As more new and interesting technologies become available, the ways to rethink their usefulness also expands. It’s the unexpected secondary uses of a technology that feeds GOMI. Cars, motorcycles and other vehicles, energy production, the evolution of humanity, personal technology and the Internet - All of the things that we can’t live without are embraced by GOMI. I.e. Vehicles can be greener, energy can be off-grid, our bodies and lives can be enhanced, etc … GOMI doesn’t say, “Cars are bad”. GOMI says “you can make your car better”.

GOMI is an aesthetic choice - your best defense against mindless mediocrity.

Friday, August 22, 2008

WE GET UP!!!(NEW ORLEANS)

OUR MISSPENT LIFE GETTING UP IN THE NOLA...HEHEHE

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

HYPEHEADZ PICS FRM LAST SUN.


THIS IS FAST BUT FUN, I'LL POST THE ACTUAL PHOTOS @ SOME POINT

Monday, August 18, 2008

TUESDAYS @ BLACK & TAN, uh SOUNDS FUN!!!

OK, GO TO THIS TUESDAY'S NOW, & FOREVER!!!
OH, & TELL HIM I SHOULD PLAY SOMETIME!!!!!I'M DOWN!
SO, C U THERE!!!!!


Friday, August 15, 2008

GOMI DOGTAG/BOTTLE OPENER NOW AVAILABLE

I've been rockin' mine for a bit, but i finally got some in.
If anyone wants one they're 6.5 postpaid. just email & we
can paypal us, & we can get one to ya'.
they come on a 18/20"
chain & they're pretty dope.
see the image in the title.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

2 NITE @ BEAUTY BAR!!!


SURPRISE GUEST?
A little hint though.... The name rhymes with "Toss-A-Lot".
CYA OUT
JG

Monday, August 11, 2008

PREEN MAG: MAKES ME HAPPY!!!

Found this last month in new orleans, hidden behind something conde nast terrible fashion something, anyway, I LOVE THIS MAG!!! Pick the current issue up @ Borders( of all places) or subscribe @ PREENMAG.COM



Preen is a new fashion, arts, lifestyle bi-monthly magazine for the young independent woman that has a curatorial eye for the world around her. Find the fantastic in your everyday life ...

ISSAC HAYES DEAD @ 66

US soul legend Isaac Hayes has died yesterday(August 10, 2008) at his home in Memphis, just 10 days before his 66th birthday. This is a sad day in music. Yesterday the world lost a legend, but his music will stay with us just like it has for the last 35+ year. WE'LL MISS YOU!!!

HERE'S A COUPLE OF VIDEO CLIPS FOR YA'

Isaac Hayes- Soulville



Isaac Hayes- Theme from Shaft

Sunday, August 10, 2008

SUN MORNING BLOGGING, MYSPACE SURPRISE OF THE WEEK: SHOP GIRL



SHOP GIRL

Hey, this L.A.duo sent me an add to my myspace, I almost NEVER add bands anymore, they made the cut i really
enjoy what they sound like, i don't want to make comparisons,they remind me of a few NY no wave bands & they have some similarities to The Truth About Cats & Dogs, i like 'em alot. CHECK 'EM OUT!!!

CHECK OUT THE SONG "BIO" ON THEIR MYSPACE!! it's what made me add 'em

THEY ARE...
arianna basco :: vocalizing words
tom livemore :: creating sound

THEIR MYSPACE:
http://www.myspace.com/shopgirlmusic

Friday, August 8, 2008

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti(TOMORROW)SATURDAY @ MOHAWK

Sarah turned us on to this one. make the show, it'll be a good one!!!



Kate I wait- Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

TOY PUNKS: BLOG PICK OF THE WEEK!!!

AFTER DOING BEING A TOY, MUSIC, & ART GEEK FOREVER, &
THEN HAVING THE SHOP & GETTING EVEN DEEPER INTO THIS STUFF,
IT'S GOOD TO RUN ACROSS OTHER LIKE-MINDED FOLKS,
FUNNY THING IS THE BUY MY CABLES & MUSIC GEAR FROM @
GUITAR CENTER WHEN HE FOUND OUT WE DID GOMI &
SOLD DESIGNER VINYL A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO TOLD ME
HIS FRIENDS WE'RE DOING THIS MOVIE ABOUT THE
TOY SCENE, SO I STARTED FOLLOWING THIS BLOG.
THIS IS THAT MOVIE ANYWAY, THEY'RE DOPE
CHECK IT OUT!!!


GET THIS VIDEO IT IS F@#$!!! DOPE!!!!

CLICK THE PICTURE FOR THE BLOG, & CLICK THE DVD COVER TO
GO TO THE TOYPUNKS STORE

THANKS 2 EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT SAT FOR EROTICA 2008

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT LAST SATURDAY
TO EROTICA 2008 IT WAS A GREAT SHOW, HOPE EVERYONE
HAD A GOOD TIME
WE HAVE PRINTS AVAILABLE FOR $20+postage
OF "BADKITTI"
ONE OF MY WORKS FROM THE SHOW.

"BADKITTI"
signed & numbered
2008
silkscreen on paper


Sunday, August 3, 2008

SOMETHING TO START YOUR WEEK WITH MY SUNDAY NIGHT FIND RAMMELLZEE VS TOXIC-1983



Live @ The Rhythm Lounge. Rapps by Rammell. Cuts by Toxic. Big beat by Squire. Graphics by Basquiat. Footage looks doctored / random / sparse, but the audio alone is priceless.-THE PREVIOUS STATEMENT IS FROM COCAINE BLUNTS & HIP HOP TAPES

THIS IS AN AWESOME SUNDAY NITE SCORE!
I POSTED THIS ON ELECTRONICNOLA.COM TO BECAUSE I THINK IT'S THAT DOPE
BELOW IS RAMM'Z WIKI

Rammellzee (or RAMMΣLLZΣΣ, pronounced "Ram: Ell: Zee", born 1960 in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York), is a graffiti writer, performance artist, rap/hip-hop musician and sculptor from New York.

Rammellzee's graffiti and art work are based on his theory of Gothic Futurism, which describes the battle between letters and their symbolic warfare against any standardizations enforced by the rules of the alphabet; his treatise, "Iconic Panzerisms", details an anarchic plan by which to revise the role and deployment of language in society. Rammellzee is often identified as an artist apart of the Afrofuturism canon; Afrofuturism is identified discourse concerned with revisioning racial identity through the tropes of science fiction and fantasy narrative or aesthetics.

He was also instrumental as one of the original hip hop artists from the New York area who introduced specific vocal styles which date back to the early 1980s. His influence can still be heard in contemporary artists such as The Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill. His song "Beat Bop", was featured in the film Style Wars.

Discovered by a larger audience through the 1982 cult movie Wild Style by Charlie Ahearn, his fame in graffiti circles was established when he painted New York subway trains with Dond, OU3, and Ink 76, and doctor Revolt. Rammellzee was also a member of the Death Comet Crew, with Stuart Argabright and Michael Diekmann. In 1988, he and his band Gettovetts recorded the album "Missionaries Moving." In 2003, Rammellzee performed at the Knitting Factory in New York with the newly reformed Death Comet Crew; subsequently, Troubleman Unlimited re-released recordings made by DCC between 1982 and 1984; additionally, their single for "Exterior St." was featured on the compilation, Anti-NY, with contemporaries, Ike Yard, Sexual Harassment, and Vivian Goldmann, among others. In 2004, he released his debut album The BiConicals of the RammEllZee, produced by Gomma Records. Rammellzee also performed at Knitting Factory with guitarist Buckethead several times.

His artistic work has been shown in art galleries throughout the US and Europe. Currently, Rammellzee's Letter Racers, and other Noise includes artistic works by individuals mostly identified with their musical contributions.

In a recent interview, he stated that his name is derived from "RAM" plus "'M' for 'Magnitude', 'Sigma' (Σ) the first summation operator, first 'L' - 'longitude', second 'L' - 'latitude', 'Z' - 'z-bar', Σ, Σ - 'summation'." He now performs in self-designed masks and costumes of different characters, which, as he states, represent the "mathematical equation" that is Rammellzee. On the basis of his "Gothic Futurism" approach, he sometimes describes his current artistic work as the logical extension into a new phase which he calls "Ikonoklast Panzerism."

Rammellzee makes a cameo appearance near the end of Jim Jarmusch's 1984 film Stranger Than Paradise.

Friday, August 1, 2008

TOMORROW NIGHT IS BOOKED(REPOST

GENERALLY I HAVE SOMETHING FOR FRIDAY TO REPORT BUT !@#$ IF CAN FIND ANYTHING HAPPENING I WANT TO POST. TEXT ME IF YOU FIND SOMETHING, I'LL BE @ THE USUAL COUPLE OF SPOTS HEARD THERE'S SOMETHING HAPPENING @ BLACK & TAN, ANYWAY, TOMORROW'S BUSY THOUGH. I'VE GOT 2 PIECES IN THE EROTIC SHOW BELOW & SIGNED & #'D PRINTS POSTERS OF ONE OF THE WORKS AVAILBLE. COME SEE ME.-JG
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