Wednesday, April 8, 2009

my invisibles art

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Gimp Art: "Buckethead"

Gimp is a free art program for windows and possibly mac (I'm not sure). If you are an artist, you will love this program!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Born to Play: Don Ross and Leo Kottke

Don Ross is the best acoustic guitarist I've ever seen. To my knowledge, his skill is unmatched. WATCH THIS!

The second videos are live performances by Leo Kottke, my second most current inspiration who plays a 12 string accoustic using a slide. His style is different from Ross's in that he plays a more ragtime/bluegrass style.

A slower but more proficient version by Kottke as an older man.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Bassnectar is a DJ from San Francisco who fuses a variety of music genres with reinforced, heavy bass drops. My favorite album of his is one of his latest titled "Underground Communication."

Monday, December 15, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Behold the Mobius Megatar

This thing is fucking sick! It's a 6 string base and a 6 string electric guitar combined in one 12 string beast. You can see how it's played on youtube. Here are the links:
The first are by an artist named Dino Haak. His band is called The Dino Haak Collective. These guys are awesome.

The Dino Haak Collective Live from Beijing
The Dino Haak Collective with Dj James Ho

The second are by musician Jan Laurenz, who plays a beautiful style.

Song for Sade - by Jan Laurenz
Kontinuum - by Jan Laurenz
Jan Laurenz - Arp├ęge Sans Fin

Sunday, October 19, 2008

That 1 Guy is incredible. Look at his instrument!

His name is Mike Silverman (aka That 1 Guy), and he plays a bass instrument called a whamola. It makes a wide variety of sounds ranging from ambient cello to heavy distortion. He calls it "The Magic Pipe," and he plays it along with two other accessories called "The Magic Saw" and "The Magic Boot." Silverman hand crafted all of these, and said in an interview that his whamola is "made of stainless steel pipes, orchestra strings, magnetic pickups, trigger sensors, wires, and duct tape. It's all run through my self-designed routing matrix of sound-shaping gadgets. An elegant beast bowed, plucked, strummed, and slapped, it's played with my hands, feet, and teeth. All with maximum intensity."
I saw him live with Buckethead and it was one of the coolest things I've ever seen!
Here's a video...

Monday, October 13, 2008

From the Marriage of Heaven and Hell, by William Blake

The Argument

Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and Repulsion, Reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are necessary to Human existence.

From these contraries spring what the religious call Good and Evil. Good is the passive that obeys Reason. Evil is the active springing from Energy.

Good is Heaven. Evil is Hell.

All Bibles or sacred codes have been the causes of the following Errors:—
1. That Man has two real existing principles, viz. a Body and a Soul.
2. That Energy, call'd Evil, is alone from the Body; and that Reason, call'd Good, is alone from the Soul.
3. That God will torment Man in Eternity for following his Energies.
But the following Contraries to these are True:—
1. Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that call'd Body is a portion of Soul discern'd by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
2. Energy is the only life, and is from the Body; and Reason is the bound or outward circumference of Energy.
3. Energy is Eternal Delight.
Those who restrain Desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained; and the restrainer or Reason Usurps its place and governs the unwilling.
And being restrained, it by degrees becomes passive, till it is only the shadow of Desire.
The history of this is written in Paradise Lost, and the Governor or Reason is call'd Messiah.
And the original Archangel, or possessor of the command of the Heavenly Host, is call'd the Devil or Satan, and his children are call'd Sin and Death.
But in the Book of Job, Milton's Messiah is called Satan.
For this history has been adopted by both parties.
It indeed appear'd to Reason as if Desire was cast out; but the
Devil's account is, that the Messiah fell, and formed a Heaven of what he stole from the Abyss.
This is shown in the Gospel, where he prays to the Father to send the Comforter, or Desire, that
Reason may have Ideas to build on; the Jehovah of the Bible being no other than he who dwells in flaming fire.
Know that after Christ's death, he became Jehovah.
But in Milton, the Father is Destiny, the Son a Ratio of the five senses, and the Holy-ghost Vacuum!
Note. The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of Angels and God, and at liberty when of Devils and Hell, is because he was a true Poet, and of the Devil's party without knowing it.
A Memorable Fancy
As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius, which to Angels look like torment and insanity, I collected some of their Proverbs; thinking that as the sayings used in a nation mark its character, so the Proverbs of Hell show the nature of Infernal wisdom better than any description of buildings or garments.
When I came home, on the abyss of the five senses, where a flatsided steep frowns over the present world, I saw a mighty Devil, folded in black clouds, hovering on the sides of the rock; with corroding fires he wrote the following sentence now perceived by the minds of men, and read by them on earth:— How do you know but ev'ry Bird that cuts the airy way, Is an immense World of Delight, clos'd by your senses five?
A Memorable Fancy
The Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel dined with me, and I asked them how they dared so roundly to assert that God spoke to them; and whether they did not think at the time that they would be misunderstood, and so be the cause of imposition.
Isaiah answer'd: `I saw no God, nor heard any, in a finite organical perception; but my senses discover'd the infinite in everything, and as I was then persuaded, and remain confirm'd, that the voice of honest indignation is the voice of God, I cared not for consequences, but wrote.'
I also asked Isaiah what made him go naked and barefoot three years. He answer'd: `The same that made our friend Diogenes, the Grecian.'
I then asked Ezekiel why he ate dung, and lay so long on his right and left side. He answer'd, `The desire of raising other men into a perception of the infinite: this the North American tribes practise, and is he honest who resists his genius or conscience only for the sake of present ease or gratification?'
The ancient tradition that the world will be consumed in fire at the end of six thousand years is true, as I have heard from Hell.
For the cherub with his flaming sword is hereby commanded to leave his guard at tree of life; and when he does, the whole creation will be consumed and appear infinite and holy, whereas it now appears finite and corrupt.
This will come to pass by an improvement of sensual enjoyment.
But first the notion that man has a body distinct from his soul is to be expunged; this I shall do by printing in the infernal method, by corrosives, which in Hell are salutary and medicinal, melting apparent surfaces away, and displaying the infinite which was hid.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
For man has closed himself up till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.

An artist named Andy K in Dresden, Germany