August 26th, 2007

me with graffiti

Art Videos

i found some cool art videos.

1. This is a scene from the movie Spellbound, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It stars Ingred Bergman and Gregory Peck. It is my favorite Hitchcock movie.
I watched "Rebecca" last night for the first time (a Hitchcock classic). It was prety good, but Spellbound is his best if you ask me.
For the movie Spellbound, Hitchcock asked the famous surrealist, Salvador Dali to direct the scene in which Gregory Peck's character is describing his dream. That scene is the one in the clip. It's quite cool.

2. Calder's Circus. Alexander Calder is most famous for inventing the mobile. Calder's mobile's were large and abstract, and i think they were neat, but i much prefer his other work, particularly his wire animals, and of course, his circus. I saw this video in high school in Pat's English class and we spent the semester making our own wire world. It was really cool. i wish i had taken pictures of what we made. Enjoy Calder.

3. Basquiat Painting LIVE in 1981. Basquiat was a homeless graffiti artist with some psych issues as well as addictions, and he died at a young age. He was famous in the 80's along with Keith Harring, a well known graffiti artst who died of AIDS. Basquit's fame was due to artist Andy Warhol who discovered him, but Andy used Basquiat for his own fame and treated him like shit. Anyway, i am a big fan of Basquiat's work. his meaningful nonsense is amazing.

4. This is a video of clips from the 1929 movie "Un Chien Andalou", which was co-directed by Salvador Dali. Someone made a cool video of it using a Daft Punk song. It is shorter and shows most of the best scenes, so i chose to put the Daft Punk version instead of the actual movie, which is only about 18 minutes long and you can see the whole thing on youtube if u want. But this video is cool i think.

5. Basquiat's Art put to the song Heroin by the Velvet Underground, who were part of the same scene as Basquiat in the 80's. Andy Warhol designed the Velvet Underground's most famous album cover which had a picture of a banana. This video repeats a lot of the same pictures. It isn't the best video ever made, but it does give you a chance to see some of his art if you are unfamiliar with him, or if you are a fan.

i will put the videos under a cut, cuz i've been puting up a lot lately. please check them out though if they sound cool.

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so fresh

go ask alice for my awesome radical pocket rocker!!!

i worked on some art today, watched and posted some videos on here, played with Gizmo, ate mostly healthy food i bought yesterday, worked out with some 5 pound weights, tried singing a bunch of songs on karaoke on demand, in order to see what songs i can sing, and practice. i am happy to say that "white rabit" by jefferson airplane was one of the songs i sound okay on, so i am going to practice that. i really love that song. it gives me all kinds of memories.
it's funny how that song came out when my parents were teenagers, but that it was just as much a part of my teen years (if not more... my parents weren't really into them)

To be honest, the first time i ever heard Jefferson Airplane was when they were Jefferson Starship in the 80's and they did that sucky song "we built this city on rock and roll" which i had a single of... not on CD, not on vinyl, not on tape, not on 8 track, but on a special tape for my pocket rocker.

click link to see a pocket rocker
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pocket rockers rocked. i used to take them with me when i went ice skating.
anyway... in 1992 i was re-introduced to Jefferson Airplane when i did the play "Go Ask Alice". We used 2 versions of that song in the play. First the original, and then, at the end we wrote in an extra scene which was basically an acid trip where me and this girl played ring around the rosey, singing in loud whiney voices, while this kid in a tux takes out the podium and reads the poem "Jabberwocky" from Alice in Wonderland in a very serios tone, and the straightedge hardcore version of White Rabit by Slapshot is playing. It was very cool.

under the cut are a few random videos with the song White Rabit
1. the jefferson airplane video
2. a sort of slashy star trek fan video version
3. a version to disney's alice in wonderland
i could not find the slapshot cover unfortunatly

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