Interplanetary transmissions & the sound of blood lust-get ready for the extreme psychodelic & otherworldly sounds of the Necessary Evils. Their brand of sci-fi inspired fuzz rock stands alone. Founded in 1997 by Steve Pallow (formerly of The Beguiled) & James Arthur (formerly of Fireworks) & rounding out their line up with Kyle John Hall on drums & Jimmy Hole on bass, The Evils have carved a nasty path of destruction over the last few years. Their's is the darkest, sickest, meanest sound around-truly the product of a disturbed psyche. Steve Pallow's voice issues warnings & threats throughout their rock n' roll demolition derby while James Arthur wrangles sounds out of his beat up Electra guitar that range from the sound of metal on metal grinding to that made by a flying saucer. Jimmy & Kyle's rhythm gives one very fat bottom to this ugly beast. With a nod to 60's psychedelic music (see covers of The Seeds, Black Rose, White Light & ineptitude kings The Keggs). The Evils make a racket that's brutal, intrusive and uncompromising.(FROM THE IN THE RED WEBSITE)
blaze starr in her living room july 1964 by diane arbus)
…in a good old-fashioned way!
Navaho Yebichai War Gods by Edward Curtis (via griffinlb)
Clara Bow being....IT. (via Janitor of Lunacy)
For the enterprising exhibitor, the gag handouts could be rolled into an elaborate lobby display, the “First Aid Lobby Booth Stunt”, providing “everything necessary for the audience who suffer ‘thrill-shock” when seeing THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN”. The booth should be “painted white, with the cross in red to make it as realistic as possible”. Items, “all easily obtainable”, included hair straightener and hair dye, spirits of ammonia, gum and cigarettes. Universal would recycle this stunt as the “First-Aid For Shock Booth” in the mid-40s for its House of Frankenstein and House of Dracula monster rallies, calling it “a time-honored stunt… should be taken from your files and dusted off.” (via Frankensteinia)
Marcel Duchamp, Boîte-en-valise, 1938-42
Twiggy in Biba
Table of Lepidoptera larvae. From Joukl (1862-1910): "Motýlové a housenky střední Evropy" 1910.
Follow the Arrow (Fritz Lang’s ‘Man Hunt’, 1941)
I have a confession to make....I really don't care so much about blogging per se, it's just a really easy way to keep track of things I like and might need to find again in the future. So when I came across this poster on Turksville I had to post it here....I had seen it years ago on artist Keith Weesner's site and lost it....so now I know where to look for it again.
There are pictures that you come across that just make you stop for a second. I believe the youth of today call it a WTF moment. Well, this one did exactly that to me - and made me wonder what on earth was the cause for this particular photo opportunity.