Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Mighty Boosh

Although this may seem late on the draw- I'm still going to write about it. The Mighty Boosh has to be one of my all time favorite shows. The Mighty Boosh's fan base is worldwide and on the verge of abnormally obsessive. I committed to my love of the show by actually purchasing the first three seasons on DVD region-2 (yes I need an all-region DVD player now.)and have resorted to watching the show on my computer. For months a dedicated fan on YouTube had uploaded every episode, only to share with the world The Boosh's brilliance; soon later was taken down by the BBC. In my search for more information, comedy and such I ran across Cheekbone Magazine which is a magazine "for the fans by the fans" in which fan art is published inside this online mag.

In thee olde spirit of BBC shows like The Young Ones and yes, I will say it, Monty Python's Flying Circus. The more refined budget of the show is pronounced with flash animations, indoor sound stages, impressive make-up and genius acting. Many of the main characters on the show often will play several parts in the same show.
Writers: Julian Barratt & Noel Fielding
Director: Paul King
Cast: Julian Barratt as Howard Moon, Noel Fielding as Vince Noir+The Moon+Howlin' Jimmy Jefferson+The Brain Cell, Michael Fielding as Naboo, Dave Brown as Bollo & Rich Fulcher as Lester Corncrake+ Bob Fossil.
If you have a chance, check it out.
Here's a clip that makes me laugh so hard, i nearly cry.

Monday, February 23, 2009

rainy day record listening

It's raining and I'm enjoying listening to records. This last weekend was productive, and a had a change to cuddle with my husband and giggle a little bit. I decided to play dress up so I could show mom what I'm wearin' and that I'm not freezing my buns off or getting soaked. I'm bundled up.
I love my new coat. I love the rain. I love my records.

Bag by Queen Bee , Boots by Dr. Marten, Jacket from target (sssh!), and scarf by MyissaG on etsy skirt thrifted. Stripey socks are also target.
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Snakes on a... medusa!

finished Medusa
Originally uploaded by GAYTHA

I finished Medusa today. This photo doesn't do it justice, epic. I say. The eyes are actually shaded white and are just a bit bloody as it's a very fresh tattoo. This measures about 6" x 6". Also did some sweet script - "Fancy" and "Dirty" killer side-hand tattoos on a way cool hairdresser, Dionne. Good times. I spotted Freddie C. at Aunt Mary's today- but didn't interrupt. Serious eatin'

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Number three of forty

I think this one took me two weeks, alongside the "Cheeseburger" tiki I painted. Hedwig is awe inspiring, and I can say this is pretty good with the use of skin tones for the first time. Peaches was my first- and I used only white and red. I've got to make a trip to the art supply store to purchase some colors, then I can start to get crazytime with the colors.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Murder City Devils 2.15.09

Originally uploaded by GAYTHA

Most of the photos I took that night were gawdaweful. But I enjoyed myself. Quite the night to remember. Thanks guys! And Thank you Jeremy!

We got there and it was pouring rain. There was a line down the street in front of the Great American Music Hall. Jeremy and I waited in our car luckily getting parking right around the corner. When we were returning to the car from line, Jeremy looked up at an airport shuttle- and waved. The band had just arrived, and their flight was three hours late- but the show went off without a hitch. Spencer walked passed us in line, and got us in "guestlist" style. In my old age, I'm thinkin' that's the only way to go. We were given all access passes by Gabe. (who rocks it by the way.) The show was great, the early crowd was pretty mellow. I could tell that the band was tired from the first few shows on their tour- but they were still awesome. After their set was over I nabbed the set list.(it's my very guilty pleasure of collecting them makes me shameless in asking for them.) We all convened backstage and saddled up and went to the Tonga Room at the Fairmont Hotel. Tiki fun. The pictures say it all. Drank a Zombie and had the pleasure of meeting some new friends Tobias and Cara; who are also friends with Bonni (a friend of mine.) There was a pedestrian cover band that played bad pop songs or butchered good pop songs (however you may see it.) The dance floor was full of people which Spencer described it like being at a wedding reception. Jeremy rocks for bringing me home a souvenir too. We high-tailed it outta there and sat backstage until the second show started. We had to get new all-access passes, and I managed to find my friend Maria and her friend Megan out on the floor. The drink I had earlier and some Jameson backstage got me all all riled up. I took a ton of really bad photos (which I edited last night and today) Of which only a few you can even make out a little. I video taped one song, but I'm not really happy with the quality. After the show we went backstage, talked with friends, and I managed to meet Jello Biafra. It was the first time, and was introduced to him by Jeremy. We said our goodbyes and thank yous to our band-related friends and went home. I fell asleep by 2Am. What an awesome night.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

When Murder is FUN

Tomorrow I will be seeing The Murder City Devils at the Great American Music Hall. Jeremy is also friends with them. In my opinion, they are exceptional people with good taste. It's a plus that they make some of my favorite music.

I'm hoping while we hang out that I can aquire the box set they've just released. Pure genius. This would make my Valentine's Weekend perfect. wink wink nudge nudge saynomore.

Friday, February 13, 2009

"I want this." post

Found at my favorite shoe store; John Fluevog Shoes I adore this color! It's so cute! What I also adore about this company is that they sell replacement parts so you can get your beloved shoes re-soled! That is just too sweet!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I enjoy Oakland to no end. Even when I'm really unhappy with the neighborhood, I'm still able to find something that makes me happy. One night I was lurking on the 'nets looking for a website that has exactly what this one has; a time line, location, and actual information of the crime that has been happening. It can be found here:
Oakland Crime Spotting.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Cheesburger and One-Half Queen

Following Lux Interior's sad departure from earth I spun my Cramps records; live, singles, EPs, Picture Discs... every day. It took me on quite a trip. All a while I finished up the tiki god I'd been working on. I could say that the colors were really pulled out of my hat. I'd normally never put these three colors together on a velvet canvas; they just came to me. Inspired by The Cramps' "Songs the Lord Taught Us." I name him "Cheeseburger" Funny thing- I really think cheeseburgers are gross. The melted American cheese fills my heart with all sorts of wretching. While waiting for paint to dry I began a portrait of Hedwig A very raw, stripped down punkish looking rendition of the mug on the movie poster. I'm working on trying to find the correct value to make it gold enough to place in a golden frame. My deadline for this week is a tiny bit behind- but I know I can jump start it tomorrow.

This painting is also for sale $100 ppd via my etsy shop

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Lux Interior

Although this is a downswing in my blog, I have to mention the death of the artistic genius Lux Interior. Ever since my neighbor punk friend played me "Off the Bone" on his little crappy record player 20 years ago I've been a fan. So, now that Lux is gone, please don't hesitate to put your hearts out to Ivy, the surviving other leg of the Cramps, and Lux's wife- she was Lux's Vermouth to his Gin. Lux will be missed by many a fan. I'm going to go play the records now, and I know it's going to take me all night.