DIY guitar amp footswitch for Epiphone Triggerman 60 (2 button)

I few months ago, I had been eying  a used Epiphone Triggerman 60 Guitar Amp at Morelock Music in downtown Knoxville. I had decided I had to get it, and had started planning to go pick it up. But before I could, my lovely and thoughtful girlfriend surprised me by bringing it home as a gift. You can't beat that! Unfortunately the original footswitch was not included with the amp. I had been searching the web for a replacement but I couldn't find much information about the amp's footswitch itself. I have very little experience with electronics, but the concept seemed simple enough, so I … [Read more...]

Sam Jinks Hyper-Realist Sculptor – Melbourne, Australia

Sam Jinks Born in 1973, Sam Jinks currently lives and works in Melbourne. His major solo exhibitions include Boutwell Draper Gallery in Sydney, West Space in Melbourne, Seventh Gallery in Melbourne and the Benalla Art Gallery in Victoria. He has also participated in numerous groups exhibitions. Sam’s work can be found in the collection of McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin along with numerous private collections in Australia. (source: Artistaday) Sam Jinks Web Site … [Read more...]

Middle Class Rut Website

Last month we launched a new website for the alternative rock band Middle Class Rut.   Our friends at Relentless Artist Management asked us for help when it came time to put together a modern, useful Content Management System based web site so that they can easily manage their band's web presence in an efficient way. The site is based on art from their latest album. If you're into bizarre music videos then check out their latest called "Aunt Betty", its a doozy. … [Read more...]

Holiday Playlist – A hipster holiday alternative

In case you are just plain tired of the barrage of traditional holiday music that is played everywhere this time of year, I thought it would be great to have a playlist of holiday music that doesn't suck. This list is a sampling of interesting covers of holiday classics, and some are just great songs with holiday or just winter themes by great punk, indie, alternative or just plain rock bands. … [Read more...]

Paul Cadden – Hyperrealism

INTENSIFY THE NORMAL "I think the creation of Art need not lead to alienation and can indeed be highly satisfying; one pours one's subjectivity into an object and one can even gain enjoyment from the fact that another in turn gains enjoyment from this. Although the drawings and paintings I make are based upon photographs, videos stills etc , the idea is to go beyond the photograph. The photo is used to create a subtler and much more complex focus on the subject depicted, The virtual image becomes the living image, an intensification of the normal. These objects and scenes in my drawings are … [Read more...]

Painter Samantha Keely Smith | Paintings 2012-2011

"Samantha Keely Smith is a painter working and living in New York. Her art represents a striving to reconcile the inner world of instinct and the tidal sweep of our emotional life, with an external world that is both beautiful and hostile in its natural grandeur. Samantha Keely Smith's paintings are landscapes that play at the edge of abstraction, blurring between light-filled fields and non-objective compositions. Light suffuses the works through soft clouds of brushstrokes, while canvases like "Salvage" (2010) create contrast with ropey, surreal structures inhabiting the transcendental … [Read more...]

Jiro Dreams of Sushi – The Making of a Great Shokunin

Fantastic Movie Documentary about 85 years old sushi master Jiro Ono and his restaurant being considered the best Sushi Restaurant in the world. Beautiful picture by David Gelb and music by Philip Glass.   … [Read more...]

I like shiny, blinky things… in the dark!

Anyone who knows me well also knows that I am a huge fan of lights that react to music. First popularized in the 1970's they are better known as "light organs" or "color organs". I have, with the help of my good friend Brian, actually built a set of these lights called the Rainbow Machine. I have also done a great deal of live video projection/video mixing using an old Sony FX-E100 video mixer, DVD players, VHS players and live cameras all mixed together into one psychedelic projection. Which brings me to something I discovered on Google+ last night: a 3-sided movie screen that physically … [Read more...]