Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Music: tUnE-yArDs' "Real Live Flesh" on W H O K I L L


I've really been enjoying listening to the new album W H O K I L L by tUnE-yArDs (Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner), and lo and behold I discovered yesterday via a Yours Truly video that a talented friend and artist, Alex Chitty, did the artwork for the album. A little detective work unearthed Alex in this awesome lo-fi music video.

Video: JiLLian Mayer

Prepare for weird.

I'm really digging what she's playing around with, down in Miami. Check out more of her projects on her website and blog.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Music: Ketty Lester's Love Letters (1964)

Could she get any dreamier? This has been stuck in my head after a recent Blue Velvet viewing.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Out and About

 Alex Valentine, Hallucination Glitter Schème (2011), detail, offset prints at SAIC.

I've been neglecting The Enthusiast of late because all of the sudden I'm also writing for a number of other awesome online publications. If you're interested in some of my other, subject-specific endeavors, keep an eye on the following feeds:

Printeresting All the news that's fit to print. 
>>>>> Read my recent post about SAIC's Printmedia MFA graduate students. <<<<<

This Public Works Chicago art, culture, & design. 
>>>>> Read my recent post about everything awesome, ever, that is happening this week. <<<<<

(I also had a guest post back in April on Steve Ruiz's Chicago Art Review, for Seven Artists of the Week).

In conclusion, if you do nothing else, feast on this (NSFW):

Schizcago Trailer from Schizcago Pictures on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day

Card I made for my mamacita. (Shh, don't tell).
Send love to your mamas on Sunday!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Video: David Wain tours Shaker Heights

Apropos of nothing, here's a delightful clip of comedian David Wain (of Stella fame) in 1978 giving a tour of Shaker Heights, Ohio (including a look at the "exotic bonzanza of high schools"). Most adorable are the tiny little bursts of teenage boy laughter before it cuts.