Thursday, December 27, 2007

Text in the City and a Sleeping Husky

Above you see another attempt of mine to master the art of digital painting. It seems like it is just as frustrating as regular painting. Yeah, I can erase but the Corel program I use freezes and hiccups sometimes and I can't always get the fine brush strokes that I want. It makes me want to paint in real time just because I can.
Anyhoo, the New Yorker has a pretty good article about the death of books. click below.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Saul Williams Brings The Noise

3 figures by Jet Fisher

RapRok is a style of music not to be confused with RokRap. RokRap includes all of the work of that Biscuit band, much of Korn's output, and any other group of YWS's (Young White Suburbanites) who listened to a little too much MC Hammer in their formative years. The genre generally includes a lot of shouting and the odd nod to rhythm. It doesn't help that much of the lyrics written by these bands have about as much weight as Aaron Carter's paen to Candy. Don't get me wrong, here at The OverDrone we have been known to sing along to some of the stuff ourselves but we reserve our dollars and sense for the truly stellar examples of the medium.
Speaking of which, Saul Williams latest, produced by NIN's Trent Reznor, redefines what is good RapRok. Not since Public Enemy and Anthrax came together has there been such a fusion of crunchy guitars, spoken lyrics and moshable moments. Reznor's production brings out the low pain in Williams words and the bass crunch just makes your ass shake.
At the low, low price of $5 or nothing this album is better than most major label releases this year.

The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Santa on the Wacom

This is the first go round here at The OverDrone using the Wacom Bamboo tablet and Corel Paint 3. Just a scribble really but it didn't take long. Expect more and better as the new year dawns. Thanks Santa and my In-Laws and a merry Christmas to all!