I saw this drawing I liked online and was able to trace it back to this guy named Jack Haas. This guy is spaced way out and appears to be spiritually on one and he's doing all sorts of interesting shit along the way. He does digital art, fractal art, paintings, has written several books, and made something called the Omstrument which combines five instruments into one. This pencil drawing, apparently from his earlier years, is what initially made me check out his site. There's a whole series of these early abstract drawings that he probably did back when he looked like this.Most of his art now is digital more along these lines of this piece which is title Psychedelic Self:The New Cell.
And you could maybe say that he has changed up his style a little bit and now looks like this, which he claims is a photo of him with his crown chakra wide open and chakras above the body operational. Damn dude... see ya there.
I was born in Eugene, Oregon, grew up in Kansas City and in San Antonio.. I recently lived in Taos, New Mexico, and now make my home in Portland, Oregon.
I think of creating art as a "dreaming meditation", as I follow where my subconscious stirrings lead me. During my teens, I began to have an intense interest in my dreams. Their lyrical symbolism intrigued me, and keeping a journal led to painting illustrations of dream content. Eventually, this evolved into dreaming as I painted. My interests in archetypal psychology, spirituality, metaphysics, the natural sciences, and art history are also apparent in my works.
***JACK HAAS WEBSITE ***
Posted by BenjaminKucera at Thursday, June 11, 2009
East coast homebizzles Coin Under Tongue laid down a new version of their killer song "High Until We Die," which was originally released last year on one of the better records of the year hands down, Coin Under Tongue - s/t (well technically "High Until We Die" is on the Hussies At Bay ep.. sorta). The re-record was done with one of their pals from Baroness on drums (sick!) and I think it was recorded at the Death By Audio loft, which would explain why the new version has the energy levels set to 11. I loved the original version but upon just listening to this more recent take it seems to just have a lot more punch. Makes ya feel like ya just got knocked the fuck out by Mike Tyson. In a good way if that's possible. Always exciting to hear CUT jams.
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Posted by BenjaminKucera at Tuesday, June 09, 2009
This is Nam from my work. He got himself a nifty little Ipod Touch about three weeks ago and has never been happier. Unfortunately for me this means that this guy bombards me with porn every day I work now. The first thing he does when he sees me is attempt to show me some sixty second snippet of whatever random porn he loaded up on his new toy before work. The first day I was like haha cool.. I get it... porn... on your Ipod. Nothing new there. Now it's just weird cuz I obviously don't really wanna watch porn at work with some old dude on his Ipod Touch at ten in the morning. I try to avoid the whole interaction but the other day he was adamant on showing me his new find. What was it? It was a girl sucking about a thirteen inch dick. He giggled and bounced around like it was the greatest thing he had ever seen. He was pretty crushed when I told him that it was 100 fake and hence the dude not being in the scene and just this enormous phallic rod creeping onto the screen from the left.
Posted by BenjaminKucera at Monday, June 08, 2009
Went downtown to deal with a traffic ticket and expired tabs ticket this morning. Thought that the sign in the government center parking ramp said early morning special $8 - in by 9am - out before 12pm. That would make sense right?
When I went to leave I was charged 21 bones for two hours!!! I obviously misread the sign. Where is the logic here? Why would you be forced to keep your car IN the ramp til noon to get a cheaper rate. It was only 10am and I didn't feel like hanging out downtown for two hours. The man wins again.
Posted by BenjaminKucera at Tuesday, June 02, 2009