I am a huge fan of the the Late Ryan Larkin’s Animation. 1943-2007. Ryan was a Canadian who was influential on modern multi media art. His 1968 academy award nominated “Walking” is is as fluid and colorful as life itsself. Its both Musical and urban.
Sadly, Ryan Larkin was drawn into cocaine and alcohol abuse. His creative life was short and he slipped into obscurity and homelessness.
Animator Chris Landreth created the following short based on recorded conversations with Ryan Larkin…
exposing an Artists worst fear… The fears of failure
Larkin died last year before making a comeback.
I am huge fan of Captain Beefheart and . Their music is certainly an acquired taste: A fusion delta blues, free jazz and free form. The band led by Don Van Vliet (a.k.a. Captain Beefheart) had a post modern dadaist whimsy and mischievous.
This a rare live performance of “Electricity” on youtube by Dampear
This live performance is a little rough. But after a couple listens, I like as much as the lp version
Don Van Vliet has left music behind to concentrate on his Art.
visit The Captain Beefheart Radar Station to see more of Van Vliet’s Art.
having an Art Attack
Closing my eyes at the evening hour
expelling the din of a restless work day
Walling out warlords from my private castle
when thoughts of you invade
soft tickle of fingers
wit filled remark upon prose
warm breath upon breast
forest hair to get lost in
alluring wishes of hope
inviting hips of precision
and your invading oils
upon my minds canvas
drips deep into the soul
my private castle becomes
a gallery for two
the warlords, less clever than an artist,
are sent packing for another day