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.
bingo the clown-o thoughts
There will always be people who want to tell you
what you should do
what you should be
try to dissolve your individuality
louder and louder they will shout
and never tell you what they are about.
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.