Whatever happened to Angle Grinder Man?

Saturday, 30 October 2010

For the last week I've been trying to contact this man.

At uni we're currently doing a project about hidden histories.

Who would think that through this project I'd find out that real life superheroes exist.
Well, Kinda.

I've spent so long researching this man, that I have become almost completely fixated.
At times I've become so close to contacting him,
and I might have even deciphered his real name, but that's just not enough.

In late 2004, he self admittedly went a little quiet, but proclaimed to be back on an uprise.

Then he disappeared completely...

Just whatever happened to Angle Grinder Man?
Am I the only one out there asking this?

Glasser. Ring.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

This is Glasser, aka the one woman orchestra Cameron Mesirow.

She has become my latest aural preoccupation
with the recent release of her debut album Ring.

The story so far:

Listened to Ring.
Mind blown.
Bought Ring.
Saw Glasser on 10-10-10.
Met Cameron Mesirow.
Saw Glasser again within 2 days.
Would see her perform again if I could.

Ring is certainly one of the best things I've heard this year. It will definitely be high up there on my top 10 albums of 2010 when this year comes to an end.

It's one truly eclectic piece of work, full of bewitching synths,
swirling woodwind, and simple, yet beautiful melodies.
Just listen ok:

Treasury Of We

I think Glasser has become my new musical obsession,
but once again, can you blame me?


Thank You.

Fighting O'Gold

Monday, 11 October 2010

A wheelbarrow suplex clusterfucks the flying gigabuster.

Language excused?

No. 2

Saturday, 9 October 2010

You're looking at my first drawing of the new term, that's right,
my 2nd year on my Graphic Design course has finally begun.

In case I didn't mention it earlier, I chose to specialise in Illustration.
But thankfully, I'll still be doing some animation! I think I made the right choice. We'll see.

So what the hell is that image about? No it is not a typical bout of pictorial rambling.
As a warm up we were asked to read Bruce Mau's Incomplete Manifesto for Growth,
and pick one statement to make a black & white image for.

I chose to make a response to No. 32: Listen Carefully.
Makes a little more sense now right?

You should give the manifesto a read. There were quite a few I agreed with,
some I already deeply follow and some I would certainly like to try, such as:

No. 2: Forget about good.
No. 18: Stay up late - Strange things happen when you've gone too far.
No. 28: Make new words - Expand the lexicon.
No. 36: Scat - When you forget words, make up something else.

There's something there for everybody.

Birthday Wishes: Kate 1

Saturday, 2 October 2010

To those of you who thought to themselves;
"Kate 2? But where's Kate 1?" Here you go.

Meet Kate Johnson, one of my good friends from back home,
she recently turned 21 too.

She turned 21 before "K2" in fact, hence her number 1 status. There's no bias here!
I drew her this portrait of herself on commission from her swain.

Now I've heard from the woman herself that it's finally in her possession,
I've finally put it up here!

If you read this Kate, I'm just simply glad you like it,
and narrowly avoiding butchering your face was a plus.