Ben Jones from Paper Rad just sent over his latest cartoon. It’s a new episode of PROBLEM SOLVERZ! Horace, Alfe, and Roba are back to stop a nefarious Mayan ice cream mind control plot. I love the homage to Saturday morning cartoons where every gang has a secret headquarters and every episode is just a problem to be solved.
Just think, this could’ve been a new Adult Swim series if they hadn’t left the decision in the hands of Burger King customers… I read somewhere that it may end up as a Cartoon Network series. Whose french fries do I gotta eat to make that a reality?
UPDATE: Problem solved. We can look forward to a 13 episode season of THE PROBLEM SOLVERS coming soon to Cartoon Network.
E*Rock just dropped off Audio Dregs’ latest release, ROTFLOL, a LP of music and DVD of animations and videos from Paper Rad’s Jacob Ciocci. I’d seen the videos projected at various shows in the past but I must say I had a great time rediscovering all the hyper details and sounds watching the DVD at home.
Ciocci’s music and art, along with Paper Rad’s monumental output, have been (to say the least) highly influential on a younger generation of artists and musicians. ROTFLOL is a “best of” collection of Jacob’s solo music from the past decade, soundtracks from videos and animations, as well as a selected discography of self released cassettes, hand made CDRs, 7 inch vinyl, and live recordings. The music is often composed in ACII, blasted through a series of vintage Casio keyboards and budget electronics, recorded in real time and captured onto rainbow-colored floppy discs before being mixed down to digibeta, for that perfect sound. This collection is an attempt to collect this musical output as its own musical statement on vinyl LP, along with a full DVD of selected video works (some classics, such as the Peace Tape, and some yet unseen face melters) as well as a digital download including over an hours worth of “bonus tracks”.
“This print is the first in a series that Becky Stark and I are making together. We write slogans and turn them into prints and videos. This is the first print and is designed in collaboration with Jacob Ciocci.
Jacob is a founding member of the art collective Paper Rad and plays in the band Extreme Animals. Becky is the lead singer/songwriter of the folk pop band Lavender Diamond. We’ve been longtime collaborators and friends. We live across the country from one another and write these slogans via text message. It’s fun to get a random positive message, and our intent is for people who come across these posters to get the same feeling of unexpected joy.
Our work together is about giving off healing vibrations generated by humor and beauty. We hope it makes you smile.
Deep-space excursions that reveal the dark matter of pop culture, absurdist mythologies that transcend into tear jerking dramas…all can be found in Jupiter And Beyond The Infinite.
This forthcoming show at Synchronicity Space opens on July 31st with a video screening including 19 unique artists. 2-D and 3-D artifacts from the videos will accompany the screening and be on display throughout August. Those looking to travel through a black hole and keep your boots on: look no further. Curated by Ben Bigelow
Opening Friday, July 31st at 7PM, with video screenings from 9-10PM Synchronicity Space
4306 Melrose / Los Angeles 90029 Free
One of the guys from Gang Gang Dance just put up a “shit res” video for Panda Bear’s blissed-out “Take Pills” on his blog. It’s got weird reflective masks, broken computer graphics, backwards singing and insects eating candy. Sort of like if Paper Rad was remixing David Lynch. Though not as good as Paper Rad remixing Rihanna using old Alf parade commentary, as seen in the video below. (via Gorilla Vs. Bear)