Carlson Mondays (Every 2 Mondays)

mHello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more trippy paintings. Now, let’s get started!

  • Untitled by Larry Carlson  June 1st, 2018 

This is an absolutely insane work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s depicts a multicolored female figure with a normal body, and a completely bizarre “head”. Her “head” is actually a series of spray paint cans, which, themselves, are creating a rainbow masterpiece. I adore this work, and would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

trippy dude

 

  • Spiral Wavy  by Larry Carlson Archival Pigment Print on Paper 

This is an incredibly hypnotic work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s another one of his black and white pieces, and god, it’s a feast for the eyes! It depicts a female, possibly nude, figure. Surrounding her are a ton of trippy spirals and jagged waves. The piece is almost like an optical illusion, and it draws you into the center. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

spiral wavy

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Even More Crappy Book Covers (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more crappy covers. Now, let’s begin!

  • Shadows of Sleep by Aaron Gritsch Release Date: August 17th, 2018 Genre: Fiction 383 Pages Plot: This is a tale about fighting demons while in sleep paralysis 

The plot of this book actually sounds pretty interesting, however, the cover is anything but pretty! It looks like a half-assed drawing of a shadow person that looks  like it could be done by anyone.

shafd

 

  • Finding Our Way by Jayson James Release Date: December 11th, 2013 284 Pages Genre: LGBT Fiction Plot: The story of a gay couple and their daily lives.

The story of this book is very fascinating, and I will probably read it someday. Unfortunately, the cover doesn’t do it justice. It’s a pencil drawing of 2 boys, however one of them looks high as hell. I honestly would treat a book discussing difficult subject matter to have a more refined cover.

jayson

Even More Crappy Book Covers (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crappy covers. Now, let the cringe begin!

  • Carrot Cain by M. Demetrice Published: June 28th, 2015 62 Pages Genres: Horror/Mystery Short Synopsis: A Horror tale about a strange creature.

 This book’s title alone is one of the most pathetic I’ve ever seen. The title is in a vomit yellow color that drips down the page. There’s also some “spooky” yellow eyes, and for some really stupid reason, a large carrot.

carrot cain

 

  • Limo Bill the Undercover Assassin by Bill Ames Genre: Adult Fiction 231 Pages Published: January 15th, 2014 Synopsis: An erotic tale of a master assassin and his bevy of babes.

This is good old action-packed schlock. The titular limo is in full view with all of its slimy glory. We also get some semi-nude women surrounding it.

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More Crappy Book Covers (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crappy covers. Now, let’s begin!

  • Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein (October 17th, 2018) Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 258 

This is a Science Fiction novel about a group of school kids that go to Mars and have all sorts of crazy things happen to them. The cover is an absolute train wreck though. There are two ultra deformed people, presumably the students, and a bizarre looking alien. The faces are extremely off-putting, and could give anyone nightmares.

red planet AAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

 

  • At the Point of a Quarrel by Paul Telegdi (September 20th 2016) Genre: Unknown 

This is a book about war in France. The cover is actually quite pretty, well, at least the coat of arms is. Then, you get to the left of the cover, and see a hunchbacked solider with a knife in his mouth. He looks completely deranged and very off putting.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some amazing paintings. Now, have fun exploring the gallery!

  • Peptic Ulcer by Jean-Michel Basquiat (Part of The Daros Suite of Thirty-two Drawings) 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper

This is a great work by “Master Surrealist”, Basquiat. This particular piece has a lot of emphasis on anatomy. His usual tropes are seen in the piece, such as, repeated text, and complex designs. I especially love his morbidly adorable depictions of various organs and teeth. The strangest object in the painting would have to be the chainsaw that’s located near the leftmost corner. I would love to hear what you guys think of this work in the comments’ section below.

peptic

 

  • The Knife Grinder by Kasimir Malevich Oil on Canvas 1912-13 Genre: Cubo-Futurism 

This work is extremely fascinating in design, and I love Malevich’s intricate shapes and use of fractals. The repetition of some of the objects make the main figure appear to be in multiple dimensions, and this is awesome. I also adore his choice of colors, being metallic blue, silvers, bronzes, and golds. This really adds to the industrial appeal of the work. He clearly is influenced by Escher, and the entire piece almost seems like a love letter to his trippy geometric patterns and shapes. If you really examine the piece, you can see what appears to be a man working on a knife with a saw. I might want to dedicate a topic to this specific style of art, and would love to hear your thoughts about that idea and this piece in the comments’ section below.

the knife

Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more trippy art. Now, let’s begin!

  • Black Hole Priestess by Larry Carlson Pigment print on paper 

This is an awesome work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It is an incredible blend of Realism and his signature surrealist tricks. The “priestess”, in question, is wearing a flower headdress and a black robe. Her face, however, is an endless stream of sequential circles that seem to be sucking objects in. It is a very unique piece that I hope you all enjoy. Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

black holr

 

  • Sun Drips by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is a lovely work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It looks like something that you could find on a stain glass window. The painting depicts multicolored squares that pull the viewer inside. I especially adore the neon colors near the middle of the painting. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

sun

Asher’s Podcast Recommendation Part 1 out of ?

Hello everybody, and welcome to a very special post! This particular topic will cover one of my favorite Podcasts. I’ve been listening to podcasts for as long as I can remember, and always love the diverse subject that they go into. You can imagine my delight when I found out about this one! I discovered this gem when researching information about Kevin MacLeod’s music. He did a very in depth interview on how Kevin produces his Royalty-Free Music. The Podcast is simply titled Composer Quest: A Songwriting and Music Composition Podcast. This podcast covers a variety of musical topics from Royalty Free Music, to Slot Machine Music. The host of this podcast is Charlie McCarron, an incredibly talented Composer and Producer that lives in Minneapolis. From  He has a very quirky personality, and vast knowledge of everything music. Every week, for four years (1/2/13-1/24/17, he interviewed a different composer about a different genre of music. He would give various composing tips, and explain the inner workings in a way that was easy to understand. There’s 177 episodes to choose from, so the possibilities are nearly endless. The best part is that all of the Podcasts are completely free, and easily accessible on his website, charliemccarron.com, and on iTunes. I highly recommend this Podcast, and will share my favorite episodes below. Final Rating: 10/10 (CHECK THIS OUT IMMEDIATELY!)

My Favorites:

  1. Slot Machine Composing
  2.  Kevin MacLeod, King of Royalty-Free Music
  3. Cyriak’s Surrealist Music And Animation
  4. Game Music so Sweet it’ll Make Your Teeth Hurt
  5. Chiptune Composing With Ben Barnes
  6. Eggs, Bacon, and Composer Wisdom from Rick Sowash
  7. Schizophrenic Synthpop Storytelling with Felix Frost
  8. Torley on Creativity, Asperger’s, and Music Production
  9.  Metal 101 with Devin Earlywine
  10. How to write a pooping duck robot song with Matt Schubbe
  11. North Korean Cannibal Songwriting with Joe Graves
  12. Audacity Producer Desmond Simmons is Big in Japan