Archive for April, 2013

April 18, 2013

Bruisecaster Shows You Proper Music For Dark Times, Dystopian Noise Disco

April 18th- San Diego

If you are an conscious and thoughtful person, it is pretty clear that the things are fucked up. Paying attention, trying to care and take actions aren’t too easy when the ruling class is hijacked by corporate psychopath. Bruisecaster, local San Diego dystopian noise disco band, will show you how to party in such a dark time. Their sound might give you a joy that’s similar to reading Dostoyevsky in the war zone, swimming in the beautiful and radioactive water of the Pacific Ocean or throwing rocks at brain-dead cops in the massive riot to demand human rights.

The bassist Fernando Astorga, the back bone of the band, plays heavy distorted and irresistibly catchy and dancy bass lines. The drummer Glendon Romett’s crisp, punchy and groovy drums make your body and feet move. And the vocalist/ keyboard Peter Holslin’s raw and vigorous performance and lyrics make you feel good, alive and refreshed, in the dark age.

Listen to Bruisecaster.

Bruisecaster performs on April 21st at Griffin with Sound Lupus, Dark Globe, and Hoodrats.

On April 23rd Bruisecaster performs at Casbah with Marriages and Boris.

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April 12, 2013

Shoko Hachiya’s Last Art Sale In San Diego

April 11th, 2013 -San Diego

Shoko Hachiya is moving back to Japan on April 26th, and she is selling most of her art works that she made in San Diego from 2010-2013. Here’s the price list.

mixed medium on canvas 12 x 30 $100

mixed medium on canvas
12 x 30
$100
SOLD

mixed medium on canvas 30 x 40 $150

mixed medium on canvas
30 x 40
$150
SOLD

Acrylic on canvas  11 x 14 $60

Acrylic on canvas
11 x 14
$80

"FOCUS" mixed medium on wood 12 x 12 $60

“FOCUS”
mixed medium on wood
12 x 12
$60
SOLD

"Linear Time Limitation" mixed medium on wood 10 x 10 $80

“Linear Time Limitation”
mixed medium on wood
10 x 10
$80
SOLD

"Routine Limitation" mixed medium on wood 10 x 10 $80

“Routine Limitation”
mixed medium on wood
10 x 10
$80

"Limitation Of Civilization" mixed medium on wood  10 x 10 $80

“Limitation Of Civilization”
mixed medium on wood
10 x 10
$80
SOLD

Acrylic on wood (2 panels) 12 x 14 + 12 x 14 $50 as a set

Acrylic on wood (2 panels)
12 x 14 + 12 x 14
$50 as a set

mixed medium on paper 12 x 10 (framed) $40

mixed medium on paper
12 x 10 (framed)
$40
SOLD

"Intimate Salon" mixed medium on canvas 12 x 12 $60

“Intimate Salon”
mixed medium on canvas
12 x 12
$60
SOLD

"Bliss Green" mixed medium on canvas 9 x 12 $60

“Bliss Green”
mixed medium on canvas
9 x 12
$60
SOLD

mixed medium on canvas 9 x 12 $60

mixed medium on canvas
9 x 12
$60
SOLD

"Our Collective Amnesia/ Penguins and Avocados"  color pencils and ink on paper 10 x 12  $40

“Our Collective Amnesia/ Penguins and Avocados”
color pencils and ink on paper
10 x 12 (framed)
$40
SOLD

"Our Collective Amnesia/ Night Bird"  color pencils and ink on paper 10 x 12 $40

“Our Collective Amnesia/ Night Bird”
color pencils and ink on paper
10 x 12 (framed)
$40
SOLD

"Our Collective Amnesia/ A View From A Cafe" color pencils and ink on paper 10 x 12 (framed) $40

“Our Collective Amnesia/ A View From A Cafe”
color pencils and ink on paper
10 x 12 (framed)
$40
SOLD

"Head Space: Attempt to Organize Information (to see the consistency in the reality)" mixed medium on canvas 24 x 30 $400

“Head Space: Attempt to Organize Information (to see the consistency in the reality)”
mixed medium on canvas
24 x 30
$400

"Head Space: Unbiased Yet Limited Sight" mixed medium on canvas 16 x 20 $250

“Head Space: Unbiased Yet Limited Sight”
mixed medium on canvas
16 x 20
$250

"Head Space: Childhood and Kokoro" mixed medium on canvas 24 x 36  $150 SOLD

“Head Space: Childhood and Kokoro”
mixed medium on canvas
24 x 36
$150
SOLD

"Phantom Vernacular" mixed medium  25 x 16 $50

“Phantom Vernacular”
mixed medium
25 x 16
$50

"Phantom Vernacular" mixed medium 14 x 11 $30

“Phantom Vernacular”
mixed medium
14 x 11
$30

"Phantom Vernacular" mixed medium 14 x 11 $30

“Phantom Vernacular”
mixed medium
14 x 11
$30

"Phantom Vernacular"  mixed medium  14 x 11  $30

“Phantom Vernacular”
mixed medium
14 x 11
$30

"Phantom Vernacular"  mixed medium  14 x 11 $30

“Phantom Vernacular”
mixed medium
14 x 11
$30

"Phantom Vernacular"  mixed medium 14 x 11 $30

“Phantom Vernacular”
mixed medium
14 x 11
$30

"Glen" 20 x 16 pencil on paper $30

“Glen”
20 x 16 (framed)
pencil on paper
$30
SOLD

"Glen 2" color pencils and ink on paper 20 x 16 (framed) $30

“Glen 2”
color pencils and ink on paper
20 x 16 (framed)
$30

"Satire Series: GMO MOM" color pencils and ink on paper 10 x 4 (framed) $20

“Satire Series: GMO MOM”
color pencils and ink on paper
10 x 4 (framed)
$20
SOLD

"Satire Series: Vampire's Day Dream" collage  5 x 3.5 (framed) $20

“Satire Series: Vampire’s Day Dream”
collage, ink and color pencils
5 x 3.5 (framed)
$20
SOLD

"Satire Series: Exploitation of Insecurity" collage, ink color pencils 5 x 3 (framed) $20

“Satire Series: Exploitation of Insecurity”
collage, ink color pencils
5 x 3 (framed)
$20
SOLD

"Vanishing Tigers" mixed medium on canvas 14 x 11 $30

“Vanishing Tigers”
mixed medium on canvas
14 x 11
$30

"Mushroom Man" mixed medium on paper 10 x 12 (framed) $30

“Mushroom Man”
mixed medium on paper
10 x 12 (framed)
$30

mixed medium on paper 20 x 16 (framed) $50

mixed medium on paper
20 x 16 (framed)
$50

mixed medium on paper 20 x 16 (framed) $50

mixed medium on paper
20 x 16 (framed)
$50

ink and acrylic on paper 12 x 10 (framed) $20

ink and acrylic on paper
12 x 10 (framed)
$20

"Japan's natural disasters and man-made disasters" mixed medium on canvas 16 x 20 $50

“Japan’s natural disasters and man-made disasters”
mixed medium on canvas
16 x 20
$50
SOLD

"A Scene" mixed medium on wood 18 x 24 $350

“A Scene”
mixed medium on wood
18 x 24
$350

April 4, 2013

Graffiti Becomes A Popular Stress Relief Method Among Overworked Businessman In New Orleans

April 3rd, 2013- New Orleans

What kind of people do you imagine are doing graffiti? Street artists? Rebellious kids? In 2013, it’s been a trend for businessman to do graffiti as a form of stress relief in New Orleans. Mark, 42, has been working on his graffiti during his lunch break and after-work recreational hours. “I used to do nothing ‘crazy’ or socially unacceptable, but after seeing my ocean (Gulf of Mexico) murdered by BP in my hometown, I just thought, ‘fuck it.’ Why is it OK for BP to spill shit tons of oil in the gulf of Mexico, pay a small amount of fine which is insignificant as a parking ticket to a huge company like BP. On the other hand, I could get arrested if I walk around naked or pooped on the street. What kind of logic is that? I’m just really sick of this money driven world,” Mark says.

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Mark has been overworked for about 20 years to support his family and to be a respected and responsible adult, living up to his conservative parents’ high expectation. But after the oil spill, it came to him that he was basically being an brainless tool for global corporation whose goal is to maximize the profit in the expense of public health, environment, functioning eco-system and human rights and anything that can possibly be exploited in the world. He realizes that his wife and children hate him because he never has time to spend with them, and his parents are good people but buy into the corporate propagandas like naive babies. His kids are obese, his wife is miserable and the gulf is full of deformed sea creatures.

So he started doing graffiti. “I randomly watched a documentary about Banksy, I thought it was just OK at that time. But I don’t know why but the idea of doing graffiti came to my mind one night. The next Sunday, I woke up, went out to buy some spray cans, went into an abandoned house that destroyed by Katrina and started spray painting. My tag is a pooping man, it came quite naturally. And I see a tag of a man who is flipping middle finger around the town a lot. And I think it actually might be my overworked co-worker’s tag,” he says. Mark has seen his co-worker, with backpack full of something, walking into an abandoned warehouse during the lunch break a couple of times.

Sometimes doing graffiti can provide a feeling of liberation, freedom and youthfulness, and that feeling ends up enabling businessman to release their crazy stress, a psychologist Craig Manson says. It is only natural that this trend is happening among one of the most stressed out demographic. A characteristic about this demographic is that they are upper middle class so they have OK finance, but they are kind of people who slaved away their time. Often their physical and mental health and the quality of life is below the average. Their demanding work depletes their time, energy, and will power to enrich their internal wealth.

Now Mark is thinking about quitting his job, spending time with his family and becoming a provocative artist.