The Deep End Of Swagville The blog of Art World aficionado Maria Kazantzis has the header "Inspirational goodies of people, their fashion and music. A triad of art expressed through a colorful current of visual nonsense. Pensive, yet quality material... cause everyone could use a little swagger." In it she explores the creative expression of our beloved little sub/counterculture (whatever it is) and more.
She has written about GLK and posted the 3rd series and she asked me for an Artist's Bio which I found funny but obliged. You can read that here: Ed Wardo, Arteest. Go check her blog out. It might be a good place to keep up with the creative endevors of some people you have things in common with.
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In case you've never heard of christwire.org it is a satiricle "christian" "news" website kind of like a fundy Christian version of the Onion. A couple of weeks ago "Stevenson Billings" (Investigative Journalist, Motivational Children's Party Entertainer and Antique Soda Bottle Collector all in one special, blessed package!) Posted an article called Just say no to The Phish causing quite the stir on PT and the Phish community in general. It starts off almost believably as the rantings of one of those "rock and roll is the devil's music" types. but quickly degenerates to such gems as
which only someone on the inside of this sccene would even think to write. Or even more hilariously (maybe) check this out:
"Hedonism continues unabated in the parking lots after these shows. The band pays for tanks of hospital nitrous oxide to be wheeled out so that the hordes of regulars struggling with their symptoms of withdrawal can be managed."
"One area of this culture that demands closer inspection is The Phish’s involvement in cybercrime. It may explain the tremendous growth of their empire and how these endless tours are financed. A few years back, investigators noticed a new type of theft across the internet. In a secret nod to this rock band, it was named “Phishing” and involved high tech identity fraud. The people behind it often dig through household garbage, looking for any documents that contain
Ok, this isn't really a "lot shirt", actually it doesn't really have much to do with music or "the scene" unless of course you see some kind of bottom up decentralized revolutionary (or evolutionary?) counterculture potential in one or the other... Yep, I'm making political statements now. This one is about slacking as a tactic. Have a quote:
"Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces. " -Etienne de La Boétie.The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude. 1552.
This kind of counterculture thing was part of the vision in Roots Vision.
Pete Mason has taken upon himself the important task of archiving the incredibly diverse and creative art produced by fans of Phish and distributed on lot / tour. This record can be found on his blog phanart.net and in a book he publishes called Phanart which can be ordered here: Order Phan Art the book I met him at Merriweather Post on the second night of the 2010 Phish shows there and he was already familiar with them and has added them to his blog, and hopefully will to the next edition of his book. Check out the story about the GLK's here: Ghetto Lot Kids on Phanart. While you're there check out the incredible array of creative culture this scene pumps out.