Geek Mythology

May 19, 2009

Aina, lugna ner dig nu.

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May 16, 2009

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May 15, 2009

Goblin City

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Miriam Pemberton and Marcus MÃ¥rtenson are proud to present Goblin City:

Goblin City is boiling together a roaring pot of extreme pleasure. The walls will be seiged by the avant-garde. The ceilings come falling down with neo-expressionistic exclamations. Out on the floor illusions of the naive will walk straight through you as they join the narcisisstic in a bone twisting dance. Here we ache as much for Afrika Bambaata as we do for the moshpit, and for hip grinding rock and roll as much as for disco. This is the den of thieves, where old treasures have been lost, and the new already have found understanding.

Welcome to Goblin City.

Our club starts 13/6 at Lilla Baren at Riche and will go every saturday till the end of August. Come on down!

May 11, 2009

Animal Farm

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 1:54 am

Today I was hanging out with a Cuban guy in my studio. We talked alot about art,music and books. His favorite book was Animal Farm by George Orwell. I havent read it but I did manage to watch an amazing cartoon version of it. Click here Animal farm to be redirected to it. I have always heard people talk about this book. But hearing this guy from Cuba talk about it, how you could go to prison for 5 years just by having a copy of it in Cuba, really blew my mind. To him the book painted a true and realistic picture of how society had turned out in Cuba. He was also miserable because the Cuban government had rejected to take the hand that Obama had reached out to them.

Its incredible that a piece of litterary art can still be so forbidden and threatening that a government would lock you up for owning a copy. Well I did watch the cartoon when I got home, and the story describes a dystopian vision of society where animals play the role of Bolshevik revolutionaries who overthrow the human ruler of their farm because they are being mistreated by him (the plot follows Lenins and Stalins rise to power in a fable format).They set up a new commune where all animals are at first treated equally but where eventually the pigs(being smarter and more powerfull) start exploiting the other animals for their own personal gain. It shows how poor leadership destroys a revolution and also how human traits like greed, short sightedness and indifference all help to undermine the utopian society. George Orwell warned that totalitarianism could triumph anywhere, and that it was our job to conciously do all in our power to oppose it.

May 10, 2009

Pictures from my show at the Garde Rail gallery in Seattle

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May 7, 2009

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May 5, 2009

The master

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 11:32 am

When I was a little kid growing up in New York during 1980s I became fascinated with the Japanese ninja assassins from the olden days. I even started training NINJUTSU, their martial art form for a year and got a green belt. My favorite TV show in the states was called “THE MASTER” and was about a young American guy who was trained by an older Ninja master played by Lee Van Cleef. It was such an awesome show.I even used to order ninja weapons like nunchuks and ninja stars from martial arts magazines. Since I was too young to order them I would order them to my friends house who was older then me. So every now and then he would come over with a package filled with ninja tools. That was so cool.

May 1, 2009

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 6:07 pm

Im working on some new art so no major blog updates today. But I give you this: “Ghost riders in the sky” by Scatman Crothers. He is a great actor/singer who gets knocked off by Jack Nicholson in the end of the Shining. The first time I heard this tune was at the first Rocket Room club in January 2006. Freddie Foureyes started spinning it and a whole bunch of girls started strolling.

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