1. SNAPPY ANSWER TO STUPID QUESTION (RIP AL JAFFEE)
"David Crosby comes up and he goes, Why the fuck would you want to name your band Butthole Surfers? And I said, Oh, I guess we should have called ourselves Haynes, Walthall, Pinkus, and Coffey. And he goes, Oh."
— Gibby Haynes in conversation with Wayne Coyne, 2015 (Pioneer Works)
2. GLIDING THE SHASTA ROUTE
My new favorite contemporary filmmaker: George Graham, cheerful 66-year-old freight train hopper. His videos are long meditative landscape glides — the opposite of tik-tok — with occasional commentary like “It's a beautiful fall day. I just can't say enough things about it." Can’t get enough of this dude!
3. “D.L.” FROM SOUTH CAROLINA REPORTS
4. HOURS OF ENTRANCEMENT AWAIT THE VIEWER
Via John Coulthart, this totally insane work-in-progress by a semi-anonymous Russian artist: "an ever-expanding animation scene showing the life of the 796th floor of the huge space station"
5. BOW ALL THE WAY DOWN
6. COULD BE GOOD?
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