Thursday, 24 February 2011

Keith Richards figure


I couldn’t help myself when a figure of Keith Richards was too cheap to ignore and I had to buy it.
Usually I only buy figures of dead rock stars but since Keith looks like he’s been dying for years I thought “Why not?”
I did the same with Ozzy Osbourne a couple of years ago and I still haven’t taken him out of his box.
I was sure it would only be a couple of months.
Never doubt the staying power of the truly wasted.
Anyhow, on receiving the figure I believe it to be one of the worst representations I have.
It is supposed to be Keith circa Sticky Fingers era, but it looks nothing like him.
Usually the vanity of rock stars only allows models from their prime, so it was refreshing to see this other model someone made up of Keith in a more modern era. Pic 2 & 3 via About My Work Blog
A wonderful blog ran by Mick Baltes from Germany, specialising in custom dolls and dioramas

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Top Cartoon band lists that miss the mark entirely (one exception)

It's that time of the year again when I go trawling through the Web to see if anyone has made up more lists of their list of all time favourite cartoon bands.
I always find some popular newspaper , social information or art site who need filler to come to the call.
The most predictable thing about these lists are the same bands who top the search results when you type "Cartoon band" into Google search.
So I can't really take them seriously.
Case in point

Yahoo associated content

Houston Press

This one had promise until I realised most where from computer games and all the links where broken

At least I found one.

Gibson (yes the people who make the guitars) at least thought about it.

And this one is probably starting with the right premise from the get go

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

The Anarchy sisters, Panty and Stocking, are angels who were kicked out of Heaven due to their bad behavior. They are sent to Daten City (a pun on the Japanese word datenshi "Fallen Angel")), a place located on the edge of Heaven and Hell. Strange monsters called "Ghosts" besiege the city, but the Anarchy sisters wield a variety of mysterious powers, most notably their ability to transform their clothing into weapons.
Under the watchful eye of Reverend Garterbelt, and with their pet zipper-dog Chuck, it's up to Panty and Stocking to destroy these Ghosts, in order to collect enough Heaven Coins to return to Heaven.
In typical Japanese anime fashion it is crass and totally funny.
This series which only started airing in October 2010 has taken Japan by storm.
This wonderful piece of musical video is from the soundtrack from the series.
It pays homage to several other bands such as King Crimson, Nirvana, Pink Floyd and of course Gorillaz.