Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hyacinth House


My SUPER Art-wife got me a nice Easter present this weekend- some Hyacinth!  I'm quite fond The Doors
"Hyacinth House" from LA Woman.  I've been a huge fan of Morrison's poetry and lyrics dating back to my early teens when I discovered An American Night.  The inspiration behind Aurora's gift was a unique song from the band which was recorded at guitarist Robby Krieger's house one night.  It made the cut for the the band's last album and at times, my wife (or an empty room) has heard me serenade it.  The best to you and yours and maybe a brand new friend this Easter!







Friday, March 29, 2013

JESUS is just ALRIGHT

Happy Easter weekend from DREGstudios! Over the years, I've created various colorful depictions of the Riz himself.  On the special marking of his zombification, here's a guide to finding several of my crowd-pleasers including Chocolate Jesus, Monkey Jesus and even Jesus on Bible Pages...









Thursday, March 14, 2013

HOW TO LEVEL A PLAYING FIELD with Scott Prouty

This evening, Mitt Romney got a birthday surprise of epic proportions which I'll toast to right now (*clinks a glass of 12 Year Dewar's to the screen*)  In response to Mitt coming out of his fortress of solitude recently, the guy who filmed the now INFAMOUS 47% video has also stepped out of the shadows.  My newest personal hero, Scott Prouty went live on the air here in the States and reminded the general public that you cannot twist a man's own message when it's exposed for the truth it is.  The truth can be a game changer and when the American Press is at the mercy of Corporate Interests, social media is the new judge, jury and executioner of the true Majority Voice.


Scott's video went viral immediately when it was released on Mother Jones last summer.  He never stepped up, stepped out or took any monetary offers for interviews.  For him, the release of his video was simply the right thing to do.  The Press had no access to the majority of Romney's fundraisers and events.  Everything is behind closed doors (and I'm assuming not because the parties get so damn wild.)  The rich elite who exploit the Capitalist system of our country don't want you to hear how they really talk to one another and down to the rest of the world.  By dropping his footage of this private event on YouTube, the playing field was leveled from the rhetoric the GOP campaign was spewing from their stump.  From the horse's mouth, if you will, we finally saw the "real" Mitt.  In the spirit of his purpose, I'll let Scott tell you the rest in his own words...


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We live in a country where our own beloved Freedoms and Civil Rights are now under fire.  We've woken up in a world where the internet is here to lift the veil.  Freedom of Press has been taken hostage from any intelligent and meaningful insight into our modern political plight.  Access to information is the new battlefield which more and more will have in their sites over the next decade.  Keep your voice raised for freedom of speech, freedom of information and freedom of thought.  Names like Bradley Manning, Aaron Swartz and Julian Assange are just the beginning.  Scott Prouty didn't want to be next for simply showing the world a slice of the truth.  Keep the Internet FREE!



Sunday, March 10, 2013

HOLY HouseWARMING

Last night, Aurora and I opened our doors to our closest friends for a Houswarming Party of epic proportions.  Top Shelf Scotch, Homemade Moonshine and plenty of fire fire fire kept us smiling, laughing and loving until the wee hours of the morning.  A special thanks to everyone who made it out to bring gifts, music, drinks and memories we'll never forget!  Here are some wonderfully surreal pictures Paul and Ashley Jae Fly took of the spirits...

For this picture, I scooped a shovel full of hot coals from my Rocket Barrel and made an infinity sign  for the long exposure.  Click HERE to let Dirty Twin teach you how to make your own Rocket Barrel! 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

FROM PARTS UNKNOWN - New Works by The Wolfman OPENING Sunday!

2013 / Charles "Wolfman" Bennett
Charles "Wolfman" Bennett is invading the East Nasty this Sunday when he takes over OCTANE GALLERY inside Kustom Thrills Tattoo for the month of March.  Drop by and get howled at by the artist himself from 7-10PM Sunday March 5th!

Wolfie's been hard at work these past few weeks on his solo venture with plenty of guitars, bodily fluids, black stars and macabre Southern Pop Surrealism to blow your third eye wide open!  Here's a sneak peek...




2013 / Charles "Wolfman" Bennett

Sunday, March 3, 2013

REFLECTIVE (The Art of Miranda Herrick)

This afternoon, I made it to the Customs House Museum here in town by the skin of my teeth for the last day of my friend Miranda's new art exhibit.  Her collection of works on display span the past five years and include pen and ink illustrations as well as some groovy art made from recyclables.  I've always been fond of her visionary patterns which just keep getting bigger and better each year.  Miranda has curated and owned a few local art spots in Clarksville and Nashville over the past 10 plus years and was very influential in dragging me into a gallery setting to display my own work.  In turn, I'd like to share some of hers with you here!  Visit her on facebook to see more and drop her a line about her psychedelic creations!


How to Build a ROCKET BARREL with DIRTY TWIN

Since I've moved into the new place over on the West side of Town, I've been attempting to reclaim my small slice of Heaven from the throws of nature.  Tremendous amounts of leaves, branches and tree carcasses have piled up in this back yard over the years.  Recently, my buddies Dirty Twin and Big Al dropped by for a visit, some drinks and to make a Burn Barrel to help facilitate uncovering the lawn beneath my graveyard of wood.  Here's how it's done Durrrrrrrrdy South Style...

STEP ONE:  Procure One Large Barrel (Thanks to Dirty Twin's equally devious other half, Jacobi Christ.)


STEP TWO:  Cut the Top Off of that Bitch

Saturday, March 2, 2013