Thursday, August 19, 2010

DANK Video | “Unsilent Statue″ | Music by Absofacto


(having trouble viewing video? go here)

Took the long way to the studio one day and walked by a statue...

Music In The Video
While listening to blip.fm, and right about the time I did this drawing, I came across the band Absofacto (Thank you @kristenboyd). The specific song was No Power. After hearing it the quest to find out where I could consume more Absofacto deliciousness began. With a few clicks I found what I was looking for, and with a couple more learned that it's the side project of the talented Jonathan Visger of Mason Proper (another tasty band). Both are definitely worth taking the time to get to know.

You can download the song in the video, "Palinopsia", along with the rest of the Absofacto goodness at www.absofacto.com.

Click below images to enlarge.
Sketch of the Day 8-8-2010: Unsilent Statue
original statue
The statue that inspired the sketch (I love the empty wine bottle in his hand).

Currently Listening To:
Song: No Power (listen)
Artist: Absofacto (official website)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

DANK Video | “Never Yawn″ | Music by Manuok



Felt like drawing an astronaut...

Music In The Video
ALBUM RELEASE! The 5th Dank art video coincides with the release of Manuok's latest album, "The Old Horse". The brain child of the talented Scott Mercado, Manuok was a band I had the delight of seeing play multiple times when I lived in San Diego. The song in the video "Warship" is off their second album No End To Limitations. While I'll have to wait until I move back to the States before I see them play live again, I'm stoked that today I'll get to taste a whole new version of the magic Mr. Mercado and his crew have been making.

You can get the new album, along with news and tour dates, at www.manuok.com

Click on below images to enlarge.
Never Yawn

page 5 of On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Currently Reading:
page 5 of "On The Road"
by Jack Kerouac


Currently Listening To:
Song: Hold Still (listen)
Artist: Manuok (official website)

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Mohawk

DANKO

+ 10 yrs of having long hair

+ 120 yr old Argentine barbershop

= Life Goal #143...The Mohawk

La Epoca
Barberia "La Epoca"

The Chair

Goodbye Long Hair

The Aftermath

Tucked away on a side street in Caballito, La Epoca is an amazing little piece of Argentine History. Part barbershop, part museum, part coffee shop Miguel the owner is all smiles to everyone who stops in...even if you don't happen to need a mohawk. Peluquería y Barbería "La Epoca" is located at Guayaquil 877. Tel: 4903 7799

A special thanks to my friend Hobozero for helping me find this place, and to Annie for taking awesome pics and helping the barber understand what a mohawk was.

Currently Reading:
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
by Tom Robbins


Currently Listening To:
Song: This Bird Has Flown (listen)
Artist: The Wooden Sky (myspace)

For more on how I first ended up in Buenos Aires check out the first post of Harmony and Dissonance.