Sound Advice 99: Dallas Clayton

We are pleased to present our 99th installment of Sound Advice featuring Dallas Clayton. Dallas is based in Los Angeles and is the creator of many cool things including two Awesome Books.

As much as I wanted my playlist to include a bunch of obscure punk, metal, offensive rap, and power violence I decided to settle on a playlist of songs that never fail to make me feel good while I am drawing kids books. Enjoy! –Dallas
Sound Advice 99
01. Whatever Never by Drug Cabin
02. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes by Paul Simon
03. What’s in it For by Avi Buffalo
04. This Will Be Our Year by Zombies
05. Sunny by Bobby Hebb
06. Israelites by Desmond Dekker
07. Cherry by J.J. Cale
08. Dear Mister Fantasy by Traffic
09. Jump into the Fire by Harry Nilsson
10. Germ Free Adolescence by X Ray Spex
11. The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen
12. Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers
13. You Don’t Mess Around With Jim by Jim Croce
14. For Once in my Life by Stevie Wonder
15. Second Hand News by Fleetwood Mac
16. The Best Ever Death Metal Band out of Denton by Mountain Goats

BONUS TRACK to get you up and moving and remind you that music doesn’t always have to be pretty to be pretty

17. Homewrecker by Converge


The Fugazi Archive

In this interview with Approaching Oblivion Ian Mackaye reveals the status of a website that will serve as a database for Fugazi live shows.

“We had to digitize every show, they are on cassette and DAT (digital audio tape) for the most part. So we got that stuff done. Now we’re in the process of mastering all the shows so they play at the same volume. That stage is not too hard, it’s pretty mechanical, there’s a mastering program that does most of the work. Then we have to edit the shows which means we have to put in index points in-between every song so they are not these two-hour-long files… We’re hoping it will be up in the near future. The idea at the moment is to start it with 100 shows. Then put 20 more on every month or something. We’re still building the site, it’s an interesting and complicated process.”

Cannot wait.

via, pitchfork

Up All Night

Radiohead, Karma Police

Gif Magic

NYC rats.

via, workingstiff925

Reminisce Over This

Jay-Z, I Can’t Get Wit That, 1994

Blurring The Lines at Corey Helford Gallery

Roger curated this show opening tomorrow night (4/30) that features Crash and Freedom, along with Risky. Historical figures.

More info here

How Spraypaint is Made

This video looks at the process of making a can of Montana Gold spraypaint from start to finish. Science.

Our Kate

(Thanks Tim/Julia!)


Necessary components: Bottle bank, a beer and a steel rope.

Made by Anton Steenbock

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Spicy Homemade Ketchup

Or as Food Republic calls it “Grown-up Ketchup

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Lunchtime Laughter

Richard Pryor’s Alphabet

Blankness Is Not a Void: Scott Campbell, Raymond Pettibon and Steven Parrino

Opening at Marc Jancou tonight (4/29)

“Taking as its starting point the dialogue between Campbell’s contemporary creations, Pettibon’s 1980s Punk Rock imagery and the Romantic, mannered works on paper of Parrino, the show encourages viewers to re-evaluate American “low” culture by considering the commonalities among these particular artists’ chosen content and use of materials. Indeed, all three artists revel in deviations and marginalized subjects, and the resulting works are aware of both the limitations and possibilities of their environments, ultimately seeking aesthetic resolutions through the universal themes of death, love and sex.”

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