Here is a better view of the "Real Art" at the bottom of Diane's box of half eaten chocolates. Chocolate Not It's a cool Trashpo diaphragm made from things Diane found in the CVS parking lot, all framed by a rave poster from the Church of the Light of Christ, a popular nightclub in Elgin. Thanks again, Diane. Be sure to check out Diane's Blues, a new youtube which is positively faux Warholian in a cinematic way.

Svenja has the light touch when it comes to classic collage in the Max Ernst mold. The kiss of death was never sweeter. Thank you, Svenja.

Jon has sent me several things lately but this one captures the pure Rosenquistian nature of his sticky assemblages. (Don't you think I could write for ArtForum?) For those of you who have not yet experienced Jon's music I highly recommend it. The Nostrils will probably not be appearing at the Church of Christ's Light any time soon but they do belong in rotation on your iPod. Why? Because Jon's music is the perfect palate cleanser for the bombast, emotional puffery and megalomaniacal over-production that constitutes most contemporary music. As far as subject matter goes Jon tackles the big themes that most pop ignores. Issues like "Work Food" and "People Taking Pictures of their Food" and various hair related themes. Here's the way I recommend Jon's music be served: don't listen to 18 songs in a row. Add it to your collection, then put your music on shuffle and let his songs burble up in an organic way. It's a great mood changer, believe me. Thank you, Jon.

Thanks everyone....over and out....

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Comment by David Stafford on February 3, 2014 at 7:07pm

You're welcome, Svenja. I have something coming your way.

Comment by Svenja Wahl on February 3, 2014 at 6:59pm

Thank you for blogging, David!  Death investigation pointed to this little guy you've sent me before - thanks for this too! ("elegant", my, I'm blushing here...)

Love Jons collage, very cool, but somehow disturbing, isn't it?

Comment by David Stafford on February 3, 2014 at 5:32am

Thanks, Diane....

Comment by DKULT on February 3, 2014 at 5:23am

love the blog David-Jon's piece reminds me of that game operation ...and elegant perfectly describes Svenja's work. 

Comment by David Stafford on February 2, 2014 at 11:58pm

No, but I was sorely tempted. 

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 2, 2014 at 12:51pm

Nice trilogy!

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