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Name: Big Dog Smith
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Hometown: Mongrolvia
Home country: South Side, Chicago
Current location: Northeast Side, Los Angeles
Member since: Sat Sep 13, 2008, 01:46 AM
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Please have a look at this Evangenitals music video!

They are a really great, contemporary Los Angeles based band.

Americana, Alt-Folk/Rock is how I guess I would describe them.

They're fucking great, IMO.

Turbulent Flow:

Posted by GReedDiamond | Fri Apr 4, 2014, 12:26 AM (2 replies)

We just felt an earthquake here in Pasadena CA...

...didn't feel too strong, but I sure felt it.

For Los Angeles area DUers: GERMS vs Don Bolles, tomorrow afternoon...

If you're in the Echo Park area of L.A. TOMORROW afternoon (3/16, 4-9 PM), and you like really cool contemporary art (my friend/collaborator, GERMS, the artist), and "classic" L.A. punk rock, then you should go to this event:

GERMS will be exhibiting work and doing live painting, while Don Bolles, drummer of the legendary L.A. punk band, GERMS, provides the musical background.

Don used to run the sound at Cathay de Grande back in the early 1980s, when my band, The Hundredth Monkey, played there.

It's always cool to see Don again!

I'll be there, I'm the guy that looks like me (see the link in my sigline).

Echo Park (Los Angeles): Germs VS Don Bolles...

If you're in the L.A. area this Sunday afternoon (3/16), and you like really cool contemporary art (Germs the artist), and "classic" L.A. punk rock (Don Bolles of Germs the punk band), then you should go to this event:

I'll be there for sure!

Here's some stuff by me, from a few years back, mostly...

Love Gasoline 2006, oil on canvas, 58" x 32".

Stolen Eyes, 2005, oil on canvas, 24" x 20".

Fisheye Cat, 2005, oil on canvas, 24" x 20".

Peaquarium, 2005, oil on canvas, 24" x 20".

Eikonoklastes Graphia, 1987, airbrush acrylic on canvas, approx. 48" x 47".

Bird Brain, aka: Shit for Brains: inside the head of the predatory creature, neoconicus chickenhawkonerous warmongerer, 2004, altered photograph of bird dropping, digital print on paper.

Loplop Pescado Diablo, 2006, acrylic and mixed media on canvas.

Freudian Sex Invasion, 1987, mixed media on layered illustration boards.

Von Dutch Action Figure Playset, 2006, acrylic on watercolor paper.

Blowing Smoke, 2006, acrylic on watercolor paper.

Prince Sputnik (he's smarter than he looks), 2005, (after Mark Ryden), acrylic airbrush on Arches watercolor
paper, with hand-carved gilded teak frame. Image size: 18" x 26"; overall size, with frame: 24.5" x 41.5".

GodShack - digital work in progress and/or degeneration, January 2014.

Crossposted from the Lounge...GERMS video at KCET.org...


KCET.org video about my friend, GERMS...

...aka Jaime Zacarias, an artist I have been working with and collecting for almost 10 years now.

I do various things for Jaime -- his web site, digital stuff like laser engraving, and most recently co-designed with him some GERMS floor lamps which were exhibited last September 10-Dec 7 at the Vincent Price Art Museum (the lamps are shown in the video).

Also appearing in the video is Cheech Marin - who is the collector of Chicano Art - and who has recently started collecting GERMS' work.

The video is at the link below:


Support your local artist!

On edit: KCET is the former PBS affiliate in Los Angeles, but has been an independent community broadcaster for some time now.

Also, the GERMS video will be broadcast on Channel 28 in the Los Angeles area this Thursday, February 13, at 9 PM.

Here Comes Christmas...

...by Green Sparkle Frog (yes, my band).

So, my band and our record, are on the first round, 56th Grammy Ballot...

...if there are any NARAS voting members here at DU, I appeal to you to have a listen and consider us when you vote.

And if you're not a NARAS member, the appeal is the same, except, you can't vote.

But, please have a listen, and let me know what you think about our record.

Artist: Green Sparkle Frog

Album: Die Happy & Other Songs About Life


Part 1: Album of the Year - entry #0469; Best New Artist - entry #235

Part 2, Field 4 Rock: Best Rock Album - entry #98.

Hear the record at Spotify.com, search for Green Sparkle Frog (yes, you have to sign up and download their application, but it may be worth it - you can set up a free account and listen to anything available there besides GSF).

-or stream at our web site - GreenSparkleFrog.com, click on the "AUDIO" link, no sign up or anything needed.

Thanks for your consideration.

-Tim K, Green Sparkle Frog

"La Luz de Germs" at the Vincent Price Art Museum...

I have been working with GERMS on a limited edition version of a floor lamp (only 4 in Edition One, with 1 artist's proof version, which is a variant of the final v1 edition), inspired by GERMS' paintings, which very often feature a floating, tentacled, luchador-inspired figure, which is the model for the lamp.

The four versions of the lamp will be on exhibit at the Vincent Price Art Museum, along with some new paintings by GERMS, as well as his site-specific work.


2011 prototype:

The 2013 versions feature hand-carved teak wood tentacles:

We are still waiting for the delivery of the hand-carved wood from Thailand, and then we have less than 3 weeks to complete the assembly and installation.

I'm a little bit nervous, as we come down to the wire, but have no doubt it will be wonderful.

GERMS Web Site

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