Tuesday, March 31, 2009

S. CLAY WILSON...it's important

some of you may know that at the end of last year S. Clay Wilson nearly died after suffering brain injury following a fall.
please go to this website

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

treacherous three ..... yeah boy!

sounds like a good comic...but it's the name of a very early hip hop group.
one of their hits floated across my brain thru the ether of time this morning. it took about 15 minutes of searching on the internet and in the music service Rhapsody before i found it. digging thru mountains of songs with the lyrics rock the body, body rock, rock the body body...etc.
the name of the song actually turns out to be "rock the body"

old school rap sleuthing and determination helped me track down this gem of pioneering nyc hip hop.
the treacherous three were DJ Easy Lee, Kool Moe Dee, L.A. Sunshine, Special K, & Spoonie G (left in the late 70's). Kool Moe Dee went on to fame and rap history, most notably for his feud (on vinyl) with LL Cool J. Spawning the classic "how you like me now" hit single as well as the album with the same title.
i'm gonna rock my Kangol in honor of these vibes today.

while i'm on the subject of old school hip hop (i was in high school in the bronx during the early evolution of rap music), i gotta give shouts to my all time favorite homies of hip hop. These are da classics:
1. Big Daddy Kane
2. Eric B. & Rakim
3. Boogie Down Productions - KRS 1
4. Kool G Rap
5. Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five
6. Afrika BamBaaTaa
7. GangStarr
8. Public Enemy
9. Run-D.M.C.
10. Wu Tang Clan, Notorious BIG, Jay Z, Mobb Deep, Special Ed, NWA, Ice Cube, MC lyte, and and and....

Monday, March 23, 2009

JEFFREY BROWN.....super online art show! mid april

To celebrate the release of Jeffrey's latest book FUNNY MISHAPEN BODY put out by Simon & Schuster.
We will be putting together a beautiful online art show ! Yes it will be available for viewing by appointment only.


Monday, March 16, 2009

watchmen movie....no spoiler

probably is and will remain the best comic book movie (with super heroes) ever made.
there are some faults with it, but none that ruin what's good about it. faithful to the story (with some changes that make the film work better), visually incredible, some great performances by several of the actors...all in all a very enjoyable film.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

WonderCon S.F. and L.A. trip redux

maaaaaaaaaaan, that was a fun trip. the WonderCon was a great show. A lot of cool art and people and great vibes at the Moscone Ctr. We ate fabulously every nite, and my highlight has to be having a home cooked meal with my idol Spain Rodriguez making me his special sauce with pasta. !!! absolutely delicious and one of the finest evenings i've had. After that i headed down to L.A. to visit my kid bro Evan, and there i indulged in plenty of fine food, hikes in the Malibu Canyon, and good southern Cali weather. I was sorry when it ended. I also visited to private collections of comic art and that was fabulous as well. Several wonderful art treasures found their way home with me and now i'm back on the east coast dreaming about spring time.