I recently found some of the artists that I interviewed for the television series I produced a little while back called “ART or something like it!” have posted their segments onto Youtube. Check them out here:
So, All three of these guys were amazing to interview. Click on the links next to their names to find out more. Maybe, Sometime in the future, I will post more A.O.S.L.I! clips onto Youtube. What do you all thing, is that something that interests you?
The blog is short and simple this week, as I am still trying to edit down some stuff for you all and the day job combined with riding my bike like a crazy fool in 95% weather, has limited the time I have to be productive. I have made good progress on the “Clown Party 2” painting, I am just too tired to take a picture of it right now to post for you all, maybe next week.
In the meantime, here are some cool videos I found on Youtube that I did not make:
From the folks that brought you “Happy Tree Friends”, here is a taste of -DR. TRAN-
So, do you suck at Photoshop? Watch this amazing “tutorial” and maybe Donnie can help you learn a little something in, “YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP”
Here is an amazing little bit of clowning, a nice little excerpt from Slava’s Snowshow:
So, you made it to the end of this weeks blog. Thank you. If you have been enjoying the weekly exploits of Bligh the Clown, as well as, my other crazy artistic projects, don’t be selfish! Tell everyone of your friends about Blight Productions! Tell them all to visit the website: http://www.blightproductions.com and sign up to the mailing list. Do it now! I am doing this for you people. So your lives can be enriched by some clown love. Now go and spread that love all over the internet to everyone you know! Don’t forget to subscribe to my Twitter page and facebook fan page!
So finally after months of not posting any original video content up for you beautiful people here is something truly special:
-BLIGHT THE CLOWN TRIBUTE SONG BY BARRY MITCHELL-
This is a lovely musical tribute song. Written and performed by the worlds best accordion playing comedy, parody, polka guy, Barry Mitchell. For more info on Barry please visit: http://www.barryfunny.com
So as you all know, or maybe you don’t know, Blight the Clown is the bass player in the super funky crazy industrial circus swamp rock band, “Things Outside The Skin.” Some of you that have been following “The Missing Adventures of Blight the Clown”, may have been wondering when the singer/screaming bastard, “Chvad S.B.” of “T.O.T.S.”, would be entering the wonderful world of Blight the Clowns silly comic. Well, here it is. The debut of “Chvad the Thug” in:
I am sure you all remember my good friend (super crazy polka guy and star of “A CLOWN CAROL”) Barry Mitchell, well for all the years I have know him, I have been begging him to create a character and comedy skit based on his true self. The real thing is always funny. He came close to it in his performance of Scroogie the Clown in my little clown movie, but he nails is on the head in his latest Youtube video shenanigans:
The human psyche is a strange creature. There is this interesting social experiment going on right now, created by a company called Linden Labs. This social experiment takes the form of an online virtual world called Second Life. I have been experimenting with this “game” for a little while now trying to find interesting ways to utilize the technology for promoting my art and possible creating some legitimate form of virtual art. As you know, I have several ongoing projects in Second Life. One being a virtual art gallery for promoting my real world art (which has actually led to some real sales), I have created “T.O.T.S. Land”, a virtual head quarters for my band, and most recently, I have been working on a horror/ swamp themed sim. The Swamp sim is the largest project I have attempted in Second Life. It is basically a land to explore with lots of creepy shit. I will just list off several of the features I have created in this world: A Haunted Hotel, several shooting gallery games, pirate boat battles, swamp shacks, caves, a swamp boggin’ off-road racing game, and a virtual “outdoor” movie theater, showcasing classic horror movies. I tell you all this so you get a basis for how I use this game, as basically another tool to create art.
The reason I called this “game” a social experiment is because there are many people around the world who play this game on an entirely different level. The economy in this “game” is based on real money exchange, meaning you buy something in the game, you are spending real money. Someone gives you money in the game, you can cash it out for real money. There are some folks that have full time businesses based in this game, they actually make enough money “playing” this game that they have no need for real day jobs. Lets take this “game” a little deeper.
Over the past few months, I have gotten to know another artist in Second Life named “Eifachfilm Vacirca.” He is a really interesting fella from Switzerland. I got to know him while I was promoting my “Clown Carol” movie, he enjoyed the movie and contacted me. He has done some really amazing artistic things in the game, mostly using the medium of the game itself to create art. He has also done some cool stuff promoting film and video to the European audience (including my movie). Check out his website here: http://d-oo-b.cc. Recently, he let some student film makers come into his house and interview him about his experience with this “game” called Second Life. This is his story: