6 (August 2005)
I'm currently living in Los Angeles
The music I listen to can be split into two genre's: Epic Mood
Rock (Such as Explosions In the Sky, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Mogwai,
M83 etc.) and Electronica/IDM (Aphex Twin, Autechre, Schematic
Records, Squarepusher, Warp Records etc.) And then I also listen
to NPR, but I don't really think that constitutes as "music"
I find myself being drawn to the work of my contemporaries, in
particular those whose work contains strong illustrative elements. At
the moment. I'm excited by the works of Chiho Aoshima, Marcel Dzama,
Jeremy Fish, Camille Rose Garcia, Barry McGee, Takeshi Murakami, Yoshitomo
Nara, Mark Ryden, and Ralph Steadman (to name a few).
Asides for general life experience, conversations with family
and friends, and things I see on television, I think I'm most inspired
by the work of my artist friends.
Top 5 favorite
Lately I've been studying a lot of art books for ideas since
I'm putting together my own book (to be released this September).