Perhaps a lovely art drop for you?
Gentlewomen and Gentlemen of the Vox Chaotica Council! Remember that tomorrow I will be answering any and all questions (within reason, my lovelies, as seen in this last post)! I'll be awake between about 9 A.M. and midnight tomorrow, so ask me stuff here, tweet me on twitter, ask me on tumblr, on my email if you're looking for something less entirely public... I mean, I'll even accept carrier pigeon, but that would take a while. If you have no idea what to ask me, take a look at my list of edible foods and ask me why I'm such a ridiculous eater!
So I've been throwing around this idea in my head—I guess that isn't so much throwing it around as just gently letting the wind blow it dry as it hangs on a drying-line. Umm. Well. That sort of made sense... Moving on.
I recently found this typewriter in one of my parent's closets, and I want to do something with it. I'm super into music ("I'm so surprised, Cutter! I had no idea!" Thanks unreasonable Internet troll. Your sarcasm is so... original), so I started typing up lyrics starting with The Dead Flag Blues by Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Now, I've always been enamoured of fonts and playing with them to make art. Small tangent: two arts basically no layman acknowledges are prose and poetic layouts. Laying out a work of prose is INSANELY time-consuming and it has to be aesthetically pleasing, otherwise people straight up won't read your book. And poetry layouts can be used to add another layer to the meanings of the words, which is amazing and Level Twelve cool. That is an artform in itself, trying to mirror or embolden the concepts behind the text... Whooooooooooooooh. I'm such an amateur (as you can see above), but I totally fangirl over things like this all the time. This wasn't a small tangent, was it...?
Anyway, I did one for Interpol's songs Evil, The Depths, and Mind Over Time, and I just did one for an artist I discovered last Saturday on the way to The Darling Sounds' show at the Grand Avenue Festival (shout out to Zach, mixmaster extraordinaire): Milo.
Milo does really interesting rap. He's in the same collective as Busdriver, who is an undisputed king of Art Rap. How could he not be when he raps faster than the speed of sound, with better enunciation than the King of England, and about the most cerebral and abstract and amazing things? Milo's raps have a lot in common with Busdriver. Quirky lyrics, confrontation with social concepts, witty lines, interesting beats... I'm actually sort of totally in love with Milo takes Baths, especially The Ballad of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. So I typed that up, and that was when I had the idea to do these as art drops.
I started wondering what would happen if I sealed some of these up in envelopes and sent them out. But that would cost postage, and I'd have to have actual addresses. So I thought maybe if I just left them around the town in envelopes, maybe it would be a cool thing? I think it would be cool. And then maybe I would include a business card to encourage people to respond to what songs they found?
So would you pick one up?
tl;dr Cutter has an idea, possibly offends typographical artists, pushes Milo and Busdriver, and reminds you to ask him questions all of tomorrow between 9 a.m. and midnight!