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Oh yes, it's the music of the month, the word on the street, the freak of the week!
Primus' first original studio album in 5 years. An original album.. that was based solely on a childrens' book.
Namely, "The Rainbow Goblins" by Ul De Rico.
Don't get me wrong, Les Claypool (the legendary bass player himself) does play out the story is his own crazy way successfully, with an addictive melody and a very surreal/fairy tale-like background.
Only beef I have with this album is that the ending seemed anti-climantic. "The Storm" doesn't really put enough "oomph" into illustrating the rainbow goblins getting their commuppance, where there was potential in making it more shocking or unexpected. (Maybe even transition into a bad@$$ metal vibe like they did way back with Frizzle Fry.)
However, despite its flaws, "The Desaturating Seven" is a pretty good album overall, and it pulls you right into the story. Even as just another one of Claypool's milestone projects (in comparison to even Primus and the Chocolate Factory), its imperfections are still easy to get behind.
And I'd say check it out, if you haven't already!
P.S. All of the artwork for this album was originally from the book. I will agree 100% that Ul De Rico's illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, but that's still kind of a cop-out...
I'm going to miss you, Paul. No joke, you are my all-time favorite from InfoWars, and no matter what Goofball, ScrewTube or Disgracebook decide to do, no matter how much power they have over everything, you will NEVER be forgotten!
Some were yellow,
Some were brown,
Like leaves in the wind, they twirl around.
Every city, every street, every town.
But keep no promises.
Some were old,
Some were new,
Like memories of just me and you.
A feeling of acceptance through and through.
But keeps no promises.
Sometimes hours turn to days,
The leaves, over time, have withered away.
There's nothing else there left to say.
They kept no promises.
Some may consider this a tad "off-topic", art-wise, but I think this is something everybody should think about.
2017-01-30 15:57:48 by CourageousCosmic
Listen, I know it's the internet, and I'm not saying there isn't room for "dumb fun" in any artist's journey, but this is just plain dumb. And from my understanding, most of these memes- especially in the online art platform- are born out of conformity and attempt for relevance.
What I enjoy about being an artist is that there are no limitaions. You can draw literally anything you want, good stories can come from anywhere, and nobody can tell you otherwise. Not even a society of "sheeple" that only thinks one way.
But if you actually believe that just babbling about your personal life, (or what's in your backpack, what you look like, what fandom you're in, etc.) should warrant a bigger following, or what makes you a better artist, you've got it all backwards.
I, personally, have no problem with fanart, or a couple pop culture references, or even vent art, but to my opinion, most of these artists' internet trends fall into the same category as the annoying "Sub-for-sub", reaction videos or reality TV.
This is not improving, reaching goals, or even "building the future" (as I've heard many claim), it's just panhandling for attention. And honestly, that's just sad.
Even as somebody who has created original things and has told his own stories, if I started doing crap like this, I wouldn't be surprised if my audience thought less of me. (That goes double for Newgrounds artists who just sell out and draw nothing but porn. Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about, it's almost everybody now.)
"The popular way isn't always the lasting way." -Nostalgia Critic
Hey, guys! Just got this awesome new tablet for Christmas. I know, again, it's a work-in-progress, but I'm getting used to it a little quicker than I imagined.
For those who haven't read it yet, it's never too late: http://arthurangles.deviantart.com/art/Arty-and-Company-in-CotC-1-Cover-A-628653002