no no, this is a psuch poster from the 6o's, fella. i'm talking PUNK, not rock or psych or evern concert posters. i'm talking PUNK. that is very different. go back to that other thread and and see what i'm talking about. i try to clarify to get the point across.
the earliest silkscreened punk posters i've found have been from seattle (of course. i can dig up here, but not in nyc or sf or la). gorilla rose and (i think ) rio de jenairo were silkscreening posters for the whiz kidz as early as 71/72. carl smool was silkscreening punk posters in seattle as early as 76. later, 78 +79, helena rogers, stu laughlin and babyteeth were slapping up home grown silkscreen art around town for their bands like red dress, student nurse, audio leter and the fags. later, of course, all hell broke loose.
john - can you list any early silkscreen punk artists by name from down sf way?
i saw an exhibit in an art museum of some guy who made jewelry/sculptures of small animal bones, insect parts and precious gems and gold and platinum, etc. etc. he created these tiny cyborg tank beetle termite monster soldier gizmo creatures. they were really cool. i don't know if they were animated, they were just under glass.
the whole idea of of "frankensteining" has always been close to my heart...
actually owls poop out these strange hairy pellets full of bones. an owl pellet is essential everything that the owl can't digest. so it comes out as a pellet shaped wad of hair filled with the entire skeleton of the critter it ate. they're pretty cool to take apart - they're almost like little model kits. you find them at the bottom of places owls perch.
and yes, trying to print with a wad of hair and bones is really really hard. so i went with the seagull shit instead. i had hoped no one would notice. damn you!
one last thing - the promoter told me the owls were instensely psych and scary. other than that i have no idea what they are like. so, in ufology lore as it's developed over the genrations, there is often talk of "shadow memories" (or "shield" or "false" mmemories) of low flying owls at night that is our minds covering for abduction experiences (the flying glowing saucer disk gets "remembered" as a low flying white owl at night - usually a barn owl). so, i just ran with that old bit of crackpot mythology to create the metaphor for the music by this band. it's a stretch, but i think it's funny and creepy.