great (absolutely wonderful) image, but the type is pretty pedestrian. i'd have avoided a computer typeface like that and created my own stuff to go better with the image. it ends up clashing with the texture of the image above it. those identical "distressed o's" really go dead in the water and all of those caps make it look like some sort of "kroy" lettering.
if more people on this site were familiar with the montreal arts scene over the last 40-50 years, then this poster would not seem so "odd". seripop is most definitley a logical part of what has been going on in montreal for ages. it's just that we snobs in the usa don't bother looking north at canadians who speak french as very important to notice.
check it all out - amazing work has been pouring out of montreal forever... seripop is just mostly our first glimpse of it.
janis wasn't fat. you've seen the nude photos, right? she wasn't fat, unless you go for that "concentration camp" look so popular these days. i think the fashion industry calls it "herion shiek". seems like you couldn't fuck them skinny chicks without craking a few ribs. "put it in soft and listen to the bones snap as it gets hard". heh.
the moby grape started out as the frantics from the northwest. they had a regional hit with a song called "werewolf". come psychedelia, they moved to san francisco and got a new lead "singer" skip spence,a nd became the moby grape., they stuck it out until spence flipped out and attacked the rest of the band with a fire axe.
frank, you would have fucked janis. everybody else did.
i'm nearly 50. i saw hendrix wheni was about 14 (my first concert ever).
and i'm not "bitching" about hendrix, i'm DESCRIBING his perfomance. i actually admired what he was doing - he was fighting the preconceptions of his audience and attempting to move on. too bad he died within 3 months of that show, he might have done some interesting stuff.
if i were "bitching" about him, i would have said that i thought he was shit and i hated him. you might note i didn't do anything like that. in fact i compared him (favorably) to miles. and i always consider freaks to be suprior beings in all repects...
i saw him play. he was not a very nice guy. he bad-mouthed the audience and bad-mouthed the city (he HATED seattle) and turned his back on us and called everybody names and insulted us and played badly and showboiated and said things like< "i bet you whiteys want to see me play with my teeth. well here you go (plays some sour noise with his teeth). that satisfy you?" shit like that.
very cool. miles davis on bad acid and downers.
a friend of mine claims he once saw hendrix offend the audience to the point where they started up onto the stage to get his ass, and he went to his stacks and smashed his guitar into it to the point where he had such huge feedback that it forced the angry crowd off the stage.
dunno if it's a true story, but hendrix was one nasty s.o.b. on stage.