LZRS + the Return

Well, it’s been 6 days now since I got laser eye surgery and life is different. It’s not like I didn’t understand depth before, since I had to move through empty space just like everyone else, but stuff is just DEEP. There’s really no way I can explain it, but try to imagine going into a Clockwork Orange type procedure with your eyes taped down, a flashing orange light, and the smell of your own eyeballs burning away… and coming out with perfect vision. Weird.

Anyway, I’ve spent most the last week recovering and trying not to stare at anything (or anybody) for too long. It’s given me  a little time to sort through some digital affairs and get them in order. For instance, my iTunes library is not really any more organized, but it is bigger! A RIDICULOUS number of bands released new albums these last couple of weeks. So go check em, here’s what I’m into that I’ve heard of:

Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

The Helio Sequence – Negotiations (FINALLY, after 4 years…)

Dan Deacon – America

Grizzly Bear – Shields

Menomena – Moms

And that’s just the 5 I limited myself to writing down… By the big boys out there too. There’s also a bunch of new music I’ve found lately that just tickles my insides in the most pleasant manner. I’ll post a video at the end of this I suppose, keep things nice and classy. Anyway, I’ll be headed back up into the Great Northland tomorrow and despite the beautiful golden California sun I’m still looking forward to it. Why? Well, for one it is the land of free-pool-Sundays and snooker addictions baby. And if you’re near Olympia and like to get your cue on, come find me. I’ve got a new game I invented for my fellow pool/billiards enthusiasts that I am going to share with you all. It is known as Breakball; remember where it came from so you can ask any questions you might have! Don’t hesitate.

Andddd here’s that tune for ya. Search for this artist under the name Carella Ross and you’ll find all of the stuff under all of his pseudonyms. Turbovulva might be favorite… This isn’t my favorite track, but damn this dude has some nasty grooves.

-Travis

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What up punkin

As we wait here in Olympia for Travis to return to the Great Grey North, we reminisce over the still recent Grand Adventure of the West Road. Remember those long summer drives with Chester, the Unflappable Chocolate Phoenix making his own road through the treachery of this unforgiving land? Those good ol’ times on the highway side? How bout ol’ Chip? Good ol’ Chippy? C’mon Chiip. How about the raging stadium blaster in Seattle at The Slab? Remember? WELL TATE PETERSEN DOES! Thanks to Tate we’ve got this groovy lil’ recording of our last song, Kicking Bird. I know, I know, it’s a bit difficult to hear the music over the crowd but if you sit back, close your eyes, and open up your soul you can be right there with us, middle fingers raised high in a magnificent ‘FUCK YOU’ to the Man. Enjoy

Bee Tee Dubs: Thanks for the punkin Mom!

 

-Liam

 

Francois Miglio’s Chernobyl

Here in the Bay Area for the past week or so I’ve had time to catch up with old friends and some folks I’ve know since I was excessively young. One of them happens to be an old friend of my dad’s who lives in France but spends a great deal of time over here in the lovely USA. His name is Francois and he is an artist I feel I now have an obligation to share with all of you.

Image“Fractal Cycles”

The painting above is Monsieur Miglio’s abstract representation of the sentiments depicted in our song “Chernobyl,” and in fact even features an overheating nuclear power plant in the upper left corner. This painting is especially dear to me now as Francois not only gave me a beautiful print of this (You can find it in my room up North if ya know me!), but he also gave New Slang permission to use the art. Fuck yes. But what is really so special about this painting, and the rest of Francois’s art? (Find it here: http://miglioart.com/) It is planned and executed using solely fractal mathematics. Not only that, Francois layers every color he uses in each painting on top of one another and then proceeds to carve away the top layers to create his art. Fucking sick. That’s like writing a song with 20 verses and carving out the ones you don’t need… Anyway, check his stuff out and don’t be afraid to get in touch with him if you’ve got any questions. One of the nicest folks I know.

Happy Sunday!

-Travis

Hello there!

Well folks, this is it.

The very first blog post here on “slanguages,” the brand new site dedicated to spreading New Slang news and ideas free of the clutter and impermanence of good ole Facebook.com. We even have a little bit of control on this site!

Anyway, I’ll keep it short and sweet here–no platforms, no missions, and no goals for the future. This blog is a free for all, meant for all members to bare their deepest, darkest, dirtiest secrets.

In the nude.

With no clothes.

Naked.

Like this:

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Now you can’t tell me that doesn’t look like a blast! Anyway, I’ll leave you all with a sweet music video. And remember, friends don’t let friends wear fanny packs. Unless they’re drunk on the way to the bar. Then it’s cool.

An oldie but goody:

Hooray for Earth – True Loves

-Travis