We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation, for those it calls “enemy”…
Joel Rosenburg: Family and Friends poster (2013) watercolor and sumi ink
Family And Friends is a new Athens, GA band that comes to you by the likes of the super talented Mike MacDonald and is FULL of my good friends and former roommates. Check out their page, watch some of their videos, and give ‘em a “like” to be informed on their next shows in town. Love you mean it!
Joel Rosenburg: Poster for Rabies Scythe Fight (2013) Watercolor
Rabies Scythe Fight is a one man electronic band from the Athens area. It is a synth project by the hilariously incomparable Josh Harper. His first album “Deserta Fontaine” is out in Athens record stores and online now!! It features an awesome, hilarious, surreal 50+ page full color comic that also serves as the CD jacket» All drawn by Rabies Scythe Fight» that goes along WITH the music!! «Say whaaattt??!?! The music was all made at Playas Hollow Studio up in Royston, GA and was all recorded by hand. A true, home-grown musical adventure all made to spook, thrill, and haunt you.
This is a drawing I recently made to help promote his first show, May 7th at Go Bar (10:00) in Athens, GA.
Rabies Scythe Fight is “A dark synth comic book soundtrack that will thrill & baffle you!”
“It’ll turn you inside out and trample on your head”
“This cats got the juice”
A man deserving of an undying, electric celebrity if there ever was one!
Art is not, as the metaphysicians say, the manifestation of any mysterious idea, beauty, God; it is not, as the physiological aestheticians say, play, in which a man lets out the surplus of his accumulated energy; it is not the manifestation of emotions by means of external signs; it is not the production of agreeable objects, above all else, not an enjoyment, but a means for the intercourse of men, necessary for man’s life and for progress toward the good of the individual and of humanity, uniting men in the same feelings.
Painting is as pitiful, murderous, deceptive, and horrible as people are horrible, deceptive, murderous, and pitiful. It is both the spout of propaganda and the source of the most honest truth. It facilitates the eternal and internal struggle to communicate. It is as vital and necessary as reflection. A painter’s responsibility is to continue to promote humanity’s ability to see itself.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
He brings princes to naught
and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
No sooner are they planted,
no sooner are they sown,
no sooner do they take root in the ground,
than he blows on them and they wither,
and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.