MY LA: MARK MOTHERSBAUGH TALKS LIFE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS
By Beatie Wolfe
Co-founder and frontman of the trailblazing avant-garde rock band DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh is one the most distinctive figures in music history. David Bowie (a patron saint of the group) called DEVO “the band of the future” (with one of their numerous innovations including the invention of the music video format pre-MTV) and from early on DEVO was celebrated by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, Neil Young and Andy Warhol as precisely this.
As an award-winning composer, Mothersbaugh has scored everything from global box office hits like The Lego Movie and children’s television classic Rugrats through to the majority of Wes Anderson films, including Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore and The Life Aquatic.
Denver filmmaker Joe Cappa was deservedly accepted into the recent 2021 Sundance Film Festival with his mind-bending, animated horror, Ghost Dogs. His 11-minute film was showcased in Sundance’s Short Films Program and was one of 10 animated films selected from a pool of 9,933 short film submissions from 27 countries.
“May this arrow fly true as the spirit of Enrathiel, the White Falcon,” Melara whispered as she drew. The ten-tined hart raised its head as though hearing her prayer. The whole forest seemed to hold its breath, the breeze falling to nothing, the leaves quieting; and then, with a practiced flick of the fingers, she released.
Meet Digital Artist Aaron Lovett: "Art is a Lovett tradition. My father is a talented graphic designer for United Airlines and my mother has a reputation for making some of the most beautiful custom greeting cards you’ll ever see. They’ve encouraged and celebrated my artistic endeavors since I was a toddler."
I think I’ve figured out my aversion to reading novels during these COVID times. And it mainly has to do with the fact that the aliens, Nephilims, whoever built the Georgia Guidestones, at least two of the assassins of JFK, D.B. Cooper, and several members of the Illuminati who worked with the Freemasons and what’s left of the Knights Templar all created the Coronavirus in their inter-dimensional labs, and have also used their invisible rayguns (for lack of a better term) to interfere with the proper function of my brainwaves.
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CAROUSEL ARTIST CREDITS:
Jonny DeStefano, Vivid Crimson | Issue 047, November 2017 // Ray Young Chu, Karate Kat | Issue 007, July 2014 // Jonny DeStefano, Land Sea Sky | Issue 063, March 2019 // Mark Mothersbaugh, Last Day at Abby Road Studio | Issue 053, May 2018 // Scott Fuller, 2001 A Punk Odyssey | Issue 014, February 2015// Jack Estenssoro, Untitled | Issue 029, May 2016 // Amy Guidry, Expatriate | Issue 084, December 2020 // Janell Langford, CJ’s Dream | Issue 073, January 2020