Thursday, May 5, 2011

DMT - Spirit Molecule, Witkacy - psychedelic painter, Shadrack Chameleon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimethyltryptamine




Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz:


Psychedelic painter gallery:
http://witkacy.org/slideshow/paintings/gal1.html
Witkacy biography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanisław_Ignacy_Witkiewicz



Shadrack Chameleon biography:

Shadrack Chameleon was not so much a band as it was a collective of musicians from a couple popular late-'60s Iowa rock bands. Steve Fox and Randy Berka were close friends growing up in Fort Dodge, Iowa in the early '60s where they were inspired to pick up guitars after hearing the Beatles. Fox's family moved to Illinois in 1964 but returned three years later to Humboldt, near Fort Dodge. By this time, Berka had started a band with organist Jon Porter, drummer Tom Northup, and guitarist John Callahan, which evolved into Lazy River. With Artie Strutzenberg taking over drum chores from Northup and with the addition of Mark Flanagan on bass, Lazy River became a popular band, playing gigs throughout the region. Steve Fox started his own band, Crosstown Traffic, with mates Dan Dodgen (drums), John Brandsgard (guitar) and Doug Sandvig (bss). By the outset of the '70s, internal conflicts ran high in both bands, and Callahan, Strutzenberg, and Flanagan formed Goo, taking Brandsgard with them. Berka and Porter asked Fox to join them, and Shadrack was born. In the summer of 1972, the owners of IGL Records in Iowa had heard Shadrack play and were impressed enought to record a single with the band, but by 1973, Shadrack was all but over, with members going off to college and other pursuits. At the end of 1973, various personnel from Lazy Smoke, Crosstown Traffic, and Shadrack (with Steve Fox the constant) recorded Shadrack Chameleon on a reel-to-reel tape machine in a studio they had built from an old storage shed. Only 300 LPs were released by IGL under the name Shadrack Chameleon, the 'Chameleon' added as an afterthought. ~ Stanton Swihart, All Music Guide

34 comments:

  1. thats some different art... not too shabby though =D

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  2. Truly beautiful stuff. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Kind of creepy, but it's not a bad piece.

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  4. That Witkacy sure has some cool paintings in his gallery.

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  5. the spirit molecule is a great documentary, however i think it goes off on a weird tangent at the end. i still liked it though, great post!

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  6. I have a friend who makes DMT... strange stuff

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  7. My friend tried to get me into DMT but I never tried it, that art looks pretty good

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  8. I love learning about new art. Sweet stuff. This is great

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  9. I really like the photography of his on the website

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  10. Is it just me or does that woman look kinda like Georges St-Pierre... lol.

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  11. you decided to do all three!? awesome!

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  12. I ended watching the whole DMT article. Then again, I am a graduate psych student so I love that kinda stuff. The art wasn't too bad though. :P

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  13. wow that would be really impressive to see the real version, it looks so detailed

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  14. Ho mate ! Finally a pure gold blog !

    I'm reading books about it and I'll really follow every post you will share.

    Maybe we can discuss about it someday on a chat.

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  15. Sounds like DMT is higher on the drug ladder than I ever want to climb

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  16. i have a pdg 700page book on DMT, still want to read it

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  17. Very nice post, keep them coming :)

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  18. I have Strassman's book - very, very interesting read. It's a real shame there's insufficient financial, legal and (ultimatly, I suppose) political support for that sort of thing.

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  19. This is great, can't wait to see more

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  20. DMT always seems mega interesting, would love the experience once

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  21. A little weird to think about, but hey, if i get to live again, i'm not complaining.

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  22. DMT video is really interesting

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  23. I love the internet for those videos <3

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  24. DMT is a whole new dimension. It changes the way you look at everything.

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  25. Some great artwork there, I'll certainly follow you.

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