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Date d'inscription : 02/12/2007
Age : 36

MessageSujet: Brandon's boyd books   Lun 28 Avr - 19:48

http://www.brandonboydbooks.com/

Voici l'adresse du nouveau site consacré aux livres de mr boyd, avec quelques images et une bio assez marrante, ou on apprend en gros que son ami le plus proche est un chien qui vient de france (non?!! ^^), qu'il dort en diagonale dans son lit quand il est tout seul (brandon hein, pas le chien.... quoique, on sait pas, il ne nous dit pas tout le bougre), soit dit en passant, brandon si tu nous lis, ça nous fait un point commun Wink
sinon, il habite un vieil immeuble qui était dans les années 1900 un ancien bordel, il est allergique au lait et que donc il ne mange pas de glace, que des sorbets, qu'il a un oeil qui se ferme après 3h du mat', bref, il ne manque pas d'originalité ce brandon, si si, il est marrant un peu, je vous laisse lire tout ça et deviner ce qui est vrai et ce qui ne l'est pas.

à noter pour les plus voyageurs d'netre nous qu'il y aura bientot une première exposition qui lui sera consacré, là bas, chez lui, "en amérique" ^^

pour les fainéants qui n'ont pas le courage de cliquer sur le lien, voici la bio Very Happy :
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My
name is Brandon Boyd. I am a Los Angeles native, a Vegan sympathizer,
an artist by day and come nightfall I sing in a band called
Incubus. I am suspicious of religion, advertising and know-it-alls.
My teeth will one day fall out from overconsumption of licorice.
My closest friend on the Earth is a dog from France. I sleep
diagonally until I have company, then I sleep lengthwise.
I am straight, yet I adore sparkling mineral water. I have
a bionic right leg as a result of a freak gardening accident.
My right eye goes lazy after about 3am. If you feed me after
midnight, I multiply. My name, when translated literally,
means 'Broom-Hill' which I find horrifyingly exotic. I live
in an old building that at one point in the 1900's was a working
brothel. As a result, the ghosts of under paid and over worked
prostitutes roam my hallways. So, there is a lingering smell
of cheap perfume on the second story of my home after 3am,
which might explain my occasional lazy eye. I am allergic
to milk and as a result have never had an ice cream party.
You may have just heard the sounds of very small violins playing
behind that last comment, but don't feel bad for me; I have
sorbet parties at every Equinox and spend about half a day
thereafter happily cleaning the 'sticky' out of my fingernails.
My right knee is named Chet and my left is Garrison. Everything
I wear once belonged to someone else with the specific exception
of socks and underpants.

I am quite certain that in the above rant/ Myspace 'About
Me' section there is a sizable window for you curious and
or skeptical observers to peer through. I have always cringed
at the thought of describing myself and my multiplying creative
endeavors, but it seems as time wears on, that the personal
'Bio' is a necessary evil in the vast catacombs of the "I
wish I didn't have to, buts..." of our strange culture.
So with that veiled apology out of the way, I shall now recall
(for those who desire to know more) a not so brief remembrance
of my time in art thus far...

The
first piece of art I can remember is actually now hanging
in my kitchen. It is a self portrait my Mother did while she
was in Art School. She was very pregnant with my older brother
and thought it would be funny to paint herself as the Virgin
Mary. So this painting, for all it's cracked and aging beauty,
looks very pious and intimidating. It hung in the guest bedroom
of my Grandfather's house that my brothers and I would bunk
in when staying there. On more than three occasions, I woke
in the middle of the night and saw the eyes of this painting
alive and looking down at me! My Mother ( the Virgin Mary)
in a very ominous voice would say, "Go back to sleep,
Brandon!"

I
started scribbling in very small pads with very small pencils
as a child. I have since been scaling up exponentially. In
Medium, content and size. As my mind grows, so do my sights
on what is possible creatively. This has allowed me to reach
into pen-ink, paint, pencil, photography, music, literature
and lifestyle. All of which are as important as the next.

The
kinds of art that have stood out to me have never really followed
any particular pattern. I guess my eyes and my heart gravitate
towards unusual, dark, absurd, sincere and beautiful works.
I obsess over line work and flow.

I
have no formal training; other than a few semesters at community
college and some classes at the YMCA. I would very much like
to return to school in the near future and absorb the myriad
different techniques I have been missing out on! That being
said, I was raised in a creative environment, and that does
wonders for a young person's mind.
I have always had a hard time in describing my creative style.
I find the same dilemma when asked what type of music I play.
But if I had to, I would say that I am doing my best to turn
my mind inside out and see what it looks like framed. Wink Once
you get past the gooey bits and the debris, there is the occasional
sparkly gem that glows like the edges of Barbara Walters in
one of her interviews.

My
creative process is both complex and simple. The complexities
arise when I try and understand what I am doing when I am
doing it. It's like trying to describe the sensation of love;
one is better suited just experiencing it for oneself. But
it becomes simple when I let go into the process and don't
question it so much. Kind of a surrender into right brian,
as it were. But for clarity's sake, I have waves of creativity,
followed by times of drought. In these times, I have learned
that just reading, listening to music, and surfing a whole
lot help to pass the time before the next creative pulse arises.
It's been this way in my life for as long as I can remember.

I
work predominately out of my kitchen. It looks like a kitchen,
but it's actually...well, a kitchen. Things are cooked there,
and things are consumed. But just as much paint is thrown
into amorphous abstractions onto paper and canvas that reveal
my inner perv and my longing for contact with extraterrestrial
intelligences (not to be confused with one another) as there
is corn chowder stirred and swallowed!

I
like to allow any and all influence into my world. Cultural
or geographic. Political, or emotional. As far as I am concerned,
anything is game. I find that large parts of my work are observational
in the sense that I am merely living as I chose and the art,
in whatever form it takes, is the unconscious filter of my
experience.

I
think that to live a life of expressivity is paramount. To
me it is the embodiment of freedom. I don't have a particularly
specific statement that I am trying to convey; like the Romantic's
Manifesto, or something akin. I am more interested in existing
in a continual state of creativity. To be able to see the
art in every occurrence. To find beauty in the mundane and
in the otherwise trite and or trivial. My life, as it were,
is not unlike one of my drawings; a continually evolving,
bulbous, mass of thought, after-thought, absurdity, intention
and enthusiasm. Scribbled happily in ink without pencil lines
and signed at the bottom.

I
am currently working on a new series of paintings on canvas
in acrylic that I will have no idea how to talk about until
they are hung and dry and my shrink is standing back from
them with an inquisitive scowl.

I
just did a quick proofread of this communication, and I am
struck by how often I used the word, "I." To my
count, it is repeated 63 times in this glorified Personals
Ad. Cheese and Rice! You'd think I was a fucking rock star
with these levels of self absorption. Fuck it. I think that'll
do for now. If anybody has anymore questions beyond art, music,
haunted paintings, relevance, used clothes, literature, tiny
pencils on tiny pads of paper, heartbreak, disillusionment,
love, death, addiction, leather goods, lactose intolerance,
the future, optimism, nihilism, idealism, plagiarism, environmentalism
and the smell of turpentine, please don't Google my name or
ask your "friend who knows about music". Call me
at your Mom's house, I'll be there having a sorbet party on
March 20th.

Your
friend and lover,
Brandon Boyd

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Date d'inscription : 25/12/2007
Age : 30
Localisation : A gauche à côté de Paris

MessageSujet: Re: Brandon's boyd books   Ven 2 Mai - 11:46

Oui j'ai vu tout ça la semaine dernière... et ce qui m'a marqué c'est ça :



J'adore cette photo!

Et puis si vous lisez bien, vous verrez que le 27 mai 2004, alors que certains fans (dont moi) était devant le Zentih en train d'attendre le groupe... Mr Boyd visitait les catacombes de Paris... si j'avais su... Razz
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MessageSujet: Re: Brandon's boyd books   Sam 26 Juil - 21:39

la première expo de brandon aura lieu en septembre prochain a los angeles, pour ceux d'entre vous qui seront dans le coin hein ^^

Citation :
Brandon Boyd Premiere Solo Art Exhibit
September 8th - 27th, 2008

Mr Musichead Rock Art Gallery
7511 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-876-0042

Exhibit Opens to the Public September 8th - September 27th
Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday from 11am - 6pm

CONTACT: Sam Milgrom, Gallery Director
sam@mrmusichead.com
Jen DiSisto, Artist Representative
jen@canvasnineteen.com


As the lead singer of Incubus Brandon Boyd has shown for many years
that he is an ever-morphing artist who possesses an innate
accessibility. Insight into his journey was begun to be explored in his
two previously released diary/journalistic books. In 2003, White Fluffy Clouds: Found Inspiration Moving Forward was published, and soon followed by Murky Tales From The Sultry Abyss
in 2007. Brandon cites artists Aubrey Beardsley, Egon Schiele, Robert
Anton Wilson, and Helmut Newton as a few of the artists that have had a
profound influence on his work.

This
event will showcase original paintings, musings and sketches and is the
first solo display of his work. Giclee prints and both books, signed
and unsigned, will be on display and available for purchase.

Opened
in April, 2006 Mr. Musichead Rock Art Gallery is the first L.A. gallery
devoted exclusively to rock art, fine art and photography by its
musicians, artists, photographers, and designers. It features album
cover art, poster art, and photography that chronicles rock and roll
heritage while interspersing and showcasing new artists with new points
of view. Owner and founder Sam Milgrom established himself in Detroit
for many years as a cutting edge music retailer and live concert venue
owner. A partner of the renowned Morrison Hotel photography gallery,
Sam has now set his sites specifically on the Los Angeles music/art
scene.



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MessageSujet: Re: Brandon's boyd books   Dim 12 Oct - 9:21

nouveau blog de mr boyd:

Citation :
October 10, 2008

Like many of you, I have been glued to the news recently. Excited and hopeful at the prospect of our culture actually moving forward, and simultaneously disillusioned and frustrated at how low we have sunk in terms of what most Americans respond to in amongst this Political fire fight. Every step forward we take intellectually, is followed by four steps backwards via the smear tactics and adolescent back and forth bickering. I can't help but be reminded of children on a public playground pulling each other's hair over a sandbox toy. It is both eye opening and funny, but leaves the children crying and all the parents dutifully wiping sand out of their diapers.

I am not sure this is a proper segue, but it sure was a welcomed and surprising distraction to concentrate almost entirely on Art for a month. A subtle reminder of what is truly important in my life and apparently in the lives of so many of you! During the month of September, more people went and saw 'Ectoplasm' than I ever could have anticipated! Apparently there are many more of us in the world who communicate and respond to Art as a voice than I could have imagined. Art has been the proverbial "Quiet Noise" for time immemorial and though it appears every so often to fade in the shadow of tangible world issues; politics, religion, war, etc., it's times like these that remind me that I am not alone in my my vision of the world as a Creative Sandbox. Not one where we are throwing sand and plastic toys at each other, crying for our Mommies and pulling hair. I am not promoting 'Art As An Escape' I am suggesting 'Art As a Voice,' and or '...As an Answer.'

I realize that 'Ectoplasm' is hardly an answer; more of a hard look back at where we have come from. Then in retrospect, suggesting where we could go and or might be heading. All of your very welcomed enthusiasm toward the installation as well suggests a healthy understanding of this need to communicate on higher levels... And here is where I will offer my most heartfelt thanks to those of you who came out to the show and even to those who glanced at it on the web. It is hugely encouraging and makes me excited to share more imagery and messages with all of you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! Wink

All of that being said, I must pay my respects to those of you who saw nothing more in the paintings than pretty colors and wavy lines! Your observations and conclusions you drew from the gallery are just as valid and just as welcomed.

A last minute opportunity arose out of the Mr. Music Head Gallery by the way; the HOPE Campaign, had their newest event and I was honored to contribute a painting to this cause. Take a look at the website and see if it gives you the same 'butterflies in the stomach' feeling that it gives me. Mostly at the level of encouragement felt that so many good people exist! But as well, that I was able to share wall space with so many other important and beloved artists. It was a really fun night and another brick was extracted from the wall of injustices that is built around the citizens of the Darfur region in Sudan.

Once again, thank you all for your continued support! I am humbled and inspired to have your attention. Oh! Before I forget, there is a new installation of the 'Zeitgeist' film. 'Zeitgeist Addendum' is a fascinating look at so much of what is wrong and going wrong in our culture. As well as many inspired and highly practical ways that we could 'right' multiple generation's 'wrongs.' Did that make sense? Ok. So, If you have two hours and want your head to swell up and feel like it's gonna pop, check this out. http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/
(Zeitgeist Addendum)

Then if you want more (?) have a gander at Michael Pollan's incendiary book, 'The Omnivore's Dilemma.' Between these two works, I feel like we could have something to talk about for a little while. Cool Whip. A while. Cool Whip, cool whip, wwwhhhhip.

Love ya,
Brandon
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MessageSujet: Re: Brandon's boyd books   Mar 17 Fév - 22:10

Citation :

February 11, 2009

I'm turning 33 on Sunday. I think this means I have to go and get a real
job now. I think this means I have to change my jeans more than once
every two weeks. I assume from here on in that I should fold my clothes
after they come out of the dryer. By all rights, I should be married by
now and thinking about what to name the kids I haven't conceived as
yet. Hmmm. Something Bohemian. Something clever. Something original.
But not too obscure so as to make his/ her life hell in middle school.
Thoreau? Beretta? Maximilian? Doity? Baron Von... Or maybe a good ol'
Yuppie name; Tabitha?No.I am not quite there yet. These jeans are far too greased and broken into wash right now. The laundry is warm and welcoming when you wear it straight out of the dryer. And I'm having too much fun not knowing if,when and or how I'll survive in the music industry as it clings to the
steep, slick walls of the spiked punch bowl that is the world we live
in today.




Incubus is releasing an album in May of 2009; a "best of" type thing. It has
forced serious introspection and reassessment for me. I have been
listening to out takes, demos, rarities and unreleased tidbits for the
better part of a two months now and I can safely say that I am
overwhelmed! So much has transpired over the past ten years that I
really haven't stopped to look at it with any objectivity until just
recently. That is, after all, the most difficult part of being immersed
in the creative process; you have a really hard time seeing any of it
through anyone's filter but your own.




I
am proud of what we have done as a band. That I can say with certitude.
I am proud of what I have contributed to this strange sonic and social
experiment called 'Incubus'. And I am proud that we have been able to
capture the ears and hearts of so many of you...




Onto
different topics though! I wanted to thank each and every one of you
again for coming out to see 'Ectoplasm'. It was such a pleasure to meet
those of you I was able to, and to hear your thoughts on art, culture,
music, social philosophy, food, sex and drugs. Among other things. I
decided to do a limited run of 250, signed 8.5 x 11 inch lithographs of
three of the smaller sketches from 'Ectoplasm'. All are signed and
numbered and each has a love spell set upon it by none other than
Madame Blavatsky's cleaning lady's illegitimate daughter. When you open
your package and the set of three, signed prints hits your eyes you
will instantly fall in Like (or Love) and not feel bad about having
spent $100 on three, colored pieces of paper. Nice paper with nice
images upon it, but paper nonetheless.






FAQ:
"Hey,
Brandon! Don't you know we are in a deep recession right now?! You
insensitive asshole! You money grubbing, bean hoarding piece of
Jackalope dung!"
Signed, Brandon's left hemisphere of his brain, Esquire.



Hi
Brandon's Brain's left hemisphere! Thanks for the great question. You
are right. $100 is way too much to send on art right now. Unless that
is... you have something against all things awesome. And you don't want
your eyes to have orgasms every time they catch the sight of any one of
the three pieces in question. Yes, eyes can have orgasms. And yes, you
will cream your goggles. Thanks for writing!



"Hey
Brandon! I didn't realize that Madame Blavatsky had had a cleaning
lady! And that she had a love child, no less. Did she really put a love
spell on each one of the prints you are selling on your website? And if
my Wife feels threatened by my newfound love for your art, can I have
her talk to you? Hey, thanks a lot!"
Signed, Bruce.

Hi
Bruce! Gosh, what an amazing question! Yes, she put a love spell on
each piece. And yes, have your Wife call me if she feels left out.
Thanks!



"Hi
Brandon! Long time listener, first time writing. I was wondering how
the prints should best be presented once they arrive at my doorstep in
the cool, box you packed them in. And I wanted to know if you got the
Jello Mold I sent with the bits of my DNA sprinkled on top. Hope you
liked it!"
Signed, The creepy girl who has a polaroid collection of her poops.


Hey there, Polaroid Poop Girl! I
got the Jello Mold. And enjoyed it's gelatin-ish goodness. If I were
you, I'd have them framed by your favorite, local framer. These are
archive quality prints and if taken care of, might be worth something
one day! Especially of I wrap my car around a telephone pole one dark,
Winter night while drunk on power and cough syrup. Ok, bye!
Anyway...
thanks for checking in, kids. I love you and I hope you all are staying
warm and hopeful in what is proving to be one of the strangest times in
the History of the World.
Cheers,
Brandon Boyd
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MessageSujet: Re: Brandon's boyd books   Jeu 31 Mar - 21:55

nouvelle video (ça ne concerne pas les livres mais une expo, je la mets la quand meme):



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAtmsEoM-Xs
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MessageSujet: Re: Brandon's boyd books   Ven 1 Avr - 14:18

Ce que j'adore c'est sa spontanéité (on a l'impression qu'il réfléchit même pas) et surtout la décontraction avec laquelle il fait ça (16ème seconde par exemple).
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MessageSujet: Re: Brandon's boyd books   Ven 1 Avr - 20:13

lol, c'est vrai qu'on dirait qu'il repeint juste un mur Very Happy
j'adore regarder les gens dessiner mais alors là, c'est le summum *heart*
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MessageSujet: Re: Brandon's boyd books   Mar 12 Avr - 8:12

une nouvelle vidéo de l'expo:


View this video at Hurley.com

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MessageSujet: Re: Brandon's boyd books   Dim 17 Avr - 12:50

interview de Brandon datant du mois de mars, à propos de ce qu'il fait pour l'expo:

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MessageSujet: Re: Brandon's boyd books   Mer 15 Juin - 21:18

Ce mec est un pur génie ! Il a quand même tout pour lui... un artiste, un très bon chanteur, une belle gueule, un bon sens de l'humour....et en plus il est intelligent !

.....Ah j'y peux rien j'suis une fille...........je craque ! mdr



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Et puis si vous lisez bien, vous verrez que le 27 mai 2004, alors que certains fans (dont moi) était devant le Zentih en train d'attendre le groupe... Mr Boyd visitait les catacombes de Paris... si j'avais su...

Oui je te comprend...en 2007 ils sont venus faire un concert à Reims, là où j'habite...mais j'ai pas pu y aller car j'avais un PUTAIN (oups désolée, je m'emporte !) d'examen....
et Reims étant une ville de taille moyenne où y a pas grand chose à visiter, c'était facile de prévoir où les croiser : il n'y a que la cathédrale à visiter ou les caves de champagne...eh ben sur internet j'ai réussi à trouver une photo d'eux dans la cathédrale...
j'ai trop les boules, si j'avais eu ma journée de libre j 'aurai fait le pied de grue devant la cathédrale et j'aurai été sûre de les voir !!!!!!!! Vie de merde.....
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