All the Strange Hours

... The good news is, there are a handful of artistically minded inkers at work out there, and if you're gonna spend anywhere from a few hundred to a few grand on something that will be inked into your flesh until you die, well, don't you want it to be atypical and dynamic and ingenious? Don't you want something you can look at every day and go, whoa, what the hell is that, and is that really a part of my skin, and isn't that just the most fascinating thing?

Don't you want, in other words, a piece by someone like this French guy named Yann? Sure you do. The newish tattoo blog Needled.com pointed me to this guy's deliriously cool work, which you won't find in any of the aggro-trashy American tatt mags. He is, apparently, quite the sensation among tattoo cognescenti in France and Europe. Yann's work is amazing and odd and childish and beautiful and strange, Egon Schiele meets Edward Gorey meets Picasso in a deep closet of folksy childhood whimsy. You gotta check out his gallery.

It is, of course, not a style for everyone. And you'd have to fly all the way to France to get a piece by him. But it could certainly encourage anyone considering the acquisition of serious ink to maybe think beyond your average dolphin-in-a-rainbow. Please. ...
-sfgate blog

"All the Strange Hours"

01. The Clientele - An Hour Before The Light
02. MiAndLau - Older (web)
03. Nina Nastasia - Bird Of Cuzco
04. Ezekiel Honig & Morgan Packard - Planting Broken Branches Pt.1
05. Vetiver & Hope Sandoval - Angels' Share
06. Explosions In The Sky - Look Into The Air (web)
07. Nina Nastasia - Brad Haunts a Party (info)
08. High Dials - Diamonds in the Darks (info)

image credit: Andre Wolff

note: click on mjrc blog post, she is competing to get more click agianst her hubby. (behind 100 click)


  • At 6:08 PM, October 13, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    This is a "very late nite" list. very mellow and has almost flat texture.

    also, I am using fileden. Tell me if the links go wonky. (Not that I can do anything about them soon enough)

    Try Vetiver An Hope Sandoval track. It's incredible. The best.

  • At 7:44 PM, October 13, 2006, Blogger angeles said…

    You can’t be serious about wearing those tattoos : P

    Pd. I can’t open the links but the first one

  • At 8:09 PM, October 13, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    All link should work, except the high dials one. I have to upload it. (if ever...(actually forget it...)

    you can listen strem here.


    I'll look if their record company still have live link or not.

  • At 8:12 PM, October 13, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    okay they don't have a live link, I am not going to upload the song. But you can download other tracks and read their record company web page.


  • At 7:52 AM, October 14, 2006, Anonymous mjrc said…

    you're the best, squashed! i'm already catching up. : )

  • At 11:51 AM, October 15, 2006, Blogger Stereotopffer said…

    Eh! gracias por el link... tiene buena pinta la página, creo que me pasaré a menudo, un abrazo!


Post a Comment

<< Home