Saturday, July 5, 2014

Edible Anatomically Accurate Chocolate Human Skulls

Edible Anatomically Accurate Chocolate Human Skulls skulls food chocolate anatomy
Edible Anatomically Accurate Chocolate Human Skulls skulls food chocolate anatomy
Edible Anatomically Accurate Chocolate Human Skulls skulls food chocolate anatomy
Edible Anatomically Accurate Chocolate Human Skulls skulls food chocolate anatomy
Cannibalism never tasted so good. These anatomically accurate chocolate skulls are life-size because, well, they were cast from a mold taken from a genuine human skull. They’re the creation of UK-based chocolatier BlackChocolateCo, a duo who combined their passion for art and chocolate, which yielded this fantastic creation that they sell over on their etsy shop.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hug Hug Kiss Kiss Ta Ta Andrew McKeag! The Presidents of the United States of America's Andrew McKeag Gets a Proper Send-Off to California at Slim's Last Chance Saloon


The amazing Jeff Fielder and Kurt Bloch send Andrew off in style 


Last night the lucky few who packed a sold out Slim's got treated to a once-in-a-lifetime all-star jam! Even though I only recently became familiar with Andrew, his presence in the Seattle music scene reaches into so many areas that I probably still don't quite have all the information to write a "proper" blog on him. All I know is that if that was my send-off party, I'd have a huge smile on my face this morning! It's very clear that all the work he's done with Musicare, School of Rock, and the many musical projects in which he's involved has paid off big time in the 'love' department, because Seattle LOVES this guy! 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

John Leighton Beezer Answers Twenty Questions~ The Man Who Brought You The Thrown Ups and Stomach Pump Plays Tonight at Seattle's Central Tavern: Expect the Unexpected


John at Jack Endino's Soundhouse 
Studios recently. I don't know if either 
of them knows how many times 
they have worked together, but it's a lot! 


In the early 19th century, Marcel Proust was given a questionnaire called "an album to record thoughts and feelings," also known as a "confession album." At the time, it was popular among English families to assure that the man or woman was marriage-worthy and bona fide.

Written in 1890, it was discovered in 1924, and in 2003 auctioned for over 100,000 euros. The TV show The Actors Studio had their own version that the host would use, asking the actors the questions while live in the studio. For many years it has been a favorite of Vanity Fair magazine readers, and they now have an online version that you can do and compare your answers to celebrities.

Their version is fairly basic, but a lot of fun to read, so when we were exploring creative ways to interview musicians, we realized with a little tweaking we could come up with an interview that was perfect. Where other publications fail, we will succeed by letting the monkey ask all the questions!



The Thrown Up's John Beezer has been very busy. In the studio with a slew of talented musicians from all over, he has been in the studio once again with Jack Endino, doing what he does best-creating under the strict guidelines he has always followed, which is NO rules. ( except that 4'33'' thing ) Tonight he takes his madness to the stage, who will jump on stage- nobody knows! But Xanaland is honored to be a part of it all and happy to provide a Free Live Stream provided by our non-profit Shine Music Project. We sat in on a studio session the other night with his old pal Jack Endino at Soundhouse Studio and witnesses the creative process first hand and I can say from my many years around musicians that this branch of the Grunge Family Tree's strong roots are evident and the growth is showing some fantastic results. Join us tonight at The Central Tavern where we will be filming them and make sure you see our news page tomorrow for the follow-up story and videos. And now, a glimpse into the mind of one of Seattle's most unique and gifted musicians.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tiniest Book of Big Events by Evan Lorenzen~This is F*cking Awesome!

The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
The Mini Book of Major Events by Evan Lorenzen illustration books
Trying to compress the history of Earth into a single book is an especially daunting task, the difficulty is compounded when the book you’re writing is the size of a nickel and is limited to just a few pages. Oh, and it needs lots of pictures. Lucky for us, illustrator Evan Lorenzen was up to the task and identified a few pivitol moments in history which he turned into this extremely tiny hand-bound book. You can see more of his miniature books over on his Tumblr. (via F*ck Yeah Book Arts)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Out & About in The Emerald City ~ The Missionary Position, Amanda Hardy & a BBQ for Special Monkeys ~ It's All Part of My Rock & Roll Fantasy!



 Lilly Anderson " Lovechild 2.0 "

Indeed what a special weekend it's been! Not only did we get to see one of our very favorite bands in Seattle, The Missionary Position, but we hosted a BBQ for some of our special friends and asked several musicians to come and play an acoustic set.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute!

The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute gifs animation
The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute gifs animation
The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute gifs animation
The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute gifs animation
The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute gifs animation
The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute gifs animation
The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute gifs animation
Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. Though animation is not his primary focus, Germain spends his spare time mixing live action footage with various 3D tools to create quirky visual effects and experiments. You can see more over on Graphonaute. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Mothership's John Beckman Answers 20 Questions: Extra Awesome Sauce Included




In the early 19th Century, Marcel Proust was given a questionnaire called "an album to record thoughts and feelings," also known as a "confession album."  At the time, it was popular among English families to assure that a man or woman was marriage worthy, bona fide if you will!
Written in 1890, it was discovered in 1924, and in 2003 auctioned for over 100,000 euros . 



The TV show The Actors Studio had their own version that the host would ask the actors live in the studio. And Vanity Fair's readers have long enjoyed the magazine's version of The Proust Questionnaire. It's fairly basic but gives you a glimpse into the minds of some of the most famous and respected people in the world. It is so popular that there is now an online version that you can take and compare your answers to everyone from John Waters to Eric Clapton.