Monday, March 06, 2006
Today's strip: The mouths of Babes
I plug Howard Stern all the time because he is an iconoclast and a huge influence on my work. Another very big non-cartoon influence on my stuff is Henry Rollins. Henry was the last lead singer of the seminal LA punk band Black Flag. After the band broke up in 1986, he struck out on his own with "The Rollins Band". Many people know him from his big Mtv break-out hit; "Liar" (the video where he's painted red). I like his music, but the stuff I really like is his spoken word stuff. His spoken word shows are funny, heartbreaking, infuriating and always brutally honest. Through the years, he has put a lot of this stuff on cd. "Think Tank" is a good place to start. "SweatBox" is a great early cd, and a little harder to find. His recent "Talk is Cheap" series is brilliant. His books and cds are available from his site 21361.com or at Amazon, or you can download his cd's from the Itunes music store. It's life changing stuff. Well, at least it was for me.