Jul
14

The Music Scene

“Hippies and flower children of the 60’s would always describe one sick beat of any nature as being “Groovy” or “Far out”. We feel the same way. It doesn’t matter if it’s guitar, bass, violin, piano, ukulele, anything! This is the beats that intoxicate our brains, blow our minds, and really send us …well… Far out man.”
—-> Got suggestions for music? E-mail Dignan

Anthony Francisco Schepperd

Here is a video I have been meaning to post for awhile but have not had a chance to get to. The name of the song is “The Music Scene” by none other than the infamous DJ Blockhead (Anthony “Tony” Simon) who has worked with the likes of Cape, Hanger 18, and Aesop Rock to produce some of the most tantalizing tracks available. Hunter S. Thompson had Ralph Steadman to aesthetically express his gonzo journalism by putting texts such as the Rum Diary and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas into an image form.

Ralph Steadman

In the same sense, Anthony Francisco Schepperd swivels the human psyche within the strands of Blockhead’s music in order to produce a piece of art that leaves one both understanding and completely awed by what is being rendered in front of them, much like Steadman’s portrayal of Gonzo. One writer, HappilyDayzed conceptualizes this work as “An animated mind melt into a post human New York where TV and animals rule.” While I believe that to be an adroit summarizing, I would delve to take one step further in attempting an explanation. Most of the time people use anthropomorphic terminology, a process of putting human characteristics within the confines of animal nature. Consider when people say, “That dog has such a personality, he is very humanistic.” I would venture to say that we exist as animals within an kingdom where our adaptability has made us experts of using ecological niches to their potential. In Schepperd’s video, the television rips and tears away at the human being who falls in folds to the ground after rising up to the top of the animal masses before him. This occasion symbolizes our rise to the top of the food chain just to be enslaved by televised popular culture where our emotions, feelings, aspirations, and beliefs are put on the back burner for the most recent episode of some poorly conceived smut. But that is just one take on it. I will leave you with the words of Willy Wonka, “Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination, take a look and you’ll see into your imagination.”

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Nov
20

Enhance…

“This category is about something that everyone is doing… we are doing it, you are doing it, everyone is making their own Stoner Schematics. Wait! You might be asking yourself, what in the hell is this… Stoner Schematic? Well I am glad that you subconsciously reached into your head and spat out a question such as this for us. Stoner Schematics are Stoner’s (‘hence the name’) Schematics (blueprints, instructions, whatever your vernacular…). It is what the Stoner creates, be it canabutter, some crazy rolling technique, or even just a great way to blow smoke… that is a Stoner Schematic.”
——–> Got suggestions for schematics? E-mail Dignan

Yahoo featured some pretty trippy pictures up in their coverage of “Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition.” The first place finisher, Grandaddy longlegs, is shown below. I put up the coolest looking pictures of the bunch. My favorite one of the bunch is the beatle legs; they just look so prickly…

Grandaddy Longlegs
grandaddy longlegs

Beatle Leg
beatle leg

Rat Hippocampus
rat hippocampus

Blue Damselfky Eye
blue damselfly eye

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Oct
23

Trippy under the microscope

“It is a widely accepted fact that cannabis (…and other great hallucinogens) have been linked numerous times to allowing people everywhere; from writers, to artists, and even amongst the most advent doodlers as being a smooth gateway to better and more insightful pieces of art. So take your brush of choice and blow some minds… this is Stoner Art.”

Having a handy microscope on hand can be quite entertaining when you’re high. You can find them for pretty cheap (got mine for around $15) and it can zoom in up to 100x. Besides using it to scope out the trichomes on the newest dank you have, you can view into another world of microscopic awesomeness. For those of you that don’t have a microscope to play around with, take a look at some of the trippy pictures of stuff I found online taken with high powered microscopes. The cancer particles under the microscope look especially malicious. There’s just something super crazy about the vibrant red colors in them.

cancer
cancerparticles

salt and peppersaltnpepper

soy sauce
soysauce

random pollen
pollen

pina colada
pinacolada

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Oct
20

Record-head

“It is a widely accepted fact that cannabis (…and other great hallucinogens) have been linked numerous times to allowing people everywhere; from writers, to artists, and even amongst the most advent doodlers as being a smooth gateway to better and more insightful pieces of art. So take your brush of choice and blow some minds… this is Stoner Art.”

Here we have some “Stoner Art” submitted by one of our readers. She is an upcoming artist and hopefully we will be seeing much from her throughout the life of Stoner Schematics. This particular piece was painted on a piece of cardboard (if you can believe that), and it is very peculiar but interesting as well. If I could think of one word for this one it would be: tantalizing. I feel that it really delves into the complexities of the human mind in simplistic fashion that is almost indescribable. What do you think?

recordhead

I actually liked the art direction so much, that I actually decided to turn this one into a trippy animated gif. Enjoy. (Give the gif a little time to load)

recordhead gif

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Oct
18

Smoke Clown

“It is a widely accepted fact that cannabis (…and other great hallucinogens) have been linked numerous times to allowing people everywhere; from writers, to artists, and even amongst the most advent doodlers as being a smooth gateway to better and more insightful pieces of art. So take your brush of choice and blow some minds… this is Stoner Art.”

smoke clown

I came across this while browsing some forums, it kind of tripped me out after I took a double take. (Click the pic for fullsize)

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