December 6, 2007

Are You Not Mark Mothersbaugh? You Are The Rug Artist From Yo Gabba Gabba.

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Wow, LA Weekly's got a 150,000-word [give or take] article about Mark Mothersbaugh, one of the members of Devo, who has continued his creative pursuits by 1) opening a music studio that composes like every song on TV, film, and in commercials that isn't made by Danny Elfman, 2) designing toys, art--and artistic rugs, which were recently exhibited at the Scion Gallery in Culver City, and 3) playing the mussy-haired Bill Cosby character on Yo Gabba Gabba who draws magical animals with his squeaky marker.

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Oh wait, the Yo Gabba Gabba part was edited out. For length, I guess. But let's take these accomplishments in order: Mothersbaugh did the music for Pee-Wee's Playhouse AND Rugrats AND the Apple vs. PC commercials? AND Wes Anderson's movies? ["And it’s funny, people will tell you that The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore soundtracks are very big at, like, 5-year-olds’ parties. We’d get these calls: ‘I put the soundtrack on at my kid’s party and it was just so great.’”]

He makes art rugs? [Also, his daughters have Ugly Dolls. And a very righteous-looking wall of storage cubes. sigh.]

Are You Not Devo? You Are Mutato [laweekly.com via boingboing]
Slideshow: Mark Mothersbaugh Weaves Wicked Rugs [laweekly]
Rugs During Wartime And Peacetime: LAist reports from the Mothersbaugh rug opening at Scion Gallery [Scion Gallery??] [laist.com]

2 Comments

Nice rug, but what I want to know...are those Pottery Barn shelves or something more affordable?

Now here's something for my kids, I'm a Grandpa remember? Well, I remember the hassles we went through before the days of dedicated diaper bags. This one from Boogaloo is called the "Change 'n Go" is something I would have wished for way back when. Actually it is a backpack that opens out to be a self-contained changing station. There's lots of storage for diapers and creams etc., as well there are two insulated baby bottle holders. Neat. The change mat can be used in place or removed to use on a table or wherever. I think I'd leave it where it is then the baby couldn't roll off. I think they said this retails at about $45. Not bad for the convenience. On their web site there are different fabric finishes too. Maybe I'll get my expecting daughter one. It'll make my life easier when we get left "holding the baby'' as grandparents do from time to time. There's room for a day's worth of diapers in there. For those interested the Boogaloo web site address is: http://www.boogaloo-toys.com

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