12/09/2007

Devo spending December recording new material

Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo and Mutato Muzika was profiled in LA Weekly last month. I had no idea exactly how prolific he and his company is these days. The eight-page piece traces Devo's ascent and Mothersbaugh's pursuit of work in music commercials. At the beginning of the piece there's a great photograph of Mothersbaugh in front of Raymond Scott's Electronium. I thought this was very fitting, in that Mothersbaugh is doing exactly what Scott set out to do when he created electronic machines: create interesting music for advertisements.

Anyway, lots to read in there, and it's worth it for anyone looking for a little creative inspiration, in terms of the connection between artists and the system. Mothersbaugh is such an interesting guy, and the article also intersperses a lot of great clips from Devo, Pee-Wee's Playhouse, and the Life Aquatic.

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