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Nag’s Head Island.  Outer Banks, North Carolina.  #markflake #___mwf___ #markwflake #ltu #nagshead #outerbanks  #northcarolina #killdevilhills
5 photos: “Dog-io”. Front cover, gatefold, and back cover art of my 27th solo project (2001). In the spring of 2001, I acquired a used Casio DG10 digital guitar.  I don’t think they make these anymore...and didn’t make them for very long even when they were making them.  It’s a strange and pretty unpredictable instrument.  It doesn’t always respond to your fingers and sometimes does things you didn’t want it to do.  It kind of sounds like a cheap Casio keyboard, but since it is a guitar, the attack and licks you play on it don’t come off like something a keyboard player would usually do.  I had a lot of fun with it for a short time.  For the album, I ran it through the whammy-wah and a processor.  It has a rudimentary beatbox in it, so every sound on the album (including percussion) is the DG10.  It’s mostly short original works with improvisational passages, but I also cover Sousa, and Queen Liliuokalani.  I don’t know of anyone who has made an all DG10 album, so if for that reason alone (besides just being fun and unusual in a general way) it is a pretty cool sounding experimental guitar album, but really doesn’t sound like a guitar at all.  It was the last project I recorded in Wyoming.  You can message me for a CD-R.  #mwf #lofimusic #experimentalrecording #___mwf___ #markflake #markwflake #queenliliuokalani #digitalguitar #memphismusic #nowave #twentiethcenturycomposers #avantegardemusic #experimentalmusic #experimentalguitar #punk #johnphilipsousa #independentmusic #21stcenturycomposers #memphismusicians #albumcover #albumcoverart #undergroundmusic #dogio #graphicdesign #lofi #casioguitar #casiodg10  #guitarimprovisation
5 photos: “Midi Chamber Works Vol. 1”. Front cover, front and back insert, and back cover art of my 26th. solo project (2001). After 3 guitar albums in a row, I wanted to do something more serious and formal, so I returned to straightforward serious composition with this all midi album.  It includes fanfare music, a bouree, a march and other works that range from a quintet to arrangements for 24 instruments.  It is serious composition but still maintains a sense of humor.  You can see hear the video for the first track by searching “MWF:  Googie Architecture Sundown” on YouTube.  As always, you can message me for a CD-R.  #mwf #atonalmusic #classicalmusic #___mwf___ #markflake #markwflake #dissonance #musiccomposer #12tone #musiccomposition #twentiethcenturycomposers #avantgardemusic #musicarrangement #avantgarde #seriousmusic #atonal #independentmusic #classicalmusic #chamberorchestra #orchestra #albumcoverart #undergroundmusic #indymusic #midimusic #midi #experimentalmusic #lofi #composer #midisoft  #chambermusic
3 photos: "Vanilla”. Front cover, gatefold, and back cover art of my 25th solo project (2001). At the end of summer 2000, I moved from Cheyenne to Laramie.  I sold some equipment and bought a new white Telecaster solid body.  That guitar, and the snow covered landscape inspired this somewhat more conventional (for me at least) album of more straightforward pop songs.  It suffers from overproduction though, and poorly mixed vocals.  It was a fun album to make and has some nice guitar parts.  I just wish I had had more confidence in the vocals and not buried them so far in the mix.  The lyrics are pretty good, when you can hear them.  It was recorded to Yamaha mt4x. #mwf #strangemusic #difficultlistening #___mwf___ #markflake #markwflake #vanilla #electricguitar #memphismusic #nowave #twentiethcenturycomposers #avantgardemusic #weirdness #laramie #punk #wyomingmusic #independentmusic #21stcenturycomposers #memphismusicians #albumcover #albumcoverart #undergroundmusic #indymusic #electricguitar #noveltysongs #experimentalmusic #lofi #comedymusic #weirdmusic  #dissonance
5 photos: "Hey Mister, That’s Not Me (On Your Jukebox)”. Front cover, gatefold, and back cover art of my 24th solo project (2000). After my acoustic 12 string project, I turned out doing a second 12 string project- this time with an electric 12 string - by pure chance.  I happened to find a cool vintage 12 string hollow body at a garage sale for 55 bucks.  It was unbranded but looked kind of like a Univox or maybe a Lyle.  I chose a very experimental set up so I could perform weird sounds with it live.  The recording sounds like 4 very different and pretty out of control electric 12 strings at once but is really just one.  I ran the normal guitar output into the whammy-wah, with one effect line going into the mixer and a separate dry line going into the mixer.  I put a Barcus Berry pick up into the head of the guitar just under the strings above the bridge, so it’s picking up mainly the weird teeny weeny resonances of those strings, and a mic above my head to pick up the natural acoustics of the hollowbody and my voice, and the mic running into a delay.  And again, everything running separately into the mixer. The result is a glorious train wreck of noise and ugliness. I admit it is pretty disturbing, and it is the least popular thing I have ever done, although a couple of the songs, “Wet Dreamcatcher” and “Easter Basket” were audience favorites in my live act.  Still, you can still message me for a CD-R.  #mwf #lofimusic #experimentalrecording #___mwf___ #markflake #markwflake #21stcenturycomposers #guitarmusic #memphismusic #nowave #twentiethcenturycomposers #avantegardemusic #experimentalmusic #vintageguitar #punk #guitar #independentmusic #21stcenturycomposers #memphismusicians #albumcover #albumcoverart #undergroundmusic #indymusic #freeimprovisation #heymisterthatsnotmeonyourjukebox  #graphicdesign #lofi #12stringelectric #12string  #guitarimprovisation
4 photos: "Full Acoustic Jackrabbit”. Front cover, gatefold, and back cover art of my 23rd solo project (2000). After all the weird arrangements and complicated electric guitar lines I had to learn for the “Horngoat” album, I decided to go with an all acoustic, solo guitar project.  This is all single tracked solo 12 string Takamine guitar instrumentals with some fairly strict playing combined with improvisational passages - sort of like a cross between John Fahey and Derek Bailey.  It is also sort of a “Deep Red” part 2, with most the songs like that previous solo acoustic project being inspired in one way or another by films.  You can see/hear the video for the track, "MWF: Peter Lorre” on YouTube.  Or, you can message me for a CD-R.  #mwf #lofimusic #flatpicking #___mwf___ #markflake #markwflake #90smusic #guitarmusic #memphismusic #nowave #twentiethcenturycomposers #avantegardemusic #experimentalmusic #takamine #punk #guitar #independentmusic #21stcenturycomposers #memphismusicians #albumcover #albumcoverart #undergroundmusic #indymusic #freeimprovisation #fullacousticjackrabbit  #graphicdesign #lofi #acousticguitar #12string  #guitarimprovisation
5 photos: “Horngoat”. Front cover, front and back insert, and back cover art of my 22nd solo project (2000). In August of ‘99, I moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming. After the pseudo-success of my hip hop parody, I decided to do another parody project, this time taking aim at the cliches of heavy metal, particularly black and dark metal.  This one has all the cliches of those genres:  ugly guttural vocals about satanic nonsense and gruesome monster movie references, over the top extended guitar solos, and even a sensitive and idiotic slow “wizard” song ala Ritchie Blackmore. The whole album is sort of a little story of a giant, brown poodle that drives a hot rod and eats naked women. Some of it is midi so I managed to sneak in some serious compositions as well, built around 5/4 and 7/8 time signatures and it contains some of my best electric solos. Midi drums handle most of the beats, and the set up includes electric ((Gibson SG) and lap steel guitar, and the vocals are mostly squirted thru a digitech whammy-wah. You can hear/see the video for the title track by searching for “MWF: Horngoat” on YouTube.  #mwf #alternativemetal #difficultlistening #___mwf___ #markflake #markwflake #experimentalmusic #experimentalmetal #memphismusic #nowave #twentiethcenturycomposers #avantgardemusic #weirdness #horngoat #punk #blackmetal #independentmusic #guitarsolo #heavymetal #albumcover #albumcoverart #undergroundmusic #indymusic #electricguitar #awakeningofthebeast #musicparody #lofi #midi #weirdmusic #thingsthatareugly
"The Ignorant World of Keith and Dorothy #5”. Mark W Flake.  The fifth and final of a series of lowbrow one panel comics about a satyr and forest nymph I did in the early 90s under the pseudonym of Art Sharp for the nudie magazine market when I was low on funds to pick up a little extra cash.  #markflake #markwflake #mwf #___mwf___  #theignorantworldofkeithanddorothy #bluehumor #cheaplaughs #gross #sickhumor #satyrandnymph #cloudformations #forestnymph #satyr #hemorrhoids #lowbrowart #adulthumour #funnies #dirtyjokes #memphisartist #adultcomics #onepanelcomic #comicstrip #undergroundcomics #comic #dustinhoffman #comics #cartooning #disgusting #cartoonporn
"The Ignorant World of Keith and Dorothy #4”. Mark W Flake.  The fourth of a series of lowbrow one panel comics about a satyr and forest nymph I did in the early 90s under the pseudonym of Art Sharp for the nudie magazine market when I was low on funds to pick up a little extra cash.  #markflake #markwflake #mwf #___mwf___  #theignorantworldofkeithanddorothy #bluehumor #cheaplaughs #gross #sickhumor #satyrandnymph #campfirestories #forestnymph #satyr #chocolate #lowbrowart #adulthumour #funnies #dirtyjokes #memphisartist #adultcomics #onepanelcomic #comicstrip #undergroundcomics #comic #artbrut #comics #cartooning #gallery #cartoonporn
"The Ignorant World of Keith and Dorothy #3”. Mark W Flake.  The third of a series of lowbrow one panel comics about a satyr and forest nymph I did in the early 90s under the pseudonym of Art Sharp for the nudie magazine market when I was low on funds to pick up a little extra cash.  #markflake #markwflake #mwf #___mwf___  #theignorantworldofkeithanddorothy #bluehumor #cheaplaughs #vetenarian #marker #satyrandnymph #proctology #forestnymph #satyr #sickjokes #lowbrowart #adulthumour #funnies #skinmagazine #memphisartist #adultcomics #onepanelcomic #comicstrip #undergroundcomics #comic #artbrut #comics #cartooning #gallery #cartoonporn
"The Ignorant World of Keith and Dorothy #2”  Mark W Flake.  The second of a series of lowbrow one panel comics about a satyr and forest nymph I did in the early 90s under the pseudonym of Art Sharp for the nudie magazine market when I was low on funds to pick up a little extra cash.  #markflake #markwflake #mwf #___mwf___  #theignorantworldofkeithanddorothy #bluehumor #cheaplaughs #nonsense #marker #satyrandnymph #ignorant #forestnymph #satyr #stupid #lowbrowart #adulthumour #funnies #skinmagazine #memphisartist #adultcomics #onepanelcomic #comicstrip #undergroundcomics #comic #artbrut #comics #cartooning #gallery #cartoon
"The Ignorant World of Keith and Dorothy #1.” Mark W Flake.  The original of a series of lowbrow one panel comics about a satyr and forest nymph I did in the early 90s under the pseudonym of Art Sharp for the nudie magazine market when I was low on funds to pick up a little extra cash.  #markflake #markwflake #mwf #___mwf___  #theignorantworldofkeithanddorothy #bluehumor #cheaplaughs #nonsense #marker #satyrandnymph #ignorant #forestnymph #satyr #stupid #lowbrowart #adulthumour #funnies #skinmagazine #memphisartist #adultcomics #onepanelcomic #comicstrip #undergroundcomics #comic #artbrut #comics #cartooning #gallery #cartoon
5 photos: “The Man from Planet X” (Monster-oupage #16).” Mark W. Flake.  decoupage collage on found object decoupage.  20x14. $175.  please message me for purchase information.  #markflake #markwflake #mwf #___mwf___  #iconoclasm #edgargulmer #collageart #astronomy #movieposters #alien #culthorrormovies #surrealistart #mixedmedia #margaretfield #extraterrestrial #themanfromplanetx #classicmovies #memphisartist #collage #robertclarke #scifimovies #scifi  #cultmovie #decoupage #defyauthority #williamschallert #sciencefiction #foundobjectart

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