Band Art with Cody Blanchard

“I like surreal art that doesn’t take itself too seriously,” says Cody Blanchard as we discuss the vaguely disturbing but wonderfully intriguing images from books like Shel Silverstein’s Falling Up or Grimm’s fairy tales. Blanchard mentions the work of Hieronymus Bosch. “I like that dark and silly and surreal work....the idea from Dadaism: taking really ordinary, everyday objects and mixing them together in surreal ways.” Blanchard, the well-known guitarist and vocalist for Oakland’s beloved Shannon and the Clams, creates art in many realms outside of his Clams stardom. In addition to his solo music career as King Lollipop and just [...]

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