Ostrich von Nipple will be featured on the radio on May 9th during the Mind-Altering Music show!
You can tune in at SIYS Radio. During the feature we will hear selections from Ostrich von Nipple Plays Some Shitty tunes, Quantifies Absurdity, and “Oh, Fearsome! Nipple?” Ostrich and his bandmates will be in the chatroom!
In early 2013, OVN joined the rest of The Goons of Waxing-Gibbous to perform music for a live underground theater piece called “OH! FEARSOME! HEAD!”. The show ran for four nights, with one night dedicated to filming by Director and long-time friend, S. Bedford. OVN took this opportunity to capture some (very amateur and spontaneous) video clips containing “behind the scenes” footage. This video footage, along with several pictures, was used to create a short film to remember the occasion. Thus, a side project was born. It seemed appropriate to score this mini-film using newly recorded material inspired by the by show, as well as rehearsal recordings from The Goons of Waxing-Gibbous. The score was then changed to facilitate an audio only experience by removing the live rehearsal sections and replacing them with other new and re-imagined material. This project became known as “Oh, Fearsome! Nipple?”. With links to OVN’s musical past and future, “Oh, Fearsome! Nipple?” is the perfect place to continue or begin your musical adventure. We hope you enjoy this 14 minute sort-of-soundtrack. For those craving something a big longer, sit tight!
The mighty web lets us take a peek at some pictures from the “Oh, Fearsome! Head!” performance.
“While in Germany I decided to check out the Eyeball Museum. It is the best displayed and perhaps the largest collection of Residents garbage I have seen. Not that I have seen that much.” ~ Charles Bobuck
Found here are three floors of meticulously catalogued and displayed stuff that I thought I would never have to see again. I understand it is only part of the collection too. He doesn’t have enough room to display it all.
A few things were fakes, that is to say, not actual Residents items. With The Residents that is to be expected.
Eventually I was asked if I wanted to see the Charles Bobuck room. I was not so certain but agreed. We went to the bottom of the stairs where a small door was partially concealed. I was told it was a work in progress and not generally open to the public.
The room was small and mostly dark with items lit as you might expect in a museum. The first wall was mostly just a picture of me as a child of 6 or 7 siting at my piano. Next to the photograph was what appeared to be the piano. I was quickly informed this was a different piano, not the one in the photo but of the same year and model.
The next wall was a photograph I had never seen. It was of two teenagers who did look vaguely familiar. My host, Andreas, said it was from my first date. Apparently Merry, the pretty girl teenager had saved the photo in a scrapbook all these years. Next to the photo was a plastic case containing a brown blob. Supposedly the corsage I had given her. She had saved it too, pressed flat in her sentimental book. I looked closely at the photo and she was wearing a corsage but it did not look like this disturbing blob.
I knew immediately what was on the next wall. Wall 3 had blow-up stills from a JO film I had done in my early San Francisco hippie days. The box the film came in occupied a case next to them. I thought to myself that I was kinda hot.
As I turned to the final wall I was surprised that it was blank. He said that the exhibit was not complete so not yet installed. I asked what it would be. He said that he had made an arrangement with Roman to purchase my ashes and the urn would be the central attraction with an assortment of tasteful clippings of how I had succumbed to whatever I would succumb to.
Then I woke up. I had dreamed the whole thing. Well, not the whole thing. The Eyeball Museum is absolutely real and absolutely worth checking out.
“Captain Beefheart would be proud of what OSTRICH VON NIPPLE offers.” – Ox Magazine issue #105
You may be interested to know that OVN is reviewed in the latest issue of Ox Magazine and featured on their compilation CD with a special edition version of Swarm & Punctuate, featuring Nolan Cook & r0b0t!
The promotional Radio/Press packages for our debut release “Ostrich von Nipple Plays Some Shitty Tunes” have all flown out the door into the eager hands of their recipients. We wish you all many years of happy listening!
Media outlets, radio stations, and various journalists were shocked one morning to find these packages waiting on their desks. The packages contained an OVN Frisbee containing a promo-version of “Ostrich von Nipple Plays Some Shitty Tunes”, a Press Packet and a hand-made graffiti board featuring the image of “Ron” (no two are alike!), all snuggled inside an orange tote bag decorated with OVN and Psychofon decals.
It’s finally here: “Ostrich von Nipple Plays Some Shitty Tunes”, based on the mysterious abstract compositions from the world of Georgia-based artist Shitty Bedford.
Are you ready for the ride of your life? Then prepare for a cosmic journey through the futuristic mutated soundscapes of Ostrich von Nipple. Totally unearthly..not to mention gross & nasty. Find out what critics are calling “Alice in Wonderland meets industrial aliens from outer space”.
This CD EP features collaborations with the incredible Nolan Cook (Dimesland, The Residents) and The Hatchling (Red Sound), and is packaged in a special 6-track picture CD with a 3D animated flip-flop card inside a super-deluxe king size clear plastic DVD case! Strictly limited to 300 copies, stamped and hand-numbered.
A must-have for fands of The Residents, Snakefinger and Renaldo & The Loaf
To celebrate the release of the new EP, Roscoe Chapp has created a new video for “Footprints”.
After reading page upon page of positive Ostrich von Nipple reviews, we here at Psychofon could not be more happy to have him on our humble label!
“Ostrich von Nipple creates vivid imagery in your mind like few other artists can or do.” 5 out of 5 stars
“[Ostrich von Nipple’s] music reminds me of a fractured and dark Alice in Wonderland-inspired journey , or possibly what plays in one’s head while under the influence of anesthesia.” 5 out of 5 stars
“Excellent compositions and unexpected turns leave me wanting more. Time to turn more folks onto it.” 5 out of 5 stars
The critics don’t lie! If your curiosity is piqued, we strongly suggest you take a listen to some of OVN’s work. Take a look at the videos below, or head on over to ostrichvonnipple.com for extra information, music, clips and more.
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