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    www.discounderworld.com. issue #7 contents. page 3

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    issue #7 features

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    page 60

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    inspiration:wheredo you

    getyours

    from?

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    disco underworld is published byOnline Insight Limited copyright2008. By reading and interactingwith our magazine and website, youagree to the terms laid outunder the terms of use on thesite www.discounderworld.comEditor: Stacey [email protected]: Tessa Prebble

    disco underworld, may 2009

    Coming up in the nextfew pages:

    Websites to watch

    Julie Broberg

    btw... I mentioned you on myblog and Flickr page for theimpetus and inspiration behindmy recent image :)

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    Take (Good) care,Paul Tarinwww.slimeface.com

    Dear disco underworld,

    I have just stumbled acrossyour site, and I love it. The

    format you use is awesome, Ihave never seen this usedbefore.

    Even better the content isgreat. I love being able to learnabout all these different peoplefrom all over the world. Keep upthe great work!

    Nicole Sargent, NYC

    Hi Stacey,

    I wanted to thank you foryour recent link to Dr. RandyPauschs last lecture. That wasvery moving. I have beenthinking about this for a week

    and I cant say what my lastexpression would be, but I knowI would want my family around.

    I am both a serious andlighthearted man, but it seemsto me there should be somemeaning or message behindevery image I produce. I alsobelieve many photographers/artists say and express more

    about themselves when theycreate.

    If we knew the time or close tothe day we were going to leavethis world, I am sure our workwould be much more dramaticfor many of us.

    Its great food-for-thoughtStacey and I thank you again for

    the inspirational link forreecting on this idea.

    I shut my eyes in order to see.-- Paul Gaugin

    Randy Pauschs last lecture onOprah in 2007 (watch it onYouTube here), inspired in me adesire to know what each of uswould do as a nal creative act.

    If we all knew we only had one

    more painting/photo/building/song/lm/article left in us, whatwould be the inspiration behindit. What would your piece deresistancebe about?

    Like every month, I asked mylovely newsletter subscribersthe themes question(subscribe here if you dontalready) and the answers I

    received back were lovely, andthoughtful and expressive ofyour different personalities andquirks. I love hearing your ideasand feedback, so please keepthem coming.

    To those of you who replied,thank you for your thoughts,they helped shape the article

    on page 54.

    I also wanted to share the

    inspirational emails on the otherpage with you. Thank you toeverybody who emails in withlovely thoughts about discounderworld, it truly means somuch.

    I hope you enjoy this issue asmuch as I enjoyed creating it,Stacey

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    I have been a bit obsessedwith eyes of late. Im quiteliterally seeing themeverywhere.

    I nd that I am constantlyseeking inspiration. Through anincreasing interest inphotography and a vow to carrymy camera with me whereverI go, I have found that its allaround me. My camera has

    helped me to notice thingsmore... how the light falls,shadows, buds unfurling on thetrees, tiny mushrooms in themoss on the forest oor.

    Julie says she nds the pathfrom inspiration to actualcreative output to be aninteresting and mysterious one,and over the last year has been

    making an effort to tune in towhat, why and when thingshave inspired her.

    I've noticed lately that I'minspired by things that I cameacross years ago. A collage afriend did with cut-out eyeballsnearly 20 years ago, recentlycame out in felt on a pillow forour bedroom.

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    Very often objects inspire me.

    Stones, a quilt made by mygreat grandma, a piece ofdriftwood, the bark of a treethat looks like an eye. I am abit of an obsessive collectorof such things. They inspire inme a desire to tell a story, toweave words into them, toassign meaning to them, orcoax to the surface themeaning that lurks within.

    Along with photography, Juliedabbles in a wide range ofcreative mediums in herspecially built studio, which ismy great love at the moment.

    Coming up in the nextfew pages:

    Julie continued

    URAEUS

    I am a bit of anobsessive collectorof such things.

    Teatowel by Heather Moore www.skinnylaminx.com

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    It has four sets of double doors

    that open wide for thosesummery days. It has a cosywood-burning stove for thosedays when it rains and is sogrey and chilly you think thesun will never shine again.

    The supplies are there. Thebooks are there. There areprojects in various stages ofcompletion on the coffee table

    and the sideboard. The drawersare lled to bursting with prettypaper and fabrics. Music spillsforth from the i-pod. There areinspiration books on the shelf,beckoning to be taken downwhen one feels like drawing orquilting or making clay gures.Paints and pencils and canvasesbeckon. Embroidery threads,rolls of felt and rubber stampswhisper ideas.

    Its also where wekeep the liquor, asyou can tell from thatblue cupboard.

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    Ultimately all of theinspiration I gathernds its way into ourhome.

    But what do we do with all ofthis inspiration that's aroundus? I nd that I use it to makemy home more my own, moreunique. And sometimes I forget,living in the middle of it as I do,that we have created

    something unique with thethings we collect and thememories that are strewn aboutour house on shelves, on thewalls, on the oor. So ultimatelyall of the inspiration I gathernds its way into our home andmakes it the home that it is. Idon't always see that exceptthrough the eyes of someonenew who comes to visit

    seeing them look arounddelightedly means all theinspiration was, well, indeedinspired.

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    1. I have one tattoo, aninch-long ower on the secondtoe of my left foot.

    2. Ive been told Im reallyun-huggable, but perfectstrangers feel reallycomfortable with me and tell

    me all kinds of wildly personalthings.

    3. Whenever we have peopleover for dinner, I go to greatlengths to cook a great meal,but theres always one dish oressential item that I forget toput on the table.

    4. My rst passport was green.

    A border guard on theTurkish-Greek border once toldme that was very bad, verybad, and made a cuttingmotion across his throat. Hedidnt go on to explain thisalarming piece of information.

    5. I really hate making phonecalls.

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    thingsaboutJulie:

    Coming up in the nextfew pages:

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    If you would like to vote forJulie, enter your email here andhit vote. Your vote will countonce your email has beenveried. Only one vote willcount per email and person.

    ju lies gin

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    Coming up in the nextfew pages:

    URAEUS continued

    Mikes Space

    R ichard Tyler II, whosemedia name isURAEUS, is a full-time designerand the creative brain behindthe comic book series andfranchise of JAYCEN WISE.

    I have a passion fordeveloping cutting edge

    material that pushes theboundaries of the imagination.

    URAEUS concentrates his timeon creating a new mythologywith JAYCEN WISE, much likeGeorge Lucas did with StarWars, or J. R. R. Tolkien did withThe Lord of the Rings. He ndshis biggest inspiration in doingthis comes from travelling the

    world.

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    With this, and a desire to createmedia which children can drawinspiration from in mind,URAEUS created JAYCEN WISE.

    JAYCEN is the type of iconichero that children can hold up

    as a role model and learn from.

    A hero who uses mind rst inall situations, is an avidstudent, and who believes hecan achieve anything he setshis mind to. His motto is, ifyou can conceive it, you canachieve it, if you believe it.

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    JAYCENs travels andadventures provide a platformfor entertainment andeducation as he moves throughtime, meeting important gures,visiting important places, andexperiencing important events

    and lessons of the past. Butalways with the perspective ofexamining how history affectsthe present, and mostimportantly, the future.

    URAEUS has certainly createdthe basis of an epic adventurewith JAYCEN WISE, and wherethey both go in thefuture, only time will

    tell.

    Coming up in the nextfew pages:

    Mikes Space

    Corinne Lee-Cooke

    If you would like to vote forURAEUS, enter your email hereand hit vote. Your vote willcount once your email has been

    veried. Only one vote willcount per email and person.

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    Mike Woodruff lives in LosAngeles. When not writing,he enjoys playing basketballand eating Flamin HotCheetos. You can nd him onthe internet atwww.mutinouswombats.blogspot.com.Read last months Mikes

    Space here.

    hen I steppedout of my car,

    my bones cracked like driedliquorice. Inside, it smelledlike sweaty faux leather andpeppery trail mix. Outside, itsmelled like things that werenew to me: ten lane freeways,palm trees, chaparral, and aman with ashy hands and ablack wool fedora.

    Hey man, he said to me.Thats a nice car.

    Thanks.

    You new in the building man?

    W

    Thats right.

    Where you from man?

    Kentucky

    Well, if you need anything, letme know Kentucky. My namesSupreme.

    Supreme then walked to theelevator, his hand wrappedtightly around a womansleopard skinned waist so thatthe edges of his ngers fellright on the swell of her hips.He called her baby.

    The whole next day, I justlaughed to myself about theodd encounter. I have a knackfor these sorts of things.Somehow, after three days ofthe most memorable road tripId ever done, I found itperfectly tting that the rstperson I met when I arrived inCalifornia was a pimp namedSupreme, who lived in my

    apartment complex.

    So lets backtrack a little,because even though this wasthe beginning of a new chapter,it was also the end of aprevious one.

    I moved to Los Angeles in thefall of 2003 to attend school.

    words and images by Mike Woodruff

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    We started off smoothly,breezing across the rolling hillsof Indiana, Illinois andMissouri before hitting into theat plains of Kansas. Thingswent normally. We talked anddid our best to pass the time.

    We memorized the staterankings for size and populationaccording to a Rand McNallyatlas. Even now, I stillremember that Missouri isranked 17th in populationaccording to the 2000 census.That was all on the rst day.

    On the second day, we took offthrough Kansas andColorado. It was a study ofcontrast in terrains. Sprawlinghorizons followed by raggedmountain peaks. The onecommon ingredient was the

    size, the vastness of placesthat stretch your eyes. I hadntseen anything like it. Theeastern seaboard isnt like that.Its scrunchy and surrounded byhills that dont add anything tothe view except blocking it.

    We coasted through Denverduring early evening, and theninto the Rockies. A storm rolledin, and we rocketed throughthe interstate passes, crackingup peaks and diving into valleys.I felt like I was driving a roller

    coaster, or riding along theback of a dragon.

    We passed through theEisenhower tunnel. When wecame out the other side, theradio crackled nervously. Therewas a sizzle, and then thewhole sky turned white. For asecond, I couldnt see a thing.

    From my house in Kentucky, itwas over 2,500 miles (4,000km) across nine states to thewest coast. Thats three soliddays of driving. I packed mylittle Dodge Stealth full ofsuitcases and televisions and

    Harry Potter books crammedup underneath the seats. Inside,there wasnt much room for meand my travelling buddy.

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    Coming up in the nextfew pages:

    Corinne Lee-Cooke

    Inspiration: where doyou get yours from?

    Dude, my friend said. Wasthat lightning?

    Yeah, I said. I think we wereinside a cloud.

    And then we got stuck in a tinytown called Eagle, Colorado.There was a mudslide up aheadand no way the road could becleared until morning.

    Okay, we said. It was good aplace to stop as any. Therewere plenty of hotels around.

    Except there were no rooms.

    Thats because the tiny townof Eagle, Colorado, usually justa tiny town in the mountains,happened to be the same tinytown where Kobe Bryantallegedly raped a girl earlier thatsummer. And so, it happens tobe the same tiny town where amedia swarm had descended tocover the ongoing trial.

    Hence, no rooms.

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    It left me inspired. So inspired,that about two years later, Istarted working on a book thatdraws directly from those threedays. The vastness of thecountryside, the openness ofthe road, and the weirdness of

    the people you meet on it.

    Its not every day you meet apimp.

    Especially on your rstday in California.

    It was six hours before we gotinto Pasadena and metSupreme.

    I was tired and fatigued fromdriving for nearly 16 hours, yetmy friend and I decided to walk

    around town. We were amazedby the sight of palm trees.Neither one of us had ever seenthe tall kind that pocket LosAngeles. They looked likesomething out of a Dr. Seussbook. They couldnt be real.

    It couldnt be real

    Did I really meet a pimp?

    Did I really travel thousands ofmiles across the country?

    There was something strange,yet familiar, about the wholething. California was completelydifferent than Kentucky, yet

    connected in a way I couldntquite place. Even thougheverything looked completelyalien, there was somethingintimate about stepping into mycar at home and then steppingout of the same car so manymiles away.

    We slept in the car, and startedout in the morning. We stoppedby the Hoover Dam and LasVegas. We rolled into CaesarsPalace through the backentrance, back where the oldladies with fat rolls over their

    elbows stare vacantly at slotmachines and hope for theirlucky 7s. I dropped a quarter,lost a game, and then got backon the road.

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    Lola in the midst of sorting outher haberdashery box.

    Corinne Lee-Cookelives in a small town

    outside of Derby, England withher husband and pets. Sincegraduating in 2003 with a BAin illustration she has worked avariety of very uncreative ofcejobs, which has meant she hasnever really been satised withher working life. Being maderedundant recently, despite the

    obvious pitfalls, has meant thatshe has been shocked intofollowing her creative passions.She has recently made thedecision to go freelancing, andswears she will never go backto working an ofce job.

    It is all very scary. I really hopeit works out as I'm not goingback!

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    Now Corinne is working as partof a design agency inNottingham, which creates

    greetings cards for the NorthAmerican market. This isn'treally art for me, but its a hellof an illustration job.

    Corinne believes that art isan expression of the artist andtheir life experiences, whichmakes the subject so excitingand diverse.

    In regards to her artwork, shesays everything is how itshould be and nothing iscoincidence, and her personalwork is driven by a love foranimals and the unseen worldaround us.

    I am a spiritualist medium,(which means she believes thata persons spirit survivesphysical death and cancommunicate with certaingifted people, called mediums)which dominates my life andlters through to my work. Itry not to make it too obviousthough, because I would hate tooffend or alienate people whodont carry the same beliefs.

    Everything is how itshould be andnothing iscoincidence.

    Happy the cloud. She goesabout her business in a mostcheery manner. She has noheady career aspirations orhankering to know what thelatest fashion is: Happy is justglad to be, which is most lovely.Also she is a very loyal friendand likes to drink tea made in apot.

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    Edward hates parties. Hethought the hat to becompletely unnecessary but hewore it so as not to seemungrateful.

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    The everyday objects she usesin her work also represent herfascination with the idea of

    transition, but in a differentway.

    I love to use old or antiquepaper and material as it has itsown personality. The idea thatinanimate objects have had alife before I met them, and aretherefore never really mine,fascinates me.

    I couldn't use new paper for along while because it just didn'twork with what I was doing.About the same time I sawOliver Jeffers work and ittotally reinforced my love forutilising old paper.

    Corinne is also inspired bydifferent facets of human

    relationships and the dynamicsof friendship.

    We are capable of great thingsand I try to remember thatoften. I love to laugh and amvery lucky to know people thatare blessed with a sense ofhumour, fun is very importantto me.

    We are capable ofgreat things and I tryto remember thatoften.

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    1. I love Tea

    2. Blue Violet Lake is myfavourite Prisma-Color pencil(hence my blog name)

    3. I'm a trained makeup artistand obsessed with skin care

    4. I have a three-year oldPomeranian dog called Scrappy

    5. I'm absolutelyrubbish at mathematics

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    Coming up in the nextfew pages:

    Inspiration: where doyou get yours from?

    Nathaniel Flick

    If you would like to vote forCorinne, enter your email hereand hit vote. Your vote willcount once your email has beenveried. Only one vote will

    count per email and person.

    Check out more of Corinneswork here:www.violet-lake.blogspot.com

    Five randomthings aboutCorinne:

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    wheredo yougetyours

    from?Words by Stacey Childs.Inspiration from the readers ofdisco underworld

    iewing Randy Pauschslast lecture for the

    rst time recently, set off a

    thousand thoughts in my head.Being faced with your ownmortality must do wonders fora person. I mean, you wouldnthave time for bitchiness,complaining, whining, peopleholding you back, peopleputting you down. Imagine ifyou knew you were going todie tomorrow and someonetold you that they thought you

    were fat. Would you care? No,youd get on with it. Bigger andbetter things to do than worryabout that.

    Things would be relegatedto necessary, optional and acomplete waste of time. I canalmost bet that most of thenecessary things would revolvearound family and friends, the

    optional would include thingslike work, eating and cleaning (Imean, well, you are going to dietomorrow!) and the completewaste of time would revolvearound material things like Ialways wanted to buy aMercedes or an i-phone. Toolate now buddy.

    inspiration:V

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    would be if they knew they hadonly one left in them.

    Here are some of the answers:

    Ive been thinking about it, andI think my last lecture would beabout passion. I know that nogreat designer ever came outof a semi-interested person, sothatd be my last lecture. Butthen I started thinking whatwould be my last lecture tomy seven year old son and thisis just way too big...

    (Agnieszka Parr, graphicdesign tutor and mother)

    It would probably be a gamethat somehow joined up all mycontradictory aspects - my loveof nature with explosions,fabulous locations and beautifulpeople juxtaposed with mydesire to reveal thehypocrisies of the rich and thesuffering of ordinary people. Itwould have stunts andhelicopters and a massive chasescene. Music would be by theEmerald City. Something largerthan the project itself wouldhappen. I'd like to makesomething that was excitingand wonderful to encounter.(Joe Citizen, lmmaker)

    Most peoples last actionswould revolve around family andfriends, food and fun, and I wascurious to nd out what theirlast creative act would be. Thedaddy of all work you have everdone. If you are a painter andyou had one last work to leave

    as your legacy, what would youpaint? A builder, what wouldyou build? Whatever yourtalent, if you had one lastchance to create something,what would it be, and whatwould be the inspiration behindit? I put out an email, askingthe readers of disco underworld,what their nal creative project

    I put out an email,

    asking the readers ofdisco underworld,what their nalcreative projectwould be if theyknew they had onlyone left in them.

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    And me? Im not artisticallya very creative person, but Iguess writing is my form ofcreation. So if I was toassemble together one last setof words, I guess they would beabout the importance oflearning and challenges. Whatlength they arrangedthemselves into would dependon how much I could bebothered writing, but theskeleton would be somethingbased around sharing theknowledge I have learnt in mytime regarding the importanceof these two things.

    Through learning more aboutmyself by searching for andlocating what makes mehappy, I have found that thesetwo things, besides myfamily and friends are whatinspire me. Learning andchallenge could be one in thesame, but they can becompletely different separate.Learning does not always haveto be a challenge, andchallenges dont always teach

    wheredo you

    getyours

    from?

    inspiration:Truthfully if I had one day tolive I would release a shortstatement:I'll keep this brief! I apologisefor not sharing all of theconsiderable knowledge I haveamassed and not passing on allthe brilliant ideas I haveconceived and not impartingthe wonders of wisdom that Ihave learnt.

    As it is my last day I regret toinform you that it is too late toremedy any of thismeaningfully - even on YouTube.My one piece of advice wouldbe to impart knowledge, bewise and do everything you can,every day of your life to avoidany unnished business pilingup at the end and getting in theway of valuable time with yourloved ones.

    P.S I'm in the pub, if you canmake it by last orders for awonderfully futile celebration ofmy life...its your round! (NeilBuddle, DJ and printmaker)

    Coming up in the nextfew pages:

    Nathaniel Flick

    Last issues winnerrevealed

    you things. Sometimes thingsdont have to have points, theycan simply be there for joy andsilliness.

    Thinking about this topic makesme wonder: What is stoppingthose of us who are ready fromcreating the best work of ourlives? Its not possible to livelife from day to day thinkingthat you would die the next,but it is possible to think aboutit creatively. What a greatstandard to strive to in yourwork. If you are lucky it wontbe the last piece of work youdo, which means that the nextpiece will be ever better. Yourwork will be the stuffmasterpieces aremade of.

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    Nathaniel Flick is aprofessional bassplayer, devoted husband andloving father, who neverstruggles for inspiration.

    He draws it from numeroussources, predominantly musicand spirituality. He comparesmusic to a conversationbetween two old friends, wherewords and thoughts ow easilyand effortlessly.

    Nathaniel grew up in the BayArea in the 1970s with a jazz-fanatic mother whose friendswere all musicians. They had

    jam sessions at his house, andwhen they tired, the turntablerang out with their favouritemusic. Funk and soul envelopedhis early and teenage years.Home Sweet Home is a bandwhose music he held on to,whose percolating busy bassunderneath the drums and hornsection got deep into my soul.

    Some of us disagree with ourparents choice of music,especially if they were to playan album, or even a song, onrepeat all day long, but inNathaniels case, his motherplaying Kind of Blue by MilesDavis on repeat is what stillinspires him today, as well asalbums by John Coltrane.They taught me how to becalm even during sweet musicalmoments, as well as how to letloose and not be afraid to hit aclunker note or two on the wayto those effortless musicalmoments.

    He dreams of waves of sound

    owing and cascading aroundme, an electric symphony ofsorts. He nds inspiration andchallenge in his dreams, asalthough he dreams of perfectsymphonies, he nds it takesquite some effort to writemusic that's complete, whilenot being too busy at the sametime. Its a delicate balance.

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    Spirituality also helps simplifythis busy world for him. Life is

    simple; we make it hard is anidea he discovered at college.

    College completely blew mymind and opened me up to newideas. Things I'd neverconsidered in my ideal little lifein the Bay Area. Raised adedicated Mormon, collegehelped him decide to give upthe church for good. Thesedays, if he had to choose, hedchoose to be a Buddhist. I'minterested in the philosophiesrather than trying to inuenceanyone else's beliefs.

    Having taught bass to around20 students over the years,Nathaniel says that althoughguiding his students to a ha!moments has been pleasurable,he nds he has been the oneto learn the most. He claimsthat teaching is a vocation thatmakes one think about whythey are doing it, and what theyare getting out of it, at thesame time. His students haveall been an inspiration to him,and thats where his ownlearning stems from.

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    When asked if he had one lastsong or work to create, what hewould make it about, Nathanielsays he would like to have onelarge jam session. One hugesymphony of sound is what itwould be, but everyone inattendance could come in andout of the jam at will.

    With a child of his own who cannow say Daddy playing bass,he is set to provide anotheryoung mind with thenourishment musichas given him overthe years.

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