Monday, June 30, 2008

Boys I Love: Donny Miller

WELL, I do really like boys. And I know what they like. They like me. (Anyone catch that reference? Riiiiight...) So I thought I would start a feature that acknowledges the sexy mans I secretly wanna love on. And by love on, I mean lock in a basement, tie to the radiator, free only to have amazing sex con me or create some kind of entertainment in the hopes of being released from my crazy captive clutches, and feed only foods that would ensure their sexiness would never fade (read: Mike & Ike's, chocolate, wine spritzers...).

This post is about Donny Miller.

I just realized the he and Demetri Martin both have the initials DM. I guess I love boys whose names are DM. My boyfriend is SG, so I assume it won't work out...ah well.

Anyway, art is subjective, no? But sometime art can be sarcastic too. And clever. And mean. And AWEsome. That is Donny Miller's side of art. An artist who deals mainly in pop realism with a hint of spirited evil, Miller began his art for the homeless. If you ask, he was the first to use the number 4 in place of the word "for." He can even help you become an artiste as rad as he.

Donny looks like a weird cross between Jack White and a tanner Jack White. He's not hot per se, but so freaking intelligently caustic that I would love on that man for days at a time, stopping only to have him illustrate two amazing pieces for me, one to hang on my wall and another to sell for 6 times the going rate on eBay.

I'm lucky enough to have 12 of his pieces because I was smart enough to buy the 2008-2009 Donny Miller calendar, but in the event you don't come across this gem, some pictures are provided below.

You can usually find his work in Europe (because Americans are too uptight), or at his shows, which are just about everywhere between LA and Canada. Ay yi yi. That boy's gonna be a bitch to track down...

Donny Miller's website.
Donny Miller's Myspace.
Donny Miller's Art Archives.

22 comments:

Valentina said...

Dude, I love Demetri Martin and Donny Miller too! Everytime I think about starting a blog, I come on here and go, "nope, Erika's already got it covered". My fear of being inferior to you is probably what is going to keep me forever blogless.

Erika said...

Ohmahgawd, girl! You gotta start a blog so people think you know people and are above average cool. Blogging is the future. It is the NOW. Plus it's impossible to be inferior to me since I'm inferior to everyone. So yay! Problem solved.

Valentina said...

See, I was totes just thinking that instead of blogging being the wave of the future, commenting on blogs is really where it's at. I could be like a professional blog commenter!! And offer my powerful little insights to everyone! It's fun, and practially requires no effort at all.

If I started a blog, no one would read it. That would be creepy. And kind of pointless.

Erika said...

Well I would read it. And promote it all over the place...at weddings, funerals, other websites...whatnot. But go for it. Be a profesh commenter. You could be the next Sarah Morrison: commenter mode.

Valentina said...

It's the perfect plan. Actually I kinda want to start a blog if only so that I can pretty much stop answering my phone all together and force everyone to contact me online. This is my new method of protest until someone buys me a motherfucking blackberry. Fuck it, I'm going to go sign up for a blogspot right now. Oh, insomnia, is there anything you can't inspire me to do?

Erika said...

Yessss! My powers of persuasion are stronger than I thought! Oh and also you will need to get a Blackberry. That will make you cooler and also give you a reason to whip out your phone. Sometimes I make people call me at certain key times so I can take out my Blackberry and look cool. BTW insomnia is AWEsome!

Valentina said...

OMG, I want a blackberry soo bad. I'm thinking maybe birthday present would be good. But I can't ask my dad to buy it for me since he's paying for my lollapalooza trip. Damn it! Why can't I have rich relatives?

The only blog related question now is blogspot or uber? Uber is better for photos, but cory kennedy blogs there so it's obvi tainted. Hmm. More investigation will be required.

Erika said...

That's not fair, though, cos CK blogs everywhere. She would prolly blog at your grandma's house if she could. Do not let that influence your decision.

Valentina said...

Is it terrible to say that I really want to meet ck? But only cause she can introduce me to The Virgins who can than intro me to Ryan McGinley who is my fav photog like ever. I figure I'll run into her eventually...girls who rock a "been dead three days" look have a weird connection, I swear.

Erika said...

Yes, you probably will. I think one day we will all run into those we've either never wanted to see/are afraid to see/talk shit about/hate and the whole world will be stuck in one long awkward pause. It will be really intense.
And plus when I was sixteen I wanted to meet her too. But my dreams were dashed when I realized I didn't really want to meet her.

Valentina said...

I want to know what happened between her and Sarah M that was alluded to that one time on missbehave. I mean, I can probably guess, but I want the full story.

Erika said...

You should ask her. Send her a myspace message. Just kidding...don't do that. But she might like to tell you...or not, I dunno. I suppose I am no help. So ok just ask her. Perhaps some groundbreaking Dr. Phil ish will occur from it.

Valentina said...

I know right? I don't have a myspace, but I wanted to email her at missbehave. Actually I want to start my own zine and have interviews with all my fav bloggers in it. So of course, miss sarah m would have to be repped.

Erika said...

Ohmahgawd that would be awesome! I used to have a zine called White Rice and it was only 2 pages long but I made the whole thing myself and gave it out to my three friends in high school. Zines are sorta awesome and it is not hard to make Sarah look cool I'm sure. I will have to be in this zine, OBVI. Haha...just kidding!

Valentina said...

haha, no for real, you totally have to be in my zine! I will refer to you as "sarah m's favorite missbehave commenter"/ the writer of an awesome blog herself. You can be a slashie! Like actor/model but even better!! And I wanted to interview Lesley Arfin too. I really want to go to her party every week but I would need a serious fake id.

Romney said...

Wow I'm definitely going to check him out. Thanks for the heads up.

Erika said...

I always wanted to be a slashie! Gawd, these are the things that dreams are made of! You can prolly just email Lesley Arfin...but her 90s Party...do you have to be 18 or 21? Either way, you can get a good fake ID. My cousins in LA have some pretty rank ones...maybe NYC makes better fakes. Or just make a huge fuss when they card and see if you can bullshit your way in.

Valentina said...

21 and over. Which is like, bitch please. I'm so not even going to drink. Just d.a.n.c.e. Yeah, I figure I'll just get a fakie and than pull some of that "don't you know who I am?" shit. Like on gossip girl. I figure if they can do it, I can do it. Girls can get away with anything.

Erika said...

Ohmahgawd, it's 21+...here's what you do: this is how I get into 21+ venues if I know the band that's playing. Befriend the people working there...like the DJ or whatev, agree to wear a t-shirt reppin said person(s) and carry something in for them. This works for me a good deal of times because the best parties are 21+, and girls are uber powerful.

valentina said...

omg erika, that is so fucking brilliant! Can I add life guru to your slashies? Cause that is even better than my sister's advice of saying you're there to take pics for some magazine. Which she actually used to do, but that was in the 90's. Shit has changed.

Erika said...

Oh yeah sure. Make me a three time slashie. But yeah, being a fake roadie will work because they will not question you...or care about you because you are a roadie... supposedly. But your sister has a good idea too. If she is older than 21 borrow her ID since you prolly look a lot like her. Also, if you do get in, you must write a shocking expose of what goes down inside those 1990s themed parties.

alex said...

Your blog is way cooler than mine! And speaking of fake IDs...my friend got turned away at the club last weekend. If you get a fake make sure it scans because some bouncers (like the one we encountered) will make all 8 girls leave because ONE didnt have an ID. He was mad because he was stuck outside on the sidewalk all night. He was hella hating. That was the general consensus. Lol.