asylum-art

asylum-art:

Han Xiao

Saatchi Art

Han Xiao was born in 1982 in LiaoNing province China. After graduation from Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University, she worked as a designer, high school teachers, free occupation. During self-study, she had received an affirmation and encouragement from Shi Chong, who is department director of Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts. From the practical point of view, drawn from life. She is a nature artist. Her art is the real art, one’s real feelings show. Her works often has a kind of loneliness and faint anxiety.

behindthegrooves

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: October 20, 1962 - “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. Written by Bobby Pickett and Leonard Capizzi, it will be the biggest hit for the singer and songwriter from Somerville, MA. The novelty classic will be recorded in the garage studio of producer/label owner Gary S. Paxton, and also features musician Leon Russell on piano. The record will be rejected by several labels before Paxton works out a distribution deal with London Records and releases it on his own Garpax label. The song is an immediate hit upon its release. Entering the Hot 100 at #72 on September 8, 1962, it will rocket to the top of the chart just six weeks later. On its initial release in the UK, the BBC will actually ban the record for being “too morbid”, though it will later peak at #3 on its re-release in 1973. “Monster Mash” will also make chart history as the only single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 three separate times. After its first run in 1962, it will peak at #91 in September of 1970. The single will actually make the top 10 a second time, peaking at #10 in August of 1973. “Monster Mash” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.