Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Finds! Quintron and Miss Pussycat - DIY instruments and Puppet Shows

Sometimes, even when you are feeling creatively blah, you find inspiration that is just so compelling, you have to share! While I was down in New Orleans, we hit up the NOMA to check out the highly recommended local Quintron and Miss Pussycat exhibit.

Mr. Quintron and Drum Buddy

"The Quintron / Miss Pussycat experience is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, "Swamp-Tech" dance beats, small explosions, incredible clothes, and entertaining puppet stories."

Mr. Quintron is a concert and nightclub organist from New Orleans, Louisiana. He plays a type of music the press has dubbed "Swamp Tech." The best part? He builds his own instruments! They are awesome, especially the Drum Buddy, which you can play with at the exhibit. Here is an awesome video of a Drum Buddy in action!

Miss Pussycat and Puppets
Miss Pussycat is a master puppeteer, who makes her own puppets and performs highly amusing technicolor puppet shows. Complex puppet shows beautifully crafted for late night rock and roll drinking and dancing: tactile, idiosyncratic puppet characters, pithy dialogue, and electronically pixilated soundtracks. She even has a Christmas special that they show on local television in Louisiana every year.

Visit their website for more fascinating information about Quintron and Miss Pussycat!