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Title: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: ElGrampo on April 01, 2008, 10:20:45 AM
it's just a few days old, I did it for the magazine ROKKO'S ADVENTURES myspace.com/rokkosadventures
I'll make a story out of it for the next issue, but here is the uncut version.
rokko for me, mackie for mackie-o:

Rokko: When did you start making art? And what were the results?
Mackie Osborne: I started drawing animals as a kid, I ended up with a career in advertising and design.

Rokko: Did you go to an art school or are you an autodidact?
Mackie: I went to school. Although I have to say I've learned more from working that I ever learned in school. School can be good for learning social skills, they're important. Also learning to listen to input and take criticism gracefully is a very important skill set in this field, probably one of the most important skills you can learn.

Rokko: Who are artists [music, film, painting, writing, performance,... ] you admire and that have inspired you or still do?
Mackie: Those are some long lists... I like a lot of different stuff.
Musically: David Bowie, the Melvins, of course, Patti Smith, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Zeplin, Big Black, Sex Pistols, Johnny Cash, Throbbing Gristle, Tool
Artistically: Edward Gorey, Diane Arbus, Chas. Addams, Alex Steinweiss, Chip Kid, Vaugn Oliver...
Writing: J.D. Salinger, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Hafiz,
Film: Blade Runner, Princess Bride, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands, Dune, Fire Walk With Me, Wild at Heart, Blue Velvet, My Neighbor Totoro, Snow White,

Rokko: How was your career as graphic artist? Since when can you live on making art?
Mackie: I've made a living doing art since the 80's. After school I worked in advertising for six years. Since then I've worked freelance, doing music packaging, some book design, art direction on a couple magazines, some entertainment stuff and whatever else came along.

Rokko: You also did work as art director for Eptiapth Records, didn
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: bUTTHOLEmAN on April 01, 2008, 10:28:51 AM
Excellent! I love this magazine.
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: black stallion on April 01, 2008, 10:34:55 AM
great interview..thanks ElGrampo!

a limited edition melvins  box set?!?! :shock:

Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: steve on April 01, 2008, 11:02:53 AM
Mackie: I'm working on a limited edition box set for the Melvins that will be printed by DeeOhGee Press. I'm also designing a book for Chet Zar and working on a line of merchandise, among other things.
:o
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: bathroom creep on April 01, 2008, 11:08:56 AM
I think that's the first Mackie interview I've ever read. Very cool ElGrampo, thank you.

And a limited edition box set? Sounds sweet.
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: ManWithNoName on April 01, 2008, 11:37:04 AM
very cool!
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: stonerwitch on April 01, 2008, 12:53:17 PM
great interview..thanks ElGrampo!

a limited edition melvins  box set?!?! :shock:


WANT!  =P~
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: GrimReaper on April 01, 2008, 02:42:52 PM

You totally pulled that interview off Grampy.

Interesting questions and you oviously did your homework on Mackie and she responded.
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: (PAUL) on April 01, 2008, 04:31:34 PM
Yes, that was a very good interview. WANT. BOX. SET.
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: mckickflip on April 01, 2008, 04:39:43 PM
great interview, really enjoyed it. i'm also excited for this box set :D
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: Buick GN on April 01, 2008, 06:23:03 PM
Nice.

Thanks for sharing, ElGrampo.

 :)
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: mopafeena on April 01, 2008, 07:49:12 PM
Thanks a lot for sharing that. Great interview.
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: FartLips on April 01, 2008, 10:22:34 PM
that was a VERY impressive interview.  great questions. and great answers too. karma for life!
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: (the) Razor on April 02, 2008, 05:20:08 AM
I think I read Dale talking about "great plans for the future"...he must've meant that Box Set!

Thanks for the interview.
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: norecess on April 02, 2008, 05:25:22 AM
Great interview. Box. Set.
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: glen on April 02, 2008, 05:41:23 AM
has anyone mentioned the box set yet?
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: The Fool on April 02, 2008, 05:50:42 AM
yep- what everyone else has said
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: ManWithNoName on April 02, 2008, 06:26:34 AM
what could this box set be?!
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: norecess on April 02, 2008, 06:48:07 AM
Rereleases maybe? How about Electroretard?
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: black stallion on April 02, 2008, 06:57:28 AM
Deeohgee Press is the same that printed and assembled by hand the rare ASA' s version:

http://www.iad4u.com/Melvins-A-SENILE-ANIMAL,i160213511771,c11233.html

maybe this box set could be  something like that but about more than one melvins album...in a limited edition
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: anaconda on April 02, 2008, 10:58:41 AM
Gorgonie music page, featuring Mackie on bass:

http://westernwitch.com/songs_2.html#

Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: mckickflip on April 02, 2008, 04:35:06 PM
i really want to hear that hydrafist album.
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: violent office on April 02, 2008, 11:48:26 PM
I don't want to know that Buzz is a teddy bear or whatever.
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: ElGrampo on April 29, 2008, 02:12:55 AM
her VERY cool website is online now: http://www.mackieosborne.com/
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: black stallion on April 29, 2008, 02:25:28 AM
awesome,thanks!i have the same feeling every time i look to it: the mangled demos' artwork is amazing.
the "et cetera page" reminds my to the melvins.com :D
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: rictus on April 29, 2008, 07:26:33 AM
She has a link to engrish.com.  :D
Title: Re: Mackie Osborne Interview
Post by: norecess on April 29, 2008, 07:41:13 AM
Very nice job, she truly is a great and original artist. Check out that press she's got, looks really cool. Didn't she work for Hustler magazine as well? Was that on freelance basis maybe? The Houdini 2005 cover might be the only boring loking thing in her entire portfolio, even the snow man looks cool. Check out the 'houdini live' elephant thing, it has the Bad Religion font, oh no!

However, the person who made should check out how text spacing works in Flash. If you enter the website the 'c' in 'Mackie' looks a bit weird, because all those letters have a different spacing, probably because they wanted to make 'mackie' as wide as 'osborne'! (ha, get it? get it?)