DSDeliberate: Mudlevel

What does the word "Punk" mean to you? According to the internet dictionaries, it means one of several things, but none of them really describe what many of us are likely thinking when we hear the word [unless you're Fleece Johnson].

Is it a type of music? Is it a movement? Is it a style? Is it an ideology? Is it an ideology of those participating a movement that dictates participants' styles?

Well, if Wiktionary and Merriam-Webster can't answer that question for you, I sure as hell can't either.

I can, however, tell you how I feel about this word. I think of "Punk" as a deliberate diversion from the mainstream. A lot of the time this diversion takes the form of music, fashion, and political views. And a lot of the time, some good ass art has come of it. [I'd go on another rant about how beautifully Jet Set Radio illustrates this point, but I think I DSDo that at least every other blog post already.]

So, on the topic of good ass art, I'd like to introduce you to Mudlevel [Via BBCBlog]. I consider this punky as hell in that he diverges heavily from the mainstream with his craft- making crazy ass, MacGyver ass, Inspector Gadget ass machines.


robo-rainbow from mudlevel on Vimeo.

The Box from mudlevel on Vimeo.

Dressed For Success from mudlevel on Vimeo.

The Machine from mudlevel on Vimeo.