For this week’s installment of Minstrel Fridays, we are honored to share with you a mix by one of the artists from VOLUME (opening reception is TONIGHT, 6/24)– San Diego legend Otis B. Known simply as “O”, he sings loud and paints abstract pieces like the one shown above.
Here’s some background on O, as told by Trouser Press:
Otis Barthoulameu, who chooses to be known simply as O., was the renaissance man of the early ’90s San Diego scene. Besides fronting fluf and playing guitar in Olivelawn, the hefty singer/guitarist has been a roadie (for the Muffs), oft-published skateboarding photographer, record producer (for further, among others), van driver, stagehand (Ministry’s Psalm 69 tour), 7-inch single manufacturer (Rocket From the Crypt, Tanner) and a T-shirt hawker at his own shows — all in the name of no-bullshit rawk’n'roll, the music to which he’s zealously dedicated.
Take a listen to O’s mixtape, aptly named Songs I Love…
- “I Get Along” – The Libertines
- “Post Break-up Sex” – The Vaccines
- “Talking to the Dog” – Obits
- “Karina” – Ryan Adams
- “Sultana” – Son Volt
- “Frail and Bedazzled” – The Smashing Pumpkins
- “New Disaster” – Elliot Smith
- “Plans” – Dinosaur Jr
- “A Forrest” – The Cure
- “Air Mattress” – Conor Oberst