Ben Blake Mitchner and the love of psychedelic prog rock- a true visionary artist

30 Dec

I want to introduce you to Ben Blake Mitchner, easily the most interesting customer I’ve met recently via selling records online. This guy has incredibly good taste in music, is highly opinionated on a Mensa-caliber level, and has a great sense of humor to boot. I was tipped off that he is an artist and musician, and was intrigued by the LP cover art for fictitious records that Ben had created. The easy label would be the Mingering Mike of Prog Psych, but a close look at the liner notes convey a true love for the graphic description and presentation of music from 40 years ago, something many of us would agree is a fascinating subdivision of our vinyl obsessions. Hats off to Ben, I hope we all will see much more of his art, and hopefully hear some of his music too. Ben, thanks for letting me present your art on the gojohnnygo blog.

Here is Ben’s blog Vinyl Antiquity

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3 Responses to “Ben Blake Mitchner and the love of psychedelic prog rock- a true visionary artist”

  1. Every Record Dealer Ben Ever Tortured March 9, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    COCKADOODLEDOO

    • Anto Golem December 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

      I’m sure you’re obsessed with him too.

  2. Ernest Lockridge December 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Ben Mitchner is entirely original, authentic–and eloquent. I’ve not seen anyone more open, emotionally and intellectually. His presence on your program is, really, quite moving. And courage. Lots of that. Thanks.
    Ernest Lockridge

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