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Mark Mothersbaugh
Mothersbaugh in concert, 2006
Mothersbaugh in concert, 2006
Background information
Birth name Mark Allen Mothersbaugh
Born May 18, 1950 (1950-05-18) (age 58)
Origin Akron, Ohio
Genre(s) New wave
Post-punk
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Years active 1972–present
Associated acts Devo

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Career

Mothersbaugh attended Kent State as an art student, where he met Devo co-founders Jerry Casale and Bob Lewis. In 1970, Mothersbaugh, Lewis and Casale formed the idea of the "devolution" of the human race and started to play music as Devo. For the events of May 4, 1970, see Kent State shootings Kent State University (also known as Kent, Kent State or KSU) is one of America’s largest university systems, the third largest university in Ohio after Ohio State University (57,748) and the University of Cincinnati (35,364), and... Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled DEVO or DEV-O) is an American New Wave group formed in Akron, Ohio in 1972. ... Gerald Casale: Pre Getting Laid Gerald Casale: Post Getting Laid Gerald Casale returns from the veterinarian Gerald Casale (born July 28, 1948) is the Bass Guitar/Synth Player, a vocalist, and one of the founding members (along with Mark Mothersbaugh and Bob Lewis) of the new wave band Devo. ... Robert Lewis Robert Curtis Lewis (born March 4, 1947, Akron, Ohio), founding member (along with Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh) of the new wave band Devo. ... Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled DEVO or DEV-O) is an American New Wave group formed in Akron, Ohio in 1972. ...


Since Devo, Mothersbaugh developed a successful career writing musical scores for film and television. In film, Mothersbaugh has worked frequently with filmmaker Wes Anderson, and scored most of his feature films (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou).[1] Wesley Wales Anderson (born May 1, 1969) is an American director, writer, and producer of features, short films and commercials. ... For other uses, see Bottle Rocket (disambiguation). ... Rushmore is a 1998 movie directed by Wes Anderson about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) and his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume (Bill Murray), and their mutual love for elementary school teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). ... The Royal Tenenbaums is the 2001 dramatic comedy about three genius siblings who experience great success in youth, and even greater disappointment and failure after their eccentric father leaves them in their adolescent years. ... The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is Wes Andersons fourth feature length film, released in the U.S. on December 25, 2004. ...


His music has been a staple of the children's television shows Rugrats and Clifford the Big Red Dog. He also wrote the theme song for the new Felix the Cat show for Hanna Barbera, some music for Pee-Wee's Playhouse, and in 1990 and the theme song for The New Super Mario World for DiC Entertainment in 1991. For the term used for toddler, see Rugrat. ... Clifford the Big Red Dog is an enduring American childrens book series first published in 1962. ... This article is about the cartoon character. ... Hanna-Barbera founders Bill Hanna (left) and Joe Barbera pose with several of the Emmy awards the Hanna-Barbera studio has won. ... Pee-wees Playhouse is a childrens television program starring Pee-Wee Herman. ... Various television shows based on Super Mario Bros. ... The DIC Incredible World logo used from the late 2001-present. ...


Mothersbaugh is also known for his music in video games including Sony's Crash Bandicoot series, the Jak and Daxter series, and Maxis Software's The Sims 2. This work is often performed with Mutato Muzika, the music production company he formed with several other former members of Devo including his brother, Bob Mothersbaugh. Crash Bandicoot is a popular video game series created by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin. ... Jak and Daxter is a video game franchise originally developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation 2 that is named after its own protagonists. ... Maxis Software is an American company that was founded as a video game developer and is now a brand name of Electronic Arts (EA). ... This article is about the computer game. ... Mutato Muzika logo Mutato Muzika is a music production company comprising of former Devo members Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh, Bob Casale as well as non-Devo personnel Albert Fox and Josh Mancell. ... Bob Mothersbaugh Jr. ...


Mothersbaugh composed the distinctive music heard in the award-winning "Get A Mac" commercials (seen on TV and online) for Apple Inc. 2006/2007. Apple Inc. ...


He currently hosts a drawing segment on the children's television series, Yo Gabba Gabba!. Yo Gabba Gabba! is a Childrens television series created by Christian Jacobs (alias The MC Bat Commander) and Scott Schultz. ...


Life

Without glasses, Mothersbaugh is legally blind.[citation needed] At the age of seven, he was taken to the optometrist where he obtained his first pair of glasses and saw, for the first time, "smoke from chimneys and birds." After truly "experiencing" the world for the first time, Mothersbaugh started to draw, and his second grade teacher praised his work. That same night he had dreamed of being a famous artist. In addition to music, Mothersbaugh still paints - in a style influenced by surrealism and Andy Warhol. Blindness can be defined physiologically as the condition of lacking sight. ... Max Ernst. ... Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987), better known as Andy Warhol, was an American artist who was a central figure in the movement known as Pop art. ...


Mothersbaugh is also a member of the Church of the SubGenius, a parody religion mocking consumerism, cults, and the commercialization of religion, and has produced songs and visual arts for the Church. J. R. Bob Dobbs The Church of the SubGenius is a religious group that satirizes religion, conspiracy theory, UFOs and popular culture originally based in Dallas, Texas, which gained prominence in the 1980s and 1990s subculture, with a large presence on the Internet. ... A recent parody religion, Pastafarianism was created in 2005 to protest a decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to allow intelligent design to be taught in science classes alongside evolution. ...


On May 10, 2008, Mothersbaugh was awarded an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Kent State University. An Honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum) is a degree awarded to someone by an institution that he or she may have never attended, it may be a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree - however, the latter is most common. ...


Soundtracks

The Dog Problem is a 2006 comedy film directed and written by Scott Caan. ... This article is about the US science-fiction television series For the Canadian educational science television series, see Eureka! (TV series). ... How to Eat Fried Worms is a 2006 film based on the childrens book of the same name by Thomas Rockwell. ... For other uses, see Big Love (disambiguation). ... For The Legend of Zelda episode with the same name, see The Ringer (episode) The Ringer is a 2005 comedy starring Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl, and Brian Cox with cameos by Terry Funk and Jesse Ventura. ... Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, written by Stacy Peralta. ... The Big White is a 2005 black comedy picture directed by Mark Mylod starring Robin Williams, Holly Hunter and Woody Harrelson. ... The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is Wes Andersons fourth feature length film, released in the U.S. on December 25, 2004. ... Jak 3 is a video game for Sonys PlayStation 2 console developed by Naughty Dog. ... This article is about the computer game. ... Envy is a 2004 comedy film, starring Ben Stiller and Jack Black and was directed by Barry Levinson. ... Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is a 2004 American comedy movie. ... The Complete Truth About De-Evolution is a movie, written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale, that contains commentaries and appearances by members of Devo. ... Jak II, called Jak II: Renegade in Europe, is a science fiction platform game developed by Naughty Dog. ... Good Boy! movie cover Good Boy! was a moderately successful movie produced by Jim Henson Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, starring talking alien dogs. ... All Grown Up! is a Nickelodeon animated series, spun off from the popular series Rugrats and produced by Klasky Csupo Inc. ... The Even Stevens Movie is a 2003 American family comedy motion picture that debuted on the Disney Channel. ... Thirteen is a 2003 film co-written by Catherine Hardwicke (who also directed the film) and Nikki Reed. ... A Guy Thing film poster A Guy Thing is a 2003 film directed by Chris Koch. ... Cheats is a 2002 comedy about four friends that have been cheating their way through high school, and have to face new challenges to avoid getting caught before going to college. ... Hidden Hills is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Welcome to Collinwood is a 2002 movie about five guys from the Collinwood area of Cleveland who try to organise one last big job. ... Sorority Boys is a 2002 comedy film directed by Wallace Wolodarsky. ... The Royal Tenenbaums is the 2001 dramatic comedy about three genius siblings who experience great success in youth, and even greater disappointment and failure after their eccentric father leaves them in their adolescent years. ... Sugar & Spice is a 2001 film directed by Francine McDougall. ... Camouflage is a 2001 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen and Lochlyn Munro. ... Tucker was a short-lived television family comedy series that aired on NBC in 2000. ... Grosse Pointe was an American television sitcom which aired on the WB Network during the 2000-2001 television season. ... The Other Me is a Disney Channel Original Movie. ... Clifford the Big Red Dog is an enduring American childrens book series first published in 1962. ... General Publics All the Rage was released in 1984 by I.R.S. Records. ... Drop Dead Gorgeous was a film originally released in 1999. ... Can of Worms is a Disney Channel Original Movie. ... 200 Cigarettes is a 1999 comedy-drama film that starred Ben Affleck, Elvis Costello, Kate Hudson, Jay Mohr, Christina Ricci, Paul Rudd, Martha Plimpton, Casey Affleck, Courtney Love, Dave Chappelle, Janeane Garofalo, Guillermo Díaz, Gaby Hoffmann, Catherine Kellner, Brian McCardie, Nicole Parker and Angela Featherstone, and features paintings by... Interstate 82 is a computer game for the PC. It was developed by Activision and released in 1999. ... Crash Team Racing , Crash Bandicoot Racing) is a racing game published by Sony Computer Entertainment and developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation. ... Rocket Power promotion shot Rocket Power is an American animated television series that aired from August 16, 1999 until July 30, 2004 on Nickelodeon. ... The Rugrats Movie is a 1998 animated film, produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. ... Halloweentown is a Disney Channel Original Movie released in October 1998 to correspond with the holiday of Halloween. ... Rushmore is a 1998 movie directed by Wes Anderson about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) and his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume (Bill Murray), and their mutual love for elementary school teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). ... Dead Man on Campus is a 1998 comedy starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tom Everett Scott. ... The Anointing of the Sick is one of the sacraments of the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and some Protestant churches. ... Best Men is a 1997 film directed by Tamra Davis and starring Fred Ward, Drew Barrymore and Dean Cain. ... Working was a 1997-1999 NBC situation comedy praised by fans in its first season, but lost momentum after a massive cast change for the second season. ... Crash Bandicoot 2 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back is a platform game made by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation. ... Quicksilver Highway is a 1997 horror film directed by Mick Garris. ... Fired Up was a short-lived 1997 television sitcom airing on NBC. It lasted for 28 episodes. ... Bongwater is a 1997 comedy film that is set in Portland, Oregon, USA and stars Luke Wilson, Alicia Witt, Amy Locane, Brittany Murphy, Jack Black, Andy Dick, Jeremy Sisto, and Jamie Kennedy. ... The Big Squeeze is a compilation album by Snoop Dogg. ... // “School reunion” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Bottle Rocket (disambiguation). ... Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film starring Adam Sandler, Carl Weathers, Julie Bowen, Allen Covert, Frances Bay and Christopher McDonald. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ... If Not For You is a 1970 song by Bob Dylan off his album New Morning. ... Strange Luck was a television series on FOX starring D.B. Sweeney in the role of Chance Harper, a freelance photographer afflicted with a bizarre tendency to always be in the wrong place at the right time. ... The Last Supper is a 1995 film starring Cameron Diaz and directed by Stacy Title. ... For other possible meanings, see Slider (disambiguation). ... Dumb and Dumber (known as Jim Carrey is Mr. ... The New Age was a British literary magazine, noted for its wide influence under the editorship from 1907 to 1922 of A. R. Orage. ... Pat was a fictional character created and performed by actress and comedienne Julia Sweeney for the American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. ... Beakmans World is an educational childrens television show produced by ELP Communications, Columbia Pictures Television, Universal Belo Productions (a production company whose only apparent purpose was to produce this show), and Columbia TriStar Television Distribution. ... Bakersfield P.D. was a short-lived American television comedy series that aired on Fox in 1993-94. ... South Beach A portion of the southern part of the South Beach skyline as seen from Biscayne Bay. ... Sewer Shark, a first-person rail shooter game, is the first video game for a game console to use full-motion video for its primary gameplay. ... Frosty the Snowman is a popular Christmas song written by Steve Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson in 1950. ... Mann & Machine was an American science fiction/police procedural series that aired on NBC during 1992. ... For the term used for toddler, see Rugrat. ... Liquid Television was a 1990s animation showcase that appeared on MTV. The first season of Liquid Television originally aired on BBC Two. ... Davis Rules was an American television show broadcast in 1991-1992 starring Randy Quaid, and Jonathan Winters. ... Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise was the sequel to the 1984 film Revenge of the Nerds. ... Pee-wees Playhouse is a childrens television program starring Pee-Wee Herman. ... Human Highway is 1982 movie co-directed by, and starring Neil Young, under his pseudonym Bernard Shakey. ...

References

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