Shipping News’ Jason Noble Is Inspired By: “The Venture Bros.”

One constant over the past 17 years of MAGNET has been the music of Jason Noble. First with the post-hardcore Rodan, then the classically inclined Rachel’s, the post-rock Shipping News and the theatrically concerned Young Scamels, Noble has always been involved with projects that interested and challenged us. Noble has two new releases: a live Shipping News album, One Less Heartless To Fear (Karate Body/Noise Pollution), and the debut LP from the Young Scamels, Tempest (File 13). Unfortunately, creating music is hardly the main concern for Noble these days. The 39-year-old Louisville, Ky., native was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, 15 months ago and is currently battling the disease with the determination, positive energy and modesty he has always displayed in his two-decade musical career. MAGNET is proud to have Noble guest editing our website all week. Read our Q&A with him.

Noble: If you wonder what the best thing to ever be created for the object called “television” is, look no further. The Venture Bros. is the combined matmos-like sentient ooze of all recorded culture and pop history, including Jonny Quest, all 1960s Marvel Comics, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Alex Toth, Apocalypse Now and anything else that is awesome. I can’t describe it with human words, so please just watch it. I weep at its brilliance. And it has an original score by JG Thirlwell of Foetus fame. No show (animated or otherwise) in the history of human civilization is more hilarious, painful or well made. Go Team Venture!

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