Media Guy's Pop Pick: David Shrigley

A Record That's Not: 'Worried Noodles'

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Each week, an uncharacteristically generous Media Guy lavishes praise on a pop-cultural gem.
'Worried Noodles'
'Worried Noodles'

"Worried Noodles" ($20 on Amazon), the new record by cult Scottish artist David Shrigley, isn't a record at all. It's an empty LP sleeve on which he's written "I DIDN'T MAKE A RECORD I COULDN'T BE BOTHERED TO MAKE A RECORD IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOO DIFFICULT IT WAS EASIER TO NOT MAKE A RECORD."

Helpfully, it comes with a hilarious 48-page booklet of his absurdist lyrics "for songs you will probably never ever hear" along with his scrawly, faux-naif text-laden drawings, the originals of which art collectors snatch up for thousands of dollars a pop (extra hilarious!).

Think of him as a modern-day Thurber with a Warholian knack for multimedia omnipresence (he's done music videos, actual recordings with the likes of The Flaming Lips, photography, sculpture and more than 30 books), a sharp commercial sense (European marketers have commissioned him) ... and perhaps a touch of brain damage. For a free dose of his derangement, visit


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