27.12.08

Stenciling from the Motherland


"C215 is (as far as we know) the first stencil/street artist to paint on the streets of India. These photographs were taken in the Karol Bagh District of New Delhi between 7th -16th October 2008."





great to see the artist taking pictures of the people with the stencils
and the best part, the people love them!



17.12.08

2.12.08

Minilogue


cool colorful little creatures + a synthy burial-esque beat:

Minilogue - Animals





22.11.08

What's Your Point of View?


16.11.08

All Roads Lead to Apache

"Apache" must be one of the most covered and sampled song in history, yet most people have never heard the original. The song has evolved so much since its 1960 release by The Shadows to the Incredible Bongo Band's version dubbed "hip hops national anthem".

One of the more popular versions by the Sugarhill Gang, on Fresh Prince:



The original by The Shadows:



more versions here, for music nerds

10.11.08

Multiinstrumentism

The coolest kid on Youtube right now is Jack Conte,
Some of the best covers I've ever seen, and he does them all himself!
Listen to all of it, he has a good message at the end of National Anthem and Feel Good Inc is hilarious.

Radiohead - National Anthem

Radiohead + Chopin

Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.

7.11.08

Obama For Yo Mama


5.11.08

Walking on a Dream


This post is long overdue..
This has always been a dream of mine:
A real life Sputnik satellite, a napkin that holds the plan Roosevelt authored plan for World War II, books bound in rubies, full raptor skeletons, a celestial atlas from the 1600s. All of it done in the most amazing interior of a house I have ever seen. The wood panels, MC Escher floor prints, grand red curtains, lit like a true museum. 

Jay Walker is the founder of Priceline.com and Walker Digital and he owns a 3600 square foot home filled with a collection of the most interesting things from all over the world.






Who would have ever thought a regular person can get their hands on this stuff? Seems a bit out of this world.

via Wired




2.11.08

Classic Lego

Garry Winogrand recreates classic photos in Lego form!
But I have to say, the smiley faces make some shots look surreal...

Alfred Eisenstaedt's 1945 photograph "V.J. Day Times Square"

Jeff Widener's 1989 photograph of "The unknown rebel" at Tienanmen Square

The smiles on their faces...
Eddie Adams Vietnam war photograph from 1968

Robert Capa's 1944 photograph taken during the D-Day landings on Omaha beach during World War II

The original of this photo is one of my all time favorites.
Malcolm Browne's 1963 photograph of Thich Quang Duc's self-immolation in protest over persecution of Buddhists in South Vietnam

Marc Riboud's 1967 photograph taken at an anti-Vietnam protest in Washington

27.10.08

Joy Division


I've always wondered what was behind the Unknown Pleasures cover art:


“The album cover, designed by Peter Saville based on a graph of 100 consecutive pulses from the pulsar CP 1919, is regarded as a classic of minimalist sleeve design. The image was found by Sumner in a book of astronomy and represents “the final flashes of a dying star.”"

The custom NBs :


23.10.08

Is there anything more classic?


I am in the Audrey Hepburn mood. I have yet to watch Funny Face, but these scenes make me want to be Holly Golightly for a day...



and the end...

22.10.08

you make the music sound better




" I love music. I believe that for people who love music, the desire to share it is innate and crucial for music itself. When we find a song we love, we beckon our friends over to the turntable, we loan them the CD, we turn up the car stereo, we put it on a mixtape. We do this because music makes us feel and we want someone else to feel it, too. "

via Muxtape

its coming back!


20.10.08

blu


Living walls by Blu



Really inspiring! I couldn't stop watching, props to Bing for this one.

15.10.08

The New Manifesto





When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realized God doesn't work that way, so I stole one
and prayed for forgiveness.

-Emo Philips




14.10.08

Staches

Wasn't Charlie Chaplin accused of "un-American activities"?

13.10.08

I used to say YSL to avoid bad pronunciation...

I probably should have looked at this a long time ago:


11.10.08

like ripples on a blank shore

Radiohead just announced this to be the official video for Reckoner:


Find more videos like this on w.a.s.t.e. central


I love the feeling to this video

6.10.08

flying suits!


This is unreal! I remember seeing this a while back on the tele, but for some reason it didn't catch my eye until I watched this video the other day.




They look like flying squirrels, I bet there was some form of inspiration there:


2.10.08

N.O.T.O.R.I.O.U.S.


"Either you're slingin crack rock or you got a wicked jumpshot"

- Biggie/Antica

30.9.08

whirling dervish

longboard dancing tricksters set to some graceful music:




The longboards all over campus have got me hooked, they are a lot of fun to ride, and this makes me want to learn some more.

27.9.08

=

I've always loved this Oxfam campaign. It caught my attention years ago during those "Everyone in MUN wants to work for the United Nations" days. Dedicated to the three that read ze blog:

Thom + Cocoa for Janak

Some Gael for Kat:Chris Martin fair trade tattoo for Jenny:

stoned


25.9.08

walls

proof that walls can be the best form of expression




Reminds me of the kinds of messages found on the walls of the 'graffiti hall' in UCSD.

18.9.08

"yo bitch!"

Am I the only one who has watched this video 3985092+ times?

Probably one of my favorites of all time, The Strokes - In Transit:


16.9.08

cRAP

The Dejavu collectively hate cRAP music

Some Postsecreters agree:

12.9.08

Thom Laughs

Thom Yorke's laugh:


8.9.08

Esau Mwamwaya

If you haven't yet heard of Esau Mwamwaya, you should definitely take a listen. He was Fader magazine's cover star a few months ago in their Africa edition. He has since been collaborating with various global musicians and now has an album taking form.
Mwamwaya was born in Malawi but moved to East London where he worked at a furniture store. Producers Radioclit went to buy a bike from his store and the rest was history.
Listen:

6.9.08

Part of the Weekend Never Dies...

Skittles makes the best ads. I've recently been slightly disappointed with their semi-depressing Midas touch commercials.
They were at their peak with those old Skittles Bubble Gum ads. Though their bubblegum was gross, this ad made me buy it:



A Random Obeyma:

4.9.08

You may not want to know this...

The identity of Burial may have been revealed on Radiohead's site.
Is it true? I would like to think its not, because half the greatness of Burial is the anonymity.

The caption for the post reads "Thom 'Eraser' Yorke introduces Kieran ' Burial ' Hebden...."



Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet = Burial?

2.9.08

Kids these days...

I am loving this.
Yeondoo Jung transforms children's drawings into real life photographs!