Saturday, December 26, 2009

Elegant Glasswork

There's such precision and character in Jesse England's glass sets. This collection strikes me as a gang of punky street kids.

Really feelin' the green team, but in a more exclusive atmosphere, I'd opt for a sip from the lip of these exquisite ruby lampshades.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Alejandro Jodorowski's Holy Mountain

Weird movie. Contains a literal sex machine and an armless midget that rides on some jesus-like dude's back.

Feel like it could have influenced Matthew Barney's visually decadent Cremaster Cycle.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Incredible band. Incredible Animator.

Ramona Falls is an indie rock project founded by Brent Knopf and based in Portland, Oregon. Brent Knopf is also one-third of the band Menomena.

Stefan Nadelman, an award-winning filmmaker and animator, teamed up with Knopf to create these visually arresting music videos for both of Knopf's bands. Great collaboration.

This next one strikes me as a cross between The Matrix and The Island, but set in a beehive.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Zappa. Lucas. Kirby. Veitch.

Frank Zappa turned down the opportunity to score Star Wars cuz he felt George Lucas jacked Jack Kirby's characters for the flick. And now Veitch is associating himself with their bond through art. Exciting conceit. You can read more in Issue 6 of Royal Flush Magazine.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Storm King Art Center

Epic metal sculptures on a gorgeous spread of lush green acres.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

He Madeoff with the Money (and it's spawning incredible art...)

(photo courtesy of BBC News)

Chinese artist Chen Wenling critiques the global financial crisis in What You See Might Not Be Real, on display at a Beijing gallery. The bull is said to represent Wall Street, while the man pinned to the wall represents jailed financier Bernard Madoff.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beware the Beard

Intense 'Kids in the Hall' sketch. Creeper.

Royston Langdon totally copped Kurt Cobain's 'deep throating the microphone' move

1991: Top of the Pops- Nirvana

Kurt's smartass response to being forced to play to a pre-recorded instrumental track.

1996: TGI Friday- SpaceHog

Blast!! Can't embed it. Here's the link. Great song, lovely performance by Royston Langdon. Liv Tyler's a very lucky girl.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Audio Bullys

Saw these guys live in London. Incredible, energetic show with a relaxed vibe. Hooked, I started listening to their songs and connected with the street smart storytelling, catchy beats, and originality reflected down to the unique makeup of the crew: a d.j. with an ear for creative samples, rock drummer, and unfeigned badass who can't help owning the mic. (for insight into his attitude listen to the track 'Keep on Moving').

The Audio Bullys are unique mix of brutal honesty and punked out taunting. Their message resonates: Things are out of your control, but it's ok, you'll get where you're going.... don't fuck over your friends and remember to thank your influences.
My message to them: Keep keeping it real. Keep hypnotizing me. Come to the states!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Passion Pit

Addictive feel-good music.

Check out their solo effort 'The Reeling' as well as their collaborative project with True 2 Life...

Meet Blu Blu. Have your mind boggled.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Pekar Project

Four artists Illustrate comic legend Harvey Pekar in his new webcomic series, The Pekar Project.