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.