Date Archives October 2007

Could VInyl Be The Killer of CDs?

+Vinyl May Be Final Nail in CD’s Coffin

The article above is something I found while reading over on Wired, about how records may end up making a comeback, effectively killing off CDs along with the bigger killer, MP3s. This is a pretty interesting idea, and hell, would be pretty awesome if you ask me. Records maybe larger, but they’re more narrow, have more room for awesome artwork, and most audiophiles prefer the sound of a record over a CD.

Either way, I purchased a portable record player from Restoration Hardware, which sits in my closet, but I don’t have a CD player anymore. I personally welcome our vinyl gods.


Neckface’s ‘Closed Casket’ Show

If you happen to be in New York tonight, prepare to get messed up. Neckface has a new show starting tonight called ‘Closed Casket’, and it looks rad as usual. There’ll be new artwork, and new giant paper maché beings to make you sick and want to vomit. It’s being held at the Dactyl Foundation and runs until November 24th.

I was lucky enough to see his exhibit here in LA last year, or earlier this year, and it was crazy.
So don’t got trick or treating tonight, bring the kids out to see Neckface! He’s all the treat you need!

Found through Fecal Face


Last Week in Music | 10/21 – 10/28

I think my counter-thingy is finally working right, and all of my music is finally being recorded properly. Yay!
This week was yet again another big Radiohead week. I’m still loving the album quite a lot, but I think I’m finally picking favorites. I’ve really been liking Nude, Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi and Videotape. But all of them are really great, and I really don’t have any complaints.

Next big thing was Caribou, who I’ve never really been a huge fan of, but always enjoyed them. Well I finally got a chance to listen to the new Tour EP, and holy crap it’s great! I feel like he’s taking a similar route to Panda Bear by modernizing that classic, 70’s sound, and turning it into something new and fresh. Definitely worth checking out.

I’m curious to see how much my music recorded increases now that I’m recording all the time. I’m guessing it might double.


Last Week in LAist – 10/14 to 10/21

I only posted a couple of things over on LAist last week, this first being a review of the book, Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. It’s a really cute book drawn by Adam Rex, and features a ton of the best monsters in funny situations. The book is made for 4 to 8 year olds, but I like it a lot, and I’m 25!

The other thing I posted about was the new Takashi Murakami Exhibit at the MOCA, which opens today. I’m so excited to see this! I think I’m going to try and go on Thursday because it’s free from 5 to 8!


Drawn by Pardon Kimura & Zach Lieberman

The video above is from a project called Drawn, which takes brush drawn ink blots, which are then “magically” animated to look like they’re moving on the paper. The whole thing is entrancing. Basically when they draw on the paper, a camera captures the drawing and special software translates the image information into something that can be manipulated digitally. The cameras can then figure out where your hands are, and where the ink daubs are, which then gives the illusion that you’re physically manipulating a 2D object.

And there’s sound involved when he manipulates the blobs… just watch the video, it makes much more sense.

Found through Jean Snow