Why the hell is Takashi Murakami art directing Kanye West’s next album??? Kanye is the most arrogant asshole in hip hop right now, and I personally could care less what he comes out with next. All his old stuff was crap anyway, and I don’t care if he raps about Katrina, that doesn’t make him any good.
The really rad stuff is pouring out of Stones Throw, those guys know their shit.
Voxtrot, up to this point, has only released three EPs and a few singles so far. But that all changes with their first full album release on May 22nd.
I’ve been listening to the album for about a week now, and I can already say that it’s one of the best of the year. They not only took all of the amazing parts from their previous releases, but built upon sthem to make them something even more complex sounding. Strings and pianos are common and a lot of songs and make them even more amazing.
And I’m absolutely in love with Ramesh Srivastava’s voice. It’s the most even and warm toned voice I’ve heard in years, reminding me a lot of Ben Folds, actually. Also his lyrics are amazing, they just seem to flow so well when he sings them. My favorite lines of the album are definitely:
“Nine months later I’m the lonely one, with all the fruit of labor, and half of the fun,
Chris and Cosey in the rising sun, he’s got a heart of gold, man, it beats like a drum,
And it shakes…”
The lyrics are from their song, ‘Steven’ which I’ve posted below for everyone to hear (Voxtrot, if you want me to take it down, because I’m so totally sure you’re going to read this, I will, haha).
This movie looks so cute. Although it does seem like a Napoleon Dynamite meets Miranda July type movie, I think it’s going to go beyond comparison and be an amazing movie on it’s own. There have been movies about awkward love since the days of Charlie Chaplin, right?
Be sure to check out the website for the film as well, which is REALLY well done, and a lot of fun.
I don’t normally read W Magazine, so all I really know is that it’s a fashion magazine.
But then I read that Ryan McGinley was in it, taking portraits of Kate Moss, and the article about Naomi Campbell being all hot and dressed up doing her community service… and all I can do is think about going and buying it!
I had lunch with Garrett in Santa Monica yesterday, and on the way back we stopped by the Undefeated on La Brea. They didn’t really have anything exciting, but I did get to see the new Mike Mills billboard above the shop. It was pretty cool, I think I just love Mike Mills and whatever he does. This will be the first of three billboards he’ll have up.
The Wurst gallery is having The Wurstminster Dog Show, a collection of dog portraits by a ton of artists, like the one above by insanely detailed artist, Lee Misenheimer a.k.a. Destroy Rock City. I love his art so much, and the drawing above is only $150! UGH. I’d love to get it!