Up & Down New York by Tony Sarg

Up & Down New York by Tony Sarg

The creations and ideas of Tony Sarg, a man I’m sure few people are familiar with, touches upon the lives of Americans ever year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. He’s the man credited with creating the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats, as well as designing the elaborate window displays featured during the holiday time.
He was also a fantastic illustrator, as shown in his recently re released book, Up & Down New York. The book, first published in 1926, depicts scenes of bustling New York from high above the streets, filled with amazing details of everyday life.

You can buy his book now from Amazon for $30.

Bobby

Digiki’s Polypunk Mixes

Digiki’s Polypunk Mixes

Antonin Gaultier, also known as Digiki, is a French born musician/marketing terrorist currently living in Japan, making awesome music. He also has a blog, +digi nikki+, which he puts a bunch of really rad, free mixes on.
The most recent one came out about a week ago and is called, “I lost my friends, I dance alone, it’s six o’ clock I wanna go home”. It’s the 17th he’s made so far, so there’s a lot of stuff there to listen to! Go check it out!

Bobby

Beastie Boys / Off The Grid & The Rat Cage


First Video: Off The Grid
Second Video: The Rat Cage

The Beastie Boys have been making music longer than I’ve been alive, scary enough. They’re one of those musical forces like The Beatles and Madonna who are/were able to continue to evolve as they got older. Well, here is their latest incarnation.

Supposedly, their next album, The Mix-Up, is going to be purely instrumental, which is pretty bad ass in my opinion. It sounds an awful like Clutchy Hopkins, actually, but it’s still cool to see the guys jump behind instruments and play ’em. I hope this all pans out to be true.
Thank you Beastie Boys, for making music that’s worth a damn.

Bobby

The Vader Project

The Vader Project

Darth Vader, the best bad guy ever created, is now getting an art show in his honor!
40 artists are coming together to decorate full-size replica Darth Vader heads! The list of artists they got is pretty incredible too, including Tim Biskup, Shag, Dalek, Mars 1, Paul Frank, David Horvath (who is featured in the picture above), Jeff Soto, and lots more.
The exhibit will be held at Star Wars Celebration IV on May 24th at the LA Convention Center.

+The Vader Project

UPDATE: You can check out more pictures of the event here.

Bobby

Nasaworks*

Nasaworks*


Nasaworks*
is the website of Hernan Mariano Lombardo from Buenos Aires.
The guy is a one man band, doing everything from graphic design, textiles, art direction, product design, environmental design and more I’m sure.
I need to be more like this guy, he’s so frigging good at everything he does.

Link via Computerlove

Bobby

Patrick Wolf at The Troubadour

Patrick Wolf at The Troubadour

Last night Graham and I headed out to The Troubadour to see Patrick Wolf, who is most definitely not quitting any time soon. In fact he even discussed his next record, which has been written, but it hasn’t been recorded yet.

Anyway, he played an amazing show. He played several songs off his newest album, and a surprising amount off of Lyncathropy, his first album. Overall he’s an amazing musician and performer… singing, playing piano and viola, dancing, just having a great time. The energy he puts out is amazing.

My favorite part of the night was when he played ‘The Stars’. He said that the song was based upon losing a generation of your family, like your grandparents or your parents. And instead of going to a cold gravestone, maybe you can look up at the stars and feel close to them. Honestly, this got me totally emotional, and made me think of my Mom and my Grandma and Jeff. It made me want to be really close to all of them at that moment. But it got even better, when he finished “The Stars’, he started playing ‘Moon River’ by Henry Mancini, one of the most beautiful songs ever written, in my humble opinion.

If you have a chance to see him live, I totally suggest you do so. He’s an amazing performer and will not disappoint you.

Bobby

Kid Nation

I need to get cable in my apartment, purely to watch this show. Damn you CBS.
Kid Nation is about 40 kids from the ages of 8 to 15, are taken to an old ghost town in the middle of New Mexico, and forced to work and live in a community for 40 days. No one is kicked off each episode. Instead, one kid per episode is awarded a solid gold star, worth approximately $20,000.

Why the hell wasn’t this around when I was kid?? I would totally rule that place with an iron fist. It would be like The Quick and the Dead, and I would totally be bad-ass Gene Hackman.
At any rate, it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun to watch. And with 40 kids, everyone is going to be able to relate to this show. Not to mention the potential future of a project like this, and all the other places you can throw kids to survive on their own… this is gonna be big.

Bobby