KEXP has the best connections. They were hanging out at South by Southwest and had a few really awesome bands come by, namely, Beirut, Fujiya & Miyagi, Peter Bjorn & John and Okkervil River. Not only that, they also have the performances available for download… for free!
Visit KEXP’s blog to download all the free goodness!
P.S. Check out Midlake live on The Interface. Another awesome free download.
Becca, my friend and co-worker here at my job, introduced me to This American Life a few months ago. For those who don’t know, This American Life is basically one man, Ira Glass, who puts together a radio show based around a different theme every week.
In his own words:
“One of the problems with our show from the start has been that whenever we try to describe it in a sentence or two, it sounds awful. For instance: Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme. That doesn’t sound like something we’d want to listen to on the radio, and it’s our show.”
The truth is, it’s always interesting, and you always find yourself laughing or smiling or crying. I think when you have truly interesting individuals creating something that they’re honestly interested in, you end up with something amazing. Mostly, the show is about people. It’s like when you’re sitting at the mall watching everyone going by, except you get to hear the ins and outs of everyone’s odd little lives.
His show is so good in fact, that it’s becoming it’s own TV show on Showtime. Chris Ware, one of the most talented illustrator/designers out there, has animated a short segment for it. It’s about a kid who makes a movie camera out of a cardboard box and toilet paper rolls at school, which ends up starting a trend of everyone having their own camera. But the kids end up losing themselves behind their cameras, and well… just watch it yourself.
I work for a photographer and retouch images all day. This is just an example of one of the things I finished today. I thought it turned out pretty well. I was able to take bees from a bunch of her different shots and piece them together to make this one.
Thankfully, I wasn’t at this shoot. The guy in the picture was stung six times, and bees got out everywhere in our studio. I came in on the Monday after and there were still bees all over the place. By the end of the day though they were all my friends!
I’ve seen this guy’s work on a lot of the blogs lately and he’s crazy talented. Sort of like Michaelangelo depicting the youth of today. Mosh pits (above), rats, lesbian kissing… I think that pretty much sums it up. He also has a series of nightscapes which are phenomenal. My favorite time to take pictures is at night, so it’s awesome to see someone take it to the next level with painting.Check out his website for previews of his upcoming shows in London and Paris.
P.S. I had to post the picture of Hermanos Grocery.
Nom de Guerre, the amazing NY boutique, has created this hot pair of Converse Jack Purcell’s. I absolutely love the polka dots and the red eyelets are a nice subtle touch as well. It’s really too bad it’s a part of that lame ass (Product) Red campaign, which has made a lot less money then what was poured into advertising.
This is my first test post, just to get an idea of how things look.
More to come SOOOON.