Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Wale's A mixtape about nothing is great new/fresh hip-hop many people's favourite mixtape of the year and Kanye's Skyhigh is really great remixes of some of his songs pre 808 by some of the hottest producers out like A-trak. Excuse the lack of description I think I am coming down with something and can't work up the mental strength to construct culturally contexted accurate adjectives...but it appears my alliteration abilities are at full force.
One of my favourite websites that I have kept secret is The Ones We Love. Over a hundred young photographers have been invited to take six pictures of the ones they love outdoors in a natural setting. It's great to see what everyone does with the same guide lines, take a look there is lots to see.
Monday, 22 December 2008
Friday, 19 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
From Time Magazines person of the year here. Bit gutted, I had an accumulator on Chris Hoy.
"1980, when Obama was a freshman at Occidental College in Los Angeles, he was approached by an aspiring photographer named Lisa Jack, who asked him if he would be willing to pose for some black and white photographs that she could use in her portfolio"
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Monday, 15 December 2008
from an interview between Win Butler of Arcade Fire and AVclub.com in March 2007
"AVC: Is there part of you that thinks we might be past the point of no return?
WB: All the time. I've seen Barack Obama speak a couple of times, and I really like him. There's something going on behind his eyes, and I think he's really intelligent. But part of me just knows it's going to be Giuliani and Hillary Clinton, which really bums me out. But part of me wants to believe that it could be Barack Obama and John McCain, and there'd be an actual debate. The country needs a real debate so badly. A lot of times, politicians try to overwhelm the general public with how complex an issue is. In a way, I think that's why the anti-war movement in the States isn't as big as it should be. People are overwhelmed by the complexity of the situation, but I don't think a 16-year-old should have to know how to solve the problems in the Middle East to be like, "Fuck, we should not be in this war." But there's this idea that you have to know how to solve the world's problems in order to feel that something is morally wrong. I'm always back and forth between optimism and depression about the situation."
Friday, 12 December 2008
PS. i'm sorry if you don't like Rap, that's all i keep banging on about, but it's what's exciting me at the moment so I'm running with it.
Just Blaze: www.mikechav.com chopping samples in Logic from Mike Chav on Vimeo.
Colin Munroe - I Want Those Flashing Lights (Kanye West Remix) from FrontsidePromotions on Vimeo.
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
I'm quite excited about KiD CUDi, at the moment my favourite type of music is rap with indie and electro backing tracks, like Cadence weapon and Kanye's new album. KiD CUDi seems to be very much in the same vein, a star for '09 if you need one. Interview, myspace or better than both of those free Mp3 on the great blog Pigeons and Planes
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Monday, 8 December 2008
If anybody has spoken to me in the last month or two you will know I'm completely obsessed with Kanye (you thought I was listening to you but I was actually thinking about Kanye) However I do realise he can be a complete prick here is an interview with fader as proof.