Little Theophilus meet and greet for you. His blog is nice.
Monday, 27 April 2009
Friday, 24 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
This video is incredible I think. It would put your faith back in music if it were ever lost. Maybe I'm exaggerating but watch how the instruments are added and see if you agree (maybe even make a comment?) It's a cover of a Kanye produced Lil Wayne song recorded live, more info here.
Monday, 20 April 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
Best video I've seen in ages. Just seen this on Gareth's blog (sorry I didn't watch it when you put it there 2 months ago good buddy) The images alone would be boring perhaps but used as a projection over the dutchess and the duke (presumably) gives it that killer edge. Most people should make videos then project them over the singer from now on. Double trouble innit.
(think this is my second ever blog from home, the other one was that famous one about the omelet pan)
Michel Gondry's first dvd was one of the main reasons I got into this media game. He has a new one out as well as other cool stuff via his new website. He will also draw you a portrait if you send in a picture of yourself.
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Conor Oberst has been my hero for 8 years officially, but I know hardly anything about him. I kinda want to keep it that way, however I probably wont be able stop myself watching this documentary about him and his mystic valley band filmed by their guitar tech. There are charitable things attached to it too, please take note. Have you heard their new single by the way? Not very good, I wont post it. More info.
If you enjoyed the media aspect (as well as the Dickensian aspect) of The Wire season 5 and are interested in the state of investigative journalism, The Media Show on radio 4 was very good this week. One of the guests suggests that greater investigative journalism into weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the banking systems might have helped us all, interesting point I thought. Listen Again.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Seeing as my blogging hasn't been up to scratch of late (I would site the bit about Picasso as a nadir) Here is the complete soundtrack to Half Nelson. It's fuxing amazing. There are original songs from Broken Social Scene made especially, brilliant and proper rap songs like the one below, as well as classic hits I'd never heard by people like Rosey Grier. Go on download it and have a cotch.
Monday, 6 April 2009
Monica Canilao is a very good artist, lots to see and do on her website.
And while were talking about art (we were) the Picasso exhibition at the National is really good (does that sound awfully pretentious? fuck it) it's called Challenging the Past and shows how he reinterpreted existing artwork over his 75 year career to prove he was a genius, well that was one of the reasons I'm sure, pretty inspiring stuff believe me. Like this picture of his first wife...the dude could do what he wanted...not just square banjos. If you are in London hit it up.
From CR blog. TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris has created this unusual outdoor campaign for The Zimbabwean, a newspaper produced by a group of exiled Zimbabwean journalists. The Zimbabwean is sold in the UK, South Africa and Zimbabwe but when entering the latter is charged an import duty of 55 per cent, making it unaffordable to the average Zimbabwean. To raise awareness of this, and to encourage more sales of the paper in South Africa, wall murals, billboards and flyers have been created in Johannesburg using the Z$100 trillion dollar note, a symbol of the country’s world record inflation. Worth less than paper, The Zimbabwean has turned the money into its advertising, hoping to raise awareness of the dire situation in the country under the Mugabe regime.
Lil Wanye is playing london on 7th & 8th July supported by Kid Cudi, fancy it? tickets. I think it will be really special even though I thought Hammersmith Apollo had been knocked down
Gareth? Chaz? aint no one else up in this bitch vibe off Weezy.
Friday, 3 April 2009
Thursday, 2 April 2009
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||M - Th 11p / 10c|
|Carmageddon '09 - Lemon Aid|
If I get a second whist tucking into my cheese and pickle sandwich on a lunch time I watch The Daily Show, I do love it so. Is it just me or is Jon super charged in this clip? there's like a billion jokes and different voices in 5mins. Just thought it was note worthy.
Tour De France
erm...indians on a bus?
erm...indians on a bus?
The Boston Globe's The Big Picture is well known around the internet but I spent a lot of time using it to find images yesterday and wanted to post to make sure you had been on it. It is a collection of photo journalism from around the world in hi res form. It really gives a great view of things happening you just don't see when casually imbibing the news. At the end of last year the Guardian Weekend had a feature showing the best news photography of the year, it was all from The Big Picture. You can look through the archive by date or category - I suggest you do.