I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Super 8 Trailer

Please be good!

Happy Mick Ronson's Birthday!

Around here we honor the folk who made our world a better place to live in. If Mick Ronson never touched a guitar I'd be a different person today. That's a fact.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Make Way For the Homo Superior

Here's an excerpt from a pretty interesting article that analyzes the works of David Bowie as if they are a religious text comparable to other religious texts.
Like Christ, Ziggy spreads a radical gospel of love. But while Christ admonishes his followers to abandon the nasty, brutish logic of the Mosaic world view (“eye for eye, and tooth for tooth”) and emulate his unconditional, turn-the-other-cheek love for all mankind (a message so revolutionary it convinces the apostle John that God, in a word, is love), Ziggy preaches a gospel of transcendental eros. “Let all the children boogie,” he decrees, in “Starman,” using a mothballed hippie verb that, back in the day, was a euphemism for doing the nasty.
In Ziggy’s erotic beatitude, the solitary self is consumed by an overmastering “idiot love”—a transport of sexual rapture that obliterates the boundaries of the conscious ego and “spark[s] the fusion,” in the song “Soul Love,” with…uh…the Cosmic Whatever. Is Ziggy’s space-hippie sermonizing about transcending adolescent alienation? Or hieing your astral ass off a dying planet through some orgasm-fueled transport of rapture? Bowie’s starman, a prophet who thinks with his crotch, isn’t big on specifics. All he knows is that “the church of man, love, is such a holy place to be,” a proverb that manages the neat trick of crossing eros with agape, reconciling them in the profane sacrament of soul love (“Moonage Daydream”).
Read the whole article here.

MC Chris "Twin Peaks"

LOST Screen Time Pie Chart

As one of the LOST Elite, I want to give a disclaimer that this is not entirely accurate. But it's funny, and talks about creepy shots of Benjamin Linus, so I'll allow it.

Archangel - Chicken! I'm list.

Brooklyn's own Dee-Jay Archangel pumps out his first album of original works. Crank it up and blast this music in your earhole.
Remix EP coming this summer.

Special thanks to:
Sylock (mastering)
Cosine (vocals and vocoding)
Jackie Dupree (vocals)
Jon Bozeman (vocals)

1) Disco Robot
2) RockSteadyInLove feat. Cosine
3) Nothing Something
4) Shine On feat. Jackie Dupree
5) India Thang
6) Beautifully Dangerous
7) Baked
8) Uncommon
9) Karate Kid feat. Jon Bozeman
10) Gorgeous
11) Terpsichore (A Day of Moments remix by Archangel)
12) Good Time feat. Jackie Dupree

Download the whole damn thing for free HERE

Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

Photographer Sean Stiegemeier was frustrated that there weren't better pictures of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, so he went there and shot this video.

I saw the video on Justin Metz's soquitcherbitchen blog and I just had to steal it.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

LOST's Michael Emerson Makes Ordinary Phrases Sound Ominous

Muse "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)"

I think I might have to stop making fun of Twilight if those folks can keep getting Muse to make new music.

Superheros on Facebook

From the blog In Social I trust comes a brilliant take on what it would be like if Superheroes were just like us and had Facebook accounts.
Here are just a couple of exerpts from Superheros on Facebook.

Tim Gunn on Comic Book Costumes, Part 2

S@#t My Kids Ruined

S@#t My Kids Ruined is a pretty interesting blog about the destructive power of children. Here's just a taste of the daily wonders of this site:

I've also found that S@#t My Kids Ruined is a brilliant test of how old you really are at heart. On the one hand, if you feel annoyed and even enraged that's a sure sign that you're an old soul. On the other hand, if you feel only inspiration then you're truly young at heart. I'm a cat lover, for example, but I'm half ready to raid a purse and find some nail polish this moment.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Flaming Lips "Fight Test"

The Flaming Lips, "Fight Test" from Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002: Warner Bros.)

Robot Unicorn Attack "Chase Your Dreams" Shirt

You probably remember when I linked you to the best flash game on the internet, Robot Unicorn Attack. Well, now there's apparel to match. According to [adult swim] shop, this t-shirt "begs you to slip it on and run like a technicolor maniac through the hills and valleys of your own secret desires." If you're anything like me, you're going to purchase this t-shirt here.

ATHF Ignignokt Green Knit Cap

I'd wear this thing. Check out the description from the [adult swim] shop:
Tired of the endless need to express your derision to everyone who looks at your face? Relax, Ignignokt has got you covered. When you put on the Ignignokt cap, you're not only keeping your head warm, you're letting those around you know that you find them contemptible, even by moon standards. And you're doing it with a fashionable air of dismissive superiority. And isn't that what you want most from your hat?
Interested? Buy it here.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Adam Friedli's Charlotte Bass Lessons

My little brother recently made an exodus to the beautiful town of Charlotte, North Carolina after graduating with a BM in Music History & Musicology from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. His intention is to find some string bass students and start giving lessons, so he approached our mutual friend Adam Friedli, who you may remember from the art project "Rewriting History", to design a flier for attracting prospective students. The following picture is what resulted from the commission of this project:

Tim Gunn on Comic Book Costumes

I'm in love with this!


Not only did I not get kicked to the curb. My note is now posted on their refrigerator. Like a report card!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Motels "Suddenly Last Summer"

The Motels, "Suddenly Last Summer" from Little Robbers (1983: Capitol)

Nick Cage Complete Pachinko Commercial Collection

The New Face of Steam

I'm sure you remember when I told you about Steam. Well, the digital content delivery service that I know and love has put on a new face. If you didn't check it out before, you should check Steam out now. Here's a sneak peak:

Memories: Living in New York

These are some pictures that my former roommate Fiona Maier took of our old apartment in Brooklyn.