Saturday, November 29, 2008

Yep...

Hip hop is an artform. The word "Hip Hop" has been drug through the mud since the beginning. It pains me to see so much terrible music coming out and categorized as "Hip Hop". (Kanye West SUCKS FYI)

This is Hip Hop. Abstract Rude, and A Tribe Unique. This song is called Yep. And if you have ever seen me DJ, then you will know that I murder this jam on every set. This song makes me feel alive.


Once again, Kanye West sucks. And as soon as you biters sober up from your love drunk MTV award spell, you will realize that he only makes music for chicks and for cash. Kanye West is not Hip Hop. Wake up. His new album is trash.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

There ain't no future in your front....:(

MC Breed dead at age 37, found at a friends house: Click Here

1991 hit "Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin' was one of my favorite songs of all time. I learned every lyric the day I heard it. I actually sat down and waited for the song to come onto the radio, pressed record and play at the same time on my Memorex boom box, then replayed the song forty times as I wrote down every lyric. I practiced in the mirror as I threw my hands to and fro with my best gangster flavor (as only a suburban white kid can) while bumping that Memorex as loud as I could.

Rest in peace Breed.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I'm not done with you Dan Deacon!



Just because your videos and music is "hella" rad, does not mean I'm done with you my man, no siree bop!

I am going to connect this thought with another one..........later.

Breaking News! Animal Chin is missing!!!!!!!!

I randomly came across a box of video tapes recently. What a blast from the past. I will never forget where I was when I first saw this film. We went down to our local skate shop at the time in Huntington Beach, and copped the new bones brigade video, "The Search for Animal Chin".

All I ever wanted to do after I saw this flick was buy a Cadillac, saw off the fins, fill it with chicks and my buddies, drive to the perfect spine ramp, skate, then learn how to sing the skateboard shuffle.

Where does all the time go?



Get your nose rails up in the air, get the kick tail up off the ground.....

Skateboard shuffle!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Vanity Fair Portaits: Photographs 1913-2008

Saturday morning a few of us went down the street to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to check out the new exhibit titled: Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913–2008

As explained in LACMA's website:

"Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913–2008 is the first major exhibition to bring together the magazine's historic archive of rare vintage prints with its contemporary photographs. The exhibition explores the ways in which photography and celebrity have interacted and changed, with portraits from the magazine's early period (1913–1936) displayed in conjunction with works from the contemporary Vanity Fair (1983–present). The Los Angeles presentation, which is sponsored by Burberry, will be the only U.S. stop on the exhibition's international tour. Photographers to be represented include Cecil Beaton, Harry Benson, Julian Broad, Imogen Cunningham, Annie Leibovitz, Man Ray, Mary Ellen Mark, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Edward Steichen, Mario Testino, and Bruce Weber."

It seemed that every photo I was magnetically drawn to was taken by the same person. Annie Leibovitz. I did some more poking around when I got home and ran across so much material I found myself realizing more than two hours had past after my original google search. Along with the Vanity Fair shots, I found the material on her book titled Women most interesting.

Annie Leibovitz's portraits have appeared in magazines for over 25 years. She began her career as a photographer for Rolling Stone and now has a long-standing affiliation with Vanity Fair and Vogue. From Oct. 29 through Feb. 28, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington is exhibiting a group of her portraits in conjunction with the publication of her new book, "Women."
Kudos.

Jessica Van Hulle Art Show Saturday Night

Saturday night I went down to Hairroin Salon to check out an art show titled "Gears, Gears, Gears .", by artist Jessica Van Hulle. The show was very interesting, and had a great turn out. Check out Pictures from the show.

The show also featured an Absinthe Tasting Bar by Mr. Marcus which was quite the delight. Marcus was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

All of Jessica's art will be showcased at Hairroin Salon up through December. There are still some unsold pieces, I would recommend shooting down there and giving them a checksie.

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