arcade fire, WE EXIST. from the record REFLEKTOR
while listening to this on repeat on the way home until ten minutes ago, may be i got a little teary-eyed. probably, more like. yes.
arcade fire, WE EXIST. from the record REFLEKTOR
Click image for my new Music Video: Nicky Da B “Go Loko” (NSFW, Seizure Warning)
It’s with great pride that I debut “Go Loko,” the insanely fun new music video I directed for Nicky Da B. Prepare yourself for machine-gun New Orleans Bounce, twerking latex-clad bunnies, intergalactic booty constellations that would make Carl Sagan cry tears of joy, an asstronaut, a possibly demonic hairless cat, and perhaps my greatest invention yet: The Asscam™.
Turn your volume up and get down! If you love it, click over to the Vimeo page and drop something in the tip jar!
(Directed by: Clayton Cubitt / Edited by: Bob Weisz / Makeup and hair: Katie Wedlund / Wardrobe styling: James Rosenthal / Dancers: Ro and Quack / Contortionist: Amanda Whip / Metallic mesh masks and jewelry: Arielle de Pinto / Leg jewelry on contortionist: Lizz Jardim / Production assistance: Rusty Lazer, Yumna Al-Arashi, Julia Pogodina.
"The thing about fame is that fame in its current sense had not really existed before the twentieth century. Back in previous eras, even if you were very, very well known, that would perhaps be amongst a thousand people at most, if you were pope or something. In the twentieth century, however, with these massive surges in communication, suddenly a different sort of fame was possible. And I tend to think that what fame has done: it has replaced the sea as the element of choice of adventure for young people." - alan moore, THE MINDSCAPE OF ALAN MOORE, 2009
Heather Cassils gained 24 pounds in muscle over six months for the sake of art. Zackary Drucker asked audience members to tweeze the hairs from her bare body.
These LA artists use their bodies as canvases to defy gender norms.
Video by Mae Ryan
metronomy, THE BAY, from the record THE ENGLISH RIVIERA (via the inimitable john allison’s top records of 2011 countdown)
bruce sterling, closing key note at ART + ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE (via BoingBoing)
"…my romance with the *new* cost me."
the dresden dolls & lene lovich, DELILAH (live at the roundhouse london, 2006) from the record YES, VIRGINIA
"if you take him back, i’m going to lose my nerve…i never met a more impossible girl…"
breakage, OVER (ft zarif) from the record FOUNDATION
[there is nothing that isn’t perfect about this track.]
"I hate stories that are just stories, I can’t relate to stories that are just somebody making something up. I like a story that’s actually meaningful, that’s coming out of life, that’s coming out of an emotion, or has some weight behind it."
- grant morrison, TALKING WITH GODS (2010)
i could listen to grant morrison talk about his experiences and how they might’ve informed his stories…or how his stories might’ve informed his life for days. he has a particularly interesting perspective on the world, and is one of the few people i would categorize as a genius. sure, most folk would just look at his work and think he ‘only’ a comics writer, but his ideas - even his most mainstream, like in X-MEN or even JLA - are miles beyond any fiction being written now as well as at the time of their inception.
i started with morrison with JLA and worked my way backward with his work. kind of the way i do when i discover any creator of anything. because there are smidges of my world when someone(s)’s work affects me to the point of pseudo-research.
what’s funny to me about morrison is that as difficult as his work tends to be for me (try reading THE INVISIBLES or THE FILTH (which commentary in the film makes me think “i’m not the only one seeing what i’m reading!”), i ALWAYS get something out his stories. always. even my favorite literary fiction writers, or film makers, or musicians fail at this type of consistency for me.
i recently-re-read the volumes of DOOM PATROL i own, and ANIMAL MAN, and his BATMAN, and all of these are the stories you maybe only imagine are possible.
TALKING WITH GODS is available on hulu.
"…you have to look at grant’s work as, like, it’s a bullet with a candy coating, you know what i mean: it’s the kind of thing a kid can read it, you know, and their parents would never be the wiser that their kids are getting their mind good and fucked."
- richard metzger
(btw, how hot is frank quitely?!?!)
pretty much the last five, six years are a big stream of “D’ohs”.
The Runner -Exploit yourself- on Vimeo (via twitter/Richard Kadrey)
[i don’t support the nike corporation…
…this however is ASTONISHING!]
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