Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Blu Animation

One of my favorite street artists/ animator. This is fantastic use of line and perspective. Just stunning, see for yourself. More on Blu here.

Bruce Bickford Doc - Monster raod

I really want to see this sometime. It looks absolutely amazing. Anyone own it and want to lend it to me? Or does anyone have a torrent file...

More Stephen Malkmus - Baby C'mon

I guess I'm on some kind of Malkmus bender...

Stephen Malkmus

The undisputed king of the 'hook'.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Nice 5 min clip from the BBC showcasing William S. Burroughs artistic nature

Dead Man

One of the best movies ever. Existential masterpiece. In its entirety. Enjoy.

Revs - Teenager Video

Revs is quite literally a living legend when it comes to the New York City street art scene. He's never sold a piece, individualism is what hes all about. Not only is he highly original in his sculptures (of which there are hundreds of in the greater New York area) he is also highly respected as a diverse writer and historical figure in the street art/ graffiti movement. I mean this is a guy who was caught a while back by the police wearing a stolen subway workers uniform just so he could go undetected into the underbelly of the subway system and paint over 200 journal entries on the walls. Revs has been prolific in all aspects of graffiti, bombing, stencils, tags, throw ups, rollers, wheat pasting, you fuckin' name it. And - if this video is any indication he would be a hilarious guy to hang out with for the day. I'd love to drink a few with him.

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Life of a Sticker

Friday, January 11, 2008

Of Montreal - Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games

Great video, hypnotic visuals, and catchy as hell bass line.

Street Art - Escif

Street Art - Creative idea!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Do Make Say Think - "Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!"

One of Do Make Say Think's most emotional songs. Prepare to have heart strings tugged - and then dance.

Robert A. Lowe aka Lichens @ Miroiterie

Excellent candle-lit performance from one of my favorite inovative guitar players.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Podcast Coming

Well its been a ridiculously long time since I updated this blog - it seems like such a cliche thing to say...I bet millions of people start their reemergence to the blogosphere this way. unoriginal. But I do have some good news - once I figure out how to put a bloody podcast on this blog it will be available for your yearning ears. The podcast will basically be the radio show I do for Saint John N.B.'s campus and community voice CFMH - its called Otherpeoplesmusic. If you enjoy found sound - indie music - surf music - celebrity singers - rare jazz - commercials from the 50's and 60's - outside artists (like Daniel Johnston, Shooby Taylor, Sam Sachs etc) then this is the show for you. Honestly you never know what you will hear. Its an hour long and if you want to hear it live its on Tuesday evening at 11-12am on the new and improved 107.5FM frequency - CFMH! Also online on Shoutcast (search CFMH) and you are rocking. Or you could listen to these eclectic sounds while on the bus to work via the new podcast I will hopefully have up and running in the near future.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Il Postino (1994) - Fantastic Film

Set in the early 1950s on a small Italian island, there are three central characters in this movie, one real and the other two fictional. The real one is Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (played by French actor Noiret who resembles Neruda quite nicely). Neruda died in 1973, but really did spend several years in exile in Italy, and really is a world-famous poet.

In this fictional story, simple and honest, but somewhat dim, 40-something Mario Ruoppolo (Massimo Troisi, who died of heart failure right before the movie was released) is the son of a small time fisherman. Mario really doesn't like the fishing, but has no job. At dad's encouragement, he finds a temporary job as a postman, "il postino." The famous poet is moving into the small village and a man with a bicycle is needed to deliver his mail daily. It pays very little in this poor village, but it is a job. And the friendship that eventually develops between Neruda and Mario changes their lives.

The third central character is pretty and sexy 20-something Beatrice (Maria Grazia Cucinotta) who works in her fiercely protective aunt's bar and restaurant. Mario admires her from afar, but Neruda's poetry gives Mario an entry. He tells Neruda later, "Poetry doesn't belong to those who write it, it is for those who need to use it."

A very charming and meaningful movie on DVD for those who don't mind reading English subtitles. Or, listen to it in Italian or French. Some of my favorite scenes were the conversations between Mario and the poet when the mail was delivered.

Lichens - Omns (Kranky Records)

This new album was conceived with the idea of it being a continuation of the first, while using slightly different techniques in recording and editing; from multitracking individual passes, and pulling single tracks in and out of the mix ("vevor of agassou" "faeries"), to opening up into a completely different process by overdubbing multiple tracks ("m st r ng w tchcr ft l v ng n sp r t"). All this while remaining firmly within the realm of improvisation, augmented with the use of skeletal frameworks.

Vevor of Agassou - mp3

The Wooster Collective - Street Art Daily

The Wooster Collective