Tiny Masters of Tomorrow

Over in Montreal, Quebec, the kids are becoming the tastemakers. Bancroft Elementary has started an awesome after school program called Modern Music Makers, which basically take students between the ages of 5 and 10, and gives them the means to create music. Their tools are things like drum machines, laptops, microphones, a midi keybaord, as well as cameras and a make shift green screen to make videos with.

I think the results were pretty awesome, as you can see above with Nigel’s awesome song U.F.O. I would have absolutely loved to do something like this when I was a kid. I taught in a before and after school program for three years, this would have been something I would have loved to do with the kids. Hopefully this can inspire a few of you to do something just as fun.

Read more about the project over at Naked Eye Magazine.


Bobby Solomon

November 17, 2008 / By

Richard Dreyfuss Supports Gay Marriage

Last Saturday I headed down to city hall for a rally to reverse prop 8, something I’m obviously passionate about. The rally went well, there were thousands of people there, and our fight continues on. But as my friends and I were leaving the rally, something odd happened… I ran into Richard Dreyfuss.

At that moment, my head kind of exploded, and it was the most surreal feeling I’ve ever felt. Richard Dreyfuss, a hero of mine, whom I grew up watching in movies like Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, was standing in front of me smiling. And like any dumb struck fan does, I said the stupidest thing possible, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?!?!”. And like all amazing actors should react, he wittily responded, “C’mon, I know where to pick up all the hot guys…” – I started laughing, thrilled that he was ready to be my best friend.

It turned out he was waiting for his family to pick him up, so he just happened to be there. I asked him if I could take a picture of him with the Reverse Prop 8 sign that I created, and he graciously accepted. Someone mentioned offhand that we wouldn’t leak the photo to the newspapers, and he struck back, “Fuck the papers, you leak it wherever you want.”

So there you go. Richard Dreyfuss, one of my favorite actors since my childhood, supports me and my right to get married. Thank you sir, you are truly an awesome actor, and amazing human. I’d also like to suggest that everyone who supports this as well should click the banner over on the top right and join the group my friends and I have created called Actual Action. The name pretty much says it all, and you’ll definitely be hearing more about it in the near future.


Bobby Solomon

November 17, 2008 / By

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Nathan Fox (1/3)

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Nathan Fox

Nathan Fox

Click here to see Nathan’s second wallpaper.
Click here to see Nathan’s third wallpaper.

Good morning everyone! First off I just wanted to say sorry for not putting up the DWP the last two weeks. I really have no excuse other than being really busy and not setting enough time aside to do it. So hopefully this weeks triple attack will make up for it?! This weeks artist is one of my favorite illustrators, a guy who’s style I’ve been a fan of for years now. His name is Nathan Fox, and I’ve definitely written about him before on the site. Recently he just finished an awesome comic called Pigeons in Hell, which is based off of a Robert E. Howard story. Mr. Fox was gracious enough to give me three wallpapers to use, so I figured since I didn’t post the last 2 weeks, this might make up for it a little bit.

These wallpapers all remind me of the Derby Dolls I saw on Saturday, featuring sexy chicks who could kick your ass. The first one is some sort of trippy, 3D explosion, with the lady making some sort of crazy mess… I really don’t know what it is, but I love the randomness of it. The next one seems straightforward enough, but can you spot the difference? The last one is totally random as well, featuring a busty young gal squeezing her favorite octopi stuffed animal.

I hope you all enjoy these, and I swear that I’ll keep the project going more consistently from here on out!

Bobby Solomon

November 12, 2008 / By