I’ve always been a big fan of Ben Folds, ever since his days in Ben Folds Five, I was definitely that kid being all emo (before it had a word like that) to Brick. Since then he’s left the band and been just fine doing his thing, but his live shows have always been one of the most successful things he’s ever done. Well, he just raised that bar.
During a recent concert Mr. Ben decided to hook up a computer and start up Chatroulette IN THE MIDDLE OF A SHOW. He plays to the person on the other end, commenting on what they’re wearing or any other little detail that might pop up. I laughed for pretty much the entire 5 minutes, it’s definitely the best use of Chatroulette I’ve seen so far.
I meant to post this Friday but the day got away from me, so I’m making up for it tonight! This here is the final wallpaper in this little team-up with myself and my friends at Ghostly records, and of course, Michael Cina. Musically we have Gadi Mizrahi and his song Oh Love, which comes from the I Can Never Get Enough EP. The song is kind of funky, but kinda house-ish, but nonetheless should get your toes tapping.
The artwork is actually the art for the Oh Love single and is a pretty straightforward mix of paint splatters in all kinds of wild colors. I really love this one because you can see the texture of the canvas coming through.
Big thanks to my friends Sam, Missy and Danny for thinking up this great collaboration and to Mike Cina for creating such awesome artwork. If it’s not too much trouble let me know what you thought of this little team-up.
It’s day four and I’ve got another rad pairing of music and art thanks to Ghostly. For our musical guest we’ve got Jabberjaw, who you might know better as Matthew Dear. Jabberjaw is but one of his many alter egos and this is one of his rarer ones. The last time he reared his head as Jabberjaw was off of his album Garden of Eden back in 2009 and is where we this track comes from. It’s called The Connie Shake and has kind of a jazzy feel to it but it’s still very clearly Mr. Dear’s style.
As for the wallpaper we’ve got quite a minimal but vibrant background. It’s a scramble of colors and texture but nicely confined to one large dot. Plenty of room for your icons and it should look rad on an iPad as well. Nice work Mr. Cina.
Back in the 90′s Flat Eric become something of a phenomenon, making people buy Levis jeans and bang their heads frantically to an amazing beat. But he drifted away a bit as Mr. Oizo, the electornic DJ and his creator, did as well. I think he’s popped up here and there but the video above could possibly seen as a sign for more Flat goodness. Called Where’s The Money Geroge?, the video almost feels like an April Fools Day prank, but you’ll have to watch the video until the end in order to see what I mean. Plus that guest star! There has to be more to this, right?
And in case you haven’t heard of Flat Eric or Mr. Oizo (which I read somewhere is pronounced “wah-zoo” and not “oy-zoh”) I’ve put the video for Flat Beat down below. I’m guessing you’ll enjoy both of them.
Well it’s Wednesday which means we’re on out third Ghostly/Michael Cina wallpaper of the week. We’re also on our third MP3 which comes from Bodycode, who’s quite a worldly musician. Also known as Alan Abrahams, Bodycode was born in South Africa, grew up in London and Lisbon then finally settled in Berlin. Last year he released an album called Immune, a house-y sounding record with the awesome song What Did You Say as the lead track.
Yet again Michael Cina created another beautifully abstract cover, this time using real paints, which looks like acrylic and watercolor to me. I honestly don’t even really like abstract style art but there’s something about Mr. Cina’s use of colors or something that totally get me into these. I hope you enjoy it and check back tomorrow for another gem.