Last night Graham and I headed out to The Troubadour to see Patrick Wolf, who is most definitely not quitting any time soon. In fact he even discussed his next record, which has been written, but it hasn’t been recorded yet.
Anyway, he played an amazing show. He played several songs off his newest album, and a surprising amount off of Lyncathropy, his first album. Overall he’s an amazing musician and performer… singing, playing piano and viola, dancing, just having a great time. The energy he puts out is amazing.
My favorite part of the night was when he played ‘The Stars’. He said that the song was based upon losing a generation of your family, like your grandparents or your parents. And instead of going to a cold gravestone, maybe you can look up at the stars and feel close to them. Honestly, this got me totally emotional, and made me think of my Mom and my Grandma and Jeff. It made me want to be really close to all of them at that moment. But it got even better, when he finished “The Stars’, he started playing ‘Moon River’ by Henry Mancini, one of the most beautiful songs ever written, in my humble opinion.
If you have a chance to see him live, I totally suggest you do so. He’s an amazing performer and will not disappoint you.
I need to get cable in my apartment, purely to watch this show. Damn you CBS. Kid Nation is about 40 kids from the ages of 8 to 15, are taken to an old ghost town in the middle of New Mexico, and forced to work and live in a community for 40 days. No one is kicked off each episode. Instead, one kid per episode is awarded a solid gold star, worth approximately $20,000.
Why the hell wasn’t this around when I was kid?? I would totally rule that place with an iron fist. It would be like The Quick and the Dead, and I would totally be bad-ass Gene Hackman.
At any rate, it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun to watch. And with 40 kids, everyone is going to be able to relate to this show. Not to mention the potential future of a project like this, and all the other places you can throw kids to survive on their own… this is gonna be big.
This is officially my 100th post on this blog.
I’ve been trying to create a personal blog/website for at least 8 years now. I started out on a Compaq with maybe 5GB of memory, trying to make some bootleg website on Geocities. It was a horrible experience and probably scarred me for life.
But over those 8 years I guess I’ve accumulated a pretty good amount of knowledge that’s allowed me to get here with my blog.
And in the last 3 months I haven’t been happier with what I’ve posted, the people I’ve met, the random shit I’ve learned.
Here’s to another 100, but hopefully 1000 entries…maybe 1,000,000.
This is the neatest commercial. I guess it came out in the UK earlier this year, but this is the first that I had heard of it. Asimo, Honda’s humanoid robot, takes a stroll through five museums in Berlin, taking in the sites and showing how eerily/awesomely human he’s really becoming… programmed to become…. right?
This is such a good idea! Kevin Byrd and somebody from over at the Epidemik Coalition have come up with this rad boombox’ed briefcase. But… why would anyone actually buy one of these?!
Just go out, buy an old janky briefcase, then make a stencil of a boombox, get some silver spray paint… voila! But credit should still go to these guys for coming up with the design, for sure.
Excellent work guys!
I used to have a View-Master when I was a little kid. I remember the idea of those plastic binoculars being better than the images inside. I always thought it would make a better camera than a picture viewer.
Anyway, the link above is to a rad article about a woman calls herself ‘Vladmir’, who takes the classic kids toy and turns it into a fine art project.
It’s a really good idea, actually. I like that it takes this really simple object and makes it a little more special.
This got me thinking about how the View-Master could be used as an awesome promotional tool, especially for a photographer.
How cool would it be to send your photos to art buyers, magazines and the such, in a View-Master! You could make a custom box for it, maybe silk screen the little round discs… all sorts of options! I’m guessing people have done this before, but I still think it would be so much fun. The picture above is my idea, although, I’d want a purple handle for mine!