“Help! / I need somebody,
Help! / Not just anybody,
Help! / Y’know I need someone,
I’m on the search for another person to help me write posts for Kitsune Noir, and here’s why. For the last 9 weeks or so I’ve been working full time as a designer at MySpace. My official title is something along the lines of Lead Content Designer and that’s what I do, I design pages of content, things you haven’t seen yet. So what this ultimately means is that I get up at around 7 am, get to work around 9:30, leave work around 7 and end up getting home again around 8pm. For the last 9 weeks I’ve been squeezing in time to post in a roughly six hour of chunk of time.
So now I need someone’s help. What I’m looking for is a talented writer who can write one blog post a day, Monday through Friday. This will be a paid thing, but don’t expect it to pay your rent, this is me trying something very new and slightly scary. It would be awesome if you already had an existing blog so I can get a sense of your style as well.
To be clear, I’m going to be extremely picky about this. I’m looking for someone who thinks and sees things in the same way that I do, which I know won’t be easy. If you think you’re a fit or know someone who would be shoot me an email at [email protected] with the title, “Help Wanted!”
Here’s an odd little gem.
Back in 2000 I guess Kid Koala was working with Gorillaz as they were recording the first self-titled album. This makes sense sine Dan the Automator was the producer on that album and he had previously worked with Koala on the Handsome Boy Modeling School record.
So what you have is basically an unreleased Gorillaz song that went into Koala’s routine, thus, Gorillaz Routine… or something like that. Everything I read online about this was a bit fuzzy but this seems to be the gist of it. I have no idea where the video is from but it’s pretty weird and funny. I love the far kid on the handlebars.
This weekend it was announced that the architecture duo of SANAA, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, were the winners of this years Pritzker Prize. The award, which was first given out in 1979, is given to “honor a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.”
I don’t know a great deal about these two but they’d honestly been popping up in a lot lately in the places I visit. I watched the video above a couple weeks ago in which they talk about the Rolex Learning Center, a campus they created in Switzerland. It’s a really beautiful building with sloping floors and an extremely open environment.
My buddy Mike over at Furni asked me if I’d help get the word out for this other collaboration he’s a part of called One Way Or Another. Mike has teamed up with Society 6, who you remember I worked with on the Kitsune Noir Poster Club, as well as Club Mumble to create an art show who’s proceeds go to giving disadvantaged youths skateboards. Here’s the gist of it:
Through Society6, we (a group which includes Annie Lam (Contributor), Mike Giles (www.furnicreations.com), Bob Kronbauer (www.clubmumble.com), Sandro Grison (www.colormagagazine.ca), Andy Jenkins (www.bendpress.com), and Justin Cooper (Society6) will be curating 25 artists/collectives from around the world to create original boards that will be sold through Contributor, with all proceeds going directly back to getting skateboards to kids across Canada. What makes this project unique is that rather than people buying a finished piece of your artwork, supporters will instead pre-purchase your time to make a board especially for them, so when it arrives it’s an awesome surprise, kind of like a familiar chocolate with a hidden tasty center!
Holy crap, 30 Mixcasts done and out the door!
It’s crazy to think this silly little idea of mine has taken off so well and that you readers really do love these so much. I couldn’t come up with something super clever this week so what you’ve got is a diverse line-up of songs that I’ve been into this week. I can pretty much guarantee that you haven’t heard everything on here.
It’s also a mini-mix, so there’s no talking on this one. This is mainly due to being up too late, but I think it’s good to have a mixture of speaking and non-commentary mixes. Plus this little guy runs over 52 minutes long, which is pretty rad with no talking at all.
If you have any more suggestions for mix themes please let me know in the comments and as always I hope you enjoy the music.
Here’s this week’s tracklist: Tech Romance by Her Space Holiday Photograph Shakes by Letting Up Despite Great Faults No One In the World by Apples In Stereo You Don’t Exist If I Don’t See You by Reverie Sound Revue Par Avian by FM belfast Vicar In A Tutu by The Smiths Lingering Still by She & Him Doesn’t Matter by The Deadly Syndrome Bloody Nose by Earlimart Renegade by Kings of Convenience Acorn Factory by The Dodos Baby, I Grew You A Beard by Neil Halstead Faith/Void by Bill Callahan