who cares about the plot or possibly lack thereof, this looks crazy & i'm psyched! Natalie Portman rules. as for Chris Hemsworth's killer bod, i say gaddayum!!!
i'm also psyched about Janine Rostron! Berlin-based London-born musician & conceptual artist, she's the creative force behind Planningtorock, which i've been a fan of ever since i saw her open for The Knife then later on for Hot Chip, 4 or 5 years ago... fresh off her recent collaboration with The Knife (clip of it at bottom of this page), she's about to release Planningtorock's new album simply titled W. here's W's first single - DOORWAY(MP3):
...an extraordinary wave of people power is flooding the Middle East, but autocratic regimes are responding with violence -- and Egypt-style internet blackouts. let's blackout-proof the protests by providing satellite communications technology and support teams to key organizers:
sending white light to my relatives inBarhain who depend on the rest of the family from Europe to Capetown to Miami & beyond, to report back to Manamawhat's actuallygoing on just outside their house...
as for the liberation movement in Lybia, here's their page.
this Cut Copy video for Need You Nowby Keith Schofield was shot on one Saturday this past December in Atwater Village, from the crack of dawn through dinner time, in typical music video fashion - on a shoestring budget with a talented group of friends & drama-free pros coming together to support each other for the glory; not for the money! this is why most of us stick to commercials & the politics of advertising - they pay the bills & allow us to do fun projects like this one from time to time. here are some super lo-fi mobile phone pics i took that day (click on images to enlarge), and a few tunes to keep you dancing through the weekend. special mention to the band members for being so chill; check out Zonoscope...
when brainstorming the slogan for its brand of condoms, Chanel could have gone with "Cover your stump before you pump" or even "Protect your rump before you hump" -- but instead the catch line is merely: "KEEP IT CLASSY." oh, the rich. so minimalist... WIN!!!
do the NASTY but keep it CLASSY! if your heart hasn't turned to stone, let it soar & let go... VIVE L'AMOUR!!!
instead of making a playlist of typical lovey dovey songs, the following one celebrates the more obscure side of the heart, because true love is survival -- in embracing our primal darkness, we may consolidate it & make room for the light shining in each & everyone one of us... all i'm saying is:
lets kick off this short mix with the most beautiful murder ballad of all time, followed by a few funkier jems & a little rock'n roll:
valenTINTIN zip file➤ 01. Estil C. Ball ♡ Pretty Polly ➤ 02. Portishead ♡ We Carry On ➤ 03. Tahiti Boy ♡ Stay The Same (The Shoes Cover) ➤ 04. Wanda Jackson ♡ You Know That I'm No Good ➤ 05. Eagles Of Death Metal ♡ Whorehoppin' (S**t, Goddam) ➤ 06. Millie Jackson ♡ You Created a Monster ➤ 07. Betty Davis ♡ Anti Love Song➤ 08. Mano Negra ♡ Mala Vida ➤ 09. Magazine ♡ Rythm Of Cruelty➤ 10. Sparks ♡ Don't Leave Me Alone With Her ➤ 11. Wanda Jackson ft. Jack White ♡ Thunder On The Mountain➤ 12. The Cramps ♡ All Women Are Bad ➤ 13. Rita Mitsouko ♡ Les histoires d'A ➤ 14. Sid Vicious ♡ My Way ➤ 15. Sparks ♡ Falling In Love With Myself Again ➤ 16. Magazine ♡ The Light Pours Out Of Me ✓ if you're UNHAPPY, i sympathize... now get over it & cheer up:
it's been over a month since i posted fun party mixes, and so, in the name of love, here are 2 more - one made in Miami this past January; the other made in LA last December...totaling another 133 party tunes -- die on the dancefloor... enjoy & share the wealth:
i love this new WWF spot from Ogilvy & Mather Mexico, directimated by Mato Atom... we're all connected indeed!
after seeing Peter Bjorn & John, meeting George Herms, forefather of the Beat Generation, was last week's highlight. it's difficult to pin down his amazing multimedia assemblage - a free-jazz opera with large-scale sculptural instruments, live and recorded video, Bobby Bradford and the Mo’tet, the Theo Saunders group, and the voice of soprano Diana Briscoe... the show started in reverse with a curtain call & ended with an invitation to explore the stage being slowly dismantled! all i can say is that it was an extremely touching happening, coloured with a sharp sense of humour! George Herms isn't merely an artist; GEORGE HERMS IS ART!
Adria is a sweetheart. so is Tom Petty, her supportive dad who was in the room... later that evening, Mel Gibson came up to the bar & ordered what looked like something that would fuel the crazy that has been reported in the tabloids... this was my cue to head to the safety of my bed!
friday night, i swung by the super cramped, overly crowded & ambitious opening at This LA, where a few directors i know presented art work, such as Molly Schiot whose piece i never got to see due to how packed & uncomfortable the space was. but here's a fun short she did with the sexy Malin Akerman & the adorable Biba... real art on da face:
i wrapped up the weekend with a farewell dinner for a friend leaving for 3 months, to work on Marvel Studios' The Avengers... sounds like a fun project! our little gathering was like a mini USC Film School reunion:
sunday night, the Flux Artist Series at Soho House hosted the acclaimed Michel Gondry who presented the film-book he made with Julie Doucet. LOOOOOOOVED IT! i just luv the guy for going from the Green Hornet back to a gig of such a different scale & scope... later, Becky Stark joined the pianist & sang while Michel played the drums. too cuuute!!! as usual, my super lo-fi mobile pics come with tunes i dig... Peter, Bjorn And John's latest is included. thanks to Valida, i actually saw their super intimate show this monday; total mayhem, best way to kick off the week... here we go: