Archive for May, 2010
Don’t miss the spring show put on by the graduating class of ITP at NYU tonight from 5pm – 9pm.
I’ve got a new piece over at The Awl about Girls lead singer Christopher Owens and the Children of God cult. It’s pretty disturbing, but hopefully worth a read for fans of the band and/or people obsessed with bizarre cults.
Given the passion expressed for girl music on this site, I suppose it’s not too much an affront to my masculinity to confess my obsession with the admittedly unmanly band Girls. Their debut record “Album” is forty minutes of melancholy bliss, late night break-up songs that will make you feel like a teenager suffering from a his first encounter with heartbreak. My introduction to the band’s back-story came through Pitchfork (shut up!) whose review featured a little biographical information on the band’s leader, Christopher Owens: ‚”Christopher Owens grew up in the Children of God. His older brother died as a baby because the cult didn’t believe in medical attention. His dad left. He and his mother lived around the world, and the cult sometimes forced his mother to prostitute herself.”
Read it all at The Awl (It’s kinda NSFW).
I think visors are on the cusp of becoming the new hot shit. Therefore, I will spend the next two hours highlighting examples of cool vizors (visor fans: it’s OK to switch out the “z” with the “s”) on my twitter account. Think you’ve got a good “visor eye”? Join in w/ hashtag #visorfeed. The future is here. Am I serious? I don’t know. Not even I can tell if I’m joking or not anymore… Anyways, Friday right?!
This is perhaps one of the more bizarre pairings we’ve ever heard of, but blast-from-the-past band Primus will be performing with Gogol Bordello on July 30th at the Williamsburg Waterfront. Presale begins at noon.
Also, Weezer is slotted to play July 16. Tickets go on sale for that show tomorrow at 10:00 AM.
Gogol Bordello- “Start Wearing Purple” – March 09, 2010 @ The Fillmore / Irving Plaza, New York
Wait, so how exactly can one fit 24 rooms into a 344 square foot apartment? Oh, by being an absolute genius.
It’s about time someone designed a place where the rooms come to me instead the other way around. Just think about how many more residents the Domino Sugar developers could squeeze in if they utilized this kind of design!
A freelancer writer who we’ll call “SS” had hoped her second article for a New York City print publication would be running next week. Last night, she optimistically tweeted, “2nd article will be running next week in the [paper name redacted so she can keep trying!].” However, much to her dismay, the Williamsburg resident was rejected this morning because she’s “not Bushwick enough.”
She updated her followers, “wait, just kidding, got rejected because i’m “NOT BUSHWICK ENOUGH.” what, i live in williamsburg, can’t write about bushwick? whatevs.”
Whatevs indeed! So what does she write about? Well, I don’t know. But a word cloud of her most recent LiveJournal blog post might give you a clue:
What is it to “Be Bushwick”? I mean, it’s different than to “Be Williamsburg”? Is the great media magnification glass that’s been hovering over Williamsburg for the last few years shifting slowly to Bushwick? Regardless, this particular paper seems to be going hyper-local by declaring all writers who write about a neighborhood must indeed call that neighborhood home. It’s like politics! Notice to all freelance hopefuls, start the Great Media Land Grab now.
The above photo was taken in 1940 and is currently on display at a Canadian museum. In it, the viewer can see scores of 1940-era gents and ladies, in their sassy fedora hats, classy suits and ties, and then, right there about three people deep, that dude.
What’s his deal? Is that a digital SLR he’s got just below his screen-printed tee? That face. His emotions are way to “meh” here compared to the others in the photograph. To the analysis!
A week or so late because I was busy time traveling, h/t Boing Boing, Gizmodo