Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cruising The Streets

Benedict Radcliffe's metal sculpture of a Lamborghini Koenig Countach is something out of Tron or Wonder Woman's invisible plain.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


This is an idea proposed back in the 1930's on how to construct large building that could deal with earthquakes. The theory is that underground tunnels suffer less damage during an earthquake than the buildings on top of the surface. I especially like the giant mirror that would reflect sunlight down into the building. We need to get one of these built in San Francisco.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Surprise Spoon EP

Out Next Tuesday on Merge.

Caught By The Fuzz

If your thinking about trying to out run that cop in your rear view window to avoid a ticket you best not be in Italy. The Italian police force are outfitted with two Lamborghini Gallardo's capable of reaching speeds of up to 203 mph. This custom model has also been outfitted with automatic licence plate tracking, real-time image transmission, a GPS system capable of determining vehicle speed, and even a defibrillator and refrigerated storage for handling medical emergencies.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson R.I.P.

A real case of needing to seperate the art from the artist.

Product Placement

Mel Ramos

These stunning painting by Mel Ramos could definitely sell a few sodas. Ramos was part of the same Pop Art Movement that brought Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to prominence. Although some people find his work with corporate brands to be ironic Ramos has said that the work is respectful.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Soccer Shocker!!!

The U.S. men's soccer team defeats the worlds number one ranked team. Spain had won a record 15 straight games and were expected to easily defeat the U.S. team but you have to play the game before you count the stats. The U.S. team won the game 2-0 and will now compete in their first ever FIFA final at any level. Things don't get any easier though since now they will face either Brazil or host country South Africa. Here's hoping this is a sign of what to expect in the World Cup next year.

Frank Lloyd Wright Lego Sets

My favorite toy growing up was Lego. I would spend hours each day building the cars, planes and spaceships from my favorite cartoons and then destroy them in epic battles I would stage on the living room carpet. I have not "played" with Legos in years but that might just change with the release of their Frank Lloyd Wright. Lego has released two sets so far the Guggenheim and Falling Water with four more to come.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Beastie Boys Album Art And Track Listing

Judging by the track names this sounds like a classic Beastie's album.

01 Tadlock's Glasses
02 B-Boys in the Cut
03 Make Some Noise
04 Nonstop Disco Powerpack
05 OK
06 Too Many Rappers [ft. Nas]
07 Say It
08 The Bill Harper Collection
09 Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win [ft. Santigold]
10 Long Burn the Fire
11 Bundt Cake
12 Funky Donkey
13 Lee Majors Come Again
14 Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament
15 Pop Your Balloon
16 Crazy Ass Shit
17 Here's a Little Something for Ya

Time Wasters

Chicks And Bikes

The name says it all, pictures of girls and bikes. Click the header for more.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Stamping Out Bad Design

Last January the Royal Mail released a collection of stamps based on 20th century British design. The ten stamps feature British design icons from 1930 to the 1960's including the mini skirt, Concorde, the double decker bus and London Underground map.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Located in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk, England is Sealand the worlds smallest nation. Originally built as an antiaircraft platform to gun down Nazi planes during World War two it has been re inhabited for over forty years. The Nation has it's own flag, currency, coat of arms and even passports.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Sonic Youth Video "Sacred Trickster"

Just three BFF's breaking up some snooty party with a paint bomb. Check for the punk rock product placement.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Camera Obscura Play "French Navy" For Ferguson

After all these years who would have thought that Camera Obscura would just new be making their television debut? And it took a fellow Scotsman to make it happen!

Os Mutantes Announce New Album

The Brazilian Tropicalia legends will join other legends like Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Bob Mould when they release their debut album on Anti records. On September 8th they will release Haih their first album of all new material in 35 years.


This looks fucking amazing!!!

New Beastie Boys Featuring Nas

"Too Many Rappers"
Over the weekend the B-Boys played at Bonnaroo and brought out "Nasty" Nas for this track from their upcoming album. The sound is pretty shitty but the track sounds good and gets me excited about hearing the album.

Blur Play First Show In Nine Years

The Blur show over the weekend looked like a great time for all involved and ran heavy on the hits. Videos and play list below:

'She's So High'
'Girls And Boys'
'Tracy Jacks'
'There's No Other Way'
'Trimm Trabb'
'Coffee & TV'
'Country House'
'Charmless Man'
'Colin Zeal'
'Oily Water'
'Chemical World'
'Sunday Sunday'
'End Of A Century'
'To The End'
'This Is A Low'
'Song 2'
'Out Of Time'
'Battery In Your Leg'
'Essex Dogs'
'For Tomorrow'
'The Universal'

Classic Clip

This weekend I was listening to the Brit Box a four disk collection of 90 Brit Pop. I mentioned that I was digging this song by Ned's Atomic Dustbin that I have not heard in a long time. Anyways, I friend sent me a link to this footage of Rick Howard from the Questionable video.

Friday, June 12, 2009

BLK JKS Album Art

After Robots comes out September 8th on Secretly Canadian.

Wish List

The axe slingers for Sonic Youth get their own custom Fender Jazzmasters.

Sonic Youth Perform "Sacred Trickster" For Letterman

The man who dared to soil the name of the upstanding Christian's that are the Palin family had Sonic Youth on the show Wednesday. They performed the first track from their new album The Eternal. And Kim looks great.

The Slits To Release New Album

Thirty years ago The Slits released Cut, an album that merged punk and reggae in a way that did not shame either genre. On October Narnack will release Trapped Animal which is only the bands third album. This Slits is a bit different than the one that made Cut. Original members Ari Up and Tersa Politt are joined by three other ladies including Holie Cook daughter of Sex Pistol Paul Cook. Talk about things coming full circle, dad must be proud.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Blur Rehearse For Summer Tour

Blur are back together and practicing for some upcoming festival gigs in Europe this summer. Checkout Damon's back pack? All that hanging out with Del and De La Soul has had an impact. Damon Albarn, back pack rapper!?

New Depeche Mode Video "Peace"

The video for "Peace" from Depeche Mode's recent album Sounds Of The Universe seems to be about a young female solider returning home from a war zone and dealing with what might be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Topical!

Get Up Kids Tour And Reissue

Cheer up sad emo kids because emo pioneers The Get Up Kids are touring this summer. The Kansas band has regrouped in time the for release of the 10th Anniversary reissue of their album Something to Write Home About. The reissue will feature a bonus DVD featuring a documentary on the making of the album. It will be out September 8th on Vagrant.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New N.A.S.A. video "A Volta"

By the time their done we will probably have a video for every track off of N.A.S.A.'s debut album. The video for "A Volta" features art by Brazilian graffiti kings Date Farmers.

New Dinosaur Jr. Video "Over It"

Looking at this video it seems that what the men Dinosaur Jr are over is the animosity and hurt feeling that plagued them in their early days. Now days their just kicking it around town on their BMX bikes and Jay's custom old school skateboard.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Yo La Tengo Album Art

Popular songs will be out on September 8th on Matador. But, will it be available on cassette?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Love And Rockets Tribute Album

Cover Art By Sheppard Fairey

The album will feature tracks by Frank Black, A Place To Bury Strangers, The Flaming Lips and many more bands.

Koko Taylor R.I.P.

Blues legend Koko Taylor passed away today at the age of 80. She was known as the "Queen Of Blues" and played with blues legends like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf as well as rock stars like Led Zeplin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. Koko Tayor came to my attention three years age when digging thru a pile of CD's I found her greatest hits on the Chicago label Chess. Ms. Taylor, like many blues musicians before, entertained her fans for as long as possible performing live as recently as last May.

Greatest Album Covers

A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders

Midnight Marauders was "Tribes" third album and came out on November 9, 1993. Possibly inspired by the cover to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band the cover was a whose who of in hip hop at the time. The head shots included legends like Afrika Bambaataa, all three of the Beastie Boys, Chuck D., Dr Dre, Mc Lyte and Ice-T. In total the cover features 71 hip hop artists and radio DJ's. The album was also released in three different color variations: red, black and green. Midnight Marauders was a group at the prime of their abilities giving credit to those who inspired them.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer Soundtrack

Like The Killers, MGMT and Cut Copy have done before them Phoenix have put out the soundtrack for all your summer fun. From the beach to the BBQ this album should be in the background to all your sun soaked fun.