Friday, April 30, 2010

Gorillaz Live In Harlem

They perform the entire Demon Days album in this video.

Oh The Irony!

Women On Wood

From Audrey Kawasaki's website:

The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey's precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter.

The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy. They exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of accessibility that draws the observer to them. These mysterious young women captivate with the direct stare of their bedroom eyes.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Star Wars Themed Car Wash

Via Topless Robot

This past Saturday, there was a car wash event in L.A. It was a car wash staffed by attractive girls in Star Wars costumes, mostly Slave Leia. So basically, for a price, a gaggle of Slave Leias washed your car. The proceeds benefited the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Skateboard Royalty

If you don't know what the names on that shirt are then I can't help you. Buy it here.

J. Scott Campbell Reinterprets Disney and Other Classic Characters

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Why Off Shore Drilling Is Not The Answer

Via Huffington Post

Miami Salutes Its Skateboarding Subculture

Via. Coolhunting:

A ten year retrospective on skateboarding in Miami, "The MIA Program" looks at the city's stirring subculture through the lenses of photographers Ian O'Connor and Frankie Galland, as well as with skate-inspired paintings by artist Taylor Kienholz.

The MIA Program returns for a month-long showcase at local hangout Kill Your Idol after debuting to a packed house in a 24-hour-long exhibition of the same name at the beginning of 2010. The exhibit aptly portrays its host city with images spanning all neighborhoods—from the gutters in seedy Liberty City to half pipes inside the clubs of South Beach, The MIA Program is as much about the culture and backdrop surrounding the Miami skate scene as it is about the medium or the sport itself.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Meditating To Fight Cancer With MCA

I got this message from the Beastie Boys mailing list yesterday:


wanted to send this out to you guys in case you were into it, or wanted to give it to anyone who you think might be.

a few friends and i are meditating at the same time twice a day. 9:30am and 6:30pm eastern standard time, for about an hour and half.

we are picturing smashing apart all of the cancer cells in the world.

we are visualizing taking the energy away from the cancer, and then sending it back at the cancer as lightening bolts that will break apart the DNA and RNA of the cells. if you have the time, please join us in whipping up this lightening storm. mind over matter…...

if you prefer to sit then sit, but if you are not used to meditating, or sitting quietly doesn’t sound like fun, put on some music and dance while you do the visualization, and if you want to do it at some other time, or picture curing some other illness that’s fine too. yoko will be joining the meditation by visualizing all of us dancing with joy to celebrate the world without cancer. all variations are welcome. this is really just being done with a wish for all beings to be cured of all illnesses and to find true lasting happiness.

i’ll also be saying prayers for the earthquake victims in tibet, so join in on that if you can too.

please feel free to pass this onto anyone who you think may find it interesting.

with all my love,

adam yauch

Celebrating 75 Years of 20th Century Fox

To celebrate their 75th anniversary 20th Century Fox is releasing some limited edition posters that incorporate some of their most popular pictures with their iconic logo. Some of the movies featured are Cash, Ice Age, Patton, Alien and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

R.I.P. Guru

Sad news today that rapper Guru has passed away after battling cancer at the way too young age of 43. Guru was one half of Gang Starr along with DJ Premier. Their mix of jazz samples, dope beats and wordy lyrics is what hip hop should be about.