Friday, January 29, 2010

They Are Legend

Christopher Wallace A.K.A. The Notorious B.I.G

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Random Cool Picture #123-127

Artist Spotlight - Deseo


I keep noticing subtle differences living out in the suburbs as opposed to the city. The other day i noticed there are no pedestrians anywhere in the suburbs. As such i now never look right when turning right and the next time i'm in the city i expect to kill numerous people.

I was bored the other day and decided i would look on Facebook for old girlfriends to see what they look like now,etc. I couldn't remember ANY of their last names. This says something about me. Something i don't want to look to deeply into.

Taking pictures of anorexic girls does not make you an artist.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010



Artist Spotlight - Chris Jordan

Found on this amazing design site that is a must visit.

Gyre, 2009 inspired by Hokusai's Great Wave
8x11 feet, in three vertical panels
Depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world's oceans every hour. All of the plastic in this image was collected from the Pacific Ocean.

Plastic Bottles, 2007
Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.

Cans Seurat, 2007
Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.

"Exploring around our country’s shipping ports and industrial yards, where the accumulated detritus of our consumption is exposed to view like eroded layers in the Grand Canyon, I find evidence of a slow-motion apocalypse in progress. I am appalled by these scenes, and yet also drawn into them with awe and fascination. The immense scale of our consumption can appear desolate, macabre, oddly comical and ironic, and even darkly beautiful; for me its consistent feature is a staggering complexity.

The pervasiveness of our consumerism holds a seductive kind of mob mentality. Collectively we are committing a vast and unsustainable act of taking, but we each are anonymous and no one is in charge or accountable for the consequences. I fear that in this process we are doing irreparable harm to our planet and to our individual spirits.

As an American consumer myself, I am in no position to finger wag; but I do know that when we reflect on a difficult question in the absence of an answer, our attention can turn inward, and in that space may exist the possibility of some evolution of thought or action. So my hope is that these photographs can serve as portals to a kind of cultural self-inquiry. It may not be the most comfortable terrain, but I have heard it said that in risking self-awareness, at least we know that we are awake."

Chris Jordan.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Random Cool Picture #118-122

Back to Your Heart - Dinosaur Jr.

breathe your air
cut my teeth
bones of a hypocrite that look like me
ashes stain
punk rock dream in a dimebag world
free your family
lose your mind
think about the valley from time to time
bittersweet things i've never been
happy that we left but i would leave again for you
back to your heart
back to your heart
back to your heart
you are the only one
sharing song
i'll wait for you
breathe your air
tend to me
tell me what you want and i'll try to be
all the time
think about the future let the past unwind
you are the shining sun
the summer comes
i leave again
for you
back to your heart
back to your heart
back to your heart

Let me cut in here a the 1990's i was not into grunge. I liked Nirvana as much as the next guy but i saw the copycats and imitators coming a mile away. I had a friend who lived in California and he was sending out tapes of first albums by Soundgarden, Nirvana, Jane's Addiction, etc way before they became popular. Basically stuff that ended up blowing up and becoming big months before Mtv and the masses caught on. A few of those 90's bands fell under the radar for me and i have recently discovered how great Dinosaur Jr. are. My wife had a lot of their early stuff and i was blown away. Seriously i just discovered these guys weeks ago. They are still putting out albums now and without being bombarded by MTV, Pearl Jam, and Flannel i'm able to just listen to these albums for what they are. And i must say they are one of my favorite bands right now. I love the lyrics to this one. So haunting.

My wife's not such a fan anymore because i guess she got teargassed and caught in a all out riot with the police at one of their concerts.

They Are Legend

Justin K. Broadrick

Thursday, January 21, 2010

101 Reasons Star Wars is No Longer Relevant To Me (cont.)

75. "Star Wars in 3D could become a reality as George Lucas has stated that he was impressed with the technology used in Avatar and its subsequent success at the box office." A.P.

74. "Was that new Jabba sequence really necessary? It was a badly written scene to begin with. The dialogue echoes the previous discussion Han had with Greedo, almost verbatim. Too many complications are involved with the Jabba sequence, also. Why has Jabba lost about half his mass, and is three feet shorter than Han? Because the eyelines had to be consistent--Harrison Ford's eyeline was ruled out being altered, and the actor portraying Jabba in the original footage was a short, fat man. The new Jabba is NOT the same Jabba we see in RETURN OF THE JEDI. In addition, the Jabba in JEDI had extremely limited mouth movements--essentially, his mouth simply opened and closed. The new computer generated Jabba is waaay to expressive, almost more expressive than Harrison Ford in the scene. Why? Because accurate computer generated lip-synch and facial expressions are a reality at ILM these days. But just because it CAN be done, doesn't mean it SHOULD be done. He betrays the Jabba we've all grown up with."
Who Needs It? by Todd Vaziri
I like when this idiot has to re-cut his re-cuts because they look so shitty he tries to make them less shitty.

73. "Oh, this is such a drag..." ―C-3PO, when being dragged by R2-D2. George wrote that line. Five minutes later...3PO says "I feel quite beside myself." after his head is dragged beside his body by R2-D2


71. Why did old Georgie change Han Solo's line in R.O.T.J. from "It's all right, trust me" ,which is a great line fitting with his bravado and sly humor, to "I can see a lot better"? Seriously why?

70. Speaking of this scene, Notice the way George put ropes in one of his many re-cuts to make it look more plausible for Solo to dangle by his toes from the Sail barge? Notice the way it looks even sillier now?

69. Lucas has also removed the "flash" from people getting hit with blaster fire in Star Wars. He edited these frames out of the newer editions. To violent? Had to make more room for new "Rasta" aliens in the cantina scene? We'll never know.

68. "Roger, Roger"-Battle Droid


66. “I know. Somehow, I’ve always known!” – Princess Leia, ROTJ


64. After Luke Skywalker leaves Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back, Obi-Wan Kenobi comments that Luke is "their last hope" and Yoda corrects him, stating there is another. Obi-Wan should have known that there is another Skywalker, as he was present when both Luke and his twin sister Leia Organa were born in Revenge of the Sith.

63. Throughout Episodes IV-VI, the Jedi are referred to as a source of legend and myth; the fallen Order is considered by many to be a "hokey religion", yet only twenty years have passed since the Jedi Order was destroyed.


61. Hey Lucas,The parsec is a unit of distance, not time. Maybe you can fix that in re-cut number 32?

60. Lucas let Marc Ecko make Star Wars clothes, because hip hop culture and Star Wars fit together like Peanut Butter and Jelly.