Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Death Cab for Cutie-Brothers On a Hotel Bed (Studio)

"Death Cab" has been one of my favorite bands since I can remember listening to music. This is the band in the studio playing, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful songs of at least modern music, if not all time! Great lyrics! Very soothing!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

If I had to say it, I'd say Takashi Iwasaki!

Takashi Iwasaki
Winnipeg, CA
Mixed Arts
    If I had to have a favorite artist right now, I'd have to say it is Takashi Iwasaki. I recently stumbled upon his work in one of my late night "web drunks"! Educated in both Japan and Canada, it is plane to see that aside from the countless hours that have been painstakingly spent in the classroom and study, be not deceived, this 27 year old has a natural talent!
Iwasaki prefers to create using various medium. His works tend to explore a broad range of works from former abstract to representational, conceptual, and symbolic. He recently had 23 of his embroidery pieces showing from November through the end of December in the Elliot Louis Gallery located in Vancouver, BC.

My personal favorite of his pieces are his collection of what he personally calls his Abbis(pet name for his abstract art pieces). Here are a few examples:

to view more of Iwasaki's work including paintings, abbis, drawings, embroidery, collages, and prints, check out his website by clicking the link below:


Monday, December 20, 2010

Beach House and bubble bathes!

I am not one to bathe in a bubble filled tub surrounded by candles in the dark. The lack of time aside, it's just not my style! I'm more of a shower type guy! Having said that, if I were the type to participate in such a luxurious type of activity, I would only want to listen to one thing, and that would be the new album by Beach House. Here is a video of them in the studio Performing "Walk in The Park" off of that album (Teen Dream).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Drew Grella: Artist, and what not...

Drew Grella

age: 25
 hometown: Medina, Ohio
 artistic medium: ink and pencil drawings 

1. Me: What is your favorite kind of bubble?
Drew: Soap bubbles, because they have rainbows in them.

2. Me: What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?
Drew: Nothing, I usually stay in bed until I'm not tired anymore. well, I guess people motivate me to get out of bed. I get out of bed to be with people.

3. Me: What in pop culture would you say most motivates your artwork the most( e.g. music,
film, literature, etc.)?
Drew: I am really influenced by pop culture Dragon Ball Z, Cartoons in general are really magical! Hayao Miyazaki's films,Spirited Away, are super influential(. Music is also definately a tool in creating my art. I listen to music a lot while I draw. Usually what I is drawn from observations in my life.

4. Me: Who would you say, in your opinion, is the best artist producing art currently?
Drew: James Gene, Andrew Hem
Check out these artists work by clicking the links below:

5. Me: If it were your job to create and name colors, what color would you make? What would it look like? and what would you name it?
Drew: I would create a color that would be reddish/greenish/brown and I would name it Carbose! I like red-ish/maroon-ish colors.
To take a look at Drew's work check out his website Compact Sonic Lavender by clicking the link below
or to check out his flicker click the link below:
an uncensored version of the video interview may or may not be available soon once i figure out how to do it...

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Judy Garland Christmas Show (1963)

In 1963 Judy Garland, teamed with CBS, created a television variety show. 26 episodes were aired. This is the Christmas special of that year. To view the episodes click on each link below. Enjoy!
part 1
part 2
part 4
part 6

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Next Best Thing...

     Portland, OR born Jeff Luker is the next best thing! If these photos have a familiar gloss, you may have seen his recent work for Urban Outfitters or Levi's and just not put the name with the "face".

    Luker recently released a zine by the name of Not Too Many Kingdoms Left. The zine was put out by an independent publishing company out of Berlin, Germany by the name of PogoBooks. Founded in 2010, PogoBooks is specializes in limited edition photography  books and zines. Their goal is to make original artwork accessible to the masses. To check out their site click the link below:

If you like these photos check out the zine on by clicking the link below
or check out his website by clicking the link below

Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival: Bon Jovis