Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bad Dads SF


Beloved filmmaker Wes Anderson is the source of inspiration behind the Bad Dads art show tribute. This group exhibit opened on Saturday with a special Halloween themed party.

The name of the show alludes to the fact that nearly every Wes Anderson character has family issues, notably father issues. Each artist has picked a different character to reinterpret, making for a fun walk through some of our favorite films from the past few years.



The show will debut with a special Halloween party on Saturday, October 30th at San Francisco’s new art space, LoPo Gallery.
LoPo Gallery – 1141 Polk St. San Francisco

The will offer limited edition prints, a full bar (making this event 21+ only), and a set by SF's DJ Theory.


Original artwork and prints will be made available after the opening through the Spoke Art online.


Source: HYPEBEAST, Juxtapoz

Thursday, October 28, 2010

80's kid

Being an 80's kid I can't help but have some anticipation for the new Tron remake, Tron Legacy 3D, from Disney. This rendition features a first time feature film director, an original score by Daft Punk (which is awesome), and a great cast featuring Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges, Michael Sheen, and more. Check it out, I also read that Pharrell Williams was so obsessed with the original film that helped produce this, but I can't confirm. Enjoy



And here is a cool interview with Pharrell where he mentions his new project with Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West called Child Rebel Soldier.

Pharrell Interview from beatsbydrdrew on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Great American Workwear

Levi's x Pendleton


Two American fashion icons team up for a cool collab, Levi's has been high on collaboration lately with several projects from brands and stores, from Opening Ceremony to Original Fake. Check out this preview of the collection. Enjoy. All products available at Levi's.

King James and the brilliance of NIKE

I'll leave this one up to you guys...
Long Version done by the madmen of Weiden & Kennedy

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Fire" and Phoenix


A new film by artist Kanye West, say what you will about him, but the man is talented and this film even further proves this. I'm ok with people being cocky, if they back it up. The visuals in this are crazy, and the story is of a Phoenix who falls from the cosmos.
The film features music from Kanye's upcoming album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"...not to be confused with "Mr Toad's Wild Ride" Enjoy.


People keep pulling this video off so if it doesn't work just click one the small links in the player, I'll try and find a good one.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Nonsense: 90's Ferraris and Jean Jackets



These guys are crazy and everyone is talking about 'em. CONCRETE OPINIONS schooled me in, and The Hundreds is bloggin about them too. Check out this video and there is a free mash-up for download by DJ O-Face.

DJ O-Face, Jay Bells
"Girls, Kids, Girls" (Jay-Z x Sleigh Bells)




Source: CONCRETE OPINIONS, The Hundreds

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Removed from Youtube



Die Antwoord, hipster South African Hip-Hop, I'm sure you've heard of them. I don't know how I feel about them yet but they are entertaining. This is courtesy of Bobby Hundreds, who photographed their show on Kimmel last night. This video was pulled off youtube for being offensive, it's like a Marilyn Manson x Prodigy x Pharcyde video combined. Check it out. Enjoy

EVIL BOY (official) from Die Antwoord on Vimeo.



Source: The Hundreds

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

After The Last Round


This is a documentary by a good friend of mine, Ryan Pettey, about the lasting effects of boxing on the body. He has been on a small tour with the film and the film was an official selection to the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Here's the trailer, facebook page, and a great write-up in the LA Times. Enjoy


Bardem and Inarritu

New Film from Inarritu, who directed Amores Perros and Babel is about to release his latest project starring Javier Bardem. Visually it looks amazing, keep an eye out in your local indie-theaters. Enjoy

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tony's Food Bucket List

1. St. John (London)
If I had to die with half a bite of anything hanging out of my mouth, it would probably be the roast bone marrow in Fergus Henderson’s plain-white dining room at St. John. Scooped out and slathered onto a crust of toasted bread and sprinkled with sea salt, it’s simple yet luxurious.

The menu is proudly English, a rebuke to anyone still laboring under the impression that English food sucks. Famously pork-centric and focused on traditional offal and game dishes, St. John is as wonderful for what it does as for what it doesn’t do: compromise. It specializes in good ingredients from ‘happy’ animals that are treated with love and respect.

Henderson has become a reluctant spiritual leader to a whole generation of chefs — and even the old-guard guys love to stop by for crispy pig tails, ham in hay or a properly roasted bird. This is one of the truly bullsh—free zones on the culinary landscape.

2. elBulli (Girona, Spain)
It’s the hardest reservation in the world. And everything they say is true: It’s an adventure, a challenge, a delicious and always fun acid trip to the farthest reaches of creativity.

Brothers Ferran and Albert AdriĆ  and their team are the most influential and creative people working in food — and this surprisingly casual restaurant on a sleepy cove on Spain’s Costa Brava is probably the most important restaurant of our time.

Love it or hate it, if you have the opportunity to wangle a reservation, do it. It’s like seeing Jimi Hendrix’s first show. Forget any preconceptions you might have. Is it good? Yes. More important — is it fun? Yes. Yes. Yes.

3. The French Laundry (Napa Valley, California) & 4. Per Se (New York)
The best sit-down, multicourse, white-tablecloth meal of my life was at the French Laundry. And subsequent meals at Per Se, also run by chef Thomas Keller, were no less wonderful.

There’s no better way to go than the full-on tasting menu, a once-in-a-lifetime marriage of the best ingredients, creative thinking and high standards, along with the personal imprint of the most respected chef in the world.

How can Keller be at both restaurants at once? It doesn’t matter. Pick one. Fast for 2 days, stretch your stomach with water the day of, and then see how they do it at the very top. It’s a level of perfection in food and service that few even try to approach.

5. Sin Huat Eating House (Singapore)
It’s grimy looking, the service can be less than warm, the beer is served in a bottle (often with ice) and the tables sit halfway into the streets of Geylang, Singapore’s red-light district.

But the crab bee hoon — giant Sri Lankan beasts cooked with a spicy mystery sauce and noodles — is pure messy indulgence. The whelks, steamed spotted cod, prawns, scallops (in fact, any seafood available that day) are all worth having. Warning: It looks cheap, but it’s not.

6. Le Bernardin (New York)
This is the best fish joint … anywhere. And it’s relevant and fun, despite its formal service and fine-dining ambience.

The grand tasting menu is a stripped-down thing of relatively austere beauty. And whatever they’re doing this year or this month is always, always interesting.

7. Salumi (Seattle)
It’s a sandwich shop with a couple of tables and a true mom-and-pop — even if they’re the mom and pop of famous chef Mario Batali.

Anything cured, anything braised, any of the limited hot specials … in fact, anything the Batalis make is worth grabbing with both hands.

8. Russ & Daughters (New York)
Russ & Daughters started as a pushcart nearly a century ago, and it now serves some of the last traditional Eastern European Jewish-style herring and smoked belly lox, sable and sturgeon.

9. Katz’s Delicatessen (New York)
And since you’re close, walk down a few doors to Katz’s to remind yourself how pastrami is done right. This is what New Yorkers do better than anybody else. And here’s where they do it.

10. Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)
Victor Arguinzoniz grills unlikely ingredients over homemade charcoal: baby eels, imperial beluga caviar, oysters. (The fresh chorizo and prawns work, too.)

Theoretically you can’t grill a lot of this stuff, but a handcrafted series of pulleys that raise and lower each item makes it possible. Eat here, and no one is eating better.

11. Sukiyabashi Jiro (Tokyo)
The best sushi on earth? Maybe. Jiro Ono is more than 80 years old, and he’s been doing old-school Edo-style sushi his whole life.

Every piece of fish is served at precisely the right temperature and the rice and seaweed alone are blackout good. Ono will ruin sushi for you from anywhere else.

12. Hot Doug’s (Chicago)
This place convinced me the Chicago red hot is, in fact, superior to the New York hot dog.

And it’s home to two great innovations in American gastronomy: the ‘foie gras dog’ and the weekends-only practice of cooking French fries in duck fat. It’s proof that food doesn’t have to be expensive to be great.

13. Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue (Kansas City)
People may disagree on who has the best BBQ. Here, the brisket (particularly the burnt ends), pulled pork and ribs are all of a quality that meet the high standards even of Kansas City natives.

Source: FoodSlut

Damn Good Television

Only Jimmy and JT could pull off a white guy tribute to hip-hop...with a lil help from The Roots of course. Enjoy

True Grit

This new Coen Brother's film looks amazing, more like No Country For Old Men than A Serious Man. Enjoy

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wes Anderson Short Story

Published recently by the University of Texas Press this short story is from Wes Anderson, from his college years at UT in 1989. Sorry about the format but it was only available in photo from. As you may know if you read this blog, I'm a huge fan of Anderson's and one of the many people who could watch him read a book or listen to him fart in a paper bag and find it genius. Hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I did. Here's the link or read below. Enjoy

http://utanalecta.tumblr.com/post/1307378249/analecta-exclusive-wes-andersons-undergraduate






Team Coco

Can't Wait!



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And if you missed the teaser video of Jack White and Conan's new project check it out in last months posts

Monday, October 11, 2010

Coachella 2010 Video

New York visual artist Sean O'Hare documents this years festival witha unique approach and technique. Enjoy

Coachelletta from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Karen O


Courtesy of HYPETRAK

http://hypetrak.com/2010/10/karen-o-be-dumb-be-tough/

I would listen to her read a book, she can do no wrong in my eyes...

HTML5




This is the only thing I've seen in awhile that's cool than the ipad, this is a new interactive music video from acclaimed music video director, Chris Milk, that showcases google chrome and YOUR childhood address, all while listening to a track from the great, new Arcade Fire record. The google chrome browser is a free download that is completely customizable and easy to use. Any browser will work for this interactive video but only google chrome supports all the fun tid bits that this video is capable of showing. I have know idea about internet code but it's html5, which is the future of browsing that will replace flash.

Check out this link, plug in your address, and watch this amazing video: a few windows pop up, but don't worry, it's supposed to look like this. Enjoy

Here is my video of my old neighborhood when I lived in L.A. and some links to all this rad technology.

http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/#14617+Hesby+St,+Sherman+Oaks,+CA+91403,+USA
Google Chrome
TheWildernessDowntown

Friday, October 1, 2010

Is anyone else tired of Eminem?

He's talented and his new album is decent, a lot better than the crap he put out on the last record, but I'm tired...To be honest I'm surprised he even made a comeback, but I guess all the Bieber fever kids need to listen to a little anger and strife? Artists like Eminem always do well when pop music turns really bubble gum, he first emerged during the whole boy band era, so why not do it all over again for the new generation of teens who were to young to remember the real slim shady. He has nothing left to say, everything sounds the same except for maybe the people he collaborates with, and how many times can he do the angry white dude "i got picked on in high school" bit. He's rich and apparently clean, maybe there's no inspiration left, nothing to feed the creativity, I'm not sure...Enjoy?