Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Top Ten records of 2008

well I used to listen to a lot more music than I do now, but here's what I think are my 10 faves for the year of 2008 - in no order:

Hot Chip - Made in the Dark (killer packaging on the vinyl, embossed copper printed cover)

Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Cipher (more great packaging, cover art by the fabulous Heather Reynolds with the back cover lettering done by another former Hooligan Jon Killough)

The Sword - Gods of the Earth (if you like Black Sabbath as much as I do, this one is a must)

RJD2 - Magnificent City Instrumentals (much better than last year's "Third Hand" this one gets back to the sounds I like of RJD2. This one I'm having trouble tracking down on vinyl - holler if you got a hook)

AC/DC - Black Ice (yeah, you know what it sounds like)

Girl Talk - Feed the Animals (this is my official Saturday morning clean the house album, great pumped up stuff)

Nick Cave - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (another one that you can imagine what it sounds like, still kicking against the pricks)

Bauhaus - Go Away White (this one blew me away, not nostalgic but really sounds like they've evolved and progressed as if they'd still been doing this all these years. Packaging is killer too - white printing on white cover, white vinyl, and a sticker included!)

Dungen - 4 (whoa, I don't even know what to say about this.....it's so kick ass in a kind of Ennio Morricone soundtrack-y kinda thing meets Tortoise and bathed in LSD pschedelia sung in Swedish)

Misfits - 12 Hits From Hell (not 2008 by any stretch, recorded in August of 1980, these 12 tracks were supposed to be released as an album, but ended up being cut up into a couple singles, Bobby Steele was being thrown out of the band and Doyle was replacing him - this recording uses both Doyle's as well as Steele's guitar work so it's the only recordings where the Misfits are a 5 piece and it has a distinct sound. Caroline Records was in talks with Danzig and Jerry Only about releasing this in 2001 but they couldn't get everyone to agree so it got scrapped. Of course the tapes got leaked and someone pressed vinyl with the Caroline Artwork and liner notes, I paid 20 bucks for the vinyl and am stoked to hear my high school years again.)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Repo Man sequel?

myself being a product of '80 punk Repo Man holds a special place, so I am very wary with the idea of a sequel. I mean really, why do it?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Jock Itch

Local hero John Reidy has a new column in the new Onion spawned "Decider Denver".

Monday, November 24, 2008

Woodring

got some extra dough laying around? yeah me neither, but there's some nice Jim Woodring artwork for sale.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I love movie title sequences

Sometimes more than the movies...... Danny Yount designs some sequences, love Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and he's done quite a few, really great work in here. Stills and QT's of the whole clips. Go now.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

thee Mighty Mighty Black Sabbath

Live in Paris Viva 1970!

Boo Hiss boo hiss

a remake of Old Boy with Spielberg and Will Smith are you fucking kidding me?? let's just paint a moustache on the Mona Lisa and call it quits.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

quick spot on Evan Hecox

Quick write up on the city series done by Denver legendary illustrator - Evan Hecox.

Flickr hack

This app lets you search the Flickr database based on color. So sweet!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

riding an SS 180

So Cool!! this guy has a helmet-cam whilst riding his Vespa Super Sport......a model that I am particularly fond of.....

nice set

of cool Japanese monsters up on FLICKR

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Red Bull DJ table

Interesting idea can't say I'm the market for one though......nothing beats my old bar as a DJ table.

Buiding Bridges

cool little game if you need a mental break in your day and wanna build some bridges.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Jose Parla

Loving the work of Jose here's a quick video interview with him and shows him working too. Excellent!

Carving Pumpkins

Ray Villafane Fantastic!

if it ain't broke

Pepsi rebrands can I be the first to say BOO! Obama? Evil eye? Korean Airlines? Weird smile? yuk, messing with a CLASSIC

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Brad Elterman Photos

killer pictures a lot I recognize, but a lot I don't

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

BMX Museum

some killer Mongoose bikes in here gotta get mine restored soon, maybe this winter?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Coyne Compound

NYTimes get a tour of Lips frontman Wayne Coyne's pad

Forever Changes

the story of LOVE one of my fave bands of all time is getting a documentary made about them, gotta see this one! Here's the Amazon link Love Story and if you wanna hear Jimi Hendrix play with Love listen to this jam whoa

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Music to Suffer By

I've been looking for this one for a long time this guy has posted the mp3's so you can hear the horror for yourself

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bette Davis stamp missing something.....

Smoke 'em if you got 'em

Donnie Darlo 2?????

oh no, no no Oh HELL no!

iPhone app - RJDJ

this is so cool makes me want an iPhone just to run this application. This one is up there with flying cars for me. Well worth watching. Whoa. Seriously, whoa.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

PETA asks Ben and Jerry's

to start using human milk for ice cream - I hate milk and this is a great article, if cow milk is OK shouldn't human milk be better? yeah, that's what I thought you'd say.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

yeah they're French, but they're still dope

I think the DS line from Citroen are some of the most beautiful autos ever made, hit the link for a cool gallery and you can browse all their other lines too, they're broken up by interior and exterior shots and by model.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Jeff Koons

Koons at Versailles I dig some of his stuff, the giant balloon animals are awesome, The "Pink Panther" and "Jackson and Bubbles" are some of my faves too.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

backstage at the MBZ museum

Seriously. Whoa.

Casa Bonita's and a long thread for those from Denver

Posted on Boing Boing this week and shout out to JAYMJONES - hell yeah I remember the Jamaica Bowl!!!!!

Ortofon 2M

New line from Ortofon now I rock Ortofons on my Numark decks but I use the elliptical DJ range and they are excellent. Good sound, very durable I have really no complaints - other than I really don't care for the way they look. This new 2M line look neat in the iMac sort of way and may be worth checking out in my future.

Gin, Television and Cognitive Surplus

How the Web
solves the problem
of free time

Monday, September 8, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Red Bull Cola

it is here

great read about "noticing"

I really enjoyed this article
FTA:
"Super-noticing power really is a strong cultural idea. The enhanced human with awesome noticing and synthesizing powers crops up regularly in science fiction (e.g., the Mentats in the Dune series or the neurachem from Richard Morgan’s books)."

Byrne and Eno finally make follow-up to Bush of Ghosts

Everything that happens will happen today

stone cushions - awesome

I want some!

cool graf oin the side of a bus

I love this 3D style

Friday, August 22, 2008

tricking your printer

are as sick as I am of buying more toner? this hack shows you how to trick your printer into using all of it's ink before you actually have to buy more.

vintage boomboxes

for you to peruse

Thursday, August 21, 2008

more proof that America likes crappy music

Britney Spears mic isolated caught this on 107.5 and had a laugh on the way in. It's her live show on HBO a while back, they've isolated her mic and cut all backing tracks and backing vocals. Ugh.

Monday, August 18, 2008

RIP Jack Weil

Rockmount Ranchwear CEO dies at 107 the legendary Rockmount CEO and Denver legend dies at 107 - if you're ever in Denver hitting their shop downtown is a must. The best Western shirts. Period.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Isaac Hayes RIP

Hung Up on my Baby probably my favorite song of his.....damn.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

Danny Way slams soooooo hard

more proof that skateboarding is the hardest of all "sports" I mean really, can you imagine an NBA player taking a fall like this? Not bloody likely.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Why America is ruined - graphically

Aaron Draplin interviewed This is a must watch is you're a fan of graphic design. Jeez even if you're not.....

Donnie Darko

Up for auction...... holy cow!!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

78s to mp3s

this guy is recording his old 78's to mp3's
awesome! I assume the copyright lawyers aren't up on him because all of this falls into the public domain? Link from Coudal

Monday, July 14, 2008

2 years in a row

Miss USA takes a dive at the pageant last night just like her sister Miss USA did last year....

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Flaming Lips

Covering the WHO in their practice space If you're a fan of thee Lips or thee WHO this is so awesome.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

the first American Tequila

5150 Tequila This guy is the first person to legally import blue agave into the US and he decided to apply wine making techniques to the tequila-making process, such as using wine barrels instead of old bourbon barrels. - Sounds interesting.

282 miles per gallon

VW working on gas conservation pretty cool for geeks like me who like oddball vehicles, but I can't imagine the general public buying these. And I think the airplane cockpit layout for passengers/drivers would be strange as well.

Monday, July 7, 2008

What My Yoga Teacher Taught Me About the Design Business

No, I don't do Yoga - well on WSii Fit I do but that's another post altogether. Good read from Change/Order.

Flickr Video

I love this kind of nonsense

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Prince Charles wrecks his Aston Martin

It now runs on bio-fuel

ah, I don't really post anything personal on here but allow me to rant a bit.
Who fucking cares, really? I know it's just for show from the guy at the top but c'mon. Why ruin the car? and how many miles does the "Prince" put on the car a year - 10-20 miles? Why not cut down on the amount of international travel he does if he's concerned for the environment? ohhhhhh that's right, he's not worried about the environment. Prince Charles go jump in the lake you sod.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

the Femmes cover Gnarles Barkley

so good I gotta pick this up on vinyl!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Spiritualized

Videos and excerpts

New Comic

It Happened in DENVER

John Reidy is writing a comic and I'm illustrating you can see our *cough* "work" *cough*.....here

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Forgotten Detroit

Old Vacant Buildings in Detroit

link poached from Coudal!

Jim Coudal Interview

Coudal and his business model

One of my favorite websites, www.coudal.com - founder Jim Coudal explains his business model and talks about his blog too. Good piece and nice to see.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Atomic Bonsai

Nicely Done

if I wasn't so lazy......I'd get off me arse and make one!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Treehouses

select tree houses

for you to peruse......awesomeness!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Great illustration of consumer spending

as it relates to inflation

via the almighty the Design Observer

Soooo cool......

Bo Diddley R.I.P.

Talking Guitar

man I'm gonna have to rock some of his records tonight, Rest In Piece.

Vintage Japanese Robots

From Wired

neat gallery of vintage robots from WIRED.....

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Working Life

Ellen Warfield

Neat photoset from Ellen Warfield with the theme of working, love this stuff.

Photos found in secret Sony room

Sony Vintage Pictures

The photos of CASH are so hot, and Billie looks epic as well.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Brand Timeline

Diary of brand use

neat idea of timeline of brands used during the day.

Desperate Man Blues

Joe Bussard Documentary

Watched this from Netflix last night and it was excellent. It's great from a musical standpoint, from a historical standpoint and from a collector standpoint. I thoroughly enjoyed this and it clocks in at an hour with plenty of extra features if you'd like to learn/see more. From the description:
"Joe Bussard is preserving the raw music of the American South, including blues, hillbilly, bluegrass, gospel and jazz. In combing the region for masterpieces primarily from the 1920s and '30s, Bussard has amassed more than 25,000 records."

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Coffin Couches

Coffin Couches

Alice Remix

Alice

The music video for my song 'Alice', an electronic piece of which 90% is composed using sounds recorded from the Disney film 'Alice In Wonderland'. - Fagattron

Love this kinda stuff! ala- Kottke

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Another Great Illustrator

Nice Illustrations

whoa, I'm feeling this guy!

Ronald Jenkees

I make music because it's fun.

whoa, this guy is worth checking out.

Orphan Artworks

considering a major reform of copyright law
FTA:
"CONGRESS is considering a major reform of copyright law intended to solve the problem of “orphan works” — those works whose owner cannot be found. This “reform” would be an amazingly onerous and inefficient change, which would unfairly and unnecessarily burden copyright holders with little return to the public."

Friday, May 16, 2008

Records may be the death nail of CD's

Ha ha ha ha hah hah ha hah ha ha

this is funny, although what it really means is that records are going to and are costing more money than ever. My last couple of trips to the record store have shown me that record prices have indeed been on the rise.....even used records cost more.

great photos

The drummer for the Dirtbombs also takes some great photos and if you're a White Stripes fan you'll recognize some of his shots.

portraits of SOHO record shops

Recording the disappearing record stores of SOHO

neat project and some nice shots, even though I'll never shop at these joints it still saddens me to know they are disappearing. Support your local shop. I think I'll dump some dough in Wax Trax this weekend.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Magic Wheel

Magic Wheel

warning: annoying soundtrack and goofy product - thanks Patrick!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

original Monopoly Chance card

Take a Walk on the Boardwalk

Wow, this is beautiful!

new Spiritualized record

Songs in A&E

Once again killer graphics from Jay Spaceman and Mark Farrow.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Barry McGee interviewed

Twist

cool interview with Twist in 2 parts.....

Friday, April 18, 2008

Young Me Old Me

Personal Photo recreations

cool, pics form when they were kids to now when they're adults.

nice hand made miniatures

Get small

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ah man, are you tired of Mario?

Not me, I love this shit!

Mario theme played by a remote control car driving by bottles filled with liquid and hits it!

nice collage work

Nice paintings here!

Monday, April 14, 2008

No Logo

No Logo
me being a brand whore, yeah I like my Ben Sherman labels and Dickies tags on my clothes, but Naomi Klein writes about the decline of the brand. Dig it.

Amateur Disneyland Documentary from 1956

the magic kingdom
Now and forever.....

Jordan Crane illustrates new book cover

Jordan Crane

One of my fave illustrators has done this brilliant cover.

Friday, April 11, 2008

taking photos of strangers

Tie a disposable camera to a bench

and pick it up later and develop the pics - great idea!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

rare groove and funk

Funk45

stumbled across these guys today, nice stuff!

Monday, April 7, 2008

it's raining and snowey in Denver today

13 rainy-day photos

so I thought I'd post these.

love the animation

Limbo

beautifully animated in Black and White......

Thursday, April 3, 2008

drink more coffee!

Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body, research suggests.

FTA:
"The drink has already been linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer's Disease, and a study by a US team for the Journal of Neuroinflammation may explain why."

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

new coin designs from the royal mint

the New Coin Designs

FTA - "As you can see in the image to the right, the Shield of the Royal Arms has been given a contemporary treatment and its whole has been cleverly split among all six denominations from the 1p to the 50p, with the £1 coin displaying the heraldic element in its entirety. This is the first time that a single design has been used across a range of United Kingdom coins."

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008

Al Jaffee profiled in the NYT

Al Jaffee profile in NYT

The MAD foldin was one of my all time fave things in MAD Magazine, Jaffee at 87 years young is still painting them!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

hand painted signs from Jeff Canham

Painted signs from Jeff Canham

wow! these are spectacular

New Slim Cessna record!

Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Cipher

Classic Denver band that is outstanding live! though - not based really based here anymore, kinda. ;) And fantastic cover artwork from another former Denver hero - Heather Reynolds.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

World's Greatest Record Collection for sale

http://blog.wired.com/music/2008/02/worlds-largest.html

from Wired.....
"Every recording in this amazing collection has been purchased by its owner, Paul Mawhinney, over a period of a half-century, and stored in a 16,000-square-foot climate-controlled warehouse. Many millions of dollars have been invested in the acquisition and storage of the collection, the estimated value of which is now greater than $50 million dollars."

whoa.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Kraftwerk to play Denver

http://calendar.denverpost.com/denver-co/events/show/81663789-kraftwerk

wow! one of the greatest bands ever to play Denver - only 4 shows this year stateside

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

the Vanishing Point

http://vanishingpoint.ca/tailrace.html

this is a tunnel behind/underneath Niagra Falls - but the website has a name coinciding with a movie I'm currently obsessed with..... the Vanishing Point, goofball trailer here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I like it when bands stay broken up

http://www.nme.com/news/pavement/34908

as much as I like(d) Pavement I have to stick to my internal guns and stay the course with the belief that bands that have broken up stay broken up. Thankfully I had the chance to see Pavement before breakup.

Vintage skate sticker sets on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/88925610@N00/sets/72157604000450412/

there are some gems here....I saved a lot of stuff from those days, but the stickers have all gone away....

Vatican recants with a statue of Galileo

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3478943.ece

FTA:
"Four hundred years after it put Galileo on trial for heresy the Vatican is to complete its rehabilitation of the great scientist by erecting a statue of him inside the Vatican walls."

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

another site for Vinyl lovers

http://lpcoverlover.com/

wow! lots of great covers scanned here.......

Lou Dorfsman's Gastrotypographicalassemblage

http://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/archives/004496.html
FTA:
"The icon in question was the Gastrotypographicalassemblage, the wall from the CBS cafeteria that was conceived and designed by Lou Dorfsman, the legendary art director. Though many designers are aware of its existence, few understand the magnitude of the achievement that it represents. The Gastrotypographicalassemblage, commonly referred to as “the wall,” is enormous; it is 33 feet in length and 8 feet in height, give or take a few inches. The piece is a mélange of food-related words and objects, a perfectly orchestrated collage of appetite. At last count, more than 1,450 letters converge to create this experience."

Monday, March 3, 2008

Medium Phobic

http://mediumphobic.com/

absolutely love this guy's illustrations - top notch

Friday, February 29, 2008

Liscensed to Ill

yeah picked up an original copy of the first Beastie Boys on Def Jam with the original paper sleeve too of them throwing beer. Got it ay my favorite shoppe - the Mighty Wax Trax in Denver. Epic.

Friday Coctail!

http://lastcrumb.com/2007/11/05/the-new-1920-cocktail/

the New 1920 Cocktail from a vintage bartender guide, awesome. Via LastCrumb.

Coctail for the day

http://lastcrumb.com/2007/11/05/the-new-1920-cocktail/

the New 1920 Cocktail from a vintage bartender guide, awesome. Via LastCrumb.

it's Friday!

http://schofie.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/museum-hr-giger-bar/

It's Friday and I wanna get drunk in the H.R. Giger bar.

Robot Taxidermy

http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/29/robot-taxidermy-provokes-thoughts-awwws/

Nike Trash Talk

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/02/nike_talks_trash.php

Steve Nash, the All-Star Guard for the Phoenix Suns, and Nike have teamed up to create the Nike Trash Talk, the first Nike performance basketball sneaker completely produced from manufacturing waste. Nash, who debuted the shoe last night in the Phoenix versus Dallas Mavericks game, appears to be quite a greenie himself: "Any opportunity to promote the environment and preserve our planet is a step in the right direction," he said in a press release.

Who cares about the environment? it's a cool looking shoe....

the Scattered Image

http://www.fubiz.net/blog/index.php?2008/02/27/1462-the-scattered-image

pretty cool photos pieced together to make one image, I can't read no French but the photos are nice.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

a list of obsolete skills

http://obsoleteskills.com/Skills/Skills

what's funny is that I still do a lot of these things....."Adjusting Rabbit Ears"....."Balancing a Tonearm"......"Kick Starting a Vespa"......hullo!

Evan Hecox book

Brilliant and understated Denver based artist Evan Hecox has a new book and it can be had from You Work For Them here:
http://www.youworkforthem.com/product.php?sku=P1241

Nice print job with about a third of the book are his linoprints in red ink on yellowy paper, a must have.

Interview with Susan Bradley

A neat interview with Susan Bradley, she has come up with title sequences for Pixar movies among others.

http://www.thunderchunky.co.uk/articles/pixar-titles-and-type-with-susan-bradley/

Nice site for vintage electronic toys

Cool shots of the toys with sound samples as well:

http://www.miniorgan.com/

two great online comics

First off is a great piece explaning the comic Marmaduke:

http://marmadukeexp lained.blogspot. com/


the second is the strip we all know and love - Garfield - with Garfield removed from all the panels:

http://garfieldminu sgarfield. tumblr.com/

Wednesday, February 20, 2008