ROCK OF AGES///DAMIEN HIRST ART DIRECTS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE HOURS

December 10, 2008  |  Damien Hirst, Music, News, Video  |  Comments Off

In THE HOURS’ new video for "See the Light," Hollywood danger girl SIENNA MILLER dons a hospital gown, gets trapped in a glass case in a bag shop, smokes, talks about suicide, cries a lot, undergoes an MRI scan, and smears herself in cow's blood in front of four eviscerated, wall-mounted bovine carcasses. If this last image brings to mind DAMIEN HIRST, that's no accident. Hirst, a friend of the band, was art director on the video, made by "American History X" director TONY KAYE. The Hours' singer, Antony Genn, has found a good friend in Hirst—the artist not only contributed artwork to their first record, 2001's "Narcissus Road," and to their forthcoming EP, also titled "See the Light," but has founded a record label, IS GOOD, to promote their music.

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The Hours with some custom Hirst art...

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WTF?!? FILES///WORLD RECORD 650 METER BASE JUMP IN DUBAI

December 2, 2008  |  News, Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

It appears that as long as humans insist on constructing gigantic buildings, other, less smart humans will continue to climb and jump off them. Such was the case late last month when a Brit and a Frenchman (an unlikely alliance if ever there was one) managed to sneak to the top of the world's tallest building in (currently under construction), the BURJ DUBAI and jump off its top floor at 650 meters (2,132 feet). They lived, but honestly, we're not sure what the bigger risk was, jumping the building or going to jail in the United Arab Emirates...

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Architect's rendering of the nearly-completed Burj Dubai in all its towering monstrosity...

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MARKETING MAGIC///THE EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY

November 17, 2008  |  Cool Shit, Marketing Magic, Video  |  Comments Off

Yeah, SATURN's cars might suck (and won't be around much longer, either once GM hits bottom) but this commercial decidedly does not...

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LA///TIME-LAPSE OF MARK DEAN VECA’S “PHANTASMAGORIA” INSTALLATION

November 13, 2008  |  art, LA, News, Video  |  Comments Off

It took visionary artist MARK DEAN VECA a solid month to paint his entire "Phantasmagoria" installation at the OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN's massive BEN MALTZ GALLERY, and now you can watch him paint the entire thing inside six minutes like a hampster on meth. The show is open until December 6th, don't miss it...

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ANIMATRIX///THE SIMPSONS x MAD MEN

October 29, 2008  |  Animation, News, Video  |  Comments Off

From this year's upcoming "Treehouse of Horrors" Halloween special...

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SOUND + VISION///THE SOULWAX DOCUMENTARY

October 15, 2008  |  Music, News, Sound + Vision, Video  |  Comments Off

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You feeling SOULWAX? Watch the documentary HERE...

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NYC///BANKSY’S “VILLAGE PET STORE AND CHARCOAL GRILL” OPEN FOR BUSINESS

October 13, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Art Crimes, Banksy, Feature, Graffiti, News, NYC, Street Art, Video  |  Comments Off

banksypets5.jpg Street art aficionados and cynical phenomenologists (we don't know any of those) have been long awaiting SIR BANKSY's official New York debut but surely even the most imaginative punter couldn't have guessed that the Bristol Bad Boy's first show in the Apple would come in the form of a mock pet store with nothing inside for sale. That's exactly what the "street art" king's adoring public got, however, when the doors to "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill" opened at 89 7th Avenue (between Bleeker and West 4th) last Thursday, October 9th, revealing what seemed from the outside to be a small West Village pet shop stocked not with purring kittens and wiggly puppies, but a more sinister menagerie. Inside, animatronic chicken nuggets, porno watching monkeys, coexisted alongside ageing tweety birds, swimming fish sticks, and suggestively writing caged hot dogs, in what can only be described as an entirely unique visual critique of the state of animal husbandry in the modern world.

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MUSIC///WEEZER DEBUTS “TROUBLEMAKER” VIDEO

October 7, 2008  |  Music, News, Video, Weezer, Worldwide  |  Comments Off

Supertouch nerd rock—excepting ladykiller guitarist BRIAN BELL, that is—homies WEEZER are alive and kicking and today dropped the second video off their recent "Red Album" for the brat anthem "Troublemaker." Highlights include dodgeball matches, the largest air guitar ensemble, and the longest Guitar Hero tour marathon, as well as head nerd RIVERS CUOMO in full cholo and OC "punk" guise. It's all for the kids, man, god bless em...

REMAINING 2008 WEEZER TOUR DATES:
Oct 9 Portland OR Memorial Coliseum
Oct 10 Vancouver, BC GM Place
Oct 11 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Oct 13 San Jose, CA Events Center
Oct 14 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Oct 17 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
Oct 18 Phoenix, AZ Arizona State Fair
Oct 20 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Oct 21 Dallas, TX Nokia Theater
Oct 23 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
Oct 25 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Arena

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WTF?!? FILES///WING SUIT MADNESS

September 28, 2008  |  Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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NEWS///MUSIC///EVERLAST DROPS “LOVE, WAR, AND THE GHOST OF WHITEY FORD”

September 23, 2008  |  Everlast, Music, News, Video  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch's own EVERLAST drops his new solo album "Love, War, and the Ghost of Whitey Ford" today, marking the culmination of almost two years' worth of heavy-duty studio time. Yeah, the economy might have disintegrated this week but head over to iTunes and buy the record anyway. Believe me, you don't wanna see the guys E sends out to punish those who jack his tunes...

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