22 February 2011

Giant Steps

These athletes really are artists. DeMar DeRozan could be (a 6'7, black) Mikhail Baryshnikov gliding through the air, and Javale McGee has this graceful coordination and power like Savion Glover's.

Stevie Wonder sat court side for the All Star game (you might ask why and I'll answer). He says he likes to have his feet on the court so he can feel the rhythm of the ball bouncing, the players running and stopping. The notion can sound trite, Tap even, but it's true. There's a rise and fall to every move, possession, game, and season.

Take a look at these guys.

18 February 2011

Theophilus London

Helms-a-Lee is on fire with the posts this week. Here's a great track to kick off your three day weekend. woot woot!

via Zack

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New Radiohead

Radiohead released their new album, The King of Limbs, today, along with this video for "Lotus Flower." Pretty darn good.

Addendum: Alejandro sent me this user created video of Tom's dance set to "Single Ladies." So funny.

16 February 2011

Fog Happens

We tried to sail on Sunday, but got turned back at the break by a layer of fog you could cut with a butter knife.

14 February 2011


ping pong, sailing, and maps. this picture just hit the trifecta.

Michael Sherwin

From his Flux Series:

“In this series of large format inkjet prints, I set the camera to automatically take pictures each minute as I walk along familiar paths. Then, the collection of photographs is brought into Photoshop, where I create a large canvas and randomly drop each image into the larger composition. I am interested in the patterns formed between the individual images and the collective montage, as well as questioning the inherent stasis of the photographic image.”

Great (Gatsby) Cover

10 February 2011

William Eggleston plays the piano

William Eggleston, one of the most important American photographers, the man who legitimized color photography in fine art, is apparently also a fine pianist. I had the privilege of shaking his hand and having a quick chat with Bill (sobriquet, since we're tight now) at the opening of his LACMA/BCAM show. Here he is playing.

08 February 2011

we set controls for the heart of the sun

LCD Soundystem announced that they'll be playing their final concert on April 2 at Madison Square Garden. It'll be a 3-hour marathon set backed by a choir, a string section and a horn section, and a black and white dress code will be strictly enforced [maybe a reason to finally wear my tux again!]. Sound of Silver and This is Happening were the soundtrack to two amazing summers for my friends and me, and we all just so happen to be in NY for a bachelor party that weekend. I'm rolling up my sleeves for ticket sales Friday morning.

Here's the last summer's recap, again, with LCD's "Home".

07 February 2011


Apparently the British film Submarine is all the buzz at festivals. Looks like it could be good.

British comic Richard Ayoade delivers his hotly-anticipated feature debut Submarine. One boy must fight to save his mother from the advances of a mystic and simultaneously lure his eczema-strafed girlfriend in to the bedroom armed with only a vast vocabulary and near-total self-belief. His name is Oliver Tate

Kid Cudi + LCD + Christian Bale

I just stumbled across this song "All Talk" by Kid Cudi. He samples LCD Soundsystem's "Dance Yrself Clean", and opens appropriately with Christian Bale's notorious diva rant.

Cudi on making the song: "Me and Big Chip were in the studio just doing shrooms, hanging out. You know we had some people there, just kicking it. That’s why my voice is like that. I’m fucked up. Like have you noticed my tone on the song? I’m so fucked up."

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