26 January 2012

24 January 2012

Bill Murray / Orson Welles :: Japanese Whiskey

If you don't want a whiskey rocks after watching these clips, you're a stronger person than me.

Jazz on a Summer's Day

Venice is going to feel like summer (79 and sunny) and look like summer (I'm going sailing) this weekend.  

The 1958 Newport Jazz Festival documentary Jazz on a Summer's Day is a gem.  I first saw it at Luke's on NYE 2008, as he and I readied ourselves for a dance party at The Echo.  It's on Netflix streaming and YouTube in it's entirety.  Here's an excerpt with Thelonious Monk, lots of dapper hipsters, and purdy sailboats.  

Levi's "America"

An oldie but a goodie.  Walt Whitman's "America" provides the copy, and I believe the poet provides the voice.  

19 January 2012

Jordan, Game 6

For the non sports nerds out there, this is what Jay-Z is talking about in my favorite lyric on Watch the Throne.

12 January 2012

11 January 2012

LCD Soundsystem "Shut Up and Play the Hits"

I had the good fortune of going to the last LCD Soundsystem concert at Madison Square Garden.   Below is the trailer for a documentary they made of the 48 hours surrounding the show.  It gives me chills for 95% of the piece, then it unfortunately takes a turn to make the doc look like a retail plug for James Murphy's solo project.  But whatever, it's still going to be amazing.







Speaking of Beginners, Mike Mills' first feature.  


I finally saw Beginners last night.  Everything about it is so darn charming, including its soundtrack.  Oh, and Mélanie Laurent, veux tu m'époser?

 Sweet Jazz Music by Beginners Soundtrack 

 Everything's Made For Love by Beginners Soundtrack 

 Bach Suite by Beginners Soundtrack 

10 January 2012

Bowie's "Sound and Vision"

i keep waiting for it to, but this never gets old

Jay-Z "Glory"

Six weeks til Art's a pop.  Jay-Z's "Glory" - the new "Isn't She Lovely."

Glory - Jay-Z feat. Blue Ivy Carter by Warhol2011

09 January 2012

08 January 2012

Shinya Kimura, motorcycle engineer

I posted this video a couple years ago, but I thought about it tonight and it's worth a repost.  

A bike should look good on its own, but it is incomplete until somebody rides it.

06 January 2012

Happy Friday!

Here's a nice vignette on specialty chocolate makers Mast Brothers and their cacao suppliers in the Dominican Republic.  I'm pretty sure I've seen their chocolates at Venice's Local 1205.  Also, Mast brother, your gf is super cute.  Also, great cue - Tesfa-Maryam Kidane's "Tezeta."

05 January 2012

David Guetta feat Afrojack

Whoa Guetta.  Puttin it down.  Gettin all Daft Punk Tron-y.  Turn it up!

*hey daft punk, guetta says "thx"

04 January 2012

TNT's NBA opening montage

target audience ::  nostalgic 32 year olds who grew up watching and playing sports, believing there's a grace and rhythm to the best that can only be reduced to poetry

winter weekend project

03 January 2012


Dear blogspot,

Your interface is beyond bad.  It + bugs in the new template actually prevented me from posting for two weeks.  The other woman, tumblr, is looking better and better.

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