Saturday, February 25, 2012

BACKTOTHETURN


Watch Riding the Rails on PBS. See more from American Experience.


I know a lot of my friends would appreciate this documentary "Riding The Rails." During the Hoover era, teenagers and young adults would turn to the Salvation Army as their only means of survival in the city- and it wasn't ironic. Your daily dose of genuine outsider culture. Some willingly outsiders and others forced by economic circumstances.



"At the height of the Great Depression, more than a quarter million teenagers were living on the road in America, many criss-crossing the country by illegally hopping freight trains. This film tells the story of ten of these teenage hobos -- from the reasons they left home to what they experienced -- all within the context of depression-era America."-viaPBS



Watch Tupperware! on PBS. See more from American Experience.


Tupperwear's premiere influence on American women and work post World War II. According to this episode's description, it re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950's. I guess this also means that any assumption you had of people not knowing how to party back then, is completely false. This lengthy ( but totally interesting) documentary about Tupperwear and it's largely female sales force is a unique look at women's entrepreneurial roles during the post-war economic boom. More specifically, the pioneer role of Brownie Wise and how time would soon forget her. Until now. This documentary also makes you realize how much society has come along so that today women can be their own breadwinners.


Friday, February 24, 2012



Rockabilly + Breakdancing + Bringing huge mirrors to the park=Japan. This shit is art!







Isolated vocals. What a voice!RIP




500BIGONES





The Simpsons in fashion. Raf Simons and the Simpsons. Here's a reblog I found of his '08 collection featuring a shoe based on the "Bart's Dog gets an F" episode where Homer gets $125 "Assassin" sneakers. I read this online so feel free to debunk it. If this is the case, it may be likely that the "Assassin" sneakers were based on the Bo Jackson Air Trainers of the time. I support anything that has to do with the Simpsons. Been watching since the 80's! As they just celebrated their 500th episode, I think the coolest thing about the show is that they've never drastically changed the formula which is why they are so familial, relatable, and great. They haven't gotten old both literally and non literally, and I'm always stoked to see especially good new episodes. Kind of makes me wonder, what if someone just designed stuff based on pop culture references, obscure tv epsidoes, and or whatever? That'd be kind of cool, but would it be original? If only I knew what "original" meant these days.. I guess you only know it when you see it.






"The press release about LaChapelle’s new series said it appropriates “traditional Baroque still life paintings,” but that doesn’t really do them justice. First of all, they are each 72-inches tall and it’s not just flowers and fruit shot against a black background. His flowers are wilting, some poisonous. He’s replaced classic accompaniments, such as a horn of fruit, with a Michael Jackson-headlined New York Post, sex toys, Cheetos and prescription pill bottles."- wwd

VIAwwd

Thursday, February 23, 2012

INSTAHAM















NOSECONDS


I have always been fascinated by serial killers. Henry Hargreaves's "No Seconds", is a photo series that documents the last meals of a handful of death row inmates.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012


And so it begins..



Bob Rossin' it

PUBLICNUISANCE




HIPPIES OF HAIGHT '67

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Bill Eppridge's skateboarding photos he took in New York City during the 1960s via Juxtapoz Mag. Awesome.


VIAjuxtapoz



UPDATE: more photos from Bill Eppridge available on retronaut.

linkHERE


Visually more interesting to me than Kate Moss x Supreme wheatpastes.



Fourstar's Hawaii Four 0. Crailtap!

Monday, February 20, 2012


What!! SNL and Zooey Deschanel coming through with this "quirky girls" skit. Fun-ny.


I own too many jackets. Fuck it though.


Thanks to facebook for the post. Totally insane. This girl is beyond her age. Tears for Mother Earth.




Acid Sweat Lodge Research Flow Chart. Various Versions Created by the Committee for Research & Exploration

MBVCOVERS


Love me some My Bloody Valentine/MBV covers..I have historically listened to MBV when I am feeling completely depressed. It makes me somehow feel okay and comforted in my weird, bummer moods. Being in a MBV cover band would be so sick.





Or you can just be in a one-woman band and totally kill it?


DEARREADER


This next post is dedicated to Taro in Tokyo. Thanks for the Ken Kagami heads up! Every now and then the random squiggle gems I find online are authentically penned pieces of fine art who's ownership gets lost in the reblogging stratosphere!

-VIAkenkagamiARTblog








Listening to Deerhoof reminds me of being 19 and living in San Francisco. It's probably because I went to see Deerhoof that year, drinking beers in brown bags with nugget and wearing neon glasses with no lenses. Ah, to be 19 again.



Photo courtesy of Gabriel Lockey who happened to tag me in a photo outside the Deerhoof show at Great American Music Hall many, many years ago.


Sunday, February 19, 2012