Saturday, January 11, 2014

I can't believe I haven't seen this yet. Ugh. So good. Thanks to Rox and Danny for showing me this!


Thursday, January 9, 2014


Rad article. Thanks to McNey for sharing on facebook. Siked to hear Leo is doing an art gallery. If you have a chance swing by tomorrow. But there will probably be nothing left! As usual last to hear about things but all good. Cheap Larry Clark prints or not, support spaces that want to support the anti-elite and the anti-fun.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Beautiful 16mm short from Helen Lewitt, James Agee & Ed Howard 1948 titled "IN THE STREET".

In the Street is a 16-minute documentary film released in 1948 and again in 1952.[1] The black and white, silent film was shot in the mid-1940s in the Spanish Harlem section of New York CityHelen Levitt, Janice Loeb, and James Agee were the cinematographers; they used small, hidden 16 mm film cameras to record street life, especially of children.[2] Levitt edited the film and, subsequent to its first release, added a piano soundtrack composed and performed by Arthur Kleiner.[3][4]
The film is generally considered as an extension of Levitt's (now famed) street photography in New York City, and Levitt subsequently re-used the title, In the Street, for a volume reproducing her photographs.[3][5] Loeb was a painter and photographer. James Agee was a noted writer; both Loeb and Agee subsequently collaborated with Levitt on a second film, The Quiet One (1948).

Brings a smile to my face. Nice work, Taji.

30 UNDER 30

Proof that you apparently suck. Ha. These "30 under 30" articles are the worst. The media is so stupid. I hate those lists. What a waste of time. Keep it moving and don't worry about nuthing. Fucking media poodles on their pedestals. Get outta here. Cool, you "made it". Made what? Who cares. Waste of printed paper. A piece of paper doesn't get to judge the way I spend/waste my time. 

Not to be paranoid but there are also these latest developments which you may or may not care about below. Links that are probably more useful than 30 people under 30 who are doing "more" than you and me:

Even though this article was on the NY Post, it's also been on several other news outlets including the daily mail and washington post. I guess keep a sticker on that peep hole!

Rad article shared by Rahill on fb!

Thanks to Shannon and Dorothy for sharing this article too!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Must have been stepped on"

On a day such as today, with the weather plummeting to around 9 degrees at night, I had already planned to stay the hell in. Anyway, while swimming in my combination cabin fever and internet k hole habits, fueled by the Menace II Society soundtrack, I decided to investigate the New Line Cinema catalogue of movies. Found out that New Line Cinema was started by a 27 year old in the 1960's. From The Player's Club to The Decline of Western Civilization, there sat this Werner Herzog film from 1970 that was only distributed in the US. I basically saved myself a trip to the Moma by coming across this. There are also a lot of other movies that seemed to have been distributed only in the US throughout the 70's and 80's. 

Pretty epic list of movies that I've seen and a ton I haven't.

This is the future. Man. Can't wait to watch this movie. Dating computers. Technology and dating. So bizarre yet so interesting. And yet uh.. kinda sad in this completely self involved breed of romance. 

Hard drugs. The least of my problems.

Sunday, January 5, 2014


What a great cause to support. With five days left, the production has reached only 39%. But hopefully they will reach their goal so Thalente's story can be shared. Thalente's story in many ways is like thousands of other kids that grow up on the streets in South Africa. But of course what makes his story so unique is what he's been able to make out of his situation through skateboarding so far. Stoked for him that a skate park opened up. It obviously made a huge impact in his life.. which is basically the purpose of any successful skate park. I'm excited to see what the future has in store for him.  He has obviously made something of himself despite the odds, and that to me is very empowering wherever you live. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

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