Tuesday, March 30, 2010

no homo

oops haven't been on top of my posts lately. here is my latest installment with VIVA RADIO. i kinda go all over the place with this one.

HAWKWIND. if you haven't heard of them and/or don't have any of their songs you are missing out. disco psyche funk metal. it's amazing. you'll also see i put my Luv Machine 'Everything' song in the mix. how could i not really.

THE MILLENNIUM is also another hot one for those that are into Broadcast, United States of America, and other such bands. trippy 60s psyche pop rock.

ARTHUR RUSSELL....doesn't really need a lot of explanation here. he's just brilliant. and the Love is Overtaking me album is really amazing. (the above album is not the right one but just a sweet cover).

(yes i threw in jeru the damaja in this playlist)

threw in a little UNWOUND and DEAD MILKMEN cuz why not really. THEY ARE AWESOME. i think i need to throw the milkmen in more often.

Led Zeppelin - In the Light
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Hawkwind - Mirror of Illusions
Luv Machine - Everything
Sparks - Sherlock Holmes
The Millennium - Karmic Dream Sequence #1
Julie London - Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
Jeru the Damaja - Whatever
Talking Heads - The Good Thing
Arthur Russell - Love is Overtaking Me
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - (You Better Love Me) Before I Am Gone
Velvet Davenport - Run
Unwound - Corpse Pose
The Dead Milkmen - Bitchin' Camaro

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

cooking with k-rafty

my good friend kara (aka k-rafty) came over last night for some cooking + lost. she always brings something delicious to the table and she's one of those gals that doesn't need to look at a recipe to cook something. she just goes with it. i wish i could be like that!

so here was the menu:

- seared duck w/ a pear reduction sauce
- homemade ricotta over polenta cakes
- arugula salad w/ grapefruit + avocado
- lots of wine

everything was relatively easy to make which was why it was amazing we managed to fuck up the ricotta. we added the vinegar too late. but it's so easy i wanna try again! use whole pasteurized (not ultra) milk and warm it up on the stove. add 1 tbsp of white vinegar to each cup of milk you use. once it starts curdling transfer the curds to cheesecloth and let it drain. add salt and you're done!

and while we waited for the "others" to come over to watch Lost i put kara to work as her crafty self and she made a few collages. i think i might make everyone who comes over make a collage!

oh and Lost was finally good this week. THANK GOD.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

art on the brain

lately i've felt weird if i haven't put together some new collages. i got a new batch of Life magazines and put a few things together from them. still working on a few others. thought i'd put up to share.

Monday, March 15, 2010

i'm sad, let's dance!

i don't know how goth/industrial/minimal wave music somehow became super dancey but it did, and i'm grateful. post-punk depression turned dark dance beats. i mean, i see where they're going but i find it ironic. although dancing always makes me feel better.

this week on VIVA i focus on a few smaller unknown bands that i came across recently plus a few wider known ones. known....Human League + Front 242 + The Cure + Medium Medium. 'Being Boiled' doesn't sound like most other human league songs but it's a solid beginning. F242 'Ethics' is so good. minimal and synthy and great. 'Hungry So Angry', a classic.

speaking of minimal and synths....let's move on to Turquoise Days. really into this song. also found a lovely live rendition of 'Blurred' from 2009! check this out, playing in a park 20 years later with kids: YOUTUBE (i couldn't embed it so just click it).

D.A.F., Xeno and Oaklander, Schaatz....all sweet. you can check xeno+oaklander playing in new york. one of the better coldwave bands that have been arising lately. seems to be a strong comeback with Wierd at Home Sweet Home on wednesdays.

for good measure i threw in some newer tracks such as Portishead, Hot Chip, and Memoryhouse even tho i swayed a bit from the theme. oh wells.

Human League - Being Boiled
Magazine - Shot by Both Sides
Medium Medium - Hungry, So Angry
F242 - Ethics
Turquoise Days - Blurred
Chrome - In a Dream
Schaatz - Esterel Halliday
Cluster - Caramel
D.A.F. - Liebe Auf Den Ersten Blick
Xeno and Oaklander - Sentinelle
Martin Dupont - Just Because
Portishead - Threads
Hot Chip - Take It In
Memoryhouse - To The Light House (Millionyoung remix)
The Cure - 10:15 Saturday Night

Friday, March 12, 2010

paris brings it back

i was wondering where all the fashion went. it was in paris all along. of course! paris somehow never disappoints. glam glam and more glam. the 60s have definitely been alive in fashion this year in multiple collections and i'm very happy about it.

ok first up, an ode to ALEXANDER MCQUEEN. i made two separate layouts, one fancy and one just plain bad ass. it was really a beautiful collection. plus the shoes! insane. baroque glamour to its finest.

now back to the regular recap. LOOOOOOOOOOVED DRIES VAN NOTEN. so classic and casual and just amazing. YSL and ANN DEMEULEMEESTER were black-tastic this season...as per usual. they always do it right. and the older i get the more i find myself leaning towards wearing more black.

although i can't get away from color. i love color. which is why i always love the SONIA RYKIEL and TSUMORI CHISATO shows. sonia, how do you do it every season with a different hair bobble. love it. tsumori....seriously, you rule. no one does it like you do.

CHANEL....seriously what is up with those fur boots? my cat looks like that when i cut his hair off in the winter. not into it. but the clothes are pretty. always classic. just stay away from the sasquatch look. PLEASE. LOUIS VUITTON...i had a hard time picking some looks i liked. i really love the ones below but i wasn't digging the insanely oversized look. WEIRD. most people are trying NOT to look 6 times larger than they really are.

DIOR....soft, pretty, delectable. BALMAIN...long bold suits, love it. suede pants!!! i want. BALENCIAGA....looked more like spring 2011. very bright. not my favorite balenciaga collection but i'll roll with it. and the shoes were good.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

armory pics

spring makes me a happy

art makes me happy