thedailywhat:

Street Art of the Day: When the ad company behind Mad Men’s latest marketing campaign put up their ultra-minimalist posters in New York City subway stations they surely must have known they were practically inviting mischief.

Perhaps this is some sort of Mad Men-esque experiment in brand engagement?

Either way, taggers have been having a field day with the ad’s abundant white space, decorating it with everything from butts to sharks to Calvin.

Check out a few other examples here and here.

[gothamist / warmingglow.]

(Source: thedailywhat)

OUT OF PRINT: Just tell me something is rare or OOP, and I will essentially consider a must-have.  No questions asked.

NAVIGATING NETFLIX: BUSTING (1974)
Came Across this gem on Netflix last night.  I thought I would put it on in the background, but pretty much got hooked (pun intended) after the opening scene.  Classic 70s Cop Flick. Perfect mix of drugs, fast boobs, chase scenes, and good cops being held down by the man.
Pretty killer score too: http://confluencefilmblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/soundtrack-spotlight-3-busting-billy.html

NAVIGATING NETFLIX: BUSTING (1974)

Came Across this gem on Netflix last night.  I thought I would put it on in the background, but pretty much got hooked (pun intended) after the opening scene.  Classic 70s Cop Flick. Perfect mix of drugs, fast boobs, chase scenes, and good cops being held down by the man.

Pretty killer score too: http://confluencefilmblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/soundtrack-spotlight-3-busting-billy.html

NAVIGATING NETFLIX: CHOP KICK PANDA (2011)
I’ve come to relish the relatively slim pickings of the streaming NETFLIX, and even started to embrace some of the more obscure (and low grade) titles.
CHOP KICK PANDA seems like one of the more promising titles. Here’s hoping the Van Clitter brothers can turn this into a profitable franchise. The disclaimer is clearly the best part of this description, specifically because they had to insert the word blockbuster into it.  (No relation to to the blockbuster KUNG FU PANDA)

NAVIGATING NETFLIX: CHOP KICK PANDA (2011)

I’ve come to relish the relatively slim pickings of the streaming NETFLIX, and even started to embrace some of the more obscure (and low grade) titles.

CHOP KICK PANDA seems like one of the more promising titles. Here’s hoping the Van Clitter brothers can turn this into a profitable franchise. The disclaimer is clearly the best part of this description, specifically because they had to insert the word blockbuster into it.  (No relation to to the blockbuster KUNG FU PANDA)

marathonpacks:

Last night. (watch til 0:14 [then keep watching])

This Day In Mild: Enon at the Knitting Factory 12.07.2002
I barely remember any details about this show.  Not because I was raging, but because I am getting old.
A few things that come to mind: 
• I had a blast at this show.
• This was the Knitting Factory 2.0, on Leonard Street (note the DOWNTOWN IS MORE THAN A ZIPCODE slogan on the bottom of the ticket). 
• I remember showing up on time to this gig, because I am pretty sure Swearing At Motorists was on this bill as well.  I think it might have been just Dave Doughman sans drummer, but the thought of Swearing At Motorists and Enon playing the same bill, just a few blocks away from my office, stands out as being significant.
• At that point in time, I was totally wrapped up in Enon’s “High Society.” Some colleagues of mine had just directed the video for “The City,” so advance MP3s were abound, and I got hooked.  I still think it’s Enon’s masterpiece.  Perfect blend of meaty riffs, electro beats, sweet harmonies, and amazing hooks all processed through John Schmersal’s psych-bent swagger. Solid listen from start to finish.
• The show was equally as satisfying.  The crowd was teleported to another dimension by the synth-heavy scenics of Bloodthirsty Lovers, and then we had a big ole dance party when Enon took the stage, and there was lots of sweating to be had.  
• I am pretty sure I went with my buds Ryan and Blake, and I am pretty sure that Blake left early, which is his calling card. I also recall Ryan picking up a Bloodthirsty Lovers EP at the show, which might have been a self release that is no longer available. I think I spent any money on frosty libations.
• $8.00 well spent.

This Day In Mild: Enon at the Knitting Factory 12.07.2002

I barely remember any details about this show.  Not because I was raging, but because I am getting old.

A few things that come to mind: 

• I had a blast at this show.

• This was the Knitting Factory 2.0, on Leonard Street (note the DOWNTOWN IS MORE THAN A ZIPCODE slogan on the bottom of the ticket). 

• I remember showing up on time to this gig, because I am pretty sure Swearing At Motorists was on this bill as well.  I think it might have been just Dave Doughman sans drummer, but the thought of Swearing At Motorists and Enon playing the same bill, just a few blocks away from my office, stands out as being significant.

• At that point in time, I was totally wrapped up in Enon’s “High Society.” Some colleagues of mine had just directed the video for “The City,” so advance MP3s were abound, and I got hooked.  I still think it’s Enon’s masterpiece.  Perfect blend of meaty riffs, electro beats, sweet harmonies, and amazing hooks all processed through John Schmersal’s psych-bent swagger. Solid listen from start to finish.

• The show was equally as satisfying.  The crowd was teleported to another dimension by the synth-heavy scenics of Bloodthirsty Lovers, and then we had a big ole dance party when Enon took the stage, and there was lots of sweating to be had.  

• I am pretty sure I went with my buds Ryan and Blake, and I am pretty sure that Blake left early, which is his calling card. I also recall Ryan picking up a Bloodthirsty Lovers EP at the show, which might have been a self release that is no longer available. I think I spent any money on frosty libations.

• $8.00 well spent.

I think I just called bullshit on myself. 

I was doing some much overdue collating of Records and CDs, and came across some Tom Waits material. I thought to myself: 

“Do you really like Tom Waits? Or just like the idea of liking Tom Waits?”

Welcome Grodin! Jonathan Cohen finally has a web presence, and is using Futura!

Welcome Grodin! Jonathan Cohen finally has a web presence, and is using Futura!

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