September 26, 2010
Osman is a good friend of mine and I am really happy that this project, a sculpture entitled Albedo has finally seen the light of day and the world at large is about to realize how great an artist he really is. Super-proud of you, Os - this is just the beginning! Click HERE for more details on Albedo.
Osman Akan previously on The In Crowd: Osman Akan's “The Third Bridge”
"Americana - The Muscle Shoals Sound: Vice TV's music documentary that explores one of the birthplaces of rock & roll; Muscle Shoals, AL. The place Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Osmonds, Mac Davis, and Duane Allman made famous.
Vice TV traveled to the internationally acclaimed recording town where host Ian Svenonius talked to some folks who helped establish it's distinctive American R&B sound. American artists like Otis Redding & Bob Dylan found their groove in Muscle Shoals, while international groups like the Rolling Stones were drawn by the allure of the place and the music it created.
Vice TV had a chance to sit down and talk to these legends about the history of FAME Studios, the factors that shaped the Muscle Shoals Sound, and the future of their recording industry in the digital age."
Click HERE for more.
"G-Stone Recordings has been at the forefront of the European electronic music scene for 16 years. Sixteen F**king Years Of G-Stone Recordings gathers the complete artist roster of G-Stone and specialists for every kind of beat: turntable masters Urbs and DJ DSL bring Hip Hop and comedy to the table, while the productions of G-Stone founders Peter Kruder & Richard Dorfmeister (Kruder & Dorfmeister, Peace Orchestra and Tosca), Rodney Hunter and Makossa & Megablast contain every nuance of dance beats from techno and house to cosmic funk, not to mention an impressive mastery of all the dance-floor-exotica from Africa, Brazil and the rest of Latin America."
Get a FREE mp3 HERE.
And for you NYC heads, checdk this out on Oct. 12:
"ROJO® is an open independent creative consortium founded in 2001, dedicated to the promotion and support of the contemporary arts. ROJO® (with creative headquarters in Barcelona, São Paulo, and MIlan) travels to Los Angeles to generate a creative event and art exhibition featuring exclusive collaborated art installations and original artwork by 8 international artists.
NOVA Artscapes is curated by David Quiles Guillo and features an international array of talent including Gustavo Gagliardo aka DEFI, Koen Delaere, MOMO, Anna Taratiel aka OVNI, Rebecca Ward, Sosaku Miyazaki, Tofer Chin, and Yago Hortal and will run from September 18 - October 9, 2010"
Wonder if these kind of initatives will continue under a (likely) Rob Ford adminstration?
"At 3.75 acres, Sherbourne Common South is spacious. A grassy lawn at the centre of the site is large enough for a game of catch, while a promenade around the park's perimeter enables visitors to survey the waterfront, and also to keep an eye on the work being performed by the enormous cranes involved in the construction of George Brown College's new Waterfront Campus, which is being built on the lot directly to the west.
Park architect, Greg Smallenberg told us that the park was designed to exemplify what he called the "three icons" of the Canadian landscape: woods, green space, and water. The water aspect, he said, is exemplified by the park's built-in water management system, which will absorb storm water through a filtration bed and then pour it into Lake Ontario.
Water is also a major feature of the park's public face. Terraced fountains dribble around little stands of reedy-looking plants, while elsewhere jets of water spurt from the park's concrete splashpad, which was designed to convert into a skating rink in winter. There's also a small pavilion, which will house a café.
The park is part of a master plan for the stretch of waterfront land between Jarvis and Parliament Streets. Waterfront Toronto has been assiduously shepherding local, provincial, federal, and private dollars into the area, which they've dubbed East Bayfront. The development includes not only Sherbourne Common and the yet-to-be-completed George Brown campus, but also Sugar Beach, the new Corus Entertainment office building, and several other mixed-use developments, still in various stages of planning."
For more details on Sherbourne Common South, click HERE.
September 19, 2010
Super-dope! Dunno about Sweden winning the World Cup any time soon but stranger things have happened!
[via I Luv Lola]
September 12, 2010
I wanted to post this months ago when it premiered but the BBC stupidly didn't allow embedding (note to them: take a cue from Hulu and MTV and allow access to the embed codes for everyone even if there are territorial restrictions on your content. Some people who visit my site might you know, live in the UK!). Luckily vimeo comes through in the clutch, thanks Oo Nwoye!
[via the late, great A Tribe Called Next blog]
Will anybody be able to make any headway against the iPad? It's early days still and it's not a perefct product despite the hype and sales success (no USB, printing or calling capability) but it took a while before people really started to consider alternative to the iphone in the smartphone market. Read about the $23 (with contract) Identity Tab Tablet PC by KT from Korea (pictured above) HERE though.
Toshiba Plans to Release Tablet. [WSJ.com]