September 28, 2011

September 27, 2011

Art Is... Adan Bañuelos "Drawing Blazers"

Below: The finished product

Art Is... Style Depth - As One: Bar Contessa, Balmain, Sydney

In the mural below, we see that As One has created yet another excellent piece.
Bar Contessa is a cool wee cafe on Darling St, Balmain. They have just re-branded, so wanted a mural to make their cafe stand out...

September 26, 2011

Art Is... Jacop Patterson Customs: God Of War Dunks

If I'm right, Jacop completed these dunks as a custom creation not too long ago. I love the chain laces, and the detail is just ill...

Music Is... David Dallas - "Take A Picture" [Music Video]

Take a fliiiiiick. The official vid for ‘Take A Picture’ directed by Special Problems + Friends.7 different directors shot on 7 different formats, each with no knowledge of what the others were doing. Cats, raps and minor explosives.

N.E.R.D. - Seeing Sounds

I love this cover

September 22, 2011

Music and Us

While I've always thought about this so I felt compelled to share my thoughts about it. There are always those songs that in one way or another we feel connected to.

No matter if someone else completely dismisses it or not. For whatever reason, be it the content, the sound or a combination of both. We as people have the natural inclination to gravitate towards those things that are similar to our individual tastes, likes and dislikes; things like us. Music, amongst many other important subjects, has got to be one of the most emotionally stirring mediums. It's able to draw you in and make you feel something. Whether or not it makes you angry, elated, sad, moody, uplifts you or somehow makes you feel an indifference towards it. These songs, these beats, melody's and lyrics are made by people and a part of them is in it, so we feel that. One thing I've always been a believer in is that you can't fake emotion, either it's real or it's nothing.

To me, REAL music is always potent and that potency, along with other factors, is what maintains the connection

...It's a topic that can go on and on

September 20, 2011

Art Is... Jordans from Adan Bañuelos

I love the detail here...

Art Is... Adan Bañuelos "’96 Pippens Drawing"

You can't say this isn't nice!! This great drawing of the ever popular 96 Pippen Airs was recently completed by artists Adan Bañuelos. You must check out his site. 

My Food & Liquor Experience

I’m not embarrassed to admit that it was only a few weeks ago that I finally purchased Food & Liquor along with The Cool, which by then I had already heard nearly every song from each. Prior to my familiarity with F&L, I had listened to a few of Lupe’s mixtape tracks and I loved what I heard. Some time later, I remember flicking back & forth between MTV2 and MTV Jams. Lupe was being interviewed on one of these channels so, I decided to stop and watch. Roughly 5 or 10 minutes in, they played the video for “Kick, Push”… That’s when it began for me.

Now let me say this. My love for skateboarding started very early, I’d say around 8 or 9 years old. I have never been good at it but I’ve always and continue to have an immense respect and appreciation for it. Skateboarding for me is more than a Vans OTW competition or a Dew Tour segment or a portion of the X-Games though I highly respect those aspects as well. Skating is truly a lifestyle thing. It’s an art in my eyes. 

Fast-forward to mid 2006. My lyrical understanding was very novice at this time. I wasn’t too good at comprehending and breaking the lyrics down. With that said, “Kick, Push” was a track I understood from the get go. I’m hearing this music and watching a video that is in direct correlation with something I love. Taking in these words that describe how skateboarding weaved its way into this guys life and how it became this escapism for him. My absolute favorite part of the lyrics are where he says “…just the freedom was better than breathing.” Wow… Every single time I hear that, it sends chills right through me. To draw such a comparison, better yet to have that feeling overshadow your next breath, blew me away and still does. Not just that, it was seeing a black female skater in the video that confirmed for me that I’m not the only one who loves this. I knew I wasn’t but it felt good to really see evidence of that on a larger scale.

Over the past few years, my taste in music has shifted drastically, especially concerning hip hop. Around late 08’ into early 09’, I’d pretty much dismissed a lot of what was out at the time and reverted back to early/mid 1990’s material, along with some things from the early 2000’s. However, throughout the past 7 or 8 months Lupe’s artistry is something I’ve come to respect more and more. Not just with Food & Liquor but, as a whole he presents a product that is incomparable. His way of playing with words, his vocabulary and how seemingly every track makes you double back and think, “What was that, what did he say?” is something I can’t shake.

Without a shadow of a doubt, Food & Liquor has branded in my mind a meaningful and lasting impression that will not be removed. 

Music Is... "Dreaming Awake" Presented By: The LupE.N.D. Blog

There was no way I could overlook this project right here, not in the least. Ya boy SeanTheROBOT was one of the, if not the main mediator in coordinating and initiating this mixtape. It's a culmination of various artists, some of which you may know and some you may not. Personally I'm not familiar with them all but, just being able to hear new voices is refreshing. I've been anticipating it for a while now, so...

With no further adieu...

Dreaming Awake Mixtape by jeezy44

September 16, 2011

mi Adidas

I don't have these personally, but I decided to hop on and see what I could create using the blank mi Nizza hi. Check it out below...

September 15, 2011

Art Is... Style Depth - As One: Saturday In Design

Here is some more fantastic designs produced by Style Depth. He definitely has an eye for detail.

Interior and Exterior commission for Palamont, for the Saturday In Design festival on the 20th August, held in Sydney.

September 14, 2011


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Premier - Music Is... "Thank You" Estelle

The song is written by Akon and produced by Jerry Wonder. Usually, I don't think I'm a good singer of other people's songs. This HAD to be something I was feeling. If I was going to do a song written by someone else, I wanted it to be done right. I wanted it to be something I felt through my heart, through my body, through my mind. When the words came in for this song, I was just.....By the time I got to the chorus of this song, I was damn near crying. It just resonated just SO much with me. I play it for my guy friends and THEY even start crying. It's just that kind of song. I'm honored to be able to bring it to you. 'Til next time #mydarlings! xoxox

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