Sunday, December 28, 2008

Another Musical Note

Grizzly Bear has long kept me good company and they recently produced a new song, "Two Weeks." It's currently unavailable unless you download the version recorded Live on David Letterman. Whether it's part of a new album effort or just an upcoming single, I do not know. I've heard rumors of a new album coming out in April, but who knows really. Regardless, this is a great tune.

(It's not on the 'Friends' album. Ooops Dave.)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Coming Feb 25

I missed Andrew Bird over the summer so this gives me a little something to mark on the calendar. His new album is set to release February 20th, catch me on the 25th, at the Murray Theater.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I've wanted to begin a website for quite a while but haven't found the motivation. My excuse to do it finally came when it became an assignment for my New Media class. Maybe one day I'll learn the mysteries of dreamweaver, until then, thanks google. check it out.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

You know it's been a good day...

When your scarf is soaking wet. The storm hit hard so I headed up to Alta and got a little powder to the face... Boo yah.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Creative minds

Although it was released in september of '07, I recently discovered this. Each track in The Flying Club Cup was filmed live, mostly in Brooklyn. Check it out at
BEIRUT - THE PENALTY from the Flying Club Cup
by flyingclubcup

Oh to be literate....

I just wrapped up a few dystopian novels for my English class and had to give them a shout. Most people have heard of them, but 1984 by Orwell and Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess -- good stuff that gets you thinking. Most people, have heard of the Clockwork Orange movie... I haven't seen it, but according to my manager there's "A TERRIBLE rape scene at the beginning." Oh the horror.... read it anyway.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Have some coffee with your whiskey...

Snapped this little gem as I was en route to school on 7th east the other day... Make of it what you will. I must say I had a bit of a laugh.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Strange Blip on the Radar..

I was doing a routine flickr search for patterny (that should be a word) that I could use with my silk screening. Instead of really finding anything useful, I discovered that the linoleum pattern on my kitchen floor is quite the antique gem. This picture looks like you could've set up a ladder on my counter and looked down. I quote:

"This is a vintage linoleum pattern, often found in the entry of 1920's era homes."

Oh fear. Maybe it's time to conform to the modern age. Don't we all love coming to the realization that we are living amongst outdated trends that originated in Nebraska. No offense to Nebraska.

Vintage Linoleum Pattern by
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Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Sketchbook Project

I recently received a link to a project sponsored by Art House, in which participants pull together and submit a rad sketchbook. This is then featured in 6 cities around the nation including Chicago, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Washington DC, Atlanta, and Boston. "It's like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks." If I can get my college shi out of the way, I intend on participating and you should too.

Photos courtesy of Art House

"The goal of the exhibition is to encourage anyone to create artwork and build a collective of sketchbooks made by artists from all over the world."

The Sketchbook Project Volume 3 | Art House Co-op | Atlanta, Georgia gallery | A Million Little Pictures, The Sketchbook Project

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Eye Candy

A picture taken in Kashmir after an earthquake. Compliments of Nicola Okin Frioli via Flickr.

Refresher on the Art Front...

As I stated in my inaugural blog post, my current artistic concentration is a focus on the political and cultural situation in Kashmir. Right now, I am doing chiefly portraiture of the inhabitants of the region, focusing on color to illustrate the "fabric" of this culture. Hopefully I will shift gears a little deeper into this topic, focusing on the Hindu - Muslim cultural conflict. Recently I learned about the Line of Control (or LoC) that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India. This line is the reason for this 80 year clash. Depending on what thoughts wander to mind, I want to use line work to navigate around the idea of this cultural and political boundary. More is soon to come.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Hood Internet (Mixtape III)

This is the latest from the aforementioned Hood Internet. The intro is great and it's made with clips from international TV. Enjoy.

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Get Dancey

If your like me you may be bored with the recent 'hip-hop' innovations of the past few years... If your ready for some flavor there are two new collaborations you must check out. The Remix Artists Collective (RAC for short) and The Hood Internet are guaranteed to get you dancey. Similar to Girl Talk they've taken every artist from every genre imaginable and grooved it together into some solid dance beats. They offer a few free downloads, so you have no excuses. Check it.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Fall is arguably the best season. On no other time of the year does everything appear to be ablaze. There's only a few weeks left, so if your feeling bored, I'd go frolick in the leaves before they're all gone. On a side note, anyone who saw girl talk the other night at the venue would agree - ultimate night of mayhem. Remember to frolic.
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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Test post

Blogging from the blackberry.... We shall see how this turns out.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

From one blog to another...

I've been doing a lot of google reading lately and apparently there have been quite a few innovations lately in marketing and design. Barack Obama was recently awarded the top campaign of the year (out of all other marketing campaigns and such.)

"Barack Obama has created an unprecedented multi-channel communication strategy. No ifs, ands, or buts about it, Obama is everywhere: more than 1,600 videos published on his YouTube page, his own Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc…and we can’t forget to mention all the content that Obama supporters have unofficially created for their presidential candidate."

The 'Hope' Poster is just one example of the design-savvy exhibited by the Obama campaign team. Props.

Check out the full post and other innovations in design and marketing at Vanksen Culture Buzz: Buzz & Communication Agency

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It has been quite a while on the post front... still waiting for things to happen as is usually the pattern. Been getting some pieces together for the end of the quarter, hopefully they will be complete soon. Got outfitted the other day... some holden, some new skis. 'Twill be a good year.

Check out the new line here if you're completely bored

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Olive unleashes...

Here our some photos from the Olive Threads debut -- nothing huge, but the avenues were interesting. Thanks, everyone for your support.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Earlier Endeavors (Cont'd)...

Earlier in the summer, I had to find projects to occupy my mind... This is my entry for the Milo skate deck art contest -- it was the first time i experimented with glazes and paper layering with paint. I guess it paid off -- now I can afford my Holden for the year. Thanks Milo.

IMG_1297 by you.
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Earlier Endeavors..

This is the Final Project I slaved over during my stay at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago: summer program. My focus was urban lettering and signage -- it's a six piece installation that I might look into selling.

IMG_1912 by you.
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Friday, September 12, 2008

On a side note....

The New Album, Loyalty to Loyalty by Cold War Kids is set to release September 23rd. Get Hyphy.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Post ONE

This marks the inaugural post so I suppose I shall go on to project a little on the contents of this page. It seems it's become increasingly necessary to be found on the web so here, I am. This will be a place almost chiefly devoted to art -- a lot of it mine, some of it not. Hopefully through this process I will also be able to center some ideas and make my work available for those who care to see it. I have found that culture through people is what inspires me.

My concentration this year is the cultural fabric of Kashmir, a region in India -- an area torn between two separate entities, the Hinduism of India and the Islam of Pakistan. The fact that it is this epicenter of conflict and this blend of beliefs fascinates me. Expect to see more on that later.

Another part of this page will be dedicated to the company Olive Threads. This will be its temporary e-home until I learn the mysteries of Dreamveaver. I am one third of this company who sells T-Shirts -- but not before we hand dye, hand sew, and screen print each one. Michael Yeh and Talley Carlston are the other villains behind the project. I'll be providing updates on where to find us, and hopefully look for some pictures in the future.
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