Friday, March 30, 2012

NEVER TOO OLD

Word, you're never too old to do whatever you'd want to do. But if you remeber the first Lethal Weapon being in theaters, well you're old enough to count, and you may be shocked to know that it was released not ten or twelve but twentyfive years ago, on March 6, 1987.
The buddy-cop thriller not only cemented Mel Gibson's status as a household name after playing good-natured loose-canon Martin Riggs, but also created a social phenomenon still relevant to this day: "I'm getting too old for this shit." The catchphrase, said numerous times throughout the Lethal Weapon series by Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), has appeared in many movies over the last 25 years, often times in reference to the put-upon police detective himself.
To celebrate the legacy of the mighty duo Ben Craw put together a supercut mashup of movie characters uttering that line spoken most memorably by Danny Glover.
Happy Birthday detectives!


Featured films:
Lethal Weapon, The Hurt Locker, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Aces: Iron Eagle III, Unleashed, Vampire in Brooklyn, Frankie and Johnny, Showtime, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Stripes, The Art of War, Blade, Blame It on Rio, The Sure Thing, Death Proof, The Night Listener, For Colored Girls, Lethal Weapon 3, The Yakuza, Black Moon Rising, Racing Stripes, Ed Wood, Ladder 49, To Live and Die in L.A., Space Cowboys, In the Line of Fire, Father of the Bride Part II, Chain Reaction, Dreamcatcher, Entrapment, The Rock, Green Street Hooligans, The Prince of Tides, Flesh+Blood, Bull Durham, Robin Hood, The Sting, Rob Roy, Loaded Weapon 1, Beat Street, Elf, Nobody's Fool, North by Northwest, An Officer and a Gentleman, Flying Leathernecks, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, Wizards, Colors, Lethal Weapon 2, Out for Justice, The Ice Pirates, Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Maverick, Undercover Brother, Lethal Weapon 4, In the Loop, Death at a Funeral, The Freshman.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

CLOSE YOUR EYES


We're on a countdown for the Melbourne based producer Cosmo Black's Debut EP Break before you Bend, coming in April 2012. While dreaming about it you can grab the free preview track as long as the limited to one thousand download gift lasts.

Monday, March 26, 2012

ROCK LOBSTER

The social campains in Spain are taken quite seriously, and the ironic billboards made by Barcelona advertising agency JWT proofs it. The retro style of Daniel Gonzalez' illustrations makes quite a stinging contrast with such a contemporary issue as drugs smuggling.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

GUAC-A-MOTION


Avocado, toghether with olives, is the only fruit to contain monounsaturated fat, the same we find in foods such ad red meat, milk and nuts. Not only it's such a rich nature's output, but when transformed into guacamole it also gets delicious. The customization factor is what makes this simple recipe always fresh: the possible variations are virtually unlimited, depending on which kind of chilly we put into it (usually jalapeno), the ammount of tomato and onions and even its final texture.
We can all make our own guac, but i doubt anyone could ever make it like stop motion artist PES does.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

DRAGON LOVE

How good does it feel when you find someone with your same taste for something? Well usually it feels quite heart-warming, especially when 98% of the people around you are like from another planet.
Dramatically groovy arpeggios, uplifiting melodies and that retro drum that todays dubstep hipsters could never get: Dragon Suplex from Z├╝rich (Switzerland) are producing a lot of extraordinary dreamy synth tunes and a few classy house tracks to go along with it. No matter the genre, their sound is sublime, and it automatically brings out those early 80's feelings. Freaking awesome throwback videos top it up with extra flavour, here's their latest one featuring Ponch & John as special guest stars.




Tuesday, March 20, 2012

PERCHED ON A TREE

The eco-PERCH concept is based on Blue Forest's famous tree houses. It’s natural, organic geometry maximises the relationship between the inside space and the outdoor setting, ensuring the structure sits harmoniously within the landscape.
The building sleeps 4 people and is delivered, assembled and commissioned in approximately 5 days (subject to site preparation). The eco-PERCH design is flexible and can be adapted to suit your site where existing infrastructure is already in place. With options to assemble your building on the ground or in the treetops there are infinite possibilities for creating accommodation with a difference. To simplify the planning requirements the building has been designed to conform with the Caravan & Mobile Homes Act.




Sunday, March 18, 2012

CONCRETE CHANNELS

An action movie can't be labeled as a proper one without featuring at least one breath taking chase sequence.
One of my all time favourite is from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. John Connor gets on his furious 125cc and starts the run from the Trucker-1000, and then the gov'nor decides to spice it up by jumping in the mayhem via his chopper and shotgun giving to the spectator that overwhelming feeling called adrenaline rush.
Today, thanks to oddballanimations, we go back into the good old flood control channels, this time with more horse power and in a computer generated post-apocalyptic world. Fasten your seatbelts.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

HEROES OF SOUND #1 - MELLE MEL



Melvin Glover was the first rapper ever to call himself "MC" (Master of Ceremony). Other Furious Five members included his brother The Kidd Creole (Nathaniel Glover), Scorpio (Eddie Morris), Rahiem (Guy Todd Williams) & Cowboy (Keith Wiggins). While a member of the group, Cowboy created the term "hip-hop" while teasing a friend who had just joined the US Army, by scat singing the words "hip/hop/hip/hop" in a way that mimicked the rhythmic cadence of marching soldiers.
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five began recording for Enjoy Records and released "Superrappin'" in 1979. They later moved on to Sugarhill Records and were popular on the R&B charts with party songs, like "Freedom" and The Birthday Party". They released numerous singles, gaining a gold disc for "Freedom," and also toured. In 1982 Melle Mel began to turn to more socially aware subject matter, in particular the Reagan administration's economic (Reaganomics) and drug policies, and their effect on the black community. A song entitled "The Message" became an instant classic and one of the first glimmers of conscious hip-hop. Mel recorded a rap over session musician Duke Bootee's instrumental track "The Jungle". Some of Mel's lyrics on "The Message" were taken directly from "Supperrappin'". Other than Melle Mel, no members of the Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five actually appear on the record. Bootee also contributed vocals (Rahiem was to later lip-sync Bootee's parts in the music video). "The Message" went platinum in less than a month and went on to become arguably the greatest record in hip-hop history. It was the first hip-hop record ever to be added to the United States National Archive of Historic Recordings. Mel would also go on to write songs about struggling life in New York City ("New York, New York"), and making it through life in general ("Survival (The Message 2)"). Grandmaster Flash split from the group after contract disputes between Mele Mel and their promoter Sylvia Robinson in regard to royalties for "The Message". When Flash filed a lawsuit against Sugar Hill Records, their label, the factions of The Furious Five parted.
Mel became known as "Grandmaster Melle Mel" and the leader of the Furious Five. The group went on to produce the anti-drug song "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" (the unofficial music video starred up-and-coming actor Laurence Fishburne and was directed by then unknown film student Spike Lee). The record was falsely credited to "Grandmaster + Melle Mel" by Sugarhill Records in order to fool the public into thinking Grandmaster Flash had participated on the record. Mel then gained higher success appearing in the movie Beat Street, with a song based on the movie's title. He became the first rap artist ever to win a Grammy award for "Record of the Year" after performing a memorable rap on Chaka Khan's smash hit song "I Feel for You" which introduced hip-hop to the mainstream R&B audience. Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five had further hits with "Step Off", "Pump Me Up", "King of the Streets", "Jesse", and "Vice", the latter being released on the soundtrack to the TV show Miami Vice. "Jesse" was a highly political song which urged people to vote for then presidential candidate Jesse Jackson.
In 1988, after an almost 4 year layoff, Mel and Flash reunited and released the album "On The Strength", but with up-and-coming new school artists such as Eric B. & Rakim, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, and Big Daddy Kane dominating the hip-hop market, the album failed miserably. Mel performed with The King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew on "King Holiday" aimed at having Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday declared a national holiday. Mel also performed with Artists United Against Apartheid on the anti-apartheid song Sun City aimed at discouraging other artists from performing in South Africa until that government ended its policy of apartheid. Mel ended the decade by winning two more Grammy awards for his work on Quincy Jones "Back On The Block" & "Q - The Autobiography of Quincy Jones" albums...
source: wikipedia

Friday, March 16, 2012

NOW OR NEVER


We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and Home has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. For this purpose, Home needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit. Home has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.


Watch the full movie in the following languages:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

WONDERSOUND


Nick Bertke, better known as Pogo, records sounds from his favourite games and movies, and piece them together like a jigsaw puzzle to create completely new music.
The following piece of creativity, composed using chords and vocal samples recorded from the original Alice In Wonderland Disney cartoons, is worth much more than the 1.5 million dollars spent for the Tim Burton's movie. No doubt about it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

NEVER RUN OUT OF BATTERY!

Herr Styler sound like David Lynch going clubbing, or the power-duo that Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel never formed. Thank god.
Now for the first time the mighty electronic duo entered the world of soundtracks, and they did it in a quite unpredictable way with Cabine Of The Dead, an undead-themed short movie directed by Vincent Templement. The the subtitles together with the subtle irony makes it a perfect occasion to exercise your french.


The thing has already won a few awards:
- Best Short Movie at the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival
- Best Horror Short Movie at the Deep Fried Film Festival
- Jury Prize For Best Short Movie at Festival Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre

Monday, March 12, 2012

MAGIC DROPS


Markus Reugels is one of those persons who care about details.
His photography is mostly about macro shots and closeups, and with the "liquid art" project he unleash his passion for H2O. Water drops, water with soap, water with milk and so on.
Unfortunately our eyes can't see many things without help, but thanks to a highspeed sensor, the right light setup, some old school lenses and Mr.Reugels behind the camera the magic that lurks behind the most simple things suddently shows up.






Sunday, March 11, 2012

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR GROOVING

Victoria Christina Hesketh, better known by her stage name Little Boots, is one hell of an artist. Her stage name comes from a nickname given to her by a friend, a reference to her unusually small feet. As a musician, Boots sings and plays the piano, keyboards, synthesizer, Stylophone and a Japanese electronic instrument called Tenori-on.
Into the Future, her latest mixtape is such an high level selection of deep electronic vibes that you can only download it in wave format. Quality deserves quality.

INTO THE FUTURE mixtape by LittleBoots

Saturday, March 10, 2012

TRIPPING ON VINCENT

The classic post-impressionist painting by Vincent Van Gogh "Starry Night" underwent a digital transformation, thanks to Petro Vrellis, a Greek digital artist and electrical engineer, using the open source C++ openFrameworks. In this new, interactive version, you’ll see swirling patterns of color set in constant motion.
This is a pretty amazing way to rediscover an already incredible painting. We’d love to see more classic works of art updated in this fashion – then put into an iPad app for all of us to enjoy.

Friday, March 9, 2012

EXERCISE YOUR MIND


CFCF is the stage name of Canadian electronic musician Michael Silver. Based in Montreal, Silver took the name CFCF from the call sign of the city’s CFCF-TV.
His debut LP, ‘Continent’, was an impressive collage of vintage electronic textures evoking grandiose landscapes worthy of a Michael Mann film. ‘The River’, an EP based partly on Werner Herzog’s classic film Fitzcarraldo, deepened a growing obsession with conjuring far-away landscapes and voyages through a style which is at times melancholy, propulsive and ecstatic. Working in genres ranging from house and disco to ambient and new age to rap and R&B, and pulling influences from Peter Gabriel and Popol Vuh to Mr. Fingers and DJ Screw, CFCF’s music is at once versatile and far-reaching yet eminently listenable and recognizably pop, and always vivid.
Since these two releases Silver has stayed busy with a series of evolving mixtapes. ‘Do U Like Nightbus?’ explores the titular “genre” through his remixes of Aaliyah, Ciara and ‘Twin Peaks’, while ‘Reincarnation’ presents a dark mindmeld of exotic chants, pounding drums, R&B crooners and menacing dancefloors. As with his own music, you get the feeling you are embarking on a fantastic journey to an unknown destination.

For his new EP ‘Exercises’, out April 24th on Paper Bag Records, CFCF shows a different side of his palette with a series of subdued piano and synth based pieces. Pulling from influences like Philip Glass, Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Borden, among others, and using institutional architecture and 70s Canadiana as a framework, the EP has a distinctly 20th century feel.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

LET'S PLAY !


Everybody knows that the the Android Market is a joke compared to the Apple App Store. Today Google Play is out, and the things may change drastically very soon. Its the the new integrated destination for apps, books, movies, and music that replaces the old platform. Sync between devices will be automatic, developpers will be more in control of the publishing process and users will be happier.
For the launch of the new platform a lot of sweet stuff has been discondted to 0.49€. Candies like World of Goo, SoundHound, SwiftKey X, Dead Space, Sprinkle, N.O.V.A. 2, Shadowgun, Paper Camera and many more.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

FISHIOUSNESS

We often talk about sutenaible energy sources, but it's rare to think about the impact that what we choose to eat have on the environment.
Thanks to Portland's jewel Bamboosushi, the first certified sustainable sushi restaurant in the world, and his 7 months in the making video campaign, maybe the next we swallow a temaki we will be conscious about what we're actually doing.
All miniatures are 100% handcrafted.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

TAKE EARTH BACK !


Today, On March 6th 2012 the war for Earth begins.
Mass Effect 3, one of the most anticipated game of this year, plunges you into an all-out galactic war to take Earth back from a nearly unstoppable foe – and how you fight that war is entirely up to you.
Groundbreaking interactive storytelling drives the heart-pounding action in which each decision you make could have devastating and deadly consequences.
Flank enemies with your squad or take them down lone wolf. Use cover or go in guns blazing. Unleash tactical assaults from a distance or go toe-to-toe with enemies. The game will react to each decision you make as you play through a truly unique experience of your own creation.

Monday, March 5, 2012

SAY MY NAME AGAIN

In September, Ron Artest — the Lakers’ burly, quirky, unfailingly unpredictable forward — legally changed his name to Metta World Peace. The first name is a Buddhist term meaning “loving kindness.” The last name is self-explanatory.
“Give World Peace a chance,” read a Los Angeles Times headline a week after the name change was stamped as official.
This is, more or less, what Artest intended when he made the change: to make the public, unwittingly or consciously, seriously or in jest, consider the concept.

“If you look at a young kid and you tell them, would they love world peace? They would definitely tell you yeah,” he said Thursday after the Lakers’ shootaround. “But as we get older, we change and we adjust to our environment. And we don’t think about little things anymore. But kids love, they love other kids. They love world peace.”

Sunday, March 4, 2012

GLOWING STARS

The Chuck Taylor All Star is recognized around the world as a symbol of originality and self-expression.
The rubber-soled pioneers that put the ‘squeak’ in basketball have been an off-the-court favorite of rock stars and rebels for the past 60 years. And now, not only we can design our own pair selecting between a variety of custom combination and patterns, but we can even choose to make them glow in the dark. I'm sure it won't take long before we see these on the dancefloor.



Saturday, March 3, 2012

OUR LIVES WORTH FIGHTING FOR


Music is magic and that's a fact.
You know I never go personal on my posts, but with the last enchanting single by the multi talented Santigold it's simply impossible.
I've been far away from home in the last period, in places quite similar to the beautiful Jamaican landscapes you're about to see. After three months, when i came back home, it was snowing and all of a sudden, watching the snow flakes dancing in the air, it was so clear to me that there is much more in life than what i was used to.
Nowadays all i'm doing is stuggling to get it to the way i want it to be, or maybe i should say to the way it's meant to be.
The moody breakbeat, the ultra wise lirycs and the amazing video all toghether they just feel to me like a someone from above sent this thing down so i can be sure that what i'm doing is right.