Been doing the normal rounds on the interwebs to get some inspirado.
First, you all should know that David Choe’s 10 year + documentary made by Harry Kim is currently availible online streaming someplace on the upperplayground site. i believe i was linked to it by the movies website. Google Dirty Hands or something.
Second, I stumbled upon a podcast by Stephen Powers on a website that had shutdown that i used to frequent. Search through the site at myloveforyou.typepad.com. Its probably down a bit or on the second page, but find it. Its a good listen. I love the part where he criticizes Banksy and says about him and his cohorts, “They never really had any ideas to begin with.”
That interview, reaffirming my sincere love for Espo, led me to search his name online and find out that we all missed the chance to see him show as close as St. Louis, which is a pretty damn cool city anyways. He did a show for White Flag Projects that was called, “The Church of the Open Tab.” It was a typically amazing idea by powers that highlights and remembers musical geniuses that died of the insanity and drug abuse typically found in conjuction with sheer artistic wonder.
Gotta love how he seems to be eager to use some spraypaint on the studio walls after the show had concluded. If you follow that flickr account back you will be disheartened at not only how the pieces seem to lack a color usage much different than that of one of his raincoats he made in years past, heavy yellows against black or visa versa are not my favorite, and the lack of crowd. No pictures of that exhibit show some kid in relative age and experience annoying the shit out of him after one to many Schlaflys. I wish I could have been that kid.
Just goes to show that even our heroes have a show that is more good idea than aesthetically pleasing as well as drastically underattended.
The blog wasnt working and I cant remember what else i was going to blog about, so i will be back with another post soon….
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So a couple weeks ago I see a music act on Jimmy Fallon I didn’t think too much of. Odd Future with Tyler the Creator… The guy was full of energy and put on a great show but the show was definitely secondary to the music in the performers eyes… or so it seemed.
The next day, my man Henry Daggs told me they were the future. He told me I should get ready to get sick of them because they will be everywhere soon. He said it was the new Wu-Tang, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Henry tells me about music all the time, and him being a musician, sometimes it seems that he is a bit too close to know what people are gonna like. I’m still not sure if I think everybody will like this shit, but I gotta say, it’s growing on me. DIY to the max, these little kids posses great tempo and really fucking good beats.
So Jake and myself have been pretty into the NBA this season, and with good reason. Multiple story lines have emerged that are completely unique to the time period, the trade deadline has been CRAZY, and with a lockout looming certain change is on the horizon with the salary cap.
Long story short, I got the fever.
When I say story lines unique to the times I am talking about the flood of superstars to larger markets and the trend of them also teaming up. This started years ago with Boston, continued with Miami, and is happening in New York. In each scenario you likewise see a star leave a smaller market for a larger one and in almost all scenarios you see the stars leave the midwest and travel east.
With this in mind and having had admired both Denver and Cleveland in large part because of proximity, I am glad to say the Oklahoma Thunder had gained the most over the last day.
In the face of a diaspora of stars to the east coast and larger markets, the Thunder are blossoming. Probably the best part of their success is the attitude of Kevin Durant….. He’s already signed an extension. The only real hole that you could say that the Thunder had was defense down low. Kendrick Perkins and his scowl change all that. Also added before the deadline was Nazr Mohammed who still averages around 10 points a game, is big, and has 6 fouls to give every night.
I have been telling you all year Jake that the Lakers will not make the NBA Finals. All they needed to come up against was team to make Bynum and Gasol look soft that also had an established scorer. Oklahoma is now THAT TEAM.
I’ll get to my predictions tomorrow but hopefully this helps you catch up what transpired with the Thunder today. I’m going to seed both conferences and attempt to predict EVERYTHING…