Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Frickin 50s

I just got this awesome new book called Fun Fabrics of the 50s

I also love this International Pony Video but I hate 50s style interlude—I just wanna hear the song I showed up for. Their Mit Dir Album looks Ok but the older "I love Music" album is straight awesome all the way through. Thanks for putting me on them, Jen. Real friends are friends who show you good music.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

If I only had a brain!

Yo, yo, YO!
Do you be a graphic designer or close to it?
Well do this Tinspiration contest with Fossil. You could win $1000 (in ahem Fossil merchandise), get your tin put into production, and have an all expense paid trip for two to see the Fossil design studio. Due September 12!

I went to DTUT this afternoon trying really hard to come up with some killer design concepts and I think I know what direction I am gonna go in. But I still have alot of work to do. And I'm really tired cause I went to a pretty good party at Bed last night. And I took the train both ways and I didn't spend a dollar. They were playing some pretty righteous hip hop. How do I have time to do it all? I dont watch TV or sleep.

I just wanna dance!

When I go out at night (especially when I'm wearing my Chuck Taylors instead of heels) I pretty much just want to sweat all the stresses of my week away. I wanna dance hard because I wanna feel something. I want to party...with purpose!

Do you know who has the best events with a purpose in all of NYC for the past many years? Will Etundi. Most recently I unknowingly went to one of his "I heart Danger Parties" in the huge 3rd Ward building off the Montrose Stop and it was amazing. I didn't know whose party it was until I saw the flyer when I got there and it looked familliar so I did more research. Before he started this group he had another group called Complacent Nation and my sisters went to the final complacent nation party called One Night of Fire which started in the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge where a tug of war would decide if the party continued to Manahattan or Brooklyn (they had no permits) and moved on the F train to Coney Island. I kicked myself in the ass hard for not showing up to this one. This guy also did the Money Project where he dumped Two-Thousand in $1 bills on shoppers in Herald Square. Also does anyone remember the Cabaret Law thing that happened a few years back? I was in Georgia at the time but I remembered how stupid it was when my friends and family told me on the phone. Well, Complacent Nation had an outdoor party outside Mayor Bloombergs home! He is one of my personal heroes because he is a man of momentum.

Nelly Furtado - Live Cover of Gnarl's Barkley "Crazy"

Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stonger

Monday, August 28, 2006

Praise to A!

Another person who has a really cool blog taught me how to post MP3s today. In honor of him I will post these jammin sounds.

Dont Stop - The Brazilian Girls

Naked Drunk and Horny - Yellow Note Featuring Pukka

Bizzy Box - Danger/Doom featuring Cee Lo


If I could freelance design for just three companies they would definitely be the following.

Chandelier Creative
The Love Brigade
The Happy Corp

Of all the companies that I have met come across these three have the best most innovative design and the coolest staff and work envioronment.

Chandelier Creative has no work samples on their website. But they are made up of the staff of the late Suede Magazine. They are a small advertising design boutique located in an ll white interior right above Taj on 21st street. Their style is organic and artful and they have the best looking media kit I have ever seen. A black 2 ft high document box with their whimsical logo screened in white on the front. The whole thing is tied closed with a white silk ribbon and when you open this somber box it is lined with a hot pink damask print paper. An there work is slickly presented in a simple 2 ft high staple stitched book on matt stock. I have talked to them a few times and although they seemed to like me a union has never come to fruition.

The Love Brigade is a hot clothing line with an online boutique as well as a store in Williamsburg. Time out New York says, "They are medieval meets rock and roll". They are still a young company but they have a solidly established look and branding and they are making moves to sponsor a lot of bands. They are heavily music influenced and the hard working and dexterious principals are doing there best to make this company a future force to be reckoned with. I have been talking with them recently trying to get them to take me on for print collateral and designs to be screen printed on apparell.

The Happy Corp is awesome. These guys do anything and everything as long as it is fun. I dont know how they pay the rent on their 2 floor studio off of spring street. The look is kind of like college bachelor pad meets kool-aid acid test. The ominous glass door has a full cover decal in hot pink with just a smiley face on it. They light the place with chandelliers spraypainted in flourescent hues. The mood is nuts but they actually really hard and they represent some pretty cool clients. They are heavy into web development. I wanted to work with them on a project that promoting public breast-feeding but I think they went with someone else.


Last night I went out with this guy I met last week. He was one of the most attractive men I have ever met but unfortunately certifiably nuts. Although he initially came off to me polished and smoothe he had a terrible sordid past that haunted his present. His heroin addict mother abanded him at 4 at which point he bounced around with abusive foster parents and soon turned to crack dealing and gun-slinging. He was in Rikers by 13. Not to mention he was a complete zealot who argued that he didn't believe that the sun would ever turn into a supernova that would destroy the earth and that evolution was a farce. I tried to tell him that evolution didn't stop and that people are actually taller than they were 300 years ago. He said that the only way to prove that would be to have measured each and every person so I tried to explain that you just needed a census of height to find the mean and compare that with an appropriate mean of todays records—and people actually kept pretty good records 300 years ago. But he was too crazy to hear it. Not too mention he was a complete megalomaniac (probably to deal with his feelings of abondonment and inadequecy). Over dinner he also told me about a recent bout with chlymidia. At the end of the night he told me he wanted to have sex. O hell no. Dating sucks.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Boldish moves

Nublu Music Festival.

First and foremost I would really like to say that this event on labor day weekend should be pretty nice. Jesse from the Brazilian girls is performing. That guy from wax poetic and a bunch of other stuff.


The second thing I am thinking about is how I am in love with this guy that I don't even know. I meet guys all the time and I don't really feel anything. The first second I saw this guy at a bar I wanted to get to know him better and I really liked his smile. Not to mention he was tall, tan and tattooed. We had an amazing, sensual, SEXLESS night that I can't get out of my head. This was over two weeks ago.


Tomer Hanuka is this really ill illustrator in Brooklyn. His digital coloring is some of the best that I have ever seen. He makes great use of limited palettes and his sense of color is sharp and vibrant. Not to mention he can draw like its going out of style.


Saturday, August 26, 2006

Free Street Meat

Last night I actually talked the street meat vendor into giving me a free one. I had just come from the trés chic guest list only spt. The Pink Elephant . For being one of those stuck-up spots it was actually pretty fun. They played some pretty bumpin house music and at the pinnacles of key songs thay had a big horn they blared which surged your adrenaline and sounded vaguely like an elephant. I was also amazed at the number of bus boys and sweepers running around. So the club always appeared clean and tidy. This is the kind of place where it is ok to dance with someone elses girl and stand on the expensive furniture. Oh and they have a snow machine! And it comes down about once an hour but the snaow is so fine it is like snow molecules.


Tonight my friend, Ed is having his 31st birthday party at KEYBAR 13th between 1st and A. They are really good friends of mine and winners of City Search's Best Signature Drink 2005 . This is a bar everyone should check out because they have 2 for 1 drinks every day from 6 - 10.

Also tonight: Launch of the new SweetSpot party at the Millionaires Club - 83 Worth Street between Broadway and Church.
-House, Mixed, Hip Hop, Reggae, 80's Music, Pop, International

Best part about this is that rumor has it there will be a musical performance by the only NYC legend you can see every night of the week, Jean Claude the Funky Pirate . I am a pretty good aquaintance of his and I have never seen him without at least a tri-corned hat.


Friday, August 11, 2006

Look ma! I'm bloggin!

So I guess I am making a blog. I wanted one but I really wasn't too sure what to do with it. So here, I will copy a recent MySpace survey I did until I can figure out what I am gonna do here.


Get down with a survey because you have nothing better to do
Body: 1. First thing you did this morning?
Went to the फ्रीज I got food!

2. Last thing you ate?
Salami Slivers

3. Is your cell phone a piece of crap?
My cell phone is the bomb. It blows up everytime that I drop it.

4. What's something you look forward to in the next 7 days?
Im gonna be unproductive with my sister on Sunday. We are gonna eat and drink like Bacchus.

5. What's annoying you right now?
Where I live. I want to move.

6. What's the last movie you saw in theatre?
Pirates of the Caribbean.

7. Do you believe in long distance relationships?
I have one friend who lives in LA and is seeing this guy in New york State. I दोन't know how she does it.

8. Is there someone on your mind right now?
I got my mind on my money and my money on my mind,.

9. Where is the last place you went?
Went to 89th Street to get my eyebows threaded.

10. Who is the last person you called?
Peter Kuper in Mexico.

11. Do you look more like your mom or dad?
My father. O the shame.

12. Do you have any siblings?
I have enough!

13. Do you smile often?
I smile all day .

14. Do you think that someone is thinking about you right now?

15. Choose one to have (love, beauty, creativity)?
I'm gonna से the drive to get that creativity done, even when you are running on Empty.

16. Do you wish on stars?
O No.

17. Do you untie your shoes every time you take them off?
No. I think all my shoes have been tied once.

18. What is the most disgusting food you've ever eaten?
Steamed baby doo drizzled over mucus pilaf.

19. Would you kill someone?
Maybe if they hurt my cat।

20. When did you last cry?
नो आईडिया.

21. Do you like your handwriting?
It is the best handwriting, ever. A fine blend of "declaration of indepence" and "penitentary pen-pal request"

22. Are you a friendly person?
नोट रेअल्ली.

24. Whose bed did you sleep in last night?
माय ओवन.

25. What color shirt are you wearing?
नो shirt.

26. Do you have any pets?
I'd like to think of them as friends without back-talk.

27. What is the color of your bed sheet?

28. I can't wait till?
This survey is over.

29. When is the last time you saw your mom?
Almost a month.

30. Is tom on your friends list?
Yeah, but he aint on the top 8

31. Have u ever been in love?
So foolish.

32. Ever cried yourself to sleep?
Not really. I might be too afraid to get my hair wet.

33. Ever cried on your friends shoulder?
Uh huh.

34. Is there a song that makes you cry?
Yo. Whoever wrote this survey has some issues. All they care about is who else is crying. You need to move on girl-friend. If I had ever wrote a survey it would include some good questions like these.

Which friend is the "best dancer"
What flavor of capri-sun is the tastiest?
When was the last time you took a shower?
Fantasy weekend run-away in driving distance?
Last performer you paid to go see?

35. Are you a normally happy person?
Blah blah blah. Im a happy.

36. Is your self-esteem extremely low?
Im the mother-freakin shit.

37. What color are your eyes?
पूपिए colored.

38. Is your hair long or short?
Long enough to make my neck sweat in the basement of a mexican night club.

39. Are you looking for a relationship now?
Lets say "arrangement". Yes, I am looking for an "arrangement".

40. Are you ticklish?
Who told you, that. Lies, I say.