The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are easily one of my favorite contemporary bands. Their album Its Blitz caught my attention and it’s still in a heavy rotation to this day. And now they’ve released a new song/video combo that I’m really digging. Their new single, Mosquito may be some extended metaphor for the parasitic approach opportunists have when approaching those who have something of interest, be it talent or money. Orrrr it could just be a song based on simple observation of mosquito activity. In either regard, it’s creative as hell. And the video is simply amazing…like, literally, it’s simple, but I’m amazed at how much visually stimulating activity was established in such a restricted scene. Not to mention that the artwork for the song is extremely vibrant and eye-catching. Check the video out below…
Today must be the day of the retros. It was recently announced that Jordan Brand will be re-releasing the Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe” this May. I’m starting to lose count of how many times they’ve actually released this shoe, but it sells out every…single…time. It’s kind of like they’re printing money. Anyway, check for these to drop at your local Jordan Brand retailer May 25th.
We hope you take the time today, after you get yourself a little something from the Hot Rod Sale, to wish your mom a happy mother’s day and spend some time with her
even though this holiday may have been initiated as a marketing ploy for greetings card companies. It’s still important that you make your loved ones feel loved; just take Kristin Wiig’s SNL commercial for 1-800-FLOWERS.com for example
Here’s a little something for all of you photographers:
“With the resurgence in retro styling inspiring its design and pro-level specs driving its internal mechanics, the PEN E-P5 is Olympus’ latest Mirco Four Thirds Digital Camera making headlines across the industry.
It’s been almost two years since Olympus has released an upgrade to their E-P3 – which seems like a lifetime these days with the way technology changes – and they pretty much decided to go back to the drawing board with this one, reworking the control layout into one with a more traditional look as well as streamlining the custom functions.
Olympus also decided to integrate QR codes in with their Wi-Fi set-up instead of NFC, making connecting another device literally a snap, while also upgrading the AF system, the image-stabilization system, adding a tiltable touch screen, and a host of other photo goodies. Overall, the E-P5 looks nice and performs even better.”
Here’s the official trailer for a short film presented by Desillusion Magazine. This short is an installment in a series of shorts called This Is in which Desillusion presents icons from various aspects of the sub-cultures we’re all so fond of. Take a look at the trailer. It’s shot pretty well.
In time for Summer 2013, Nike SB releases the new Stefan Janoski SE “Velcro”. The usual lacing on the popular skate sneaker is replaced with two velcro straps. The white premium leather upper with matching crisp white outer sole is nicely complemented with a light brown leather lining.
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Skateboarding, LIFE opined in 1965, is “the most exhilarating and dangerous joyriding device this side of the hot rod. A two-foot piece of wood or plastic mounted on wheels, it yields to the skillful user the excitements of of skiing or surfing. To the unskilled it gives the effect of having stepped on a banana peel while dashing down the back stairs. It is also a menace to limb and even to life.”
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Based on the book of the same name by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s game is an epic science fiction tale starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.
Set in a future in which humanity mastered interplanetary spaceflight, an alien lifeform, dubbed buggers du to its insect-like appearance, is discovered, leading to two lengthy wars between earth and the alien race. In preparation for the inevitable return of the buggers, an elite training program is established to find exceptionally gifted children to fight off the oncoming threat.
The movie is slated for release on 1st of November 2013 in the US, and worldwide between 25th of October and 13. December 2013.