Monthly Archives: June 2009
I recently came across the photography work of Jaime Martínez, a photographer out of Mexico City. His photography is decent, but what really drew me in were his animated 3d Gifs. I’m not exactly sure how he is accomplishing them but I have a few ideas. This is definitely something that I would like to play around with once I have some free time, I guess it should probably be put on the list behind my furniture project (of which, is happening very soon). I did some googling to try and find some more examples, which I did, but Jaime’s were the most impressive in my opinion. If you find, or know of, any more good example, let me know in the comments. You can view Jaime’s portfolio with more examples at: BrightLightBrightLight.com
One of my favorite bands, The Sounds, have recently released their new album and I’m totally loving it. Not just because I’m attracted to Maja and her hot voice, but because it’s still the same amazing style of music they’re known for along with progression and adventure into new sounds. Their new album, Crossing the Rubicon, puts me into a good mood every time I listen to it, which has been a lot lately. I know The Sounds are one band that I’ll be extremely upset with myself if I don’t see them live before it’s too late. I’m pretty booked out for the next 2 months so I’m thinking I’ll deserve a little vacation come August, The Sounds in Sweden anyone?
I don’t know much about CocoRosie yet, other than what I’ve read on Wikipedia. But what I do know is they sound different than most the stuff I listen too, and I totally like it. So I thought I’d share them with you.
Sierra, the younger sister of CocoRosie, has also started another band with friend Matteah Baim called Metallic Falcons. Their album, Desert Doughnuts, was released by older sister’s label, Voodoo Eros Records. Again, different but definitely starting to grow on me.
The Sounds – My Lover
CocoRosie – Werewolf
Metallic Falcons – Airships
The Sounds – No One Sleeps When I’m Awake
Yesterday my friend Tyler Romes tweeted about the song Oh My God by Ida Maria. I gave the song a listen and instantly had to get her recently released (in the U.S.) album Fortress ‘Round My Heart. It’s all I listened to yesterday so I thought I’d go ahead and pass it along to all of you.
Another band that’s been taking up most of my listening time is Ghostland Observatory. They basically kept me sane during my 5 hour flight to and from Baltimore last week. Honestly, there are quite a few song of theirs that just don’t do it for me. But there are also many, many that really do. Hailing out of Austin, TX, the duo has had some great hits off of each of their three releases.
Ida Maria – Oh My God
Ida Maria – I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked
Ghostland Observatory – Best Won’t Do
Ghostland Observatory – The Band Marches On
I know I’ve been slacking at posting new blog articles, I’ve had a few that I’ve wanted to write but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Whether it’s because I’ve been super busy with other projects or just haven’t had the motivation to blog lately, i just haven’t gotten anything new posted. However, I just couldn’t ignore the new Ken Block Gymkhana Two Project: The Infomercial.
If you’ve never seen the first video of Ken Block’s Gymkhana Practice it’s definitely worth a watch. And now this new video takes it to a whole other level! The skill behind his driving is mind blowing and the cinematography is gorgeous! The infomercial was produced specifically to market Block’s first-ever Rally TeamWorks Collection. For more info on all this here are some links: