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Break Time Over?
Ok, ok so I’ve been away for quite some time and have finally started to edit the photos of our recent (August) Disney trip. We had tons of fun but boy was it HAWT. It seriously has us rethinking August trips to the motherland, heck just thinking of it now I’m sweatin’.
We still managed to have tons of fun and I took a more relaxed stance on this vacation, it was more about embracing and being in the moment of the magic. Our family loved the Animal Kingdom Resort (highly recommended) and definitely want to do again. Stay tuned for more Disney photo awesomes!

disneydsgn:

Break Time Over?

Ok, ok so I’ve been away for quite some time and have finally started to edit the photos of our recent (August) Disney trip. We had tons of fun but boy was it HAWT. It seriously has us rethinking August trips to the motherland, heck just thinking of it now I’m sweatin’.

We still managed to have tons of fun and I took a more relaxed stance on this vacation, it was more about embracing and being in the moment of the magic. Our family loved the Animal Kingdom Resort (highly recommended) and definitely want to do again. Stay tuned for more Disney photo awesomes!

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Gotham’s Gotham looks very Gothamy. Needs more gargoyles and shit, but otherwise is pretty great.

schwarbage:

Gotham’s Gotham looks very Gothamy. Needs more gargoyles and shit, but otherwise is pretty great.

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Should They Respect Your Music?


In recent news a Latin artist by the name of Daddy Yankee has been mentioned as negatively impacting the people of Puerto Rico, where his name and music was used to give an example of the deteriorating values in PR. A video (00:51) of doctor Gloria Ortiz yelling at a patient in Hospital Regional de Bayamón has gone viral because she mentioned that urban music like his is why the country is in ruins and will never get better because they listen to “garbage”, it obviously has gotten the attention of a great deal of people, this got me thinking about all the music that has been criticized over the years since man can probably remember. Every 10-15 years a music genre gets ostracized in some form and criticized because it doesn’t go according to what some deem as proper, spanning from jazz, rock’n roll, punk, Hip-Hop which has spoken about and related to real life always wants to be silenced. Now, due to the subject matter on a good deal of songs I can see why there are certain figures in society that would rather do without them, there is an incredible influence on the young with urban music both lower and higher class and a good deal of it is about partying, girls and drinking. While at the same time I think that there is way too much negativity attached to a broad range of music, I believe there still is viable platform to get messages across, are necessary and good to have people listen.


"Oigan a Daddy Yankee por eso este País es una porquería por escuchar a Daddy Yankee." "Listen to Daddy Yankee this is why this country is garbage because they listen to Daddy Yankee."

Boasting along with sex and violence sells no matter what genre and media an artists chooses to create in, ultimately I believe it’s up to parents if the listener is young or common sense as an adult to differentiate and know what’s for show. At the same time people continue to blame music, we as a society are also to blame for not teaching our kids better and paying attention to signs that may trigger negative effects in thought and actions. It’s very easy to blame everyone else but yourself and this is what I think Gloria Ortiz has done, never mind that she was speaking to a patient as if they were a drugged up criminal. Learn to respect music and others but at the same time don’t go on defense mode due to the views of some because all you want to talk about is ass and weed then get called a degenerate. This issue will probably never get resolved but can come to a certain understanding, from both society and artists alike so that everyone assumes certain responsibility.

Some of the music I listen to isn’t for the weak-eared and I can appreciate it for the raw content that it delivers, I just don’t have a problem switching over to something else if it’s not something that can be heard without headphones. While the ignorant blame others and the artists say “hey, I’m not just a thug”, I simply smile and keep it moving but felt a need to write this. There are never enough songs I can share with my kids and not feel like I have to keep my finger on the volume just in case they curse, it’s a constant guard and worry as a music loving parent. This is something that I do to stop inappropriate content but that can only go so far, what can we do collectively to remedy this? Teach our kids better.

Should they respect your music? Sure but don’t get mad if they don’t when you release an album full of songs that are full of disrespectful and carelessness. Just. keep. swimming.

Share a Coke with Lennon

Share a Coke with Lennon

Flying Lotus… YOU’RE DEAD!


One of the most prolific, prophetic, enlightened and enraged with visions beat masters shall unleash a cataclysmic fury of beats come Oct. (6/7) and we shall all weep with happiness and be better because of it. Am I lying? Nope, Am I exaggerating? Maybe… err nope. Flying Lotus shall own wallets, don’t say I didn’t guide you the right way but for now peep the trailer for the album. 


No Vacation For Murder Reading


Zilla Rocca has released his ‘No Vacation For Murder’ project and today it came in the mail with an awesome combo and surprise. This summer the Literary Don Rocca was sending random paperbacks and a poster along with the cd, I got You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming and it had two index cards full of words written in ‘65. How awesome is that? For some reason I love little random pieces of life like that and even better when it comes with great music. Peep the pics I took below after you give the album a listen.





Zorch! It’s Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band


The Flaming Lips is currently working on a tribute album (With a Little Help from My Fwends, Oct. 28) for The Beatles’ still amazing Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, they got a hold of the awesome Zorch group for a few tracks and this Reprised B-Side/Outtake is just as trippy. Quite a few people are on the track (6) and has a little more kick than we’re used to from Beatles songs but it’s all good and serves as a great example of the creativity birthed from the Liverpool bunch. Here’s to this track making the final cut!

Can everyone please take a little bit of time out their day and vote (Facebook/Twitter) for my homie +sean conley so that he can have his Skateboarding documentary produced at Talent House?
He will follow Korean native Wongyu and go to legendary skating spots while shedding light on the Korean skateboarding scene.

VOTE HERE: https://www.talenthouse.com/i/132/submission/127655/8a1e7052

Ras G ‘Looking for the Perfect Beat’ Preview


Ever want to be a fly on the wall listening to one of your favorite beatmakers created the goodness? I know I have and this might be the perfect way to analyze an artistic process that ends up with you zoning out or going nuts on a great beat. Looking for the Perfect Beat is an upcoming film based on the beat making scene in LA surrounding the Low End Theory Club. It”ll show an immersive view into the creative process of beatmakers such as Thundercat, the Gaslamp Killer, TOKiMONSTA, Jonwayne, Baths, Daedelus, Ras G, Teebs, D-Styles, edIT of the Glitch Mob, Astronautica, Free the Robots, and Matthewdavid. The film is being directed by Matthew F. Smith and produced by Daddy Kev of Low End Theory. For the location and date of the release see below and enjoy the Ras G preview!: 

Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles
Downtown Independent Theater
July 13 Sunday at 9PM

Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr.


I saw this yesterday on HBO and it was a fascinating documentary about the painter, his works, a tribute and how he thought about his own work and others. Robert De Niro Jr felt compelled to continue and try to show his fathers work because he felt it needed more eyes and to honor him at the same time.

It dealt with something important and a semi typical look into what an artist usually goes thru with their own works within his world. Often you will find an array of emotions and (personal) disappointments within an artist, it can be a thing of execution from the idea to whatever medium, self assurance or how well they’ve been accepted within the community of artists. We are an emotional bunch but it’s because some of us have an unapologetic and harsh opinion on our own works, that will never change and it’s something all artists have to cope with somehow. While maintaining sanity… well some of us do, there’s a thin line of acceptance when how good you think you are and listening to others praise your work collide. Most times I value what I think over anything that is said to me because I feel that if I’m not happy with it, I won’t show it and it’s not good enough for me to be proud of.

Now have those inner workings of constant self debate with how the world loves the next big or hot thing. It can work itself into your mind and wreck havoc if you’re not sure how to regain a level head. It doesn’t matter what your working on be it a painting, drawing, photography, project, music or performance, know that you are your biggest critic and it’s ok. Just remember to pat yourself in the back once in a while and recognize when you truly have something good going. You can’t grow as an artist if you cannot see beyond the mud.

You can find more information about the documentary here.

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Here’s another brilliant design from Ian Wilding a.k.a iwilding who has more work online at iwilding.com, iwilding.tumblr.com and iwilding.deviantart.com!

byway:

Here’s another brilliant design from Ian Wilding a.k.a iwilding who has more work online at iwilding.com, iwilding.tumblr.com and iwilding.deviantart.com!

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Sometimes google just throws random images at you.

cadillactica:

Sometimes google just throws random images at you.

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Generations Built x Forgotten


Here we have 2 periods of photography, 3 if you count this iPhone I used to take the shot. All three added important innovations to photography in general. 35mm film cameras revolutionized what was portability with quality, Polaroid’s made it fun and gratified the instant want to see printed photos, iPhones combined all of it and it’s easily shared. What has been popular now is how we are easily swayed to move onto the next “hot” thing. Everybody wants to be retro tho.

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There is only one god and his name is Death.

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