Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The beat of my heart's heart.

With so much vigor, vengeance, and emotion comes my expression of all that I believe in. Words can not describe but rather gasps of stolen breath is what I feel when I lay eyes on the finished project. Every single detail down to the smallest stitch is the equivalent to a pump of my heart. Feel my pulse this fall with the release of Underground Love Story. I have never been in love like this before.

The Conundrum of Cool

This months issue of BPM is like the handbook of every single young, progressive, "cool" kid in New York City. It is the hipsters survival guide that should be issued with every new apartment rental in Willamsburg, Brooklyn. My favorite is the article, Conundrum of Cool, if the author Amy Buesing does not hit it on the head then she comes as close as one can. She defines the "hipster" though an interesting explanation of origin, evaluation, and present state. If the aloof, tight pants wearing, trendy club kid/artist/"too cool for school" individual remains an enigma for you then this article shall help to untangle the debacle. Mystery solved!!!!
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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Téhéran Disco

After recently seeing the movie Persepolis, I downloaded the soundtrack. Listening to it while riding my bike makes me feel as if I am floating on a magical island filled with circus animals that are wearing tutus and playing musical instruments. It is sad, dramatic, strange, and happy all in one album. It is perfect for the wandering mind and probably not the best music for me to be listening to while riding my bike, but what is mortality in comparison to a magical bike ride? Here is one of my favorite scenes from the movie.

Lilies of the Field (1963)

Quite possibly one of my favorite films of all time. God, they don't make 'em like Sidney anymore! Even Oprahs in love. I am too!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I ♥ Cédric

Every Saturday morning I find myself being careful not to miss Cédric, a cartoon about the daily life of an 8 year french boy and his growing pains. He is in love with an Asian girl named Chen and he writes about his admiration for her (amongst other things) in his diary. His best comrade is his grandfather, PéPé, who helps Cédric through his trials with his parents and schoolmates. It is incredibly interesting and even as an adult I am entertained. It is funny how foreign children's cartoons seem to deal with more realistic issues like love, desire, and expression of emotion as opposed to American cartoons. Growing up I remember watching Belle and Sebastian, a classic anime adaptation based on a series of French novels by Cécile Aubry that aired on Nickelodeon. During that time it was one of the only cartoons centered around constant adventure full of love and pain. For me, it helped to illustrate a more realistic view of the world that was to come.

Belle & Sebastian