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THANK YOU. Once again, society has perpetuated blaming the victim.  Chris Brown + Rihanna release a collaboration remix, and some dare to criticize Rihanna for this choice. Invalid.  It is Chris Brown’s responsibility to accordingly be remorseful, NOT Rihanna’s. The only person who should be met with negative feedback is Chris Brown.   If he had truly “learned form his mistake” (as he tweeted recently), then where is the action to raise awareness against domestic violence?  I am not beyond forgiveness; he simply has not shown any improvement nor remedied the situation. I really am disappointed in how much success Chris Brown is still able to achieve.  Yes, people deserve second chances—but to be fair Chris Brown already had a huge chunk of his dreams accomplished before the beating.  Is it too much to ask for that we do not support his music after the fact?  He could live a completely comfortable life without support from new music endeavors. Chris Brown would not be suffering if we protested his music… So my question is—How can society allow a person (let us even put gender aside, let us speak more generalized humanitarian respect issues) who critically injured another human being to continue to be such an influencer on our culture?  It is really, truly unfortunate.  This post probably is not written very clearly nor well, and I apologize for that.  I am a bit to emotional about this one to think clearly enough.

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WHO IS JEN LEE?

No really.  Gilt Groupe Home is selling these amazing screen prints today.  Anyone who wants to take me on an ethereal journey with their art is always applauded.  Google search does not satisfy me… I need more information on this celestial artist.  Someone get me in the loop.

Anyone else think these Swedes are making a comeback in the design world?  Don’t tell me I’ve been the only one experiencing whiplash on the road…!

Anyone else think these Swedes are making a comeback in the design world?  Don’t tell me I’ve been the only one experiencing whiplash on the road…!

SBTRKT

—Wildfire

And to augment the anticipation for HARD; here is a track that results from the musical genius of both SBTRTK and Little Dragon.  If the stars align, they will join each other at HARD and play this live…….. !

Click through for Hard 2012’s lineup.  
Artists I am most amped about (in alphabetical order):
Busy P
Chromeo
Crookers
Crystal Castles
M.I.A
LITTLE DRAGON (!!!!)
N.E.R.D
Peaches
Ratatat 
Sleigh Bells
Tiga
SBTRKT (!!!!!)
The addition of the following would make my heart stop:
Phantogram 
Kavinsky
M83
JJ
The Chemical Brothers
Freedomatik
$110 for all the amazing artists that will be there is incredible, though.  This music festival will rule the season—I’m hedging bets on this one.

Click through for Hard 2012’s lineup.  

Artists I am most amped about (in alphabetical order):

  • Busy P
  • Chromeo
  • Crookers
  • Crystal Castles
  • M.I.A
  • LITTLE DRAGON (!!!!)
  • N.E.R.D
  • Peaches
  • Ratatat 
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Tiga
  • SBTRKT (!!!!!)

The addition of the following would make my heart stop:

  • Phantogram 
  • Kavinsky
  • M83
  • JJ
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Freedomatik

$110 for all the amazing artists that will be there is incredible, though.  This music festival will rule the season—I’m hedging bets on this one.

If there were ever a luggage to so accurately encapsulate all the aspirations for my style taste, THIS IS THE ONE.

sophisticated

sleek

thoughtfully designed/intelligent

understated but still unique

high quality

surprising

playful yet mature

Vera Wang, I am most certainly delighted and shall tote this behind me in my dreams tonight.

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kingerikk asked: Hi there :) I just thought you'd find it interesting to know that the song (Off To The Races) is basically a personification of the character of Dolores Haze in the novel 'Lolita'. "Light of my life, fire in my loins" is actually in the first line of the book. Lana is very clever, I agree!

Oh, that’s really cool! I knew there was going to be more if I researched, but you did it for me! :)  I saw her at Amoeba records earlier this week and she has a PHENOMENAL voice.  It’s too bad all this bad press she’s getting surrounding her live performances… you can tell it is just her nerves.  Her persona in person is so different.  She comes off as very fragile and new.  Gorgeous though!

Love the lyrics of this song because they concisely conjure up such graphic symbols with modern references.  Clever.  My favorite examples are in bold below:

My old man is a bad man
But I can’t deny the way he holds my hand
And he grabs me, he has me by my heart
He doesn’t mind I have a Las Vegas past
He doesn’t mind I have a L.A crass way about me
He loves me with every beat of his cocaine heart

Swimming pool
Glimmering darling
White bikini off with my red nail polish
Watch me in the swimming pool
Bright blue ripples, you
Sitting sipping on your black crystal, oh yeah

Light of my life, fire in my loins
Be a good baby, do what I want
Light of my life, fire in my loins
Gimme them gold coins
Gimme them coins

And I’m off to the races, races
Up Bacardi chases
Chasing me all over town
Cause he knows i’m wasted,
Facing time again at Riker’s Island
And I won’t get out

Because I’m crazy, baby
I need you to come here and save me
I’m your little scarlet, starlet
Singing in the garden,
Kiss me on my open mouth
Ready for you

My old man is, a tough man
But he got a soul as sweet as blood red jam
And he shows me, he knows me every inch of my tar black soul
He doesn’t mind I have a flat broke down life
In fact he says he thinks it’s what he might like about me, admires me
The way I roll like a rolling stone

freshbite asked: Just on the drive Subject. All I can find is that they say they used the same line. I felt some of the movie felt allot more like Irreversible. For instance the head stomp scene I have only seen that scene demonstrated in that way in Irreversible also having the disorientating music constantly going. Just found out the director sought help from the director of irreversible just for that scene so I can defiantly see the influence there. (Drive is a better film then Irreversible)

I’ve never seen Irreversible!  I’ll have to watch it and get back to you on that.  Apparently Refn was really inspired by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Drive was a bit of a tribute to him.  I have “The Holy Mountain” by Jodorowsky but haven’t watched it yet.

So I was watching Drive, and noticed it had a strangely similar vibe to No Country For Old Men.  I was curious as to whether Nicolas Refn was inspired by No Country.  I perused numerous interviews of Refn and saw no reference.  WELL, look at the movie posters side by side.  Someone marketing the film definitely felt the two movies were similar, eh?  Sorry for the terrible picture quality; you probably cannot see that the tag lines are exactly the same! “There are no clean getaways.”

So I was watching Drive, and noticed it had a strangely similar vibe to No Country For Old Men.  I was curious as to whether Nicolas Refn was inspired by No Country.  I perused numerous interviews of Refn and saw no reference.  WELL, look at the movie posters side by side.  Someone marketing the film definitely felt the two movies were similar, eh?  Sorry for the terrible picture quality; you probably cannot see that the tag lines are exactly the same! “There are no clean getaways.”

The Audi creative team did a laudable job on this commercial.  Perhaps it lags a bit behind pop culture (their target audience has been mocking the Twilight movement for years now), but the boldness and humor pull it through.  What other luxury car brand has had the courage to break through the industry standard of the conservative, expensive, let’s say it—snore inducing, car commercial littered with shots of the automobile?  Additionally, the marketing team knew EXACTLY which feature of the vehicle to highlight.  The eyes (read:headlights) are certainly the window to the opportunity of success for Audi.  Shots of the vehicle are rare, yet after only a minute of video, the image of those two evil headlights is remembered for long afterward.  Great to watch? Check. Damn great at selling cars? I would definitely think so.

(Also some credit must be given to the exterior design team for giving the marketers such an amazing and innovative product to sell.)

(Source: youtube.com)

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