After studying music production, making music for several years (trust me, you’ve never heard it), booking tours, and doing scant engineering work here and there, I wet my toes in the world of music journalism for about two months, working as an intern for a startup music magazine a few years ago. It was a supremely messy operation and definitely not the field for me, but I did take away two things: First, live event photography is fun; second, and more relevant to this post, how to stay ahead of music so that you look cool when your friends are talking about music. Oh, and also so that you can listen to a vast diversity of bands and enjoy yourself doing so.
The internet makes it easy (thanks, internet!), because there are a few extremely thorough release calendars, a few of which are accompanied by reviews. My favorites, in order, are: Keep reading »
MEGA cool: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is going to be exhibiting the armor from “Game of Thrones” next month with an accompanying talk on arms and armaments featuring the series’ costume designer, Michele Clapton. She’ll be joined by post-minimalist artist Miya Ando and the Met’s curator in Arms and Armor, Pierre Terjanian.
(Have I mentioned before that a suit of armor belonging to an ancestor of mine is in the Met? Once upon a time the Viponds were barons; now we’re, y’know, writers. Well, anyway.) Keep reading »
Do you guys remember that viral video “First Kiss,” and how it turned out that yeah, the participants were strangers, but they were also actors and performers, and the video was also a clothing advertisement? I feel like this new video for “Who Do You Love” from electronic musician Kindness, featuring Robyn, is sort of karmic recompense for that.
Kindness explained the video concept for Pitchfork:
“This video and this song is about people and connection, and how you can identify who you are by those you love. Those people say a hell of a lot about you. Daniel’s idea was a series of portraits of our closest friends and family—in a way, the most revealing portraits of us possible.”
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When we walked out of the theater after seeing “Interstellar” this weekend, the first thing my mom said was, “OK, you’re going to have to explain that whole movie to me.” She enjoyed the movie, and understood the science, but the logistics of the plot got lost in a wormhole somewhere.
Thank goodness for designers! If, like my mom, you lost track of who was where when and why, designer Dogan Can Gundogdu (of Turkish design firm Frametale, which works with film production houses to create destruction sequences — can I have this job?) has created a streamlined, easy-to-read timeline illustrating the plot of “Interstellar.” Spoilers ahead, obviously. Keep reading »
Above, the new music video from Playz-N-Skillz, featuring featuring Redfoo, Lil Jon and Enertia McFly, for the song “Literally, I Can’t.” Watch and then let’s digest together, after the jump… Keep reading »
Were you disturbed the first time you watched “Se7en” in a way that haunts you to this day? Fear not! Dorkly is here to Men-In-Black your memory of the movie and replace it with happiness. In addition to this wonderful video adaptation of the film’s ending, they also have a comic version (with bonus “Empire Strikes Back” and “There Will Be Blood” nicer-interpretations). John Doe just wanted to show he cared! Love is in the baaahhhhhx, Mills! Love!
Now imagine this ending tacked onto the rest of the movie and rate your cognitive dissonance on a scale of 1-100. I’m at about 60, personally. [Dorkly (1), (2)]
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