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shoulda woulda coulda art

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I am legitimately angry with myself over the fact that I never thought to make anything like this.  Shit, man.  Props to California artist Dave Muller for being the man.

-j

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jay z vs art

JAY

Two nights ago, Jay-Z participated in his own performance art “mashup” at Pace Gallery. Jay rapped “Picasso Baby“, a track off his recently released album, as a rotating cast of hand picked art “superstars” danced or stood in his presence. The hours long “performance”, or Kanye-West-esque music video filming featured the likes of Marina Abromavic and RoseLee Goldberg.

Jay, you’re some Renaissance Man entrepreneur, but be careful in certain waters; the art world is one in which to tread lightly…even across the Hudson.

READ MORE HERE.

-j

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el mac

Ok, this is probably overload now, buuttttt, my excitement for No Doubt’s new album Push and Shove just escalated as I found out that El Mac designed the album artwork.  It might be a tie over who is a bigger fan of his work: me or Gwen Stefani.  Anyway, I’m happy they made a connection because the result is so L.A. and is so awesome.  (As if it would be any different.)

-j

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dope

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be releasing 18 previously unreleased sides form the I’m With You sessions over the next few months.  Each of the songs will be available worldwide both digitally and on 7 inch vinyl.

Better get that vinyl because each of the nine seven-inches will feature cover artwork by Kelsey Brookes, and when combined together, form one larger piece of artwork.  A project that synthesizes the work of RHCP and Kelsey Brooks is the epitome of everything California.   So so so worth getting your hands on this album.

-j

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make art

I listen to songs as I work, but usually just as a background sound.  When I really listen to music and concentrate on the sound and lyrics, I find myself working to what I hear.  Nothing great ever comes of the result, but I’m always entertained when I look through my sketchbooks to find the pictures I made when I was listening to a certain song.  It’s a fusion between a stream-of-consciousness drawing and a picture book.  Somehow, I always figure out what song was the inspiration.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that this guy does the same.  Pretty neat.

-j

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northside

Festival director, Scott Stedman and his daughter introducing Beirut in 2011

No, not Weeeeest-side.  It’s the Northside Festival in Brooklyn!  This festival has been compared to SXSW, but like anything in NYC, it’s incomparable.  It’s a discovery festival about finding ‘what’s next.’  The festival chock full of artsy things; just check out the schedule of events:

MUSIC: June 14-17
ART: June 15-17
FILM: 18-21
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 14-15

Visit the Northside website for everything I can’t fit in this post.  Getting lost in the website is like getting lost in Brooklyn–you’ll always find that gem.  Expect the unexpected.

-j

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born to run

As a “Jersey Girl” I feel obliged to inform all of you that there is a pretty awesome exhibition up at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, showcasing the life of the great American (and Jersey native) songwriter Bruce Springsteen.  His music is more than just a Garden State soundtrack; he has voiced and continues to voice the struggles of America.  

“The American idea is a beautiful idea.  It needs to be preserved, served, protected and sung out.  Sung out.” -BS

Take a trip to Philly and swing by the National Constitution Center by September 3rd.  At the exhibit you’ll see almost everything significant from Bruce’s life: clothes, props, music, instruments.  Known to make random appearances himself, maybe you’ll even run into the guy! 

-j

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