A recent discovery on Google video of NIN's "Broken" bootleg.. remember buying a shotty VHS copy of a video entitled “Broken” - thinking it was a live concert, I immediately put it in the VCR and watched it with my friends.
What we saw was the most disturbing piece of media I had witnessed.
You can thank me later…
Posted by Prolly on 9/26/2007 11:51:00 AM
I am really floored by this. Yesterday afternoon I clicked on my Curbed shortcut and began to scroll through the various real-estate coverage when I saw an ad for the Eater's review of a new houty-touty restaurant called Bobo. Immediately, I began snickering myself. I knew right away that the NYTime's very own David Brooks' novel "Bobos in Paradise" must be the reference. What these people don't realize is that the term bobo was and still is used in hip hop and rap as an adjective to describe something that's jenkie, ghetto or fake. Everyone remembers trying to fix your car with duct tape and having all your friends call it "bobo", or wearing "bobo-ass" sneakers to 4th grade. Well, along came David Brooks, having obviously never have heard the word before and decides to write a book about the blending of Bourgeios Bohemian urban yuppies. [Rich white people love making stupid catchy phrases out of local areas; i.e. SoHo, TriBeCa, DUMBO, ect] In reality, he's just getting a bunch of upper-class, UES house wives to use the word in daily conversation about the "trendy" or "hip" crowds and some fool decides to name his new brasserie after it. Keep it classy.
Posted by Prolly on 9/25/2007 09:21:00 AM
Saturday October 6th
TROUBLE & BASS XIII
Drop The Lime
Star Eyes (The Syrup Girls)
The Captain (Cut)
FREE Before 12 am
$3 After 12
345 Grand St. bet. Havemeyer & Marcy
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
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Posted by Prolly on 9/24/2007 09:47:00 PM
Probably the funniest shit since "Pharrell Cant Skate" and "Neither can Lupe"... Fujiwara's spotted a picture that recently surfaced on the net of the new "Fujiwara can't ride fixed" shirt and has written a response on his Honeyee blog.
Just kidding, this one's from dbox, the world-renown rendering firm. It's a nice clean image advertising the 3-story penthouse of the Frank Scary, I mean Gehry, IAC building on the West Side of Manhattan. Via the NY Times' slideshow
So Amanda works for MTV and Rhapsody as a senior graphic designer. One of her recent projects was to design the Justice after-party poster for the MTV VMAs. Everyone at MTV and Rhapsody loved it. They said it would be one of those posters that "will be ripped off the wall of the venue and taped up in various bedrooms afterwards"... Proof. Here's some pics from Redslurpee, one of the many party picture blogs that documented the afterparty. Check out this one in particular! Big ups girl!
Posted by Prolly on 9/18/2007 11:35:00 AM
To celebrate 100 years of Taxicabs in NYC, Portraits of Hope is sponsoring a series of vinyl decals to be placed on various cabs throughout the city. Children in New York have painted designs on the vinyl decals and they've already found their place on the trunks, hoods and rooftops of many yellow cabs. More information here
Posted by Prolly on 9/17/2007 04:17:00 PM
Alphabet, an exhibition showcasing hand-drawn lettering and experimental typography opens October 11th in New York City. Below are the details, as well as some of my favorites from the gallery. Alphabet: An Exhibition of Hand-Drawn Lettering and Experimental Typography EXHIBITION INFORMATION October 11 - 27, 2007 / The Cooper Union / New York, NY Hosted by The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography Houghton Gallery, 2nd Floor / School of Art 7 East 7th Street at 3rd Avenue / New York, NY / www.cooper.edu Opening reception: Thursday, October 11 / 6:00 - 8:00
Posted by Prolly on 9/17/2007 03:34:00 PM
The legendary Chupacabra of Texas / Mexico has been caught, says KENS-TV of Southern Texas, in the town of Cuero. Local lore speaks of an animal that sucks the blood out of livestock and causes great damage to farms throughout Mexico and Texas. The word Chupacabra means "goat-sucker" and while the picture of the beast doesn't look as gnar as the illustration below, the owner of the body is still putting its head on his wall!
Posted by Prolly on 9/14/2007 10:02:00 AM
Friday September 21st Cut Boys present... DJ's: The Legendary Man Parrish Larry Tee Blaqstarr Live Performance by Rye Rye Trouble & Bass DJ's $8 ADVANCED TICKETS $12 at the door 18+ at Studio B 259 Banker St. bet. Meserole + Calyer Brooklyn, NY Sponsored by: Mishka XLR8R Magazine
So I'm not going to sit here and say that I'm ahead of the curve, but I've been into Dubstep for quite sometime now. When Luca first started playing it at various parties, it immediately caught on with a bunch of kids. I try to explain it to a lot of people and it's really difficult to describe this fairly new genre. Well I just came across this video and it makes a lot of sense. Watch as the Dubstep Doc interviews all the heavy-hitters.
Please God, please get rid of all the cabs everyday! My commute took half the time and I went the whole ride without a death threat or a single horn being blown at me. Not to mention, drivers were actually giving me the lane. They practically handed it over like "here ya go, you have a tough commute, take this"... More info here on the Taxi strike.
Posted by Prolly on 9/05/2007 10:23:00 AM