Lots of Things Like This 

opening Wednesday at apex art

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dance bitches! 

Mister David Crizzab has a little something to do with this.


So Eightes 

Now that Kat is in Thailand it's up to the internets to bring the mix tape back to life. Let's see some contributions peeps.

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practice, alice 

everybody's doing it,
so i had to post some crystal castles news too. apparently their S/T album is officially out, which i totally knew because i had definitely not already downloaded it illegally. and they're all recovered from car wrecks and broken ribs and south by southwest and bbq ribs, and are back in town to play a couple shows. ow owww. i know nick's excited cause it's been worked into all his chat statuses for the last 2 weeks.

the photos above are from their official sxsw showcase at emo's (march 08) and are not enhanced by any drug use (unless you count sparks.) the photos below are old school, from their halloween show at annex (oct 06).

and are not enhanced by use of spidey sense...

the force...

or 3D glasses (nice try manskes)

|| TOMORROW crystal castles hype up the merc lounge @ a very sold out FRICTION show,
with health, team robespierre, apache beat.

|| TONIGHT crystal castles @ studio B. with health & esque.

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stroke of insight 

i've seen this amazing, inspiring TED lecture at a couple different sites, and finally watched it. it's 18 minutes long, but worth your time. A brain scientist has a massive stroke and experiences it in a way only a brain scientist can.

(source, of course, towleroad.)


All Points West 

It's not too early to be blogging about the
All Points West music and art festival in August, because well, tickets are already on sale, and with a line-up like this, you better hurry up and buy.


in newer news 

nyMph 08. can anyone understand how the tickets work? or is that just for panels?
mattalow let's do this.

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Because it made kids cry, Warner Bros has decided that Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are needs to be taken back to the drawing board, not only to be re-shot but possibly re-written as well, without Dave Eggers.

(old news, i know, but i hadn't read the full story.)

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Animals of Iraq 

today marks the five-year anniversary of the war in iraq. since that first day of the 'shock and awe' campaign (remember how cool that sounded? i couldn't wait for the video game), almost 4,000 troops have been killed, $500 billion has been spent, countless political careers have been ruined, and some damn good art has been produced. in honor of this wonderful anniversary, i feel that it is fitting to finally present, the award winning:

beautifully drawn by nick manske, and designed with the utmost precision by josh webman, this coloring book is the must have of the season. it works great in any situation! strategically place it on a coffee table in your williamsburg loft to spark up a heated, cocaine fueled political debate. stow it in the glove box of your hybrid suv and keep the kids busy on those long rides to grandma's house. hang enlarged individual colored copies above the mantle at your ski lodge, just below the deer head. or even serve as party favors at your next caucus.

on sale now at www.nickmanske.com. order today with pay pal! or you can buy a copy at the hippest bookstore in the entire world, spoonbill & sugartown, on bedford avenue!

and i'd like to send out a huge thanks to my friends here at 'lets-do-this'. it couldn't have happened without you guys. THANK YOU!! of course there will be a release party as well. i'll be emailing the details as they develop. stay tuned!

here's some recent praise:

"one of the most important pieces of art. ever." - new york times coloring book review.

"a despicable, vile piece of left wing propaganda is what it is." - rush limbaugh.

"if it wasn't for me, and this american fight on terror, beautiful art like this wouldn't be curated. i like to think of my self as a pro-curator of art." - george w. bush.

"...this could put bear sterns back on the map." - the wall street journal

"if everyone used organic crayons instead of oil paint, we could reduce global warming by .000000000021% by 2376." - al gore

"this is the best piece of art you'll ever wrap your lips around." - some mc at bar-b-q block party, june '05.

"stop the war. send the troops home. save the animals. buy my coloring book." - nick manske

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me encanta cut copy 

(y me gusta el guincho)

if you have tickets to this tonight, you are lucky lucky lucky:
Mar 17 - Mercury Lounge w/ Cut Copy, Holy Ghost, El Guincho, The Fashion SOLD OUT!

if you do not have tickets to that, you should be buying tickets to this (*cough* elisa *cough*):
May 13 - HighLine Ballroom presents Black Kids, Cut Copy, Mobius Band
at Studio B

and if i'm not still in a salt lick coma tomorrow, i might try to catch this:
Mar 18 - Other Music Party at Union Pool - El Guincho, FREE SHOW!! Brooklyn, New York

(el guincho dates via brooklyn vegan)

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Attention Will Arnett fans: haha, ew. 


Bring your glasses. 

Brilliant music video directors Encyclopedia Pictura (grizzly bear, zion i) are showing their new work for Bjork at Deitch Studios in L.I.C.. Presented in 3-D!

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my week. *colored edition* 

team freelance is back in business. on thursday we went to the moma to see the design show previously posted about. it was interesting to see all of the conceptual products and designs. and if half of the exhibit goes into production, we're going to be living in a weird world where children will have pet skin and babies will be vaccinated by playing with teddy bears filled with germs. and MONSTERS! be sure to scroll down and click on the link. it's really cool, and you can see the entire exhibit online.

then we stopped by the color chart exhibit on the way out. i wouldn't have been able to see it, as it's not open to just anybody yet, but luckily jacquie was a vip (ok, i'm embellishing, she's a member). thanks, osman.

nate had a friend in town last week. and on friday they went to the biergarten here in williamsburg. i met up later, but right when i got there, nate decided he wanted to go home.

the moma had the 'color chart' opening party on saturday, and according to matthewlow.com, it was the hottest ticket on craigslist. being the hottest ticket in the city, of course aaRon had tix. and being that aaRon is super awesome, he provided tickets for matthewlow.com and myself. they asked all party goers to wear our most vibrant colors, so naturally we all wore black.

continuing on, but staying with the color theme, we went to see everybody's second-favorite group of swedes, lo-fi fnk at highline ballroom. they were awesome, and colorful.

on sunday, nate and i accidentally uncled again. whoops. that's right, our brother, patrick and his lovely wife, jamie are going to have a baby! and they're just thrilled. we found out while in the theater watching the lighthearted 'no country for old men'. pat's text, and i quote, "i'm a little nervous, but it should be fun, get ready world, for number one. yep, we're preggo." now, imagine reading that text as javier bardem lurks through another hotel with that fucking silenced shotgun. nate, turn off your goddamm cell phone.

we move on to monday, and sarah lewitinn had a karaoke book release party at angels 'n kings. the most colorful character of all, andrew, did a sexy rendition of george michael's 'faith'. he almost won, but lost out to someone doing bon jovi's 'livin' on a prayer'. a real crowd pleaser. here's andrew interacting with the crowd. if you were up front, you might've been lucky enough to have your neck licked...

sarah with her heart aglow, looks lovely, and she played their favorite closer, 'farewell and good night'. at least i think that's the name of the song. anyway, thanks for the party!

did anyone get a glimpse of the person that stole my ipod? about how tall was he/she? what were they wearing? could you pick them out of a lineup? mother fucker, i hope you die a slow and painful death after my ipod explodes in your pocket and blows off your bal...er...um... oh well, guess i'll have to go get an iphone now.

and in a final, colorful note, stay tuned for the release of a certain coloring book...


If you're hitting SXSW 

...see if you can fit in a viewing of the Reel Shorts 3 at Alamo Lamar 2, where you can catch "Closing Night," starring my favorite little sister, Jessie Tilton.

It's showing on the 9th, the 11th, and the 14th. Now you can say you knew her when.


gondryx2 la--->nyc 4 min 

via gridskipper

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