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5.30.2008

let's see how long it takes for this to come down 




sigur ros & ryan mcginley collaboration resulting in indecipherable summertime fun. naked.

via notcot via shapeandcolour

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5.29.2008

25. sigh. 



Opening 6 - 8PM
Tisch School of the Arts
Gulf + Western Gallery
721 Broadway

Reception 10pm - 12am
Mansion
530 West 28th Street

RSVP - powerHouse@mansionnewyork.com


I'd go, 'cept Osman got me faced last night.

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5.28.2008

BYOJJ. 

i ain't exactly young nor am i just starting out. but i've started a
trend.

5.27.2008

my week. *makin' it rain edition* 

this was an eventful week. there was a huge birthday party (both for a friend, and for a bridge) complete with fireworks, and a big sunny national holiday. the theme of the friend's birthday party was 'bling it'. we got 'so much ice, we could freeze new york'. do the kids still say 'ice' in reference to 'bling'? actually, do the kids still say 'bling' in reference to 'bling'...?


the woman of the hour. smile, birt'day girl! you're on 'my week'. happy birthday!


the entourage.


more shiny shiny bling and a special guest appearance. by the way, don't go see the new indiana jones movie (even though this bling has a crystal skull on it). it'll put you in a grumpy mood.


so, you know when you go to those art parties in williamsburg, and there's absinthe being served, and everyone is trying to one-up each other with their outfits, and there's an obscure movie with subtitles being projected onto a sheet that serves as a backdrop? yeah, sure nick, who doesn't? well i bet you've never seen anyone talking in a back corner like nothing's going on while someone dressed in tights is doing the splits while suspended from the ceiling...


once they ran out of sober, andrew decided to escape. so we did. though none of us who attended the party remember leaving...


the telectroscope in dumbo. the biggest webcam screen in all of manhattan. i didn't actually look into it, as the line was an hour long, and i had places to go and sunshine to absorb.


after not looking through the telectroscope, i met up with aaRon and his little picnic garden party. we had lots of cheese, and delicious beer from his homeland, and we littered the grass with cherry pits. it was perfect.


i cheated on my williamsburg bridge this weekend. but it was brooklyn bridge's 125th birthday, so i think she'll understand. after the dumbo adventures, i rode across the birthday bridge to a wonderful little bbq on a roof in the LES, and thus ended the lovely long weekend.

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5.20.2008

my week. *i'm phoning this one in edition* 

typical week for a boy living in new york city. clouds and rain. seven year anniversary. lots of concerts. bad jokes that i just can't seem to stop. and gays can now get married in california.


feet at botanical gardens.


happy birthday, yiyi.


i've been missing me some swedes. so on tuesday, i got my swedish fix with lykke li at bowery.


cut copy at studio b. hope this doesn't get taken off this blog because of copyright infringement. hell, can hardly even tell who it is...


the cut copy fans.


the blacks at union pool.


karen had an opening at her store on friday, and ah, there it is: the ole' "cock in the pants" joke. never gets old.


speaking of jokes. hey, michael jackson, why don't you get the fuck out of my sun...soon. thanks.


this is rory. she's a black lab/rot mix, and she's my princess. she loves treats, and since she's so obedient, she gets a lot of them. i want a rory of my own. and she's our pet of the week.

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5.19.2008

FYI 




I've been meaning to post about my new guest blogging endeavor. For the past few weeks I have been writing show reviews for Ultragrrl's new website Almack's Dance Hall. Here is a review I did of the Dolly Parton show at Radio City. Che che che check it out!

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5.15.2008

California is gay gay gay. 



i'm here one day and look what happens...

thanks to these fine people (well, 4 of them anyway), gays can now marry in california, effective immediately. The Governator has even said he won't oppose the ruling. Looks like it's here to stay.

No doubt Jerry Falwell is turning over in his grave, on the exact one year anniversary of his death.

EVERYTHING IS FREE TODAY* 

*Well almost...



Free Iced Coffee at Dunkin Donuts (10am-10pm)



Free Chicken Sandwich at McDonald's (Times Unavailable)



Free Scoop at Hagen Daz stores (4pm-8pm)

5.13.2008

el volto 


FINE. i guess that bull didn't eat our map afterall.

(gracias sam3 y wooster collective)

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news to me 


now i can keep up with bad news all over the world!

Actually, quite a convenient site.

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"I work in the gap between art and life." 


RIP robert rauschenberg.

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5.12.2008

three women 



Groovy. Chemical Chords is due out in august. i heart stereolab.

5.09.2008

special disco? 


guess that means randy's always invited.

new party news from james murphy
on the DFA message board:
"ok, pat and i are starting a new party here in nyc. it's a dfa party, sure, somewhere between my old apt party (which was very fun) and the dfa parties at studio b. it's called special disco version and it'll have it's homebase at a new club my friend has in manhattan called 100 lafayette at, well, you guessed it, 100 lafayette street."

guess andrew WK didn't lose his edge. er, ever had one...

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rock me sexy jesus 

I saw this trailer for Hamlet 2 a few weeks back and it's still making me laugh, so I thought I would share.

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my apartment is gay gay gay 

9:30am, wednesday morning:






giant rainbow spotted over south america.
or... maybe i've just been listening to in ghost colours too much.

previously in weird shit at my apartment:
= floored.

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An ode to Alamo 



The Popcorn Cult did a little write up on our favorite movie house and showed off these amazing posters. I know you can buy some of them at mondotees, but none of the ones I really want. Come on Texas, where can I find them?

Big Brother 

The only real understanding I have of CCTV in Britan is through watching Torchwood and they use it to track down aliens. However, British band The Get Out Clause from Manchester have found a rather interesting use for CCTV. Unable to finance a music video they made use of CCTV and the Data Protection Act. After filming their video they requested all the footage from the government and stitched it together to make this.

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Get AMPED! 

I'm not sure which agency is behind the marketing for Amp energy drink, but they're GENIUS. Here's the latest installment from Amp:



and another Amp commercial featuring my best friend from back in the day:

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5.06.2008

just in time for mommy day 



Add your own at postcards from yo momma.

I know the Manskes must have a genius email waiting to be shared. And if only you could tape those 'conference' calls, Jac.



on a personal note, love you mom (memaw in texas)

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spend those baby bush rebates locally 

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myanmar 


KHIN MAUNG WIN / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

here are some ways you can help

"No word on how Madonna feels about all this." 


above quote and link to trevor brown artwork via pitchfork

yeah i'm lazy and nate's funny. so i just copied and pasted our email conversation. read from bottom to top for the full story, you know how to do.



On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 4:35 PM, Nathan Manske wrote:

haha, i was wondering about what you were talking about re: their t-shirt art. and here's the short story i found on it. i mean, obviously you know about it, but the email exchange is funny. and yeah, fuck em. their name is stolen from she-ra, also. here's a new name for em: hypocrystal castles.

(ed note: not to mention this)



On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 4:20 PM, jacquie osman wrote:

WOW that's ballsy of them considering they stole their t-shirt art



On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Nathan Manske wrote:

pwnd



On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 2:12 PM, nick manske wrote:

wow. So long, alice. I didn't like you and your adorable overbite, anyway.


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hopefully it'll look better in the dark 





ny mag checks out studio B's new "roof" bar

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tokion 


and yes, tobias funke will be speaking again.

chasin waterfalls 


man i can't wait.

but in the mean... time. don't miss take your time: olafur eliasson
on view at the MoMA and PS1 now.


previously
= no, hurry
= i spy

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your voice 


Santogold's new dubtastic track is not included on her new album, but you can grab it right here.

via free williamsburg

5.05.2008

happy cinco! 



(and happy early birthday lil!)

5.04.2008

Like you need another reason to vote next fall. 

According to Census statistics over the last 60 years, the incomes of middle-class families grew more than twice as fast under Democratic Presidents as they did under Republican ones.


AND the real incomes of working-poor families grew SIX TIMES as fast when Democrats held the White House.

5.02.2008

Stress. 



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