29 January 2010

Charlotte Gainsbourg IRM, cop it today!

IRM is the third studio album by French electronic pop singer Charlotte Gainsbourg, with all songs written and produced by Beck except Le Chat Du Café Des Artistes written by Jean-Pierre Ferland. The album title was inspired by the sound of a MRI Scanner. [2] The title track was released as a free download on 9 October 2009.[3] The lead single is "Heaven Can Wait", a duet with Beck, and was released on 2 November. The music video for "Heaven Can Wait" was directed by Keith Schofield and was released on 19 November 2009.[4] The video for "Heaven Can Wait" was named one of the Top 20 best music videos of 2009 by Spin Magazine[5].

25 January 2010

...sometimes the missing ingredient is love.

The Ramen Girl
Also Known As : Râmen gâru (Japan)

Abby(Brittany Murphy) four years out of college, an aimless child of privilege, comes to Tokyo to be with her boyfriend, who promptly leaves for Osaka. She wants to stay in Tokyo in hopes he'll come back to her, but she's miserable: she speaks little Japanese and has a dull job as a law-firm gopher. She stumbles into the neighborhood ramen shop operated by the aging master chef Maezumi and his wife Reiko. His soup cheers Abby, so she decides to apprentice herself to him. He's uninterested, she's insistent, so he shouts at her and gives her all the cleaning to do. Weeks go by; she's persistent. Will he ever actually teach her to cook? And if he does, will she bring the requisite spirit to the job? Written by {jhailey@hotmail.com}

17 January 2010

R Je rêve avait

- a Lagerfeld Fashion Opus feat. Lily Allen

plus chanel

Oh my my my...

14 January 2010

You can go with this Or you can go with that

Walk without rhythm, it won't attract the worm
Walk without rhythm, and it won't attract the worm
Walk without rhythm, and it won't attract the worm
if you walk without rhythm (uh), you never learn, yeah

Don't be shocked by the tone of my voice
Check out my new weapon, weapon of choice

12 January 2010

"Play for Keeps Opening a Complete Success!"

...from the very beginning the public's reception to the show was amazing, and the room filled quickly! for almost four hours the tribute gallery was packed wall to wall. though i did spend a good chunk of time pouring beer (generously donated by our friends at ninkasi brewing) and leveling pieces that were gently jostled by the lively crowd, i managed to have a number of wonderful conversations with people about art, curation and the tribute gallery.

11 January 2010

George Clooney...like totally.

Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and co-written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner. It is a film adaptation of the 2001 novel Up in the Air, written by Walter Kirn. The story is about a corporate downsizer and his travels. It follows his isolated life and philosophies along with the people that he meets along the way.

George Clooney plays Ryan Bingham, a man who makes his living traveling to workplaces around the country and conducting employee layoffs for bosses too cowardly to do it themselves. Walter Kirn stated in the film's press notes: "Ryan is like a masseur who comes in and sort of rubs your shoulders while rolling your desk chair into the elevator." Ryan also delivers motivational speeches, using the analogy "What's In Your Backpack?" to extoll the virtues of a life free of relationships with people and things. He relishes the comfort of anonymity during his perpetual travels. Ryan's personal goal for his life is to achieve 10 million frequent flyer miles. While traveling, he meets another frequent flyer named Alex (Vera Farmiga) and they begin a casual relationship.

Out of Sight is a 1998 Academy Award-nominated movie directed by Steven Soderbergh and based on the novel of the same name byElmore Leonard. It was the first of several collaborations between Soderbergh and star George Clooney. The film was released on June 26, 1998. It was nominated for two Academy Awards (adapted screenplay and editing). It won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best screenplayand the National Society of Film Critics awards for best film, screenplay, and director. It led to a spinoff TV series, Karen Sisco.

The story revolves around the relationship between a career bank robber, Jack Foley (George Clooney), and a U.S. Marshal, Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez). They are forced to share her car trunk during Foley's escape from a Florida prison. After he completes his getaway, Sisco chases Foley while he and his friends - his right-hand man, Buddy (Ving Rhames) and Glenn (Steve Zahn) - work their way north toBloomfield Hills, a wealthy northern suburb of Detroit. There they plan to pay a visit to shady businessman Ripley (Albert Brooks), who foolishly bragged to them years before about a diamond stash at his mansion. But a vicious criminal (Don Cheadle) who also spent time in jail with Jack and Ripley, is planning on hitting up Ripley's mansion with his crew (consisting of Keith Loneker and Isaiah Washington) as well. The question of whether Sisco is really pursuing Foley to arrest him or for love adds to "the fun" Foley claims they are having.

09 January 2010

enjoy james jean

Jean finally committed himself to pursuing a fine art career full-time in 2008, the result of which is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous body of sophisticated visions highly influenced by classical Chinese and Japanese aesthetics the likes of which many established artists could only imagine creating at their peak. Like a young Mark Ryden—an obvious spiritual and aesthetic forebear to Jean—who forever eschewed his lucrative career in commercial art in the early 1990s in pursuit of fine art glory, 30-year-old Jean has all the raw chops, vision, and technical prowess to officially assume the mantle of the bona fide “Next Big Thing.” Undoubtedly, intuitive collectors who weren’t laid bare by recent economic catastrophes and got their hands on a masterpiece from this show will be retiring on the profits made when these works change hands at astronomical prices in years to come.


07 January 2010

Sign “☮” the Times

Sign o' the Times (stylized as Sign “☮” the Times) is a studio album by musician Prince, released March 31, 1987 on the Paisley Park record label. The album is the follow up to Parade (1986), and Prince's first "solo" album following his departure from The Revolution; the symbol between the quotes is a peace sign. Sign “☮” the Times features lyrical themes such as the depressing state of the world in the title track, gender identity/androgyny in "If I Was Your Girlfriend", party funk in "Housequake", sexual lust in "It", and spiritual enlightenment in "The Cross".

The double album was a synthesis of three projects from 1986, including some work with The Revolution. The bulk of the tracks originate from the final Revolution project known as Dream Factory and a later solo project called Camille. These projects, along with some other songs, merged into a 22-track, 3-LP opus called Crystal Ball. Prince's record company, Warner Bros. Records, balked at the idea of a 3-LP album, considering the lukewarm performance of Parade, and Prince's second film, Under the Cherry Moon, and forced Prince to trim the album down.

The album yielded three top-ten hits, the most from Prince since Purple Rain (1984). Though selling modestly, somewhat akin to Parade, Sign “☮” the Times was almost universally applauded by critics and has been cited as his greatest work. In 1989, Time Out magazine ranked it as the greatest album of all time. It was ranked #16 on the New Musical Express list of the All Time Top 100 Albums, 3rd in Hot Press magazine's list of the 100 Best Albums of All Time, and #35 on VH1's 100 Greatest Albums. The album was also placed 8th on Nieuwe Revu's Top 100 Albums of All Time. The Times listed Sign “☮” the Times as the 29th greatest album of all time.[1] In 2003, the album was ranked number 93 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[2]