Posts Tagged ‘art’

Maurice White….RIP.

Mon ,15/02/2016

Yet another of the truly great ones has passed. 2016 is turning out to be a tough year for music fans. Ever since hearing ‘Fantasy’ back in junior high, i’ve liked EWF, but never more than now as the years go by. And MW said himself that he wanted their music to be an inspiration to others. To me personally, he succeeded way beyond what he may have meant. The words, the music – it all WORKS, period.

As Orlando Jones said in Drumline – ‘in the beginning, there was Earth, there was Wind, and there was Fire.’ RIP.

Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dead at 74

this one is actually 3 parts – Steve Harvey hits it right on the head:


Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of the World

Tue ,06/10/2015

So I finally managed to go see this, the last day of Chiho Aoshima‘s exhibit at the Seattle Asian Art Museum this past Sunday. While it wasn’t a big exhibit – it was very, very cool. The highlight is the *huge* screened animation in the back auditorium – TAKAAMANOHARA. It’s so big you can’t see everything going on at the same time – you have to look back and forth, I suspect it would take many viewings to begin to keep it all straight. way cool! While the film below paints her as somewhat bleak in outlook, her art is intricate and amazing. Looking forward to her next exhibit in Seattle!

Other voices:
The Stranger
An earlier animation – “City Glow
A review of an earlier exhibit in Catalonia at the Fundacio Miro.



Tue ,23/06/2015

for some reason their songs have been going through my head lately – interesting article. I was really into this band back in the day….this concert clip is kinda weird – they rarely played much live and despite their sound being heavy on keys, there aren’t any on stage? Must be playing to recordings – certainly have enough percussion guys though!

The Power Of Propaganda: A Secret Wish 25 Years On…


Ha! or….oops!?

Mon ,04/05/2015

savage chickens


Round one – Spirit.

Thu ,30/04/2015

Never knew about this – I can see the similarity although the Zeppelin tune is arguably much more complex…songs can be played at the link…

Led Zeppelin Loses First Round in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Lawsuit


It’s just about that time of year…

Tue ,28/04/2015

only about another month until the 2015 NW Pinball and Arcade show on the weekend of June 5-7! Apparently this bad boy will be making its debut there….very, very cool!


25 years – fall of the Berlin Wall – Lichtgrenze!

Sun ,09/11/2014

8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall

As Germany celebrates this, an amazing art installation is in Berlin. Wish I could get there to see it – i’ve been there twice, once in 1987 (before it fell) and once in 1992 (right after). Very strange on the second visit how it had immediately changed and the desolation at the center of the city between the two sectors – i’m sure much, much more has changed since …. Such a cool city – can’t wait to go back again….!


Enjoy and congrats, Germany.

LICHTGRENZE from Fall of the Wall 25 on Vimeo.


Cool local blog – NW Then + Again

Sat ,20/09/2014

saw something in the paper about this – very cool juxtaposition of old Seattle photos vs. modern, via the convenience and power of Photoshop. More on his blog, but a nice example below…..

Luna Park, West Seattle


Very, very cool….

Sat ,16/08/2014

Scarecrow Video raising $100K on Kickstarter to preserve world’s largest archive of movies

for those of you who don’t know who/what Scarecrow Video is, you need to get INFORMED. 🙂



Fri ,08/08/2014

It doesn’t get much nerdier than this….but I think I spotted an actual mistake! On the front of the suit at the end when they are talking, it says ‘Dallas’ on the front plate. But he says at the start of the video he was building the suit that Kane wore (John Hurt) – Kane was the character that has the alien burst out of his chest after getting back from the alien wreck. But Dallas was Tom Skerritt, the captain of the ship? Zing!

Anyway, pretty incredible work by any measure….