ZeroFriends SF Grand Opening: Saturday, March 16th!

This Saturday, ZeroFriends is finally having a grand opening of their new SF retail shop just around the corner from our Upper Playground Fillmore location. Open from noon to 7PM, come celebrate St. Patricks day with Alex Pardee, Skinner, Dave Correia, Robert Bowen, N8 Van Dyke, Jon Wayshak, Matt136, Chloe Rice and more!

Saturday, March 16th, from 12 Noon to 7 PM
419 Haight St (Lower Haight, in between Fillmore & Webster) San Francisco

More info at their blog, Eyesuckink or at zerofriends.com

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Luther Campbell

Posted from The Citrus Report

The first interview we ever tried to get on the Citrus Report was Luther Campbell… and if you use the search tool on our website, you will be able to see we were not successful. But that doesn’t mean it was a pointless attempt, on the contrary, we got close. We were even in contact with Luther’s assistant, explaining to her what the Citrus Report is all about, what we were trying to do, and how we were trying to bring the magazine to the Internet the right way. We said we didn’t want a daily blog (well, we did), we wanted to use all our own content (have you ever tried to run one of these things, you sort of have to borrow all the time), and we really wanted to open the site up with a Luther Campbell interview (we actually wanted to open up with a Sasha Grey interview, which we did…).

But here is the thing with 4th, maybe even 5th tier celebrities that VH-1 gives programming to: they start thinking that they are an important 3rd tier star. Luther was going to do the interview, and then just didn’t return our emails, exchanges, and fell off the face of the earth. He started thinking that he was more E! network than 2 Live Crew, which is not really in the world of reality, now is it? Luther Campbell stood us up.

This is the problem with reality shows and the Internet now. Sure, people like Luther Campbell, Kathy Griffin, and Bobby Brown get their extra 15 minutes of kind of fame, and they get a little more cash in their pockets, but the joke is still on them. (Luther, we are sorry, but damn man, you are early ’90’s nostalgia, and not the Tribe Called Quest kind, you are the Tipper Gore kind). If you would have just stayed the path of not becoming a celebrity rehab assignment or whatever they are selling on the D-List these days, you would probably have more money in your pocket than doing retread reality shows. All we are saying is the joke is on these long-forgotten celebs and that is why they just got $200,000 for one year in your 40s. If the joke was on us, it would have been $2.5 million a year over the last decade. We have friends on Facebook who can be just as famous with a Flip cam and a nipple slip. Its the world we are in now, aren’t we over the D-List?

Truth be told, we still love Luther Campbell, we got that great N8 Van Dyke illustration up there in a chance that Luther would have done the piece, and we can laugh about now. But don’t stand people up.

(The Citrus Report on a weird rant, October 19th, 2010)

Posted By The Citrus Report

Inglourious Basterds: The Lost Art of the Film

THE LOST ART OF THE FILM “INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS”

BENEFIT ART PROGRAM TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE

THE LOST ART OF “INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS” from SA STUDIOS on Vimeo.

SA Studios Global’s Film Marketing Division has teamed up with Quentin Tarantino, Upper Playground and The Weinstein Company to present, THE LOST ART OF INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

On February 18th, 2010 from 6p – 9p the world will get to preview and purchase the “Lost Art of Inglorious Basterds” at The Upper Playground Art Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. All proceeds from this program will be donated to The American Red Cross to help the victims of the Haiti Earthquake.

This creative team has assembled the following select group of accomplished artists, David Choe, Sam Flores, Estevan Oriol, Grotesk, Jeremy Fish, Patrick Martinez, Alex Pardee, Dora Drimalas, Munk One, N8 Van Dyke, Rene Almanza, Morning Breath and Skinner Davis, to create their own poster art based off their interpretation of the Oscar Nominated film, “Inglourious Basterds” artwork.

Each print will be numbered and signed by Quentin Tarantino. Only six (6) of each amount will be made. The prints can be viewed at http://news.upperplayground.com/ingloriousbasterds.php beginning Tuesday February 15, 2010.

The gallery will open will be open to the general public from 6p – 9p on Thursday February 18th, 2010 at Upper Playground Los Angeles located at 125 East 6th Street in Downtown LA. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the limited edition prints for $300. The prints are giclée archival and are only available for purchase at Upper Playground, Los Angeles. Phone orders and web orders will not be accepted. Prints will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. The purchase of prints will be limited to one per buyer.

ALEX PARDEE:

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DORA DRIMALAS:

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ESTEVAN ORIOL:

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JEREMY FISH:

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SAM FLORES:

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DAVID CHOE:

 

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GROTESK:

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MORNING BREATH:

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MUNK ONE:

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N8 VAN DYKE:

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PATRICK MARTINEZ:

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RENE ALMANZA:

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SKINNER DAVIS:

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