We aren’t going to pretend to be some sot of academics who have known about Ai Weiwei for decades and are like all the other art blogs out there that pretend to almost be apart of Weiwei’s inner circle. We just love everything he stands for, and the wide range of work he presents, from a pavilion to a simple picture with his middle finger to a hall full of sunflower seeds. The man is as influential and important as they come. And that is why we should all see this film.
We saw this awhile back, and just noticed that SlamxHype had posted it… a nice look at Stacy Peralta’s “Bones Brigade.” film. Peralta did Dogtown and Z-Boys, so he has a history with these types of subjects. Nice to rekindle the Hosoi v Hawk, style vs tricks battle.
We always wonder if, at some point in say 1978, John Lennon sat around with an acoustic guitar, played a few chords, then busted out “In My Life” and said to himself, “Oh yeah, I wrote that one, too.” Because this is one of thousands of songs he wrote, and its better than 99.9% of all songs ever written.
What wonderful news to get on a Tuesday evening. Grizzly Bear, the ever-detail orientated Brooklyn band, are set to tour, release a new album on Warp (no title yet), and be really good this Fall. And there is a new song called “Sleeping Ute.”
Fresh from a new album and a new sense of relaxed comfort in their honed skill and songwriting, we are loving the new Walkmen album, Heaven, and the opening track, “We Can’t Be Beat.” Any song that opens with the lines, “I was the Duke of Earl, but it couldn’t last/ I was the pony express, but I ran out of gas,” is great by us.
This is entirely a George Harrison moment, opening Side B of one of the most landmark albums ever, Sgt Pepper’s, with one of the most surreal moment ever created by a pop band. Listening to it now, “Within You Without You” sounds like the most complete recording of self-realization you can ever find.
Just like Randall touring you through the Honey Badger, Bill Murray takes you on a tour of the new Wes Anderson film, “Moonrise Kingdom.” We can’t wait to see this, and because Bill Murray doesn’t do too many films these days, its like a lunar/solar/whatever eclipse.