We are pleased to present our 125th installment of Sound Advice featuring Tim Strazza. Tim is a NY-based painter.
Sound Advice 125
01. My Red Hot Car by Squarepusher
02. Kid A by Radiohead
03. You and I by Washed Out feat. Caroline Polachek
04. Alvorada by Cartola
05. Pass Me By by DjStraz
06. Get Down by Cam’ron
07. Got To Give It Up by Marvin Gaye
08. Bosques Vía Temperley by Chancha Vía Circuito Ft. Kumbha Kethu
09. NY Is Killing Me by Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX
10. Excuse Me (Diplo Remix) by Gucci Mane
11. I Ain’t Heard Of That by Slim Thug
12. Throw Some D’s by Rich Boy
13. I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are) by Grand Puba
14. J Dilla (Track 37) by J Dilla
15. Running Away by Roy Ayers
16. Oh Honey by Delegation
17. Aht Uh Mi Hed by Shuggie Otis
18. Untitled (How Does It Feel) by D’angelo
19. Feel Like Makin’ Love by Roberta Flack
20. Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) by Delfonics
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A night of drinking 99 Bananas is a great way to appreciate Jeff Koons. It’s pop. Start off easy, mixing it with RC Cola and laughing about the giant puppy he built out of flowers in Rockefeller Center and then, after you’ve moved on to 99 Bananas on the rocks, you can get a little more weird and discuss his life-size porcelain of Michael Jackson and Bubbles. Late night, when it’s 99 Bananas right out of the bottle, take some time alone for close examination of the photo-realistic paintings he made of his Italian porn star ex-wife. Before long you’ll be curled up with an inflatable lobster, snoring away and dreaming 99 Bananas dreams filled with giant reflective hearts.
99 Bananas tastes like melted yellow Popsicles mixed with turpentine. It’ll make you smile.
Not only does Ambika Friendly Furs make soft-looking women’s fashion, they also sell the source of the fur, Angora Rabbits. Bred and raised at the foot of the Catskill Mountains in New York, the rabbits can be house trained like cats.
Available at Canton Dockside in Baltimore, Maryland.
Photo by Kathy Grayson
The Onion: Year in Review
Few see as much art in the street as NY-based photographer Luna Park. Knowing this, we asked her to pick some of her favorites (with a couple of ours included) of 2011.
Hit up her flickr stream and check out the Street Spot for even more
Spotted somewhere near Union Square
A short film by Paul Stone about Lyle Owerko, and The Boombox Project.
The Atlantic has excerpted part of an excellent story by Joshuah Bearman about “the only authentic bar and restaurant in Baghdad’s Green Zone.” The accompanying video (after the jump) is great too.
Iraqis have a word, barra, which means “out there,” and for those lucky enough to be inside the Green Zone came to mean the rest of Baghdad, the bedlam beyond the T-walls. As the insurgency reached fever pitch in 2006, Iraqis and Americans alike were terrified that barra would not stay out there but come in here, that the war would breach the perimeter, that the place would collapse and there would be a mad scramble to evacuate, like Saigon in ’75.
The Baghdad Country Club, the only authentic bar and restaurant in Baghdad’s Green Zone, was one place where people could forget about barra for a moment. Anyone — mercenaries and diplomats, contractors and peacekeepers, aid workers and Iraqis — could walk in, get dinner, open a decent bottle of Bordeaux, and light a cigar from the humidor to go with it. Patrons would check their weapons in a safe, like coats in a coatroom, and leave the war behind as they wandered past a sign that read:
BAGHDAD COUNTRY CLUB
NO GUNS, NO AMMUNITION, NO GRENADES, NO FLASH BANGS, NO KNIVES–
Read more at the Atlantic and order a copy for yourself here
Some of our favorite snaps shown in 2011.
A short documentary about Minneapolis-based custom bicycle frame builder, Erik Noren, and Peacock Groove Cycles.