Sound Advice 169: Shelter Serra

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We are pleased to present our 169th installment of Sound Advice featuring Shelter Serra. Shelter is an artist living and working in New York. Shelter’s latest solo show, Balance of Trade, opens at Anonymous Gallery in Mexico City April 9th.

Sound Advice 169

01. My Girls by Animal Collective
02. Idioteque by Radiohead
03. Where Do I Begin by Chemical Brothers
04. Hell Awaits by Slayer
05. Back in Black by AC/DC
06. Blowin’ in the Wind by Bob Dylan
07. Give Peace a Chance by John Lennon
08. Changes by 2Pac
09. Protect Ya Neck by Wu-Tang Clan

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25 Grams: Revok

25 Grams is a feature that culls pictures from some of our favorite instagram feeds.

Revok is an artist living and working in Detroit, Michigan.

He can be followed on instagram at @whoopx2

The Best Custom Ray Bans Ever Made

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As seen on Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn

UP All Night

Sonic Youth, Sunday

Tyler, The Creator – IFHY

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A self-directed video for a love song.

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Reminisce Over This

Trends of Culture, Who’s Got my Back, 1993

— @TheNameIsJerald

The Principals Office

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Design is more or less an invented field. If you think about it, anyone could be a designer, you just gotta invent some stuff. Could be a radio-controlled toilet paper dispenser (patent-pending) or it could be as simple as some new bullshit phrase people like to say. For the lucky few, coining a phrase is the breakthrough moment in an otherwise mediocre career,  the jewel in the crown of their wikipedia bio. For instance, a person like Sara Driver, consequential only for nailing Jim Jarmusch, invents the phrase “necro-tourism” and 10 years later BAM! She’s being written about in The Principals Office.

Being useful is not a requirement for an invented word (although nary a day goes by without someone finding a use for “necro-tourism” in our studio). Counter-intuitively it’s an invented word’s useless-ness that is key. Case in point, the mother of all invented words: Guesstimate. A word so useless it’s practially begging to be called into The Principals Office.  Well you’ve got your wish Guesstimate, you’ve been called in, report!

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Weekend Watching: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1978)

Directed by John Cassavetes

“A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.”

Ghosts of the Goldfield Hotel

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Goldfield, Nevada is one of those eery towns that exploded during the gold boom of the early 1900s, only to be deserted almost completely in a matter of years. Millions of dollars worth of gold were produced in Goldfield between 1903 and 1940, and the town turned into an entertainment hub: legendary boxing championships took place there, and the Northern Saloon in town was said to be so long, 80 bartenders were needed to serve the length of it.

It only made sense then to build an opulent and oversized hotel to accommodate the newfound riches in town. This was the Goldfield hotel. When it was built in 1908, it was advertised as one of the most spectacular hotels in Nevada, with a lobby adorned with black leather upholstery, gold-leafed ceilings and mahogany trimmings, and 150 rooms outfitted with the best furnishings  available.

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Nietzsche Family Circus

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Perfect.

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Here’s Dessert

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Cadbury Creme Scotch Eggs: A Cadbury Creme Egg “coated with a thick cocoa-kissed batter, then coated in cookie crumbs and deep-fried.”

Lunchtime Laughter

Every Videogame from The Simpsons

Lines & Curves

Auto Show girls and abstract car shots.

girls by Christos Katsiaouni

America’s First Public Crucifixion

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Will take place in Los Angeles this Sunday at 7pm and be aired public access channel KILM, as well as battlecam.com.

 

And This Is The Craziest Music Video You’ll Watch Today

Kleenex Girl Wonder, “NUBS”

Directed by Greg and Fake

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things you’re bound to find interesting

If the Beach Boys Were Terrible

Chinese Gamer Has Spent The Past 6 Years In An Internet Cafe

The Ironic Success Of Experimental Philosophy

“Book culture is in far less peril than many choose to assume.”

Actresses Without Teeth

The Internet apocalypse that didn’t happen

World’s Quietest Room Breeds Insanity

The Office as a Personal Museum

You Look Like Such a Tourist: ’80s and ’90s Edition

 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

Morning Dose of a Perfect Holiday

A stop-motion Playmobil surf film for the win

Friday’s Vault

Ronnie Creager in Trilogy

Picture of the Day

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Peter Beard

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