A pearl of wisdom in this interview from Material Interest
“You know, it’s him getting all “man in black,” trying to put on this rock-star attitude, that sets him back. The moment he got so consumed with this image of himself as a famous person, Mr. Not-To-Be-Fucked-With, that was when he lost his fastball. I think you see that a lot—when a person stops focusing on whatever it was that made him famous and starts thinking too much about just being famous, it’s all downhill. Kenny’s definitely absorbed in all the trappings.”
Steve Powers has a great new project beginning soon in Philadelphia.
Above and below…”are the first two lines of a love letter spanning 50 walls and roof tops to be painted in West Philadelphia facing the Market-Frankford Elevated train. The letter is meant for one with meaning for all, and in a larger sense, will be for West Philly from West Philly. In addition to the walls, we are opening a sign school to teach local young adults the basics of sign design and mechanics. A film based on the project will be directed by Joey Garfield and produced by Ghost Robot. The entire enterprise happens this August and is a collaboration between Stephen Powers and The Mural Arts Program and is funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative”
A lil’ bit of animated wisdom. Watch at home unless you can really pull off 20 + minutes of continuous distraction at work.
Baby, you’d have to pay $250 in a spa for what I’m about to give you for free
This week’s New York has a great article by Sam Anderson titled, In Defense of Distraction. Seriously, read this in book or print it out. There is too much going on around the internet article to stay focused.
We’ll link to anything involving Olivia Munn. Big Thanks to the internet again!
via Douglas Rushkoff
If the idea of majoring in art didn’t help, this could? Lesley Arfin penned a nice little entry on MissBehave titled How To Get Laid (If You’re a Dude). In short, it offers some courteous wisdom and explains that the key to consistent entry is surprises. One question. Isn’t paying attention usually a surprise?
Do yourself a favor and have a listen
There was a link floating around the internet a couple weeks ago involving the Criterion Collection release of Bottle Rocket and the liner notes that re-created Dignan’s Notebook.
During an internal site search for ‘adidas’ I came across an extremely funny coincidence. Ages ago (March 2008), I was making fun of sneaker collaborations and mentioned how insane it would be if Nike released a Teen Wolf dunk, knowing that Teen Wolf wore Adidas. Fast forward to January 2009, when the blogosphere mentioned a Teen Wolf Tribute Dunk, pretty wild. Have you ever imagined where all of these shoes go that never get sold? Anyway, hopefully they’re recycled but, more realistically they are in some landfill. 2010 prediction, the fall of streetwear is marked by a collaboration with Ringling Bros.. take this seriously.
Marc Ecko points us to Jarmusch’s 5 rules of Filmaking. These can be repurposed to most things in life and his quote of Godard “It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to.” is pure wisdom.
BTW, Mystery Train is one of my favorite movies of all-time. After the jump, the trailer for Jarmusch’s upcoming film The Limits of Control.