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New Wave Reception

Posted in 2011, melty faces, men, mixtape, music, world with tags , , , on December 20, 2010 by Shiv

6 months ago, I began a blog of my own so that I could make podcasts, practice mixing. That blog, at this point, has become its own thing I suppose. While I’ve posted some several mixtapes, nothing after the original ‘cast. I thought I’d give this one a wider release. It’s one I’ve been thinking about for a while now.

Basis: It seems that last year’s chillwave movement — while it may have outlived GoogleWave — has officially become boring: utterly beached. Sun’s gone. Night’s come.  Teen – age – Ice – age. And with this Night, comes glimmering synths, handclaps & drummachines, croons. Consider Twin Shadow, who with his ’10/10′ Forget pulled it off all so well. With 2011, let’s usher in the overly sentimental, the too articulate. In 2011, let’s smile till it hurts.

Project: Here are some new wave tracks from all around the world. I’ve used several from a selection of killer vietnamese/german new wave tapes I’ve come across since September as well as some perhaps more familiar selections. I’ve done some reversing, some sampling of my own, and had a wonderful time mixing it all together. It’s a blast. I hope you like it. Fill up your pencaps and Have a Happy New Year.

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Napoletano

Posted in film, High Fashion, italy, men on December 3, 2010 by John

Work Wear

Posted in 2010, A Put It Up Summer, film, High Fashion, men, tubes on September 1, 2010 by John

You guys seemed to like the last one, so I figured I’d link up episode three.

Strike

Posted in film, men, money, tubes with tags on June 21, 2010 by John

I’ve been loving Vimeo docs lately. Here’s a new one from Sean Dunne, the man that did one of my all time favorites, The Archive.

Angry David Mamet

Posted in california, celebrities, film, men with tags , , , on March 24, 2010 by John

As friendly a reminder as David Mamet can give:

(An internal memo from the CBS show “The Unit” which Mamet Executive Produced)

“TO THE WRITERS OF THE UNIT

GREETINGS.

AS WE LEARN HOW TO WRITE THIS SHOW, A RECURRING PROBLEM BECOMES CLEAR.

THE PROBLEM IS THIS: TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN DRAMA AND NON-DRAMA. LET ME BREAK-IT-DOWN-NOW. Continue reading

OK, Let’s Talk Herzog

Posted in film, men with tags , , on September 24, 2009 by John

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more about “OK, Let’s Talk Herzog“, posted with vodpod

Man, I aught to make a tumblog of Herzog quotes or something. This guy has been real funny the last couple days. He’s got a little film seminar in LA next January. You can go if you want to fork over $1500 and if Werner lets you. He’s also the admissions office to this thing, and probably the copywriter for the website here are a couple choice quotes.

Censorship will be enforced. There will be no talk of shamans, of yoga classes, nutritional values, herbal teas, discovering your Boundaries, and Inner Growth.

Rouge Film School is not for the faint hearted; it is for those who have traveled on foot, who have worked as bouncers in sex clubs, or as wardens in a lunatic assylums, for those who are willing to learn about lockpicking or forgien shooting permits in countries not favoring their projects.  In short: for those with a sense of poetry.  For those who are pilgrams.  For those who can tell a story to four year old children and hold their attention.  For those who have a fire within.

Prior working experience, diplomas, credits are of minor importance.

Related, but more reflective, will be a reading list: if possible, read Virgil’s “Georgics”, read “Hemingway’s “The short happy life of Francis Macomber”, The Poetic Edda, translated by Lee M. Hollander (in particular the Prophecy of the Seeress), Bernal Diaz del Castillo “True History of the Conquest of New Spain”.

And another one about the time where Herzog turned down an invitation to be a guest in Nick Cage’s house. I like this sentance a lot.

We would not be two men meeting unshaven in the morning over coffee. VIA

Renaissance

Posted in G&T's, hearkening back, men, san francisco, WEST COAST on September 5, 2009 by John

A good hour (from a year ago) on KQED on the cocktail renaissance with De Groff, Haigh, and local saloon proprietor H. Ehrmann.  Niche, but made for a larger audience.  Talks about history, digging up old drinks and the difficulty of pricing.  These are men who love the craft, and because of that it’s fun to listen to.

Get it here.