Thursday, February 23, 2012

Oh hello Alejandro

Alejandro is the 5-foot something Papier-mâché skeleton man my friends James, Manu and I adopted from the back of every grandmother's favourite arts and craft shop, Spotlight. We don't know anything about him or who made him, but my assumption is he's an immortal Aztec prince who witnessed the fall of his empire, before being rescued and raised by a voodoo priest in New Orleans during the Roaring Twenties. Pretty sure he also was at Woodstock and had something to do with the production of the film El Topo. These are some photos of him during his big day out, in which we carried him from Sydenham to Papanui, ignoring the confused glances of other Christchurch residents.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I like this artist: Hanksy

"Hanksy" is an anonymous New York based  street artist who produces parodies of Banksy's iconic works mashed-up with pictures and references to actor Tom Hanks. Best idea ever? Best idea ever.
Apparently both Tom Hanks and Banksy are aware of and enjoy Hanksy's work, and the artist has recently branched out toward different actors and pop-culture references, but still keeping the glorious love of puns that inspired the original work.

Read an interview with Hanksy by EA Hanks, who happens to be Tom Hanks' daughter, here.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Back to School!

Tomorrow I start the third and final year of my course! This summer break turned out way better than I expected it to, after a rough start, it may have been one of my favourite summers yet. Here's hoping the rest of the year goes this way too!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Gorrilaz + James Murphy + Andre 3000 are making a song together!!

This news made me so excited I died and went to heaven but found out it wasn't my time yet so was sent back to Earth but in the body of an elderly rich white man only to be killed again by the man's scheming wife and assistant, then reincarnated again in the body of someone pretty much exactly the same as me or something.
Anyway, this dream track, called DoYaThing, comes out on February 23rd and will be a free download as part of Converse's "3 Artists, 1 Song" thing that I've previously ranted about. So stay tuned for more news, and less rubbish movie analogies!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gatos y perros que usan Sombreros

No caption thing I write here will top the pictures above. Fiesta! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nicki Minaj


Bon Iver